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


Enoch KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 16 Sep 1664 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 1 Dec 1752 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Enoch married 3 Mary HEYWOOD on 1 Jun 1685 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CROSBY, Hannah

Mary HEYWOOD [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Nov 1669 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 21 Mar 1742/1743 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3 Enoch KIDDER on 1 Jun 1685 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Enoch KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 16 Sep 1664 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 1 Dec 1752 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Enoch married 3, 4 Hannah CROSBY on 4 Jun 1743 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
HEYWOOD, Mary

Hannah CROSBY [Parents] was born 1 on 30 Mar 1672 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 3 Oct 1752 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 3, 4 Enoch KIDDER on 4 Jun 1743 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
DANFORTH, Samuel

A widow


George BROWN. George married 1, 2 Sarah KIDDER on 30 Jan 1690 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 1 Jun 1667 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 27 Feb 1717/1718 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 3, 4 George BROWN on 30 Jan 1690 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John HEYWOOD [Parents] 1 was born about 1612 in Stepney, London, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 17 Jan 1700/1701 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3, 4, 5 Rebecca ADKINSON on 17 Aug 1656 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

John worked 6 as Constable & Tailor about 1664 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
SIMONDS, Sarah

He immigrated on 26-Mar-1634 to Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; aboard the ship Planter. On 1670 licensed issued keep and in or ordinary for lodging and to sell beer. In 1670 John Heywood was listed as a freeman. On 1672 licensed issued keep and in or ordinary for lodging and to sell beer. He held the position of constable in Jun-1676. "Concord this 13:June 1676"

"Honord Gouernor Leuert
"Inasmuch as heare has bin a sad accident befallen us through the ocation of nedglegent persons; which had trust Imposed to them; to keep sentery over three old squas & one papoose, these watchmen fell all asleep, and in the meanetime ye squas made theire escape; from them; which may produce a greate deale of damage to us yt are resident in Concord; because we are affraid they are aquainted with ye Condition of or towne, & what quantyty of men we have gon out; & which way they are gone; which may prove very obstructive to or army in their design; we had a Capt: appoynted over the magaseine; which I thought to be suffitient to give a Charge to 12 men; to keep senternalls over three old squas; I hope yor honor will be pleased to take it into Consideration & send us some more strength to suport us from or enimies; for we are in dayly fear; yt they will make an asault on or towne; So hopeing yor honor Cannot Impute any Blame to him; who wish to yor honor ye best yt may be: by yor honors most Humble Servant

John Haywood;
Constall."
(Mass. Archives, 113-193.).


The surname Heywood is distinct from Haywood, Hayward and Howard, although the spelling of each in every possible way makes it difficult not to confuse the families, especially where Heywards, Howards and Heywoods were living in the same town. The derivation of the name Heywood is given in a pedigree prepared by Peter John Heywood, of Whitehaven, England, in 1781, and published in “Hunter's Life and Times of Oliver Heywood,” who was a non-conformist clergyman of note in the days of Charles I. The pedigree runs back to the year 1164, a period when sur­names were beginning to come into use in the mother country. The earliest authentic document containing the name of Heywood, or its prototype, is a title deed still preserved for a tract of land in Lancashire, from one Adame de Burgo or de Bury, who held the Knight's fee to a large section of territory in the vicinity to Peter de Ey-wood, that is “of wooded island.” The latter was the reputed founder of the Heywood family in England, from which the American family is descended. This estate remained in the possession of the descendants of Peter Heywood more than five hundred years, or until 1717, when Robert Heywood sold it to John Starkey of Rochdale, whose grandson, James Starkey, dying intestate, allowed the place to pass into the hands of the Crown. It is now an attractive public park, having been donated for that purpose by Queen Victoria. The English line from this Peter Heywood is traced in an unbroken line to the emigrant in America. James and John Heywood, both about twenty-two years old, brothers, came together in the ship, “Planter,” in 1636. They were both certified from Stepney Parish, London. James Heyvood settled in Charlestown, and later went to Woburn, where he died November 20, 1642.


From THE HEYWOOD HISTORY
John Heywood of Concord, Massachusetts
Compiled by Frieda Heywood Massara
http://go.to/heywoods

It is presumed that he must have been married before his marriage to Rebecca, because the founders of Concord frowned upon unmarried men. No such record has been found. He was 44 at the time of his marriage to Rebecca, which was quite old for first marriage in those days. Perhaps he lived in another community before he came to Concord, however, according to "The Social Circle Memoirs" 1st series Page 112, John Heywood came to Concord before 1650 and was one of the first settlers of the town.

John kept an ordinary (inn) for which he had a license. According to the book, "Concord in Colonial Times" by C.H. Walcott published in 1884, Page 139, John Heywood "was allowed to keep a house of entertainment for strangers, for lodging and to sell beer and cider." The year was 1670. In 1672, John renewed his license and had liberty to retail strong waters to the travelers and sick people.

John took the Freeman's Oath in 1670.

13 June 1676, John was made a Constable of Concord.

He is mentioned as an heir to part of the estate of William Allan, who married Susanna Atkinson, widow of Thomas Atkinson. His wife's sisters Susanna and Hannah Atkinson were the other heirs.

Cutler and Adams in their "Genealogies and Personal Memoirs", Vol. III, Page 1820 mention a third wife, Priscilla; however, I have found nothing to substantiate this.

Origens of the Name:
Hayward, Heyward:
"The original duties of the hayward seem to have been to protect the fences round the Lammas lands when enclosed for hay, hence his name (OE) hegeweard 'guardian of the fence or hedge'. This...was a dead hedge easily erected and removed, forming an enclosure (OE [ge]haeg) from which, to judge from the early and regular variation between heiward and haiward, and from his more general duties or preventing cattle from breaking through into the enclosed fields and growing crops, the hayward seem also to have been called (ge)haegweard 'enclosure-protector'.

In the Parish Register of Horringer (Suffolk) c1670-80 Hayward is regularly written Howard, and in the Walthamstow Toni court-rolls from 1678 to 1882 the marshbaley is often called the hayward or howard, so that some of our Howards were probably Haywards."

Haywood, Heywood, Heawood, Highwood:
"From Haywood (UK: Hereford, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire) or Heywood (UK: Lancashire, Wiltshire) or from numerous minor places."

[excerpt from Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames, Reaney & Wilson, pub. OUP 1997]

Rebecca ADKINSON 1 was born in 1638. She died 2 on 5 Aug 1665 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 3, 4, 5 John HEYWOOD on 17 Aug 1656 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Rebecca HEYWOOD was born 1, 2 on 9 Sep 1657 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3, 4 on 27 Sep 1657 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii Rebecca HEYWOOD was born on 13 May 1660.
  M iii John HEYWOOD was born on 5 Apr 1662. He died on 2 Jan 1717/1718.
  F iv Persis HEYWOOD was born on 24 Apr 1664. She died on 19 Oct 1694.
  M v
Benone HEYWOOD was born 1, 2 on 31 Jul 1665 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3, 4 on 12 Aug 1665 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

John HEYWOOD. John married Mary ALDRICH.

Mary ALDRICH was born in 1612. Mary married John HEYWOOD.

They had the following children.

  M i John HEYWOOD was born about 1612. He died on 17 Jan 1700/1701.

Sam WALKER. Sam married 1 Judith HEYWOOD on 1 Jun 1688 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Judith HEYWOOD [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Jan 1666 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 14 Nov 1724 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Judith married 3 Sam WALKER on 1 Jun 1688 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


William LOCK. William married 1, 2, 3 Abigail HEYWOOD on 8 Jun 1698 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail HEYWOOD [Parents] was born 1 on 4 Apr 1672 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married 2, 3, 4 William LOCK on 8 Jun 1698 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


William HEYWOOD [Parents] was born 1 on 17 Apr 1674 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1740 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 2 Esther PERRY on 11 May 1692 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Esther PERRY was born in 1674 in of Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1747 in of Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Esther married 1 William HEYWOOD on 11 May 1692 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Benjamin HEYWOOD [Parents] was born 1 on 17 Mar 1682/1683 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 4 Jan 1763 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married 3 Hannah KIDDER in 1706.

Hannah KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Apr 1689 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 2 Benjamin HEYWOOD in 1706.


Simon CROSBY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 in 1608/1609 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 in Sep 1639 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Simon married 5, 6 Ann BRIGHAM on 21 Apr 1634 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Simon's will was probated 7 in Oct 1651 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

The surname Crosby is of very ancient English origin. It is derived from two English words Cross and By (bury, burgb or borough), meaning the town of the cross.  There are eight old towns in England named Crosby.  We find the name used as a surname from the very beginning of the use of surnames in England.  In 1204 Ode de Crosseby was constable of Tiekhall, in Yorkshire, near the Nottinghamshire line and as early as 1220 we find Simon de Crosseby in Lancashire.  The name Simon has continued in frequent use among his descendants to the present day, and he is undoubtedly the progenitor of the American family.  The Crosby coat of arms of ancient but unknown history is: Per Chevron sable and argent three goats pass. counterchanged.  (I) Simon Crosby, the immigrant ancestor, was born in England in 1608.  He was a husbandman.  He sailed from England in April, 1635, in the ship "Susan & Ellen" with his wife Anne, then aged twenty-five years, and young son Thomas.  He settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was a proprietor as early as February 8, 1635.  He was admitted a freeman in 1636 and was a selectman of the town.  He had several grants of land. His estate is what was known later as the Brattle place, having passed into the hands of Rev.  William Brattle, and on one of his lots was erected the famous old Brattle House.  He died September 1639, aged thirty-one years.  The inventory of his estate was taken November 15, 1645, by John Bridge and Richard Jackson. Widow Ann yielded to the three sons, Thomas, Simon and Joseph, certain portions September 22, 1645, and she married(second) Rev. William Thompson, of Braintree.

Ann BRIGHAM [Parents] was born 1 in 1610 in of, , England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 11 Oct 1675 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Ann married 3, 4 Simon CROSBY on 21 Apr 1634 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
THOMPSON, William

They had the following children.

  M i Rev. Thomas CROSBY was born in Feb 1634/1635.
  M ii Simon CROSBY was born on 6 Aug 1637. He died on 22 Jan 1725/1726.
  M iii Joseph CROSBY was born in Feb 1638. He died on 26 Nov 1695.

Home First Previous Next Last

Surname List | Name Index