Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


John JOHNSON [Parents] was born 1 about 1528 in of Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. John married 2 Joan HUMPHREY on 23 May 1551 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

JOHN JOHNSON (William, Garard?) of Canterbury, Kent, England, and a painter, was born about 1528. He married first at Saint George's, Canterbury, on 23 May 1551, Joan Humphrey. She was probably the daughter of John Humphrey of Boughton under Blean who made his will 8 December 1531 and presumably died shortly thereafter. A brief abstract of his will follows:

8 December 1531 the will of JOHN HUMPHREY of Boughton under the Blean, Kent. . . to be buried in the parish churchyard... £6. 13.4 sterling for a priest to say mass for a year . . . to Joan and Agnes my daughters £6. 13.4 sterling each, a brass pot, and a bed complete with mattress, bolster, etc. at age 20 or marriage, each to be the other s heir. If both die before 20 or marriage, the £136.8 to go for gravelling the Street 10 Boughton. . . to my mother 40s, to my brother Richard Humprey 40s... to wife Joan 5 quarters of wheat, 5 quarters of malt . . . to my servant John Gyall 13s.4d., to each of my apprentices 13s.4d    Joan my wife to have £10 worth of my movable goods for her choice and £5 in money. Executors to be John Jury and Thomas Podage. Wife Joan to occupy tenement and lands I bought of the executors of Thomas Raynforth. (Kent Probate Consistory Court 15:155)

Altho no exact ages are given in his will, his two daughters were under 20. These were his only children and his mother was living. All these facts indicate that he was a relatively young man and suggest that the two girls were infants. Thus, Joan was perhaps 2 or 3 which would make her the right age to have been the wife of John Johnson. Also, of the several Humphrey wills of that age and locale, no other one named a daughter Joan.

The year following his marriage, John Johnson was made a freeman of Canterbury, by right of his having been born a citizen of that city. He was a churchwarden of Saint George's in 1582 and 1583.

Joan HUMPHREY was buried 1 on 15 May 1584 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Joan married 2 John JOHNSON on 23 May 1551 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Joan JOHNSON was christened on 11 Apr 1552.
  M ii
John JOHNSON was christened 1 on 25 May 1556 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 6 May 1598 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
Bartholomew JOHNSON was christened 1 on 4 Dec 1558 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv William JOHNSON was born in 1559. He died in Dec 1637.
  F v
Alice JOHNSON was christened 1 on 2 Apr 1562 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi
Agnes JOHNSON was christened 1 on 25 May 1564 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Mary JOHNSON twin was christened 1 on 13 May 1565 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F viii
Thomazine JOHNSON twin was christened 1 on 13 May 1565 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 in Jun 1566 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M ix
Daniel JOHNSON was buried 1 on 4 Oct 1574 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F x Sisle JOHNSON was christened on 12 Sep 1570.
  F xi
Joyce JOHNSON was christened 1 on 8 Oct 1574 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

John PORREDGE [Parents] [scrapbook] 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 Margaret (Rucke) DEANE 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 was born about 1524. She was buried 1 on 5 Jan 1571/1572 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Margaret married John PORREDGE 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 was born about 1553. He was buried 1 on 7 Aug 1563 in Boughton under Blean, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii Joan PORREDGE was born about 1555. She died before 1582.
  M iii Edward PORREDGE was born about 1557. He died in BET 5 JUN 1616 AND 22 JUL 1616.
  F iv Elizabeth PORREDGE was christened on 3 Dec 1559. She died before 1593.
  M v
Henry PORREDGE 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 was christened on 24 Aug 1563. She died before 1593.
  F vii Susan PORREDGE was christened on 20 Jan 1565/1566. She died on 10 Apr 1604.

John WISWALL [Parents] 1 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 Margaret SMITH in 1638.

Margaret SMITH 1. Margaret married John WISWALL in 1638.


James HOVEY [Parents] 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 Jane FOWLER on 17 Jul 1638.

Jane FOWLER. Jane married James HOVEY on 17 Jul 1638.

Given name may be Joan


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

Jane FOWLER. Jane married 1 John HOVEY on 17 Sep 1637.

Given name may be Joan


Roger COKER. Roger married 1 Katherine HOVEY on 5 Oct 1634.

Katherine HOVEY [Parents] was born 1 on 8 Sep 1616 in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, United Kingdom. Katherine married 2 Roger COKER on 5 Oct 1634.


William FRANKLIN 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 Alice ANDREWS about 1638 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Alice ANDREWS [Parents] was born 1 about 1618 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Alice married 2, 3 William FRANKLIN 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] 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 Sarah HOLYOKE 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 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 John ANDREWS about 1660 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.


William FARWELL [scrapbook] 1 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 Joane COLE 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 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 William FARWELL on 17 Jul 1617 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.


Simon CLARKSON. Simon married Sarah FARWELL on 5 Apr 1630.

Surname name may be Claxon

Sarah FARWELL [Parents] was born about 1607 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married Simon CLARKSON on 5 Apr 1630.

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