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


William JOHNSON [Parents]-1359 was born in 1559 in West Gate Ct., Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 1 in 1559 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died in Dec 1637 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 27 Dec 1637 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. William married 3 (MRIN:891) Susan PORREDGE-1360 on 8 May 1587 in Holy Cross, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

WILLIAM JOHNSON (John, William) of Canterbury, Kent, was baptized there at Saint George's church in 1559 (month and day not recorded). He was made a freeman by birth right in 1583. On 8 May 1587 at Holy Cross church in Canterbury, he married Susan Porredge, daughter of John Porredge of Westgate Court, Canterbury. She was baptized 20 January 1565/6 at Saint Dunstan's church in Canterbury.

Apparently his son Edward conveyed to him for life the house in the parish of Saint Alphege "over against the Bishop's Palace," which, as George Johnson, son of Edward, states, "was left me by my father, Edward Johnson."

William Johnson was a joiner, that is to say, a carpenter. His wife Susan died and was buried in the church yard of Saint Dunstan's on 10 April 1604. He married secondly, on 24 (sic) August 1617 at Saint George s church, by license dated 25 August 1617, Ann Cobb, widow. She was buried at Saint George's 27 September 1637. William Johnson died two months later and was buried 27 December 1637, also at Saint George's.

At one time he was parish clerk of Saint George's church. Apparently he left no will, but his estate was eventually put into the hands of a creditor as follows:
Administration on the goods of William Johnson late of St. George's, Canterbury, was granted 13 April 1640 to John Buck, principal creditor. Bondsmen: James Cobb of St. Paul's and John Berry of St. Margaret's, husbandman, in £18 [on margin] Vacat.
(Archdeaconry of Canterbury 33:257)

Susan PORREDGE [Parents] [scrapbook]-1360 was christened 1 on 20 Jan 1565/1566 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 10 Apr 1604 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3 on 10 Apr 1604 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Susan married 4 (MRIN:891) William JOHNSON-1359 on 8 May 1587 in Holy Cross, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Catherine JOHNSON-1361 was born in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was christened in 1588 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 6 Nov 1610 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
John JOHNSON-1362 was born 1 about 1590 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was christened in 1590 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in BET 1593 AND 1616 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
William JOHNSON-1364 was born 1 about 1592 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 23 May 1625 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
Matthew JOHNSON-1365 was christened 1 on 17 Feb 1593/1594 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

DEATH: Died Young
  M v
George JOHNSON-1366 was christened 1 on 2 Jan 1594 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
George JOHNSON-1367 was christened 1 on 18 Jan 1595/1596 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 after 1616 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii Capt. Edward JOHNSON-948 was christened on 16 Sep 1598. He died on 23 Apr 1672.
  F viii
Elizabeth JOHNSON-1368 was christened 1 on 6 Sep 1601 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 14 Sep 1601 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M ix
Thomas JOHNSON-1369 was christened 1 on 8 Aug 1602 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Died Young
  M x
Daniel JOHNSON twin-1370 was christened 1 on 18 Mar 1603/1604 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Died Young
  M xi
Bartholomew JOHNSON twin-1371 was christened 1 on 18 Mar 1603 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Died Young

Phineas MUNTER-1621 was christened 1 on 23 Feb 1566/1567 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died about Sep 1620 in Buckland, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried in Buckland, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Phineas married (MRIN:892) Katherine-1622 in England, United Kingdom.

PHINEAS MUNTER of Dover, Kent, England, is the first of the name found in the records of Kent. The name is probably Dutch and means minter or coin maker. It eventually became Anglicized and was spelled as Mynter or Minter, especially in later generations. He was probably the son or grandson of Dutch immigrants to Dover. A John Mynter, "from the domain of the emperor  ‘,i.e., the Franco-German empire, was naturalized 16 September 1549 (Patent Rolls). This might have been the father of Phineas. Where in England John lived is not stated. This is the earliest instance of the name so far found in England. Or possibly this was the John Mynter of Saint Saviour's in Southwark, Surrey, who died in May or June 1585 leaving a wife Margery, but no children mentioned in his will.
Phineas was baptized 23 February 1566/7 in the church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Dover, his parents not named.
Also in the records of this church is the marriage of Elizabeth Munter to Edward Powell on 6 October 1584. Six children were born to them between 1585 and 1595. Perhaps she was an elder sister to Phineas. The Henry Munter who married Sarah Baker on 10 January 1582/3 at nearby Folkestone, was perhaps his brother. Katherine, wife of Phineas Munter, was buried 13 April 1605 at Saint Mary's in Dover. Exactly two weeks later, on 27 April, he remarried to the widow Elizabeth Johnson, also of Dover. Then a month later, on 27 May, their marriage was recorded again at Saint Paul s in Canterbury. In this last record he is listed as a blacksmith.
In 1615 the Munters were living in Faversham which is 8 miles west of Canterbury, for: 16 May 1615 Elizabeth Munter wife of Phineas Munter, lately of Dover now of Faversham, Plaintiff vs. Christian Barnacle wife of Henry Barnacle of Dover, defendant defamation. (Cathedral & Archives Library J/J 19/135)

From Faversham Phineas moved to Buckland which is less than two miles northwest of Dover. Here he died and was buried 9 September 1620. On 15 November following letters of administration were issued to his widow. His inventory follows.

A true Inventory of the goods of Finnis Munter, blacksmith, of the parish of Buckland, lately deceased.
In prixnis - his purse, his girdle and his gloves -
all his wearing apparel
a table
a pair of andirons
a bedstead
a featherbed, two coverlets and a blanket, two bolsters and a piilow
a chest and a court cupboard
two hammers and three pair of tongs, and other working tools
a pair 0f bellows and a anvil and a beakhorn which he sold some two months before he deceased and left to receive of the money. - -
six pieces of pewter, three platters and three pewter dishes
3 pair of sheets and a table cloth and 4 napkins two pewter candlesticks and a pewter pot, two salts and a porringer
a brass kettle, a stew pan and a warming pan -
a frying pan and a gridiron
all other lumber
Sum is £5. 13s. 8d.
The appraisers: Robert Hatten, John Hatcher This same inventory of the goods was made and exhibited by Elizabeth, relict of the aforesaid deceased. Bond with same and John Ray of Canterbury, Carpenter, - £10.

Katherine-1622 was born about 1565 in England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 13 Apr 1605 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Katherine married (MRIN:892) Phineas MUNTER-1621 in England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth MUNTER-4834 was christened 1 on 27 Jan 1590/1591 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Jeane MUNTER-4835 was christened 1 on 1 Apr 1593 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 in Apr 1593 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Elizabeth MUNTER-4836 was christened 1 on 17 Feb 1595/1596 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv Susan MUNTTER-949 was born in 1597. She died on 7 Mar 1689.
  F v Jeane MUNTER-4837 was christened on 23 May 1599.
  M vi
Thomas MUNTER-4838 was christened 1 on 5 Oct 1600 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 1 Jul 1602 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Kathren MUNTER-4839 was christened 1 on 27 Apr 1602 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 8 Sep 1603 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M viii Phineas MUNTER-4840 was christened on 29 Dec 1603.
  M ix
Nicholas MUNTER-4841 was christened 1 on 2 Nov 1606 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F x
Alice MUNTER-4842 was christened 1 on 13 Apr 1609 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Edward JOHNSON [Parents]-950 was christened 1, 2, 3 on 18 Feb 1620 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died on 15 Sep 1692 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edward married 4, 5 (MRIN:893) Katherine BAKER-2260 on 10 Jan 1649 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Katherine BAKER-2260. Katherine married 1, 2 (MRIN:893) Edward JOHNSON-950 on 10 Jan 1649 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


George JOHNSON [Parents]-951 was christened 1, 2 on 3 Apr 1625 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1681 in Somerset, Maryland, United States. George married (MRIN:894) Katherine-2261.

Katherine-2261. Katherine married (MRIN:894) George JOHNSON-951.


James PRENTICE-2263. James married 1 (MRIN:895) Susanna JOHNSON-952 in 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Susanna JOHNSON [Parents]-952 was christened 1, 2 on 1 Apr 1627 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Susanna married 3 (MRIN:895) James PRENTICE-2263 in 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John AMES-2264. John married 1, 2 (MRIN:896) Martha JOHNSON-953 on 18 Mar 1649/1650 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Martha JOHNSON [Parents]-953 was christened 1, 2 on 1 May 1631 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Martha married 3, 4 (MRIN:896) John AMES-2264 on 18 Mar 1649/1650 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
EAMES, James


James EAMES-2265. James married (MRIN:897) Martha JOHNSON-953.

Martha JOHNSON [Parents]-953 was christened 1, 2 on 1 May 1631 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Martha married (MRIN:897) James EAMES-2265.

Other marriages:
AMES, John


Matthew JOHNSON [Parents] 1-955 was christened 2, 3 on 30 Mar 1633 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 4, 5 on 19 Jul 1696 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Matthew married 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (MRIN:898) Hannah PALFREY-2266 on 12 Nov 1656 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WISWALL, Rebecca

TESTIMONY of Edward and Susan Johnson, June 71664 [attested copy:
Middlesex Court Files, HLS #2584; Busiel p.296, Box 1664-16651

Edward Johnson aged abt. 65: and Susan Johnson aged about 66. testifie that Peeter Palfray of Redding, comeing to our house to mak up the match between our sonne Mathew Johnson, and his Eldest daughter Hannah Palfrey, the which wee could not formerly agree unto, Hee said Hee was desirous the match should go on, and there fore although Hee could give but little at present (his estate being mixed with his wife) yet at the day of his death Hee should have fifty pounds out of his estate which was accordingly accepted: and thereupon the marriage was
accomplished.      Edward Johnson         Susan Johnson
                              his marke
21.4.64    Sworne in Court by Capt. Johnson, and Susanna his wife
as attests Thomas Danforth R:               Vera Copia Th. Danforth, R.

DEATH: " MEMENTO MORI." "FUGIT HORA."
" Here lyes y body of Lieutenant Matthew Johnson, aged 62 years died luly 19, 1696." Lieut. Matthew Johnson, son of Capt. Edward Johnson, the author of "The Wonder-working Providence of Sion's Saviour in New England," and foremost among the founders of Woburn, was born in England, and came from Charlestown to Woburn to reside, where he was taxed in 1666, and had a share of common lands assigned him in 1668. Was a carpenter by trade. Represented Woburn in the General Court, 1686-89, 1690, 1691, and 1692. Repeatedly one of the selectmen, etc., and much esteemed. He married Hannah Palfrey and Rebecca Wiswell. ( Vide Sewall's History.)

Hannah PALFREY-2266 was born 1 about 1634. She died 2 on 1 Aug 1662 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (MRIN:898) Matthew JOHNSON-955 on 12 Nov 1656 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

BIRTH: Daughter of Peter Palfrey.


Matthew JOHNSON [Parents] 1-955 was christened 2, 3 on 30 Mar 1633 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 4, 5 on 19 Jul 1696 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Matthew married 6, 7, 8, 9 (MRIN:899) Rebecca WISWALL-2268 on 23 Oct 1662 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PALFREY, Hannah

TESTIMONY of Edward and Susan Johnson, June 71664 [attested copy:
Middlesex Court Files, HLS #2584; Busiel p.296, Box 1664-16651

Edward Johnson aged abt. 65: and Susan Johnson aged about 66. testifie that Peeter Palfray of Redding, comeing to our house to mak up the match between our sonne Mathew Johnson, and his Eldest daughter Hannah Palfrey, the which wee could not formerly agree unto, Hee said Hee was desirous the match should go on, and there fore although Hee could give but little at present (his estate being mixed with his wife) yet at the day of his death Hee should have fifty pounds out of his estate which was accordingly accepted: and thereupon the marriage was
accomplished.      Edward Johnson         Susan Johnson
                              his marke
21.4.64    Sworne in Court by Capt. Johnson, and Susanna his wife
as attests Thomas Danforth R:               Vera Copia Th. Danforth, R.

DEATH: " MEMENTO MORI." "FUGIT HORA."
" Here lyes y body of Lieutenant Matthew Johnson, aged 62 years died luly 19, 1696." Lieut. Matthew Johnson, son of Capt. Edward Johnson, the author of "The Wonder-working Providence of Sion's Saviour in New England," and foremost among the founders of Woburn, was born in England, and came from Charlestown to Woburn to reside, where he was taxed in 1666, and had a share of common lands assigned him in 1668. Was a carpenter by trade. Represented Woburn in the General Court, 1686-89, 1690, 1691, and 1692. Repeatedly one of the selectmen, etc., and much esteemed. He married Hannah Palfrey and Rebecca Wiswell. ( Vide Sewall's History.)

Rebecca WISWALL-2268. Rebecca married 1, 2, 3, 4 (MRIN:899) Matthew JOHNSON-955 on 23 Oct 1662 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John JOHNSON [Parents]-956 was christened 1, 2 on 10 May 1635 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 in 1720 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States. John married 4, 5, 6 (MRIN:900) Bethia READE-2270 on 28 Feb 1657 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Bethia READE-2270 died 1 on 2 Dec 1717 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States. Bethia married 2, 3, 4 (MRIN:900) John JOHNSON-956 on 28 Feb 1657 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Surname may be Reed

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