Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


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.


Robert SMITHE was christened on 22 Sep 1591 in St. Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Robert married 1 Martha GREENE on 1 Oct 1615 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Martha GREENE [Parents] 1 was born about 1594 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Martha married 2 Robert SMITHE on 1 Oct 1615 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


John CLAVER [Parents] 1 was born before 1596 in Oving, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 before 1645. John married 3 Agnes GREENE on 26 Dec 1623 in Akeley, Buckingham, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
GREENE, Anne

All of John's children are mentioned in his father's will.

Agnes GREENE [Parents] 1 was born about 1595 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Agnes married 2 John CLAVER on 26 Dec 1623 in Akeley, Buckingham, England, United Kingdom.


John EYRE 1 was born about 1503 in Kempston, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. John married Joanne FAYRE about 1523 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John had a will on 10 Jan 1557 in Kempston, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire

John Eyer of Kempston, Bedford
Will dated 10 January 1557
FHL film #1066791 pg 315

His wife’s name is Joane. It is abbreviated Jone so I am assuming that the letter left out is an a.
He has a daughter named Agnes. This Agnes has 2 sons named Rychard and Thomas.
Thomas Colman is his son in law so I assume that he is the husband to Agnes since John Eyer does not mention any other daughters.
He has a grandson named Thomas Eyer and calls him “my son’s son” but does not give the name of his son, so I am assuming his own son may be deceased.
Then he mentions an Alis Eyer who is the sister to this Thomas Eyer. Neither one of these 2 grandchildren are married yet.
Then he says that he gives to his son’s children Elyzabeth and Joane and again does not give the name of his son.
So it appears he has 4 grandchildren from one unknown son-----Thomas, Alis, Elizabeth and Joane.
He has 2 houses which he holds of a Mr. Fewyllnes. This name is also abbreviated between the l and the n so I’m not sure which letter is missing, perhaps an i or an o. It is also spelled Feewyll( )nes.
He has a copy called “borowes” with a close and land which he holds of Olyner Bayntjoh___(then there is another abb. mark), esquire.
He mentions a William Newolde the younger.
He gives to his grandson Thomas a close called “dowde”, and also a close called “stokenes” which he holds of a Rafe Astrey of Aftrey.
He gives to a Henry Browne.
All the rest unbequethed he gives to his wife Joane and to Thomas Colman his son in law whom he makes his executors.
Witnesses are Wylliam Newolde the younger, John Bulliner of Bullmer, Henry Browne, and William Inbud or Nibud?

Joanne FAYRE [Parents] was born about 1505 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Joanne married John EYRE about 1523 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Robert EYRE was born about 1525. He died before 10 Jan 1557.
  F ii Agnes EYRE.

Thomas COLMAN 1 was born about 1501 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1568 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married Agnes FAYRE about 1520 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas had a will 2 on 17 Jul 1568 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 3 on 14 Dec 1568 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

RE: Thomas Coleman
From: PMBott COMCAST (pmbott@comcast.net)
Sent: Mon 2/11/08 9:41 PM
To: 'Tim Farr' (dustyhills@hotmail.com)

Thomas Colman’s will is dated 17 July 1568. He is from Shillington, Bedford.
Wife: Agnes
Father: Richard Colman, deceased
Son: Thomas
Daughter: Susan, but mentions he has daughters.
He mentions a late Mathewe Dryver’s orchards and a Thomas Dryver of Shillington.
He gives Thomas Colman his son his lease which he has of Thomas Arnold. Thomas Arnold has a father named Robert Arnold and mother named Ellyne. He doesn’t say who they are.
He mentions a Roger Barber.
He has a cousin named Thomas Ryre (is an English surname).
He gives to Robert Stoffer of Arlesey, Bedford (5 mi from Shillington)
He gives to John Sympson his sister’s son.
Witnesses: Henry Wilcock, esquire, Richard Ashton, Thomas Dryver, and Thomas Ashton
There are two spots where he gives to someone and the page has another page on top of it or else the page is folded up so I can’t see the names. Perhaps it could be another daughter. This happens again where he says he gives to a William somebody. Dang.
Probate is in Latin dated 14 Dec 1568

RE: Thomas Coleman
From: PMBott COMCAST (pmbott@comcast.net)
Sent: Sun 2/17/08 11:19 PM
To: 'Tim Farr' (dustyhills@hotmail.com)
Tim,
I have some additions and corrections to make to this will. I went back to see what the first 2 pages of this will were before the will actually starts and they are the missing sentences that I said were folded over in the will. Someone else has written this in and the spelling and some of the sentencing is a little different than the original will. I could also see the words more clearly in these additions. Some of the original will was a bit blurry.
There are 3 daughters of Thomas Colman named Susan, Agnes, and Marye.
The William that was cut off is William Colman, an uncle to Thomas Colman.
Thomas Colman’s cousin’s name is Thomas Ayre, not Ryre. I could see it more clearly and it is positively Ayre.
And the Robert from Earlsey (Arlesey) is not Robert Stotter, it is definitely Robert Scotte. I looked at the original on this and there was some bleed through that made it look like Stotter.
Pam

Agnes FAYRE [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1502 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Agnes married Thomas COLMAN about 1520 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Mentioned in her father's will as being wife of THomas Colman and from Shillington.

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas COLMAN 1 was born about 1522 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Susan COLMAN 1 was born about 1524 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Agnes COLMAN 1 was born about 1527 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Marye COLMAN 1 was born about 1529 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Robert EYRE [Parents] was born about 1525 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died before 10 Jan 1557 in Kempston, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

DEATH: Robert is listed in his grandfather's will but not his father's will. Only Robert's children are listed in his father's will.

He had the following children.

  M i
Thomas EYRE.
  F ii
Alis EYRE.
  F iii
Elizabeth EYRE.
  F iv
Joane EYRE.

William ODELL ALIAS MILLOR 1 was born in 1500 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died after 20 Aug 1564 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. William married Elizabeth FAYRE about 1520 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

William had a will 2 on 20 Aug 1564 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire

William Odell alias Millor
20 Aug 1564
Cranfield, Bedford
FHL British Film #1066791  pg. 17
Extract by Pam Bott

Sons: Edward, Richard, Thomas, John
Wife: Elisabeth
Daughter: Agnes
Executrix: Elisabeth his wife
Supervisors of the Will: Edward Baker, Henri Odell
Witnesses: Thomas Hardyng, John Shelly, Thomas Barnes
No Probate

Elizabeth FAYRE [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1500 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married William ODELL ALIAS MILLOR about 1520 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

First name was figured from her husband's will and last name from her father's will

They had the following children.

  F i Agnes ODEL was born about 1520.
  M ii
Robert ODEL 1 was born about 1521 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
Thomas ODEL 1, 2 was born about 1523 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
John ODEL 1, 2 was born about 1525 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v
William ODEL 1 was born about 1527 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
Edmund ODEL 1, 2 was born about 1529 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Elizabeth ODEL 1 was born about 1532 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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