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


William FURR [Parents]-6843 was christened 1 on 16 Feb 1812 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 15 Jul 1876 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. William married 3 (MRIN:3011) Elizabeth WHEATLEY-7105 on 17 May 1834 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

DEATH: Age 65.

Elizabeth WHEATLEY-7105 was born about 1814 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:3011) William FURR-6843 on 17 May 1834 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
William FURR-7106 was christened 1 on 13 Dec 1834 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii Joseph FURR-7107 was christened on 31 Jan 1836.
  M iii
John FURR-7108 was christened 1 on 17 Dec 1837 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv MaryAnn FURR-7109 was christened on 19 Jul 1840.
  M v
William FURR-7110 was christened 1 on 1 Jan 1843 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
David FURR-7111 was born 1 on 8 Jul 1846 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 16 Mar 1845 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
Robert FURR-7112 was born 1 on 14 Aug 1847 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 12 Sep 1847 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John YOUNG-7064. John married 1 (MRIN:3012) Elizabeth FARR-6845 on 15 Oct 1799 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth FARR [Parents]-6845 was christened 1 on 3 Nov 1776 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 2 (MRIN:3012) John YOUNG-7064 on 15 Oct 1799 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


John FARR [Parents]-6848 was christened 1 on 11 May 1788 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:3013) Ann WEST-9044 on 11 Oct 1809 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Ann WEST-9044 was born in 1791 in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 1 on 11 Jan 1843 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Ann married (MRIN:3013) John FARR-6848 on 11 Oct 1809 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

DEATH: Age 53.

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas FARR-9045 was christened 1 on 9 Mar 1815 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
John FARR-9046 was christened 1 on 13 Dec 1816 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii James FURR-9047 was christened on 13 Dec 1818. He died in 1901.
  M iv Samuel FURR-9048 was christened on 8 Sep 1822. He died on 20 Oct 1903.
  F v
Sarah FURR-9049 was born in 1818 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 1 on 9 Jan 1825 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 20 Oct 1843 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi
Rhoda FURR-9050 was christened 1 on 5 Nov 1826 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Lydia FURR-9051 was christened 1 on 26 Apr 1829 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 16 Jul 1843 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  M viii Matthew FURR-9052 was christened on 1 Apr 1832. He died about Sep 1883.

Thomas FARR [Parents]-6849 was christened 1 on 26 Jun 1791 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 8 Aug 1833 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 3 (MRIN:3014) Elizabeth SIMMS-6850 on 17 Apr 1810 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth SIMMS-6850 was christened on 30 Sep 1787 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 5 Mar 1851 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 2 (MRIN:3014) Thomas FARR-6849 on 17 Apr 1810 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Joseph FARR-6851 was christened on 17 Nov 1811.
  M ii
Samuel FARR-6852 was christened 1 on 21 Feb 1813 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
George FARR-6853 was christened 1 on 28 Sep 1817 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Nanny FARR-6854 was christened 1 on 22 Apr 1818 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v John FARR-6855 was christened on 18 May 1823.
  F vi
Ann FARR-6856 was christened 1 on 18 May 1823 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Louisa FARR-6857 was christened 1 on 14 Aug 1825 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M viii
James FARR-6858 was christened 1 on 23 Mar 1828 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Joseph FARR [Parents]-6851 was christened 1 on 17 Nov 1811 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Joseph married 2 (MRIN:3015) Elizabeth GREEN-6862 on 20 Apr 1835 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth GREEN-6862 was christened on 2 Jun 1816 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:3015) Joseph FARR-6851 on 20 Apr 1835 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


John FARR [Parents]-6855 was christened 1 on 18 May 1823 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 2 (MRIN:3016) Sarah Anne WRIGHT-6859 on 4 Jun 1843 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Sarah Anne WRIGHT-6859 was christened on 5 Aug 1821 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married 1 (MRIN:3016) John FARR-6855 on 4 Jun 1843 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Joseph FARRE-6860 was christened 1 on 6 Oct 1850 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Joseph was also known as Fair.

FHL British film #1066919 Bishop's transcripts for Hawnes, 1602-1868.
  M ii
Samuel FARRE-6861 was christened 1 on 15 May 1853 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Samuel was also known as Fair.

FHL British film #1066919 Bishop's transcripts for Hawnes, 1602-1868.
  F iii
Mary Elizabeth FARR-9104 was born 1 in 1862 in Southill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mary was counted in a census 2 in 1881 in Southill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas FAYRE [Parents] [scrapbook]-6863 was born about 1477 in of Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1537 in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married (MRIN:3017) Custans-6865 about 1499 in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas's will was probated in 1537 in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Will of Thomas Fayre
1 July 1537 proved 10 Aug. 1537.
Elvestow, Bedfordshire
Transcribed by Patricia Bell

Burial in the churchyard of Elvestow; to the high altar 4d; to the mother church of Lincoln2d; to the bells 12d; to the torches 12d; to the lights 12d. To daughter Agnes Fayre 40s. and to daughter Kateryng Fayre 20s. To son John Fayre a cow and a couple of steers. Wife Custans all the crop on the ground and the other which is in the house and barn, to pay the rent and the debts and to keep the house. Residue to wife Custans and son John Fayre to be equally divided between them “The said goodes to be devydyt betwene my wyffe and the other children” and if the children die, their parts to be used for the souls of testator and all Christians. Wife Custanes to have house and land in Flitwik until son John is able to occupy it.
Executors John Fayre and John Adnettes. Supervisor sir William Adnettes. Witnesses sir George Mayot, William Curtes, William Wright.


In 1528 Thomas Fayre is named executor of Thomas Fan's will of Elstow.

Custans-6865 was born about 1479 in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Custans married (MRIN:3017) Thomas FAYRE-6863 about 1499 in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Agnes FAYRE-6867 was born about 1502 in of Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Kateryng FAYRE-6866 was born about 1506 in of Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
William FAYRE-9234 was born about 1520 in Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.





In the 1578 Archidiaconal Visitation page 211, William Fare shows as not having received the communion for XII months in Flitton.
  M iv John FAYRE The Younger-6868 was born about 1525. He died in 1582.

Thomas FAYRE [Parents] [scrapbook]-6900 was born about 1453 in of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1524 in Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married (MRIN:3018) Alys-6864 about 1476 in of Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas had a will 1 on 10 Apr 1524 in Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 2 on 7 May 1524 in Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Will of Thomas Fayre.
10 Apr., pr. 7 May 1524. (2: 54)
Flitton, Bedfordshire
Transcribed by Patricia Bell

Burial in the churchyard of Flitton; to Lincoln cathedral 2d.; for his mortuary as customary; to the high altar 8d.. To wife Alys for life, then to son John Fayre and his heirs, testator's tenement or house in Flitton, with its appurtenances, they to keep a yearly obit in the parish church of Flitton for the souls of testator and all Christians. Residue to wife Alys.

Executrix wife Alys. Witn. Henry Richardes vicar, William Parrisse, John Parrisse.


Thomas Fayre's son, John, was know as John Jr. or John the Younger and Thomas' brother, John, was known as John Sr. or John the Elder. The following document from the Bedfordshire Luton Archives, helps to clarify this along with the will of John the Elder:

Reference
LL1/62

Title
Demise: William son and heir of Richard Olney deceased, to Richard Davy, Reginald Collopp bocher, & Richard Olney of Denehyll.

Date Free Text
1550

Date From
1550

Date To
1550

Scope and Content
A messuage with curtilage & 17 acres of land and meadows dispersed in Flitwick. Whereof the messuage, curtilage & garden at Chirche ende, between late William Felour senior & the Innyng, abutting on the highway & a close of the lord; 2 acres together in the Innyng under the grantor's hedge, abutting on the Stokking North; 1 acre together called the Hedland Acre at Bradhegges, the lord on both sides; half acre in Acreyard Furlong, between the lord & Henry Collopp, abutting on the Highway East; half acre in the same next Thomas Sybley; 6 roods together on Sutton Furlong, next the same, abutting on Holowe way south; half acre in the Woodehame, abutting on Flitwick Wood; 1 rood in the same, between Reginald Collopp senior & the lord; 1 acre together on Hynkeshull in Broke Furlong, next Henry Collop. In East Field, half an acre in Nether Aldfeld, next Reginald Collopp senior; half acre in the same, between the vill's land & the grantor; half acre in Ouere Aldfeld, between Reginald and Henry Collopp; 1 acre on Stonyhull next Richard Davy, abutting on Goodrychhyll & the Gravell pyttes; 2 roods at Thomas Cranewell's Close Corner, next John Feirey junior, late of his father Thomas Feirey; 1 rood in the same next Reginald Collopp; half acre in Acreyardefurlong, between Richard Davy & Thomas Sybley; half acre on Wandyng Furlong; half acre at Grene Way, between Reginald and Henry Collopp; 1 acre in 4 rood abutting on Gull's hadland west and Croftland east; half acre on Croftland, next Reginald Collopp; 2 roods of land and meadow in Stanyate mede, next the lord, & 1 rood between Reginald Collopp and John Feirey senior & 1 rood between Henry & Reginald Collopp, & 1 rood next the lord; half acre meadow in the lower furlong at Stanyate, next Thomas Myddelton of Ampthill; 1 rood land Estowne mede, between Reginald Collopp & Thomas Cranewell. All of which the grantor's father Richard had as a grant of William Olney his grandfather by charter of 1501. To be held to the use of the grantor & his heirs according to the intents of his last Will. Witnesses: Thomas Olney of Luton, John Pylgryme of Offley, Thomas Grene vicar of Flitwick, Thomas Olney senior of Flitwick, William Byssett, Thomas Olney junior, William Lysett.

Alys-6864 was born about 1455 in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1524 in Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Alys married (MRIN:3018) Thomas FAYRE-6900 about 1476 in of Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas FAYRE-6863 was born about 1477. He died in 1537.
  M ii John FAYRE The Elder-6869 was born about 1479. He died in 1554.

John FAYRE The Younger [Parents]-6868 was born about 1525 in of Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1582 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:3019) Mrs. John FAYRE-9149 about 1548 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John had a will on 28 Apr 1582 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated on 13 Jul 1582 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Raised by his Uncle, John Fayre The Elder. He was mentioned many times in his uncles will and receives all of his uncles property in Flitwick. Also given Flitwick property in his father's will with stipulation "once he is able to occupy it". Possibly his mother Custans died before he was old enough to occupy it or she remarried and lost her right to the property.


John Fairey 1582 Flitwick
Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire
FHL Film #88016, pg. 65
Extract by Pam Bott

The date of the will is 28 Apr 1582.
John Fairey is from Denel End in the parish of Flitwick, Bedford. Denel End is a hamlet within Flitwick. He asks to be buried in the Flitwick churchyard.
He gives to all of his godchildren 4 pence each. He doesn’t mention their names.
He gives to Agnes Howson his servant and to all his other servants. He doesn’t give their names.
He gives to his maid Emme Cockes.
He has a son named Thomas who is deceased. Thomas’ wife is living and her name is Jane Fairey. Jane is pregnant and if the child lives to the age of 16 it will be paid 10 pounds.
John has a daughter named Margarett who is the wife of Henry Colloppe.
He has a son named Willyam Fairey whom he bequeaths his messuage in Denel End when Willyam turns 21. He also gives to his son Willyam the last year’s rent of the tenement wherein Thomas Charge now dwells.
John gives to the children of Thomas Odell.
He has a son named Edmond Fairye whom he makes his executor. Here the surname is spelled Fairye. Edmond gets the messuage in Denel End where his father John now lives between the messuage of George Colloppe east and the tenement of Willyam Siblie west.
Henry Colloppe his son in law is the overseer.
Witnesses are Thomas Odell, Rafe Cooke and Arthure Meaynarde.
Probate is in Latin. I can see the name Williame Smithe. Dated 13 July 1582.


Luton Archives
LL1/62
Title Demise: William son and heir of Richard Olney deceased, to Richard Davy, Reginald Collopp bocher, & Richard Olney of Denehyll.
Date 1550
Scope and Content A messuage with curtilage & 17 acres of land and meadows dispersed in Flitwick. Whereof the messuage, curtilage & garden at Chirche ende, between late William Felour senior & the Innyng, abutting on the highway & a close of the lord; 2 acres together in the Innyng under the grantor's hedge, abutting on the Stokking North; 1 acre together called the Hedland Acre at Bradhegges, the lord on both sides; half acre in Acreyard Furlong, between the lord & Henry Collopp, abutting on the Highway East; half acre in the same next Thomas Sybley; 6 roods together on Sutton Furlong, next the same, abutting on Holowe way south; half acre in the Woodehame, abutting on Flitwick Wood; 1 rood in the same, between Reginald Collopp senior & the lord; 1 acre together on Hynkeshull in Broke Furlong, next Henry Collop. In East Field, half an acre in Nether Aldfeld, next Reginald Collopp senior; half acre in the same, between the vill's land & the grantor; half acre in Ouere Aldfeld, between Reginald and Henry Collopp; 1 acre on Stonyhull next Richard Davy, abutting on Goodrychhyll & the Gravell pyttes; 2 roods at Thomas Cranewell's Close Corner, next John Feirey junior, late of his father Thomas Feirey; 1 rood in the same next Reginald Collopp; half acre in Acreyardefurlong, between Richard Davy & Thomas Sybley; half acre on Wandyng Furlong; half acre at Grene Way, between Reginald and Henry Collopp; 1 acre in 4 rood abutting on Gull's hadland west and Croftland east; half acre on Croftland, next Reginald Collopp; 2 roods of land and meadow in Stanyate mede, next the lord, & 1 rood between Reginald Collopp and John Feirey senior & 1 rood between Henry & Reginald Collopp, & 1 rood next the lord; half acre meadow in the lower furlong at Stanyate, next Thomas Myddelton of Ampthill; 1 rood land Estowne mede, between Reginald Collopp & Thomas Cranewell. All of which the grantor's father Richard had as a grant of William Olney his grandfather by charter of 1501. To be held to the use of the grantor & his heirs according to the intents of his last Will. Witnesses: Thomas Olney of Luton, John Pylgryme of Offley, Thomas Grene vicar of Flitwick, Thomas Olney senior of Flitwick, William Byssett, Thomas Olney junior, William Lysett.


Luton Archives:
AD57
Title Sale by William Gostwyck of Marston Morton, gentleman, to John Farye of Flitwick, yeoman, of land called Stockwell in Wroxhill in the parish of Marston. (Signature.)
Date 8 May 1632

X26/1
Title Grant by Letters Patent of the reversion
Date 15 July 5 Eliz. (1563)
Scope and Content Grant by letters patent (in Latin) Reciting: - lease for 21 years from 1537 by the Crown to William Gostwicke and Ann, his wife of (a)-(u) below at an annual rent of £14/9/4 (£12/6/8 for the priory, £2/2/8 for the land etc.); - lease of 1546 from the end of the 21 years for another 19 years by the Crown to Thomas Leigh of London, gentleman of (a)-(u) below at a rent of £14/9/4 as in 1537 Operative Part - the Crown granted reversion of the priory and (a)-() to Thomas Leigh and Anne, his wife, for £404 and an annual rent of £13/9/4 excepting from the grant all bells and lead on the premises, lead in the windows, advowsons, rectories, vicarages and ecclesiastical premises Property: (a) house and site of the late dissolved Priory of Cauldwell; (b) Mother Field of 34 acres; (c) Bedhole Field of 29½ acres; (d) Roiver Field of 12 acres; (e) Moswell Field of 25½ acres; (f) land lying next to the wall of the late priory of 23 acres; (g) Barks Ditche of 47 acres; (h) land in Kempston Field of 14½ acres; (i) arable and grazing lying beyond le Conygre of 8 acres; (j) Hamme Meade of 8 acres; (k) two crofts called Weste Crofte and Longe Crofte of 18 acres; (l) croft called Pilcrofte Close of 11 acres; (m) Water Close of 11 acres; (n) le Conyngree of 12 acres; (o) le barne yarde of 1½ acres; (p) Great Ramsell and Little Ramsell of 14 acres; (q) Clay Crofte of 12 acres; (r) Meghell Close of 14 acres (b)-(r) were reserved to the use of the guest-house of the priory (s) close of pasture called Stockinge in Kempston in the occupation of John Fayrie at a rent of 15/8 per annum; (t) close of pasture called More Close in Kempston in the occupation of John Fyssher at 6/8 per annum rent; (u) an acre of arable land worth 4d. per annum in Willington


Luton Archives document that shows the relationship of John to Thomas:
LL1/62
Title Demise: William son and heir of Richard Olney deceased, to Richard Davy, Reginald Collopp bocher, & Richard Olney of Denehyll.
Date 1550
Scope and Content A messuage with curtilage & 17 acres of land and meadows dispersed in Flitwick. Whereof the messuage, curtilage & garden at Chirche ende, between late William Felour senior & the Innyng, abutting on the highway & a close of the lord; 2 acres together in the Innyng under the grantor's hedge, abutting on the Stokking North; 1 acre together called the Hedland Acre at Bradhegges, the lord on both sides; half acre in Acreyard Furlong, between the lord & Henry Collopp, abutting on the Highway East; half acre in the same next Thomas Sybley; 6 roods together on Sutton Furlong, next the same, abutting on Holowe way south; half acre in the Woodehame, abutting on Flitwick Wood; 1 rood in the same, between Reginald Collopp senior & the lord; 1 acre together on Hynkeshull in Broke Furlong, next Henry Collop. In East Field, half an acre in Nether Aldfeld, next Reginald Collopp senior; half acre in the same, between the vill's land & the grantor; half acre in Ouere Aldfeld, between Reginald and Henry Collopp; 1 acre on Stonyhull next Richard Davy, abutting on Goodrychhyll & the Gravell pyttes; 2 roods at Thomas Cranewell's Close Corner, next John Feirey junior, late of his father Thomas Feirey; 1 rood in the same next Reginald Collopp; half acre in Acreyardefurlong, between Richard Davy & Thomas Sybley; half acre on Wandyng Furlong; half acre at Grene Way, between Reginald and Henry Collopp; 1 acre in 4 rood abutting on Gull's hadland west and Croftland east; half acre on Croftland, next Reginald Collopp; 2 roods of land and meadow in Stanyate mede, next the lord, & 1 rood between Reginald Collopp and John Feirey senior & 1 rood between Henry & Reginald Collopp, & 1 rood next the lord; half acre meadow in the lower furlong at Stanyate, next Thomas Myddelton of Ampthill; 1 rood land Estowne mede, between Reginald Collopp & Thomas Cranewell. All of which the grantor's father Richard had as a grant of William Olney his grandfather by charter of 1501. To be held to the use of the grantor & his heirs according to the intents of his last Will. Witnesses: Thomas Olney of Luton, John Pylgryme of Offley, Thomas Grene vicar of Flitwick, Thomas Olney senior of Flitwick, William Byssett, Thomas Olney junior, William Lysett.


LL1/75 Title Grant: John Fayre of Flitwick, yeoman, to his son Edmund Fayre of Dunstable, mercer.- The messuage in which he dwells at Dennell ende between the tenements of George Collop in occupation of John Wood, and William Sybley, in occupation of Thomas Odell; also 34½ acres land in the Fields, and 6 acres meadow in Stanyate mede, and l rood meadow in Church end mede; to the sole use of him and his heirs.
Witnesses: Henry Collop, Thomas Odell, Richard Coke, Anthony Maynad.
Date 1582

Mrs. John FAYRE-9149. Mrs. married (MRIN:3019) John FAYRE The Younger-6868 about 1548 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas FAYRE-9160 was born about 1550. He died before 1582.
  M ii Edmond FAYRE-9162 was born about 1553. He died on 9 Dec 1617.
  F iii Margarett FAYRE-9161 was born about 1556.
  M iv William FARE-9150 was born about 1563. He died on 27 Jul 1624.

John FAYRE The Elder [Parents] [scrapbook]-6869 was born about 1479 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1554 in Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:3020) Agnes-6870 about 1499 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John had a will 1 on 23 Sep 1553 in Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 2 in Dec 1554 in Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

This John is mentioned in the will of John Fayrey Mercer and Master of Calais as his cousin.

John and his wife Agnes are mentioned in the will of Harry Goditot, Wootton 1522 (see notes for Agnes). John is also mentioned in the will of Tho. Paulle sr. Wootton 1505 and his name is spelled "Fere".

This John Fayrey's will is also #151 on this same film with slight variations I will add if pertinent. Shows in Court of Augmentations 1542 as being of Wootton and having land in Dyvelles Flitwick. (Vol. II, pg. 14 #289)


Luton Online Archives Reference X740/12
TitleFeoffment ('dimisimus, liberavimus, feoffavimus et hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus') from William Snowden of Ickwell in the parish of Northill, tilemaker, and Thomas Fowkys of Wootton, Robert Pawle of the same, John Fayre and Thomas Borage of the same, to William Bowrne of Wootton and Thomas Cowper of the same and all men living there ('ac omnibus hominibus ibidem Inhabitantibus') of: (a) 1 parcel of land [being]...next to the churchyard ('Cemitorium') of Wootton containing in length 63' by the standard ('per le Standert') and in width 20' on which parcel a new house, belonging to the vill and parish of Wootton, was lately built ('in quadam parcella terre modo nova domo ibidem edificat' pertinenti villat' parochial' de Wotton'') and which parcel was one part of a messuage which WS etc, had by the gift and feoffment of Lord John Mordaunt (by the name of John Mordaunt, knight), Edward Feteplace, John Elmys, esq., and Robert Latymer to the use of WS [etc] their heirs and assigns as appears in a certain charter of Feoffment dated 1 June 24 Hen VIII (1532). Habendum (the parcel; the messuage to be held of WS, 'Tenendum mesuagium mei predicti Willelmi Snowden'',) to WB etc., their heirs and assigns to the use of the common aid of the village of Wootton ('ad opus et usum communis auxilij villate de Wotton''), their heirs and assigns for ever. Witnesses: John Abrewtan'?, Thomas Adam, John Nityngale, William Kentt, Walter Hopkyns of Wootton with others. Dated at Wootton, 4 Nov 24 Hen. VIII. Seals (on pendant tags): 5 viz. (left to right):1. half missing (probably round), red wax, very rubbed, no design visible. Sig. of WS on foot fold.2. square (with rounded corners), red wax, good impression, complete, design- grid pattern;3. missing.4. square/round, red wax, vague traces of impression, 1/3 missing. 5. missing.Dorse: inscribed 'the towne land'.Latin
Date 4 November 1532

Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire
Film #1066790, Will #245
23 Sept 1553
Wootton, Bedford
Transcribed by Pam Bott

In the name of god amen in the yere of our Lord god 1553 (#245 has CCCCLIII) the 23td day of the moneth of Septemb(er) I John ffayre of Wotton in the countie of Bedford the elder and in the dioc (#245 has “dyossees”) of Lincoln being in hole mynde and pfect remembrance make this my prese(nt) testam(en)t in manner and forme following ffirst I bequeth my sowle to all mightie god our Savior maker and redeemer and my body to buryed in the pishe (parish) churche of wotton aforesaid I bequeth for my inortnary ?? after the ftathte or statnte? In that case pbided (#245 has the same phrase here with the same spellings.  I don't know what he is saying here.  Pbided could be provided but he doesn't indicate it is an abbreviation in either will)  Itm I bequeth to the poore mens box
Being in the churche of Wotton 3 shillings 4 pence for to be geven unto the poore people in Wotton aforesaid Item I geve and bequeth to John ffayre my brothers sonne a cople (couple) of stires (steers) of thre (three) yeres old and 2 horses price of either of them 14 shillings 4 pence and 6 quart (quarts or quarters - will #245 reads qrt(er)ss of barley & also 4 quart (will #245 has qt) of beanes and peyson (will #245 has “peysyn”?? don't know what it means) together my igeled (will #245 has my aigid - aged??) Itm I geve and bequeth to the said John a shod carte not of my best nov yet of the worst a cowe and a heifer Item I geve to ew(er)y on (one) of my god children 4 shillings if they do comme for it wt in on (one) hole yere after my deathe and the Residwe (residue) of all my moveable goods unbequethed my detts paid and this my present testame(n)t to be pformed (performed wt good effect I geve and bequethe them to Agnes ffayre my wif for to be at her dispsion (will #245 has **“disposiooen” (disposition) as she shall think moste beste and expedient to be don (done) for the helth of my sowle my good friends sowles and al (all) chrysten sowles whom I do ordeyne (ordain) & make my faythefull execut(res) and Thomas Harvey of wotton only and for to be execut(or) and for to have for his paynes taking therein 3 shillings 4 pence Itm I utterly revok and annill (anul) all and ew(er)y other Testame(n)t or testame(n)tes bequethes by me in my wise made before this tyme named willed & bequeathed And I will that this my presen(t) testame(n)t wt al the leguces (legacies) therein aniordingln (will #245 has anordngln - don't know what means??) Shall stand and abyde for my very testame(n)t and no other nor no other wise Item I will & desyer (desire) Rob(er)t palle (will #245 says “Pall”) of wotton for to be the supvisor (supervisor) of this my presen(t) testame(n)t And he to have for his paynes taking therin 3 shillings 4 pence Thes being witness to this my p(re)s(en)t testame(n)t Rich (no abb.) Simpson of by ***admin(ster?) (will #245 has by ademst er) thom(a)s starbrige (will #245 has “Stanbryge) Ric (will #245 has Richard) nytingale John ffayre the young(er) and Robert Palle


John Fayre shows in the Court of Augmentations in 1536/7 as having "Close called stokking at will" in Kempston.


Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire
23 Sept 1553
Wootton, Bedford
Film #1066790
Will #151 with addendum
Transcribed by Pam Bott

This is the last will of me John ffeyre of Wotton thelder (the elder) in the counte of Bedford Mede at Wotton on the 23 day of the moneth of Septemb (er) and in the disposing of al my landes Tentes (abb. For “tenements”) Rentes annuities and efectes meadows pastures and fedinges wodes (woods) and underwodes wt all and singler the app (er) tenannces set lying and being in the pishe of wooton Kempton and flitwyk in the countie of Bedford both freeholds and also of copyholdes ffirst I will and grawnt by this prefes (preface) that Agnes ffayre my wif to have and peacefully to enioye (enjoy) on (one) close cawlyd the hold Lying and being in the prishe of wotton aforesaid to have and to hold the foresaid close wth the app (er) tenances to the sayd agnes my wif and to her asigines after the decease of me the sayd John ffayre to be at her dsposition during her lif naturall yelding (yielding) to the chif (chief) lord therof the service dew (due) and custome upon co(n) dition that Agnes ffayre my wif shall do or caused to be don in deades of charite for my sowle and my good frendes sowles and all Chrsten (Christian) sowles to the valew (value) of 2 shillings 4 pence by yere to be don at her disposition as she shall think most best during her lifetime and after the discease of agnes my wif all the sayd closse wth the app (er) tenannces holie (wholly) to remayne to Joanne Eyre my daught(er) the wif of John Eyre of Kemston to have and to hold all the sayd close wth the app(er) tenannces to the sayd Joanne my daught(er) during her lif naturall wt owt strics (stress) or waste making yelding to the chef lord of the ffee the service dwe and costome (custom) therof and after the dicease of the sayd Joanne Eyre my daught(er) al the sayd closse wt the app(er) tenannces holie to remayne to Rob(er)t Eyre her son and heyre appara(n)t to have and to hold al the said closse wt the ap(er) tenannces to the sayd Rob(er)t & to his heyres male of his body lawfully begotten for ev(er) yelding to the chef lord of the fee the service dewe and custome therof and if it happen the sayd Rob(er)t Eyre for to disease wt owt heyre male of grawnt by this prefes that all the sayd closse wt the app(er) tenannces holy for to remayne to John ffayre my brothers son and to his heyrs males of his body lawfully begotten forev(er) yelding to the chef Lord of the fee the service therof by right Lawe and custome and for luk of suche I sue the remainder therof holy (wholly) for to remayne to the right heyres of me the forsayd John ffayre thelder (the elder) forev(er) more yelding to the chef lord of the fee the service dew and custome therof also I geve and bequete will and assigne to the sayd agnes fayre my wif al my mesuage for lying and being in bewill in the pishe of fflitwyk in the countie of Bedford aforesaid now being in the occupacen (occupation) of John fflower of Bene aforesaid wt all the Landes & tentes (tenements) medows pastures closes and fedinges wt all the app)er) tennance to the sayd mesuage belonging to have and to hold al the sayd mesuage wt the ther p(re) misses (premises) wt ther app(er) tenannces to the sayd Agnes ffayre my wif and to her assignes during her naturall life to be wt her disposition wt al commodities p(er)fectes thereon belonging or apperteynning yelding to the chefe lordes of the fee the servicethereof by right dwe and custome Itm I will that after the discease of agnes fayre my wif that John fayre my brothers son shall have al my sayd mesewage in level in the pishe of fflitwyk aforesaid to him and to his heyres for ev(er) yelding to the lordes thereof by right service dew and custome upon condition following that is to say that the fore sayd John ffayre his heyres executors and admi(ni)strators (administrators) shal say thes summes of money following wt in six yeres nexte after the death of agnes ffayre my wif that is to say & Rob(er)t Odel my daught(er)s sonne 20 shillings to Thomas Odel his his brother 20 shillings to John Odel his brother 20 shillings to William Odel his brother 20 shillings to Edmund Odel his brother 20 shillings and to Agnes ffookes ther syster 20 shillings and to Elizabeth Odel her syster 20 shillings so many of them to be payd as shall remayne alive wt in the foresaid six yeres after the death of agnes ffayre my wif and if any of them depte (depart) afore thend (the end) and become of age afore sayd six yeres then my will is that the said mony so named to be paid shall remayne stil in the handes of the sayd John ffayre his heyres executors or admi(ni)strators to his ther own p(ro) per uses kep (keep) I and beqth will and assigne to Agnes ffayre my wif all my howsse set and being in wod (wood) end of kemsten aforesaid now being in the tenur and occupa(t)ion (occupation) of on (one) John Eyre my son in Lawe and Joanne Eyre his wif my daught(er) wt the app (er) tenances therto belonging wch howsse and other the premises wth the app(er) tenannaces I the sayd John ffayre thelder (the elder) do hold by copy of courte revoke after custome and man(er) therof To have and to hold all the sayd house and other the premises wth * thapp(er) tenannces to the sayd Agnes my wif and to her assignes during her naturall life according to the custome and man(er) therof & after the decease of the sayd agnes my wif I will & grawnte by this presentes that al the sayd house and other the p(re) misses wth thapp(er) tenannces hole to remayne to the foresaid Joane Eyre my daught(er) & her assignes during her naturall Liffe according to the custome and man(er) therof and after the decease of the sayd Joanne Eyre my daught(er) I will & gra(nt) by this my last will that all that sayd howse and other the p(re) misses wth thapp(er) tenannces hole (wholly) to remayne to Rob(er)t Eyre her sonne To have and to hold al the sayd howse and other the premises to the sayd Rob(er)t & his heyres and assignes according to the custome and man(er) therof Also I will & grawnte that agnes ffayre my wif to have all the close cawled Hiey (high) crofte wt few acars of land erable therto belonging called peny land during her natural lif and after ther decease of the sayd agnes ffayre my wif I will and grawnt by this prefeces that all the sayd close crawlyd hiye crofte wt fwl acars of land erable that belonging callyd peny land hole to remayne to the howse that John Eyre my sonne in lawe now dwelling after custome and man(er) therof and after the decease of Joane Eyre my daught(er) the remanyder therof to Rob(er)t Eyre her son according to the sayd custome & man(er) therof Also I will & grawnt by this prefeces that whosoev(er) dose (does) occupie and enioye (enjoy) the close cawlyd the holtt on thapp(er) thenannces nexte after the decease of the sayd Joane Eyre my daughter do pay or cawse to be payd to agnes Colma(n) wif to, thom(a)s Colma(n) of Shelington (shillington) my daughter daught(er) xls (10 pounds) of good & lawful money of England wt in the space of on (one) hole yere nexte I immediately after the decease of Joanne Eyre my daught(er) also I will & grawnte by this p(re) sentes that agnes ffayer my wif to have & peacefully to enioye al my ferme (farm) that I now dwell in during my yeres according to the * tenor of my * leace is by *Indenture therof sahl show & appere and if it happe(n) the sayd agnes my wif for to depte (depart) before the sayd yeres be expired then I will & grawnt that John ffayre my brothers sonne to have the * revertion (reversion) of my sayd yeres of the sayd Leace In witness wherof I the sayd John ffayre thelder to this my prefes Last will have set to my seall & signed wt my owne hand this being witness thereunto Richard Sampson of Bydmn (Bedminster) thom(a) Stanbrige Rich Nitingall John ffayer the young(er) & Rob(er)t pall Itm I geve to agnes ffayer my wif 7 * Bdes (bed) of arabel landes that I the sayd John ffayre bought of on (one) Willim Gosse of kempton to her & her her heyres for ev(er) whom I make my executrix and thom(a)s (Thomas) Harvey my executo(ur)s in my testame(n)t do the appere
The bottom portion (6 lines) is in Latin but lists the year December 1554. So it was probated over a year later in Bedford.

This document may help find John's land
Reference LL1/56 Luton Archives
Title Grant: Agnes, daughter and coheiress of William Pottere, in her widowhood, to Richard London of Steppingley.
Date 1507
Scope and Content 2 acres 3 rood land. 1 acre in le Hamme at Flitwick Wood Corner between John Fairy and the road from Steppingley to Estowne, abutting of John Olney and the Earl of Kent; half acre in Denyll Innyng, between the Earl of Kent & Thomas Fyndell alias Paige, abutting on the King's way; 2 roods on Fletefurlong, the Earl of Kent on both sides; half acre in Aldfeld between the Earl & Thomas Olney, abutting on Aldfeld dytche; 1 rood on Smalfan Furlong, between Thomas Olney & John Kyng, abutting on Stanyate dytche. Witnesses: William Cranewelle, Henry Kyng, John Grene alias Lythyng.
Diplomatic notes  Seal; a grid

Luton Archives
LL1/230
Title Grant: John Feiry senior of Wootton to John Jenkyns senior of [Steppingley]
Date 1543
Scope and Content All his lands and tenements in Wootton, Kempston [torn]. Winesses: William Borne senior, Thomas Borage, John Brewton, Richard Stanbrygge, John Frankleyn.
Existence of copies  copy at LL1/149

Agnes 1-6870 was born about 1481 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1554. Agnes married (MRIN:3020) John FAYRE The Elder-6869 about 1499 in of Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Harry Godicot, Wooton
Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire
Will 31 Oct, 1522, Probate 8 Nov 1522 #251

Harry Goditot, Wootton. 31 Oct. 1522, pr. 8 Nov. (251) For mortuary or principal “that is right after the custom of the towne”; to the church of Lincoln 2d.; to the high altar 12d.; to the bells - - - ; to the torches 20d.; to Our Lady of Pity an ewe and a lamb; to the painting of the tabernacle of Our Lady 3s. 4d.; to the sepulchre light a sheep; to Kempston church I qtr. malt.

Tow. Margt. his copyhold in Kempston for life, then to - - - [Fa]yre and his w.; if Agnes Fayre dies without issue property to be sold and used for his and his friends' souls; to Agnes Fayre a house in Kempston called “Prestles” with 3 r. lying in the Marsh, she doing yearly 3 masses for his soul; and after death of w. the great brass pot and red coffer. Residue to w. Margt. to dispose of for his soul “as it shall please her”.

Exors. w. Margt. and Jn. Fayre. Overseer Jn. Bolton. Witn. Harry Brown, Thos. Barbor, Thos. Cause, Jn. Gervys.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth FAYRE-6906 was born in 1500.
  F ii Agnes FAYRE-6902 was born about 1502.
  F iii Joanne FAYRE-6901 was born about 1505.

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