Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Thomas TAYLOR. Thomas married Rachel KIDDER on 24 Jun 1714 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Rachel KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 1 Apr 1691 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 24 Jun 1715 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Rachel married Thomas TAYLOR on 24 Jun 1714 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Benjamin THOMPSON. Benjamin married 1 Alice KIDDER on 9 Nov 1715 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Alice KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 8 Feb 1692/1693 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 19 Oct 1785 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Alice married 3 Benjamin THOMPSON on 9 Nov 1715 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Jonathan BALLARD was born 1 on 9 Dec 1686 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 2 Jan 1763 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Jonathan married 3 Hannah KIDDER twin on 30 Aug 1722 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Hannah KIDDER twin [Parents] was born 1 on 2 Sep 1695 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 after 1779 in Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 3 Jonathan BALLARD on 30 Aug 1722 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

BIRTH: Date not given and a duplicate in Medford


Thomas KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Aug 1700 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 3 Jan 1791 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married Rachel DANFORTH on 10 May 1726 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PHELPS, Susannah

Rachel DANFORTH was born on 14 Aug 1703 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Rachel married Thomas KIDDER on 10 May 1726 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Thomas KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Aug 1700 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 3 Jan 1791 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married Susannah PHELPS.

Other marriages:
DANFORTH, Rachel

Susannah PHELPS. Susannah married Thomas KIDDER.

Surname may be Kitteridge


Benjamin KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Aug 1702 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 11 Mar 1773. Benjamin married Hannah RICHARDSON on 9 Nov 1731.

Hannah RICHARDSON. Hannah married Benjamin KIDDER on 9 Nov 1731.


Richard KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 10 May 1705 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1773. Richard married Hannah RICH on 29 Dec 1728 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Hannah RICH. Hannah married Richard KIDDER on 29 Dec 1728 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.


Simon FISKE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born about 1399 in Stadhaugh, Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died after 22 Dec 1463 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Simon married Katherine CRISPE.

Other marriages:
SMYTH, Susannah

In addition to the children in this file, Simon's will mentions another three unmarried daughters, probably born 1434-7. No other details known.

In the name of God Amen. The year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and sixty-four twenty-second day of December.I Simon Fisk in my last agony in sound mind and good memory make in words my testament in this manner. First I commend my soul to Almighty god the Blessed Mary and all the saints my body to be buried decently in the cemetery of the parish church of Laxfield. Item I leave to the altar of the aforesaid church 3s. 4d for ten year of my dues/tithes. item I give 6s. 4d annually for ten years towards the upkeep/decoration of the chapel of the guild of the Blessed Mary. Item I desire my heirs and successors to have a mass said for the repose of my soul once a year in the church of Laxfield at the discretion of my executors. Item I leave 30s for three "TRIGINTULA" [ this was a series of thirty Requiem masses all said on one day for the repose of the soul of the departed ] as soon as it can be arranged after my death. Item I give 30s to the community of Laxfield aforesaid. [ this probably went to the poor ]. Item I give Katherine my wife my household utensils, my house and moveable goods therein. Item I leave to my three brothers an annuity of ten pounds to be paid to them within a year of my decease and if any one of my said brothers depart this life before this time his portion is to be returned to my executors for disposal. Item I leave to my son William forty shillings, Item I leave to my son Geoffrey forty shillings, and to my eldest son John forty shillings. Leave to Margaret Doesing my daughter forty shillings. Item I leave to my son Edmund forty shillings, to ensure this is not a source of temptation he is to remain in my house in Laxfield aforesaid. For their work as my executors I give also forty shillings. The residue of my goods not bequested I give to Katherine my wife Joh....[ there is a break in the text but Simon probably names his eldest son John ] my son James, John Noleth and Nicholas Noleth, my brothers and faithful executors who I desire to honour my wishes and pay my debts fully and faithfully. The residue of my goods to be disposed of to the pleasure of Almighty God the good of my soul and all Christian souls. In conformation of this my will I make my mark / affix my seal / sign my name. date and day as written above.

Katherine CRISPE. Katherine married Simon FISKE.


Hugh FISKE [scrapbook] was born about 1370 in of Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Hugh married Hugh FISKE Mrs.

The following is Hugh's (this Hugh is 0 in the following) line of descent:

The ffirst ffysk(e)s

Hugh(00)
|
Hugh(0)
|
Simon(1)-William(1a)-(1b)
|         |
|      (contd)
|
William(2)-(2a)-(5)-(6)-(6a)-Jeffery(3)-John(4)
|                            |        |
Thomas(7)-(9)-(11)-(12)-(13-14)         |     (20)-(21)-(21a)
|       |         |                  |                 |
(contd) (27-27a)     |              Jeffery(15)-(16-19a) (33c-k)
|                  |
(34)-(35)-(36)-(37-43d)    (33a)-Richard(33b)
|         |                        |
(77a-e)   (78-80)                  (contd)

*00 - HUGH - First mentioned about 1340, he was a landholder in Laxfield in 1345-6. Probably descended from Daniel Fisc.

Offspring of 00

*0 - HUGH - Born about 1370 in Laxfield, he was probably either the son or the grandson of Hugh above.

HUGH - Born about 1370 in Laxfield, he was probably either the son or the grandson of Hugh. This Hugh was probably a descendant of Daniel Fisc. The following is what is know of the first Fiskes':

The first known Fisk(e)

Until recently I have been content to accept that Daniel Fisc of Laxfield was the earliest known holder of the surname (see extract from Fiske Family Papers below). However in browsing the Phillimore edition of the Domesday Book for Norfolk I found (in section 34,20 under the lands of Peter of Valognes) the following entry for Wood Dalling, in the Hundred of Eynsford:

In (Wood) DALLING 1 free man, Fish, held 1 c.* of land before 1066.
Always 9 villagers; 16 smallholders; 2 slaves.
Always 1 plough in lordship; 3 men's ploughs; meadow, 2 acres; woodland, 6 pigs. When he [Peter of
Valognes?] acquired it 1 cob, now 2. Then 6 head of cattle, now 20. Then 6 pigs, now 30. Then 16
sheep, now 80. 30 goats. Also 5 Freemen, 20 acres of land. Always 1 plough.
The jurisdiction (is) in the King's (manor of) Foulsham.
Value 40s.

It has 1 league in length and  in width, it pays 19d in the King's tax, whoever holds there. *1 c. is 1 caracuta, which was as much land as could be tilled with 1 plough and a team of 8 oxen in a year. This is an imprecise measure which is usually taken to mean a unit of about 180 acres of which 60 are fallow, 60 spring and 60 autumn sown corn. It is also considered equivalent to 1 Hide.

Also in the book is the original Latin text, in which the name of the freeman Fish is clearly spelled 'fifc' [the second 'f' having no cross bar and hence 's']. The notes for the entry state that 'Fisc' represents either the Old English fisc [FISH] or the Old Norse Fiskr [FISKE], and refers the reader to the 'Dictionary of British Surnames' and to 'The pre-Conquest Personal Names of Domesday Book' by O. von Feilitzen [Nomina Germanica III, Uppsala 1937].

In the light of the above I have little hesitation in now stating that the the family name is pre-Norman, and thus quite possibly of Danish (ie Viking) origin...

From Chapter 1 of Fiske Family Papers by Henry ffiske, 1901:

The family of Fiske flourished for a very long period in the County of Suffolk. So early as the eighth year of the reign of King John, A.D. 1208, we find the name of Daniel Fisc, of Laxfield, appended to a document issued by the King, confirming a grant of land in Digneveton*, made by the Duke of Loraine to the men of Laxfield. The original is in the Public Record Office in London, and is dated May 1, 1208.

*Dennington, Suffolk. [The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names]
ROTULI CHARTARUM, vol. 1, part 1, page 177

Confirmation by King John, May 1, 1208, to the men of Laxfield of land in the park of Digneveton; granted by the Duke of Loraine. The following are the names of those to whom the grant was made: Robert Garenoise, Eustace Percario, Henry de la Hose, Walter de Holoc, William son of Robert, William Daniel, Jeffrey Daniel and Daniel their brother, Daniel Cuppario, Brithmare son of Brithwalden, Stephen Proest, Stephen Archer, Eustace son of Philip, Melvine wife of Roger Gadermod, Picot son of William, Bernard son of Roger, Edmund son of Robert, Jordan son of Robert, William son of Gilbert, Robert son of Brithmar, Simon son of edric, William Odonis, Godfrey and Herbert, Robert son of Jeffrey, Osbert a clerk, Ralph a clerk, Hadebrand Haiward, Robert son of William, Simon son of Turstan, Brithmar son of Godwin, Roger Haiward, Richard Haddoc, Reignald son of Godwin, and Robert and Daniel his brothers, John Emelin, Johnson of Roger, William Wudewell, Roger Crespin, Henry son of Ade, Roger Hunne, Matilda wife of Gilbert, Ernest de Radbrooke, and Robert his brother, Gerald son of Adwin, and DANIEL FISC.

Hugh FISKE Mrs. Hugh married Hugh FISKE.

They had the following children.

  M i Simon FISKE was born about 1399. He died after 22 Dec 1463.
  M ii
William FISKE died before 21 Apr 1463.

WILLIAM - of Laxfield, married Joan ?, his will was dated March 6, 1462 and proved on April 21, 1463; it mentions Nicholas Noloth and Johann Smyth and his executor Johis [John] ffyske. Continuation.

The will of WILLIAM FISK of Laxfeld the Elder, 6 March 1462.

To be buried in Laxfeld church. To the high alter there, for tithes forgotten, 3s. 4d. To a priest (to sing) for one year. Executors and residuary legatees: my wife Joan, Nicholas Noloth, and John Smyth, "Raffman," of Laxfeld.  Proved 21 April 1463 by Joan, the widow, and by John Smyth, "Raffman,", Nicholas Noloth renouncing.

Samuel PAINE [Parents] was born on 12 May 1662 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 11 May 1735 in Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States. Samuel married Abigail FRIZZELL in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PECK, Anne

SAMUEL PAINE (3), was born at Rehobeth, Massachusetts, on August 12, 1662. He married, first, on December 16, 1685, Anne Peck (1667-1703), the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Hunt) Peck; and she bore him eight children. He married, second, Abigail Frizzell; and she bore him two children. Samuel died at Woodstock, Connecticut, on May 11, 1735.

Abigail FRIZZELL died after 1703 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married Samuel PAINE in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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