Francis Littlefield Sr.1

b. 17 June 1619, d. before 15 January 1712/13
Francis Littlefield Sr.|b. 17 Jun 1619\nd. b 15 Jan 1712/13|p9685.htm|Edmond Littlefield|b. 27 Jun 1592\nd. Dec 1661|p8339.htm|Annis Austin|b. 1 Feb 1596/97|p8340.htm|Francis Littlefield|b. c 1565|p9754.htm|Mary (—?—) (Littlefield)||p9755.htm|Richard Austin|b. s 1566\nd. b 15 Feb 1622/23|p9778.htm|Annis (—?—) (Austin)||p9779.htm|

7th great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
9th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Francis Littlefield Sr. was baptized on 17 June 1619 in Titchfield, Hampshire, England, "June. Baptized Francis Littlefeld the xvijth day."2,1 He was the son of Edmond Littlefield and Annis Austin.1 He married first Jane Hill at Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,3 He married second Rebecca in 1649.1 He married third Mary Wade Symonds of Ipswich, in 1689 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts.1 He died before 15 January 1712/13 when inventory of his estate was taken, probably in Wells, York County, Maine.1
     Francis Littlefield Sr., so called because he had a younger brother of the same name, probably accompanied his father to New England prior to 1638, but moved around before settling in Wells where he was granted 50 acres by Gorges in 1643. He was taxed in Woburn 1646 and Dover 1648; was soon in Wells with his second wife, yet bought a house at Charlestown in 1653. He was a Representative from York in 1660, Wells 1665, 1676, 1681; grand jury 1666, 1667, 1673, 1687; County treasurer 1676, 1678, 1681; Selectman 1677. He was a licensed innholder many times between 1661 and 1691 at Wells, and afterward presumably at Ipswich, where he was an innholder 2 May 1700. He was licensed again at Wells in October 1700, 1701 and 1702, but was in Essex County in March 1701.3

Additional Data
Francis Littlefield Sr. was mentioned in his father Edmond Littlefield's will dated 11 December 1661 in Wells, York County, Maine.4 Click to view image Administration on his estate was granted to son Dependence, whose bill calling him lately deceased, charged for two years "diet and attendance," and transporting "my dear fa." twice from the westward to Wells.3

Child of Francis Littlefield Sr. and Jane Hill

Children of Francis Littlefield Sr. and Rebecca (—?—) (Littlefield)


  1. [S890] Walter Goodwin Davis, "Littlefield, of Wells," Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A Reprinting in Alphabetical Order by Surname, of the Sixteen Multi-Ancestor Compendia, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996), Vol. III, 483, originally published in The Ancestry of Annis Spear (1945).
  2. [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) 67: 345, citing Titchfield Parish Registers.
  3. [S869] Charles Thornton Libby, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, Maine: The Southward Press, 1928), 438.
  4. [S875] William M. Sargent, comp. and ed., Maine Wills. 1640-1760 (Portland, Maine: Maine Historical Society, 1887; reprint Baltimore: Inc. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996), 3-4, citing Court Records, B, 53.
  5. [S869] Charles Thornton Libby, GDMNH, 437.