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Germania Olive Welby
"Gateway Ancestor" to Charlemagne
[as recognized by the International Society of the Descendants of Charlemagne]

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b. ABT 1604
Olive was born about 1604 in Moulton, Lincolnshire, England, and was baptized on June 17, 1604 in Moulton, England.
Richard Welby and Frances Bulkeley
Olive's parents were Richard Welby (born ABT 1564 in Moulton, Lincolnshire, England; christened in 1564) and Frances Bulkeley (born 1568 in Odell, Bedfordshire, England). Richard and Frances were married on June 4, 1596 in Whadpole, England.
Married to Henry Farwell
Olive married Henry Farwell on Apr. 16, 1629 in St. Botolp Church, Boston, England. Henry was a tailor (born ABT 1605 in England; died July 21 or Aug. 1, 1670 in Chelmsford, Middlsex Co., MA. [One source claims that the original county record is damaged; an early source claims July 21; later ones say Aug. 1.] Henry was admitted as a Freeman in Concord, MA, on Mar. 14, 1639.
Child 1:
Elizabeth Farwell
baptized May 27, 1630
Elizabeth was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, and baptized on May 27, 1630; died Nov. 9, 1670 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA.
Child 2:
Samuel Farwell
baptized June 9, 1633
d. June 20, 1634
Samuel was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, England and baptized on June 9, 1633. He died June 20, 1634 in Boston, England.
Child 3:
Joseph Farwell [Sr.]
b. Feb. 20, 1641/42
d. Dec. 31, 1722
For more information, go to Joseph Farwell's [Sr.] web site.
Child 4:
John Farwell
b. Before Oct. 25, 1635
d. 1686
John was born before Oct. 25, 1635. His first wife was Sarah Wheeler (married on Nov. 1, 1658 in Concord, MA), and his second wife was Sarah Fiske (married on May 23, 1662). He died 1686 in Concord, MA.
Child 5:
Mary Farwell
b. Dec. 26, 1640
d. Mar. 7, 1713
Mary was born Dec. 26, 1640 in Concord, MA. She married John Bates on Dec. 22, 1665, and died Mar. 7, 1713 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., MA.
Child 6:
Olive Farwell
b. ABT 1645
Olive was born ABT 1645 in Concord, MA. She married Benjamin Spaulding on Oct. 30, 1668 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., MA.
Misc. Note:
Descended from royalty
Olive Welby is acknowledged to be a "gateway ancestor" to Charlemagne. [SOURCE: International Society of the Descendants of Charlemagne] I've traced her ancestry to a number of interesting characters from the past, including Magna Carta Sureties, William Marshall (a knight templar called "the greatest knight who ever lived") and numerous kings of France, England, Russia, Scotland and elsewhere. There is a lot of information online on Olive Welby and other branches of my family in Massachusetts and back in time throughout Europe. A good place to start is's family trees and expanding into google searches from there.
Mar. 1, 1691/92
Olive died Mar. 1, 1691/92 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

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