George Farr


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George Farr

  • Born: 1594, England 446
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Stowers about 1633 in Lynn, Massachusetts 446
  • Died: 24 Oct 1662, Lynn, Massachusetts at age 68 446

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Emigration, 1630. 446
George Farr's inventory included "one parcel of old books and two pots & old peck and a pair of spinning cards" valued at 6s.

• Land. 446
was Granted thirty acres and ten acres in the 1638 Lynn land division

• Will. 446
Dated 1 July 1662 and proved 26 November 1662

George Farr bequeathed to "my son John" a lot of ground in Lynn and two acres at Rumney marsh; to "my sons Lazerous and Bengamin ... my house and all theland about it" along with another lot of land; to "my wife" her thirdsduring her widowhood; to "my son Joseph" fifty shillings when he comes ofage; to "my four daughters namely Mary, Martha, Elizebeth and Sarah"fifty shillings apiece, Mary and Martha two years after testator's decease and Elizabeth and Sarah four years after [EQC 3:18-19; EPR1:402-03]. The inventory of the estate of George Farr, deceased, taken 24 November 1662, totalled ?109 8s., including ?57 in real estate: "onedwelling house and some outhousing with the lot it stands upon," ?20;"eight acres of upland," ?16; "eight acres more of upland," ?16; and "twoacres of salt marsh in Rumley Marsh."

• Background Information. 446
At tue age of sixty-three, 15 Apr 1657, George was deposed, giving a likely birth date of about 1594. He died at Lynn, Massachusets on 27 Nov 1672. George married, by 1633, Elizabeth Stowers, the daughter of Nicholas Stowers. Elizabeth died after 27 Nov 1672. Their children were:

John, b. abt 1633; d. Lynn 29 Oct 1672
Lazarus, b. abt. 1635; d. Lynn, 9 Dec 1669
Mary, b. abt 1637; m. by 1657 Matthias Farnsworth of Groton
Benjamin, b. abt. 1641; m. Lynn 28 Jul 1680 Elizabeth Burrill
Martha, b. abt. 1641; m. Boston 18 Sep 1661, "William Clarke now resident in Boston"
Joseph, b. abt 1643; d. Lynn 3 Feb 1727 in his 90th year; m. 1st Lynn 22 Sep 168 Hannah Walden; m. 2nd Lynn 15 Sep 1696 Rebecca Knight
Sarah, b. abt. 1647; m. by 1672 John Holmes

• Background Information. 144
George Farr, the father of Mary Farr, is named in the letter of instructions sent from the company in London to the officials at Salem, as a shipwright sent out by them in that business in 1629. He appears, however, to have given up shipbuilding very early, and to have engaged as a land owner in farming in Lynn, near the place where Matthias Farnsworth had land.

George had several children who survived him, one of whom married Nicholas Hutchins, then of Lynn, who, moved to Groton soon after the earliest settlement there. Nicholas Hutchins purchased land adjoining to that owned by Matthias Farnsworth, and lived upon it.

~Farnsworth Memorial II, p. 20

George married Elizabeth Stowers, daughter of Nicholas Stowers and Amy, about 1633 in Lynn, Massachusetts.446 (Elizabeth Stowers was born about 1610 in Lynn, Massachusetts,446 died after 27 Nov 1672 in Lynn, Massachusetts 446 and was buried in Lynn, Massachusetts.)

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