Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Robert FAIRE [Parents] 1 was born about 1512 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died after 1596 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Robert married Mary about 1535 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Robert was also known as Robert FAYRYE.

Mary 1 was born about 1514 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1556 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married Robert FAIRE about 1535 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Robert FAYRE was born about 1537. He was buried on 25 Apr 1596.

Henry FAYRIE [Parents] 1 was born about 1516 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1596 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Henry married Mrs. Henry FAYRIE about 1565 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Henry was also known as Henry FAYREY. He was also known as Henry FAYRYE. He was also known as Harry. He was also known as Henry Faire. His will was probated 2 in 1596 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

HARRY
Gender: Masculine
Language: English

Etymology: Harry comes from a medieval English version of the French name Henri (roughly pronounced “awn-ree”), or Henry.

Henry is the English form of an old Germanic name, Haimirich. Originally, it meant “Ruler of the Home” from “haim” (home) and “ric” (ruler).

History: The Norman, French-speaking invaders of 1066 brought the name Henri (or Henry) to England’s shores. In fact, the youngest son of William the Conqueror was named Henry Beauclerc (later Henry I of England). Henry was a popular royal name. No less than eight English kings have born that name.

However, the French-speaking Normans often nasalized the “n” in Henry to the point of obliteration. The peasantry, speaking of their king, would say King Herry, or King Harry. For centuries, Harry was the English vernacular form of the name Henri.

Later, more learned generations, reinserted the N, probably about the 17th century. Afterwards, the older English form of Harry came to be regarded as a nickname for the newer, more correct form of Henry.

Pronunciation: hen-ree, hair-ree.

Film #88018, Will #60
Henry Fayrey
18 Dec 1596
Hulcote, Bedford
Trancribed by Pam Bott

In the name of god amen: The eighteenth day of Decemb(er) 1596. Anno 93 ? (think it means Queen) Elizabethe (then there is some Latin that says, “the 39th year of her reign”, a consultant told me): I henry ffary of holcott in the countie of Bedds yeoma(n) being crased in bodie but of a pefect remembrance praise be geven to god do make & or deyne this my last will and testamt in man(n)er and for me followinge ffirst I comend my sowle into the handes of Almightie god my creator, hopinge to obteyne we(er) lastinge life by the merittes & mediation of Jesus Christ my only Redeemer and Savior: And my bodie to be buried in the Churche yard of holcott aforesaid, as neare the burials of my mother and wife as co(n)veniently maybe: Item I geve unto ffary Greene the sone of Robert Grene (only 1 e this time) my Sonne in lawe all & every my * messuages lands, * tenemetes pastures * feedings (feedings: a rich pasture N.W. 1828 Dict.) * profittes and * hereditanetes (hereditments) what soew(er) wth all and singuler their appentenances * (appurtenances) situate lyine and beinge in holcott aforesaid (excepte the two acres there in mentoed (mentioned) and geven unto holde All and sing(u)ler the p(er) misses (premises) wth all and ev(er)y their apptenances, (except before excepted) to the said ffary Greene, and to the heiers of his bodie lawfully begotten, and to be begotten, and for defawlt of suche issue, then to remayne to Elizabeth Grene, Mary Grene, Martha Grene, and to Agnes Grene, the dawghters of the said Robert Greene as coheiers, and the heiers lawfully to be begotten of their bodies, & for default (“u” instead of “w” this time) of suche issue then to remayne to the right heiers of me the said henry ffary for ev(er): Item I geve to Thomas ffallett my god sonne of holcott aforesaid and to his heiers two Acres of arable lande lying in the lyine or lynce? (maybe saying “lines” or “lane”?) furlonge in the moorefeild in the pishe (parish) of holcott aforesaid, wth said two acres nowe are, or late ware (were) in the occupaton of Robert Cooper of Sawford (salford), or of his assignes. Ite(m) I geve to Robert ffayry (spelled with the other “y” this time) my brother one Aqnnu(I)tie of ffortie shillings of lawfull Englishe money to be payed unto him during his naturall life, in man(n)er and forme followinge, * viz. my sonne in law Rob(er)t Greene his exec (no abb. Here) *assiges (assigns) to paye yearely to him 13 shillings (your will spelled the denominations out) 4 pence, my dawghter Agnes hopper of Lewghton her exec or assiges to pay yearely to him other 13 shillings 4 pence, And my sonne in lawe Thomas hill his exec or assiges to pay yearely to him other 13 shillings 4 pence Ev(er)y of them to pay unto him ev(er)y quarter of a yeare 3 shillings 4 pence. Provided that if the said Robert ffary shall geve, graunt, sell co(n)vey, passé away, or directly or indirectly dept (depart?) from the said Ann(u)itie, or any pcell (parcel) thereof to any pson (person) or psons (persons) whatsoev(er) that then and from thenceforthe this my gyfte and bequeth to him of the said Ann(u)itie shall utterly ceasse, and be made voide to all intents and ppses (purposes) any thinge herin mentoed (mentioned) to the contrary not wth standinge Item I geve to the said Elizabethe Grene, mary Greene Martha Grene, and to Agnes Greene seven six s_o_e poundes (not sure what he means here because he didn’t cross out any of the #’s but inserted 7 above the 6) of lawfull Englishe money, viz to ev(er)y of them thirtie and five poundes, to be payed unto them by myne executour at their sew(er) all ages of (your will said “one and twenty yeares” and this one says, “21tg yeares”), or dayes of ma iage, wch shall first happen: And if it happen any of the said fower (four) daughter (no “s” for plural) to die before their said dayes of pymt (payment) then the survivors to have the porton (portion) of her or them so dyinge equally (your will doesn’t say “equally”) amongst them. Item I geve to Agnes hopper my daughter fower (four) stockes of bees; the residue of my stockes of bees I geve to the said Elizabethe, mary, Martha, and Agnes Grene equally to be devided amongst them. Item I geve to John ffary of Bradwell the twelve poundes wch he dothe owe unto me. It I geve to the poorest people of holcott, asplegise, & hysborne Crawley 20 shillings viz to the poore of ev(er)y of ye said townes 6 shillines 8 pence. It I geve to ev(er)y of my godchildren 4 pence, I ordayne Robert Grene my sonne in lawe the onely executour of this my testamt, (your will said, “last testamt”) to whom I geve all the rest of my goodes unbequethed: And Thomas hill, and Thomas ffallett myne overseers: These beinge witnesses: William Stone, Edward Plomer and Robert nawe and Thomas ffayry

*on the “ffary Greene’ name, I don’t think it is a “hary” because the 2 f’s look exactly like the f’s the scribe makes of ffary and ffayry and he did not capitalize the h in the surnames Hill & Hopper or parishes Holcote or Husborne Crawley for me to compare. The “ffary” Greene looks exactly like the “ffary” surname he writes.
Noah Webster 1828 Am. Dict.
* messuage: a house; household; a dwelling house adjoining and including the adjacent buildings.
* tenement: a house and building; lands
* profits: In commerce, the advance in the price of goods sold before the cost of purchase; to advance the interest.
* hereditaments: any species of property that maybe inherited; lands, tenements, real, personal or mixed that may descent to an heir.
* appurtenance: That which belongs to something else; an appendage; such buildings, rights, improvement, as belong to land.
This scribe actually uses commas and capitals, colons and periods! Where I use capitals etc he has used capitals & vis. He’s actually a pretty good speller.
Furlong back then was French for “far and long” It’s also the 8th part of a mile; forty rods
* assigns: A person to whom property organ interest is or may be transferred
* viz: to wit, that is namely

Mrs. Henry FAYRIE was born about 1520 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died before 1596 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mrs. married Henry FAYRIE about 1565 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Agnes FAYREY was born about 1564.
  F ii Ann FAYREY was born about 1567. She was buried on 16 Dec 1639.
  F iii Mrs. Robert GREEN was born about 1568. She died before 23 Sep 1644.

William FAIRE [Parents] 1 was born about 1505 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. William married Mrs. William FAIRE about 1550 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mrs. William FAIRE was born about 1510 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mrs. married William FAIRE about 1550 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i William FAIRE was born about 1555. He died in 1617/1618.

William FAIRE [Parents] 1 was born about 1555 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1617/1618 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. William married Ellen about 1580 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

William was also known as Farr. He had a will 2 on 13 May 1617 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 3 on 12 May 1618 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

William is listed in his grandfather's will but this might not be the correct William.

William Far is from Wavendon. His wife's name is Ellen.  Elizabeth is his
elder daughter. She has a daughter named Elizabeth  who would be a gandaughter to William. Then he says he gives to 3 of the elder next to her, 5 shillings apiece. He is talking about 3 more grandaughters next to Elizabeth the daughter of Elizabeth, his daughter.  He mentions later in the will that his daughter Elizabeth has 4 children but the other 3 names are not mentioned.  William's other  daughter's names are Gillian and Anna. His sons are William and John. He gives to his daughter Anna the house that now is in the occupation of widow Campian. He gives to an Alice Smith. He gives to his son William the house that now is in the occupation of John Soames. He gives to Thomas Far the
elder, 20 shillings. He makes his son William Far his executor and Thomas Far his overseer. William Far makes his mark along with Marke Reynolds and Richard Johnson. The date of the will is 13 May 1617.
Probate is in Latin dated 12 May 1618. The name of John Smith is in the
probate.

Ellen was born about 1557 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1618 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Ellen married William FAIRE about 1580 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth FARR was born about 1580.
  M ii William FARRE was christened on 13 Mar 1586. He died in BET 11 JAN 1650 AND 3 DEC 1651.
  F iii Gillian FARRE was christened on 1 Feb 1589.
  M iv
John FARRE 1 was christened on 13 Jul 1595 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Anne FARRE 1 was born on 14 Oct 1599 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Robert FAYRE [Parents] 1 was born about 1537 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 25 Apr 1596 in Beadlow, Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Robert married Marian FEYREY about 1585 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Robert was also known as ROBERT FERYE. He was also known as ROBERT FEYREY. He was also known as ROBERT FEYRIE. He was also known as ROBERT FEYRYE. He was also known as Robert FAYREY.

Robert was a grandson of Richard but I'm not sure if he was from Clophill? This may not be the right Robert.

Marian FEYREY was buried 1 on 11 May 1599 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Marian married Robert FAYRE about 1585 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
HIRST, Richard

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas FEYREY was christened 1 on 7 Feb 1586 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
John FAYREY was christened 1 on 4 Sep 1587 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
Henry FERYE was christened 1 on 22 Mar 1591 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
William FEYRYE was christened 1 on 4 Jun 1593 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v
Richard FEYRIE was christened 1 on 10 Nov 1596 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John FAYRE [Parents] 1 was born about 1539 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1616 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 2 Winifred NICHOLLS about 1559 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

John was also known as Farr. He had a will 3 in 1615 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Armorial: S., a chevron inter 3 fluers de lis A.
Source: The Journal of American History Vol. 12, 1918
University of Utah J. Willard Mariott Library Call No., E171.J6825

John Farr
Wavendon, Bucks 1616
Film #1042561
Will #281

Tim,
I hope this is the John Farr you wanted first.  I can't see a parish, only the
county Bucks.   It's cut off.  John has sons named Henrye ffarr (no "e" on the
end), John and Thomas
.  His daughters are Marye, Margret, Elizabeth and Alis. The date is 1615 at the top of the will.  John also gives to a Joane Sutton and
son Sutton and a Thomas Bu__tt__?.   It's in the dark and cut off area.  Thomas
Dewberye and Richard Barrett are his overseers.  His son Henry is married but he
doesn't give her name. Henry is the executor.
Pam

Winifred NICHOLLS 1 was born about 1537 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Winifred married 2 John FAYRE about 1559 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Daughter of William Nicholls of Islip, Northamptonshire and lived in Willen, Buckinghamshire. Winifred's mother was daughter of William's secound wife, Marian daughter of Laurence Woodhall with his secound wife.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas "The Elder" FARR was born about 1580. He died on 26 Aug 1635.
  F ii
Marye FARR 1 was born about 1582 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Margret FARR 1 was born about 1586 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Elizabeth FARR 1 was born about 1588 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Alis FARR 1 was born about 1590 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi Henrye FARR was born about 1595.
  M vii
John FARR 1 was born about 1596 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

John FAYRYE [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1502 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1556 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married Marye about 1525 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John was also known as John FAYRE. His will was probated in 1556 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Not mentioned as a son in Richard's will because they wrote their wills the same day and they were probated the same day. John is mentioned as a son of Richard in the Minister's Accounts: In 1523 in the PRO Minister's Accounts, Henry VIII 211 No. 30 Richard Fayre and his wife Agnes and son John lease Woburn Abbey for 40 years. John is mentioned in his uncle John Fayre's will.


John ffayrye
Archdeaconry of Bedford
26 July 1556, Hulcote
Film #88013 copied will #16
Film #1066790 org. will #35
Transcribed by Pam Bott

On the original will I found on this John Fayrye it spells his name on the top how I just wrote it.  On the copied will it appears like this, “Robt fayrye Jhon fayrye”.  So the confusion about a Robert Fayrye will being written in 1556 comes from this.  The scribe made a mistake and crossed it out.  This is John Fayrye's will and not Robert's or Robert John Fayrye.  Hope that helps.

As I transcribe this I am doing so from the copied will because that is the one I had first copied.  But at the same time I am reading the original will and where that is different I will make indication of that, only where words are omitted or added and not usually variations of spelling.  So here we go -


In the name of god amen the (org. says “in the”) yere of our Lord god 1556 & (org. has n “&”) the 26 day (org. has 26th & no “day”) of Julye I Jhon (org. spells his name John) fayrye of hulcote in the contye of beds England (org. has no “England”) of hole mynd and memorye thanks be to god do (org. has no “do”) make and orden this my last wyll and testament in man (manner) and and forme following ffirst I bequeth my sowle to almightie god to o (our) blessed Ladye Sainct mary & to all tholly (the holy) co (m) pany of (org. says “in”) heaven & my bodye to be buried in the church yard of sainct Nicolas in hulcote also I gyve and bequeth to ye highe ault (altar) of sainct Nicolas in hulcote 10 shillings It I gyve (org., has no “I give”) to ye highe wayes wthin the prish (parish) of hulcote 6 shillings 8 pence It I give (spelled with an “i” this time) and bequeth (org. has no “I give and bequeth”) to ye church of hulcote 6 shillings 8 pence It I gyve (org. has no “I give”) to my brother Rob(er)t ffayrye my (org. says “the”) leace of my howse in Salford It I gyve and bequeth (org. has no “I give & bequeth”) to Richard Levers one Russat coate It I gyve (org. has no “I give”) to Richard delpae (org. says “delepors”) one other (org. says “a”) Russat coate It I gyve (org. has no “I gyve”) to evry one (org. leaves out “one”) of my god children a (org. says “one”) lambe It I gyve (org. leaves out “I gyve”) to Willm Clarkes wyf one bulloke I I gyve (org. leaves out “I give”) to Willm Clarke her husband 6 shillings 8 pence It I gyve (org. leaves out, “I give” to mres (org. has “mrs”) Robys (org. says, “Robyns”) syster 6 shillings 8 pence It I gyve (org. has no “I give”) to old wood (org. says “wodd”) of Salford A payre of hose It I gyve (org. has no “I give”) to mary Lebrich (org. says “I yn ege”) 20 shillings It I gyve (org. has no “I give”) to m(ar)get (org. says “Margaret) perrh (org. says “parrott”) one Labe (org. says “lambe”) It I wyll that my wife marye have my (org. says “all my”) land wt in hulcote for the space of 20 yeres and yf(if) my child alis does (do) lyve she to Eit (either) (org. spells it “eataear”) when (org. leaves out “when”) she ys (is) 16 yeres (org. says “16th yeres”) of age upon the said land and expelle and put out her mother and yf my (org. says “Alis my”) daught(er) do dye without yssue (org. says “any issue”) then the (org. says “my”) land to remain to 4 of ye next of my bloode that ys will(ia)m fayrye Thom(a)s fayrye Rob(er)t fayrye and coleman (org. says “Colman”) It I gyve (org. has no “I give”) to hycolis dafte ( or daste?) (org. says “or est/Eft”?) 2 lambes It I to (not “give to” Ric(hard) (org. says “Item Richard”) Sheppard one lambe It I gyve (org. has no “I give”) to my daught(er) alis 2 kien (kine) It (org. says “&”) to my wyf other (org. leaves out “other”) 2 kien It I gyve (org. doesn't have “give”) to my wife and my daught(er) alis 20ti lambes the resydew (org. says “rest”) of my goodes unbequethed (org. says “not bequeathed”) I gyve to my wife mary who (org. doesn't have “who”) and thom(a)s farye (spelled “farye” this time) whom I make my executor (org. has “executrix”) and executrix (org. has “executor”) they to dispose as they (org. says “to dispose them as they”) shall (org. leaves out “shall”) think conevyent (convenient) for the health of my sowle and all xpain (Christian) sowles witte (witness) of this my last will and testament (org. has no “my last will and testament”) nycolas Sheppard p soone (person) of hulcote (org. says “p son & doesn't have “of hulcote”) thom(a)s fayrye and Rob(er)t ffayrye


Then on this copied will it has after the above will, an addendum which reads:

Brother henry I have ?ton gold wch that my wyf shall deliv(er) you forth wt all ye wch gold I gyve and bequeth to my brothers children ev(ry) one of them a pece therof at ye dyscreation the res y dew to be best owed amogst my fredes (there is a line above the word so I am thinking it means friends??) sone one pece of 15 shillings I gyve and bequeth to alis my daught(er) this being witness mres Robins harry fayrye and mary fayrye


Then there is some Latin saying that it is probated anno dom. 5 October 1556 diocese archdeaconry Bedford……….

Marye 1 was born about 1504 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1556 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Marye married John FAYRYE about 1525 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Alis FAYRYE 1 was born about 1527 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas HOPPER was born about 1562. He died in 1596/1597 in Loughton, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 1 Agnes FAYREY about 1584 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas had a will 2 on 5 Jun 1596 in Loughton, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 3 in 1596 in Loughton, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Archdeaconry of Buckinghamshire
Thomas Hopper 1569
FHL British Film #1042504/Wf13/137
Will Extract by Pam Bott

Thomas Hopper is from Loughton, Buckinghamshire. He is a yeoman. He asks to be buried in the churchyard of Loughton. He gives all his messuages, tenements, lands, etc. in Loughton to his youngest son Tymothie. He doesn’t mention any other sons, however. He mentions that he purchased these lands. etc. from a Thomas Sirene (or Sirone). It looks more like Sirene. He gives to 2 daughters, Jaine and Mary Hopper. If both of them die before they are eighteen then Timothy is to get their portion. His wife’s name is Agnes whom he makes his executrix. He also gives to 3 sisters, Jaine Travill, Jaine Barnabie, and Elizabeth Cooke. He gives to Thomas Travell, Awdry Travil ( the scribe keeps spelling the surname different ways), and to Thomas Barnabie. He makes Rose Barnabie and Robert Greene, his brother in law the supervisors of the will. The will is dated 5 June 1596 and probated 23 February 1596.
The probate is in Latin. The witnesses are George Gatwin, William Stevens, Thomas Newman, and Thomas Dlare, testis.

Agnes FAYREY [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1564 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Agnes married 3 Thomas HOPPER about 1584 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


Thomas HILL 1 was born about 1565 in of Lidlington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 5 Nov 1619 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 2 Ann FAYREY on 24 Oct 1586 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Ann FAYREY [Parents] 1 was born about 1567 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 16 Dec 1639 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Ann married 2 Thomas HILL on 24 Oct 1586 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


Richarde JOHNSON. Richarde married 1 Elizabeth GREENE on 8 Oct 1614 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth GREENE [Parents] 1 was christened 2 on 6 Sep 1590 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 3 Richarde JOHNSON on 8 Oct 1614 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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