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


John FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-5902 was christened 1 on 20 Jun 1756 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 15 Dec 1829 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 3 (MRIN:2611) Elizabeth BUTCHER-5900 on 5 Feb 1778 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

CHRISTENING: Record says son of Law & Elizabeth. The only possibility for parents in the records are Lawrence who married Eliz. Pierce in 1733. The other Lawrence in the records marries too late.

Elizabeth BUTCHER-5900 was born about 1757 in of, Clophill, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:2611) John FARR-5902 on 5 Feb 1778 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Henry FARR-6313 was christened 1 in 31 Nov 1778 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 23 Mar 1849 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
James FARR-5899 was christened 1 on 18 Jun 1780 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 20 Jul 1797 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
William FARR-5904 was christened 1 on 19 Aug 1782 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv Thomas FARR-5892 was christened on 18 Jul 1784. He was buried on 11 Sep 1830.
  M v Law FARR-5898 was christened on 1 Apr 1787. He was buried on 10 Aug 1827.
  F vi
Elizabeth FARR-5903 was christened 1 on 29 Jun 1788 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 25 Apr 1807 in Old Buckenham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
John FARR-5901 was christened 1 on 26 Feb 1790 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F viii
Sarah FURR-7050 was born about 1792 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 26 Jun 1793 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ix
Mary FURR-5923 was christened 1 on 23 Jun 1793 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Law FARR [Parents]-5898 was christened 1 on 1 Apr 1787 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 10 Aug 1827 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Law married 3 (MRIN:2612) Esther PETTIT-7051 on 13 Oct 1813 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Law was also known as Laurence Furr.

Esther PETTIT-7051. Esther married 1 (MRIN:2612) Law FARR-5898 on 13 Oct 1813 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Hannah FURR-7052 was christened 1 on 24 May 1818 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 8 Jun 1819.
  F ii
Hannah FURR-7053 was christened 1 on 18 Jun 1820 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Esther FURR-7054 was christened 1 on 12 Oct 1823 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Lawrence FURR [Parents] [scrapbook]-5906 was christened 1 on 15 Aug 1709 in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 8 Mar 1785 in Clifton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Lawrence married 3 (MRIN:2613) Elizabeth PIERCE-5907 on 5 Feb 1733 in Maulden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

The following parish records are the only records that point to a Law or Lawrence Farr  in Bedfordshire:

Farr Lawrence, Chr 1745 3 Nov, s. Law & Elzabeth, Clophill, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 21
Farr Low (Lawe-T), Chr 1787 1 Apr, s. John & Elizabeth, labr., Clophill, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 21
Furr Law, Chr 1709 15 Aug, s. Thos & Joan, Cardington, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 8
FURR Law, Mar 1813 13 Oct, Esther PETTIT, Old Warden, FHL British Film 1279194
Farr Lawr, Mar 1733 5 Feb, Lawr (Clophill), husbdn., Eliz Pierce, (of M.) Maulden, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 22

CHRISTENING: Record says "s. of Thos & Joan"

Elizabeth PIERCE-5907 was christened 1 on 19 Jul 1707 in Maulden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2, 3 on 10 Aug 1761 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 4 (MRIN:2613) Lawrence FURR-5906 on 5 Feb 1733 in Maulden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Daughter of John and Elizabeth Pearse.

Richard Pearse Will signed by him August 20, 1721
Proved April 1722
Film # 88059 327
Transcribed by Pam Bott

In the name of God Amen, I Richard Pearse Sr. of Mauldon in the County of Bedford Labouror being infirm in body but of perfect memory praised be God Do make this my last Will and Testament in mannor & form following Imp. (es) ~ I commend my sould into the Hands of Almighty God my Creator assured by believing that I shall Receive full pardon & free Remission of all my sins & be saved by the precious death & merits of my Blessed Saviour & Redeemer Jesus Christ. And my body to the earth to be decently buried at the durection of my Executor hereafter named And as to the Worldly Estate which the Lord hath lent me I give & bequeath to my Grandaughter Elizabeth Pearse one acre of Meadow ground lying & being in Lowsy Mead in the s(d) (said) Parish of Mauldon now in my own occupation to her & her heirs forever but in case she dies without issue I then give & bequeath this same acre of Meadow Ground to my Grandaughter Mn Pearse & her heirs forever. Item my Will & mind is that my said Grandaughter Elizabeth Pearse shall pay out of the s(d) (said) acre of Meadow ground the sum of Five punds of Lawful Money of Great Britain to her sister Ann Pearse so soon as she the said Ann shall attain to the age of eighteen years. Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandaughters Susan Pearse Mary Pearse and Sarah Pearse the sums of Forty Shillings apiece to each of them to be paid to them so soon as each of them shall attain to the age of Eighteen years by my Executor hereafter named in case any or either of them shall die before they attain totheir s(d) (said) their part to go to the Survivours & Survivor of them to be parted Equally between them. Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandchildren Elizabeth Simpson William Simpson Liddy Simpson & Mary Simpson forty Shillings apiece to be paid to each of them by my Executor so soon as each of them Shall attain to the age of Eighteen yeares Then & in such case the part of him or so dying shall go to the Survivors & Survivor of them Item my will & mind is that my executor Shall be allowed all reasonable charges in acting upon the behalfs of all my s(d) Grandchildren Item my will and mind is that John Charles Jun®. Of Mauldon Afores(d) (aforesaid) Shall be Guardian for all my said Grandchildren during their minorityese and Lastly I give unto the s(d) John Charles half a Crown to buy him a pair of Gloves and I also nominate & appoint the s(d) John Charles full & sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament and I do Revoke all former Wills by me made ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my last Will & Testament In Witness Whereof I the s(d) Richard Pearse have hereunto set my hand & Seal the one & twentieth day of August Anno Dom(ini) 1721 The Mark of Richard Pearse Sen® (Sr.) Signed Sealed Published Declared by the s(d) Richard Pearse for & as his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who have also set our hand as Witnesses in the presence of the s(d) Testator Thomas Underwood Richard Colby J. Balls (could be Bolls) Jn(r).

(I went to the original film of this will to look up some of these dark areas & what they said & for these concluding names as witnesses. The prolatum is in Latin I cannot read except for proved in April____1722.

Imprinis means: In the first place; first in order

They had the following children.

  M i
John FURR-6312 was christened 1 on 7 Oct 1734 in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 17 Dec 1754 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
Thomas FARR-5914 was christened 1 on 2 Jan 1736 in Wilshamstead, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Frances May FARR-5915 was christened 1 on 17 Dec 1737 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
James FARR-5913 was christened 1 on 9 Dec 1739 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Elizabeth FARR-5912 was christened 1 on 24 Jan 1742 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
Rogart FARR-5911 was christened 1 on 8 Jan 1744 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
Lawrence FARR-5910 was christened 1 on 3 Nov 1745 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M viii
Benjamin FARR-5909 was christened 1 on 22 Apr 1750 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ix
William FARR-5908 was born 1 on 19 Jan 1752 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F x
Sarah FARR-5905 was christened 1 on 22 Jul 1753 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M xi John FARR-5902 was christened on 20 Jun 1756. He was buried on 15 Dec 1829.

Thomas FURR [Parents] [scrapbook]-5916 was christened 1 on 25 Jan 1680 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 14 Feb 1725 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 3 (MRIN:2614) Joan LAW-5917 on 1 Jul 1705 in Campton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Lucas Archive
Deeds of Gravenhurst
Ref. L6/216
Deed to lead to use of Fine: 5/-
(1) Th.Farr of Cardington, Dairyman, and
wife Joan, a sister and coheir of Jn.Law.

(2) Jn. Pennington of Bedford, gent.
(1) acknowledge fine to be levied by end of
current term:
Property as in 6/215.
To use of Francis Brace of Bedford for 500
year; to be void on payment of 7.10. by
(1) to F.B. Then to use of (1).
Witnesses: Wm. ? Pugh, Wm. Goodall.
Endorsed: Receipt of 7.10. by (1) from F.B.
6 - 7 - 1709

Lucas Archive
Deeds of Gravenhurst
Ref. L6/217
Mortgage: 12.10.0.
(1) Th. Farr of Cardington, Dairyman & wife
Joan & sister & coheir of late Jn.Law of
Cardington, yeoman.

(2) Francis Brace, jnr. of Bedford, gent.
(Recites 6/216 & fine)
Property as in 6/215.
Repay 20.12.0. by next 10th March.
Witnesses: Wm.Haulker; Wm.Goodall.
10-9-1709

Lucas Archive
Deeds of Gravenhurst
Ref. L6/218&219
Conveyance (L & R) 45.16. : 22.4.0.
(1) Th. Farr & Joan his wife, Cardington, Yeo.
Francis Brace, jnr. Bedford, gent.
(2) Hy. D. of K.
(Recites 6 /216 & 6/217)
(2) pays 45.16.0. to T.F. & 22.4.0. to F.B.
Property as 6/215.
Witnesses : J. Field, Wm. Goodall.
23/4-6-1712

Listed in father's will and Grandfather's will. Thomas' older brother William is mentioned in his grandfather Robert Billington's will.

The following are parish records of Cardington:
Furr Ann, Chr 1706 15 Sep, d. Thos & Joan, dairyman, Cardington, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 8
Furr Cath, Chr 1707 5 Oct, d. Thos & Joan, dairyman, Cardington, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 8
Furr Law, Chr 1709 15 Aug, s. Thos & Joan, Cardington, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 8
Furr Mary, Chr 1711 27 May, d. Thos & Joan, Cardington, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 8 Fur Eliz, Chr 1712 27 Aug, d. Thos & Joan, dairyman, Cardington, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 8
Firr Mary, Chr 1713 21 Mar, d. Thos & Joan, Cardington, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 8

The following are parish records of Clophill:
Firr Thomas, Chr 1716 30 May, s. Thomas & Joan, Clophill, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 21
Farr John, Chr 1717 14 Jul, s. Thomas & Joan, grazier (only in Bishop's Transcripts), Clophill FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 21
Farr Elizabeth, Chr 1719 5 May, d. Thomas & Joanna, husbandman, Clophill, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 21
Faur John, Chr 1721 23 Sep, s. Thomas & Joan, dairyman, Clophill, FHL Q942.565 B4e v. 21

CHRISTENING: Used in conjunction with the father's will and Grandfather's will.

BURIAL: Burial record states the he is a dairyman from Clophill. His last four children were born in Clophill.

Joan LAW-5917 was christened 1 on 22 Mar 1685 in Campton, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. She was buried in 1769. Joan married 2 (MRIN:2614) Thomas FURR-5916 on 1 Jul 1705 in Campton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Lucas Archive
Deeds of Gravenhurst
Ref. L6/215

Quit Claim 11.5.0.
(1) Katherine Law of Cardington, Spinster,
(sis. & co-heiress of Jn. Law late of
Campton, yeo)
(2) Joan, wife of Th. Farr, sister of (1)

cottage in 6/211 in occ. Geo. Row.
Witnesses: Wm. Cateman, Wm.Osbourn, Jn.Street.
Endorsed: Receipt of sum above.
Acknowledgment of receipt by
Katherine & (new husband) W.Osbourn,
above sum. N.D.
Witness: Wm.Haulker, Wm.Goodhall.
4 - 7 - 1709

John Law (father) Will 1692 Film # 88052 #48
Transcribed by Pam Bott

(I looked this will up on the microfilm to read the dark areas)

In the name of God Amen the tenth of March in the yeare of our Lord God 1691 and in the yeare of the Reign of our Souveraigne Lord William and Mary by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland defender of the faith & I John Law of Canton (Tim- on the film it looked like Carlton. There is a parish Canton in Bedford. I forgot to look to see how close it was to Compton where his son John Law was from. It was hard to read and possibly could have been Compton.) in the county of Bedford yeoman being sick in body but of good and perfect Remembrance thanks be to God thereof do make and ordain this my Last Will and testament In manor and forme following that Is to say first I bequeath my soule in to the hands of god my only maker and Redeemer hoping that my Sins are freely forgiven and my body to be buried
First I bequeath and give to my son John Lawe the sum of forty pounds to be payed by my executor at the day of marriage or when he corn (comes) to the full age of twenty one yeres of age. Iteme I give unto my dather (daughter) payed by my executors at y(e) (the) day of marriage or eth (crossed out) else when she comes to the age of twenty one yeares of age iteme I give unto my dather Katherine the sum of forty pounds & to be payed by my executors at y(e) day of marriage or des (else) when she comes to the age of one and twenty yeares
Iteme I give unto my wife all the reste of my goods whom I make wife my whole and only ____ (can't read) executor and ale (all) or (also?) the money in my pures (purse) where unto I doo here sett my hand and sele (seal) the daye above s(d) (said) Ritten (written) Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
Richard Harris the mark Henry Congley Joseph Cooker

John Law (son of John Law) Will 1704 Film #88057
Transcribed by Pam Bott

In the name of God amen I John Law of Compton in the country of Bedford, * Batchelor being of perfect memory & remembrance praised be God do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manor & forme following*. (viz(t)) First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Maker hoping that through the * meritorious Death & passion of ye (the) just Christ my only Saviour & Redeemer to receive free pardon & Forgiveness of all my sins & to Inherritt Everlasting Life and My Body I comitt to ye Earth at the discreion (probably discretion) of My Executor hereafter named Item I give & bequeath unto my eldest Sister Joane Lawe My Lands lying in Upper Gravenhurst w(th) (wife) ye * appurtences (appurtenances) hereunto belonging. It (item) I give & bequeath unto My youngest Sister Katherine Lawe Thirty pounds to be p(d) (paid) within six months after my decease. It (item) I give unto Isaiah Carter twenty schillings. It (item) I make my Father in Law John Storey whole and Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testam(t) (testament) In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this second day of December in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand Seven hundred & Four John Law sealed & delivered in the presence of Ja (James) Stewart, William Reddings (or Woddings?) Thomas Massin

Notes by Pam Bott:
I have an 1828 Noah Webster American Dictionary of The English Language that I get the meaning of these words from.

Viz(t) is a contraction of videlicet which means: that is, namely

Appurtenances means: such buildings, rights, and improvements, as belong to land, i.e. small buildings are the appurtenances of a mansion.

Meritorious (spelled with one r) means: deserving of reward or of notice, regard, fame or happiness.

Bachelor - I couldn't figure out why he would list himself as a 'Batchelor” and then list a father in law. In the 1828 dictionary another meaning for this word is given also as “a title to such as take the first degree in divinity, law or physic, in certain European universities.” Or he could have a liberal arts or science degree? Not sure on that.

They had the following children.

  F i
Anne FURR-5918 was christened 1 on 15 Sep 1706 in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii Cathrine FURR-5919 was christened on 5 Oct 1707.
  M iii Lawrence FURR-5906 was christened on 15 Aug 1709. He was buried on 8 Mar 1785.
  F iv
Mary FURR-5920 was christened 1 on 27 May 1711 in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died before 21 Mar 1714 in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Elizabeth FUR-5921 was christened 1 on 27 Aug 1712 in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi Mary FIRR-5922 was christened on 21 Mar 1714.
  M vii
Thomas FIRR-5924 was christened 1 on 30 May 1716 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M viii
John FARR-5926 was christened 1 on 14 Jul 1717 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ix
Elizabeth FARR-5927 was christened 1 on 5 May 1719 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M x
John FAUR-5925 was christened 1 on 23 Sep 1721 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-5928 was born about 1637 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2, 3 on 22 Jun 1687 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 4 (MRIN:2615) Ann BILLINGTON-5929 on 11 May 1676 in Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas had a will 5 on 15 Jun 1687 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Connection to father is from father's will used in conjunction with his own will and the parish records. The children and grandchildren listed in the wills were the key to putting this family together.

Family from will and the following parish records of Haynes. The will gives the names of the missing son and daughter of Thomas, and the parish records give the dates. Thomas' father mentions all the grandchildren in his will that were born by his death date.

From the parish records of Haynes(FHL British Film 908072 and FHL British Book 942.565/H1 V26h):
Farr      William, Chr      1677  12  Aug,    s. Thomas
Farr      ????,    Chr      1679  25  Jan,    d. Thomas
Farr      ????,    Chr       1680  25  Jan,    s. Thomas
Farr      Faith,    Bur       1683  29  Dec,
Farr      Wm,     Bur       1683  10  Jan,
Farr      Benj,    Chr       1684  11  Mar,    s. Thomas
Farr      Mary,   Chr       1686  10  Jul,     d. Thomas

It is clear from the wills of Thomas and William that the above un-named son and daughter of Thomas in the vitals were Ann and Thomas.

Archdeaconry of Bedford - Will
Thomas Farr of Haynes - Yeoman
1687/34 - Films 0088050 and 1066823
In the Name of God Amen, This 15th Day of June 1687 I Thomas ffarr of Haines in the county of Bedeford Item Being Sick of Body but of good and perfect Remembrance thanks be unto almighty god and Calleing To Remembrance the uncertainty of this ----- ----- of Life Doe make and ordaine this my Last will and Testament in manner and forme following Imprimis I Committ my Soule into the hands of Almighty god hoping Through the only mirrith of Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour To Inthrest everlasteinge Life and my Body I committ to the earth To be Decently Buried at the Desecration of my executrix heare after named and as To those worldly goods it hath pleased almighty god To Lend me in this Life I give and Bequeath Them in manner following. Item I give an Bequeath unto my eldest Sonn William ffarr the sum of Twenty pounds, Item I give and bequeath unto the rest of my Children Ann ffarr Thomas ffarr Benjamin ffarr and Mary ffarr the sume of Twenty poundes a peec all which said fourth sums my will is that be paid unto each of them when they shall attaine the age of one and Twenty years all the Rest of my Goods and Chattles what soever, Item I give and bequeathe unto my Loving wife Ann ffarr whom I make Sole executrix of this my Last will and Testament I witness whare of I have heare unto sett my hands and seals the Day and Year aforesaid.
Signed Sealed and Published
In the Presence of
John Carter Tho: ffarr
Tho: Goate
Samuele Carter

The DNA that descends from this Thomas matches the DNA that descends from Stephen. This along with other records prove that Stephen is Thomas' brother and both are sons of William. Stephen disappears from the English records and is the only Stephen that can't be accounted for. This is the Stephen that shows up in Concord, MA., and is why he shows in the parish records as a son to William but not mentioned in William's will. The DNA results between our Farrs and our English cousin are as follows:

#14723(David Jackson Farr)-----13 23 14 10 11 12 12 12 12 14 13 30 18 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 23 17 15 17 17 36 38 12 12
#15659(Steven Timothy Farr)----13 23 14 11 11 12 12 12 12 14 13 30 18 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 23 17 15 17 17 36 38 13 12

The above results show a two-marker one-step mutation. The following two paragraphs explain why this is not a problem:

When you compare a 12 Marker result to another 12 marker result of someone with the SAME surname, and the results match 12/12, there is a 99% probability that you two are related within the time frame included in the MRCA tables. If the match is 11/12, there's still a high probability that you are related IF the 11/12 match is within the same surname. If you compare a 25 Marker result to another 25 marker result for the SAME surname, and the results match 24/25, then there is also a 99% confidence that the two individuals are related…and at a much closer time interval than with the 12 marker test.

Our bodies work as copy machines when it comes to the Y-DNA. You can have a copy machine doing 1,000 copies without a problem, and then, the 1,001 copy may have an "o" that looks more like an "e". And when we use this copy to make additional ones, all the new ones will now have an "e" instead of an "o". This is a simple way to explain how mutations occur in our Y-DNA when it's transferred (copied) from father to son. Mutations don't happen frequently, on the contrary, very seldom, but they can happen randomly in time, which means that I could be one mutation off of my father. That is why all those matches or close matches on 12 markers will in most of the cases go away when they happen between different surnames, and we increased the number of markers that are compared: more mutations showing up, which means way back in time when the common ancestor lived.

Ann BILLINGTON 1-5929 was christened 2 on 16 Dec 1646 in Barton In the Clay, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Ann married 3 (MRIN:2615) Thomas FARR-5928 on 11 May 1676 in Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Robert Billington Will
4 April 1679
Film #88046
Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire, England
Transcribed by Pam Bott

In the name of God amen the fourth day of April in the year of our Lord God one and six hundred and seaventy nine and in the one and thirtieth year of the reign of our most gracious sovergane lord Charles the second King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland defender of the faith.  I Robert Bilington of Pullexhill in the county of Bedford dariman being in good and perfectt health thanks be given to God doo make and ordain in this my last will and Testament in manor and forme following.  I give and bequeath my soull to almighty God my creator and to Jesus Christ my Saviour by whose merits death and pation I hope assuredly to have Everlasting life and as for my body I desire it may be decently buried by the discression of my Executrix hereafter named and as for that worldly goods that it has pleased God to bestow upon me I give and bequeth it in manor and forme following.  Imprinuis I give and bequeath to Susan * Feeles my Eldest Daughter now wife of Richard Feeles one shilling of lawful money of England.  Item I give and bequeth to Robert Feels sonne of the aforesaid Richard Feills my grand child the sume of six shillings and eight pense of good and lawful mony of England. Item  I give and bequeth to John Feels sonne of the aforesaid Richard Feels my grandchild the like sume of six shillings and eight pense of like lawffull mony of England  Item  I give and bequeth to Ann Farr now wife of Thomas Farr my second daughter the sume of one shilling.  Item   I give and bequeth to William Farr my Grandchild the sume of six shillings and eight pense of like lawffull money of England.  Item   I give and bequeth unto Mary Langester now wife of Henry Langester my third daughter one shilling of like lawffull mony of England.  All the rest and besides of my moveable goods households and cattell and chattels whatsoever unbequethed I give and bequeth to Susan Billington my now wife whome I make and ordaine to bee my full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament she paying my debts and legacies and discharging my funeral expenses.  The word Robert was **interlined in the twelvth line before seallinge of the present will.  In witnesse whereof to this my last will and testament I the said Robert Billington have put to my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written.  Robert Billington     (his mark)

Sealled and Subscribed unto in the presents of
William Fillee     (or Hillee or Filler or Hiller?  I think it is Fillee.)
Robert Woodward
Joseph Burr

Notes by Pam Bott
*   He keeps spelling this surname differently.  I think it is Feeles but I wrote the others as he spelled them.

**   interlined means it is written between the lines.  However in this will I think they spelled it interlinged?  The name Robert was written between the 12th line of this will on top of the name Richard crossed out.

They had the following children.

  M i
William FARR 1-5930 was christened 2 on 12 Aug 1677 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Ann FARR-5933 was born 1 on 25 Jan 1679 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

BIRTH: Used in conjunction with the father's will.
  M iii Thomas FURR-5916 was christened on 25 Jan 1680. He was buried on 14 Feb 1725.
  M iv Benjamin FARR-5931 was born on 11 Mar 1684. He was buried on 8 Jan 1763.
  F v
Mary FARR-5932 was born 1 on 10 Jul 1686 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 2 on 10 Jul 1686 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

William COX-7275. William married (MRIN:2616) Cathrine FURR-5919 on 29 Sep 1726 in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Cathrine FURR [Parents]-5919 was christened 1 on 5 Oct 1707 in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Cathrine married (MRIN:2616) William COX-7275 on 29 Sep 1726 in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


James BIRD-7055 was christened 1 on 10 Sep 1714 in Flitton with Silsoe, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. James married 2 (MRIN:2617) Mary FIRR-5922 on 11 Apr 1736 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mary FIRR [Parents]-5922 was christened 1 on 21 Mar 1714 in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married 2 (MRIN:2617) James BIRD-7055 on 11 Apr 1736 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


Benjamin FARR [Parents]-5931 was born 1 on 11 Mar 1684 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 11 Mar 1684 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3 on 8 Jan 1763 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Benjamin married 4 (MRIN:2618) Sarah DUNHAM-6809 on 7 Nov 1706 in Wilshamstead, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Abstract of the Will of Benjamin Farr
Bedford Probate Records
Film #88066
6th January 1764

Will of Benjamin Farr Wilshamstead in Bedford husbandman
Sarah wife
Thomas son
Mary Daughter / wife of Nathaniel Dunham
Richard Dunham of Wilshamstead Late deceased
Sarah Daughter / wife of John Barr
Susannah Granddaughter
Ann Granddaughter the daughter of Richard ?
John Grandson the son of my son Thomas
Samuel, Benjamin, John, Nathaniel and Mary Grandchildren / sons and daughter  of my son Samuel late deceased
Thomas Farr, Nathaniel Dunham [Executors]

Sarah DUNHAM-6809 was christened on 12 Jun 1685 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 12 Jan 1769 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married 2 (MRIN:2618) Benjamin FARR-5931 on 7 Nov 1706 in Wilshamstead, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary FARR-6810 was christened on 4 Oct 1707.
  F ii
Ann FURR-6811 was christened 1 on 19 Dec 1710 in Wilshamstead, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii Thomas FURR-6812 was christened on 20 Apr 1712.
  F iv
Sarah FARR-6813 was christened 1 on 6 Jan 1717 in Wilshamstead, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v Samuel FURR-6814 was christened on 15 May 1720. He was buried on 26 Apr 1761.
  F vi Sarah FURR-6815 was christened on 18 Nov 1722.
  F vii
Susana FURR-6816 was christened 1 on 1 Aug 1725 in Wilshamstead, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F viii
Alice FURR-6817 was christened 1 on 16 Jun 1728 in Wilshamstead, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 29 Jul 1728 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Roger FARRE [Parents]-5935 was christened 1 on 15 Dec 1583 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 5 Dec 1638 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Roger married 3 (MRIN:2619) Sara ELINGE-5936 on 11 Aug 1608 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Roger had a will 4 in Nov 1638 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mentioned in father's will

Sara ELINGE 1-5936 was born about 1588 in of, Aspley Guise, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Sara married 2 (MRIN:2619) Roger FARRE-5935 on 11 Aug 1608 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i George FARR-5934 was born on 23 Sep 1608. He died on 29 Aug 1703.
  M ii
William FUR 1-5946 was christened 2 on 8 Mar 1612 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii John FUR-5947 was christened on 27 Jun 1615.
  M iv
Roger FURRE-5948 was christened 1 on 17 Aug 1617 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Sarah FUR-5949 was christened 1 on 7 Mar 1620 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi
Mary FARR-5950 was christened on 18 Mar 1621 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
Thomas FAR-5951 was christened on 27 Aug 1626 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

George FARR [Parents] 1-5934 was born 2 on 23 Sep 1608 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 23 Sep 1608 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 29 Aug 1703 in Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. George married 4 (MRIN:2620) Ann HILLS-5937 on 29 Nov 1641 in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
, Hester

Mentioned in granfather's will as Grandson, son of Roger, and Roger is listed as a son of the grandfather, William. George's last four children were the children of a second wife. Hester.

Ann HILLS-5937 died 1 on 21 Apr 1655 in Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Ann married 2 (MRIN:2620) George FARR-5934 on 29 Nov 1641 in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Samuel FARR-5958 was christened on 6 May 1645 in Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii Thomas FARR-7057 was christened on 28 Jan 1648.
  F iii
Ann FARR-5959 was christened 1 on 2 Oct 1651 in Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Carlatta FARR-5960 was born 1 on 3 Mar 1654 in Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 2 on 15 Mar 1654 in Blunham, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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