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Richard Farnsworth

Male Abt 1584 - 1675  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name Richard Farnsworth 
    Born Abt 1584  Eccles, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1616 and 1675  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4613  Puffers
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2013 

    Father Elizeius Farnsworth,   b. Jan 1562, Eccles, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1662  (Age ~ 99 years) 
    Mother Margaret,   b. Abt 1565,   d. Bef 1665  (Age ~ 99 years) 
    Family ID F209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Marshe,   b. 1 Nov 1584, Eccles, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Jan 1607/8  Eccles, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Aliza Farnsworth,   b. 25 Feb 1609/10, Prestwick, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1688/9, Groton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Joseph Farnsworth, Sr.,   b. 1610, Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1659/60, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. Matthias Farnsworth,   b. 20 Jul 1612, Farnworth, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1688/9, Groton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Jonathan Farnsworth,   b. 2 Aug 1612, Prestwick, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Farnsworth,   b. 8 Nov 1618, Eccles, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Hester Farnsworth,   b. 28 Oct 1621, Eccles, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1623, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F6053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON BEARING THE NAME OF FARNSWORTH THAT WE NOW OF I N THIS COUNTRY. HE IS FIRST HEARD OF THERE ABOUT 1632, BUT PROBABLY CAME OVER WITH THE DORCHESTER COMPANY, THOUGH PREHAPS NOT IN THE FIRST VESSEL. HE WAS ADMITTED FREEMAN MARCH 14, 1638-9. ANOTHER JOSEPH FARNSWORTH, PROBABLY HIS SON, WAS ADMITTED FREEMAN MAY 2, 1649. THE NAME IS SPELLED IN THE RECORD IN BOTH CASES FFARNWORTH" HE DIED JAN. 12, 1660, AND HIS WILL WAS PROVED AND IS RECORDED IN SUFFOLK REGISTRY OF WILLS, VOL. 1, FOL 327, AND HAS BEEN PRINTED IN THE HISTORIC-GENEALOGIC-AL REGISTER, VOL IX P. 140. HE PROVIDES IN IT FOR HIS WIFE, WHOM HE CALLS "MARY, FORMERL Y WIFE OF JOHN LONG AND THOMAS LONG. " HE ALSO GIVES LEGACIES TO HIS DAUGHTERS, ELIZABETH, WIFE OF JOHN MANSFIELD, STHER, MARY WIFE OF ABRAHAM RIPLEY, HIS GRANDSON, " JOSEPH PECK, SON OF SIMON PECK, WHO MARRIED WITH HANNAH, MY DAUGHTER, NOW DECEASED, " AND REBECCA, AND , AND ALSO TO HIS ELDEST SON JOSEPH, ALTHOUGH HE HAD, AS HE SAYS, "ALREADY ASSISTED HIM GREATLY, AND THE REST TO HIS SON DAMUEL, WHO APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A MINOR. . . THE INVENTORY RETURNED AMOUNTED TO LL 206 18 S 2 ND JOSEPH'S FIRST WIFE'S NAME WAS ELIZABETH, SURNAME UNKNOWN. AFTER JOSEPH'S DEATH HIS WIDOW VERY SOON MARRIED JOHN WILCOCK, THEN RESIDENT AT DORCHESTER. SHE WAS EXECUTOR OF HER HUSBAND "FFARNWORTH'S WILL, AND JOINING HER HUSBAND WILCOCK SHE MADE A DEED OF PART OF HIS LAND, APRIL 20, 1660, TO WILLIAM POND SUFFOLK DEEDS B. VII FOL. 296 HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON BEARING THE NAME OF FARNSWORTH THAT WE NOW OF I N THIS COUNTRY. HE IS FIRST HEARD OF THERE ABOUT 1632, BUT PROBABLY CAME OVER WITH THE DORCHESTER COMPANY, THOUGH PREHAPS NOT IN THE FIRST VESSEL. HE WAS ADMITTED FREEMAN MARCH 14, 1638-9. ANOTHER JOSEPH FARNSWORTH, PROBABLY HIS SON, WAS ADMITTED FREEMAN MAY 2, 1649. THE NAME IS SPELLED IN THE RECORD IN BOTH CASES FFARNWORTH" HE DIED JAN. 12, 1660, AND HIS WILL WAS PROVED AND IS RECORDED IN SUFFOLK REGISTRY OF WILLS, VOL. 1, FOL 327, AND HAS BEEN PRINTED IN THE HISTORIC-GENEALOGIC-AL REGISTER, VOL IX P. 140. HE PROVIDES IN IT FOR HIS WIFE, WHOM HE CALLS "MARY, FORMERL Y WIFE OF JOHN LONG AND THOMAS LONG. " HE ALSO GIVES LEGACIES TO HIS DAUGHTERS, ELIZABETH, WIFE OF JOHN MANSFIELD, STHER, MARY WIFE OF ABRAHAM RIPLEY, HIS GRANDSON, " JOSEPH PECK, SON OF SIMON PECK, WHO MARRIED WITH HANNAH, MY DAUGHTER, NOW DECEASED, " AND REBECCA, AND , AND ALSO TO HIS ELDEST SON JOSEPH, ALTHOUGH HE HAD, AS HE SAYS, "ALREADY ASSISTED HIM GREATLY, AND THE REST TO HIS SON DAMUEL, WHO APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A MINOR. . . THE INVENTORY RETURNED AMOUNTED TO LL 206 18 S 2 ND JOSEPH'S FIRST WIFE'S NAME WAS ELIZABETH, SURNAME UNKNOWN. AFTER JOSEPH'S DEATH HIS WIDOW VERY SOON MARRIED JOHN WILCOCK, THEN RESIDENT AT DORCHESTER. SHE WAS EXECUTOR OF HER HUSBAND "FFARNWORTH'S WILL, AND JOINING HER HUSBAND WILCOCK SHE MADE A DEED OF PART OF HIS LAND, APRIL 20, 1660, TO WILLIAM POND SUFFOLK DEEDS B. VII FOL. 296