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Thomas Farrar

Male 1617 - 1694  (77 years)


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  • Name Thomas Farrar 
    Born 1617  England ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1640  America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID C18933AF426B4C7BA855914001F0E73076CB 
    Died 23 Feb 1694 
    Person ID I662  Bradley - Post
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2013 

    Family Elizabeth Hood,   d. 8 Jan 1681, Roxbury/Lynn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1645 
    Children 
     1. Sarrah Farrar,   b. 1648,   d. 23 May 1712  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to the New England Historic Genealogical Register, Thomas Farrar Senior had a problem or two. In 1692, the town "voted that Thomas Farrar Senior (and seven others) should set in the pulpit", possible due to their age and difficulty of hearing. Later that year, pursuant to an accusation by Miss Putnam, he and six others in town were imprisoned on account of witchcraft. He was brought before the Salem court on May 18th, and sent to prison at Boston where he was detained until December the 27th.
      From Lewis's History of Lynn, page 183, comes this:
      "The deposition of Ann Putnam, who testifieth and saith, that on the
      8th day of May, 1692, there appeared to me the apparition of an old
      gray-head man, with a great nose, which tormented me, and urged me to
      write in his book; and I asked him what was his name, and from whence
      he came, for I would complain of him; and people used to call him old
      father Pharaoh; and he said he was my grandfather, for my father used
      to call him father. I told him I would not call him grandfather, for
      he was a wizzard, and I would complain of him. And ever since he
      hath afflicted me by times, and beating me, and pinching me, and
      almost choking me, and urging me continually to write in his book." Such was the testimony against Farrar.