John Farrington

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
John Farrington, son of Edmund Farrington and Elizabeth Newhall, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, in 1622.1,2,3 He died at Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, 2 May 1666.2

John married Elizabeth Knight, daughter of William Knight and Elizabeth (…), say 1661.2,4,5

John died intestate and administration was granted to the widow Elizabeth who returned an inventory amounting to £250 7s 3p; the distribution was ordered later. The inventory included the water mill, dam, floodgates, mill house, etc "being in equal partnership with Edmond Farrington, the one-half belonging to the deceased (95 pounds); the old house, unfinished (1/2 being to the deceased), a barn not finished, a cow house, 9acres of land adjoining the house, 6 acres marsh, various cows, oxen, steers, lambs, etc., husbandry tools and household goods. Total 243 pounds, 6 shillings. The inventory was allowed and on 27 November 1666 ordered paid: to Edward the eldest £60; to John £30;and to Jacob £30 at age twenty-one. The remainder was to go to the widow and the whole estate was to remain in her hands for the bringing up of the children.6


Elizabeth Knight b. say 1641, d. 15 Dec 1678
  • Edward Farrington+2 b. 5 Jul 1662, d. 3 Jan 1746/47
  • John Farrington2 b. 9 Mar 1663/64
  • Jacob Farrington2 b. 22 May 1666, d. 29 Jun 1667
This person was last edited on5 May 2022


  1. [S1368] Thomas W. Cooper II, "The Olney, Bucks., Emigrant Cluster: The Buckinghamshire Origin of the New England Families of Worcester: New(h)all, Kirtland, Farrington, Fuller, Gaines, Partridge, and Purrier," The American Genealogist 65 (Apr 1990): 65-68, at 67, further cited as Cooper, "Olney Bucks., Emigrant Cluster."
  2. [S1370] Marcia Wiswall Lindberg, "Edmund Farrington and His Descendants Through Sons Mathew and John," The Essex Genealogist 17 (Aug 1997): 142-153, at 146-147, further cited as Lindberg, "Edmund Farrington."
  3. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635, 7 volumes (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 2:494-498, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  4. [S1330] Estimated from birth of first child (1662).
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 530, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  6. [S1370] Lindberg, "Edmund Farrington," 146.