James CARR

Male 1650 - 1726  (76 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  James CARR was born 28 Apr 1650, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts (son of George CARR and Elizabeth OLIVER); died 5 Aug 1726, Salisbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Subscribed to the oath of allegiance and fidelity at Salisbury in 1678. He was a soldier in King Philip's War and a part owner of the ferry and Carr's Island, where he lived.

    The estate of James Carr was administered Oct. 23, 1726.

    James married Mary SEARS 14 Nov 1677. Mary (daughter of Thomas SEERS/SEARS and Mary HILTON) was born 30 Oct 1657. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mary CARR was born 15 Dec 1678, Newbury, Massachusetts; died 27 Jun 1744, Salisbury, Massachusett.
    2. John CARR was born 26 Aug 1684, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; died 5 May 1753, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.
    3. Hepzibah CARR was born 24 Apr 1692, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; died 06 Jul 1765, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  George CARR was born 15 Aug 1599, London, England (son of William CARR and Ursula BRANDING); died 4 Apr 1682, Salisbury, Massachusetts.

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    Name:
    George Carr, son of Sir William Carr of Northumberland County, England, was born in 1599 and, according to family records and tradition, which are borne out in published histories of the Carr families, was one of the shipwrights on board the "Mayflower" in 1620. He brought with him his bride, Lucinda (Davenport) Carr, and a copy of the coat-of-arms of his family, which is still in the possession of his descendants. The young wife of George Carr was among the unfortunate forty-one to died in the first sickness at Plymouth. William Carr, brother of George, came to new England in the ship "fortune" in 1621, bringing the old family Bible, still preserved by his descendants. In this Bible are the baptismal records of the brothers and also a diary kept by Susan (Rothchild) Carr, relating to the history of the family. Wm. Carr also brought a copy of the coat-of-arms of his line, which is still preserved and is an exact counterpart of that owned by George Carr's descendants. No other proof has been found of the "Mayflower" passengers of this name, but recent English research has strongly strengthened the family tradition.

    George Carr, first of the name in New England, remained with the Pilgrims at Plymouth the first winter, and soon after removed to Ipswich, locating later with the first settlers at "Colchester" (Salisbury), Massachusetts. Here he received land in the first division, and is honored with the title of "Mister," a distinguishing mark of respect in the days of Colonial settlements.....

    The importance of keeping the ferry established at Carr's Island, lopen for the transportation of troops and ammunition during the progress of King Philip's War, was carefully provided for in orders passed by the General Court, establishing a garrison of the full number of men, which Mr. Carr was to maintain at his own expense for the security of the ferry. (Massachusetts Colonial records, Vol. V, pg. 89) At this time and for many years after, the only route from Boston to the eastern frontier was by way of this ferry at Carr's Island. largely patronized by the settlers in this immediate vicinity, by soldiers engaged in various expeditions against the Indians, by any by traders and travelers of every description, the income derived from the "great ferry and the bridge and privileges thereunto belonging," rapidly increased the estate of Mr. Carr, and at his death, which occurred April 4, 1682, his real and personal property was valued at nearly fourteen hundred pounds, a very large estate for those early days.

    In the division of his property, made by a committee appointed by the county court, and recorded, Sept. 25, 1683, in Probate Records, the bridge and ferry were assigned to Richard and James Carr, sons of george Carr, and they continued in undisturbed possession for several years; but the establishment of the rival ferry in 1687 was the beginning of long and tedious litigation, with varying success to each of the contestants, until the increase of population gradually diverted the tide of travel from the old ferry and it was finally abandoned. A large part of the island remained in the possession of the lineal descendants of George Carr, but the subsequent division of his estate, resulting from inter-marriages and conveyances, largely increased the number of owners, and interfered with careful and prudent management of the property

    George — Elizabeth OLIVER. Elizabeth was born 1600, England; died , Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth OLIVER was born 1600, England; died , Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Elder Thomas Oliver of Boston

    Children:
    1. George CARR was born 15 Apr 1644, Salisbury, Massachusetts.
    2. 1. James CARR was born 28 Apr 1650, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 5 Aug 1726, Salisbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
    3. Sarah CARR was born 16 Dec 1654, Salisbury, Massachusetts; died , North Kingstown, Rhode Island.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William CARR was born 16 May 1542, London, England (son of Thomas KERR and Elizabeth HERRON); died , London, England.

    William — Ursula BRANDING. Ursula was born Abt 1552, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Ursula BRANDING was born Abt 1552, England.
    Children:
    1. 2. George CARR was born 15 Aug 1599, London, England; died 4 Apr 1682, Salisbury, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thomas KERR was born Abt 1520, England.

    Thomas — Elizabeth HERRON. Elizabeth was born Abt 1520, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth HERRON was born Abt 1520, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. William CARR was born 16 May 1542, London, England; died , London, England.