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


Richard GARDNER [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 about 1619 in Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4, 5 on 29 May 1698 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Richard married 6, 7, 8 Anna ROLFE 9 on 18 Oct 1651 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Richard, yeoman, not the son of Thomas of Salem. Woburn, propr. 1648. He deposed in 1658, ae. about 39 years. Bought lands of Thos Broughton in 1658. Rem, to Charleston. Bought land in 1676. He m. Oct. 18, 1651, Anna Blanchard. Ch. John b. Aug. 14, 1652, Anna b. Jan, 17, 1654, Benjamin b. Dec. 26. 1656, Henry b. Feb. 12, 1657, Esther b. Oct. 15, 1659. Ruth b. April, 1661. He gave security 5 (2) 1653, to pay £ 108 to the 2 children his wife had by her former husband.

He d. May 29, 1698, ae. 79 years. Will dated March 15, 1696-7. prob. June 6, 1698, beq. to only son Henry; to his son John: to the ch. of daus. Hannah Coddlngton, Ruth Gypson. (Ruth and Anna); daus. Hester, Abigall, Rebecca and Mehitabel; gr. sons Benjamin Johnson. son to dau. Hester, John Whitmore, son to dau. Rebecca, John Connett, son of dau. Mehitabel, Richard and Simon Thompson. sons of dau. Abigall; Maj. William Johnson and pastor, Mr. Jabez Fox. Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991

Richard Gardner's will:
In the Name of God, Amen

I Richard Gardner of ye Town of Charlestown in ye County of Middlesex in his Majestyes Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman being stricken in years & not knowing how soon God may put an ‘end to my Dayes Willing to set mine house in order before I dye, Being at this present of perfect memory and sound minde, doe make, ordain g Constitute this writeing my last will ~ Testament, hereby Revoking and Renouncing all former wills by me made,ye which let no man alter or change______

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I doe freely Resigne up my soul to God who gave it: ~ to Jesus Christ who Redeemed it,& to ye holy spirit of God my Santifyer hopeing g firmely believing yt though at death my Soule & Body being dissolve,ye worms shall destroy my Body,yet it shall be raised again, g reunited to my soule, through ye merits g Resurrection of Christ my Saviour to a full enjoyment of God to all eternity.

2. I committ my Body to ye Earth,there to be decently Buried at ye discretion of my Exectrs ~ Overseers afterward named, g after my Just Debts & funerall Charges are defrayed the Rest of my temporall estate wch God hath been pleased to bestow upon me, I give ~ Bequeath as followeth; -________(viz)

1. I give to my only sonn Henry all my farrne,ye house wherein I now live with all my outhouseing adjacent, & all ye land thereunto Belonging,within ye Bounds of Charlestowne, as also ye woodlot which by exchange I had of Samuel Blogget senr of Woburn & all my moveable estate paying such legacyes afterward in this my will,according to what shall be expressed therein.

2. I give to John Gardner sonn to my sonn Henry, all yt parcell of land which I purchased
of Mr.Broughtonn which was formerly Squaw Sachem' s gift to Mr.Increafe Nowel. ______

3. I give to the Children of my Daughter Hannah Coddington Besides what she hath Received in her lifetime forty pounds in or as mony to be payd in four yeares after my Decease by my Executors.

4. I give to the two Children of my Daughter Ruth Gypson (viz) Ruth & Anna besides what I have formerly given in a deed of gift to yr ffather as his wife's portion five pounds to be payd by my Executors & to be equally Divided between them when they come to ye full age of Eighteen years.

5. I give to my four Daughters Hester,Abigail,Rebeckah, & Mehitabell yet surviving,fourscore pounds Each of ym only what each of them have Received allready,is to be Reckened a part of the same & the Remaines to be payd to Each of them as followeth: viz:

1. To My Grandson Richard Thompson sonn of my Daughter Abigail, I give the Hithermost of my two Lotts on the Northside of Maple-Meadow R & to my Grandson Symond Thompson Brother to ye sd Richard I give the other Lott on ye North side of Maple-Meadow River, and also my lott on ye plain on this side that River.

2. To Benjamin Johnson,sonn to my Daughter Hester I give Tenn A. of Plowland in ye
Greatfield,joyning to the land of Lieut. James Converse on the South & Westside of it,as
also a Lott of Land above Breakneck hill on Bilrica Road.

3. To John Whittmore sonn to my Daughter Rebeckah I give Tenn Acres of land lying next to ye Tenn Acres above-mentioned, from the Bank down to the pond; and a lott of Land lying above Lieut Edward Johnsons to the Righthand of that highway.

4. I give to my two Grandsonns Benjamin Johnson & John Whitmore abovesd all my land and Woodland,lying on the side of Horn Pond Hill quite home to my old House plott in Woburn.

5. I give to John Connett sonn to my Daughter Mehittabel all that inclosure in Woburn where my Old house was; & my Swamp & upland at simple bridge, also my woodland at Wood bridge & a little Lott by Powell's lott.

6. I give all my meadow-land at Great meadow & Round meadow to the abesd Benjamin Johnson,John Whitmore' & John Connett to Be divided between them ___________Furthermore my will is yt-:

7. if what I have given to any of my four Daughters and their children above-mentioned, included upon a true valluation of the lands above sd amount (with what they have received) to more than ye sumxu of fourscore pounds willed you,they shall Respend so much to ye Rest who shall fall Short of ye full Sume as above & if there be not still enough in ye hands to doe it it shall be made up to them by my Executors. But if what I have given you be more than their Equall shares ye over-plus shall be equally divided amongst them.

8. I give to ye Children abovsd of my four Daughters abovsd Equal shares in my Two Woodlotts,ye one Ranging from ye Top of Turkey Hill to Cambridge line & ye other lying above John Johnson's Saw mill yt was Samuel Blogget Senr one ye westside & Lieut Mathew Johnson on ye Eastside yrof.

9. I give my Woodlott at Bulleamdow Brook to my sonn Henry & to the children of my four Daughters abovementioned to Each an Equal share thereof.

10. My will is yt ye parents of sd Children to whome I have willed sd Lands as above shall be
possessed of sd land till sd Children come of age & within two years after my decease.

11. My will is In case anyone or more of ye Children abovesd of my four daughters aforsd shall dye in their nonage yt theire share willed to him or them shall come to ye Naturall brothers & sisters born of my sd Daughters. Moreover if Benjamin possessing should incline to sell ye Tenn Acres in ye Great Field,my sonn Henry shall have the first profer of it.


12. I give unto my four Daughters Hester,Abigail,Rebeckah & Mehitabell All my Right of Title for thefe Lands called Cook's ffarme, to Each an Equall share yrin to them & their heires forever Thefe four onely thefe same ones bearing an equall share of all the charges of it hath consrd or may be for Recording the Same.Excepting only my Right in ye will which I give to my sonn Henry.

13. Moreover I doe hereby make constitute & appoynt my sonn Henry sole Executor of this my Will.

Finally, I design my Trusty & Loveing friends Major William Johnson Esq & my Reverend Pastor Mr.Jabez Fox Overfeers of this my will. To Each of whome as a Token of my love I doe give five pounds. To whome likewise if any differences should arise among any concerned in this my will About the true meaning & intent yrof I give full power to determine & issue the same wishing my children & grandchildren to be advised by you in any difficultyes & Charging you all as a Father to live in peace & love 6 in ye obedience to all God's commands that it may be well with them forever. I Bid you Farewell.

Richard Gardner

Signed sealed and acknowledged in ye presence of us

Andrew Innicum
Sarah Green
The mark of Hannah Richardson

Charlestowne June 6th 1698 Bye Honble James Russell Esqr Andrew Innicum Sarah Green Hannah Richardson Wittneffes

Subscribed personally appearing made oath yt they were personally present and saw ye subscriber Richard Gardner Deced Sign & Seal & heard him publish and Declare all ye within written Contained in ye Two pages to be his last will & Testament and yt when he so did he was of good understanding & of disposing minde.

Samll Phipps Regr J.A.Russell

DEATH: "MEMENTO MORI." " FUGIT HORA."
" Here lyes y' body of Richard Gardner aged about 79 years died May 29 1698." Richard Gardner came from county Surrey, Eng ; settled in Woburn, and married Anna Blanchard, of Acton, Oct. 18, 1651. (Vide Sewall's History, 614, 615.)

Anna ROLFE [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1626 in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. Anna married 3, 4, 5 Richard GARDNER 6 on 18 Oct 1651 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Surname also Blanchard. Had two children from previous marriage.
Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Anna Blanchard and Anna Rolfe are the same person.

They had the following children.

  M i
John GARDNER was born 1, 2, 3 on 14 Aug 1652 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 before 1697 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991
  F ii Hannah GARDNER was born on 17 Jan 1655. She died on 20 Sep 1690.
  M iii
Benjamin GARDNER was born 1, 2 on 26 Dec 1656 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 before 1697 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991
  M iv Henry GARDNER was born on 12 Feb 1658. He died on 20 Feb 1713/1714.
  F v Esther GARDNER was born on 15 Oct 1659. She died on 17 Dec 1706.
  F vi
Ruth GARDNER was born 1, 2, 3 on 1 Apr 1661 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991
  F vii Abigail GARDNER.
  F viii Rebecca GARDNER was born in 1667. She died on 5 Jun 1709.
  F ix Mehitable GARDNER was born about 1669.

Edward JOHNSON [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 19 Mar 1658 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened on 19 Mar 1658 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 22 May 1704 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edward married Esther GARDNER on 12 Jan 1687 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WALKER, Sarah
GARDNER, Abigail

Esther GARDNER [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 15 Oct 1659 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 4, 5 on 17 Dec 1706 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Esther married Edward JOHNSON on 12 Jan 1687 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
JOHNSON, William

DEATH: " Here lyes y body of Esther Johnson wife to William Johnson who departed this life December y 17tb 1706 in y 48th year of her ag'e."
Esther (Gardner) Johnson, wife of William Johnson, son of Major William Johnson, and nephew of Lieut. Matthew Johnson (epitaph 16). She was daughter of Richard (epitaph 21) and Anna (Blanchard) Gard- ner, and was born Oct. 15, 1C59. (Vide Sewall's History, 168, 615.)


Joseph DAVIS. Joseph married 1 Hannah JOHNSON on 24 May 1722.

Hannah JOHNSON [Parents] was born about 1693 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 1 Joseph DAVIS on 24 May 1722.


Benjamin JOHNSON [Parents] 1 was born about 1696 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 23 Jan 1771. Benjamin married Rebecca.

Rebecca. Rebecca married Benjamin JOHNSON.


Noah JOHNSON [Parents] 1 was born in Mar 1699 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 13 Aug 1798. Noah married Elizabeth.

Elizabeth. Elizabeth married Noah JOHNSON.


Thomas ROBBINS. Thomas married Ruth JOHNSON on 2 May 1723.

Ruth JOHNSON [Parents] was born in 1702 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 1 on 27 Jun 1737 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Ruth married Thomas ROBBINS on 2 May 1723.


Joseph DAVIS [Parents] was born in 1643 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 1 on 28 Jan 1676/1677 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married Hannah about 1667 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Is not the same Joseph Davis that married Elizabeth Saywell in Boston, he was son of Robert Davis.

Married a  Hannah before death.

Joseph. d. at Reading 28 Jan. 1676; m. Hannah. On 3 Apr 1677 administration on the estate of Joseph Davis was granted to his widow, Hannah Davis. Inventory amounting to about forty pounds included house, homelot and swamp lands (ibid. 3:166; 4:259). Six children, born at Reading. One of these was the ubiquitous Joshua Davis who settled his grandmother Rist's estate.

Hannah 1. Hannah married Joseph DAVIS about 1667 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

R. Andrew Pierce
P.O. Box 6101
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 773-5603
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July 9, 2001
Mr. Tim Farr
P.O.Box 449
Ferron, UT 84523

Dear Tim,

I have continued research on the various New England ancestral lines you presented some weeks ago, and herein Include new findings since my last report. The Middlesex County Court Records Folio Collection, at the Massachusetts State Archives, has a petition(Follo 1679-86-4) from the selectmen of Reading on 12, 10mo. 1679, for power to dispose of Hanah Davise, a "wlddow woman" with minor children, "she not haveing whearewith to mainetaine her selfe but her hard labor much less to mainetaine her chlldren...she haveing bene by us warned to put her children out and free us of this truble but yet the matter is neglected..."

The Middlesex County court record book adds in 1679 that "The select men of Redding are ordered to dispose of the children of Widow Davis as the law directs.  No further record Is found of the Davises in court records. It Is obvious that Hannah probably did not inherit property, land or otherwise, from her husband or her parents. She may well have remarried after 1679, but probably not In Reading as there is no record; the IGI entries for Hannah Davises marrying In Massachusetts during the next decade might be checked for possibilities.

They had the following children.

  M i Joseph DAVIS was born on 26 Mar 1669. He died on 30 Sep 1747.
  M ii
Benjamin DAVIS was born 1 on 4 Jun 1670 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 1 Oct 1676 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iii
Hannah DAVIS was born 1 on 2 Jun 1672 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iv Joshua DAVIS was born on 29 Jan 1673.
  M v
Caleb DAVIS Twin was born 1 on 29 Jan 1673 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 9 Oct 1676 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M vi Thomas DAVIS was born on 31 Jan 1675.

Thomas PATTEN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 in Oct 1636 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3, 4 on 16 Jan 1690 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 5, 6 Rebecca PAINE on 1 Feb 1662 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
KENDALL, Sarah

Rebecca PAINE [Parents] was born on 19 Oct 1642 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 1 on 19 May 1684 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 2, 3 Thomas PATTEN on 1 Feb 1662 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary PATTEN was born 1 on 21 Aug 1664 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ii Thomas PATTEN was born on 22 Mar 1665. He died on 10 Oct 1747.
  M iii
Nathaniel PATTEN was born 1 on 14 Sep 1668 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died about 1718.
  M iv William PATTEN was born on 12 May 1671. He died on 5 Oct 1730.
  F v Rebecca PATTEN was born on 29 Jan 1675. She died on 13 Feb 1750/1751.
  F vi
Sarah PATTEN was born 1 on 18 Jun 1677 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F vii Elizabeth PATTEN was born on 8 May 1680. She died in 1734.

Hezekiah BALLARD. Hezekiah married Rebecca DAVIS on 13 May 1713.

Rebecca DAVIS [Parents] was born 1 on 11 Sep 1692 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 22 Jan 1754 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married Hezekiah BALLARD on 13 May 1713.


Joseph DAVIS [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Nov 1697 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married Anna JOHNSON on 24 May 1722.

Anna JOHNSON. Anna married Joseph DAVIS on 24 May 1722.

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