Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Charles Albert FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 5 Feb 1848 in Glover, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Charles married 2 Florence Sybil COE on 22 Sep 1869 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

He resided in Littleton since 1849. Merchant, Congressman, Deacon, Republican, Knight of Honor. Member Board of Education, Union District, 1873 and 1890. Secretary of Law and Order League, 1888 to 1892.

Florence Sybil COE was born 1 on 30 Aug 1848 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 11 Feb 1866 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Florence married 3 Charles Albert FARR on 22 Sep 1869 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Helen May FARR was born on 12 Aug 1872.

Edwin Child MILLER 1 was born on 1 Dec 1857 in Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edwin married 2 Ida Louise FARR on 30 Jan 1884 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

MILLER, Edwin Child, piano mfr. ; b. Melrose, Mass., Dec. 1, 1857; s. Henry Franklin and Frances Virginia (Child) Miller; descendant of John Miller, of Rehoboth, Mass., Roger Williams, and Joseph Jenckes, also of the Arnolds, Kinnicutts and Hitchcocks, of R.I. and Conn.; ed. pub. schs. of Boston; grad. English High Sch., 1875; S.B., Mass. Inst. Tech., 1879; m. Ida Louise Farr, of Littleton, N.H., Jan. 30, 1884; 3 children, Barbara, Henry F., Edith Louise. Identified with piano mfg. since beginning of active career, now près. Henry F. Miller & Sons Piano Co., successors, 1884, to Henry F. Miller, who established the business, 1863. Was chmn. exec. com. when Wakefield celebrated its 250th anniversary, 1894; chmn. Wakefield Municipal Light Commn., 1908-15, and reelected for 3 vrs., spring of 1915. Mem. Mass. Ho. of Rep., 1893-4; mem. Rep. State Com., 1899, 04, 05. Mem. Boston Music Trade Assn. (ex-pres.), Mass Inst. Tech. Alumni Assn. (ex-pres.), Boston Chamber of Commerce, Wakefield Business Men's Assn. Unitarian. Past Master of Middlesex-Essex Pomona Grange No. 28. Mason (Golden Rule Lodge) : Past Patron Order Eastern Star; mem. Knights of Pvthias, N.E.O.P.. Clubs: Technology (1st treas), Boston Rotary (près.). Home: 18 Lawrence St., Wakefield, Mass. Office : 395 Boylston St., Boston. HULES, Elmer Mantón, MD.; b. Ryegate, Vt., Feb. 25, 1873; s. Edward and Eliza (Gates) Miller; grad. St. Johnsbury (Vt.) Acad., 1894; M.D., Baltimore Med. Coll., 1898; grad. Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Coll., 1912; post-grad, course, Mass. Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary; m. Lillian E. Ray, of Boston, Mass.. June 22, 1898. Practiced in Woodsville, N.H., since 1898; mem. N.H. Ho. of Rep., 1909. Trustee Woodsville Hosp. Mem. A.M.A., N.H. Med. Soc, Grafton County Med. Soc, N.H. Surg. Soc. Republican. Address: Woodsville, New Hampshire. MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor, author; b. Southington, Conn., Oct. 8, 1877; s. Elijah Hutchinson and Jane A. (Hull) Miller; Trinitv Coll., Hartford, 1898-9; law dept. Washington and Lee U., 1899-01; (Litt.D., Washington Coll.. 1913; LL. D., U. of Ky„ 1913); m. Clara E. (Emerson) Bick- ford, of Meriden, Conn., Sept. 7, 1903. On staff, Hartford Globe, 1902-6; editor Conn. Mag.,1902-8; founder, 1907, and editor-in-chief Jour. Am. History. Lit. adviser, Patriot Pub. Co., Springfield, Mass., 1910—; literary editor, Search-Light Library, New York, 1910—; editor-in-chief, Photographic History of the Civil War (10 vols.), 1910- 11 (Review of Reviews Co.). V.-p. Search-Light Book Corpn., of New York. (See Who's Who in America for other details.) Home: Hartford, Conn. Office: 450 4th Av.. New York.»      , Frank Burton, lawyer: b. Cushing, Me., Aug. 16, 1862; s. William H. and Margaret A. (Walter) Miller; grad. Hallowell Classical Acad., 1883; taught sch. 16 terms; studied law; admitted to bar, 1899: m. Columbia Falls, Me., June 19, 1892. Ida M. Tibbetts. Engaged in practice at Rockland since 1899; editor Rockland Courier Gazette, 1890; register of deeds, 1891-03; auditor City of Rockland, 1901 and 1905-7; mem. Bd. of Edn„ 1896-08; chmn. Rep. Co. Com., 1898-07; Rep. candidate for state senator, 1908. Home: 427 Main St., Rockland, Maine. MILLER, Fred Herbert, editor and publisher; b. Boston, July 31, 1855; s. Benjamin Pope and Sarah Elizabeth (Trask) Miller; ed. pub. schs. of Boston, Hingham, and Derby Acad., Hingham. Mass.; m. Hingham. Nov. 7, 1877, Carrie W. Whiton; 2 children, Florence L., b. Mar. 10, 1879; Marion W., June 16, 1891. Apprenticed to printer's trade at 17, in office of Hingham Jour., which purchased, 1879, and has since owned and conducted; town elk. since Mar., 1900. Republican. Unitarian. Odd Fellow, Elk. Club: Wompatuck. Recreations: gunning, fishing. Address: Hingham, Mass.

Ida Louise FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 26 Apr 1863 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 3 Sep 1953 in West Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Ida married 3 Edwin Child MILLER on 30 Jan 1884 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.


THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER, Vol. 105:81-82
APRIL 1954
MRS. EDWIN CHILD MILLER
By Arthur Adams, Historian

Mrs. Edwin Child Miller (Ida Louise Farr), who was elected a resident (annual) member of the Society 2 Feb. 1898, was born in Littleton, N. H., 26 April 1863, and died in West Newton, Mass., 3 Sept. 1953.
She was one of the first thirty-six women to become members of the Society. They were elected 2 Feb. 1898, in consequent of an act of the General Court approved 10 April 1897.
Mrs. Miller was for many years active in the affairs of the Society. From 1899 to 1902, she was a member of the Committee on the Cabinet, and from 1905 to 1908 of the Committee on the Collection of Records. From 1907 to 1909, she was a member of the Council, and served again from 1916 to 1917. She was a member of the Committee on Ways and Means in 1913 and from 1916 to 1927, and was a member of the Committee on Increase of Membership from 1923 to 1927.
She was a graduate of the Museum of Fine Arts School of Boston, and was a member of the Class of 1885 of Wellesley College. From her mother she inherited her talent for painting in oils and water colors.
Mrs. Miller was active in many civic and patriotic affairs. She was Regent of the Faneuil Hall Chapter of the D.A.R., and oldest Ex-President of the Kosmos Club of Wakefield. She was for many years a member of the School Committee, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, President of the Wakefield Historical Society, President of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, President of the Y.W.C.A. Auxiliary, a charter member of the Wakefield Grange, and a founder of the New Hampshire Daughters in 1894. She was a member of the committee on the celebration of the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, an incorporator of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, first President of the Quannapowitt Ladies Club, President of the Melrose Women's Club, a member of the Progressive Club of Peterboro, N. H., the Wellesley College Club of Boston, the Daughters of Veterans, a member of the Macdowell Association, and was active in the work of the Red Cross. She was a Vice President for Massachusetts of the Mary Washington Memorial Association of Fredericksburg, Va.
She married, 30 Jan. 1884, Edwin Child Miller, a piano manufacturer. The children were: (a) Barbara, born 30 Aug. 1885, now Mrs. Charles C. Wicker of Philadelphia, Pa.; (b) Henry Franklin 2nd, born 18 Nov. 1887, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and (c) Edith, who married Ronald Cushing, died in 1942. A grandson, Charles C. Wicker, Jr., was killed in World War II while piloting a plane over Germany. Her grandsons, Henry F. Miller 3rd and Proctor Miller, served several years in the armed services overseas, 1942-1945.


Herbert Augustus FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 30 Oct 1865 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Herbert married 2 Catherine Ellen CLARKE on 30 Mar 1894 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

Catherine Ellen CLARKE 1. Catherine married 2 Herbert Augustus FARR on 30 Mar 1894 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.


Robert CONANT [Parents] was born about 1583 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 12 May 1638 in Bicton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. Robert married Elizabeth MORRIS on 14 Oct 1607 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth MORRIS was born about 1587 in of, East Budleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married Robert CONANT on 14 Oct 1607 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.


Richard. Richard married Joan CONANT about 1600 in of East Burleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom.

Joan CONANT [Parents] was born on 20 Jan 1579 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 20 Jan 1579 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. Joan married Richard about 1600 in of East Burleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom.


Richard CONANT [Parents] was born on 12 Feb 1581 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 21 Feb 1581 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 13 Sep 1625 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. Richard married Jane SLADE on 18 Sep 1609 in of, East Budleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom.

Jane SLADE. Jane married Richard CONANT on 18 Sep 1609 in of, East Budleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom.


Thomas KNOWLES was born about 1580 in of, East Budleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married Jane CONANT on 18 Sep 1609 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Jane CONANT [Parents] was christened on 9 May 1584 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1630. Jane married Thomas KNOWLES on 18 Sep 1609 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.


William FARRE [Parents] was christened 1 on 31 Aug 1606 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2, 3 on 21 Mar 1660/1661 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. William married 4 Etheldred GREENE on 5 May 1635 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

William's will was probated 5 in 1660/1661 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
, Ann


PRO E 115/158/41
We his ma(jesty) or ma(gestrate) commissioners here under named doe certifie and declare unto the Right Honorable, the lord High Treasurer of England and to all others to whom in this behalf it may apartaine, that William ffarr is taxed and accessed towards the payment of the *fyft ((fifth)) Subsedie, granted to his ma(jesty)or ma(gestrate) at fower pounds goodes in Bedford where he hath bene dwellinge and resident, for the most part of the yeare now last past, in witness whereof wee have hereunto set our handes and seales: dated this 19th day of Jun: in the yeare of our lord god 1629

                                                                    William ffarrer
                                                                     John Spenser Maior (probably “Major”)
                                     4 pounds 10 shillings 8 pence
                                                                       Jo: (hn) Wank
                                                                        William Hawkes

I looked up the surnames Maior and Wank on Ancestry and they appear to be of German origin. The majority of Wank surnames in England are in London and the Maior surname is in Wales.  But where “i” and “j” were interchangeable during this time period then the surname could be Major.  There are “Major surnames all over England.

* I'm not positive this is “fyft”.  The scribe is making his f's and s's the same with a slight variance so it could be “fyst” meaning “first”.

William is mentioned in the will of his father-in-law Robert Greene. Etheldred's christening is in Salford next to Wavendon. This Robert Green would be the one mentioned in the Wavendon title deeds found by Dean Hunter on one of his trips to England. This William, however, is not one of the William's mentioned in the title deeds. This William is, however, the grandson of our William Farre Sr. of Aspley.


Name spelled in Latin on births of two children Ralph and William.

Abstract of the Will of William ffarre
Bedford Probate Records
Film #1066815

On twentie of March one thousand six hundred & sixty
Will of Will ffarre Aspley Guies in Bed husbandman
Anne wife
Ralph son [not yet twenty one]
Will ffarre sone
John Collins
Anne ffarre daughter
Mary daughter
???? [witness]
Tho: Arkesorn [witness]
Robert Byworth [witness]
[Probate]


The following record references show that the Farr, Green, Claver and Dennett Families were living close together. In the records they have intermarried. Thomas Dennett is Elizabeth Farr's (sister of our Stephen Farr in Concord) father-in-law. Robert Green married a Faire the grandniece of our John Fayre of Aspley. Robert Green's daughter Etheldred married William Farr the grandson of our Wiliam Farre Sr. Arthur Claver is the father-in-law of two daughters of Robert Green. Robert Green and his wife___ Faire (grandniece of our John Fayre) had a daughter Mary who married Thomas Dennett.

Copies of these records need to be aquired on one of our cousin's trips to England!

Assignment of term of years D168/7/2 1 June 1640

These documents are held at Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

Contents:
(1) Robert Smyth
(2) William Farr
Recital: Mortgage 25 Nov. 1638 whereby Sir John Thomson of Husborne Crawley, Beds., conveyed to Sir Thomas Hyde of Aldbury, Herts., the reversion of a lease of the manor of Wavendon, the manor house (occup. Thomas Dennett), a messuage and appurts. (occup. Robert Greene) and 3 cottages (occup. George Gostley, Thomas Norris and Thomas Savage), 3½a. and Abbots grove and Little grove
Recital: 15 Feb. 1640. Assignment by Thomas Hyde of the reversion of the lease to (1) [Thos. Hyde in full possession due to failure of re payment by Sir Jn. Thomson]
NOW (1) to (2) for the remainder of years, of the farmhouse, 3 closes and 1 pightle in the occupation of Robert Greene


Feoffment D168/7/1 14 April 1640

These documents are held at Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

Contents:
(1) Arthur Claver of Buckingham, gent
Robert Smyth of Buckingham, gent. and son, William
(2) William Farr of Akeley, gent
Messuage or farmhouse in Wavendon and appurtenant lands (occup. Robert Greene; formerly in occup. Sir John Thomson, Knt.)
Consideration: £400

Feoffment [no ref.] 18 Mar. 1653/4

These documents are held at Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

Contents:
(1) John Worrald of Kempston, Beds., yeoman
(2) William Farr of Wavendon, gent
Cottage called Nixons in Wavendon and 2 pightles
Consideration: £30

Purchases etc. by the Farr family [no ref. or date]

These documents are held at Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
Messuage, 3 closes, 1 pightle (occup. Robert Greene) D168/7 [n.d.]

Various Pieces of Land in the common fields (occup. Thomas Dennett) D168/8

The Grange and Lands in the common fields D168/9 [n.d.]

Cottage called Nixons D168/10 [n.d.]

Various pieces of the common fields of Wavendon D168/11 [n.d.]

1 Messuage, 2 cottages and 116a. in common fields D168/12 [n.d.]

20a. on Wood Leys D168/13 [n.d.]

Normans Spinney or Grove, Wavendon D168/14 [n.d.]

Messuage, cottage and malthouse in Green End, Wavendon and c.123a. land D168/15 [n.d.]

Etheldred GREENE [Parents] was christened on 12 Aug 1604 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Etheldred married 1 William FARRE on 5 May 1635 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Ralph FARRE was christened on 28 Nov 1641. He died in 1709.
  M ii William FARR was christened on 4 Oct 1646. He was buried on 30 Aug 1711.
  F iii
Ann FARRE 1 was born about 1647 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Mary FARRE 1 was born about 1650 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Ralph FARRE [Parents] was christened 1 on 28 Nov 1641 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1709 in Bow Brickhill, Buckingham, England, United Kingdom. Ralph married 2 Elizabeth COOKE on 13 Jul 1665 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Ralph's will was probated 3 on 30 Nov 1709 in Bow Brickhill, Buckingham, England, United Kingdom.

Abstract of the Will of Ralph ffarr
Archdeaconry of Buckinghamshire
Film #88510

Ralph ffarr of Bow Brickhill
Elizabeth wife
Elizabeth granddaughter
Mary granddaughter
Anne granddaughter
Edward son and father of the three daughters above named
William son receives all land and messauges in Aspley Guise, Beds

Elizabeth COOKE was christened on 8 Jun 1639 in Milton Bryant, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 1 Ralph FARRE on 13 Jul 1665 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward FARRE was christened on 22 Aug 1666. He died after 1709.
  M ii William FARR was christened on 22 Feb 1667.
  F iii
Elizabeth FARRE 1 was christened 2 on 11 Sep 1670 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 23 Sep 1670. She was buried 3 on 28 Apr 1670/1671 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

William FARR [Parents] was christened 1 on 4 Oct 1646 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 30 Aug 1711 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. William married 3 Mary FULLER on 2 Nov 1673 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

William's will was probated 4 on 5 Aug 1712 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Bedford Probate Records
Film #1066848
The fifth Day of August 1712

Extract from will of William ffarr of Aspley Guise in the County of Bedford a yeoman
Mary wife Sole Executrix
George ffarr son
Thomas ffarr son
Ralph ffarr son
Elizabeth wife of Thomas Harte daughter
Thomas Harte of Cranfield [son in-law]
Elizabeth the Daughter of my Son William ffarr Grand Daughter
William ffarr Son Deceased
Ann Olney sister
Richard Bunsload? [witness]
Joseph Markes [witness]
Tho: Grepam? [witness]
[Probate]

Mary FULLER 1 was christened on 8 May 1648 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2, 3 on 17 Feb 1725 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married 4 William FARR on 2 Nov 1673 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i William FARR was christened on 3 Jul 1675. He was buried on 17 Feb 1708.
  F ii Elizabeth FARR was christened on 11 Jan 1678.
  M iii
Thomas FARR was born about 1680 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 1 on 16 Jun 1682 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv George FARR was christened on 7 Oct 1683. He was buried on 25 Jun 1758.
  M v
Thomas FARR 1 was born about 1686 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi Ralph FARR was born about 1688. He was buried on 1 Apr 1756.

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