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Ensign Joseph Farwell

Male 1641 - 1722  (81 years)


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  • Name Ensign Joseph Farwell  [1
    Born 26 Feb 1641  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Dec 1722  Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I2979  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2015 

    Father Deacon Henry Farwell,   b. Abt 1605, Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1670, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Olive Welby,   b. Bef 17 Jun 1604, Moulton near 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's, Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Family ID F3631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Learned,   b. 24 Aug 1649, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1722  (Age > 74 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1666  Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Farwell,   b. 24 Jul 1670, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1740, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +2. Isaac Farwell,   b. Abt 1676,   d. 28 Jun 1753  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F5170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From The Farwell Family:

      "He is buried in South Nashua, N. H. At the time of his death the town of Nashua, N. H., was a part of the old township of Dunstable, Mass. When the boundary dispute between Mass. and New Hampshire was settled this change in name was brought about. [...] Joseph Farwell is styled in the Old Dunstable records 'Ensign Farwell.' He was, immediately after his settlement in the town, employed in various offices in the town business. He was selectman in 1701, 2, 5, 7, 10, and also at earlier dates, highway surveyor in 1706, and on important committees in 1702, 7, 12, 16 and 17. In 1710 Ensign Farwell, Thomas Lund and Joseph Blanchard, selectmen, petitioned the Assembly for aid in supporting the ministry, and in 1711 it is recorded that they received £10 from the Assembly towards payment of salary of Mr. Paris. He was 'Ensign' of the Chelmsford Military Co., 1687-1695."

      From Diana Gale Matthiesen's site, Joseph Farwell's will. [Dated 13 Nov 1711, probated 16 Jan 1722-1723. Sourced to "the Winslow Farr Sr. Family Organization web site". It would seem to prove that Hannah Learned was alive on 13 Nov 1711, rather than dying in 1695 as I previously recorded.]

      In the Name of the Lord God Amen Joseph Farwell of The town Dunstable in the County of Middefs in the province of the Massachulets Bay in Newengland yeoman being of Sound and Perfect memory praise be given to god for the same yit knowing the uncertainty of this Life on Earth and being Desirous to Settle things in order Do Make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament. Hereby Revoking all former Wills by me made and signed to be null and of none Effect icc In Primas My Soule I give unto the hand of allmighty god that gave it in sure and certaine hopes of Eternaul Life through our alone Lord and Saiover Jesus Christ and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be Deceantly Interred at the Discretion of My Executors x hereafter Named and after my funerall expences and the Debts satisfied And Paid What Worldly goods it hath pleased god to Endow me with all I Do give and bequeath in manner as followeth Item I Do: give unto My beloved Wife Hannah Farewell all my moveable goods both within the boufe and abroad of all sorts Whatsoever to be at her disposall for ever excepting one paire of Andirons. Item I do give and bequeath to my Son Oliver ffarewel and to his Heirs executors Administrators for ever the one half of My housings and Lands which I have now in my possession when he shall Attaine to the age of twenty one years allso I do give to him one paire of Andirons: Aflso I do give and bequeath to him my son Oliver Farewell and to his Heirs the other part of all my Houfings and Lands which I have in pofselsion after my Deceafe and after the Deceafe of my Wife Hannah ffarewell if in the meanetime of our Lives he doth take the whole care of us Both And to provide all things comfortable and Necefsary for us both in sickness and in health and to bestow upon us or either of us A decent Burial: Hereby Authorizing and fully Impowering my Beloved wife Hannah If arewel and my son Henry ffarewell to be whole and sole executors Joyntly and Severally of this my Lash Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto subscribed as Witness my hand and ieall the thirteenth Day of November Anno Domin one thousand seven hundred and eleven, and in the tenth year of her Majestie's Reighn of E

      ssigned sealed And published

      to be the Last will and testament of Joseph I farewell

      In presence of us

      Ames Chever
      Samuel Moody
      John Meriam. jr.

      Before signing and sealing it is to be understood that all my other Children both sons and Daughters have Received their full portions of me allready

      Jofeph farwell Seal

  • Sources 
    1. [S628] The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908, Part IV: The Ancestry of Linda Anna Powers 1839-1879, by Dean Crawford Smith; edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000.

    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.

    5. [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.