Mary Long / Farnsworth / Wilcox

public profile

Is your surname Long / Farnsworth / Wilcox?

Research the Long / Farnsworth / Wilcox family

Mary Long / Farnsworth / Wilcox's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Mary Long / Farnsworth / Wilcox (Lane)

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Death: April 3, 1671 (59-67)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Lane, Sr. and Agnes Lane
Wife of Joseph Long II; Joseph Farnsworth and John Wilcox, II
Mother of Joseph Long, III; Thomas Long, Sr.; Esther Farnsworth; Elizabeth Mansfield; Sarah Long and 4 others
Sister of Elizabeth Ryder / Garnsey; Annis Lincoln; George Lane; Sarah Baker; William Lane, Jr. and 2 others
Half sister of Andrew Lane, Sr.

Managed by: Andrew Jonathan Smith
Last Updated:

About Mary Long / Farnsworth / Wilcox

Mary Lane

b.est 1615 Beaminster, Dorset, England (possibly) 3 Apr 1671 and 7 Sep 1671 Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

(( Mary (Lane) (Long) Farnsworth, who died at Middletown in 1671, daughter of William Lane and widow of Joseph Long and of Joseph Farnsworth, both of Dorchester, Mass.; … The will of William Lane of Dorchester, Mass., made 28 Feb. 1650/1, proved 6 July 1654, named his daughter, Mary Long. By her first husband, Joseph Long, she was mother to Thomas Long who married her stepdaughter, Sarah Wilcox; also of Joseph Long, Jr., of Dorchester, who died 26 Aug. 1676. For her second husband, and as his second wife, she married Joseph Farnsworth of Dorchester, who in his will made 2 Jan. 1659/60 provided for his children and for his wife Mary and her children Joseph and Thomas Long. By him she had a son, Samuel Farnsworth, who settled in Windsor, Conn., and for his first wife married, 3 June 1677, Mary3 Stoughton, daughter of Thomas2 Stoughton and presumably niece of John2 Wilcox's second wife. Mary Willcox of Middletown, in her will dated 3 Apr. 1671, proved 7 Sept. 1671, gave to her son Samuel Farnsworth, £10 out of her land in Dorchester, the remainder of the land to her husband, John Willcox; to son, Joseph Long, the bill she had of him for the purchase of land; to Mary Wilcox, some clothing; to Sarah Long, the bed and bolster already in her house in Hartford; witnesses: John Hall, Ann Hall (her mark)." Source: John Wilcox, in Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley. (Hartford: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1952), 806-06.))

Mary Long of Dorchester petitioned the court to declare her husband, Joseph Long, dead in order to remarry as found in the following archived petition and court action: "Mary Long states that her husband, although not in good health, went to England to obtain a legacy of 60 pounds left him by his father, but since the receipt of a letter from London in which his intention of proceeding the next day is stated, no further word had been received. Capt. Poole of Taunton had speech with William Long, the brother with whom Joseph was to transact his business, who had not seen or heard of him. Mr. John Holmes receives letters from his father-in-law, Mr. Bishop in England, who has endeavored in vain to obtain trace of Long. Others, who have correspondents in England were interested, but without result. Hence it is thought Joseph is dead. The Court thinks any man can marry with the said Mary without anticipating trouble." [Mass. Archives, book 9, p. 16 at the State House, Boston]. On 22 May 1651 "In answer to the petition of Mary Long of Dorchester for liberty to Marry, this Court declares, there can come no damage to any magistrate or any other p'son authrized, that shall marry the petitionr p'vided she be published according to law." [Records of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay in new England, p. 232 found in the State House, Boston] (Cites Bates: Gen Sarai Stow Ellis p. 47-48.)

Family tree▼ Parents and Siblings (edit)

   F.  William Lanebef 1581 - bet 1650/51
   M.  Agnes Unknownbef 1586 - bef 1650/51

m. bef 1606

   Avis Lane1606 - 1682/83
   William Lane1608 -
   Andrew Lane1610 - 1675
   George Lane1613 - 1689
   Mary Laneest 1615 - bet 1671
   Sarah Lane1617 - 1695
   Elizabeth Laneest 1627 - 

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  Joseph Longbef 1611 - bef 1651
   W.  Mary Laneest 1615 - bet 1671

m. bef 1636

   Joseph Longest 1636 - 1676
   Thomas Longest 1641 - 1711

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  Joseph Farnsworthbef 1603 - 1659/60
   W.  Mary Laneest 1615 - bet 1671

m. bef 1656

   Samuel Farnsworth1656 - 1697

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  John Wilcoxest 1620 -
   W.  Mary Laneest 1615 - bet 1671

m. aft 1660 Add another spouse & children ▼Facts and Events Name[1] Mary Lane Gender Female Birth[1] est 1615 Beaminster, Dorset, England (possibly) Marriage bef 1636 to Joseph Long Marriage bef 1656 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States (probably)to Joseph Farnsworth Marriage aft 1660 to John Wilcox Death[2] bet 3 Apr 1671 and 7 Sep 1671 Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Will[2] 3 Apr 1671 Probate[2] 7 Sep 1671 Will proved. ▼References

   ↑ 1.0 1.1 William Lane, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 4:232.
   "Mary Lane, b. say 1615; …"
   ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 John Wilcox, in Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley. (Hartford: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1952), 806-06.


Mary, daughter of William Lane, who was in Dorchester, Mass, as early as 1636. She married secondly, Joseph Farnsworth, and thirdly, Joseph Wilcox Jr. Her will, dated 3 April 1671, is on file at Hartford, Conn.

Children of Joseph & Mary (Lane) Long:

1. +Joseph, died 16 Aug 1676 in Dorchester MA; married 3 Dec 1661 to Mary --

2. +Thomas, b. est. 1644; estate administered 4 Feb 1711/12 in Hartford CT; married 1) 1666 to Sarah Wilcox; m2) Sarah Elmer.


- New England Families in England, Emmerton & Waters

- The Register, 9:140,100:220; 100:328;Mass. Archives, 9:16

- Records of the Colony of Mass. Bay, p. 232

- Long Family of Dorchester and Conn., by Mary (Wood) Bates, 1931 (MSS at NEGH Soc. Library).

.  Sarah Wilcox, born Bet. 1618 - 1623; died June 15, 1690 in Hartford, CT.  She was the daughter of John Wilcox and 651. Mary Wylsher.

Children of John Bidwell and Sarah Wilcox are:

          i.     John Bidwell, born 1641; died July 03, 1692 in Hartford, CT; married Sarah Welles November 07, 1678 in Hartford, CT; born April 1659 in Wethersfield, CT; died 1708 in Hartford, CT.

          ii.     Joseph Bidwell, born Abt. 1645; died 1692; married Mary Colefax May 18, 1675; born February 1656/57; died Unknown.

          iii.     Mary Bidwell, born Abt. 1647; died Unknown; married John Meakin Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown .      162     iv.     Samuel Bidwell, born 1650 in Hartford, CT; died April 05, 1715 in Middletown, CT; married (1) Elizabeth Stowe November 14, 1672 in Middletown, CT; married (2) Sarah Harris Bet. 1694 - 1695; married (3) Abigale Harris Aft. 1696.

          v.     Sarah Bidwell, born Abt. 1652; died 1687; married William House 1670; born Unknown; died Unknown.

          vi.     Hannah Bidwell, born 1653; died Unknown; married John Waddams Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown .           vii.     Daniel Bidwell, born 1655; died November 29, 1719; married (1) Elizabeth Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown; married (2) Dorothy Benton Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.


view all 27

Mary Long / Farnsworth / Wilcox's Timeline

of, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Norfolk, England
December 14, 1638
Age 30
Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 31
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 38
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
April 3, 1671
Age 63
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut