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


William FAYRE [Parents] [scrapbook]-6883 was born about 1450. He died 1, 2 in btw 6 Oct 1501 and 25 Jan 1502/3 in More End, Yardley Gobion, Northampton, England, United Kingdom. William married (MRIN:2641) Agnes-7107 about 1479.

Probably William Fayre.

Witness to the will of John Whyte 1501. John Whyte's widow, Agnes, becomes William's daughter in law when she remarries to William's son Richard. John Whyte's will mentions a bro. Hen. and his children. John mentions his other brother by first and last name and also lists his children by given name and last name. Because of this distinction in the will, bro. Hen. could be John Whyte's brother in law. It would not surprise me if bro. Hen was Henry Fayrey. William Fayrey who witnessed the will would be a brother to this Henry. Agnes, the wife of Henry, would be Agnes Whyte.

In the following record we learn that William Fayrey's wife Agnes married an Illyng after his death and that she dies shortly after being remarried. The document mentions an Alice Illyng. William Illyng's will of 1524 Thornborough, Buckinghamshire, mentions his wife Alice.  It would make sense that Agnes was married shortly to this William Illyng and then he married Alice.

25 Jan. 17 Hen VII (1502/3)
PRO E 41/83
Transcribed by Pam Bott

In his Indenture made the 25th day of January the 17th yere of the reign of oure Sov(er)aign lord king henre the 7th bitwene oure same sou(ver)aign lord the king on the oon ((one)) partie And Ric((hard)) Morley late of  *Westpury in the county of Northe ((Northampton)) William ffarre late of  *Morend ((Moor End)) in the same countie  And Agnes his Wif  late called Agnes Illyng & John king of *Claydon in the countie of buk ((Buchinghamshire)) & dionise his Wif on the other p(ar)tie  Witnesseth that the said Ric((hard))  William & Augnes his Wif John king and dionise his Wif have bargained and sold the day of the making of their presentes unto our said sov(er)aign lord all such landes & ten(emen)tes with their App(er)tenn(an)ces whiche they or any of them jointly or cev(er)lly Have or in the right of their said Wifes or Any other p(er)sones to their uses have lying Within the bo(u)ndes of the feld & hamelett of Powkesley ((*Puxley)) in the countie of North(amp)ton to have & hold to oure said sov(er)aign lord & to his heirs & his Assignes for ev(er)   And the same p(er)sones & ev(er) of them coven(a)nteud and grannted to oure seid sov(er)aign lord by their p(re)sentes shall doo & suffer to be doon for the suertie of the said landes & ten(emen)tes with their app(ur)ten(a)nces to be hadde & made to oure seid sov(er)aign lord to his heires & Assynes  When they or eny of theym shalbe their unto sev(er)ally required by  *ffeoffament ffyne recoverd or other Wise as shalbe Advised by the lerned Counsell of oure said sov(er)aign lord All the costes & charges of oure same sov(er)aign lord And also they & ev(er)y of theym sev(er)ally shall doo and cause their Wifes to doo & suffer to be don sev(er)ally for dischargyng of ev(er)y of their sev(er)all rightes in the same As shalbe Advised by the lerned counsell of oure seid sov(er)aign lord  And also the seid p(er)sones sev(er)ally shall deliv(er) that is to say ev(er)y p(er)sone for his p(ar)te to oure said sov(er)aign lord or to such p(er)sones As he Woll (will) assign all such chart(er)s and eny *dentes which they sev(er)ally have for their sev(er)alles interestes in the p(re)miss or Any other to their sev(er)all uses have conc(er)nyng oonly the said landes ten(emen)tes  And An Inspexciun ((inspection))under the sealles of other credible p(er)sones As the Counsell of oure said sov(er)aign lord shall advise making pleyn mension of the landes & ten(emen)tes afore remembred sold  And of the other landes & ten(emen)tes conteyned in the same dede or dedes not sold for the whiche bargain & sev(er)all sales in forme aforesaid on the p(ar)ties of the rehersed p(er)sones Well & truly to be hadde made & p(er)formed to oure seid sov(er)aign lord & to his heires & Assignes in forme remembred oure same sov(er)aign lord by the handes of Ric((hard)) Einson (or Enison or Emson?  I think it is Einson.) gent hath paid to the seid p(ar)ties sev(er)all _____ines  (there's a fold in the document here) of money as heraft(er) foloweth that is to sey to the seid Ric(hard) Morley for his p(ar)te of the same Which is for an Acre & An half of errable land 15 shillings 3 pence and to the seid William ffarre & Agnes his Wif for their p(ar)te whiche is for the *moite of 8 Acres of errable lond whiche moite with an other moite of the seid 8 Acres of lond they late held with oon William kyrkeham And Elizabeth his Wif 30 shillings  And to the seid John kyng and dionys his Wif for their p(ar)te which is for the moite of 11 Acres of errable lond which moite with the other moite of the seid 11 Acres of errable land the seid John and Agnes held with Alice Illyng 10 Pounds 1 shilling 3 pence whiche sev(er)alle so(o)mes ((sums)) the seid p(er)sones sev(er)ally for their sev(er)alles p(ar)tes & Intt(er)estes in fo( r )me aforesaid receyved of the seid Ric((hard) Einson ((or Enison, Emson)) Att the seallyng of thes p(re)sent Indent(ur)es in full *contentacon & paiement of the seid bargain & sale of which so(o)mes of money rehersed to the p(er)sones above named paid the seid p(er)sones knowlech ((acknowledged)) theym self to be therof sev(er)ally truely satisfied content & paid by thes p(er)sones by the handes of the seid Ric((ard)) Einson   In Witnes wherof the seid p(er)sones above named to the oon p(ar)te of their p(re)sent Indent(ur)es have sev(er)ally sett their sealles And to the other p(ar)te of the same Indent(ur)es the kinges highness hath co(o)mannded his *preve seall to be sett to the day & yere abovesaid


*Westpury is not a parish in Northampton. Spelled “West Pury”, I found it in “British History Online” as being a manor in 1284 in Paulerspury, Northampton. Moor End (also found on “British History Online”) is also a manor in the 1400's in Potterspury parish in Northampton.  It reads, “The manor of Moor End in Potteryspury parish had a number of copyhhold premises in Paulerspury comprising 10 separate holdings representing the medieval manor of Plumptonpury which had descended with Moor End since the mid 14th century.”  There is also a Moor End castle in Northampton in the 1500's.

*Claydon-Not sure which Claydon he is referring to in Bucks.  It could be Middle Claydon, Steeple Claydon, or East Claydon, all parishes in Bucks.  They appear to all be ancient parishes.   (Genuki)

*Puxley is a township within the northern part of Passenham parish in Northampton.  It appears in Doomsday Book divided into two small estates.  (Brirish History Online)

Definitions of these words obtained from Dictionary.com:

*feoffment:  a grant of lands as a fee; the instrument or deed by which hereditaments are conveyed; the grant of a fee

*dentes (dints):  interchangeable with “means” in the expression, “by means of”

*moiety:  a half; a share, portion; one of two parts

*contentation:   content' satisfaction

*preve:  to prove;   proof

Agnes-7107 was born about 1452 in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. She died before 24 Jan 1502/1503 in of Thornborough, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Agnes married (MRIN:2641) William FAYRE-6883 about 1479.

Other marriages:
ILLYING, William

Last name in 1502/3 is Illyng and she had passed on.

See notes of her husband, William Fayre.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard FAYRE-6861 was born about 1480. He died in 1556.
  M ii John FAYRE-5972 was born about 1485. He died in 1552.

John TAYLOR [scrapbook]-5976 was buried 1 on 25 Jul 1570 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:2642) Mrs. John TAYLOR-6716.

John's will was probated 2 in Jul 1570 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mrs. John TAYLOR-6716. Mrs. married (MRIN:2642) John TAYLOR-5976.

They had the following children.

  M i Francis TAYLOR-5975 was born about 1545. He was buried on 18 Aug 1630.
  F ii
Margery TAYLOR-5986 was christened on 26 Jan 1566 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 20 Feb 1566 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Mary TAYLOR-5985 was christened on 7 Jun 1567 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Roger FARR [Parents]-5987 was born about 1634 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 1 on 12 Mar 1712 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Roger married (MRIN:2643) Ursula-5988 in 1668 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

His will was probated 2 on 29 Mar 1712 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Connection to father from father's will. Roger's sons, William and John, are in his probate administration.

Records of the High Sheriff, Assizes
Winter Assizes
HSA1682/W/14
Recognisance:Thomas Howard, Marston M. £40. --- to pros. as HSA/1682 W/13: Evidence v. Jn.Brooks for wounding Roger Farr. 1682
Note: Thomas Howard is Roger's brother-in-law.

Records of the High Sheriff, Assizes
Winter Assizes
HSA1682/W/13
Recognisance:William Gregory, Marston Moretaine, farmer. £20. 1682--- Evidence v. Jn.Brooks for wounding Roger Farr.  1682

LIVING: Mentioned in father's will.

Ursula-5988 was born about 1635 in of Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1, 2 on 26 Nov 1707 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Ursula married (MRIN:2643) Roger FARR-5987 in 1668 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i William FARR-6951 was christened on 13 Mar 1669. He was buried on 8 Apr 1729.
  F ii
Elizabeth FARRE Twin-6952 was christened 1 on 15 Nov 1670 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died about 1671 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Anne FARRE Twin-6953 was christened 1 on 15 Nov 1670 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv Elizabeth FARR-6954 was christened on 20 Sep 1672.
  M v
Thomas FARRE-6955 was christened 1 on 8 Feb 1674 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 1 Jan 1676 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi
Mary FURR-6956 was christened 1 on 19 Feb 1676 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 9 Jul 1683 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
Thomas FARR-6958 was born about 1678 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 1 on 1 Jan 1681 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M viii John FUR-6957 was christened on 3 Feb 1683. He died in 1727.

Robert RENWICK 1-6011.

He had the following children.

  M i George RENWICK-5990 was christened on 4 Feb 1700.

Adam YOUNG 1-5992. Adam married (MRIN:2645) Helen BALMER-5993.

Adam worked 2 as weaver in of Denholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Helen BALMER [Parents] 1-5993. Helen married (MRIN:2645) Adam YOUNG-5992.

Wife of John Jackson.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret YOUNG-5991.

James BALMER 1-5994. James married (MRIN:2646) Margaret TURNBULL-5995.

Margaret TURNBULL [Parents] 1-5995. Margaret married (MRIN:2646) James BALMER-5994.

They had the following children.

  F i Helen BALMER-5993.

Walter TURNBULL 1-5996. Walter married (MRIN:2647) Helen RENWICK-5997.

Helen RENWICK 1-5997. Helen married (MRIN:2647) Walter TURNBULL-5996.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret TURNBULL-5995.

Thomas HEWARD-5998 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 (MRIN:2648) Elizabeth-6001.

Thomas had a will 2 on 12 Jun 1685 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 3 on 16 Jun 1688 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
FARRE, Elizabeth (Dennet\Heward)

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

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

Elizabeth-6001 was buried 1 on 1 Jun 1658 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married (MRIN:2648) Thomas HEWARD-5998.


Thomas DENNET-6012 was born about 1590 in of Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1643 in Husborne Crawley, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 1 (MRIN:2649) Mary GREENE-6013 on 12 Oct 1612 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas was also known as Thomas Dinnet. He had a will 2 on 16 Nov 1641 in Husborne Crawley, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 3 in Apr 1643 in Husborne Crawley, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire

Film #1066809

Thomas Dennet

16 Nov 1641

Hi Tim
The will is dated 16 November 1641.  Thomas Dennett is from Husbourn Crawley.  He talks about a Ralph Snagge of Kempston and his manor house called Daubeney.  There is a manor called Daubeney in Kempston.  Thomas Dennett owned land, tenements, messuages, etc. in Kempston.   His wife's
name is Mary.  His sons are George, John, Thomas, William, and Robert.  His daughters are Mary (Farr), Ann, Dorothy, Jane, and Martha.  He mentions that his daughter Mary is the wife of Stephen ffarr and they have a son named John.  Did you already know that?  Thomas Dennett has a brother in law named Robert Souyth or Sonyth, of Buckinghamshire. I can't tell if it's a "u' or an "n" in his name.  This scribe is terrible. He talks about a Ralph Comingston and a Thomas Merry.  The will was written in the presence of John Brown and John Meroll. George Dennett must not be married to Elizabeth Farr yet in this will, correct? Pam

Item Refs Item Description Date/s R6/2/1/7 Demise, 26 Sep 1659
Parties:
(i) St.John Thomson of Husborne Crawley, esquire with Richard Cooper of Newport Pagnell [Buckinghamshire], draper and Richard Mowse of North Crawley [Buckinghamshire], yeoman acting as trustees
(ii) Thomas Hackett of North Crawley and Thomas Kilpin of Newport Pagnell, draper

Operative Part:
- (i) at direction of St.John Thomson granted (a)-(l) to (ii) for 10/- paid to each

Property:
(a) messuage with orchards, yards and backsides adjoining in Husborne Crawley;
(b) 5 acres of pasture adjoining (a) formerly in occupation of Richard Sadler then Henry Sadler his son, late of Mark Grey, gentleman;
(c) cottage in Husborne Crawley with garden, yard, orchard, backside and little inclosed pightle of pasture;
(d) 2 acres of leys or sweard ground adjoining (c) formerly in occupation of Thomas Smyth, now of Henry Sadler;
(e) 6a 3r 0p of arable in occupation of Thomas Keenes;
(f) 4a 3.5r op of sweard dispersed in common fields of Husborne Crawley
(a)-(f) formerly mortgaged by St.John Thomson and his father St.John Thomson to Humphrey Monoux of Wootton and reconveyed by him to (i);
(g) Great Pasture of 30 acres in Aspley Guise formerly in occupation of Thomas Dennett, now of Henry Budd abutting: N on Broadmead; S on pasture called Middle Pasture or Little Pasture of Edmund Hardinge; E on The Fenn; W on highway leading towards Broadmead
(h) Aspley Wood with two parcels of woodland called Faulkners Corner and Foxborough Hill adjoining containing 137a 0r 14p;
(i) messuage in Husborne Crawley Church End in occupation of Christopher Coates;
(j) pightle of two acres adjoining (i);
(k) one acre anciently belonging to (i) called Throughout Acre;
(l) 15 acres of arable and leys in Husborne Crawley conveyed to St.John Thomson by Richard Impey and now held with (k)

Habendum:
- to (ii) for 500 years at peppercorn rent;
- provided that if all children of St.John Thomson and Katheryn his wife, (before the youngest of the current children became 21), released to (ii) their shares in Manor of Little Linford [Buckinghamshire] and Rectory of Little Linford (as detailed in indenture of 3 Nov 1655 between (1) St.John Thomson, St.John Thomson and Katheryn his wife, Katheryn St.John, daughter of St.John and Katheryn Thomson, William, Earl of Bedford and Richard Stone; (2) William White and Jasper White, citizens and haberdashers of London, William Yarway, citizen and merchant tailor of London; (3) William Warne of London, scrivener) this demise became void

Witnesses:
- William Clarke;
- John Langford;
- John Hardy;
- [Fulk?] Senhouse
- James Johnson;
- Mark Slingsby

Mary GREENE [Parents] 1-6013 was born about 1592 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1632 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married 2 (MRIN:2649) Thomas DENNET-6012 on 12 Oct 1612 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Wife of Thomas Dennet who is the father-in-law of Elizabeth Farr. Elizabeth is the sister of Stephen Farr of Concord.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary DENNET-6007 was christened on 9 Aug 1613. She died after 1654.
  M ii
John DENNET 1-6771 was christened 2 on 22 Apr 1615 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
Thomas DENNET 1-6772 was christened 2 on 11 Jun 1616 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Dorothy DENNET 1-6776 was christened 2 on 11 Aug 1617 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v
Robert DENNET 1-6774 was christened 2 on 22 Nov 1618 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi
Ann DENNET 1-6775 was christened 2 on 14 Nov 1619 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Francis DENNET-6779 was christened 1 on 17 Sep 1621 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 1 Oct 1621 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M viii George DENNET-6000 was christened on 21 Nov 1622. He was buried on 30 May 1657.
  F ix
Judith DENNET-6780 was christened 1 on 20 Jul 1624 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 26 Sep 1625 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F x
Martha DENNET 1-6778 was christened 2 on 27 Oct 1625 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M xi
William DENNET 1-6773 was christened 2 on 11 Oct 1627 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F xii
Jane DENNET 1-6777 was christened 2 on 28 Oct 1628 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Robert GREENE 1, 2-6876 was christened 3 on 8 Feb 1568 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died before 10 Apr 1646 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Robert married (MRIN:2650) Mrs. Robert GREEN-6875 about 1588 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Robert had a will 4 on 23 Sep 1644 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 5 on 10 Apr 1646 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mentioned in the title deeds of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire that Dean Hunter acquired on a trip to England. Robert is also mentioned in the will of his father-in-law Henry Fayrie.


Archdeaconry of Buckinghamshire
Will Extract of Robert Greene
Wavendon 11646
Film #1042571 wf 36/83

The date of the will is 23 September 1644.  It is probated 10 April 1646.  Robert Greene is from Wavendon but asks that his body be ¹buried in Hulcote, Bedford if he dies within 1 mile of that parish or whichever parish he happens to die in.  He gives all his worldly estate to his son-in-law William Farr to dispose as he seems fit. The residue of his goods, etc. he gives to his son John Greene, whom he makes his executor. The witnesses are William Crowley and John Longe.

¹Is buried in Aspley Guise, Bedforshire

Mrs. Robert GREEN [Parents] 1-6875 was born about 1568 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died before 23 Sep 1644 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Mrs. married (MRIN:2650) Robert GREENE-6876 about 1588 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mentioned as daughter Fayrie wife of Robert Greene in her father's will.

They had the following children.

  M i
Fary GREENE 1-6877 was born about 1589 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii Elizabeth GREENE-6878 was christened on 6 Sep 1590.
  F iii Mary GREENE-6013 was born about 1592. She died in 1632.
  F iv Martha GREENE-6879 was born about 1594.
  F v Agnes GREENE-6880 was born about 1595.
  F vi Anne GREENE-6933 was born about 1597.
  F vii Etheldred GREENE-6781 was christened on 12 Aug 1604.
  M viii
John GREENE-7101 was christened 1 on 30 Nov 1609 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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