Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Lee FARRE [Parents] was christened 1 on 3 Jan 1579/1580 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 18 May 1660 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom from of drowning. Lee married Mary about 1618 in of Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Listed in his brother Stephen's will.

DEATH: The court and jurors found him to be Chance Medley after the drowning. Chance medley (from the Anglo-French chance-medlee, a mixed chance, and not from chaude-medlee, a hot affray), an accident of a mixed character, is an old term in English law for a form of homicide arising out of a sudden affray or quarrel. The homicide has not the characteristic of malice prepense which would raise the death to murder, nor the completely accidental nature which would reduce it to homicide by misadventure. It was practically identical, therefore, with manslaughter.

Mary 1 was born about 1585 in of Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married Lee FARRE about 1618 in of Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Listed as mother of Mary with Lee as father in the burial record.

They had the following children.

  M i
George FARRE was born 1 on 14 Jun 1619 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Elizabeth FARRE was born 1 on 23 Apr 1621 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
Lee FARRE was born 1 on 15 Dec 1623 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2, 3 on 27 Sep 1681 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Lee was also known 4 as Lee Furr.
  M iv
William FARRE was born 1 on 4 May 1626 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 5 May 1628 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Mary FARRE was born 1 on 16 May 1631 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 6 Nov 1638 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

BURIAL: Daughter of Lee and Mary.
  F vi
Frances FARRE was born 1 on 10 Apr 1634 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

James FARRE [Parents] was christened 1 on 30 Jul 1581 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 29 Aug 1658 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. James married 3 Dorothy GIBBINS on 5 Oct 1619 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mentioned in his father's will.

Dorothy GIBBINS was buried 1 on 24 Apr 1635 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Dorothy married 2 James FARRE on 5 Oct 1619 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth FARRE was born 1 on 10 Feb 1621 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
Richard FUR was buried 1 on 31 Jan 1636 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Richard was also known as Richard Farre.

John FUR [Parents] was christened 1 on 27 Jun 1615 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 2 Ann MIDDLETON on 17 Jan 1638 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John was also known as Farre.

Ann MIDDLETON was christened on 26 Nov 1609 in Wilshamstead, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Ann married 1 John FUR on 17 Jan 1638 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Sarah FURR was christened 1 on 29 Mar 1640 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Elizabeth FURR was christened 1 on 13 Oct 1643 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Steven FARRE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was christened 2 on 21 Mar 1563/1564 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3 on 13 Jan 1648 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Steven married 4 Alice WHEELER on 13 May 1611 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Steven's will was probated 5 on 26 Jun 1649 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Stephen is in his father's will and in his brother's will, William the Younger.

The Will of Stephen Farr (film #92172, PCC 92 Fairfax):
In the me of God Amen. I ²Stephen ffarr being in perfect memory commit my soule to Almighty god and my body to bee buried in the Parish yard of Aspley Guyse I mack this my last will and testament. Item I give to my Sonne ³William ffarr to pay my house and ground that my tennent Thomas Smith holdeth. I give him the hadland  under lines? I give him one halfe acre of land and two ___ of meadow of the kings hold to pay the kings rent. I give to him one black row one black bullock. I give to him my wardrobe and one ____. Item I give to my Sonne ³William ffarr after my decease and my wife the house I now dwell in and all my ground and tenants and apurtanances belonging to it within the parish of Aspley Guyse to him and his heirs forever. Item I give to my Sonne ³Stephan ffarr one schilling. Item I make my wife full Executor. Item I make my brother Ralph Wheeler and my brother Lee ffarr Executors of this my will. I give to my Excutors iis.
The mark of Stephen ffarr  William Byworth  witness  Lee ffarr.


Ref. WARD 7/76/11, PRO in London
English Translation by Roger T. Macfarlane:
Egerunt per eadem [“the inquisitors treated through these same issues…”]
The Inquisitio indentata convened at Ampthill in the County of Bedford on the aforementioned 17th day of January in the third year of the reign of lord Charles [1628], by God’s grace King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, under the auspices of Charles Alden esquire, escheator for the aforementioned lord King within the aforementioned county, by virtue of his office after the death of William Farr Senior, lately of Aspley Guise in the aforementioned county deceased; under oath [spoken by the inquisitors] Who decree by the aforementioned oath that the aforementioned William Farr was lawful possessor (seisitus) in his property de feodo de etc., in a messuage of fifty five acres of land, fourteen acres of meadow, two acres of pasturage with all thereto pertaining in Aspley Guise in the mentioned county of Bedford, and that thus living seisitus he did make and establish his last will and conveying in writing with the date of the nineteenth day of April in the year of our Lord 1617, and through that will of his he conceded and specified to a certain Stephen Farr of Bedford Houghton, his brother, and articulates the aforementioned messuage with those things pertaining to it in the aforementioned Aspley with its acres, orchard, garden, pightello, curtilage, granary, stables, and buildings pertaining to that same land, and he conveyed — and this is specified as three acres plus one rode of land and eight acres plus three rodes of  meadow and two acres of pasture; and it is clarified that this should be held from the day of the death of the aforementioned William Farr, lately deceased, for a term of eighteen years; then as soon as possible having reached full age as filling the terms of the aforementioned will, the aforementioned judge within the authority of an inquest, unless need be proved by evidence brought and more justly by the aforementioned judge, do decree pertaining to all the aforementioned above that the aforementioned William Farr was seisitus of all and every property, living at the aforementioned Aspley and died on the twentieth day of April in the fifteenth year of the reign of lord James, late King of England, even the year of our Lord one thousand six-hundred and seventeenth, and that William Farr is his son and the heir of the aforementioned William Farr, deceased, and that the aforementioned William Farr at the time of the death of the aforementioned William Farr, his own deceased father, was under age, i.e. of the age of ten years seven months and three weeks, and at the time of the seating of this inquest is of full age, i.e. of the age of twenty one years and more; AND that the aforementioned messuage and the aforementioned acres and premises occupied and that were occupied at the time of the death of the aforementioned William Farr be conveyed from said lord King under the classification of the sumptim militare fed per quam partem foedi milit.; the aforementioned inquest acts with full information and asseses annually upon all the property tax of twenty solidi for the gain the aforementioned Stephen Farr receives and conducts and possesses of the premises aforementioned from the time of the death of the aforementioned William Farr until the time this inquest was convened and that the aforementioned William Farr at the time of his death held no acre of land pertaining to this possession nor in the use for notation of the aforementioned inquisitors. In the year of the inquest, etc…

Alice WHEELER [scrapbook] 1 was born in PROB 7 OCT 1563 in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 6 Jan 1649/1650 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Alice married 3 Steven FARRE on 13 May 1611 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

In the Book “Abstracts of Probate Acts in the PCC” British 942 S2pa v-4 it says “FARRE, Stephen, of Aspley Guise, Beds. Will [92 Fairfax] pr. June 26 1649 by relict Alice.

Sister to Ralph Wheeler and probably daughter of Richard. Richard may have married twice.

They had the following children.

  M i Stephen FURR was christened on 2 Apr 1612. He was buried on 22 Jul 1667.
  M ii William FARR (MRCA) was christened on 3 Oct 1613. He was buried on 10 Jan 1683/1684.
  M iii
John FARRE was christened 1 on 18 Jul 1618 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 7 Jan 1622/1623 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Stephen FURR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was christened 2 on 2 Apr 1612 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3 on 22 Jul 1667 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Stephen married 4, 5 Katherine HUGHS on 23 Oct 1638 in Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Stephen was also known as Stephen Farr.

Other marriages:
DENNET, Mary

Listed in father's will #92172 Fairfax #92. Also listed in father-in-law's will, Thomas Dennet, Husborne Crawley, Bedford - 1643 Archdeaconry of Bedford, Film #1066809.  This is the Stephen that has children in Husborne Crawley, Ann, John, Dennet(b. 19 Jan 1646, Woughton On The Green, Bucks) and Robert. Stephen was first married to Katherine Hughs(mother of Ann) and then to Mary Dennet. Mary is also mentioned in her brother's will, George Dennet, Husborne Crawley, Bedford - 1657 Archdeaconry of Bedford, Film 1066812.

Katherine HUGHS was christened in 1614 in of Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1639 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Katherine married 1, 2 Stephen FURR on 23 Oct 1638 in Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Probably daughter of Robert Hughs(Roberd Huse) and Ann Adams of Granborough, Bucks.

They had the following children.

  F i
Ann FAR was christened 1 on 13 Oct 1639 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Stephen FURR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was christened 2 on 2 Apr 1612 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3 on 22 Jul 1667 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Stephen married Mary DENNET in 1640 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Stephen was also known as Stephen Farr.

Other marriages:
HUGHS, Katherine

Listed in father's will #92172 Fairfax #92. Also listed in father-in-law's will, Thomas Dennet, Husborne Crawley, Bedford - 1643 Archdeaconry of Bedford, Film #1066809.  This is the Stephen that has children in Husborne Crawley, Ann, John, Dennet(b. 19 Jan 1646, Woughton On The Green, Bucks) and Robert. Stephen was first married to Katherine Hughs(mother of Ann) and then to Mary Dennet. Mary is also mentioned in her brother's will, George Dennet, Husborne Crawley, Bedford - 1657 Archdeaconry of Bedford, Film 1066812.

Mary DENNET [Parents] was christened 1 on 9 Aug 1613 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1654 in of Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married Stephen FURR in 1640 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mary is mentioned in her father's will as wife of Stephen Farr and menioned in her brother George's will as Mary Farr.

They had the following children.

  M i
John FAR was christened 1, 2 on 3 Dec 1640 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3, 4 on 25 Jun 1658 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
Dennett FAR was born 1 on 19 Jan 1646 in Woughton On The Green, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 in Jan 1646 in Woughton On The Green, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3 on 24 May 1675 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
Robert FARR was christened 1, 2 on 24 Mar 1654 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Maybe the same Robert that married Ann Collier in London.

John TAYLOR [Parents] was christened 1 on 13 Dec 1575 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 7 Jul 1618 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 3 Mary PARNAUNT on 28 Nov 1603 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mary PARNAUNT. Mary married 1 John TAYLOR on 28 Nov 1603 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
LAW, John

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth TAYLOR was christened 1 on 16 Mar 1606 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Ann TAYLOR was christened 1 on 5 Aug 1610 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii Faith TAYLOR was christened on 4 Dec 1613. She was buried on 29 Dec 1683.
  F iv
Isabell TAYLOR was christened 1 on 4 Sep 1617 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

George DENNET [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 21 Nov 1622 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 30 May 1657 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. George married 3, 4 Elizabeth (Dennet\Heward) FARRE on 16 Oct 1656 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

George had a will 5 on 18 May 1657 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mentioned in his father's will, Thomas Dennet, film #1066809 along with his sister Mary Farr wife of Stephen Farr and their son John. George's first wife Elizabeth died 1 Jun 1658.

Elizabeth (Dennet\Heward) FARRE [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 11 Dec 1631 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 2, 3 on 2 Apr 1684 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 4, 5 George DENNET on 16 Oct 1656 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
HEWARD, Thomas

Named in her first husband's will, George Dennet, Husborne Crawley, Bedford - 1657 Archdeaconry of Bedford Film #1066812.

In the IGI extraction program and in the Indexing project they transcribed Elizabeth's name as "Elizabeth Farlye" in the marriage records. But if you go the the original film and study it carefully, you will see that her last name is "Far" with "the" at the end of it. If you look at all the records up and down the page, you will see the same thing. It is very tricky to read and inexperienced volunteers would get it wrong. What tipped me off to Elzabeth Farlye possibly being Elizabeth Farr was when I did a radial search of the parish out to the accepted 8 mile radius for this period of time and I didn't find any Farleys. The closest one was over 12 miles away so this prompted me to look at the original record. I almost missed the spelling error myself until I saw the same thing "the" not "lye" up and down the page. I compared the alleged "lye" with the t, h and e in Elizabeth on the same page and "lye" was definitely "the".

LIVING: Mentioned in father's will as Elizabeth Hayward and her son Robert Hayward.

DEATH: Record states thate she is the wife of Tho. Howard.


Thomas HEWARD was born about 1630 in of Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 1 on 4 Jun 1688 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 2 Elizabeth (Dennet\Heward) FARRE on 21 Nov 1658 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas had a will 3 on 12 Jun 1685 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 4 on 16 Jun 1688 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
, Elizabeth

Son Robert was born  20 Feb 1656 Millbrook, Bedford, England.

WILL: Mentions Son Robert and Grandaughter Elizabeth the daughter of his son Robert.

Elizabeth (Dennet\Heward) FARRE [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 11 Dec 1631 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 2, 3 on 2 Apr 1684 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 4 Thomas HEWARD on 21 Nov 1658 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
DENNET, George

Named in her first husband's will, George Dennet, Husborne Crawley, Bedford - 1657 Archdeaconry of Bedford Film #1066812.

In the IGI extraction program and in the Indexing project they transcribed Elizabeth's name as "Elizabeth Farlye" in the marriage records. But if you go the the original film and study it carefully, you will see that her last name is "Far" with "the" at the end of it. If you look at all the records up and down the page, you will see the same thing. It is very tricky to read and inexperienced volunteers would get it wrong. What tipped me off to Elzabeth Farlye possibly being Elizabeth Farr was when I did a radial search of the parish out to the accepted 8 mile radius for this period of time and I didn't find any Farleys. The closest one was over 12 miles away so this prompted me to look at the original record. I almost missed the spelling error myself until I saw the same thing "the" not "lye" up and down the page. I compared the alleged "lye" with the t, h and e in Elizabeth on the same page and "lye" was definitely "the".

LIVING: Mentioned in father's will as Elizabeth Hayward and her son Robert Hayward.

DEATH: Record states thate she is the wife of Tho. Howard.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: In marriage records as Elizabeth Dennet because of her previous marrige to George Dennet.


John FARR [Parents] was christened 1 on 14 Jan 1660 in Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 21 May 1693 in Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married Mary about 1680 in of Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John had a will 3 in 1693 in Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Extract of John's will
Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire
1693 Film #1066824 pg. 156

Will of John ffarr of Blunham in the County of Bedford Grocer
Mary wife sole Exec.
Joseph ffarr Brother Benjamin ffarr Brother Six acres of Coppiehold Arrallse Land. Ralph Skymor of Hitchin in the County of Hertford gent ffive and twenty pounds being onehalf of the monyes I owe him.
Hestor Gregory daughter of Edward Gregory Edward Gregory of Blunham.
Richard Smith [witness] John Raune? [witness] ?? Curby [witness] [Probate]
[List of Goods and Chattle]

Mary 1 was born about 1662 in of Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 22 Apr 1697 in Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married John FARR about 1680 in of Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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