Jeffrey Ferris

Jeffrey Ferris

Birth
Leicestershire, England
Death 31 May 1666 (aged 55–56)
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 88266774 · View Source
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Note: the stained glass window shown is in the First Congregational Church, Greenwich CT.

Jeffrey Ferris was born in 1610, based on the vital dates in the window. He came to Massachusetts Bay in 1634 and first settled in Watertown MA. In 1635, he moved to Wethersfield, CT, then on to Stamford CT in 1641. Jeffrey landed in Greenwich, CT by 1650, East Town in 1655 and then resettled in Greenwich by about 1659. He died at Greenwich, CT, May 31, 1666.

MARRIED:
(1) about 1629 Mary Ann ____. She died at Stamford, 31 Jul 1658. There is NO documentation of this lady's maiden name.

(2) about 1659, Susanna (Norman) Lockwood, daughter of Richard Norman {1626, Salem} & widow of Robert Lockwood {1634, Watertown}. She died at Greenwich, 23 Dec 1660.

(3) about 1662, Judith (Feake) Palmer, daughter of James Feake of London & widow of William Palmer {1636, Watertown}. She married John Bowers soon after the death of Jeffrey Ferris, on 9 Mar 1666/7, "Judah Bowers, lately widow Ferris sometimes wife to Jeffrey Ferris, do openly acknowledge I have received in fulkl satisfaction what was given me by my husband's will."

Addendum: Tradition has it he was born in Leicestershire. Professional research was accomplished in England, hired by Chaplain Ferris and several associates in an effort to find out something about Jeffrey in the 1970s. Chaplain Ferris felt that the search was in depth and thorough, but the results were nil. The Parish records of the Leicestershire area did not show the surname Ferris, in any of its various spellings.

There has been additional research but no documentation has been discovered that proves his parentage "contrary to any FindAGrave links".

There is also the question of burial location. Agree the window shows Tomac Cemetery and a Ferris headstone, but there is no record of plot info or stone available. Tomac has been walked several times by different folks with negative results.

Jeffrey and Mary had John, Peter, Joseph, Mary, and James.

DNA of descendants has proven that Zachariah Ferriss is related to Jeffrey.

THE DUPLICATION OF SUSANNA LOCKWOOD LINKS WERE CREATED BY OTHER FOLKS AND DOUBT IF THEY WANT TO DELETE THEM, SO WILL LEAVE AS IS.

WILL BE GLAD TO SHARE THE INFORMATION I HAVE GATHERED IN THE PAST 30 YEARS; INFO IS ON ANCESTRY.COM.
Addendum by Jim Ferris

Bio by: Linda Mac


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  • Maintained by: Jim Ferris
  • Originally Created by: Observer4wing
  • Added: 9 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88266774
  • Jim Ferris
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeffrey Ferris (1610–31 May 1666), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88266774, citing Tomac Burying Ground, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jim Ferris (contributor 46557174) .