Samuel Stowell1

d. 9 November 1683

6th great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
8th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Samuel Stowell was born in England.2 He married Mary Farrow, daughter of John Farrow and Frances (—?—) (Farrow), on 25 October 1649 at Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.3,4,5 He died on 9 November 1683 in Hingham.3,6,5 His will was proved on 30 January 1683/84.2,3
     Samuel Stowell was a blacksmith.2 He and Mary Farrow lived on Fort Hill St., Hingham.3,2 He had a lot in Hingham granted to him in 1656 and drew lot No. 4, his share in undivided land in Cohasset in 1670. "At a town meeting 12 Dec. 1677, the inhabitants who are proprietors of the undivided common lands in said Hingham give and grant unto Samuel Stowell to his heirs and assigns forever, the 59th lot in 4th Division of land in said Hingham and Weymouth, containing ten and one-half acres, etc."2 In 1680, Samuel Stowell received title to lands Hingham.7

     His will is dated 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, both sons and daughters, my eldest son Samuel to have a double share. My beloved friends Capt. John Jacob and Thomas Lincoln to be overseers of my estate." Wife Mary and sons Samuel and David Stowell were appointed Administratrix and Administrators.8,9 The inventory of the estate of Samuel Stowell was appraised at Inventory was taken and appraised at £185 1s. 2d by John Marsh and Thomas Lincoln.3

Children of Samuel Stowell and Mary Farrow


  1. [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.
  2. [S716] William Henry Harrison Stowell, Stowell Genealogy; A Record of the Descendants of Samuel Stowell of Hingham, Mass (Rutland: The Tuttle Company, 1922), 17.
  3. [S712] George Lincoln, History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 3 volumes (1893; reprint Somersworth, New Hampshire:, 1982), 3:216.
  4. [S761] NEHGR, 121:22, "Samuell Stowell married Mary ffarow being thursday."
  5. [S716] William Henry Harrison Stowell, Stowell Genealogy, 18.
  6. [S761] NEHGR, 121:213, "Samuell Stowell died."
  7. [S761] NEHGR, 2:251.
  8. [S712] George Lincoln, Hingham History, 3:216, date only.
  9. [S716] William Henry Harrison Stowell, Stowell Genealogy, 17, citing Suffolk Probate Records, Vol. 6, p. 447.
  10. [S761] NEHGR, 121:103, "mary Stowell bapt."
  11. [S761] NEHGR, 121:107, "John Stowell bapt."
  12. [S761] NEHGR, 121:103, "David Stowell bapt."
  13. [S761] NEHGR, 121:113, "Samuell Stowels Daughter borne."
  14. [S761] NEHGR, 121:113, "Samuell Stowells child borne."
  15. [S761] NEHGR, 121:103, "William Stowell borne."
  16. [S761] NEHGR, 121:103, "Israell Stowell bap:t"
  17. [S761] NEHGR, 121:125, "Samuell Stowles 2 boyes bo[rne] bapt: Israell."
  18. [S712] George Lincoln, Hingham History, 3:216, not in Hobart, perhaps baptism.