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Edward Farwell

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Edward Farwell was born on 12 Jul 1706 (son of Joseph Farwell and Hannah Colburn).

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph Farwell was born on 24 Jul 1670 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Ensign Joseph Farwell and Hannah Learned); died on 20 Aug 1740 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    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

    Joseph married Hannah Colburn on 23 Jan 1696 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of Thomas Colburn and Hannah Rolfe) was born in 1673; died after 10 Mar 1741 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Hannah Colburn was born in 1673 (daughter of Thomas Colburn and Hannah Rolfe); died after 10 Mar 1741 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Hannah Colburn "was living Mar. 10, 1740-1, when she conveyed her dower rights in her husband's estate to her son, Joseph Farwell." [The Farwell Family]

    Children:
    1. Hannah Farwell was born on 6 May 1701.
    2. Elizabeth Farwell was born on 30 Dec 1703.
    3. 1. Edward Farwell was born on 12 Jul 1706.
    4. Mary Farwell was born on 5 Feb 1709 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 29 Mar 1804 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in 1804 in Old Burying Ground, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    5. John Farwell was born on 23 Jun 1711.
    6. Samuel Farwell was born on 14 Jan 1714.
    7. Daniel Farwell was born on 20 May 1717.
    8. Sarah Farwell was born on 26 Feb 1721; died on 4 Jul 1721.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Ensign Joseph Farwell was born on 26 Feb 1641 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Deacon Henry Farwell and Olive Welby); died on 31 Dec 1722 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    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

    Ensign married Hannah Learned on 25 Dec 1666 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of Deacon Isaac Learned and Mary Stearns) was born on 24 Aug 1649 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died after 1722. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Hannah Learned was born on 24 Aug 1649 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Deacon Isaac Learned and Mary Stearns); died after 1722.

    Notes:

    Joseph Farwell (1641-1722) = Hannah Learned (1649-1722)
    Henry Farwell (1674-1738) = Susannah Richardson (1677-?)
    Jonathan Farwell (1700-?) = Susannah Blanchard (1707-?)
    Rachel Farwell (1728-?) = Nehemiah Lovewell (1727-1801)
    Catherine Lovewell (1749-1794) = John Taplin (1748-1769)
    Henry Taplin (1780-1843) = Melinda Huntley (1801-1874) (1)
    Lucinda Taplin (1819-1905) = Charles Lane (1815-1852)
    Adelaide Lane (1850-1906) = John S. Gray (1850-1906)
    Helen Lane Campbell Gray (1895-1968) = Cecil Burford Berners Lee (1884-1931) (2)
    Conway Berners-Lee (1921-?) = Mary Lee Woods (?-?)
    Timothy John Berners-Lee (1955- )

    (1) They were both born in the US and died in Canada.
    (2) She was born in Canada and died in England. He was English.

    (Source.)

    Children:
    1. 2. Joseph Farwell was born on 24 Jul 1670 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Aug 1740 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. Isaac Farwell was born about 1676; died on 28 Jun 1753.

  3. 6.  Thomas Colburn was born about 1649 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts (son of Edward Colburn and Hannah); died before 1728 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1648, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 1728

    Thomas married Hannah Rolfe on 6 Aug 1672 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Hannah Rolfe (daughter of Daniel Rolfe and Hannah Bradstreet).

    Notes:

    Also called Hannah Rouf. Not the Hannah Rolfe who died 16 Nov 1678.

    Children:
    1. 3. Hannah Colburn was born in 1673; died after 10 Mar 1741 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Deacon Henry Farwell was born about 1605 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England (son of William Farwell and Joan); died on 1 Aug 1670 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1 Aug 1670, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    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."

    Deacon married Olive Welby on 16 Apr 1629 in St. Botolph's, Boston, Lincolnshire, England. Olive (daughter of Richard Welby and Frances Bulkeley) was born before 17 Jun 1604 in Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England; died on 1 Mar 1692 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Olive Welby was born before 17 Jun 1604 in Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England (daughter of Richard Welby and Frances Bulkeley); died on 1 Mar 1692 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 17 Jun 1604, Moulton near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England

    Notes:

    One of Teresa's four proven "gateway ancestors", and one of DK's three.

    Emigrated to from Lincolnshire to Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband Henry Farwell, about 1636. [Royal Ancestry]

    Her descendants include Katherine Hepburn, Mitt Romney, and Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle.

    Henry Farwell (1605-1670 )= Olive Welby (1604-1692)
    Mary Farwell (1643- 1714) = John Bates (1642-1722)
    Mary Bates = Josiah Cleveland
    Joseph Cleveland = Deborah Butterfield
    Bridget Cleveland = Nathaniel Cogswell
    William Cogswell = Mary Brewster
    William Henry Cogswell = Lucretia Anne Payne
    Annie Payne Cogswell = William Lyon Pynchon
    William Henry Chichele Pynchon (b. 1867 = Carrie Susan Moyses
    Thomas Ruggles Pynchon IV (1909-1995) = Katherine Frances Bennett (1909-1966)
    Thomas Ruggles Pynchon V (1937- )

    Olive Welby (1604-1692) = Henry Farwell (1605-1670)
    Olive Farwell (b. 1645) = Benjamin Spalding (b. 1643)
    Edward Spalding (1672-1739) = Mary Adams (d. 1754)
    Ephraim Spalding (b. 1700) = Abigail Bullard (b. 1708)
    Oliver Spalding (1739-1796) = Mary Witter (1740-1781)
    Erastus Spalding (1775-1830) = Jennet Mack (d. 1836)
    Martha Ann Spalding (1818-1882) = Leman Benton Garlinghouse (1814-1872)
    Caroline Garlinghouse (1856-1894) = Alfred Augustus Houghton (1851-1892)
    Katharine Martha Houghton (1878-1951) = Thomas Norval Hepburn (1879-1962)
    Katharine Houghton Hepburn (1909-2003)

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Farwell was born before 27 May 1630; died on 9 Nov 1670 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    2. Samuel Farwell was born before 9 Jun 1633 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England; died on 20 Jun 1634.
    3. John Farwell was born before 25 Oct 1635; died before 15 Sep 1686 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    4. 4. Ensign Joseph Farwell was born on 26 Feb 1641 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 31 Dec 1722 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    5. Mary Farwell was born about 1643 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 7 Mar 1714 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    6. Olive Farwell was born about 1645 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut.

  3. 10.  Deacon Isaac Learned was born before 25 Feb 1624 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England (son of William Learned and Godethe Gillman); died on 29 Nov 1657 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 25 Feb 1623, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
    • Baptised: 25 Feb 1624, St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
    • Alternate death: 4 Dec 1657, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Selectman in Chelmsford 22 Dec 1654. Deacon of the Chelmsford church.

    Isaac Learned (1624-1657) = Mary Stearns (1627-1664)
    Benoni Learned (1656-1738) = Sarah Wright (1664-1736)
    Edward Learned (1705-1775) = Sarah Fuller (1720-1783)
    Edward Learned (1749-1792) = Sarah Pratt (1733->1791)
    Mary Learned (~1780-1834) = Seth Harding (1782-1825)
    Edward Learned Harding (1822-1885) = Lucy Booker Ramsay (1839-1906)
    Mary Virginia Ramsay Harding (1871-~1962) = John Henry Steuart (1831-1892)
    Gladys Virginia Steuart (1891-1947) = Count Gyula Apponyi de Nagy-Apponyi (1873-1924)
    Countess Géraldine Margit Virginia Olga Mária Apponyi de Nagy-Apponyi (1915-2002) = Zog I, King of the Albanians (1895-1961)
    Leka, Crown Prince of Albania (1939-2011) = Susan Cullen-Ward (1941-2004)
    Prince Leka of Albania (1982- )

    Source: Wm. Addams Reitwiesner, "A Hitherto Unnoted Descedant of Henry Adams of Braintree: Leka I, King (Claimant) of Albania." The American Genealogist 53:18, 1977.

    Deacon married Mary Stearns on 9 Jul 1646 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Isaac Stearns and Mary Barker) was born before 6 Jan 1626; died on 8 Jan 1664 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Mary Stearns was born before 6 Jan 1626 (daughter of Isaac Stearns and Mary Barker); died on 8 Jan 1664 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 6 Jan 1626, Nayland, Suffolk, England
    • Alternate birth: 6 Jan 1626, Nayland, Suffolk, England
    • Baptised: 26 Jan 1626, Nayland, Suffolk, England
    • Alternate birth: Bef 6 Jan 1627, Nayland, Suffolk, England
    • Baptised: 6 Jan 1627, Nayland, Suffolk, England
    • Alternate death: Bef 21 Dec 1663
    • Alternate death: 9 Jan 1664, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. Mary Learned was born on 7 Aug 1647 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. 5. Hannah Learned was born on 24 Aug 1649 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died after 1722.
    3. Benoni Learned was born on 29 Nov 1657 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 10 Apr 1738 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Edward Colburn was born about 1618 in England; died on 17 Feb 1700 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Emigrated to Ipswich, 1635, on the Defense. Subsequently in Dracut, 1671.

    Edward married Hannah before 1645. Hannah died before 23 Jan 1713. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Hannah died before 23 Jan 1713.

    Notes:

    "Despite persistent, unsupported claims to the contrary, there is no evidence that her name was Hannah Rolfe; this probably arises from confusion with 'Hannah Rouf [probably Rolfe],' 1st wife of her son Thomas." [The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, pp. 147-48.]

    Children:
    1. 6. Thomas Colburn was born about 1649 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died before 1728 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Daniel Rolfe died before 24 Jun 1654.

    Notes:

    Savage calls Daniel, the husband of Hannah Bradstreet, son of a Robert Rolfe. With (as far as we can see) no more evidence than this, various online sites have made him a son of Robert Rolfe and Joan Iles who married 14 Nov 1616 in Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire.

    Daniel married Hannah Bradstreet before 1651. Hannah (daughter of Humphrey Bradstreet and Bridget) was born about 1625 in England; died on 20 Jun 1665 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Hannah Bradstreet was born about 1625 in England (daughter of Humphrey Bradstreet and Bridget); died on 20 Jun 1665 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1620

    Children:
    1. 7. Hannah Rolfe