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Deacon Henry Farwell

Male Abt 1605 - 1670  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Deacon Henry Farwell  [1
    Born Abt 1605  Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1 Aug 1670  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 1 Aug 1670  Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 7, 8
    Person ID I11253  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2016 

    Father William Farwell,   b. of Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1637 
    Mother (Unknown) First Wife of William Farwell,   d. Bef 17 Jul 1617 
    Family ID F901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Olive Welby,   b. Bef 17 Jun 1604, Moulton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1692, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 87 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1629  St. Botolph, Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 7, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Farwell,   b. Bef 27 May 1630, Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1670, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)
     2. Samuel Farwell,   b. Bef 9 Jun 1633, Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1634  (Age > 1 years)
     3. John Farwell,   b. Bef 25 Oct 1635, Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Sep 1686, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 50 years)
    +4. Ensign Joseph Farwell,   b. 26 Feb 1641, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1722, Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Mary Farwell,   b. Abt 1643, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1714, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     6. Olive Farwell,   b. Abt 1645, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2017 09:48:20 
    Family ID F3631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • J. R. Hutchinson, 1922, quoted in The Farwell Family: "'Serjeant of the Mace' of Boston, Lincolnshire, 24 Dec 1635. Resigned the office 29 Dec 1635. [...] The office of Serjeant at Mace was one that could only be held by freemen of the Borough, yet, so far as the Minute Books go, we find no record of his admission to his freedom. This is probably due to some inaccuracy or defect in the indexes which can only be remedied by a thorough search of the Minute Books themselves—a search I was unable to obtain facilities for on the occasion of my visit to Boston."

      Also from The Farwell Family: "Henry Farwell came to New England, with his wife and two children about the year 1636. He settled first in Concord, where he lived until about 1655, when he became a resident of Chelmsford. He was Deacon of the church in Chelmsford. He died Aug. 1, 1670, in Chelmsford and the record states that he died 'suddenly.'"

      Posted by me (Patrick Nielsen Hayden) to soc.medieval.genealogy, 29 Aug 2014, in response to Leo Van de Pas:

      "Possibly because his wife Olive Welby is such a well-documented gateway ancestor, there seem to be a lot of spurious ancestries for Deacon Henry Farwell out there. In fact, as far as I can tell, we know only his father: William Farwell, of (but probably not born in) Boston, Lincolnshire, who died in 1637.

      "The substantially fruitless results of a lot of searching for further Farwell ancestry are documented in The Farwell Family: A History of Henry Farwell and His Wife Olive (Welby) Farwell of Boston, England, and Concord and Chelmsford, Mass., based on the records of John Dennis Farwell and "completed and compiled" by Jane Harter Abbott and Lillian May Wilson (Orange, TX: F. H. Farwell and F. B. Farwell, 1929), which can be read online.

      "It contains transcriptions of William Farwell's will and of the pertinent parish records of Boston, Lincolnshire. It appears that William married, as his second wife, a Joan Cole who died in 1642, but she wasn't the mother of Deacon Henry Farwell."

  • Sources 
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    2. [S141] The Farwell Family: A History of Henry Farwell and His Wife Olive (Welby) Farwell of Boston, England, and Concord and Chelmsford, Mass, by John Dennis Farwell, Jane Harter Abbott, and Lillian M. Wilson. Orange, Texas: Frederick Henry Farwell and Fanny (Barber) Farwell, 1929.

    3. [S317] The Bulkeley Genealogy, by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut: 1933.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013., date only.

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    6. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    7. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    8. [S831] F. N. Craig, "Lady Millicent's Cat and the Bullers Inheritance." The American Genealogist 70:96, 1996., year only.

    9. [S143] Diana, Goddess of the Hunt--for Ancestors!, by Diana Gale Matthiesen.

    10. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., year and place only.