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


Samuel HUNT-2749 was born about 1552 in of Wardend, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. Samuel married (MRIN:1551) Rebecca-2750 in England, United Kingdom.

Rebecca-2750 was born in 1552 in of Wardend, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. Rebecca married (MRIN:1551) Samuel HUNT-2749 in England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Deborah HUNT-2727 was born in 1582.

Richard RAINSFORD [Parents] 1-2751 was born about 1557 in Gyles, Epping, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died on 14 Feb 1603. Richard married (MRIN:1552) Anne MEADE-2752.

5. Richard RAYNSFORD (George, John, William, Henry), of Epping, cc. Essex, where he was buried 17 February 1603/4 (microfilm of parish register transcript at Essex Record Office, no. hR 57). Philip Morant s History and Antiquities of the County of Essex (1767), 2:50 says the manor of Cues in Epping passed to Antony Browne in 1566, then was held by Richard Raynsford, Esq., "who dyed 14 Feb. 1603." His inquisition post mortem, held at Stratford, 3 July 1604, states he died 14 February 1604 holding the Manor of Gilles, lands at Epping Bury and Epping [faded wordJ in cc. Essex, lands at Sabredyworth, and in the manors of Pisho Bury, [faded wordj Bury, and Shinglehall, co. Herts., and that his son and heir was Robert Rayns ford, more than twenty-one (PRO 665/59). The Victoria County History of Essex, 4:295, notes that Richard Rainsford of Epping, who died in 1604, left £5 to found a charity in the parish of North Weald Bassett, the income to be applied for relief of the poor.

He was twice married, first to ANNE MEADE, the only wife mentioned in the pedigrees, and second at St. Gregory-by-St. Paul, London, 6 July 1585, as "Richard Rainfford of Epping in Essex, gent.," to ELIZABETH REVELL (parish register, no. MS 10,231 at Guildhall Library, London). The first marriage is probably that marriage recorded at North Weald Bassett on 8 November 1559 between Richard Raynsford and Anne God-den [sic 1. Anne is called a daughter of Thomas Meade of Berdon, cc. Essex, in the pedigrees, but her father has not yet been sufficiently identified among several of the name. The will of Joan Mead of Berden, widow, dated 28 August 1557 (Essex Record Office no. B/ABa 1/103 Reel 1, xerox copy provided by Archivist) names sons John, Edward, Thomas and Richard Mead, son Richard Bennett, mentions unnamed wives of all sons, names daughters Joan, wife of Thomas Pelham; Elizabeth Wright, and Agnes Goddaye, and leaves unnamed children of

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Agnes cash legacies at their day of marriage. The will of Edward Mead of
Berdon, dated 10 September 1577 and proved 19 November following
(PCC 44 Daughtry) names his ten children, brothers Thomas and
Richard Mead, sister Jane Pelham but not sister Agnes/Anne, who was
perhaps then dead.

On 4 December 1558 Robert Gocidaye of Sabrythesworth, alias Groves, cc. Hertfordshire, was licensed to alienate the same and land in Sherying, cc. Essex, to his son Thomas Goddaye, and on 12 June 1560 Thomas Gooddaye and Joan his wife of Sabrigeworth, co. Hertfordshire, were licensed to alienate lands in Shering, cc. Essex (Calendar of Patent Rolls: Elizabeth I, 10:136, 363). The Hertfordshire "Feet of Fine," Trinity Term 8 Elizabeth 11566 (The Herts Genealogist & Antiquary 1 [18951: 345) shows "Three messuages and lands in Sabrygeworth, The. Goddaye & Benedict Averyll; Rich. Raynsforde & Agnes his wife." Much later, at Hilary Term 34 Elizabeth I, 1591/2, there was an action regarding messuage and lands in North Mymmes, Herts., between Henry Knowlys, gent., vs. Rich. Raynesford, gent., Elizabeth his wife, and Elizabeth Marvyn, widow (ibid., 3 [1898]: 97).

George Baker, History of Northamptonshire (1822-1830), 1:348, states that in 1602 Richard Symes alienated his manor of Drayton in Northamptonshire to Richard Raynsford, Esq., and Robert his son and heir apparent in fee, "which Robert, in 6 iac. (1608) his father being then dead," conveyed to Richard Farmer, Gent., and Edward Farmer his second son.

The will of Richard Raynsford of Epping, Gentleman, was made 22 August 1599 and proved 5 June 1604 (PCC 59 Ha.rte). By it he left wife Elizabeth various personal and household goods she was to forfeit if she remarried. He left £500 apiece to "my sonnes two daughters Marye and Jane" when they married or at age twenty-one; £25 to be paid within three years to "Phillippa Marshe the child of my late daughter deceased," and the balance of his estate to son Robert Raynsford who was also nominated executor. His "loving nephew Richard Bugge, gentleman, and my loving brother-in-law Richard Meade, yeoman" were to be supervisors and each was to receive a gold ring worth forty shillings when three months. The will was witnessed by John Mules, Edward Stauemont and Roger Numan.

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 139, July 1985,© New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, May 22, 2001

Anne MEADE [Parents] 1-2752 was born about 1561 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Anne married (MRIN:1552) Richard RAINSFORD-2751.

They had the following children.

  F i Phillipa RAINSFORD-3859 was christened on 11 Jun 1561.
  M ii
George RAINSFORD-3860 was christened 1 on 6 Jun 1562. He was buried 2 on 26 Jun 1562 in North Weald Bassett, Essex, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
John RAINSFORD 1-3861.
  F iv
Judith RAINSFORD-3862 was christened 1 on 28 May 1564 in North Weald Bassett, Essex, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Susan RAINSFORD-3863 was christened 1 on 23 Dec 1565. She was buried 2 on 9 Jan 1565/1566 in Epping, Essex, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi Robert RAINSFORD Esquire-2728 was christened on 7 Feb 1566/1567. He died on 15 Apr 1629.
  F vii
Jane RAINSFORD-3864 was christened 1 on 19 Apr 1568. She was buried 2 on 10 Apr 1569 in Epping, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

Robert RAINSFORD Esquire [Parents] 1, 2-2728 was christened 3 on 7 Feb 1566/1567 in Epping, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died 4, 5 on 15 Apr 1629 in Staverton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. Robert married (MRIN:1553) Georgina POPE-3849.

Robert had a will 6 on 10 Oct 1628 in Staverton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
KIRTON, Mary

ROBERT RAYNSFORD (Richard, George, John, William, Henry), Esquire, of Staverton, co. Northampton, was baptized at Epping, cc. Essex, 7 February 1566/7 and died at Staverton, 15 April 1629.
He was twice married according to the pedigrees, first to GEORGINA POPE, daughter of John Pope, Esq., of Wroxton, Co. Oxen, by his wife Elizabeth Brockett (Oxfordshire Visitations, 15 1-2). Georgina was baptized at Wroxton, 3 January 1563/4 (letter from R. E. L. Walker, incumbent, who states her marriage is not recorded there nor are there any Raynsford entries in this period).
Robert married second at Croydon, 14 December 1602 Mary KIRTON (Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica 4 11837]: 93; confirmed by letter of A. 0. Meakin, Chief Librarian of the Central Library, Croydon, which holds transcripts of the parish registers). The Kirton pedigree presented by Baker shows she was daughter of Thomas Kirton of Thorpe Mandeville, cc. Northampton, whose marriage to Marie Sadler is recorded in the London parish of St. Andrew Undershaft on 19 February 1559/60 (microfilm of parish register, no. MS 4107 at Guild-hail Library, London). Mary Kirton was a granddaughter of two Aldermen of London, Stephen Kirton and John Sadler (The Aldermen of London. [London, 1913], 2:30, 110, 345), great-granddaughter of a Sheriff of the city, Nicholas Leveson, and was both niece and great-niece of Lord Mayors: Sir Nicholas Woodruff and Sir William Hewett. Her baptism is not among those of children recorded to her parents at St. Andrew Undershaft between 1560 and 1567 or at Thorpe Mandeville between 1573 and 1577, but the. pedigrees show she was mother of Robert s children as listed below, and she was alive on 20 April 1634 when named in the will of her son John Raynsford as "my loving mother Mary Raynsford, widow" (PCC 105 Seager).
Robert Raynsford of Staverton, Esquire, made his will 10 October 1628 and it was proved by his son John 1 May 1629 (PCC 39 Ridley). To wife Mary he left life interest in the Staverton property with reversion at death to eldest son John, a half-part of his tithes and duties in the County of Warwick to be held in common with eldest son John, and various movables. Second son Richard was left £40 yearly during the life of his mother, to be paid by brother John, and third son Edward was to have

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£100 when twenty-one. A legacy of £300 was left to youngest daughter Anne, £200 to be paid when she was twenty-one and the remaining £100 when she was twenty-two. To "ungratious daughter Jane Awbery" he left 3 shillings, 2 pence, to be paid "within three months, on demand," and he named son John as executor. Witnessed by Gee: Addams, Henry [Bassindinefl, [his mark], Matthew Home.

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 139, July 1985,© New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, May 22, 2001

Georgina POPE-3849 was christened 1 on 3 Jan 1563/1564 in Wroxton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Georgina married (MRIN:1553) Robert RAINSFORD Esquire-2728.

They had the following children.

  F i Marie RAINSFORD-3850 was christened on 2 Apr 1593.
  M ii
George RAINSFORD-3851 was christened 1 on 8 Jul 1595 in Epping, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 27 Jul 1595 in Epping, Essex, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii Jane RAINSFORD-3852.

Thomas KIRTON [Parents] 1-2753 was born 2 about 1537 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 20 Apr 1601 in St Andrew Undershaft, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 4 (MRIN:1554) Mary SADLER-2754 on 19 Feb 1559/1560 in St Andrew Undershaft, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

THOMAS KIRTON, Esq., of Thorpe Mandevilie, Northamptonshire, and St. Andrew Undershaft, London, merchant tailor, merchant of the staple of wool, common serjeant of London, born say 1537. He married at St. Andrew Undershaft in 1560 MARY SADLER, daughter of John Sadler, of Edmonton, Middlesex, and London, Alderman of London. They had three sons, William, Stephen, and Edward, and five daughters, Jane (wife of William Morton, Esq.), Margaret (wife of Thomas Leeson), Alice (wife of John Fountain), Ursula (wife of William Wright), and Mary. THOMAS KIRTON, Esq., was buried at Thorp Mandeville, Northamptonshire 21 April 1601.

Mary SADLER [Parents] 1-2754 was born about 1540 in of Thorpe, Manderville, , England, United Kingdom. Mary married 2 (MRIN:1554) Thomas KIRTON-2753 on 19 Feb 1559/1560 in St Andrew Undershaft, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary KIRTON-2729 was born about 1564. She died about 1629.

Richard ARNOLD 1-5417. Richard married (MRIN:1555) Alice-5418.

Richard's will was probated on 3 Aug 1604 in of church, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.

Alice 1-5418. Alice married (MRIN:1555) Richard ARNOLD-5417.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas ARNOLD-2730 was born about 1550. He died on 24 Jan 1622.

John GULLAY 1-2757 was born in 1510 in Northover, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1559 in Northover, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:1556) Alice-2758.

Alice 1-2758 was born in 1510 in of Northover, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She died on 15 Apr 1583 in St Andrews, Northover, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. Alice married (MRIN:1556) John GULLAY-2757.

They had the following children.

  F i Alice GULLAY-2731 was born on 26 Sep 1553. She was buried on 25 Apr 1596.

Nicholas ARNOLD [Parents] 1-5416 was born about 1550 in Northover, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 26 Jan 1622 in Ilchester, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. Nicholas married (MRIN:1557) Alice GULLAY-2731 in 1570 in Ilchester, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

He service a seven year apprenticeship as a tailor and about 1575 he moved to Ilchester, where he became a merchant tailor, along with his son William.  He was an influential citizen of Ilchester and a member of the Guild of Tailors for nearly fifty years.  He married Alice Gully and had six children with her, the last dying with her mother at the time of her birth.

Alice GULLAY [Parents]-2731 was born on 26 Sep 1553 in Northover, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 1, 2 on 29 Sep 1553 in Northover, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3 on 25 Apr 1596 in Ilchester, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. Alice married (MRIN:1557) Nicholas ARNOLD-5416 in 1570 in Ilchester, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Thomazine ARNOLD-5186 was christened on 4 Jan 1571.
  F ii Joane ARNOLD-5187 was christened on 30 Nov 1577.
  F iii
Margery ARNOLD-5188 was christened 1, 2 on 30 Aug 1581.
  M iv
Robert ARNOLD-5189 was christened 1, 2 on 18 Oct 1593.
  M v
John ARNOLD-5190 was born 1 in 1585 in Cheselbourne, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in 1616 in Cheselbourne, Dorset, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi William ARNOLD-5198 was born on 24 Jun 1587. He died on 9 Jul 1685.

John PARKHURST [Parents] [scrapbook]-2759 was christened 1 on 29 Oct 1554 in St Mary's, Guildford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He died on 7 Jun 1611 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:1558) Sarah-2760 about 1582 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

John had a will 2 on 29 Mar 1610.

JOHN PARKHURST (Christopher, George) was baptized 29 October 1554 at Saint Mary's Guildford, Surrey. He married, probably about 1582, Sarah, who was probably the Sarah Parkhurst who married at Saint Stephen, Ipswich, 7 January 1611/12 Benjamin Cole. He was a clothier.

John Parkhurst made his will 29 March 1610 and died about a year later, for it was proved 7 June 1611.

29 March 1610- the will of John Parkhurstof the parish of Saynte Marye Keye, in the town of Ipswich, Suffolk, Clothier ... to wife Sara all household stuff, as bedding, brass, pewter, linen and woolen, and the annual rent of £8 to be paid half yearly for life to sonGeorgeParkhurst all shopstuff, all implements of trade as a shearman, all my books of what title and print, and all the rest of my goods and stock, movables and immovables ... to son John Parkhurst 100 marks at age of 21 ... to daughter Thamar Parkhurst the annual rent of~5 to be paid her half yearly for life to daughter Hellen Parkhurst £50 at the age of 21 or marriage., to daughter Sara Parkhurst £40 at the age of 21 or marriage ... my executor to put forth to best profit the portions of said John and Hellen for their further education and bringing up ...son George to be sole executor ... Cousin Nicholas Babbe of Nedeham Markett, supervisor, and he is to receive 20s. for his pains. My executor is to give to the supervisor a bond of £300 for the faithful performance of my will. Witnesses: Nicholas Babbe, scriptore, Jno Parkhurst, Samuel Pecke, Edward CatheralL Proved 7 June 1611. (Ref.: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Wood-50)

Ref.: N.E.H.G.R. 68:373-4; Parish Registers 260

Sarah-2760 was born about 1556 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married (MRIN:1558) John PARKHURST-2759 about 1582 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Robert PARKHURST 1-3323 was christened 2 in 1583 in St Lawrence, Ipswich, England, United Kingdom.

ROBERT, bapt. 22 1583 at St. Lawrence, Ipswich, son of John, He may be the one mentioned in a Star Chamber Court case, in the time of James I. Not mentioned in John Parkhurst's will
  M ii George PARKHURST-2732 was born in May 1589. He died on 18 Jun 1675.
  F iii
Thamar PARKHURST 1-3324 was born about 1586.

THAMAR, b prob. about 1586; living, unrn.in 1610
  M iv
John PARKHURST 1-3325 was born 2 about 1595.

JOHN, b perhaps about 1595; prob. the one who m at Kersey, Suffolk, in 1618, Margaret Ambrose; ch.: bapt. at St. Mary-on-the-Quay, Ipswich - Margaret 1619, Mary 24 Feb. 1621, John 28 Nov. 1624, Samuel 16 Dec. 1627; at St. Margaret's - Thomas 17 Feb. 1632, Benjamin 24 June 1636
  F v
Helen PARKHURST-3326 was christened 1 on 7 Jan 1598 in St Mary's at the Quay, Ipswich, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi
Mary PARKHURST-3327 was christened 1 in 1601 in St Mary's at the Quay, Ipswich, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Sarah PARKHURST-3328 was born 1 about 1603.

George PARKHURST [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2-2732 was born 3 in May 1589 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 on 18 Jun 1675 in St Lawrence, Ipswich, England, United Kingdom. George married 5, 6 (MRIN:1559) Susanna SIMSON-3306 about 1644 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

George owned 7 Land Grant on 10 May 1642 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
LEETE, Phebe

GEORGE PARKHURST (John, Christopher, George) was born abut 1588, probably in Ipswich, England. About 1611-12, he married Phebe Leete, the daughter of Robert and Alice (Grundy) Leete of Eversden, Carnbridgeshire. Phebe was baptized at Little Eversden on 20 December 1585, the youngest of seven children. They lived in Ipswich where their children were baptized, but after the last one until their departure for England, there is no record of them and they may have lived elsewhere.

George Parkhurst first appears in New England on record at Watertown in 1642 when it was ordered that a highway should be laid out by his house. He is not mentioned in the four grants of land between 25 July 1636 and 9 April 1638. When he arrived and whether he brought with him his wife Phebe is unknown. If he brought her, she died shortly, for about 1644, he remarried to Susanna Simson, the widow of John Simson, who was buried at Watertown on 10 June 1643, leaving two sons and three daughters. By this marriage, George Parkhurst acquired most of the real estate of the deceased. She deeded some of it 9 November 1643 and George Parkhurst sold two acres of it on 16 November 1644, indicating that they married between these dates. He soon left Watertown for Boston where he made the following deed:

4 October 1645 - George Parkhurst of Boston sold to John Cooledge and Thomas Hastings of Watertown 6 acres bought of Hue Mason of Watertown for a valuable summe of come (1:3 1)

On 13 June 1655, he sold the last twelve acres of what had been John Simson's land for £21. This last conveyance was made by permission of the General Court, granted 23 May 1655 in response to his petition in which he asserts that he was then near 67 years old, that he and his wife and most of her children were in destitute condition, that she had had ten children during her twenty years residence in America -seven sons and three daughters (five sons by Parkhurst therefore), that she had gone to London, England with six of her children but found her mother, brothers and sisters unable to do what she had expected, that four of her children had remained in America, and that the petitioner desired to sell the land (apparently all that remained) in order that he might go to the aid of his wife. He probably returned to England as soon as possible after the deed of 13 June 1655, his last act on record in New England. He was probably the Old George Parkhurst buried 18 June 1675 at Saint Lawrence, lpswich, England. He may have been living with his cousin Nathanial Parkhurst, who had six hearths in the Suffolk Hearth Tax of 1674.

The children she took back to England probably remained and grew up there, never returning to America, except Benjamin who, if he was taken back, apparently returned as a young man to his American brothers and sisters and then migrated to New Jersey. A letter of 25 June 1669 from George Jr. to his cousin requesting payment to his brother Benjamin of £5 of the £20, which would be due him from his Aunt Dalton (his legacy), shows that Benjamin lived to maturity, had dealings with his brother, and was probably then in New England, further support to the identity of the Benjamin Parkhurst in New Jersey the next year. The letter follows:

Loveing Cousn Bashelder: after my kynde love remembered to you and all the rest of my frinds, these fue lines are to desire you if you plese to paye unto my brother Benjamen, fife pounds of that twenty which will bee due to me from my ant Dolton, which I understand you are to paye; and if you will plese so to doue, this shall be your discharge for that fife pounds. as witnese my hand. George Parkis haveing nothing alrd. att present of, rest your loveing frind. Endorsed: My unkeil Gorg. Parkes his letter: sent by benjeinian Parkes

Phebe, George's first wife, had a sister Ruth, wife of Reverend Timothy Dalton, Rector of Woolverstone, which is five miles from Ipswich, England. She died without surviving children and left legacies to six of the children of her sister Phebe, suggesting that Samuel, John and Abigail had died young. Timothy Dalton and Ruth Leete were married on 13 June 1615 at Gislingham, Suffolk, where Ruth had cousins. Thus, Phebe was nee Leete.

          Children by second wife, Susanna

BENJAMIN, prob. born at Watertown or Boston about 1645 or 7; if taken back to England by his mother, he returned, for he settled in Woodbridge, N.J. about 1670; m 1, Martha who was prob. sister of Benjamin Homan (or Oman) who d a bachelor 1684, leaving bulk of his estate to her; Inventory of B.P.'s estate was taken 16 Feb. 1683/4 at Elizabethtown, N.J. SON, prob. b at Watertown or Boston about 1645 or 7; taken back to England
DANIEL, bapt. at Boston 1st Church 10 June 1649 ae about 11 days old; taken back to England
JOSHUA, bapt. at Boston 1st Church 7 March 1651/2; taken back to England
CALEB, bapt. at Boston 1st Church 26 Feb. 1653/4; taken back to England; prob. the Caleb Parkhurst with wife Sarah of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London with 5 ch. bapt. there

Ref.: N.E.H.G.R. - 27:364; 68; Bond's Watertown; New Jersey Index of Wills - IT!, V. VI; The Family of Leete, by Joseph Leete & John C. Anderson, London, 1906; Parish Registers

Susanna SIMSON 1-3306. Susanna married 2, 3 (MRIN:1559) George PARKHURST-2732 about 1644 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Widow of John Simson


Robert LEETE [Parents] [scrapbook]-3329 was born 1 about 1525 in of Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 about 1597 in of, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. Robert married 3 (MRIN:1560) Alice GRUNDY-3330 on 6 Apr 1573 in Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.

Robert obtained a degree 4 of Bachelor of Arts in 1544 in Saint John's College, , , England, United Kingdom. He obtained a degree 5 of Master of Arts in 1548 in Saint John's College, , , England, United Kingdom.

ROBERT LEETE (John) of Eversden, Cambridgeshire, was probably born about 1525, for he was granted a degree of Bachelor of Arts (first in the ordo) 1544-5, Master of Arts in 1548. He was a Fellow of Saint John's College about 1545, and was so designated in a deed of 1551.

24 September 1551 - Deed of sale by Christopher Roger of Little Eversden, husbandman, to Robert Leete, Fellow of Saint John's College, of ½ acre in Little Eversden. (Queen's College Archives, Eversden Deed 664)

This transfer was for property which Robert's brother Edmund had bought from Christopher Rogers by a deed of 10 August 1550 (Deed 663) and which Edmund bequeathed to Robert in his will dated 12 July 1551. The bequest was apparently implemented by reconveying it to Robert. On 4 May 1558, Mary Lete, widow, and Robert Lete, gentleman, quitclaimed to the College of Saint John certain lands in Great and Little Eversden, which lands had been deeded four days earlier by his brother Thomas Lete of Little Eversden, gentleman, for £60. (Deeds 672, 673). A performance bond of £100 was also executed. These must have been inherited lands in which Robert could have had some vague claim; otherwise there would have been no need for him to execute a quitclaim deed. As for the widow Mary, she was perhaps the widow of Brother Henry of whom little is known. On 6 April 1573, Mr. Robert Leete and Alice Grundy were married at Great Eversden. He must have been about 48 years old at the time of this marriage. Perhaps he had an earlier wife of whom there is no record. There seem to have been no other children except by his marriage to Alice Grundy. Their first child was baptized a mere 2½ months after their marriage. Apparently he resisted marriage as long as possible! Robert Leete died about 1597-8 intestate, and administration was granted to his widow Alice on 17 February 1597/8. Alice must have been about 20 years younger than her husband.

Ref.: The Family of Leete, by Joseph Leete & John C. Anderson, London, 1906; Cambridge university Archives; Parish Registers; Visitation Pedigrees

Alice GRUNDY-3330 was born about 1545 in of, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. Alice married 1 (MRIN:1560) Robert LEETE-3329 on 6 Apr 1573 in Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Phebe LEETE-2733 was christened on 20 Dec 1585. She died before 1644.

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