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William Farrar

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Birth  25 Apr 1583  Croxton, Lincolnshire, England 
Sex  Male 
Died  11 Jun 1637  Farrars Island, Henrico, VA 
Person ID  I4781  Default Tree 
Last Modified  24 Dec 2005 
 
Father  John Farrar, b. Abt 1550, London, England 
Mother  Cicely Kelke, b. 1552, Barnetby, Lincolnshire, England 
Group Sheet  F2377  Default Tree 
 
Family 1  Cicely Reynolds, b. Abt 1600, Dorsetshire, England 
Married  1623  Henrico County, VA 
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TITL Farrar Family Info I Have Gathered
TYPE Web SiteSUBM Jeff ClemmerDATE December 24, 2000, message #994

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TITL Farrar Family Info I Have Gathered
TYPE Web SiteSUBM Jeff ClemmerDATE December 24, 2000, message #994
Children 
 1. Cicely Farrar, b. 1625, Henrico County, VA
 2. William II Farrar, b. 1627, Farrars Island, Henrico, VA
 3. John Farrar, b. 4 Sep 1631, Farrars Island, Henrico County, VA
Group Sheet  F2376  Default Tree 
 
Notes  TITL Our Children’s Ancestors, Payne Family
AUTH Kristy Williams
TYPE Web SiteDATE 1999-2001
TITL Farrar Family Info I Have Gathered
TYPE Web SiteSUBM Jeff ClemmerDATE December 24, 2000, message #994[De Morley1.FTW]
William Farrar I (1594-1637), born in Ewood, Halifax, Yorkshire , England.
Wife: Cicely Reynolds Jordan (1600-1662)
Children: Cicily Farrar (1625-1702)
* William Farrar II (1626-1677/8)
John Farrar (?-?)
Martha Farrar (?-?)
Comments: Born at Ewood, William arrived in America in March 161 8 aboard the ill-fated ship "Neptune", where some 30 people die d in route. Once established in Virginia, he became very promine nt in
colonial leadership. From 1625-1637, he sat on the presti gous governing council,
which is why records often refer to him as Councillor William Fa rrar. He also served as Justice of the Peace, which entitled hi m to preside over cases in the County Court. However the achiev ement
for which his is most remembered is the establishment of F arrar's Island, in what is now
Henrico County, VA. The estate consisted of 2000 acres locate d in a bend in the James River, about 12 miles south of present- day Richmond. On the northern tip of the island is the site o f
Henrico (named after Henry, Prince of Wales), founded in 161 2 as the second settlement in VA. However Henrico did not las t due to a variety of reasons, and was all but abandoned by 1619 . During
the famed Indian massacre of VA settlers which began o n Good Friday, March 22, 1622, about ten men were killed at Will iam Farrar's house. William managed to escape to the fortifie d home of his
neighbor Samuel Jordan, where he stayed for some t ime. After Jordan died, William won the competition for Jordan' s young, attractive, and wealthy widow Cicely, and they were mar ried on May 2,
1625.
Children of William Farrar and Cicely Reynolds are:
     128       i.   Col. William Farrar II, born 1626 in Jamesto wn, VA; died February 11, 1677/78 in Henrico Co., VA; married Ma ry Williams 1656.
                 ii.   Cicely Farrar, born 1627 in Farrar's Isla nd, Henrico Co., VA; died 1703; married Henry Sherman, Sr.
                iii.   Lt. Col. John Farrar, born 1631 in Farrar 's Island, Henrico Co., VA; died March 1684/85 in Henrico Co., V A.
At this time, I am unable to locate the source of the above note . JML 2-7-04
Jeff Clemmer writes: “The immigrant ancestor of this family (quo ting from ‘Adventures of Purse and Person’) was, ‘William Farra r baptized 28 April 1583 at Croxton, Lincolnshire, was the thir d son
of John Farrar the Elder (died 1628) of Croxton and of St . Mary, Aldermanbury, London, and his wife (married 25 August 15 74, St. Sepulcher’s Without Newgate, London) Cicely Kelke, daug hter of
William Kelke (died 1652). William Farrar’s father was o f an ancient family of Ewood, in Midgley, Parish of Halifax, Yor kshire. He was a relative of Nicholas Farrar, Sr. (1544 -1620 ) a merchant
and a leading member of the Virginia Company.’
“Wiliam arrived in Virgina on August 1618 with Lord De La Warr i n the Neptune. He married Cicely Reynolds, widow of Samuel Jorda n and herself an immigrant of 1611.”
Jeff Clemmer writes: “Farrar’s Island was the site of the’Citi e of Henrico’, one of Virginia’s first four primary settlement a reas under the Virginia Company of London. Later it was part o f a 2000
arce land patent issued posthumously to William Farra r in 1637. Farrar invested in the Company under its third charte r. In 1626, Govener Sir George Yeardly appointed Farrar to the g ovener’s
Council, a postion occupied until 1632. He also serve d as a justice for two counties. Farrar family members resided o n the island until they sold it to Thomas Randolph on 26 Jan. 17 27. William
Farrar I died on 11 Jun 1637 at Farrar’s Island, Hen rico, VA at the age of 54.”

TITL Our Children’s Ancestors, Payne Family
AUTH Kristy Williams
TYPE Web SiteDATE 1999-2001
TITL Farrar Family Info I Have Gathered
TYPE Web SiteSUBM Jeff ClemmerDATE December 24, 2000, message #994[De Morley1.FTW]
William Farrar I (1594-1637), born in Ewood, Halifax, Yorkshire , England.
Wife: Cicely Reynolds Jordan (1600-1662)
Children: Cicily Farrar (1625-1702)
* William Farrar II (1626-1677/8)
John Farrar (?-?)
Martha Farrar (?-?)
Comments: Born at Ewood, William arrived in America in March 161 8 aboard the ill-fated ship "Neptune", where some 30 people die d in route. Once established in Virginia, he became very promine nt in
colonial leadership. From 1625-1637, he sat on the presti gous governing council,
which is why records often refer to him as Councillor William Fa rrar. He also served as Justice of the Peace, which entitled hi m to preside over cases in the County Court. However the achiev ement
for which his is most remembered is the establishment of F arrar's Island, in what is now
Henrico County, VA. The estate consisted of 2000 acres locate d in a bend in the James River, about 12 miles south of present- day Richmond. On the northern tip of the island is the site o f
Henrico (named after Henry, Prince of Wales), founded in 161 2 as the second settlement in VA. However Henrico did not las t due to a variety of reasons, and was all but abandoned by 1619 . During
the famed Indian massacre of VA settlers which began o n Good Friday, March 22, 1622, about ten men were killed at Will iam Farrar's house. William managed to escape to the fortifie d home of his
neighbor Samuel Jordan, where he stayed for some t ime. After Jordan died, William won the competition for Jordan' s young, attractive, and wealthy widow Cicely, and they were mar ried on May 2,
1625.
Children of William Farrar and Cicely Reynolds are:
     128       i.   Col. William Farrar II, born 1626 in Jamesto wn, VA; died February 11, 1677/78 in Henrico Co., VA; married Ma ry Williams 1656.
                 ii.   Cicely Farrar, born 1627 in Farrar's Isla nd, Henrico Co., VA; died 1703; married Henry Sherman, Sr.
                iii.   Lt. Col. John Farrar, born 1631 in Farrar 's Island, Henrico Co., VA; died March 1684/85 in Henrico Co., V A.
At this time, I am unable to locate the source of the above note . JML 2-7-04
Jeff Clemmer writes: “The immigrant ancestor of this family (quo ting from ‘Adventures of Purse and Person’) was, ‘William Farra r baptized 28 April 1583 at Croxton, Lincolnshire, was the thir d son
of John Farrar the Elder (died 1628) of Croxton and of St . Mary, Aldermanbury, London, and his wife (married 25 August 15 74, St. Sepulcher’s Without Newgate, London) Cicely Kelke, daug hter of
William Kelke (died 1652). William Farrar’s father was o f an ancient family of Ewood, in Midgley, Parish of Halifax, Yor kshire. He was a relative of Nicholas Farrar, Sr. (1544 -1620 ) a merchant
and a leading member of the Virginia Company.’
“Wiliam arrived in Virgina on August 1618 with Lord De La Warr i n the Neptune. He married Cicely Reynolds, widow of Samuel Jorda n and herself an immigrant of 1611.”
Jeff Clemmer writes: “Farrar’s Island was the site of the’Citi e of Henrico’, one of Virginia’s first four primary settlement a reas under the Virginia Company of London. Later it was part o f a 2000
arce land patent issued posthumously to William Farra r in 1637. Farrar invested in the Company under its third charte r. In 1626, Govener Sir George Yeardly appointed Farrar to the g ovener’s
Council, a postion occupied until 1632. He also serve d as a justice for two counties. Farrar family members resided o n the island until they sold it to Thomas Randolph on 26 Jan. 17 27. William
Farrar I died on 11 Jun 1637 at Farrar’s Island, Hen rico, VA at the age of 54.”
 
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