Dea. Henry FARWELL

Male 1605 - 1670  (65 years)


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  • Name Henry FARWELL  [2, 3, 4
    • Henry Farwell was born to William Farwell and his first wife. He was one of at least five children they had together.

      Henry Farwell married Olive Welby on April 16, 1629 at St. Botolph's Church in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. (My son's wife has ancestor's who were married there as well.) Henry and Olive had six children together, three having been born in England and three in Massachusetts.

      Henry emigrated from England with his wife and two children before July 1636.

      Sometime after July 5, 1636 The Concord Church, of which Henry was a member, was organized by a council which met at Cambridge, July 5th, 1636. The Rev. Peter Bulkeley was ordained Pastor. Henry remained an active member for in 1660 as a Deacon, he was in "charge of the linen and pewter". (Another source lists him as a tailor. Perhaps this is why he was put in charge of the church linens.)

      Henry took the Oath of Allegiance in Concord, Massachusetts on March 14, 1639, but moved from there to Chelmsford about six years later.

      "His house in Chelmsford was situated on the Billerica road..." "on the same side..as Abraham Parker and Jacob Parker. His home was nearer the village than theirs."

      At some point Henry received land grants from both Concord and Chelmsford, but I don't have the dates for those.

      Sometime after 1655 Henry signed a petition "to trade with the Indians".

      In 1659 he received 3 5s from the town of Chelmsford "for the paiment for A drum..." My question is, "Was this a drum he'd gotten from the Indians or a drum he built?"

      Henry wrote his will twenty days before his death.

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      Created by: Harlene Soper-Brown [1, 2]
    Prefix Dea. 
    Born 1605  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Aug 1670  Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I73401  Main Tree
    Last Modified 1 May 2018 

    Family Olive WELBY,   b. 1604, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1691/2, Chelmsford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1629  St. Botolph's church, Boston, co. Lincoln Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth FARWELL,   c. 27 May 1630, Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1690, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [Birth]
     2. Samuel FARWELL,   c. 9 Jun 1633,   d. 20 Jun 1634  (Age ~ 1 years)  [Birth]
     3. John FARWELL,   c. 25 Oct 1635,   d. 1686, Concord, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Ensign Joseph FARWELL,   b. 20 Feb 1642, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1722  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     5. Mary FARWELL,   b. Abt 1643,   d. 7 Mar 1713/4, Chelmsford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)  [Birth]
     6. Olive FARWELL,   b. 1645, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1740, Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 1 May 2018 
    Family ID F29735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1605 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Apr 1629 - St. Botolph's church, Boston, co. Lincoln Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Aug 1670 - Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    3. [S5714] "Farwell Ancestral Memorial - HENRY FARWELL, of Concord and Chelmsford Mass., and all his Descendants to the Fifth Generation", David-Parsons Holton, M.C., A.M. and Frances-K (Forward) Holton, (D-P Holton, M.D., Publisher, 1879).

    4. [S5840] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis.