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Jacob Farrar


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Jacob Farrar

  • Baptized: 21 Aug 1614, Heptonstall, Halifax, Yorkshire, England 359,1143
  • Marriage: Ann on 28 Nov 1640 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England 359
  • Died: 14 Aug 1677, Woburn, Massachusetts at age 62 359,689,690,1143

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• Background Information. 690
On 24 Sep 1653, Jacob and his brother John "ffarrer" signed and subscribed to orders given by the town of Lancaster, Massachusetts. This is the earliest Jacob's name shows up in New England colonial records.

Jacab Farrar
did not bring his wife with him when he moved to New England, but she followed him after a few years with their four children.

Lancaster suffered greatly in 1675-1676, during King's Philip's War. Jacob lost two of his sons during this time. After this Jacob Farrar, his wife, son Joseph plus his daughter Mary and her husband John Houghton, Jr. moved to Woburn, where Jacob died 14 Agu 1677. His wife, and son-in-law, John Houghton, were appointed administrators of Jacob's estate, which was divided between the widow and the two surviving children. Jacob's widow, Ann, later married, 2 Nov 1680, John Sears.

The children of Jacob and Mary Farrar were:

Jacob, b. England, abt 1668; m. 20 Apr 1647, Hannah Hayward, daughter of George and Mary Haywood; d. 22 Aug 1675, in Monoco's Raid
George, b. 16 Aug 1679, Lancaster, Massachusetts; m. 9 Sep 1692, Mary Howe; d. 15 May 1760 in Lincoln, Mass.
Joseph, b. 28 Feb 1692/93, Concord; m. Mary
Isaac Farrar, b. 10 Aug 1719, Concord; m. 1 Mar 1743, Sarah Brooks, daughter of Benjamin Brooks and Sarah Heywood; d. aft 1 Dec 1806, bef 1 Oct 1808.

~Blackman and Allied families, pgs. 66 - 69

• Background Information. 1143
Jacob Farrar, of Deham, England and Lancaster, Massachusetts, was baptized at Heptonstall, Halifax, Yorkshire on 21 Aug 1614, and died at Worburn, Massacusetts, 14 Aug 1677. He married, first in Halifax, Yorkshire, Grace Dean. He married his second wife, Ann, on 2 Nov 1680. Ann remarried after Jacob's death to John Sears of Woburn.

Jabcob and his brother John emigrated from England to New England and settled at Dedham, Massachusetts. On 18 Jan 1653, the selectmen of Dedham entered in an agreement with Jacob Farrer to keep school, beginning 28 Jan 1653 at £20 a year "to teach to read English and the Accidence & rules & practice thereof . . ." Six months later, "upon the Request and motion of Jacob Farrow its is consented unto that himself or his brother shall attend the keeping the Schoole . . ." [The Deadham Historical Register, vol. i, 1890, p.90]

Soon after, Jacob and his brother moved to Lancaster where Jacob prepared a home for his family left behind in Yorkshire. His wife, Ann, and four chidlren, Jacob, John, Henry and Mary, joined him in 1658, brining £168 7s. addition estate. Aa a surveyor, he laid out many of the lots in town.

~ The English Ancestry of Jacob Farrer, NEHGR, Vol. XCV, p. 10

Jacob married Ann on 28 Nov 1640 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.359


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