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Joseph Farwell

Male 1670 - 1740  (70 years)


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  • Name Joseph Farwell  [1
    Born 24 Jul 1670  Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Aug 1740  Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID I535  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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  [2, 3, 6
    Family ID F5170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Colburn,   b. 1673,   d. Aft 10 Mar 1741, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1696  Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Hannah Farwell,   b. 6 May 1701
     2. Elizabeth Farwell,   b. 30 Dec 1703
     3. Edward Farwell,   b. 12 Jul 1706
    +4. Mary Farwell,   b. 5 Feb 1709, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1804, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     5. John Farwell,   b. 23 Jun 1711
     6. Samuel Farwell,   b. 14 Jan 1714
     7. Daniel Farwell,   b. 20 May 1717
     8. Sarah Farwell,   b. 26 Feb 1721,   d. 4 Jul 1721  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F6279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 20 Aug 1740 is the death date on his tombstone, but Chelmsford town records say 21 Aug 1740.

      Joseph Farwell's will:

      Dated 13 Nov 1711. Probated 16 Jan 1722-1723. Copied from Diana Gale Mathiessen's site, where it is sourced to "the Winslow Farr Sr. Family Organization web site".

      In the Name of the Lord God Amen Joseph Farweilgen 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. [S1266] History and Genealogy of "Elder" John Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts: His English Ancestors and American Descendants by Blaine Whipple. Victoria, British Columbia, 2003.

    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. [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.

    4. [S730] Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Colburn/Coburn, by George A. Gordon and Silas R. Coburn. Lowell, Massachusetts: 1913.

    5. [S730] Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Colburn/Coburn, by George A. Gordon and Silas R. Coburn. Lowell, Massachusetts: 1913., year only.

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