Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


John FARWELL [Parents] was born 1 on 25 Oct 1635 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 25 Oct 1635 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 in 1686 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 4 Sarah WHEELER on 4 Nov 1658 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FISKE, Sarah

Sarah WHEELER died 1 on 23 May 1662 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2 John FARWELL on 4 Nov 1658 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John FARWELL [Parents] was born 1 on 25 Oct 1635 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 25 Oct 1635 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 in 1686 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married Sarah FISKE on 23 May 1662.

Other marriages:
WHEELER, Sarah

Sarah FISKE [Parents] was born 1 on 26 Jul 1640 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married John FARWELL on 23 May 1662.


John BATES was born 1 on 9 Jan 1641 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died in Apr 1722. John married 2 Mary FARWELL on 22 Dec 1665 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary FARWELL [Parents] was born 1 on 26 Dec 1640 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 7 Mar 1713/1714 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2 John BATES on 22 Dec 1665 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of JOHN BATES and MARY FARWELL are:
i. MARY4 BATES, b. May 08, 1667, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
ii. JOHN BATES, b. Dec 22, 1668.
iii. ELIZABETH BATES, b. Dec 22, 1671, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
iv. LYDIA BATES, b. Feb 25, 1671/72, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
v. REBECKAH BATES, b. Abt. 1675, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA.
vi. SARAH BATES, b. Abt. 1677, Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA; d. Apr 25, 1735; m. (1)
BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD, Feb 16, 1696/97; m. (2) DAVID CARVER, Jan 14, 1720/21; m. (3)
RICHARD HILDRETH, Apr 1728.

Source:
1. Colonial Families of the United States of America, Date of Import: Aug 28, 1998.
2. Colonial Families of the United States of America.


Benjamin SPAULDING was born 1 on 7 Apr 1643 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married 2 Olive FARWELL on 30 Oct 1668 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Olive FARWELL [Parents] was born 1 in 1645 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Olive married 2 Benjamin SPAULDING on 30 Oct 1668 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


William LEARNED [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born about 1581 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He died 5, 6 on 1 Mar 1645/1646 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 7, 8 Goodeth GILLMAN on 22 Apr 1606 in St Olave, Southwork, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
, Jane\Sarah

Father may be John b. 1565, Surrey, John's father was Robert, b. 1540, Bermondsey, Surrey?

William Learned, the emigrant, was admitted freeman in the colony, May 14, 1634. On Apr. 26, 1638, he was chosen one of a committee of six who were desired to consider of some things tending toward a body of Lawes. Dec. 18, 1640, he signed at Charlestown the Town Orders for Woburn and was one of the first seven members of the church in Woburn, gathered Aug. 14, 1642. He was one of the first board of selectmen chosen Apr. 13, 1643, and again Feb. 9, 1644-5. At the same time he was elected constable (that official being, at that time, also tax-collector), and remained in office until his death, Mar. 1, 1646-7.


The following is from "The Great Migration Begins" by Robert Charles Anderson
WILLIAM LEARNED

ORIGIN:  Bermondsey, Surrey
MIGRATION:  1630
FIRST RESIDENCE:  Charlestown
REMOVES:  Woburn 1640

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:  "William Learned and Goodith his wife" were admitted to Charlestown church on 6 December 1632 [ChChR 8].
FREEMAN:  14 May 1634 [MBCR 1:369].
EDUCATION:  Charlestown committee "to consider of some things tending towards a body of laws &c.," 26 April 1638 [ChTR 38].
OFFICES:  Charlestown selectman, 1636 [ChTR 16].
ESTATE:  Surrendered five acres Mystic Side, 1635 [ChTR 14].  Allotted two shares of hayground, which was increased to three, 1635 [ChTR 19, 20].  Had five acres of land Mystic Side, 1637 [ChTR 27].  "W[illia]m Lernett" had three and three-quarter cow commons, 1637 [ChTR 32].  In the Mystic Side allotments of 23 April 1638 he had portions of fifteen, forty and five acres [ChTR 37].  Had three and three-quarter cow commons, 30 December 1638 [ChTR 42].

On 13 January 1636/7 Charlestown selectmen "agreed to allow Goodman Learned a portion of marsh by his house agreed upon by Goodmaan Richeson & Goodman W[illia]m Baker for his haylot by Mr. Gibbons's which he yieldeth up to the town" [ChTR 24].

In the Charlestown land inventory of 1638 "William Lernett" held seven parcels of land: "three acres of arable land and meadow ... with a dwelling house"; "four acres of arable land ... in the East Field"; three and three-quarters cow commons; "two acres of meadow ... in Mystic Marshes"; "five acres of woodland ... in Mystic Field"; "fifteen acres of woodland ... in Mystic Field"; and "forty acres of land ... in Rock Field" [ChBOP 25].

When Gardy James sold land to Rowland Layhorn on 28 March 1649 James recited that the five acre lot had been bought by him from John Power, hosier, "who had it of William Mirable, and he had it of Georg. Michel, who had it of William Learned, which was the first proprietor" [ChBOP 101].

BIRTH:  By about 1581 based date of marriage.
DEATH:  Woburn 1 March 1645[/6].
MARRIAGE:  (1)  St. Olave, Southwark, Surrey, 22 April 1606 Goodith Gilman; she died after 1632.  ("Goodith" was a distinct given name, not to be confused with "Judith," and not to be interpreted as "Goodwife," as has been done.)

(2) Jane _____ ("Sarah [sic] Learned, widow," died at Woburn on 24 January 1660[/1]; in March following the "inventory of the estate of the widow Jane Learned deceased in Malden" was taken, and administration was granted on 2 April 1661 to Ralph Shepard [MPR Case #13856; William Law Learned, The Learned Family ... Being Descendants of William Learned ... (Albany 1882), pp. 8-10]).
CHILDREN:
i SARAH, b. about 1607 (aged 28 in 1635 [Hotten 88]); m. (1) Bermondsey, Surrey, 13 January 1623/4 Thomas Ewer; m. (2) 11 December 1639 Thomas Lathrop, son of Rev. John Lathrop ("My son Tho[mas] and Brother Larnett's daughter, widow Ewer, in the Bay" [NEHGR 9:286]).
ii BETHIA, bp. Bermondsey, Surrey, 29 October 1612; no further record.
iii MARY, bp. Bermondsey 15 September 1615; bur. there 26 July 1625.
iv ABIGAIL, bp. Bermondsey 30 September 1618; no further record.
v ELIZABETH, bp. Bermondsey 25 March 1621; m. by 1645 John Hall (b. of child at Charlestown 21 September 1645 [ChVR 1:9]).
vi ISAAC, bp. Bermondsey 25 February 1623/4; m. Woburn 9 July 1646 Mary Stearns, daughter of ISAAC STEARNS.

COMMENTS:  Admitted an inhabitant of Charlestown in 1630 [ChTR 6].  In lists of Charlestown inhabitants of 9 January 1633/4 and January 1635/6 [ChTR 10, 15].  Signed petition of 10 February 1634/5 establishing office of selectman in Charlestown [ChTR 13].

On 16 November 1637 "Will[iam] Larnet acknowledged his fault in subscribing the seditious writing [in favor of Rev. John Wheelwright], & desiring his name to [be] crossed out, it was yielded him, & crossed" [MBCR 1:208].

Some sources state that a Sarah "Leonarde" baptized on 30 September 1604 at Ware, Hertfordshire, was the first daughter of the immigrant, but the date of this baptism precedes the only known marriage of William Learned by two years, and the surname in the Ware baptism is not one of the usual variants of Learned.

Because there was a JOHN HALL in Charlestown with wife Bethia some years earlier than the marriage of Elizabeth Learned to a John Hall of Charlestown, the suggestion has been made that one John Hall married successively the sisters Bethia and Elizabeth Hall.  This hypothesis has two fatal flaws.  First, marriages between a widowed man and his first wife's sister were considered incestuous in seventeenth-century New England, and only one or two instances are known.  Second, the JOHN HALL with wife Bethia had moved to Cape Cod before the marriage between John Hall and Elizabeth Learned; these were two different John Halls.

Goodeth GILLMAN 1 was born 2 about 1586 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. She died on 24 Jan 1660/1661 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Goodeth married 3, 4 William LEARNED on 22 Apr 1606 in St Olave, Southwork, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Sarah LEARNED was christened on 30 Sep 1607. She died in 1652.
  F ii Bethia LEARNED was christened on 29 Oct 1612. She died on 1 Feb 1683/1684.
  F iii
Mary LEARNED was christened 1, 2 on 15 Sep 1615 in St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. She died 3 on 26 Jul 1625 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 26 Jul 1625.
  F iv
Abaigail LEARNED was christened 1, 2 on 30 Sep 1618 in St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.
  F v Elizabeth LEARNED was christened on 25 Mar 1621. She died on 11 Feb 1683.
  M vi Isaac LEARNED was born on 5 Feb 1623/1624. He died on 29 Nov 1657.

Isaac STEARNS [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 25 Feb 1601 in England, United Kingdom. He died 5 on 19 Jun 1671 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Isaac married 6, 7 Mary BARKER on 20 May 1622 in Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

ISAAC STEARNS of Higham, Suffolk, was born about 1590. On 20 May 1622 at Stoke Nayland, the adjacent parish he married Mary Barker of Nayland. She was the daughter of John and Margaret (Walter) Barker of Nayland. Mary's father, John Barker, was buried 19 June 1617 at Nayland and shortly thereafter her mother, the widow Margaret, remarried to one Munnings of Gaines Colne, now  known as Colne Engaine, which is about 10 miles to the west and across the Stour River into Essex. This is learned from the records of Thomas Lechford:

Isaacke Sterne of Watertown. planter, sometime of Stoke Nayland, Suffolk, tayler, & Mary his wife, daughter of John Barker late of Stoke. Nayland, clothier, deceased, makes a letter of attorney to Thomas Gilson of Sudbury, Suffolk, baker, to receive & recover of & from _______________ Mummings of Gaynes Colne, Essex, yeoman, £5 due unto her by some bond or agreement made by the sd ___________Mummings before or after his marriage with Margaret Barker, mother of sd Mary (Lechford's Notebook)

Isaac Stearns came to New England in the Winthrop Fleet on the ship "Arabelle" with Gov. Winthrop and Sir Richard Saltostall. On the morning of 8 April 1630, the first five ships set sail from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. and arrived at Salem on the 12th of June. The other six ships of the Winthrop Fleet sailed in May and arrived in July, bringing altogether about 700 passengers. Not being satisfied with the prospects of Salem, the colonists soon moved on to Charlestown and thence to Watertown where they settled. Isaac Stearns settled near Mount Auburn. In 1642, his homelot was bounded on the north by the land of John Warren, on the west by the highway, on the south by the land of John Biscoe, and on the east by Pequusett Meadow, a part of which meadow he owned. In the distribution of the estate of his son Samuel in 1724, this homelot where his grandfIther had lived, was asàigned to the eldest son Nathaniel. Probably all the families of the name Steams in the United are descended from three early immigrants, viz. Isaac br.Charles, who settled in Watertown. or Nathaniel, who settled in Dedham. Isaac, in his will, calls Charles my kinsman. Probably Nathaniel was also related. Isaac Stearns was admitted a freeman on 18 May 1631, and he was a selectman for several years.

On 4 December 1638, Isaac Stearns and John Page were fined 5 shillings for turning the way about (i.e. changing the highway). In 1647, he and Briscoe were appointed by the selectmen to consider how the bridge over the river shall be built, and to agree with the workmen for doing it, according to their best discretion. This was the first mention of a bridge over the Charles River in Watertown. Isaac Steams died 19 June 1671, leaving a widow Mary, who died 23 April 1677.

His will, dated five days before his death, and with his autograph signature, is extant in the Middlesex Probate office. I. Isaac Sternes. of Watertown in the County of Middlesex, being sick in body, but though the goodness of God in sound memory, do declare this to be my last Will and Testament, in the manner and form as followeth:
Imp.-ffirst, I return my spirit into the hands of God that gave it, and my body to the earth from whence it was taken.
2dly-My will is that Mary, my beloved wife, should enjoy my whole estate, for her maintainance, so long as she shall remain a widow: but if my said wife shall marry again, then my will is that she should enjoy only what the law intended and provided for in the law titled dowers.
3dly-I give and bequeath to my grandchildren, the children of my sonne John Sternes, fower score pounds [which] being added to what my son had formerly, will be a double portion with the rest of my children.
4thly-I give unto my son Isaac Sternes, seventy pounds. which being added to what he have had already, will be his proportion according to the rest of my children.
5thly-I give to my son, Samuel Sternes, seventy pounds, which being added to what I formerly gave him will be his proportion with the rest of my children.
6thly-I give to my grandchildren, the children of my daughter Mary, deceased, five and thirty pounds: my grandchild, Isaac Lernot, to have ten pounds of the said 35 pounds--the remainder, which will be twenty-five pounds, to be equally divided to the rest; which said thirty five pounds being added to what I formerly gave my daughter. Mary Lernot, will be an equal proportion with the rest of my children.
7thly-l give to rny daughter Sarah Stone, forty pounds, which being added to what she formerly had, will be her proportion.
8thly-I give to my daughter Elizabeth Manning twenty pounds, which being  added to what I formerly gave her, will be her proportion: further, my will is, that the said twenty pounds given to my daughter Elizabeth aforesaid, be secured for the good and benefit of the children. 9thly-l give and bequeath to my daughter Abigail Morss, five acres of meadow, lying and being at Samuel's farm, to enjoy and possess for her nnd her heirs forever and my will is, that my daughter Abigail Morss, may take the said five acres of meadow next to Samuel's meadow, or next to Capt. Masons: and besides the meadow, give to my said daughter Abigail. forty pounds. all which being added to what she have had forrnerly, will be her proportion.
10thly-My will is, that my kinsman Charles Sternes, shall have ten pounds of my estate. Further, my will is, that my whole estate remain whole and unbroken for comfort and maintainance of my beloved wife, as said above, so long as she doth remain a widow save only the five acres of meadow given to my daughter Abigail, which she is to enjoy presently.

ffurther. I nominate and appoint my beloved sons. Isaac Sternes and Samuel Sternes. executors, to this my last Will and Testament, and have hereunto set my -hand. this fourteenth day of June. one thousand six hundred and seventy-one, in presence of. Before subscribing, my will is. that when those several legacies are paid out -according to my Will within mentioned, then my will is. that the remainder of my -estate shall be equally divided among my children then living, and so subscribe the day aforesaid by putting to my hand in presence of. William fond. Sen'r John Briscoe. Sen'r

The appraisal of his estate indicates he was comparatively affluent for his time, considering that he had previously given respectable portions to each of his seven living children. It included 14 parcels of land of 467 acres total, plus stock, fanning utensils, provisions and household goods.

Mary BARKER [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 1 Jan 1604 in Stoke Nayland, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 3 on 2 Apr 1677 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Apr 1677. Mary married 4, 5 Isaac STEARNS on 20 May 1622 in Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Mary immigrated 6 in 1638 to Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary STEARNS was christened on 6 Jan 1627. She died on 21 Dec 1663.
  M ii John STEARNS was born on 20 Apr 1623. He died on 5 Mar 1668/1669.
  F iii Anna STEARNS was born on 5 Apr 1628. She died on 17 Jun 1656.
  M iv Isaac STEARNS was born on 6 Jan 1633. He died on 29 Aug 1676.
  F v Sarah STEARNS was born on 22 Sep 1635. She died on 26 Oct 1700.
  M vi Samuel STEARNS was born on 24 Apr 1638. He died on 3 Aug 1683.
  F vii Abigail STEARNS was born on 28 Feb 1639. She died on 15 Oct 1690.
  F viii Elizabeth STEARNS was born in 1640. She died on 24 Jun 1671.

John BURGE was born 1 about 1615. He died 2 in 1678 in of Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 Mary LEARNED on 9 Jun 1662 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Rachel
GURNEY, Grizzell
GORNELL, Jane

Mary LEARNED [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 7 Aug 1647 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1728 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3 John BURGE on 9 Jun 1662 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BARRON, Moses


Moses BARRON was born 1 in 1643/1644 in of Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 in BY 1719/20 in of Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Moses married 3 Mary LEARNED in BY 1669 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary LEARNED [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 7 Aug 1647 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1728 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3 Moses BARRON in BY 1669 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BURGE, John


Jonathan BARRETT. Jonathan married Sarah LEARNED in 1675/1676 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah LEARNED [Parents] was born 1 on 28 Oct 1653 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 11 Jan 1695 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married Jonathan BARRETT in 1675/1676 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Isaac LEARNED [Parents] was born 1 on 16 Sep 1655 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened on 5 Oct 1655 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 15 Sep 1737 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Isaac married 2 Sarah BIGELOW on 23 Jul 1679 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah BIGELOW. Sarah married 1 Isaac LEARNED on 23 Jul 1679 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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