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


Edward DIX 1-1304 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 (MRIN:831) Jane-1305 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-1305 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 (MRIN:831) Edward DIX-1304 in 1635 in England, United Kingdom.

Surname in question.

They had the following children.

  F i Abigail DIX-872 was born on 21 May 1637. She died on 3 Feb 1689/1690.
  F ii Mary DIX-1306 was born on 2 May 1639. She died on 18 Jun 1678.
  M iii John DIX-1307 was born on 4 Sep 1640. He died on 7 Nov 1714.
  F iv Rebecca DIX-1308 was born on 18 Feb 1641/1642.

Thomas PARK [Parents]-873 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 (MRIN:832) Mary ALLYN-2199 on 4 Jan 1672 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Mary ALLYN-2199. Mary married (MRIN:832) Thomas PARK-873 on 4 Jan 1672 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John PARK [Parents]-874 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 (MRIN:833) Elizabeth MILLER-2200 on 5 Apr 1694 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Elizabeth MILLER-2200. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:833) John PARK-874 on 5 Apr 1694 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John FISKE-2201 was born in 1655. He died in 1718/1719. John married 1 (MRIN:834) Abigail PARK-875 on 9 Dec 1679 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail PARK [Parents]-875 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 (MRIN:834) John FISKE-2201 on 9 Dec 1679 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson


Edward PARK [Parents]-876 was born 1 on 8 Apr 1661 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 1 Mar 1745. Edward married 2 (MRIN:835) Martha FISKE-2202 on 13 Mar 1694 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Martha FISKE-2202. Martha married 1 (MRIN:835) Edward PARK-876 on 13 Mar 1694 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


John KNAPP-2204. John married 1 (MRIN:836) Sarah PARK-877 on 4 Aug 1686 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah PARK [Parents]-877 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 (MRIN:836) John KNAPP-2204 on 4 Aug 1686 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson


John SANGER-2205. John married (MRIN:837) Rebecca PARK-878 in 1685 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Rebecca PARK [Parents]-878 was born 1 on 13 Apr 1668 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married (MRIN:837) John SANGER-2205 in 1685 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson


Jonathan PARK [Parents]-879 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 (MRIN:838) Anna SPRING-2207 on 18 Mar 1689/1690.

Other marriages:
KEMBALL, Hannah

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Anna SPRING-2207. Anna married (MRIN:838) Jonathan PARK-879 on 18 Mar 1689/1690.

Given name may be Elizabeth


Jonathan PARK [Parents]-879 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 (MRIN:839) Hannah KEMBALL-2210.

Other marriages:
SPRING, Anna

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Hannah KEMBALL-2210. Hannah married (MRIN:839) Jonathan PARK-879.


John HOLLAND-2211. John married (MRIN:840) Elizabeth PARK-880 in 1698 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth PARK [Parents]-880 was born 1 on 28 Jul 1679 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married (MRIN:840) John HOLLAND-2211 in 1698 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

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