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William Farrar

  • Birth 25 Apr 1583 Croxton, North Lincolnshire Unitary Authority, Lincolnshire, England
  • Death 11 Jun 1637 Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Jordan Point Manor, Prince George County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 28700353

Burial location submitted by member 47000293.
Born at Ewood, Midgley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England
Died on Farrar's Island, Chesterfield Co VA. He was a son of John FARRAR the Elder and Cicely KELKE. Married in 2 May 1625 at Jamestown VA to Cecily nee REYNOLDS. Their children are:

Cicely married Herman SHERMAN Sr
Capt William married Mary WILLIAMS
Lt Col John FARRAR 1631-1684/5

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name: William Ferrar
Birth Year: abt 1587
Arrival Year: 1618
Arrival Place: Virginia
Age: 31
Source Publication Code: 3520
Primary Immigrant: Ferrar, William
Annotation: From state papers in the Public Record Office, London, a census of the inhabitants of Virginia taken between January 20 and February 7, 1624 or 1625. Lists 1,232 names, with ages and ships taken. Item no. 1272, Colonial Records of Virginia, has many more
Source Bibliography: JESTER, ANNIE LASH, and MARTHA WOODROOF HIDEN. "Musters of the Inhabitants in Virginia 1624/1625." In Adventurers of Purse and Person; Virginia, 1607-1625. N.p.: Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1620 [Princeton University Press], 1956, pp. 5-69.
Page: 14
Our Marker is situated at the southeast corner of US 1/301 and Osborne Road, Chester, VA. Osborne is the road that leads approximately three miles to the Dutch Gap boat launch and parking area. The head of the 1 1/4 mile nature trail to Farrar's Island is at the far end of the parking area.

Our Marker reads:
In 1611 Farrar's Island was the site of the
"Citie of Henrico", one of Virginia's first four
primary settlement areas under the Virginia
Company of London. Later, it was part of a
2,000 acre land patent issued posthumously
to William Farrar in 1637. Farrar, who arrived
in Virginia from London in 1618 aboard the
Neptune, invested in the Company under its
third charter. In 1626, Governor Sir George
Yeardley appointed Farrar to the governor's
Council, a position occupied until 1632.
He also served as a justice for two counties.
Farrar family members resided on the island
until they sold it to Thomas Randolph on
26 Jan. 1727.
The first William Farrar sold his land in Hertsfordshire, England, and arrived August, 1618 in VA aboard the "Neptune." He was the founder of the Farrar's Island Farrars, one of the first families of Virginia. Before dawn one morning during the Indian Massacre of 1622, he rowed away from Farrar's Island, seeking safety at Jordan's Journey. There he eventually married Cecely Jordan. William became involved in lawmaking and helped to arrest and deport Governor Harvey. On 4 March 1625/6 King Charles I appointed him a member of the King's Council. He served on the Court and General Council of Virginia until the mid-1630's, when he presumably died.

Following contributed by member 46947920
He is also listed, different name spelling, in Hotten's book "The Original Lists of Persons of Quality" page 209:
The Muster of he Inhabitants of Jordan's Jorney (Jordan's Jorney from Charles Cittie) taken the 21st of January 1624
The MUSTER of m' William Ferrar & m's Jordan
William Ferrar aged 31 yeares in the Neptune in August 1618
Sisley Jordan aged 24 yeres in the Swan in August 1610
Mary Jordan her daughter ages 3 yeares} borne heare
Margaret Jordan aged 1 yeare} borne heare
Temperance Baley aged 7 yeares} borne heare
Also listed were ten male servants, ages 21 to 35 and their passage ships

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  • Created by: brenda joyce
  • Added: 1 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28700353
  • Candyce Hardin Williams Glaser
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Farrar (25 Apr 1583–11 Jun 1637), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28700353, citing Jordans Journey Parish, Jordan Point Manor, Prince George County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by brenda joyce (contributor 47000293) .