Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Henry BEZANT [scrapbook] was born in 1661 in of Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 1 on 27 Jun 1763 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 30 Jun 1763 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Henry married 2 Mary LEIGH on 10 Jun 1686 in Southwold, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Henry Bezant and his wife Mary lived at Laxfield, a large and pleasant village in the county of Suffolk, England. Henry was a yeo­man, or farmer who owned his land, and, judging from items named in his will, must have also made sieves. Life was comfortable, and Hen­ry and Mary had many years together. Most of their children, born in the late 1600's, lived to marry and have children of their own, chil­dren which Henry and Mary watched grow to adulthood, too.

Mary died in 1745. Eighteen years later, in May of 1763, though he was very old, Henry dictated his last will and testament.

Henry directed that grave stones “for me and Mary my Wife” be “Handsomly Engraved and Decently fixed at our places of Interrment.” He also desired that his sons, daughters, and grandchildren should keep the properties given to them in “Good and Tenantable Repair.” He appointed Robert Smith of Wilby, Cooper, and Samuel Aldous of Fressingfield, Blacksmith (his grandson-in-law), as the executors of his will.

Henry died 27 June 1763, according to his tombstone, which gives his age as 102 years. His burial entry in the Laxfield reg­isters, 30 June 1763, states that he was aged 101 years 6 months.

Tombstone Inscription:

In Memory
of
Henry Bezant
Who died June 27 1763
Aged 102 years

Here loves within his Mother clay
Until the joyful resurection day
The body of one who as it here appears
Survived long Mans common date of years
He lived near one hundred years and two
And then resign'd to death what was his due
Find the like Instance reader if you can
Of one that live'd so long and died and Honest Man

WILL OF HENRY BEZANT 14 MAY 1763

In the name of God Amen

I Henry Bezant of Laxfield in the county of Suffolk, Yeoman; considering the certainty of Death, and uncertainty of this Mortal Life, and being of sound and perfect mind and Memory, Blessed be Almighty God for the same. Do hereby make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in maner and form Following. First and principally I recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God who gave it me, and my Body to the Earth to be decently Buried in Christian Burial by my Exec. herein after named and as touching that Worldly Estate God hath pleased to Bless me with. Dispose of the same as herein after mentioned. ITEM I give and Devise unto John Bezant my Grandson, Son of John Bezant my son, all that my Coppyhold, Messuage, Lands and premises with all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging Situate Lying and being in Laxfield in the county aforesd. and now in the use, and Occupation of Edward Huggins and John Starkey, and to his Heirs and Assigns forever, Subject and Lyable and the pay out thereof unto Ann Bezant his Mother the Wife of John Bezant my Son the sum of Forty Shillings a Year, Yearly and every Year During ye Term of her Natural Life, by two Even & Equal payments in the Year, the first payment to be made within one half year next after my Decease, and so to continue as herein specified. And Also the sum of two pounds two shillings, of Lawful money of Great Britain to Each of my Executors herein after named for and towards their trouble and satisfaction in the Fullfilling Executing and Performing of this my will. ITEM I give & Devise unto Sarah Curtis my Daughter and to her disposing all that my Coppyhold Messuage Lands & Premises with their Appurtenances Situate Lying and being in Saxtead in ye county aforesd. now in ye use & occupation of Robt Read and if ye said Sarah Curtis my Daughter shall have departed this Life before my decease, then I give ye aforesd. Coppyhold Messuage Lands & Premises with their Appurtenances Situate in Saxtead in ye county aforesd. to be Sold Immediately or as soon as conveniently may be, after my decease, by my Executors herein after named, and the money arising therefrom to be equally Divided Between so many of ye Children of the aforesd Sarah Curtis as shall then be living. ITEM I give and Devise unto Enoch Bezant my Son all that my part Freehold Messuage Lands & Premises together with the Shop I Work in, and also the Yard below the Shop with all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging Situate lying & being in Laxfield, in the county aforesd. now in the use & occupation of myself and James Heaken to----- to him the said Enoch Bezant my Son during the Term of his Natural Life and from and Immediately after ye decease of the said Enoch Bezant my son I give & Devise all the aforesd. Freehold Messuage Lands & Premises with their Appurtenances unto Sarah Bezant, the now wife of him the said Enoch Bezant, Son, for and during the Term of her Natural Life, and from and Immediately after the decease of her the said Sarah Bezant, I Give and Devise all the aforesd freehold Messuage Lands and premises with all their Appurtenances to Thomas Bezant my grandson, son of Enoch Bezant my Son and to his Heirs and Assigns forever. He paying out of thereof unto so many Brothers and Sisters of his as shall then be living, the full sum of Five pounds Each of Lawfull Money of Great Britain, within one year next after the decease of her the said Sarah Bezant my Daughter in Law. ITEM I give and Devise unto Mary Huggins my daughter all that Moiety and Other part of freehold Messuage Lands and premises together with the Shop at the West End of the Dwelling House with all the Appurtenances Situate and Lying and being in Laxfield in the county aforesd. now in the use and Occupation of John Pain, to hold to her the said Mary Huggins my Daughter for and during the Term of her Natural Life, and from and Immediately after the decease of her the said Mary Huggins my Daughter, I Give and Devise all the aforesaid Freehold Messuage Lands and premises with their Appurtenances, to be Sold by my Executors herein after named as soon as conveniently may be, and the Money arising therefrom, to be Equally Divided Between so many of the children of the said Mary Huggins my Daughter, as shall then be Living share and share alike. ITEM I give and Bequeath unto Mary Barker my Daughter in Law the sum of two pounds of Lawfull Money of Great Britan. ITEM I give and Bequeath unto Henry Bezant my Grandson, Son of Henry Bezant my Son, the Sum of Sixteen pounds of Lawfull Money of Great Britain. ITEM I give and Bequeath unto Mary Rayner my Grandaughter the sum of three pounds of Lawfull Money of Great Britain. ITEM I give and Bequeath unto James Bezant my Son, the Sum of two pounds of Lawfull Money of Great Britain. Which said four Several Legacies, or sums of Money I will and order shall be paid to the four respective Legatees within Six Months next after my Decease by my Executors herein after named. ITEM I give and Bequeath unto Enoch Bezant, my Son All my working Tools belonging to my trade and also all the Tools in Husbandry, freely to be enjoy'd by him without any Obstruction or Molestation whatsoever. ITEM I give unto Mary Huggins my Daughter all my Linnen (Shirts only Excepted) by her freely to be enjoy'd. ITEM I give and Bequeath unto Benjamin Bezant my Son, all my Household Goods and Bedding that is in the Low Rooms and Chamber (the Old Brewing Tub and the Table in the Kitchen only Excepted) by him freely to be Enjoy'd. ITEM I give and Bequeath unto Edward Huggins my Grandson, all my Stock in Trade Sieves and Sieve-Rims freely to be enjoy'd by him. And Lastly all the rest, residue and remainder of my goods chattles, and personal Estate whatsoever I give to be equally Divided among so many of my Sons and Daughters, as shall then be Living. For ---- paying out thereof, all my Just Debts Funeral Charges, Probate of this my Will, and Charge of two Grave Stones for me, and Mary my wife to be Handsomly Engraved, and Decently fixed at our places of Internment. And further my will and Desire is that all and every of my Sons, Daughters, and Grand Children, Shall uphold Maintain and keep all and Singular the aforesaid Free and Coppyhold Messuage Lands and premises, Respectively Given to them, in Good and Tenantable Repair during their respective Lives. And I do hereby nominate and Appoint Robert Smith of Whilby in the county of Suffolk Cooper, and Samuel ---- of Fressingfield in the county aforesaid Blacksmith, my Executors, of this my Last Will and Testament. Desiring them faithfully and carefully to perform the same according to the true Intent and meaning hereof, and now Revoaking all former Wills by me hereto foremade. And Also I do declare this to be my Last Will and Testament contained in One Sheet of Writing Paper. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Fourteen Day of May in the third year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britian France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth, and in the year of our Lord One Thousand and Seven Hundred and Sixty Three.

Signed
Sealed published and Declared by the above mamed Henry Bezant to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto Inscribed our Names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator

John Girling                                  The marke of
----                                         Henry   Bezant
James Rumsey

at Stradbrooke the 25th July 1763 the Executors within named were sworne and in due fo--- of law before the Revd William Johnson ---- to ye commty above ---- (-sheets)

The Last Will and Testament of Henry Bezant of Laxfield in the county of Suffolk Dated the ---- May 1763

Aged 102 Years

186/156 Reg

Mary LEIGH [scrapbook] was born about 1665 in of Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 11 Apr 1745. Mary married 1 Henry BEZANT on 10 Jun 1686 in Southwold, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Henry BEZANT was christened on 18 May 1687 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 9 Dec 1687 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
Henry BEZANT was christened on 27 Nov 1688 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
John BEZANT was born about 1690 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died before 15 Apr 1760 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Sarah BEZANT was christened on 10 Jul 1692 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M v Benjamin BEZANT was christened on 8 Apr 1694.
  M vi
Enoch BEZANT was christened on 14 May 1696 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii Mary BEZANT was born on 27 Jan 1697/1698.
  M viii James BEZANT was born before 14 Apr 1699.

Thomas PAYNE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1510 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died in Jul 1555 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married Cecily TURMOR about 1535 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

THOMAS PAYNE (C), draper, of Great Ellingham, Norfolk County, England, was born probably about 1510. He married Cecily Turmor (died after 1555), the daughter of Thomas and _________ Turmor. Thomas died between June 18, 1555, when he made his will, and July 11, 1555, when his father, in his will of that date, named him as deceased.

Cecily TURMOR [Parents] 1 was born about 1512 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She died after 18 Aug 1555. Cecily married Thomas PAYNE about 1535 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i George PAYNE was born about 1535. He died in Sep 1597.

George PAYNE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1535 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died in Sep 1597 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. George married Alice CLARKE.

Other marriages:
PAYNE, Elizabeth Mrs

GEORGE PAYNE (B), was born probably at Creat Ellingham, Norfolk County, England, about 1535. He married, first, Alice Clarke (c. 1540-c. 1683), the daughter of Thomas and Katherine____________) Clarke of Great Ellingham, He married, second, Elizabeth___________), who was named as his wife in his will. George died between August 3, 1597, when he made his will, and September 16, 1597, when his inventory was taken.

Alice CLARKE [Parents] was born in 1540 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1583 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Alice married George PAYNE.

They had the following children.

  M i Dann PAYNE was born about 1581. He died in 1612.

George PAYNE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1535 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died in Sep 1597 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. George married Elizabeth PAYNE Mrs in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
CLARKE, Alice

GEORGE PAYNE (B), was born probably at Creat Ellingham, Norfolk County, England, about 1535. He married, first, Alice Clarke (c. 1540-c. 1683), the daughter of Thomas and Katherine____________) Clarke of Great Ellingham, He married, second, Elizabeth___________), who was named as his wife in his will. George died between August 3, 1597, when he made his will, and September 16, 1597, when his inventory was taken.

Elizabeth PAYNE Mrs was born in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married George PAYNE in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.


Stephen ALDOUS [Parents] was christened on 26 Feb 1636/1637 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 25 Jan 1721/1722 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Stephen married Susan MORCE on 2 Nov 1704 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
WYARD, Ursula

From records in the posession of Tim Farr.

 Stephen Aidous was born in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, in 1637. When he was a few months old his father, Stephen Aldous, died, and in due time his mother remarried.  Stephen became a tailor, and in about 1661 married Ursula Wyard, of Earl Soham, Suffolk, the par- ish where she had been born in 1641.  The couple's first child was born at nearby Eye in 1662.  In April of 1664 Ursula's father, Francis Wyard, died, and in his will bequeathed ten pounds to "Steaven Alldis my sonn in lawe." He also gave "unto Ursula Alldis my daughter that my messuage [a house with its outbuildings and yard], or tenement in Earlesoham. . . "  Stephen and Ursula evidently moved to their inherited property, as their next three children were born at Earl Soham, in 1664, 1667, and 1670.  The next year they moved to Fressingfield, Stephen's native par- ish, and here six more children were born. Stephen's father, at his untimely death in 1637, just after young Stephen was born, had stipulated in his will that his widow was to have his property as long as she lived, and then it was to go to his son Stephen.  She, Anne, lived to be quite old, and in the Court Rolls of the Manor of Chevenhall alias Chepenhall, under date of 17 March 1697 we find the following (abstracted): "Stephen Aldous, formerly a copyhold tenant, died long since, and Anne Dains, widow, formerly Anne Aldous relict of said Stephen, is also now dead.  She held for her lifetime, by virtue of the will of her dead husband Stephen Al- dous, premises called Babilons alias Bourneys alias Peasley, which he inherited Court Record I October 1628 under the will of his father Stephen Aldous.  Now comes Stephen, only son and heir of the first- mentioned Stephen Aldous and Anne his wife, and is admitted tenant." This record gives us three generations of Stephen Aldous'. Ursula died in 1701, and in 1704 Stephen married Susan Morce (or Merce).  In the marriage entry he is called "Stephen Aldous Senr Taylor." When he wrote his will the next year, 1705, he called him- self a yeoman (farmer of his own land), so he himself probably con- sidered being a yeoman more important than being a tailor.  In his will Stephen gave to his son Stephen "all that my Messuage or Tenement wherein I now dwell together with all & every the houses Outhouses Yards Gardens Orchards Lands meadows pastures Feadings hereditaments & Appts whatsoever to the said Messuage or Tenement be- longing Scituate lying & being in Fressingfield. . . " Son Stephen, in turn, was to pay legacies, some of twenty pounds and some of ten pounds, to his brothers and sisters Francis Aldous, William Aldous, Martha, Ann Aldous, Margaret Aldous, Thomas Aldous, John Aldous, and James Aldous; also "to Ursula Aldous my Grandchild ten pounds when eighteen." (Ursula was daughter of Stephen.)  Stephen lived for quite a few years after his will was written, having almost reached the age of eighty-four when he died and was buried at Fressingfield in January of 1722. (The date was 1721 by the calendar then in use in England; up until the year 1752 the first day of the year was March twenty-fifth.)

Susan MORCE. Susan married Stephen ALDOUS on 2 Nov 1704 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Surname may be Merce.


DAINES. DAINES married Anne MILLES.

Anne MILLES was born about 1611 in of Metfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Anne married DAINES.

Other marriages:
ALDOUS, Stephen


Jonathan FARR 3rd [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 3 May 1746 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died about 1827. Jonathan married 4 Lucy FAY on 27 Oct 1763 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Jonathan was also known as Jonathan Farr Jr..

Other marriages:
FARR, Mrs. Hannah

Lucy FAY was born on 23 Jul 1744 in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Lucy married 1 Jonathan FARR 3rd on 27 Oct 1763 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Solomon FARR was born on 3 Mar 1764. He died on 7 Feb 1849.
  F ii
Anna FARR was born 1 on 27 Jan 1766 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 31 Jul 1844 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Richard WYARD.

He had the following children.

  M i William WYARD was born about 1583. He was buried on 25 Jun 1657.

Leonard LOTT [Parents] was born about 1731 in Northampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. Leonard married Mary.

Leonard was counted in a census 1 in 1790 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Mary was born about 1734 in . She died in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. Mary married Leonard LOTT.


Isaac MIXOR 1. Isaac married 2 Mary LATHROP in 1687 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary LATHROP 1 was born in 1640. Mary married 2 Isaac MIXOR in 1687 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
STEARNS, John
FRENCH, William

Home First Previous Next Last

Surname List | Name Index