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


William FARRE [Parents]-6804 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 (MRIN:2991) Etheldred GREENE-6797 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]-6797 was christened on 12 Aug 1604 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Etheldred married 1 (MRIN:2991) William FARRE-6804 on 5 May 1635 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Ralph FARRE-6798 was christened on 28 Nov 1641. He died in 1709.
  M ii William FARR-6803 was christened on 4 Oct 1646. He was buried on 30 Aug 1711.
  F iii
Ann FARRE 1-6812 was born about 1647 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Mary FARRE 1-6813 was born about 1650 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Ralph FARRE [Parents]-6798 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 (MRIN:2992) Elizabeth COOKE-6821 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-6821 was christened on 8 Jun 1639 in Milton Bryant, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:2992) Ralph FARRE-6798 on 13 Jul 1665 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward FARRE-6822 was christened on 22 Aug 1666. He died after 1709.
  M ii William FARR-6823 was christened on 22 Feb 1667.
  F iii
Elizabeth FARRE 1-6824 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]-6803 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 (MRIN:2993) Mary FULLER-6799 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 1-6799 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 (MRIN:2993) William FARR-6803 on 2 Nov 1673 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i William FARR-6800 was christened on 3 Jul 1675. He was buried on 17 Feb 1708.
  F ii Elizabeth FARR-6801 was christened on 11 Jan 1678.
  M iii
Thomas FARR-6810 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-6802 was christened on 7 Oct 1683. He was buried on 25 Jun 1758.
  M v
Thomas FARR 1-6814 was born about 1686 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi Ralph FARR-6809 was born about 1688. He was buried on 1 Apr 1756.

William FARR [Parents]-6800 was christened 1 on 3 Jul 1675 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2, 3 on 17 Feb 1708 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

He had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth FARR-7023.

Thomas HARTE-6811 was born about 1676 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married (MRIN:2995) Elizabeth FARR-6801 before 1711 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth FARR [Parents]-6801 was christened 1 on 11 Jan 1678 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married (MRIN:2995) Thomas HARTE-6811 before 1711 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


George FARR [Parents]-6802 was christened 1 on 7 Oct 1683 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 25 Jun 1758 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. George married (MRIN:2996) Mary-7059 about 1720 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mary-7059 was born about 1685 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 14 Dec 1775 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married (MRIN:2996) George FARR-6802 about 1720 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary FARR-7060 was buried 1 on 8 Oct 1727 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Elizabeth FARR-7061 was buried 1 on 13 Feb 1728 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
George FARR Jr.-7062 was buried 1 on 1 Feb 1753 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

William FARRE [Parents]-6804 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 (MRIN:2997) Ann-6815 about 1631 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

William's will was probated 4 in 1660/1661 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
GREENE, Etheldred


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.]

Ann-6815 was born about 1608 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died about 1634 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Ann married (MRIN:2997) William FARRE-6804 about 1631 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Maria FARRE-7285 was born about 1632 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 23 Dec 1633 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Ralph FARR [Parents] 1-6809 was born about 1688 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2, 3 on 1 Apr 1756 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Ralph married 4 (MRIN:2998) Mary STONEBRIDGE-7022 on 29 Sep 1717 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
NATTON, Mary

May be the husband of Mary Stonebridge of Lidlington.

Mary STONEBRIDGE-7022 was buried 1, 2 on 4 Apr 1743 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married 3 (MRIN:2998) Ralph FARR-6809 on 29 Sep 1717 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
John FARR-7024 was christened 1 on 21 Dec 1718 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Elizabeth FARR-7025 was christened 1 on 13 Mar 1720 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Mary FARR-7026 was christened 1 on 3 Mar 1723 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
Ralph FUR-7027 was christened 1 on 22 Sep 1728 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Ralph FARR [Parents] 1-6809 was born about 1688 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2, 3 on 1 Apr 1756 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Ralph married 4 (MRIN:2999) Mary NATTON-7028 on 13 Oct 1754 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
STONEBRIDGE, Mary

May be the husband of Mary Stonebridge of Lidlington.

Mary NATTON-7028 was born about 1720 in of Eversholt, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married 1 (MRIN:2999) Ralph FARR-6809 on 13 Oct 1754 in Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
COGGEN, John

They had the following children.

  M i John FARR-7029 was christened on 30 Nov 1755. He was buried on 2 Mar 1821.

Edward WALLYS 1-6818 was born about 1531 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Edward married (MRIN:3000) daughter FAYRE-6817 about 1551 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

daughter FAYRE [Parents] 1-6817 was born about 1530 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1552. daughter married (MRIN:3000) Edward WALLYS-6818 about 1551 in of Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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