Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr

Ralph LEA 1. Ralph married 2 Sisle JOHNSON on 12 Apr 1591 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Sisle JOHNSON [Parents] was christened 1 on 12 Sep 1570 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Sisle married 2 Ralph LEA 3 on 12 Apr 1591 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas PORREDGE [scrapbook] was born 1 about 1500 in of Boughton under Blean, Brendley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in bet 2 Jan & 2 Mar 1548/9 in of Boughton under Blean, Brendley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married Joan.

THOMAS PORRAGE of Brendley in the parish of Boughton-under-Blean, Kent, England, was born about 1500. He died between 2 January and 2 March 1548/9. His widow Joan died 1557-8. The wording of their respective wills suggests that either or both of them may have had earlier marriages. Why didn't he mention daughter Joan and why, after naming his son John and wife Joan to be executors, did he "desire her to be a good mother to him"?

Thomas Porrage was related to the Porrages of Rodmersham as he mentioned in his will a cousin John Porrage of that place. His sons are also called kinsmen by later Porrages of Rodmersham in their wills.

2 January 1548/9 - The will of THOMAS PORRAGE of Breridiey in the parish of Eoughton under Bieane, in the county of Kent, yeoman .. . To be buried in the churchyard of Boughton under Blean. Whereas my cousin John Porrage of Rodmersham has £60 due me at a certain time or else I and my heirs are to have forever an annuity of £4, I give the said £60 to be equally divided among three of my sons, Richard Porrage, William Porrage, and Stephen Porrage, to Richard as soon as it be paid and to William and Stephen at twenty years; in the meantime said sum to remain in my wife s hands. If either of said sons die before said age, his portion to Robert Porrage, Richard Porrage, Jolm Porrage, and to the survivor of the said William or Stephen, equally divided. Whereas I have an annuity out of Robert Maxsted's lands for [a loan of] S. 32, I will the said sum and the annuity until it be paid to son John, and I give him a bed furnished. Whereas I have an annuity out of John Heler's lands of Harnehyll [Herne Hill] for [a loan of] £ 10, I will said sum and the annuity until it be paid to son Robert. To my daughter Alice Potter 40s. To Thomas Rayrie of Leneharn 40s. which he borrowed of me. To wife Joan all the rest of my goods in my house. The residue of my goods of all kinds unbequeathed to wife. Joan and son John, equally divided, and I make them my executors, and I desire her to be a good mother to him. With regard to my lands, tenements, and hereditaments in the parishes of Boughton under Eleane, Faversham, and Herne Hill, I give to my son Robert my messuage and dwelling house with lands at Fayrbroke, wherein he now dwells, and three acres of meadow at Fourdsborne in mine own occupation, he paying to my wife 13s. 4d. a year. To my son Richard Porrage my messuage and lands bought of John Cosyn, also in the occupation of his brother Robert, except one bush garden called Sorn leese, which I give to the said Robert. To the said Richard two and a half acres bought of John Colwell and James Unekar, lying together in Chestofield. To my Ban John Porrage my messuage and lands in Hernhill which Sam Boviar bow occupieth, he paying to my wife Joan 6s.8d. yearly, and also two acres of meadow lying at the north side of the land at Fourdysborn now in his brother Robert's occupation. To my son William Parrage at the age of twenty years a messuage and lands at Hernhill at Broke Street, now in the occupation of Stephen Parker, my wife Joan to lease it and take the profits until William comes to said age to find him toward his learning. To wife Joan for life my two messuages lying at South Street in Boughton aforesaid and Faversham, with reversion at her death to son Stephen Porrage and his heirs. Whereas I have late bought certain meadows lying in Graveney, Hernhill and Boughton of Mr. Stephen Ellys, I give two meadows thereof called Latton Gate Meeds to son Robert Porrage. Witnesses: Cyryacke Pettytt and John Teneacre. Proved 2 March 3 Edward VI (1548/9) by the executors (33:3)

Joan died 1 in 21 ??? 2008 in of Boughton under Blean, Brendley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Joan married Thomas PORREDGE.

9 July 1557 - the will of JOAN PORREGE of Boughton under the Blean, county of Kent, widow, late the wife of Thomas Porrege... to be buried in the churchyard of Boughton nigh where as my husband lieth there.., to the poor box 12d... on my day of burial 20s. value of meat, drink and cheese for the poor... to Samuel Bayer 4d... to every of my godchildren 4d. . to Rebecca and Helen my son Thomas Potter s daughters 6d. apiece.. to William Porrege and John Porrege 4d. apiece.. to Gabriel Porrege 6s. 8d., they being the Sons of Rich~rd Porrege... to my daughter Joan now the wife of Thomas Reyner of Lenham my violet gown purfled with otters and a kerchief.., to Alice roy daughter the ‘wife of Thomas Potter my second gown of violet, a rayle of the best, a kerchief and a neckerchief... Annes Porrege the wife of Richard Porrege my round gown of violet, a rayle and a kerchief... to Robert Porrege s wife a kerchief... to John Porrege s wife a kerchief, and to old mother plummer 12d., a smock and a workday apron... I give and bequeath to Peter Thro wley and his wife ...... to John Marshall of Boughton and his wife ...... to old William Edward s widow 4d... to John Stylles  widow 4d. and a petticoat... to William Jackson and his wife to him 4d. and to her a smock... to William Porrege roy son my round violet gown ‘with black lining, a worsted kirtle and a red petticoat, a rayle, a kerchief, a woman s hat & a woman s cap, a kerchief and a smock, a towel myled, a saye apron, 4 platters, 2 porringers, 2 saucers, 2 latten can die -sticks, a saltcellar, a pan of a gallon, á skillet, an under-cloth, a featherbed, a truncheon, one blanket, my green coverlet, a ship chest, 2 pillows, 2 pillow coats whereof the one be braunched ‘with black silk and the other with ‘white, 3 pair of sheets whereof 2 pair are fine with ‘white seams and the other a. good pair ‘without white seams, and also to him a black seamed sheet, 2 table cloths, the one myled ‘with black and the other a plain white of four yards long or more, 4 napkins, whereof 2 are of diaper and the rest plain, one cow and 40s. of money... to Stephen Porrege my son my gown of violet lined with bustles with cuffs of velvet, roy kirtle of worsted upperbodied with right black satin, my best petticoat, a smock, a cap, a kerchief, my best rayle, and a hat for a woman, a kerchief and apron of blacki.ussells,my harnessed girdle,a pair of beads with 19 stones pumiced & gilt of silver, a ring of silver, a pin of silver the best red gilted, 2 spoons of silver the best, 3 table cloths whereof one is diaper containing 4 yards in length and 2 of breadth, and the other 2 strekyn cloth good, and a towel myled, 4 napkins whereof 2 diaper and the rest plain, 4 pillowcoats whereof 2 are plain white, another braunched with silk and the 4th likewise braunched and spangled with gold, my best black seamed sheet, & five pair of sheets whereof 4 pair are hook seamed and the other plain, 2 kine, 40s. of money, my best bed as it now standeth with all that belongeth thereto, my best coverlet and all other things and implements before not bequeathed. And if any my said sons William Porrege or Stephen Porrege happen to decease before they or any of them shall happen to receive these my bequests without issue, then to survivor or his issue, then to n-iy other children s children, males and females indifferently.... executors to be Stephen Porrege my son, and Thomas Potter my son in law, and my son John Porrege my overseer, he to have 20s. for his labor, same to Thomas Benett Rayner 6s.8d. and a red petticoat and a pair of coarse sheets.., to Alice Potter my daughter my green girdle ‘with pendants of silver. my goddaughter Joan Porrege l2d.., to mother Potter 12d. and an apron... to Margery Feld a smock and an apron.., to Mary Vidcot the daughter in law to William Jackson an old russet petticoat., to Joan Bullece the wife of Thomas Bullece an apron.
Witnesses: Hamond Shrubble, Richard Ince and Thomas Bullere. Proved 24 December 1558.

They had the following children.

  F i Joan PORREDGE.
  M ii John PORREDGE was born about 1522. He was buried on 16 Sep 1582.
  F iii Alice PORREDGE.
  M iv Robert PORREDGE died in 1557.
  M v Richard PORREDGE.
  M vi William PORREDGE died before 13 Apr 1569.
  M vii Steven PORREDGE died before 3 Dec 1574.

Richard SMITH 1. Richard married Joan PORREDGE 2.

Joan PORREDGE [Parents] 1 was born about 1555. She died before 1582. Joan married Richard SMITH 2.

Edward PORREDGE [Parents] was born about 1557. He died 1 in BET 5 JUN 1616 AND 22 JUL 1616 in Beaksbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Edward married Katherine COPPIN 2.

Katherine COPPIN 1. Katherine married Edward PORREDGE.

Arthur RUCK 1. Arthur married 2 Elizabeth PORREDGE on 17 Jan 1585/1586 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth PORREDGE [Parents] was christened 1 on 3 Dec 1559 in Boughton under Blean, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died before 1593. Elizabeth married 2 Arthur RUCK 3 on 17 Jan 1585/1586 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Married her stepbrother.

Thomas RUCK 1. Thomas married 2 Tomasine PORREDGE on 14 Nov 1580 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Tomasine PORREDGE [Parents] was christened 1 on 24 Aug 1563 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died before 1593. Tomasine married 2 Thomas RUCK 3 on 14 Nov 1580 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Married her stepbrother.

William JOHNSON was born 1 about 1500 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 9 Jun 1575 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. William married 3 Elizabeth.

Other marriages:

WILLIAM JOHNSON of Canterbury, Kent, England, and a painter, was probably the son of Garard Johnson who made his will in 1506. This Garard was perhaps the son of Gerard Johnson whose estate was administered in 1502/3 by his widow Katherine.

16 August 1506 the will of GARARD JOHNSON of the Parish of our Lady of Bredman of the city of Canterbury, Byerbruar [Beerbrewer] . . . To be buried in the churchyard of Holy Cross next to my children. To the high altar of the said church of Bredman 6s.8d. To the making of a new cross of silver in the church of Bredman 40d. To the friars observants in Canterbury three barrels of double beer and three barrels of single beer. To the reparation of the body of the church of Holy Cross lOs. For masses and dirges at the two churches 40s. and 7 marks. To wife Wylmyn £20. To every of my sons, namely, Richard, William and Robert, 10 marks each at twenty-one years. To the lord of St. Kat'yn in Coleyn 5 marks I owe him. To my daughter Johan 23s.4d. The residue of my goods to wife Wyhnyn whom with John Man I make executors, and to the latter 20s. . . . Overseer: William Megge and to him lOs.
Witnesses: Alexander Eljott, parish priest of Bredman, Richard Pekerell, John Smyth, hakeneman, William Maye, Richard Waren, Robert Downe. Proved 29 October 1506 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Volume 10:165)

4 March 1522 the will of ROBERT JOHNSON of the parish of Holy Cross of Westgate in Canterbury . . . to be buried in the churchyard next to my father and mother . . . to my sister Joan 20s. ... many bequests to various people, apparently none of them near relatives. Proved 16 May 1522.

William Johnson was born about 1500. He married first, about 1528, Alice Foreflode, daughter of John Foreflode, a hatter and a freeman of Canterbury. By this marriage William Johnson became a freeman of Canterbury in 1528. She died and he remarried to Ellzabeth who was buried at Saint George s 17 May 1575. Her burial is recorded twice. In one entry the record says, Elizabeth, wife of William Johnson", but in the second entry the words "Grandfather to William Johnson parrish clarke", have been added. William Johnson the parrish clerk and grandson probably added these words about 1598 when the register was copied. William Johnson was buried at Saint George's, Canterbury, 9 June 1575.

Elizabeth was buried 1 on 17 May 1575 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 2 William JOHNSON.

John FORFLOD was born 1 about 1470 in of Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 about 1518 in of Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. John married Clare 3.

JOHN FORFLOD son of Ellen Forflod of Canterbury, Kent, was born probably around 1470 more or less. His wife's name was Clare or Clara. He died about 1518 in which year administration of his estate was granted to his widow. John Forflod was a hatter and a freeman, that is, a full voting citizen of the city. His mother, Ellen Forflod, died about April 1514, having made her will on 13 March. It was proved 29 April following at Canterbury. She asked to be buried next to her husband in the church yard of Saint Augustine's monastery. She named her son John and her two daughters, Isabel and Joan. The will as recorded is somewhat confusing in that her daughter Eghard is twice called Isabel and twice called Elizabeth. These two names were sometimes used interchangeably at that time, as Elizabeth and Betty are today. She also referred to John's daughter Alice, who probably was the eldest of his surviving children, and to three other children, but did not name them. Isabel's husband was probably the Edward Egbard who witnessed the will. An abstract follows.

13 March 1513/14 the will of ELENE FORFLOD, widow, of the parish of Saint Michaels in Canterbury . . to be buried in the churchyard of Saint Augustine beside my husband. . to the high altar in the same church of Saint Michaels 2d ... to our Lady of Coynnynggate a pair of my amber bea,ds and a table cloth to her ambry of diaper. Also, I bequeath to Richard Smyth curate of our parish 40d. Also, I bequeath to John Forflod a silver piece of 7 ounces, 2 silver spoons, a gold ring, a cupboard, a folding table and his part of all my brass, latten and pewter. Also, I will have done for me the day of my burying in the church of Saint Michaels aforesaid, a dirge with 30 trental masses and 7 dozen of bread given to poor people. Also, at my months mind a dirge with 15 masses of a and 5 dozen of bread given for my soul, and also in like wise at my 12 months mind. Also, I bequeath to the fraternity of the Holy Cross of Westgate to be remembered and prayed for 6s.8d. Also, I bequeath to Elizabeth Egbard my daughter my best feather bed with the bolster. Also my best kirtle, a gold ring, a pair of coral beads, 2 silver spoons and her part of the said brass, pewter and latten. Also, I bequeath to the forsaid John, Isabel and Joan my 3 best cushions, every person one. Also, I bequeath and give to Clare Forflod my daughter in law my best gown, a pair of amber beads and a silver spoon. Moreover, I bequeath to Alice the daughter of my son John Forflod a feather bed with the bolster, a pair of sheets, a cupboard & a silver spoon and her part of all my said brass, pewter and latten. Also, to the 3 other children of iry son John I bequeath 3 silver spoons. Also, I will that Elizabeth Oliver have a silver spoon. Also, I bequeath to Elizabeth Egbard my daughter because she had least of her father's goods 20s. The residue of all my goods not bequeathed, my debts paid & will fulfilled, I give & bequeath to John Forflod my son an(l to lSaliei Egbard my daughter whom I make mine executors to dispose for the health of my soul as they think best ... These bearing witness:
Sir Richard Smyth, William Pepor, Edward Egbard and other more. Proved 29 April 1514 (12:321)
Coynnynggate = Queningate

St. Mary of Queningate was a church so called from its situation near that ancient gate within the city wall. St. Michael Burgate was situate in Burgate Street near the gate, also within the city walls. When it was desecrated is unknown, but probably long before the reformation. The remains of St. Michael's church were long ago converted into a dwelling house. Some of the ancient walls are still standing. (Hasted's Hist. of Kent, Vol. 4)

Clare 1. Clare married John FORFLOD.

They had the following children.

  F i Alice FORFLOD.

Cuthbert WRAY. Cuthbert married 1 Daughter JOHNSON 2 about 1562.

Daughter JOHNSON [Parents] 1. Daughter married 2 Cuthbert WRAY about 1562.

Thomas RAYNER.

Joan PORREDGE [Parents] 1. Joan married Thomas RAYNER.

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