Person:Isabella Barbage (1)

  • HJohn FarmerAbt 1610 - Abt 1658
  • WIsabella Barbage1611 - 1686
m. 13 Aug 1633
  1. Elizabeth Farmer
  2. Unknown Farmer
  3. Thomas Farmer
  4. John FarmerAbt 1635 - 1664
  5. Ann Farmer1637 -
  6. Mary Farmer1640 - 1690/91
  7. Edward Farmer1645 - 1727
  8. Isabella Farmer1652 - 1736/37
m. Aft 1671
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Isabella Barbage
Gender Female
Christening[3] 10 Nov 1611 Great Packington, Warwickshire, England
Marriage 13 Aug 1633 Arley, Warwickshire, Englandto John Farmer
Immigration[3] Abt 1671 Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Aft 1671 to Thomas Wiswall
Death[2][4] 21 May 1686 Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United StatesStandard Place Name

Appears she was sister to Rev. Thomas Muston of Wykin, and afterwards, Brinklow. Came to the country with some of her children after John Farmer's death.

After her second husband Thomas Wiswall died in 1683, she moved to her son Edward's house in Billerica. Edward was appointed her guardian on 7 Apr 1685 and she died at his house on 21 May 1686. (Taylor)

History of Billerca, Massachusetts, with a Genealogical Register has: "Mrs. Isabella Wiswall was wife of John Farmer, of Ansley, in the county of Warwickshire, and came to this country with some of her children, after his death, which occurred prior to 1669."

The book Genealogical Memoir of the Family by the Name of Farmer who Settled in Billerica, Mass. has the death date as May 21, 1686. This could be the old date before the new calendar.

The following is from The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IV at Isabella (Barbage) Farmer (widow of John Farmer) and her son Edward who was born in Ansley, Warwickshire, England, in 1641 and came to Billerica, Mass., 1670-73;

  1. Farmer, John. Genealogical Memoir of the Family by the Name of Farmer, Who Settled at Billerica, Mass. (Hingham: Farmer and Brown, 1828)
    p. 5.

    John Farmer of Ansley m. Isabella Barbage of Great-Packington of Warwickshire. "He died before the year 1669, and Isabella, his widow, came with some of her children to New England, a few years after this period, and married Elder Thomas Wiswall, of Cambridge Village, now Newton, who died 6 December, 1683. She died at Billerica, 21 May, 1686, at an advanced age."

  2. 2.0 2.1 Farmer, John. "Genealogical Memoir of the Farmer Family", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    Vol. 1, p. 24-25.

    [Essentially, identical to above source.]

  3. 3.0 3.1 Taylor, Nathaniel Lane. Genealogist John Farmer Discovers His Ancestry. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (2007)

    John Farmer m. Arley, Warwickshire, England 13 Aug 1633 Isabel Burbage, d/o Thomas Burbage and Anne ---, bp. Great Packington, Warwickshire 10 Nov 1611, immigrated with sons Edward and Thomas and daughter Isabel about 1671, m. about 1674 Thomas Wiswall of Newton, d. at house of son Edward in Billerica 21 May 1686.

  4. Foster, F. Apthorp (ed.). Vital Records of Billerica, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908)
    p. 404.

    WIZSELL, Iszabell, Mrs.,[died] May 21, 1686. "Mrs. Isabella Wiswall above mentioned, was wife of John Farmer of Anseley in the county of Warwickshire and came to this county with some of her children after his death, which occurred prior to 1669. It appears from original papers that she was sister to the Rev. Thomas Muston of Wykin and afterward of Brinkow in England. She married Mr. Thomas Wiswall, whence she acquire the name." [Mrs. Isabel Wiswal, MR]