Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Roger de WELBY High Sheriff of Lincolnshire [scrapbook] was buried 1 in Moulton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. Roger married Margaret.

Roger's will was probated 2 in 1410 in Moulton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

Roger de Welby de Multon, High Sheriff for County of Lincoln, 1397. Will proved 1410. m. Bur. at Multon (now Moulton) 20th. of Richard II.
In 1401, Roger Welby de Multon, Co. Lincoln, and others grant land to the church of St. Botolph's.

EXCERPT FROM THE WILL OF ROGER DE WELBY proved 1410
"In the name of God, Amen, I, Roger de Welby, of Multon on Monday in the feast of St. Dustan, the Bishop and Confessor, in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and ten, do make my Testament in the following manner.
"In the first place I bequeath my soul to Almighty God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the Saints, and my body to be buried in the Church of Multon near the grave of my father.
"I also bequeath to the Vicar of the same my best Beast¹, in the name of my rational soul. To the High Altar of the same, for Tithes with held and forgotten twenty shillings.² To the three lights of same, ten shillings; to the Fabric of the Church of Multon, forty shillings, and to every Order of Brothers of St. Botolph, twenty shillings.
"I also wish to have four Secular Masses divinely celebrated, that is to say, two in the Parish of Multon for one year next after my decease, and two in the Chapel of St. James of Multon, for one year, or one for two years.
"I also desire that my funeral expenses shall not be made excessive for vain show, but soberly and decently to the honor of God, so that the money which would be expended in luxurious banquets may be distributed amongst the poor, and laid out in works of charity for the good of my soul.
"The remainder of my goods and chattels not bequeathed, my debts being first paid, and my last will well and faithfully carried into execution, I give and grant to Margaret, my wife, Richard de Pynchebeck, Richard and Adlard my sons, and William Case, Rector of East Bitham, whom by the advice and counsel of my Lord the Present Lord Prior of Spalding, I constitute my executors."
This will is in the Registry of the Cathedral of Lincoln.

In the Multon (Moulton) Welby line were Roger Welby, High Sheriff, 1397, Richard Welby, M. P., Lincolnshire, 1422, Richard Welby, M. P., 1450-2, Richard Welby, High Sheriff, 1471, and M. P., 1472-7, Richard Welby, High Sheriff, 1487, and Thomas Welby, High Sheriff. 1491.

In the period preceding the Norman Conquest two officers appear at the head of the county organization. These are the earldorman or earl, and the scirgerefa, or sheriff.
The latter was more particularly the representative of the king. Alter the Conquest the sheriff became a purely royal officer (vice-comes or ballivus). He held an annual court (the Sheriff's court or leet) to which the vassals of the king were suitors, arranged the assessment of rates and was in fact the financial representative of the Crown within his district. He presided over the assembly which elected the knights of the Shire.
From Fuller's "Worthies," written in 1662, speaking of the office of High Sheriff, he says: "From King Edward III until our own remembrance, the principal gentry in every shire were deputed for that place, keeping great attendance and hospitality: so that as some transcripts hath for the fairness of their character not only evened but exceeded the original, the Vice-comes has pro tempore equalled the Court himself and greater Lords in the land for their magnificence."

In the early part of the 17th century the family lost prestige and declined, but later made peace with the Crown and one branch made a rapid rise once more in Royal favor and purchased back a part, at least, of their estates.

The various Welby lines can be traced back to 1066 through the authorities cited:
Burke, Peerage and Baronetage, 1908.
Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerage of the British Empire.
England, Boston Parish Register, County of Lincoln, 1599-1638, Vol. II, pp. 142, 147, 166, 176, 179.
Thompson, Pishey, History and Antiquities of Boston, 1856.
Visitation of Lincolnshire.
Publications of the Harleian Society, Vol. LV., p. 1315.
Maddison, A. B., Lincolnshire Pedsgrees-Lincoln Wills.
Ms. C. 23, Heralds' College.
Gibbons, A., Notes on the Visitation of Lincolnshire, 1634, pub. 1898.
Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica.
The Genealogist, Vol. 5,1881---Visitation of Lincolnshire, 1652.
Notices of the family of Welby, collected by a member of the family, printed by S.Rigde Street, Grantham, 1842, for private circulation.
Holles Collection, British Museum, Vol. 3, p. 682, Under Welby, Lincolnshire.

"Mr. P. H. Farwell,
Orange, Terse.
Dear Sir:
With regard to the Welb-  Pedigree find this in an old collection of MSS. here I enclose a rough copy of the main descent herewith.

Arthur Cochrane
College of Arms, Norroy,
London, E. C. 4. Registrar.
King of Arms"
April 13, 1927.
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¹"My best Beast.  this was generally the most valuable horse in the possession of Persons of Rank: led caparisoned, and bearing the military weapons of the deceased, before the corpse at the funeral, and afterwards delivered up as a mortuary."
Ellers Hint, of Belvoir Castle, p. 27
²With reference to the value of money at this period, Henry in his history  of Great Britain says that in the fifteenth century, three half pence would purchase as much of the necessaries of life as fifteen pence would do at the time he wrote, viz. 1780. Hence some estimate may be formed of the value of the numerous bequests to the Church, contained in this and in the other wills quoted.

Margaret 1. Margaret married Roger de WELBY High Sheriff of Lincolnshire.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard de WELBY Knight.

Benjamin WILBUR [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 in 1670 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. He died 4 in 1729 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married 5 Elizabeth HEAD on 2 Nov 1710.

Other marriages:
KENNICUT, Mary

Elizabeth HEAD [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1682 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 in 1734 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 4 Benjamin WILBUR on 2 Nov 1710.

Page 16 Will of Elizabeth Wilbour. Elizabeth Wilbour of Little Compton Widow. To son Robert Wilbour ten pds. To son Thos Wilbour ten pds. To son Abisha Wilbour fifty pids. To son Samuel Wilbour ten pds. To three sons Ezeck Wilbour Ebnezer Wilbour and David Wilbour all my lands in Little Compton with housing. To three daughter Susannah Tripp, Mary Divil and Elizabeth Mosher, one silver spoons each. To daughter Joanna Wilbur one bedstead etc. To three daughters Martha Ruth and Joanna. Her Elizabeth X Wilbour Mark.

They had the following children.

  F i Abigail WILBUR was born on 9 Sep 1711. She died about 1785.

Benjamin WILBUR [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 in 1670 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. He died 4 in 1729 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married 5, 6 Mary KENNICUT on 22 Jun 1700 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
HEAD, Elizabeth

Mary KENNICUT 1. Mary married 2, 3 Benjamin WILBUR on 22 Jun 1700 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.


Henry HEAD 1 was born in 1647 in of Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. He died on 1 Jul 1716 in of Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Henry married 2 Elizabeth in BY 1677 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Henry's will was probated 3 on 21 Dec 1716 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Will of Henry Head page 286. Henry Head of Little Compton. To son Jonathan Head all lands, housing where he now dwells in Coaksett and lands at Barkers neck and Stephhns Neck. All in Little Compton, but if he not care for it, forty acres of land I bought of Jonathan Springer in Little Compton After decease of his mother Elizabeth Head. To son Henry Head 60 acres where he hath built a house in a little neck lying between two ponds, one called Quicksand and the other Tunipers pound in Sd Little Compton. To son Benjamin Head land on east side of highway with all improvements with one half of the rooms in my dwelling house.
287
Will of Henry Head continued. house on said premises and all husbandtry tools. To wife Elizabeth Headland on west of road with the other half of rooms in my dwelling house in Little Compton her life. And all that land I bought of Jonathan Springer in Little Compton To daughter Elizabeth ead 20 pds. To daughter Innocent Head Twenty pds. To daughter Mary Head 20 pds. Negro man called Jeffrey to wife. Negro woman called Rose to my children. Little Negro boy called Scipeo to daughter Elizabeth Head. My wife Elizabeth to be sole executrix. March 24 1708 and the 8th year of our sovereign Lady Ann Queen of England. Witnesses John Peckham Henry Head. Henry Head John Winslow Elias Williams. Proved August 20 1716. Total of Inventory 609- 09- 08. Four negros 40 pds. 32 head of cattle 100 pds. Inventory taken August 20 1716. Will of Jonathan Blackman. page 313 Jonathan Blackman of Little Compton. To wife 200 pds. To my honored mother during her life 12 pds yearly. If the child that my said wife is now big with, be a son then he to have my lands and housing and shop. That my children be decently brought up. My honored mother and my uncle John Church Executors.
Oct 4, 1716. Proved Dec 21 1716.
Witnesses Thomas Gray Jonathan Blackman. Edward Richmond William Pabodie.

Elizabeth 1 was born in 1654 in of Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. She died in Jun 1748 in of Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Elizabeth married 2 Henry HEAD in BY 1677 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Elizabeth's will was probated 3 on 11 Jul 1748 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Will of Elizabeth Head. Page 37
Elizabeth Head of Little Compton Widow June 9, 1739.
To two beloved sons Jonathan and Henry Head one certnain
tract of land 43 acres bouded, south and west on land
of Joseph  Wilbur,  North on William Willbur, East on the
highway. Land that was given me by my honored husband
Henry Head of Little Compton dec.
To son Jonathan Head 5 shillings.
To grandson William Head son of my son Benjamin 5 shill
ings.
To daughter Elizabeth Willbur 5 shillings.
To daughter Mary Cudbuth 5 shillings.
To daughter Innocent Church 5 shillings.
To grandson Lovet Head and daughter granddaughter Amey
Head his wife. all house hold goods my side saddle and
pillion.
To grandson Benjamin Cuthbert 33 pds.
To son Henry Head all rest and residuet. Elizabeth XHead.
50


The will of Elizabeth Head continued.
Witnesses                      Elizabeth x Head her mark
Jonathan Records.
Richard Brownell    Proved July 11, 1748.
Rescom Sanford.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth HEAD was born in 1682. She died in 1734.
  M ii
Jonathan HEAD 1.
  M iii
Henry HEAD 1.
  M iv
Benjamin HEAD 1.
  F v
Mary HEAD 1.
  F vi
Innocent HEAD 1.

John WILBUR [Parents] 1 was born about 1595 in of Braintree, Essex, England, United Kingdom. John married 2 Joan DRANE on 6 Aug 1616 in Felsted, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

9. JOHN  WILBORE (Joseph,3 Nicholas,2 Thomas  ?), of Braintree in 1642 and admitted that year to land called Hollis Grove with brothers, Nicholas and William, married in Felsted, Co. Essex, 6 Aug. 1616, JOAN DRANE. They were the parents of William Wilbore of Portsmouth, R. I.
It was probably this John who, in 1631, signed his name to the agreement with several other Braintree men to join the settlement at the Isle of Old Providence, which is off the coast of South America. In 1641 the Spaniards drove the English from the two Islands of Providence, and this is probably why John Wilbore and his two brothers were admitted the next year to land called Hollis Grove, which was partly in Braintree and partly in Bocking.

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 113, April 1959, © New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, January 13,2002

Joan DRANE 1 was born about 1598 in Essex, England, United Kingdom. Joan married 2 John WILBUR on 6 Aug 1616 in Felsted, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
John WILBUR was born 1 in 1617 in Bocking, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 in Nov 1617 in Essex, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii William WILBUR was born about 1630. He was buried in 1710.

John FOBES 1 died 2 in 1661/1662 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. John married Constance MITCHELL.

John worked 3 as tailor.

by tradition a native of Scotland

Constance MITCHELL. Constance married John FOBES.

Other marriages:
BRIGGS, John

They had the following children.

  M i
John FOBES died 1 in 1661 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ii Edward FOBES.
  F iii
Mary FOBES 1.
  M iv Caleb FOBES died on 25 Aug 1710.
  M v William FOBES was born in 1649. He died on 6 Nov 1712.
  M vi
Joshua FOBES died 1 in 1676.
  F vii Elizabeth FOBES was born on 6 Mar 1657. She died on 25 Sep 1737.

John BRIGGS. John married Constance MITCHELL in 1662 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Constance MITCHELL. Constance married John BRIGGS in 1662 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FOBES, John


Edward FOBES [Parents] 1. Edward married 2, 3 Elizabeth HOWARD in 1676 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth HOWARD. Elizabeth married 1, 2 Edward FOBES in 1676 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.


Caleb FOBES [Parents] died 1, 2 on 25 Aug 1710 in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States. Caleb married 3, 4, 5 Sarah GAGER on 30 Jun 1681 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States.

Sarah GAGER. Sarah married 1, 2, 3 Caleb FOBES on 30 Jun 1681 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States.


William FOBES [Parents] was born 1 in 1649. He died 2 on 6 Nov 1712 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. William married 3, 4 Martha PABODIE after 5 Aug 1681 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Martha PABODIE 1 was born 2 on 25 Feb 1650 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. She died 3 on 25 Jan 1712 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Martha married 4, 5 William FOBES after 5 Aug 1681 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Will of William Pabodie page 193. May 13, 1707 To wife Elizabeth Easst end of house at Little Compton and part of land given formerly to son William. That is the use of. But if she choose her thirds my land and house at Duxbury. and make us of them and then to my son William. To son William after the death of his mother the whole of lands and housing in Little Compton. To three grandsons Stephen Southworth son of daughter Rebecca and John and William Pabodie sons of son William land at West Quad naug purchased by son in law William Fobes of Shubael Painter and assigned to my son in law Ichabod Wiswall. To son in law Edward Southworth. T To daughters Mary, Mercy, Martha Priscilla, Ruth, Sarah Hannah and Lydia each one shilling and to heirs of daughters Elizabeth and Rebecca one shilling. To To daughter Lydia Grinnell a set of Green curtains. Witnesses John Woodman, Peter Taylor, Samuel Wilbore. Inventory 407 pds 14 s and 70 acres at 315 pds dwelling house half a barn etc.

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