Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England


Samuel PAINE [Parents]-975 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 (MRIN:711) Abigail FRIZZELL-729 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-729 died after 1703 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married (MRIN:711) Samuel PAINE-975 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.


Thomas SHEPARD [Parents]-733 was born in 1635 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 17 Sep 1719 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 1, 2 (MRIN:712) Hannah ENSIGN-2106 on 9 Sep 1658 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 120, October 1966,  New England Historic Genealogical Society & Bmderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, March 3, 2001

NOTES AND CORRECTIONS

PARENTAGE 0F THOMAS SHEPARD of MALDEN, MASS. In The Registerm for January 1945 (vol. 99, page 81) I pointed out that although Thomas Sheperd of Maiden, Mass., was quite likely the son of the immigrant Ralph Shepard, there was no definite proof of such relationship.

Through the kindness of Mr. Thomas A. Burke of Cambridge, Mass., my attention has been called to a document which definitely proves the relationship.

In Middlesex County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 14, pages 562. 563 and 564, there is recorded an instrument of partition or division between William Power and Walter Power who are known to have been ions of Trial (Shepard) Power and grandsons of the immigrant Ralph Shepard. This record, dated 30 March 1708, recites (or. the said William Power and Walter Power have purchased a certain "of theire Two Couzens vizL Ralph Shepard and Jacob Shepard," by deed dated 5 Jan. 1708. The only Ralph Shepard and jacob Shepard who were living in this vicinity In 1708 where known to have been sons of Thomas Shepard of Malden. Therefore, when William Power and Walter Power referred to Ralph Shepard auid Jacob Shepard In 1708 as their cousins, it seems established that Thomas Sbepard of Maiden, the father of Ralph and Jacob, was an uncle of the Power brothers and hence a son of the immigrant Ralph Shepard. a relationship long suspected and indeed asserted by many, but never definitely proved until this document came to light.
Rochester, N. V. CHARLES SHEPARD.

Hannah ENSIGN-2106 died 1 on 14 Mar 1698 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 2, 3 (MRIN:712) Thomas SHEPARD-733 on 9 Sep 1658 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Isaac BULL [Parents]-2679 was born on 2 Apr 1653 in Donnington, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom. He was christened in Donnington, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom. He died on 5 Jan 1716 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Isaac married (MRIN:713) Mary-2333 about 1676 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
WALLING, Mary

He was a carpenter.

ISAAC BULL (The Immigrant ancestor)

Our immigrant ancestor in the colonies was Isaac Bull, son of Edward Bull of Donnington, Gloucestershire, England. (This is in contradiction to the often repeated story that our line descended from Henry Bull, first Governor of Rhode Island.)

An Indenture found in a Bible handed down to her descendants by Hannah Bull, youngest child of Isaac Bull and his chief heir, gives the most authoritative information.

It was published in the Cleveland Herald on 17 October 1874, by Andrew Phillips, on the occasion of a Phillips family reunion. (Hannah Bull had married Daniel Phillips, a Quaker) and the copy of the indenture was followed by an explanation provided by a grandson of Hannah's.....

It was after the discovery of this indenture (dated September 29, 1668), which apprenticed Isaac Bull 'sonne of Edward Bull of Donnington'.....that one of Isaac's descendants living in Brookline, Mass., began searching for Isaac Bull's people in England.

Wills were found in county Gloucester - Edward Bull's at Donnington, 1697, and that of his brother John, of Longborough, County Glousester, in 1675. From Edward's will we learn that his wife's name was Elizabeth (Castell or Gisborne?), and they had four children, of whom Isaac was the youngest....

As Isaac was indentured probably at age 14 - the usual age - he was considered to have been born in 1654. His indenture would end in 1675.

Isaac was married in England to Mary (surname unknown). Their four children, all born in England, were: John, born 1677, married Mary Closson; Elizabeth, born 1679, married John Vaughn; Mary, born 1680 (died 4th of January 1725), married Henry Mowry; Rose, born 1682, married Francis Inman.

The first knowledge we have of Isaac in the New World is in a land record in Worcester, Mass. In 1686, Isaac Bull, a carpenter, was granted land in Worester and the same year he bought four additional lots. It seems safe to say that Isaac brought his family to the New World sometime between the date his father's will was proved (1682), and the date he was granted land in Worcester (1686).

When he left Worcester is not known, but in 1696 Isaac Bull, housewright, of Newport, Rhode Island, bought 110 acres of land in the northern part of the town at Providence. In 1700 he sold all but one acre. In 1704 he bought 1/4 of an acre. In 1706, Isaac Bull, millwright, brought 10 acres probably in Scituate, R.I., (one parcel of 7 acres and one of 3 acres, adjoining his homesite in Providence.) These are all the land transactions that have been found.

Isaac married twice. Isaac's first wife, Mary, died in 1713. He was married again on 02 March 1714 in Rhode Island to Mary Walling (daughter of James Walling) who was born in 1693. He lived only two years after that, dying in 1716 and leaving an infant daughter, Hannah.

Isaac made a will only twelve days before his death, which was acted upon by the Town Council of Providence, Rhode Island, on April 17, 1716, in which he named Hannah as his heir......His widow later married Joseph Cooke in 1719, and died about 1724.

THE INDENTURE - Sept. 29, 1668

"This indenture witnesseth that ISAAC BULL, sonne of Edward Bull of Donnington, County of Gloucestershire, by and with the consent of said father has put hisselfe Apprentice to and with William Williams of STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, aforesaid carpenter, and after the manner of an apprentice, with him to tarry and dwell from the day of date unto the full end and for the full term of seven years from thence next and immediately following and ensueing fully to be complete, ended during all which term the sayd ISAAC BULL apprentice to and with the sayd WILLIAM WILLIAMS as his master well and faithfuly shall serve, his secrets shall keepe, his commandments lawful and honest everywhere shall doe; fornication in the house of said master, nor without, he shall not commit; hurt or damage to his said master he shall not doe, nor consent to be done to the value of____pds. by the years or above, but according to his power shall lett and hinder or thereof his master inform.

Taverns or Alehouses of Custom, he shall not haunt or freequent unless it be about his master's business here to be done. All dyce, cards or any other unlawful games he shall not play.

The goods of his said master Inordinately he shall not waste, nor them to anybodie lend without his master's lycense or consent. Matrimonie with any woman during or within the sayd terme he shall not contract nor espouse nor from his service neither by day or by night shall absent himself as well in words as In deeds, - and sayd William Williams unto the sayd ISAAC BULL his sayd apprentice in the craft trade, mystery or occupation of a carpenter the which he usith after the best manner that he can or may shall show, teach, instruct and inform or cause to be showed, taught, instructed and Informed as much as thereunto belongeth or in any way appertanyeth, and in due manner chastise him, finding unto his sayd servant meate, drink, washing and lodging to an apprentice of such a trade, craft, mystery or occupation.

In witness thereof the sayd master and servant of these presents, Indentures interchangeable, their hands and seals have set, the twentyninth day of September in the twentieth day of the raine of our Sovraine Lord, King Charles the Second, Anno Domine 1668

MEMORANDUM: It Is concluded and agreed that the sayd William Williams he is to give his sayd servant one X (axe) and a Squire and a handsaw, foure Nogars, a paire of chysells, a gauge and a hamer and sayd ISAAC BULL is to have at the five years end three pounds a year.

Sealed and delivered In the presence of JOHN BULL. Frances Gardiner.

"The above indenture was written on parchment In Old English and translated verbatim and literatum except two words, the meaning of which I am not certain and I have left them as in the original which reached the eighth generation back from my brother's grandchildren at our reunion."
B. F. Phillips, (Grandson of Hannah Bull)

Andrew Phillips published the above In the Cleveland Herald, October 17, 1874., on occasion of a Phillips reunion.

1700, Aug. 2.     He sold Stephen Sly 110 acres, for £35.

1713, Jun. 16     Taxed 6s.

1716, Jan. 5.     Will --- proved 1716, Apr. 17. Exx' [executor] wife Mary. To her, all estate, both real and personal, for life. To son John, 20s. To daughters Elizabeth Vaughan, Mary Mowry and Rose Inman, 20s. each. To daughter Hannah Bull, after decease of wife, all the rest of estate, but if she have no heirs, then equally to four grandchildren, viz: Isaac Bull, Isaac Vaughan, Uriah Mowry and Aaron Inman. On back side of will, the declaration of Isaac Bull was made that he was in no ways indebted to his children for any service done for him by them, and that he had made them an offer to look after him during his natural life, and then they should have his estate after him, but they had refused.

Inventory, cash £10, 15s, 8d, books £2, pewter, carpenter's tools, cordwainer's seat, spinning wheel, gun, hay, corn, oats, grindstone, 2 heifers, 2 yearlings, a swine, 9 sheep, mare, cost, &c.

1725, Jan. 18. Mary Cook, widow and executrix of Isaac Bull, having of late deceased in testate and left committed to her by form husband Isaac Bull, to her care for his child, therefore it was ordered that James Walling, father of said deceased Mary Cook, take into his possession all estate he can find left by Isaac Bull, for his child, Hannah.

Mary-2333. Mary married (MRIN:713) Isaac BULL-2679 about 1676 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i John BULL-2339 was born in 1677.
  F ii
Elizabeth BULL-2474 was born in 1679.
  F iii Mary BULL-2660 was born in 1680. She died on 4 Jan 1725.
  F iv
Rose BULL-734 was born in 1682.

Isaac SHEPARD [Parents]-735 was born 1, 2 on 20 Jun 1639 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 12 Feb 1676 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Isaac married 3, 4 (MRIN:714) Mary SMEDLEY-2107 on 10 Dec 1667 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j

Mary SMEDLEY-2107 was born on 7 Jun 1648 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 1, 2 (MRIN:714) Isaac SHEPARD-735 on 10 Dec 1667 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j


Abraham SHEPARD [Parents] 1-736 was born on 7 Mar 1642 in of Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 22 Feb 1716 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Abraham married (MRIN:715) Judith FILBROOK-2108 on 2 Jan 1672 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 124, April 1970,  New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, March 3, 2001

ABRAHAM SHEPARD (d. 17 15/6), of Maiden, apparently a teenager summonsed to Court for some prank in 1662/3. had "Gone to Cape faire" when answered for by his father Ralph, of Charlestown, Weymouth, Malden, and Concord, Tailor.37

37. G. W. Chamberlain, History of Weymouth ... 4 v. [Weymouth, 1928), IV,
630. The parents were Ralph Shepard and Thanks-Lord (_____), not "Thankful (Lord)", as alleged in print; the correction appears in Middlesex Deeds, Grantee,, Liber III, p. 105. The boy had "Gone to Cape faire" when called to answer on 23 March 1662/3, Middlesex County Court, Files No. 2196. This document, kindly reported by Thomas A Burke of Cambridge, when he heard that such references were being sought, led to the sine qua non, Files for Long vs Douglas.

Judith FILBROOK-2108. Judith married (MRIN:715) Abraham SHEPARD-736 on 2 Jan 1672 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Peter Dell DILL-2110. Peter married (MRIN:716) Thanks SHEPARD-738 on 13 Dec 1669 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Thanks SHEPARD [Parents]-738 was born 1 on 10 Feb 1650 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Thanks married (MRIN:716) Peter Dell DILL-2110 on 13 Dec 1669 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "The Shepard Families OF New England" Vol I FHL 929.273 Sh 47j


Benjamin LUCE-9326. Benjamin married (MRIN:717) Abigail COTTLE-741 after 20 Sep 1728 in of Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

Mentioned in the will of his father-in-law Edward Cottle dated 2 Nov 1748 Edgartown.

Abigail COTTLE-741 was born 1 on 6 Jun 1702 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married (MRIN:717) Benjamin LUCE-9326 after 20 Sep 1728 in of Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PRESBURY, John

Daughter of: 9. EDWARD COTTLE, (Edward1), b. 28 Sept. 1666, res. E. husbandman. He m. (1) ESTHER DAGGETT (22) bet. 1690 and 1698. She was a half-breed Indian, dau. of Joseph Daggett by his Indian wife Alice Sisseton, dau. of the Sachem of Sanehacantacket. She d. prob. bef. 10 June 1708; m. (2) ABIGAIL ALLEN, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Holley) Allen of Dartmouth, who was b. 1 Apr. 1663 and d. 25 Dec. 1733. His will 2 Nov. 1748 was pro. 22 Nov. 1751. It is prob. that he died in the latter year.

20. ESTHER, b. bef. 1700; d. 1727; m. (1) _____ HARDING aft. 1718; (2) MANASSEH KEMPTON abt.
1725. Descendants of her first marriage can claim descent from this Indian princess.
21. ABIGAIL, b. 6 June 1702; m. (1) JOHN PRESBURY (53); (2) BENJAMIN LUCE (34) 20 Mch.
1730-31; (3) SAMUEL LAMBERT (14).


John PRESBURY [Parents] [scrapbook]-2112 was born 1 in 1700 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 20 Sep 1728 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 (MRIN:718) Abigail COTTLE-741 about 1719.

53. JOHN PRESBURY, (Stephen,3 John2-1), b. 1700; res. E., yeoman, with whose death 20 Sept. 1728 the name of Presbury became extinct in the male line on the Vineyard. [He is buried at Crossway Cemetery.] He m. ABIGAIL COTTLE (21) abt. 1719, who was b. 6 June 1702 and surviving him m. (2) BENJAMIN LUCE (34) 20 Mch. 1730-1, and (3) SAMUEL LAMBERT (14). They had but one child, viz:

60. MARIA, b. 1720; m. ELIAKIM NORTON (420).

Abigail COTTLE-741 was born 1 on 6 Jun 1702 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married 2 (MRIN:718) John PRESBURY-2112 about 1719.

Other marriages:
LUCE, Benjamin

Daughter of: 9. EDWARD COTTLE, (Edward1), b. 28 Sept. 1666, res. E. husbandman. He m. (1) ESTHER DAGGETT (22) bet. 1690 and 1698. She was a half-breed Indian, dau. of Joseph Daggett by his Indian wife Alice Sisseton, dau. of the Sachem of Sanehacantacket. She d. prob. bef. 10 June 1708; m. (2) ABIGAIL ALLEN, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Holley) Allen of Dartmouth, who was b. 1 Apr. 1663 and d. 25 Dec. 1733. His will 2 Nov. 1748 was pro. 22 Nov. 1751. It is prob. that he died in the latter year.

20. ESTHER, b. bef. 1700; d. 1727; m. (1) _____ HARDING aft. 1718; (2) MANASSEH KEMPTON abt.
1725. Descendants of her first marriage can claim descent from this Indian princess.
21. ABIGAIL, b. 6 June 1702; m. (1) JOHN PRESBURY (53); (2) BENJAMIN LUCE (34) 20 Mch.
1730-31; (3) SAMUEL LAMBERT (14).


Thomas WEST-742 was born 1 about 1687. He died 2 before 7 May 1728. Thomas married 3 (MRIN:719) Mary PRESBURY-3118 on 29 Jan 1712 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

14. THOMAS3 WEST (Thomas2, Francis1), thought to have been b. ca. 1687 and d. in Rhode Island as the result of exposure and disease contracted in the West Indies (BMV 3:501). From the diary of William Homes [Holmes] comes the following passage, "I have heard that Thomas West died lately at Rhode Island. He had some time ago undertaken to pilot a vessel to Boston and was forced off the coast by a storm and driven to Matinico [this has been assumed to be Martinique, although it is not clear from what port the vessel had sailed] and either the fatigue of the voyage or some distemper contracted on that island he was brought so low befre he arrived at Rhode Island and not long after he came on shore he died. His friends concluded that he had been lost in the storm (BEG 50:262).

On 29 Jan. 1712/13 he m. MARY PRESBURY (recorded in TVR 190 as Mary and in Edgartown (EVR 191) as Hannah). She was b. 28 Aug. 1694, the dau. of Stephen and Deborah (Skiffe) Presbury. (BMV 3:501). Mary d. between 1728 and 1730. As the administrator of his will Thomas designated his father-in-law, Stephen Presbury, 7 May 2728, and the will was brought to final probate 3 Oct. 1732 (BMV 3:501).

Children, b. at Tisbury, except as noted, and recorded in TVR 92-93.

30. WILLIAM,. b. 4 Apr. 1714.
31. NATHAN, b. 17 Aug. 1715; d. before 1732.
32. THOMAS, b. 20 Feb. 1716-17; res. Sandwich, Mass. (1741), cordwainer; m. HANNAH _____, by whom he had 7 children. He rem. to Dartmouth, Mass. (1747) and d. 12 Nov. 1770. She d. 28 Sept. 1798.
Descendants resided in New Bedford and New Braintree, Mass.
33. LYDIA, b. 6 June 1718; m. DAVID MELVILLE 21 June 1739.
34. JOHN, b. 21 Oct. 1719; d. y.
35. MARY, b. 2 June 1721; m. TIMOTHY INGRAHAM 25 May 1746.
36. PAUL, b. (1723); res. Sandwich, Mass. 1744.
37. SETH, b. (1726); living 1732.

Mary PRESBURY [Parents]-3118 was born 1 on 28 Aug 1694 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2 (MRIN:719) Thomas WEST-742 on 29 Jan 1712 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

Sandwich Vital Records p. 17


Thomas HARRIS-2113. Thomas married 1 (MRIN:720) Mary SHEPARD-743 on 17 Sep 1688 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary SHEPARD [Parents]-743 was born in 1660/1661 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 1 (MRIN:720) Thomas HARRIS-2113 on 17 Sep 1688 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

FHL film #1321409, item 13, page 41 "Proceedings of the Littleton Historical Society"

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