Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr

George RAINSFORD [Parents] 1 was buried 2 on 27 Mar 1559 in North Weald Bassett, Essex, England, United Kingdom. George married Katherine TAVERNER.

4. GEORGE RAYNSFORD (Jo/zn, William, Henry), Gentleman, of North Weald Bassett, cc. Essex, where he was buried 27 March 1559 (parish register). He married KATHERINE TAVERNER, daughter of Walter and Mice ( ) Taverner of North Weald Bassett, almost certainly the Katherine Rainsford buried there 24 September 1558 (ibid.). Visitation pedigrees call her daughter of "[blank] Taverner of Theydon Garnon," but two Taverner wills prove her parentage.
The will of Walter Taverner of "North Wyld bassett," Gentleman, dated 23 january 1523 and proved 14 February 1524 (Archdeaconry Court of Essex. 103 Sell) requests burial in the churchyard of St. Andrew in said parish, and leaves daughter Kateryn a bullock, son John a bay colte, son Rauf four nobles, daughter Alice a calf, four shillings to Thomas Morse, four shillings to Margarett Taverner, ten shillings to my brother Andrew Taverner, three shillings four pence to daughter Jane, £10 "for an trenball of masses to be songe for my soule [my] father & mother's souls & all those soles I am bound to praye for." Property in the parish of Roxwell to be sold and its profit distributed "among my children equally to Walter, Rauf, John, Jhane, Kateryn and Alice. ... Alice my wife to have my house & my lande lying in the parish of Margaret[roothJyng during her life," with remainder to son Walter and his heirs. John Colyn of Wrettyll (Writtle) was named overseer and the

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will was witnessed by Thomas Wyllymson, John Dowset, and George Hynde.
The will of John Taverner of Theydon Garnon, yeoman, made 16 August 1552, no date of probate entered (ibid., 153 Boswick; copy in Calendar of State Papers: Domestic, 6:413-4) names brother Walter Taverner of Hatfield, brother Ralph Taverner of Heningham, godson John Rainsford, sister Joan Pycke, mother Wybred and "my father John Wybred of Copersall," sister Maynard, daughter Katherine, brother George Rainsford, daughter Jane and son Christopher. Should his own children die, estate to be divided among children of "my brothers and sisters," and executors to be brothers Rainsford, Glastock and Maynard, and father John Wybred.
George Raynsford made his will at North Weald Bassett, 23 March 1559, proved 7 June following (Archdeaconry Court of Essex. ref. 3/321; abstract in F. 0. Emmison, Elizabethan Life: Wills of the Essex Gentry & Yeomen [Chelmsford, 19801, 62). He requested burial "in North Weald churchyard at the altar end," and left £40 to daughter Jane at marriage or "Michaelmas come 4 years"; £20 to daughter Ursula at eighteen but "if either die before, their portion to be divided among their brethren and sister"; £20 to son Hercules in four years; £10 to son John at Michaelmas come four years, "or if he die, to Henry his brother"; £10 to son Henry at eighteen; four years lease of the farm and park to son Richard; £20 to son-in-law Andrew Larder and the farm lease after four years, also "my Dutch cloak and a coat of buff leather." Son Richard to have residue of goods and to be executor with Walter Brown of London to be overseer and to have 20 shillings "for his pains." Six shillings, eight pence to the high altar of North Weald Bassett church "for my tythes negligently forgotten." Witnessed by John Cormoth, vicar of Weald, John Sprynger, Richard Burton and John Gladwyn.

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

Katherine TAVERNER [Parents] 1 was buried 2 on 24 Sep 1558 in North Weald Bassett, Essex, England, United Kingdom. Katherine married George RAINSFORD.

They had the following children.

  M i
Hercules RAINSFORD 1.
  M ii
  M iii Richard RAINSFORD was born about 1557. He died on 14 Feb 1603.
  M iv
  F v Martha RAINSFORD.
  F vi Jane RAINSFORD.
  F vii Ursula RAINSFORD.
  M viii
Marcus RAINSFORD was buried 1 on 24 Sep 1558 in North Weald Bassett, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas MEADE 1.

He had the following children.

  F i Anne MEADE was born about 1561.

Stephen KIRTON [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born about 1510 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 4 on 20 Aug 1553 in St Andrew Undershaft, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. Stephen married Margaret OFFLEY.

STEPHEN KIRTON (or KYRTON), of St. Andrew Undershaft, London, and Thorpe Mandeville, Northamptonshire, merchant tailor, merchant of the Staple of Calais, master, Merchant Taylors Company, Alderman of Cheap Ward, London. He married before 1538 MARGARET OFFLEY, widow of John Nicholls, of London and Calais, and daughter of William Offley, Sheriff of the City of Chester, by his wife _____ Dorrington. They had one son, Thomas, and four daughters, Anne (wife of Thomas Withers, Knt., and Thomas Dutton), Ellen (wife of Richard White), Jane (wife of_____ Whethili), and Grissell (wife of Nicholas Woodruff) STEPHEN KJRTON was buried at St. Andrew Undershaft, London 20 August 1553, leaving a will proved in 1553 (P.C.C. 17 Tashe). His widow, Margaret, died testate (P.C.C. 22 Peter) in 1573.

Margaret OFFLEY [Parents] 1 was born about 1514 in of Gracechurch, London, London, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 in 1573 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. Margaret married Stephen KIRTON.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas KIRTON was born about 1537. He died on 20 Apr 1601.

John SADLER 1.

He had the following children.

  F i Mary SADLER was born about 1540.

Richard ARNOLD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born in 1494 in Bagbere, Middleton, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1585 in Somerset, England, United Kingdom. Richard married 3 Emmote YOUNG.

Emmote YOUNG [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1496 in Damerham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1593. Emmote married 3 Richard ARNOLD.

They had the following children.

  M i Lord Richard ARNOLD was born in 1520. He died on 15 May 1593.
  M ii
Thomas ARNOLD 1.

Lord Richard ARNOLD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born in 1520 in Bagbere, Middleton, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. He died on 15 May 1593 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. Richard married Jaquita in 1549 in of Northover, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

Richard had a will 2 on 15 May 1593 in of London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

Jaquita 1 was born about 1520 in of Bagber, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. Jaquita married Lord Richard ARNOLD in 1549 in of Northover, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Nicholas ARNOLD was born about 1550. He was buried on 26 Jan 1622.
  M ii
Richard ARNOLD 1.
  M iii
Robert ARNOLD 1.
  M iv
John ARNOLD 1.
  F v
Repentance ARNOLD 1.

Christopher PARKHURST [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 about 1522. He died 2 on 10 Aug 1595 in Saint Lawrence, Ipswich, England, United Kingdom. Christopher married Mrs PARKHURST.

CHRISTOPHER PARKHURST (George) is first on record on 2 May 1546 on a tax list of Saint Mary's parish, Guildford, Surrey. He'was assessed 4 pence for goods and 20 pence for lands and tenements. By a 1550 Feet of Fine, he and his sister sold land to his brother-in-law, probably property which he had inherited from his father. Probably his mother had died at that time and this was the final settlement of the estate. Octave of Hilary 1550- Nicholas Babbe, plaintiff, vs. Henry Alby, gentleman, and Elizabeth his wife, and Christopher Parkeherste, son and heir of George Parkeherste, deforciants, re a messauge, 42 acres of land and 8 acres of pasture in Guldeford, Stoke next Guldeford, and Merrowe. Consideration £40.

Christopher Parkhurst was probably born in the period of 1520-24, married about 1546, and had five known children by this marriage. His wife must have died about 1567 and he remarried, perhaps about 15 68-9, and he then had several more children almost a generation younger than the first ones. This is apparent as there seems to have been a gap in the sequence of children. His son Christopher was too young to have been the father of these younger children. This is apparent from the will of Bishop John Parkhurst, in which he expressed concern about the education of his nephew Christopher, son of his brother Christopher. The nephew was thus surely underage at the time (157 3/4), and was perhaps born about 1572. In 1561, Christopher Parkhurst was named Keeper of the Bishop's Palace in Ipswich, county Suffolk, by his brother, who had been appointed Bishop the year before. He was probably the one 01 that name buried at Saint Lawrence, Ipswich, 10 August 1595.

HELEN, bapt. 25 June 1547 at St. Mary's, Guildford; m 1574 in St. Peter's, Creeting, Suffolk, William Crosse
ELIZABETH, bapt. 2 April 1549 at St. Mary's, Guildford
GEORGE, bapt. 13 March 1550/51 at St. Mary's, Guildford; m 1, Joan; she was buried 8 June 1619 at St. Lawrence, Ipswich; m 2, Thomasine Allen, 1 Aug. 1624 at St. Lawrence; he was buried 18 Dec. 1631 at St. Lawrence; Thomasine was buried out the gaile (jail) 15 Sept. 1636. He was a grocer. He had a son John bapt. 5 Nov. 1581, who m 7 Jan. 1603/4, Rose, dau. of Thomas Sicklemore who in his 1619 will mentioned his bro. George Parkhurst. George's will dated 12 Sept. 1631, names wife Thomasine, Rose Parkhurst, & gr. ch. George Parkhurst & Robert Parkhurst, both under 21 (George bp. 10 Aug. 1606, d before 1634/5; Robert bp. 23 June 1611, prob. buried 1666 at St. Clement's, Ipswich); son John had 5 or 6 other ch. who d.y.
JOHN, bapt. 29 Oct. 1554 at St. Mary's, Guildford (parents not named); m Sarah who was prob. the Sarah Parkhurst who m 7 Jan. 16 11/12 at St. Stephen's, Ipswich, Benjamin Cole; 7 ch.; he d 1611. testate
JAMES, apparently m at Stonhaxn Aspall, Suffolk, 12 July 1584, Joan Saunders alias Hewe, under age. The m record which says John (sic) Parkhurst is evidently in error. James is mentioned as an overseer in the Stonham Aspall P.R. for 1584. Joan Parkhurst was buried at Stonhaxn Aspall 25 May 1629; 6 ch. bp. at Stonham Aspall: Mary 6 July 1585-bur. 8 July 1585, Sarah 4 Dec. 1586-rn 1616 Win. Sheppard, Agnes 28 Sept. 1589, Joan 19 Aug. 1593, John 26 July 1597-bur. 10 Dec. 1597, John 11 March 1598/9
ANN. bapt. 1 Nov. 1569 at St. Nicholas, Ipswich, dau. of Christopher Parkhurst CHRISTOPHER, b perhaps c. 1572; surely a child at time of his uncle's will 1573/4; possible the burial in 1595 refers to him rather than his father.
SAMUEL, perhaps a son born c. 1574; dead by 31 July 1619 as will of Benjamin Osmond of Ipswich mentions Benjamin Parkhurst son of Samuel deceased (P.C.C. Somes 776). His wife was prob. Margaret of Ipswich whose estate was admin. by her son Henry 1616 (Ipswich Reck Office IC/AAG/2); 7 ch.
JOSEPH, perhaps a son born c. 1576; in 1 Jan. 1598 at St. Lawrence, Ipswich, Joan Shibdum; in 2, Elizabeth. .....; his will of 28 Feb. 1634, pr. 2 Oct. 1635 (P.C.C. Sadler 101) left everything to widow Elizabeth; widow Elizabeth P. of Ipswich in 12 May 1640 at St. Clement's, Ipswich, Edmund Morgan, widower.

Ref.: Guildford Borough Records 1514-1546, edited by Enid M. Dance, pub. by The Surrey Record Society, 1958, Vol. XXIV; Surrey Feet of Fines; Parish Registers; Probate records; Encyclopedia Heraldica, by William Berry, London, 1828-1840, Vol. II

Mrs PARKHURST. Mrs married Christopher PARKHURST.

They had the following children.

  M i John PARKHURST was christened on 29 Oct 1554. He died on 7 Jun 1611.

Richard FISKE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born about 1497 in Broadgates, Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died before 8 Dec 1549 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Richard married Elizabeth in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

RICHARD - Born c.1480, resided at Broadgates, Laxfield. It is believed that he left a will dated 1565.

Elizabeth was born about 1502 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married Richard FISKE in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
John FISKE was born about 1514.

JOHN - Born about 1514, resided at Tivetshall or Tittleshall, Norfolk. Possibly married Margaret Crispe, daughter of William and Anne Crispe of Laxfield in about 1552.
  M ii George FISKE was born about 1516.
  M iii Nicholas FISKE was born about 1517. He died in Sep 1569.
  M iv
Jeffery FISKE was born about 1519 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried in 1591 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

JEFFERY - Born Laxfield in about 1519, a "cowper" (cooper?). Married ?, left two daughters born about 1550, buried at Laxfield in 1591.
  M v
Jeremy FISKE was born about 1523 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

JEREMY (JEROMIE) - Born about 1523, given by Candler/Henry ffiske as a son of Richard of the Broadgates in Laxfield, no other information.
  M vi Robert FISKE was born in 1525. He died on 28 Jul 1600.
  M vii
William FISKE was born about 1525.

WILLIAM - Born Laxfield about 1525, a wheelwright of St Michaels, South Elmham. He married ? [poss. Mary ?] who died before 1575. Will dated Oct 10, 1575, proved in Jan 1578 and witnessed by Robert Ffyske and William Rycord, minister. He fled for religion's sake during the reign of Queen Mary according to Candler, resided at St. Michaels, South Elmham.
  M viii Richard FISKE was born about 1527.

Thomas ARNOLD Esquire [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born in 1468 in Llanthony, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He died about 1550. Thomas married 3 Agnes WARNSTEAD.

THOMAS ARNOLD(16) was b. abt 1428 of Churcham, Gloucestershire, England. He md. Agnes Warnestead abt. 1458. She dau. of Richard Warnestead, and widow of William Wriothesley, on 18 June 1477; he was granted 'land and tenement' located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, where he died before 1489. Issue of Thomas and Agnes (Warnestead) Arnold are: i. JOHN ARNOLD, b. abt. 1459 of Churcham, Gloucestershire, England, d. abt. 1546 at Dursley. He md. Issabell Hawkins abt. 1489. ii. Elenor Arnold, b. abt. 1461 of Churcham, Gloucestershire, England. She md. Sir John Wriothesley, Knt., abt. 1487.

Agnes WARNSTEAD [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1470 in of Bagber, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1550. Agnes married 3 Thomas ARNOLD Esquire.

They had the following children.

  M i John ARNOLD Esquire was born about 1485. He died on 15 Sep 1545.
  M ii Richard ARNOLD was born in 1494. He died in 1585.

Pearse YOUNG 1 was born about 1470 in of Damerham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom.

He had the following children.

  F i Emmote YOUNG was born in 1496. She died in 1593.

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