Mary Farrow1

b. 22 September 1633
Mary Farrow|b. 22 Sep 1633|p7103.htm|John Farrow|d. 7 Jul 1687|p7101.htm|Frances (—?—) (Farrow)|d. 28 Jan 1688/89|p7102.htm|||||||||||||

6th great-grandmother of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
8th great-grandmother of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Mary Farrow was baptized on 22 September 1633 in Hingham, Norfolk, England.1,2 She was the daughter of John Farrow and Frances (—?—) (Farrow).1 She married first Samuel Stowell on 25 October 1649 at Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.3,4,5 She married second Joshua Beal, a widower who lived on an adjoining lot, on 10 April 1689.1,6,7
     Mary Farrow came to America with her parents in 1635.8 She and Samuel Stowell lived on Fort Hill St., Hingham.3,9

Additional Data
Mary was named in her husband Samuel Stowell's will of 27 October 1683: "To wife Mary for her maintenance and the bringing up of my children, not already brought up, during the time of her widowhood, then on her marriage or decease, the estate is to be divided among my children..." She was appointed Administratrix of her husband's will with sons Samuel and David who were appointed Administrators.10,11

Mary Stowell was named in her father John Farrow Senior's will dated 28 March 1687 in Hingham: to "my daughter Mary Stowell," a cow.12

Children of Mary Farrow and Samuel Stowell


  1. [S713] "John Farrow", The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, online, printout dated 2002. Previously published in hard copy (Boston: NEHGS, 1995).
  2. [S716] William Henry Harrison Stowell, Stowell Genealogy; A Record of the Descendants of Samuel Stowell of Hingham, Mass (Rutland: The Tuttle Company, 1922), 18, says birth.
  3. [S712] George Lincoln, History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 3 volumes (1893; reprint Somersworth, New Hampshire:, 1982), 3:216.
  4. [S761] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register; (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001), (Orig. Pub. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 148 vols., 1847-1994) 121:22, "Samuell Stowell married Mary ffarow being thursday."
  5. [S716] William Henry Harrison Stowell, Stowell Genealogy, 18.
  6. [S716] William Henry Harrison Stowell, Stowell Genealogy, 18, gives marriage date of 10 Oct 1689.
  7. [S761] NEHGR, 121:274, "Joshua Beal married to widow Stowell (day not noted).
  8. [S761] NEHGR, 15:25.
  9. [S716] William Henry Harrison Stowell, Stowell Genealogy, 17.
  10. [S712] George Lincoln, Hingham History, 3:216, date only.
  11. [S716] William Henry Harrison Stowell, Stowell Genealogy, 17, citing Suffolk Probate Records, Vol. 6, p. 447.
  12. [S713] TGMB Farrow, online, citing Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 10:81-82.
  13. [S761] NEHGR, 121:103, "mary Stowell bapt."
  14. [S712] George Lincoln, Hingham History, 3:217.
  15. [S761] NEHGR, 121:107, "John Stowell bapt."
  16. [S761] NEHGR, 121:103, "David Stowell bapt."
  17. [S761] NEHGR, 121:113, "Samuell Stowels Daughter borne."
  18. [S761] NEHGR, 121:113, "Samuell Stowells child borne."
  19. [S761] NEHGR, 121:103, "William Stowell borne."
  20. [S761] NEHGR, 121:103, "Israell Stowell bap:t"
  21. [S761] NEHGR, 121:125, "Samuell Stowles 2 boyes bo[rne]."
  22. [S712] George Lincoln, Hingham History, 3:217, not in Hobart, perhaps baptism.