Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England


John PORREDGE [Parents] [scrapbook]-4859 was born 1 about 1522 in of West Court, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 16 Sep 1582 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:1171) Margaret (Rucke) DEANE-4860 in 1550 in Kent, England, United Kingdom.

JOHN PORREDGE (Thomas) of Westgate Court, Canterbury, Kent, was born probably about 1522. He first married a sister of Thomas Deane or Denne of Adisham, son of Thomas Denne of Kingstone. She was almost certainly the Margaret Porredge who was buried at Saint Dunstan's in Canterbury on 5 January 1571/2. He married secondly, 5 May 1572 at Saint Dunstan's, widow Margaret (Carter) Ruck, sister of George Carter. She had a large family by her first husband. Two of her sons married two of her step daughters.

John Porredge must have been a tailor by trade. This can be deduced from the bequests in his will of cloth, cut and uncut. He made his will 27 July 1582 and died seven weeks later. He was buried at Saint Dunstan's 16 September 1582. His widow, Margaret, made her will 6 May 1583 and died a few days later, was buried the 11th at Saint Dunstan's as she had requested in her will. Abstracts of their wills follow.
A large house called Westgate Court is now standing just outside the west gate of Canterbury. It probably stands on the site of John Porredge's house, this present one being not so ancient.

The name Porredge is sometimes varied to Pordage, Porrege, possibly Portage.
27 July 1582 - the will of John Porredge of Westgate Court in the county of Kent near without the walls of the City of Canterbury... to be buried in the churchyard of Saint Dunstans near Canterbury... to wife Margaret £30, furniture, brass, and household goods.., to daughter Elizabeth £50 in three months.., to daughter Susan £50, a caldron which I had of Thomas Heatbe, and a feather bed and bolster, at age 21 or marriage.. ,to son Henry Porredge £20 in one year... All linen and linen yarn, except cloth not cut out, to be divided into three parts, one part each to wife and son Edward and the third to son Henry and daughters Elizabeth, Thomazine and Susan. All linen and woolen yarn and linen and woolen cloth not cut out to wife and son Edward, equally divided to my daughters a dozen of pewter platters, pewter porringers and pewter dishes, and half a dozen pieces of brass. .,residue to my son Edward whom I make sole executor. ..to my son in law Thomas Ruck one half my lease of lands called Denley inHerne Hill held of Mr. Parker.. My wife to have one of the new chambers in the tenement where I now dwell and sufficient meat and drink, fire and washing allowed by my son Edward during her widowhood, if my  lease continue so long. Daughter Elizabeth to be likewise maintained by son Edward until she be married, and also daughter Susan "if she will tarry with him so long". To my wife's son Arthur Rucke 40s. at 21, and son Edward to support him until the end of his apprenticeship with Fante of Christ Church.. ,to wife's son Richard Ruck £5 in one year.... to servants William Sharpe, Thomas May, Jane Showell, Mary Lopbam and John Drincker 5s. each.., to servants Michael Pickle, William Taylor, Rail Slyter and Margaret Carter 10s. each., to my boy Richard Tillett 20s. at 20 years...to my servant Elizabeth Wyck 40s. at 20 or marriage...money to be distributed to each poor household of the parish of Saint Dunstan's. To son Edward Porredge and his heirs my lands and tenements in Herne Hill and Boughton under Blean, in fee simple. My wife's son Thomas Ruck to occupy  for ten years my tenement and lands in Herne Hill and Boughton under Blean which I purchased of one Frognall, paying to my son Edward £10 a year. To wile Margaret an annuity of £8 for life. To son Henry Porredge all my lands in Wickhambreux which I purchased of Griffith Jones, now in the occupation of one Rayner of Stodmarsh, in fee simple, and half of a tenement and lands in Ashford bought of one Morley and Dorothy his wile and in the occupation of Thomas Usborne. To wile Margaret for life my tenement and grounds in Saint Dunstans in the occupation of Bartholomew Rowell, with reversion to her son Richard Ruck, said tenant to pay but 20s. a year rent. Signed John Porredge. Witnesses: John Edward, notary, Bartholomew Rowell and Thomas Fawsett. Proved 7 October 1582 by Edward Porredge. Inventory £1100. 32s.8d. (34:234)

Margaret (Rucke) DEANE-4860 was born about 1524. She was buried 1 on 5 Jan 1571/1572 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Margaret married (MRIN:1171) John PORREDGE-4859 in 1550 in Kent, England, United Kingdom.

6 May 1583 - the will of Margaret Porredge, widow, of the parish of Saint Dunstans, to be buried in the church of Saint Dunstans near my husband John Porredge...to son Thomas Rucke £7, to son Matthew Rucke £10, to sons Adam and Syracke Rucke £7 each, to sons Richard and Arthur Rucke £5 each.., to each son articles of household goods, linen, pewter and silver. .to Elizabeth Porredge the drinking cloth I had at the division. ..to daughter Thomasyn Rucke household goods. .to Susan Porredge the gold ring on my finger.. to sister Mary Sankyn, goodwile Rowell, and daughter Alice Rucke a gown each.., to Edward and Daniel, sons of my son Adam Rucke, 10s. eacn.,.to Thomazine Carter and Joane Carter, daughters of my brother George Carter, half a crown each..,to George, Anne and Susan Rucke, children of son William Rucke, 5s. each.. ,to son Arthur and to the wives of sons William and Adam a gold ring each. Executor: son Thomas Rucke. Overseers: brother George Carter and Bartholomew Rowell. A house and garden in Westgate Street near Canterbury called the George, late purchased of Richard Ryrken,with a garden now in the occupation of Nicholas Mentpace, to sons Richard and Arthur Rucke. Proved 12 June 1583 by the executor. (Archdeaconry ofCanterbury45:56)

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas PORREDGE-4861 was born about 1553. He was buried 1 on 7 Aug 1563 in Boughton under Blean, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii Joan PORREDGE-4862 was born about 1555. She died before 1582.
  M iii Edward PORREDGE-4863 was born about 1557. He died in BET 5 JUN 1616 AND 22 JUL 1616.
  F iv Elizabeth PORREDGE-4864 was christened on 3 Dec 1559. She died before 1593.
  M v
Henry PORREDGE-4865 was christened 1 on 22 Oct 1561 in Boughton under Blean, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died in BET 7 NOV 1593 AND 3 FEB 1593/4 in Beaksbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi Tomasine PORREDGE-4866 was christened on 24 Aug 1563. She died before 1593.
  F vii Susan PORREDGE-1360 was christened on 20 Jan 1565/1566. She died on 10 Apr 1604.

John WISWALL [Parents] 1-1373 was christened 2 on 20 Sep 1601 in Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 16 Aug 1687 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. John married (MRIN:1172) Margaret SMITH-2531 in 1638.

Margaret SMITH 1-2531. Margaret married (MRIN:1172) John WISWALL-1373 in 1638.


James HOVEY [Parents]-1380 was born on 15 Apr 1610 in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 1 on 15 Apr 1610 in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, United Kingdom. James married (MRIN:1173) Jane FOWLER-2532 on 17 Jul 1638.

Jane FOWLER-2532. Jane married (MRIN:1173) James HOVEY-1380 on 17 Jul 1638.

Given name may be Joan


John HOVEY [Parents]-1381 was born 1 on 19 Apr 1612 in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 before 9 May 1651. John married 3 (MRIN:1174) Jane FOWLER-2533 on 17 Sep 1637.

Jane FOWLER-2533. Jane married 1 (MRIN:1174) John HOVEY-1381 on 17 Sep 1637.

Given name may be Joan


Roger COKER-2535. Roger married 1 (MRIN:1175) Katherine HOVEY-1383 on 5 Oct 1634.

Katherine HOVEY [Parents]-1383 was born 1 on 8 Sep 1616 in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, United Kingdom. Katherine married 2 (MRIN:1175) Roger COKER-2535 on 5 Oct 1634.


William FRANKLIN-2536 was born 1 about 1608 in of Boston, Suffok, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 in BY 1658 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. William married 3, 4 (MRIN:1176) Alice ANDREWS-1386 about 1638 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Alice ANDREWS [Parents]-1386 was born 1 about 1618 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Alice married 2, 3 (MRIN:1176) William FRANKLIN-2536 about 1638 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

ALICE, b. say 1618; in. by 1638 William Franklin (eldest known child b. Boston 3 October 1638 [BVR 6]). She died before 2 April 1641 on which date her father and William Franklin, her husband, agreed that £40 of her marriage portion, still unpaid, should remain in her father's hands until her daughter, Elizabeth Franklin, should marry or reach age 18, whereupon an additional £40 should be added to it and £80 should be turned over to her; careful provisions were made for Elizabet's upbringing and education by her grandfather or her stepmother, Phebe Franklin, in the event William Franklin died during her minority [Annis Spear Anc 152-53, citing EQC 3:162-66].


John ANDREWS [Parents]-1387 was born 1 in 1628 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 13 Mar 1665 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 (MRIN:1177) Sarah HOLYOKE-4985 about 1660 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Lieut.
iii JOHN, b. about 1628 (deposed 29 March 1659, as "John Andrews Jr.," "aged about thirty-one years" [EQC 2:145]; deposed 28 November 1659 "aged about thirty-one years"
[EQC 2:185]; deposed 1 May 1661 "aged about thirty-two years" [EQC 2:284]); m. Sarah Holyoke, daughter of Edward Holyoke, Esq., and his first wife, Prudence Stockton, of Lynn, baptized at Tanworth, Warwickshire, on 18 September 1623 [Hale, House 643-44; NEHGR 147:20-21].

Sarah HOLYOKE-4985 was christened 1 on 18 Sep 1623 in Tanworth, St Lawrence Jewry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 29 Apr 1666 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 3 (MRIN:1177) John ANDREWS-1387 about 1660 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.


William FARWELL [scrapbook] 1-1390 was born in 1582 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 5 Sep 1637 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 5 Sep 1637 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. William married 3 (MRIN:1178) Joane COLE-4171 on 17 Jul 1617 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

William had a will 4 on 1 Sep 1637 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
FARWELL, William Mrs

Joane COLE-4171 was born about 1598 in of Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 in Jan 1641/1642 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. Joane married 2 (MRIN:1178) William FARWELL-1390 on 17 Jul 1617 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.


Simon CLARKSON-2541. Simon married (MRIN:1179) Sarah FARWELL-1392 on 5 Apr 1630.

Surname name may be Claxon

Sarah FARWELL [Parents]-1392 was born about 1607 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married (MRIN:1179) Simon CLARKSON-2541 on 5 Apr 1630.


NIXON-2542. NIXON married (MRIN:1180) Rebecca FARWELL-1393.

Rebecca FARWELL [Parents]-1393 was born about 1609 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. Rebecca married (MRIN:1180) NIXON-2542.

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