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Jonas Fairebanks

Male 1625 - 1676  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Jonas Fairebanks 
    Christened 6 Mar 1624/25  Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1633  [3, 4, 5
    Jonathan and Grace came to New England with their children settleing in Dedham, Massachusetts where he built a home that is still standing. It is known as the "Fairbanks House". 
    • Joseph (2012) gives their emigration year as 1636.
    The Fairbanks House
    The Fairbanks House
    The Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA is the oldest known wood structure still standing in North America. Built circa 1637 for Jonathan and Grace Fairbanks and their six children, it was home to eight generations of the Fairbanks family over the course of 268 years. The Fairbanks House is now a historic house museum and on the National Register of Historic Places.
    History 1652  [3, 5
    He was fined for violating the Statutes of 1651, by wearing great boots, while not being worth £200. 
    Moved to 1657  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Occupation Oct 1657  [3
    He was a farmer and possibly a carpenter as well. 
    Married To 28 May 1658  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Lydia Prescott, the daughter of John and Mary (Platts) Prescott. She was born on 15 August 1641 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Her birth was recorded as 15 (6) 1641. After the death of Jonas, in 1678 Lydia, married second, Elias Barron, son of Ellis Barron and Hannah Hawkins. She died in 1712 at age 71 years.

    Issue:
    1. Marie Fairbanks (1659-____)
    2. Joshua Fairbanks (1661-1676)
    3. Grace Fairbanks (1663-____)
    4. Jonathan Fairbanks (1666-1697)
    5. Hazadiah Fairbanks (1668-____)
    6. Jabez Fairbanks (1671-1758)
    7. Jonas Fairbanks (1673-1697) 
    • Their marriage date was recorded as 28 (3) 1658.
    History 7 Mar 1659  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    He was one of the signers of the Covenant establishing the town of Lancaster. 
    Died 10 Feb 1676  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    Person ID I16517  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2018 

    Father Jonathan Fairebanke,   b. After 18 May 1595, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1668, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Grace Smith,   b. Abt 1599, Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1673, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 May 1617  Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 10
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 6 Mar 1624/25 - Warley, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved to - 1657 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Lydia Prescott, the daughter of John and Mary (Platts) Prescott. She was born on 15 August 1641 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Her birth was recorded as 15 (6) 1641. After the death of Jonas, in 1678 Lydia, married second, Elias Barron, son of Ellis Barron and Hannah Hawkins. She died in 1712 at age 71 years. Issue: 1. Marie Fairbanks (1659-____) 2. Joshua Fairbanks (1661-1676) 3. Grace Fairbanks (1663-____) 4. Jonathan Fairbanks (1666-1697) 5. Hazadiah Fairbanks (1668-____) 6. Jabez Fairbanks (1671-1758) 7. Jonas Fairbanks (1673-1697) - 28 May 1658 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - He was one of the signers of the Covenant establishing the town of Lancaster. - 7 Mar 1659 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1676 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1070] Lawson, Stephen M. "Fairbanks Ancestry of Stephen Lawson, Online , (http://sml.simplenet.com/smlawson/fairbank.htm. Printout dated 12 March 1998).

    2. [S1203] Joseph, Ruth Fairbanks and and James Swan Landberg. "Jonathan Fairbank of Dedham, Massachusetts, and His Family in the West Riding of Yorkshire" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume 116, July 2012).

    3. [S74] Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, (New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907).

    4. [S1202] Fairbanks, Hiram Francis. "Fairbanks Marriages in the Parish of Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England From 1538 to 1624" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume LXX, April 190v).

    5. [S804] MacKenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).

    6. [S994] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Lancaster Records", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVI, 1862).

    7. [S485] Wheeler, Daniel Merrick. The Wheeler Family of Rutland, Mass. and Some of their Ancestors, ( Pittsfield, Massachusetts: by the author, 1924).

    8. [S1048] Potter, Charles Edward. Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Mass. and Their Descendants in Part to the Present Generation, (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1887).

    9. [S1168] Pulsifer, David. "Early Records of Boston" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume VII, 1853).

    10. [S1222] Torrey, Clarence Almon. "Francis Chickering of Dedham, Massachusetts", (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, volume XVII, number 2, October 1940).