Jonathan Fairbanks and Grace Smith

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Jonathan Fairbanks was the son of John Fairbank and (Isabella Staincliffe?) (see NEHGR 166:165-186). Jonathan married Grace Smith 20 May 1617 at St. John the Baptist church, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Grace was of Warley, Yorkshire, England.

Jonathan (and presumably his family arrived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts in about 1633. He subscribed to the covenant of Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts 23 March 1636/7.

Jonathan died 5 Dec 1668 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Jonathanís will was dated 1 June 1668 and probated 26 January 1669.

Jonathan and Graceís children are:

1 John Fairbanks, baptized 8 Feb 1617/8 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (see NEHGR 166:165), married Sarah Fiske, died 13 Nov 1684, will dated 10 Nov 1684 (according to Savage) Mar 1639 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

Wife: Sarah Fiske, d. 26 Nov 1683, according to Savage.
 
2
George Fairbanks, baptized 28 Nov 1619 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (see NEHGR 166:165), married Mary Adams 26 Oct 1646 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

Wife: Mary Adams.
 
3 Mary Fairbanks, baptized 3 Feb 1621 at St. John the Baptist, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, married 1) Michael Metcalf 2nd day 2nd month 1644 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts and 2) Christopher Smith 2nd day 6th month 1654 (see Connecticut Nutmegger 23:68), will dated 30 May 1684 (see Connecticut Nutmegger 23:68).

Husband 1: Michael Metcalf, son of Michael and Sarah (Elwyn) Metcalf, arrived at Boston in 1637, d. 1652 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

Husband 2: Christopher Smith, freeman 10 May 1643, d. 7 Nov 1676 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
 
4 Jonas Fairbanks, baptized 6 Mar 1624/5 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (see NEHGR 166:165), married Lydia Prescott 28 May 1658 (according to Savage), was fined for wearing great boots (a sumptuary law dictated that no man with less than 200 pounds could walk about in great boots), died 10 Feb 1676 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts (killed by Indians).

Wife: Lydia Prescott,
m. 2) ó Barron.
 
5 Susan Fairbanks, married Ralph Day 12 Aug 1647 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, died 8 May 1658 Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. She may have been baptized 10 Dec 1627 in Thornton in Craven, Yorkshire, England.

Husband: Ralph Day, freeman in 1645, will dated 12 Sep 1677, according to Savage, d. 28 Sep 1677 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
 
6 Jonathan Fairbanks, married (according to Savage) Deborah Shepard, freeman in 1690, died 23 Jan 1711 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

Wife: Deborah Shepard, d. 7 Sep 1705, according to Savage.


Summary of Sources

  1. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Boston, 1862, retrieved from http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/savage/, Nov 2012.
  2. West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D53/1/5; New Reference Number: WDP53/1/1/5. Ancestry.com. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Yorkshire Parish Records. Leeds, England: West Yorkshire Archive Service.
  3. Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
  4. Dedham, MA: Vital Records, 1635 - 1845 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007), (The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths, and Intentions of Marriage, in the Town of Dedham. Volumes 1 & 2. Edited by Don Gleason Hill, Dedham, MA, 1886.).
  5. Smith, Dean Crawford and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton, Part III,Boston, 2004, pgs. 133-34.
  6. Ancestry.com. American Marriages Before 1699 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997. Original data: Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.
  7. "The Founders of New England," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 14, No. 4, Oct 1860, 325.
  8. Ancestry.com. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.
  9. Earle, Alice Morse, Costume of Colonial Times, New York: Charles Scribner and Sons, 1917, p. 60.

Records related to Jonathan and Grace (Smith) Fairbanks but not copied below due to copyright considerations:

  1. Luedemann, Judith Miner Hine, "The Correct Ancestry of Ebenezer Smith 1741-ca 1791 and the Wives of Ezra-4 Smith," Connecticut Nutmegger, Vol. 23, 1990, p. 68-77.
  2. Joseph, Ruth Fairbanks and Landberg, James Swan, "Jonathan Fairbank of Dedham, Massachusetts and His Family in the West Riding of Yorkshire," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 166, Jul 2012, pgs. 165-186.


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Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England

Vol. 2
DAY

RALPH, Dedham, freem. 1645, d. 28 Oct. 1677, in his will of 12 Sept. preced. w. Abigail, wh. was d. of Daniel Pond, and ch. John, Ralph, Mary, wh. was w. of John Paine, Abigail, and s.-in-law John Ruggles, are nam. But his first w. was Susan, d. of Jonathan Fairbanks, wh. in 1668 ment. her four ch. in his will, and they are found in Dedham ch. rec. to be Elizabeth bapt. 3 July 1648, tak. with the town rec. that shows Mary, b. 9 Nov. 1649; Susan, 1652; and John, 15 Apr. 1654; while the next is found Abigail, d. of Ralph and Abigail, Apr. 1661.

FAIRBANKS
GEORGE, Dedham, s. Jonathan, came, prob. from Yorksh. Eng. with his f. and other ch. by w. Mary, had Mary, b. 10 Nov. 1647; George, 26 May 1650; Samuel, 28 Oct. 1652; Eliezur, 8 June 1665; Jonas, 23 Feb. 1657; was at Medfield, there had Jonathan, 1 May 1662; and Margaret, 27 June, 1664; was after of Sherborn; but at Medfield, says Barry, d. 10 Jan. [[vol. 2, p. 136]] 1683, or 6 Apr. of same yr.

JOHN, Dedham, eldest s. of Jonathan, came from Eng. no doubt, with his f. by w. Sarah had Joshua, b. 26 May 1642; John, 7 Feb. 1644; Sarah, 9 Dec. 1645; Jonathan, 10 Nov. 1648, d. prob. at 13 yrs.; Martha, and Mary, tw. 25 Dec. 1650; Joseph, 10 May 1656; Hannah, 10 Feb. 1659; and Benjamin, 17 Feb. 1662. Some wrong infer; from rec. may arise, that ano. w. Susan was mo. of the last six ch. His w. Sarah d. 26 Nov. 1683; and he d. 13 Nov. 1684. His will of 10 Nov. 1684, provides for ch. John, call. his eldest s. Joseph, his sec. and Benjamin, the youngest, d. Hannah, and gr.d. Mary Sawyer; so that we may be sure others were d.

JONAS, Lancaster 1657, s. of the first Jonathan, m. 28 May 1658, Lydia, d. of John Prescott, had Mary, b. 1659; Joshua, 1661; Grace, 1663; Jonathan, 1666; Hazadiah, 1668; Jabez, 1670; and Jonas, 1673. He was k. by the Ind. 10 Feb. 1676, with his s. Joshua. The wid. m. a Barron, and in 1698, sett. est. of F.

JONATHAN, Dedham, the progenit. I presume, of all this fam. name now in N. E. came with w. Grace and prob. all his six ch. bef. 1641, d. 5 Dec. 1668. His will of 1 June in that yr. pro. 26 Jan. foll. provides for or ment. w. Grace, eldest s. John; sec. George; Mary, w. of Christopher Smith; third s. Jonas; and Jonathan, the youngest; Sarah, eldest d. of s. John; s.-in-law Ralph Day, and ea. of the four ch. he had by my d. Susan, his late w. and largest portion to s. John. He WAS prob. from the W. riding of Yorksh. as the will of his uncle George calls him of Sowerby in that part of Eng.

JONATHAN, Dedham, s. of the preced. m. Deborah, d. of Edward Shepard of Cambridge, had Deborah, b. 3 June 1654; Grace, 17 Dec.1656; Sarah, 12 Dec. 1638; Edward, 10 Jan. 1661; David, 28 Jan. 1663; Samuel, 2 June 1665; Mary, 24 July 1667; and Jeremiah; was freem. 1690. His wid. d. 7 Sept. 1705.


Vol. 3
METCALF, frequently MEDCALF, in early rec.

MICHAEL, Dedham, eldest s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 2 or 12 Apr. 1644, Mary, d. of John Fairbanks, says the Metcalf geneal. bef. ment. but perhaps by mistake, had Michael, b. 21 Jan. 1645; Mary, 15 Aug. 1646; Sarah, 7 Dec. 1648; Jonathan, 21 Sep 1650; and Eleazer, 20 Mar. 1653, bef. ment. was freem. 1645, and d. (ten yrs. bef. his f.) 24 Dec. 1654. Mary m. 10 Dec. 1668, John Ware; and Sarah m. 4 June 1677, Robert Ware.
 
Source: Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Boston, 1862, retrieved from http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/savage/, Nov 2012.



American Marriages Before 1699

Metcalf

Michael2 (1620-1654) & Mary FAIRBANKS, m/2 Christopher SMITH 1654; 2 Apr 1654; Dedham {Reg. 6:173, 8:128w; Farr Anc. 94, 203; Dedham VR 126; Fairbanks 31; Metcalf 3; Goodwin: Gen. Notes 158; Fallass 138; R. Wheeler 17; Clark (,8) 133; Ware 10; Essex Ant.

Source: Ancestry.com. American Marriages Before 1699 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997. Original data: Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.



Costume of Colonial Times

By the provincial government of Massachusetts it was ordered in 1651, that no man worth under £200 should be allowed to "walk in great boots." Jonas Fairbanks and Robert Edwards were tried in the Bay Colony for this offence against the commonwealth. As the boots of that day were frequently made cavalier-fashion, with broad, flaring tops, there is no doubt that this law was a frugal measure to discountenance the waste of leather.

Source: Earle, Alice Morse, Costume of Colonial Times, New York: Charles Scribner and Sons, 1917, p. 60.


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Halifax, St John the Baptist:

Marriage record of Jonathan Fayrbanks and Grace Smith
Marriage
Jonathan Fayrbanke
and Grace Smith
20 May 1617
Baptismal records of Mary Fairbanks
Baptism
Mary Fayrbanke
3 Feb 1621

Source: West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D53/1/5; New Reference Number: WDP53/1/1/5. Ancestry.com. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Yorkshire Parish Records. Leeds, England: West Yorkshire Archive Service.



Massachusetts Town and Vital Records

Name:    Jonath Fairebanck
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    5 Dec 1668
Death Place:    Dedham, Massachusetts

Name:    Jonathan Fairbanks
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    23 Jan 1711
Death Place:    Dedham, Massachusetts

Name:    Susanna Day
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    8 May 1658
Death Place:    Dedham, Massachusetts

Name:    Ralph Day
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    28 Sep 1677
Death Place:    Dedham, Massachusetts

Name:    Jonas Fairbanks
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    10 Feb 1676
Death Place:    Lancaster, Massachusetts

Name:    Susan Fairbanks
Event Type:    Marriage
Marriage Date:    12 Aug 1647
Marriage Place:    Dedham, Massachusetts
Spouse Name:    Ralph Day

Name:    George Fairbanks
Event Type:    Marriage
Marriage Date:    26 Oct 1646
Marriage Place:    Dedham, Massachusetts
Spouse Name:    Mary Adams

Name:    Sarah Fiske
Event Type:    Marriage
Marriage Date:    Mar 1639
Marriage Place:    Dedham, Massachusetts
Spouse Name:    John Fairbanks

Name:    Christopher Smith
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    7 Nov 1676
Death Place:    Dedham, Massachusetts

Name:    Michaell Metcalfe
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    1652
Death Place:    Dedham, Massachusetts

Source: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).



Dedham, MA: Vital Records

1644...Michael Metcalfe & Mary Fairebanke, were married the 2 of the 2 mo.

Source: Dedham, MA: Vital Records, 1635 - 1845 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007), (The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths, and Intentions of Marriage, in the Town of Dedham. Volumes 1 & 2. Edited by Don Gleason Hill, Dedham, MA, 1886.).


Will of Jonathan Farebanck of Dedham:

In the yeare of Our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty & Eight, the first day of the fourth month Commonly called June, I Jonathan Farebanck of Dedham in the Countie of suffolke senior being sick & weake & Expecting that the day of my dissolution is drawing nigh, doe in the name & feere of God ordaine & make this my last will & Testament for the disposing & setling of the things of this life with which the Lord hath at present intrusted me in manner & forme as followeth, vizt - First I Commit my soule to God that gave it & trusting in the alone  Righteousnes & mediation of Jesus Christ my Redeemer & advocate & my body to the Earth whence it was taken to bee after my decease decently buryed therein in, [sic] in Christian buriall at the discretion of my Executors.

I give unto Grace my dearely & welbeloved wife, all Every part & parcell of my whole movable Estate whatsoever as well within dores as without namly all my household stuffe of all & Every sort & kind, And also my Cattle of all kinds all my Come Carts plowes, working tooles & utensells of Husbandry, all debts due to mee & whatever Else come within the denomination of movable Estate, And all this I give & bequeath unto my sayd wife, to dispose of when & to whome shee shall at any time see meete And more I give to Grace my sayd wife an Annuity of Eight pounds p[er] Ann[um] to bee payd to her or her assignes to her use yearley & Every yeare in two Equall parts that is to say at the End of Every halfe yeare foure pounds, after my decease for & duringe the whole time & tearme of her naturall life.

And more I Give to my sayd wife the libertie & free use of all my Houses yards & yarde roome for her self & her Cattle her assignes & all her ocations for the whole space of fowre monthes, next Ensuing after my decease. Item I Give & bequeath to George Farebanck my Second sonn & to his heires forever, sixteen pounds the one halfe to bee payd him within the space of one whole yeare next Ensuing after the decease of my sayd wife & whereas I have already given & doe hereby Confirme to my sonn George all that my part in the Generall divident already layd out neere meadfeild & some working tooles & such like small things my will & my mind is that the sayd parcell of Land & those tooles & other small things soe given shall bee all indifferently & Equally apprized, & if they shall together amount to the vallue of Eight pounds, then
it shall be accounted for his first payment. And then my mind is that my daughter mary shall have her first payment within the first yeare of my sayd wives decease, otherwise she is to tarry till the second yeare - And I give & bequeath to my daughter mary the wife of Christopher Smith the sume of sixteen pounds which sixteene pounds I give to my sayd daughter in perticular & distinct from her Husbands Estate & to bee alwayse at her dispose this sixteene pounds to bee payed in two Equall sumes Eight pounds, in Case my sonn George bee already payd, within the space of one whole yeare after my wives decease, & in Case George bee not payd soe much then shee is to be payd her first payment within two yeares after my wives decease.

Item more I give to my sayd daughter mary the sume of Three pounds to purchas her a suite of apparrell with, to bee payd within the space of Three monthes next after my decease.

Item I Give & bequeath to Jonas Farebanck my third sonn & to his heires for ever the like sume of sixteene pounds to bee also payd in two Equall sumes the first Eight pounds to bee payd the next yeare after his sister mary have received her first payment.

Item I Give & bequeath unto Jonathan Farebanck my yongest sonn & his heires the like sume of sixteene pounds to bee payd also in two Equall sumes, the first halfe to bee payd in the yeare next Ensuing, after his brother Jonas is payd his first halfe & whereas I have already given & doe hereby Confirme to my said sonn Jonathan one parcell of Land, vallued at five pounds my mind & will is that hee shall have & Enjoy the same in part of his first payment aforesd & also what debt shall appeare then to bee due from him to mee, shall bee reconed upon the same account.

Item my mind & my will is that when all my sonns & my daughters aforenamed, shall have & received their first payment in manner & time successively, as is before Expressed, that then my sonn George shall bee payd his seccond Eight pounds & then my daughter, & soe in the same order Jonas & Jonathan shall bee payd to them their heires, or assignes their seccond Eight pounds. Each one yeare after another, untill they bee all payd their full & whole legacies.

Item I give & bequeath to Sarah the Eldest daughter of my sonn John Farebanck one yong beast betweene one & 2 years of age, And more three pounds to bee payd by my Executor when shee shall attaine Lawfull Age, the yong beast before mentioned I reserve out of the Cattle bequeathed to Grace my wife.

Item I Give & bequeath to my sonn in Law Ralph Day, Forty shillings to bee payd within six monthes after my wives decease.

Item I Give & bequeath to Each of the fowre children of the sayd Ralph which hee had by my daughter Susan his late wife, the sume of Forty shillings to bee payd them severally as they shall attaine Lawfull Age - Provided all my other Legacies to my Three sonns & my daughter bee first payd in manner as is above Exprest.

Item my mind & my will is that all these my legacies abovsd bequeathed the specie or kind of payment whereof is not named shall bee all payed in Country payment at price then Currant in Deadham.

Item I Give & bequeath to John Farebanck my Eldest soonn all my Houses & Lands whatsoever & not being formerly above in this my will disposed of together with all my Common Rights & Towne priveledges whatsoever to have possest Enjoy the same to him & his heires forever. To enter upon all my Lands foreth with after my decease. And all my Houses & yards at the End of foure months next Ensuing the same.

Item I doe nominate Appoint & Ordaine John Farebanck my aforesayd Eldest sonn to bee my sole Executor, to whome I Commit all necessary trust & power requisit for the due & full performance of the Execution of this my last will as it belongs or is necessary to bee done by an Executor & Every part as is above Exprest.

Also, I name and intreat my very Loving freinds mr Eliazer Lusher & Peter Woodward senior to bee Overseers, to the performance of this my present will & to bee assisting to my above named Executor therein as themselves shall see Cause. And I doe hereby revoake & make null & voyd all other or former wills whatsoever by mee formerly made & doe avouch & declare this present writting as is above herein incerted, to bee & Containe my true only & last will & Testament. In Wittnes whereof I the sayd Jonathan Farebanck senior have hereunto subscribed my hand & affixed my seale the day & yeare first above written
Signed sealed published
in the presence of us                                 The marke of  G  Jonathan Farebanck senr
William Avery Thomas Medcalfe               & a seale
memorandum that the words (vallued at five pounds) concerning the Land given to Jonathan was Enterlined before the sealing of this present writing 6:January:1668

William Avery & Thomas Medcalfe deposed in Court the 26 instant that this instrument was signed sealed Published & declared to bee the last will & Testament of Jonathan Farebanck, in their prsence by himselfe, that when hee soe did hee was of a sound disposing mind to their best knowledge
Edw. Rawson Reccord

[Suffolk Probate, 6:15]

Source: Smith, Dean Crawford and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton, Part III, Boston, 2004, pgs. 133-34.


U.S. and Canada Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Name: Jonathan Fairbanks
Arrival Year: 1633
Arrival Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Family Members: 4 sons
Source Publication Code: 9448
Primary Immigrant: Fairbanks, Jonathan
Annotation: In the years from 1925 to 1942, Frederick A. Virkus edited seven volumes with the title, The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, published in Chicago by the Institute of American Genealogy. Each volume has a section in the main body of the work, co
Source Bibliography: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964. 75p. Repr. 1986.
Page: 29

Source: Ancestry.com. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.



The Founders of New England

Aprill 8th 1637. The examinacion of Michill Metcalfe of Norwich, Dornix weauer, aged 45 yeares and Sarrah his wife, aged 39 yeares, with 8 Children, Michill: Thomas: Marey: Sarrah: Elizabeth: Martha: Joane: and Rebeca: and his Saruant Thomas Comberbach, aged 16 yeares, are desirous to passe to boston in New England to inhabit

Source: "The Founders of New England," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 14, No. 4, Oct 1860, 325.



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