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


Richard PARK was born on 8 Aug 1609 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 8 Aug 1609 in of Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 12 Jul 1665 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Richard married 1 Margery CRANE in 1628 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Richard emigrated 2 on 3 Oct 1635 from Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. His will was probated 3 on 5 Dec 1665/1666 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
COLLIER, Sarah

A number of US sources list Thomas, Isabel and Sarah as children or Richard and Marjery, including "Genealogy Dictionary of New England" by Savage, 974 D2s Vol. 3.  I have not done the English research on this family.
Above note from Yvonna Tyrrel

Richard Park, was a proprietor in Camb., 1636, and of Camb. farms, (Lexington,) 1642. His house was near the Cow Common, in Camb. In a division of lands, in 1647, he had eleven acres in Camb. Village, bounding W. on Mr. Edwrad Jackson's land, and the highway to Dedham was laid out through it, in 1648. The very ancient dwelling house upon this lot, which was pulled down about 1800, was supposed to have been built by him.
Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson


RICHARD PARKE was born in England about 1595. He married first, Margery, daughter of Hon. Jasper Crane. She died in Massachusetts, perhaps on Sept. 1, 1656, as Richard married second, “after Sept. 1, 1656,” Sarah, widow of Love Brewster, the latter having died about 1650, the son of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower. Richard died in Newton, Mass., in 1665, and Sarah removed to Duxbury, Mass., dying there a wid­ow on April 26, 1601.

Richard Parke came from Hadleigh, county Suffolk,England, and there is some reason to believe that he was a relative of Deacon William Parke of Roxbury,Mass.,and Samuel Park of Med­ford, Mass., and perhaps of Thomas Park of Stonington, Conn.

Richard Perk, miller, 33, with wife Margery, 40, Isabell, 7, and ELIZABETH, 4, sailed from London in the Ship Defence, on Aug. 10, 1635, with Reverend Thomas Shepard's company, ar­riving in Boston on Oct. 3, 1635. They Settled in Cambridge, Mass., that year, and Richard was a proprietor of Cambridge Farms (now Lexington) in 1642. In a division of land in 1647 he had eleven acres in Cambridge Village (now Newton), “on the south side of the river, bounded by Edward Jackson's land on one side, near the Cow Common.” The highway toDedham, Mass., was laid out through this land in 1647. In the division of land on the Shawshine River in 1652 he had Lot 78, 100 acres. A very ancient dwelling house which was pulled down in 1800, was supposed to have been built by him. Previous to 1652 he owned a large tract of land in the northwest part of the vil­lage. It contained 600 acres which he probably bought of Rev­erend Thomas Shepard or his heirs.

He served as constable in Newton in 1656, and in 1657 was one of the committee, with Edward and John Jackson and Samuel Hyde, to lay out and settle highways in the village. Cambridge Village desired to be set of f from Cambridge, and during the ensuing controversy he sent a petition in 1661 to the General Court of Massachusetts at Boston, praying to retain his con­nection with the Cambridge church. In 1663 he was released from training on account of age. He signed a petition to the General Court in 1664, asking it to address His Majesty the King, approving the established government, and praying that it be continued.

“The early settlers of Newton numbered at most twenty-two, among them Jackson, Fuller, Ward, Hyde, Park, Wiswall, Prent­ice and Trowbridge. These men exercised a leading influence in all the affairs of the town.” A marble pillar was erected in 1852, near the place where the first meeting house stood, with the names of the first settlers inscribed an the four faces. On the west side is the name of Richard Parke.

His will of July 12, 1665, was witnessed by Elder Wiswall and Captain Hugh Mason. He left to his “only son thomas' all his housing and lands in Newton, after the death of his wife, Sarah. All but the 600 acres with buildings was equally div­ided between his two daughters, Isabell and ELIZABETH. In the inventory of his estate taken by JOHN SHERMAN and John Spring on Oct. 19, 1665, the dwelling house, barn, outhousing and 600 acres of land, 'although 20 acres is broken up,” was appraised at £660; 20 acres elsewhere, £100; whole amount £972.' After his death his widow Sarah removed to Duxbury, where she was a member of the Plymouth First Church.

Source: Thomas Farr of Harpswell, Maine by Edith Bartlett Sumner

EMIGRATION: With wife Margery on the ship "Defence" from London on Aug 10, 1635.

Margery CRANE was born in 1595 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. She died 1 in 1656 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Margery married 2 Richard PARK in 1628 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas PARK was born in 1628/1629. He died on 11 Aug 1690.
  F ii Isabel PARK was born in 1628. She died on 31 Mar 1665.
  F iii Elizabeth PARK was born in 1633. She died on 19 Sep 1690.
  F iv
Sarah PARK.

Thomas PARK [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1628/1629 in St Botolph, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 11 Aug 1690 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married Margery about 1690 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
DIX, Abigail

Mentioned in father's will. Crippled in King Phillip's War, 1675.

Margery died 1 on 3 Feb 1691 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Margery married Thomas PARK about 1690 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Edward DIX 1 was born in 1611 in Gravesend, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 9 Jul 1660 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edward married 3, 4 Jane in 1635 in England, United Kingdom.

Edward had a will 5 on 25 Jun 1660 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. His will was probated 6 on 2 Oct 1660 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Susanna

EDWARD DIX

ORIGIN:  Unknown
MIGRATION:  1630
FIRST RESIDENCE:  Boston
REMOVES:  Watertown by 1634

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:  "Edward Deekes" was admitted to Boston church as member #49 [BChR 14].
FREEMAN:  4 March 1634/5 (fifth in a group of six Watertown men) [MBCR 1:370].
EDUCATION:  Signed his will by mark.  Inventory included "one old Bible and three old books" valued at 6s.
OFFICES:  Watertown selectman, 10 December 1649 [WaTR 1:19].  In a town account of 10 December 1651 is included the following item: "dike's rate ... 17s. 2d." [WaTR 25]; this has been interpreted to indicate that Edward Dix had recently been constable.
ESTATE:  Granted the usual full sequence of proprietorial lots at Watertown: homestall of 11 acres; 2 acres meadow; 3 acres upland; 30 acres Great Dividend; 3 acres Beaverbrook Plowlands; 3 acres Remote Meadows; 10 acres and a half upland; and 105 acre farm [WaBOP 4, 7, 9, 12, 27, 84].

In his will, dated 25 June 1660 and proved 2 October 1660, "Edward Dikes of Wattertowne" acknowledged that "I did receive some estate of my wife that now is to the value of twenty pounds" and ordered that it be paid to her along with £5 in addition, and also so long as she lives and does not remarry she may reside with his children in his dwelling house and have firewood cut and delivered to her; ordered that from "all my estate viz: houses, lands both near and remote with two hundred acres of land bought of Ensign Sherman ... my son John Dikes shall enjoy a double portion with the addition of ten pounds and a mare colt now running in the woods"; ordered that "the rest of my estate be equally divided amongst my 3 daughters only my youngest for some consideration not here mentioned shall have twenty shillings more than the rest of her sisters provided also that if the portion that I have given my daughter ["Elizabeth" lined out] Abigaell which is wife to Thomas Parks do not amount to the rest of the sisters that then it shall be made up equal unto the rest of her sisters"; and appointed "my son John Diks" sole executor [MPR Case #6296].

On 2 October 1660 John Dix chose Sgt. John Wincoll as his guardian [MPR Misc].

The inventory of the estate of "Edward Dickes late of Wattertowne" was taken 8 October 1660 and totalled £254 3s. 10d., of which £103 was real estate: "a dwelling house and barn and fourteen acres of homestall land," £42; "three acres of meadow in Beaver Brook Meadow," £12; "five acres at Slendergut Meadow," £5; "six acres of meadow at Mr. Saltonstall's farm," £4; "five acres of Remote Meadow," £2 10s.; "twenty [acres] of dividend by Thomas Torball's and ten acres by Richard Sawtel's," £15; "six acres of land by John Barnard's," £6; "more nine acres of land by Rich: Sawtel's," £4 10s.; "three acres in the further plain," £1 10s.; "eighteen acres in lieu of the township," £3; "two hundred acres of land at Esabeth [Assabet] River," £6; and "his right in farm land in Wattertown" £1 10s. [MPR Case #6296].

On 2 April 1661 "Sussanna Dickes widow brought suit against Sergt. John Wincoll and John Dix, executors of Edward Dix, in an action of dowry.  The court found for the plaintiff, viz: one-third rents and the court costs, 13s. [MCR 1:185; Bond 753].

BIRTH:  By about 1610 based on estimated date of marriage.
DEATH:  Watertown 9 July 1660 [WaVR 23].
MARRIAGE:  (1) By 1637 Jane _____ (named as the mother of all children in birth records); she died after the birth of youngest child Rebecca on 18 February 1641/2.
COMMENTS:  On the 6 June 1635 passenger list of the Thomas & John, bound from London to Virginia, are Edward Dix, aged 19, and Jane Wilkinson, aged 20 (at different positions in a list of 105 names) [Hotten 83-85].  This Edward Dix has been identified by some as the immigrant to New England, and Jane Wilkinson as his first wife Jane. There are several arguments against these claims.  In the first place, there are only one or two instances in which persons listed as sailing for Virginia in 1635 later appeared in New England, and these are well documented.  Second, Edward Dix of Boston and Watertown was admitted to freemanship on 4 March 1634/5, and he must have been in New England for this to occur; but the passenger of 6 June 1635 could not have been in New England on the previous 4 March, and in any case could not have been made free if he were only nineteen.

In his first edition Bond includes a daughter Deborah, and then in the second edition presents evidence that she could not have been a daughter of Edward Dix [Bond 198, 753].  Furthermore, the will of Edward Dix states that he had three daughters, and we have births and marriages for three daughters without taking Deborah into account.

On 22 May 1651 Edward Dix was one of four Watertown men "being fined £4 ... for want of a town bushel, upon their requests have their fine remitted" [MBCR 3:229].

(2) By an uncertain date Susanna _____; she was living on 2 April 1661 when she received judgment against the executors of her husband's will.

Jane was born in 1615 in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 1 on 18 Feb 1641/1642 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jane married 2, 3 Edward DIX in 1635 in England, United Kingdom.

Surname in question.

They had the following children.

  F i Abigail DIX was born on 21 May 1637. She died on 3 Feb 1689/1690.
  F ii Mary DIX was born on 2 May 1639. She died on 18 Jun 1678.
  M iii John DIX was born on 4 Sep 1640. He died on 7 Nov 1714.
  F iv Rebecca DIX was born on 18 Feb 1641/1642.

Thomas PARK [Parents] was born 1 on 2 Nov 1654 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 28 Aug 1681 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married Mary ALLYN on 4 Jan 1672 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Mary ALLYN. Mary married Thomas PARK on 4 Jan 1672 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John PARK [Parents] was born 1 on 6 Sep 1656 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 21 Mar 1718 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 Elizabeth MILLER on 5 Apr 1694 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Elizabeth MILLER. Elizabeth married 1 John PARK on 5 Apr 1694 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John FISKE was born in 1655. He died in 1718/1719. John married 1 Abigail PARK on 9 Dec 1679 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail PARK [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Mar 1658/1659 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 1 Mar 1745 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married 2 John FISKE on 9 Dec 1679 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson


Edward PARK [Parents] was born 1 on 8 Apr 1661 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 1 Mar 1745. Edward married 2 Martha FISKE on 13 Mar 1694 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Martha FISKE. Martha married 1 Edward PARK on 13 Mar 1694 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


John KNAPP. John married 1 Sarah PARK on 4 Aug 1686 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah PARK [Parents] was born 1 on 21 Mar 1665/1666 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 19 Dec 1727 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2 John KNAPP on 4 Aug 1686 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson


John SANGER. John married Rebecca PARK in 1685 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Rebecca PARK [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Apr 1668 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married John SANGER in 1685 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson


Jonathan PARK [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Aug 1670 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 23 Jan 1718/1719 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jonathan married Anna SPRING on 18 Mar 1689/1690.

Other marriages:
KEMBALL, Hannah

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Anna SPRING. Anna married Jonathan PARK on 18 Mar 1689/1690.

Given name may be Elizabeth

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