Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Master John FAYREY Mercer of London Stapler of Calais [Parents] [scrapbook] was born about 1480 in of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1540 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried in 1540 in St. Stephen's Coleman St., London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. John married Elizabeth WHITE after 1533 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

John worked as Merchant in 1530 in Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

Other marriages:
BUTLER, Mary

Fayrey blazon from Bedfordshire: Per pale or and azure, a chevron between three eagles all counterchanged, on a chief gules as many fusils ermine. [Crest.- A griffin rampant wielding a sword in the dexter claw.] From: The Visitation of Bedfordshire 1566.

Sherrif of London under Henry VIII
Folio ccxxxvi b.
Anno 31.William Hollis, Knt., mercer.
John Fayrey, mercer, Thomas Huntlowe, haberdasher.
From: 'Folios ccxxxi - ccxxxvi: Lists of mayors and sheriffs, temp. Richard I to Edward VI', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: F: 1337-1352 (1904), pp. 276-303. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33550&strquery=Fayrey. Date accessed: 08 February 2007.

Another record of the above with a different spelling:
31 Henry VIII
1539-40
Sir W. Holles, mercer, mayor
John Feiry, sheriff
Thomas Huntlow, sheriff
Sources:
The Survey of London by John Stow, Citizen of London, edited by Ernest Rhys, Everyman's Library, J.M. Den & Sons Ltd, London and E.P. Dutton & Co, New York. Has list of mayors and sheriffs through 1602.
William Gregory's Chronicle of London, in The Historical Collections of a Citizen of London in the 15th Century, edited by James Gairdner. Printed for the Camden Society, 1876.
My Lord Mayor - 800 Years of London's Mayoralty by Valerie Hope, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London © Corp of London 1989. ISBN 0297795198.

512. John Fayry, John Carway, mercers, for the orphan of William Whit, letherseller (£410)105
From: 'The 1541 Orphans' Book', Two Tudor subsidy rolls for the city of London: 1541 and 1582 (1993), pp. 298-315. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=36146. Date accessed: 13 April 2007.


Was a member of the Fraternity of St. John The Baptist in Dunstable.


Will of John Fayrey
PCC Film #91918 Will #36
August 12, 1540
Transcribed by Pam Bott

In the name of God amen the 12th day of the monneth of Auguste in the yere of our Lord God a thousamde fyve hundreth and fourtye. And in the 33rd yere of the Raigne of our Sovrraigne Lord kinge Henry the VIIIth. I John Fayrey Merces and marchainite ('merchant' is one whose occupation is the purchase and sale of marketable commodities for profit, wholesale traders to those having dealings with foreign countries) of the staple of Calleys beinge of hole mynd and perfect memorye lawd and prayse be given to almightie god make and ordayne this my pnt (abv. for present) testament contaynying my last will in manner and formme foloing (following) that is to say Furste and princypalye I bequethe my soule to almightie god my creator Redeamer and Savyor to hys moste glorius mothere our blessed Lady Sainte Marye the virgin and to the holy company of heaven. And my body to be buryed in the probe (abv. for parish) curche (church) of sainte Stevyns in Colman Streate of the cyti (city) of London where I am nowe p.shen (abv. for parishioner) in suche a convenyent place in the chappell as shalbe thoughte necessary at the discretion of my executors and for my sepulcure there beinge I bequethe 13 shillings 4 pence. Item I will that therebe bestowed at my buryall to pristes (priests) and clerke for ringing of bells w(t) (with?) wa ____?____ and to be given to the pore neadye people dwellinge in the said paryshe of sainte Stevyns in Colman Streate of London in a dynner (dinner) to be made for the paryshens (parishioners) the some of twentie pounds. Item I bequeth to the 3 pryson howses that is to wete (he means 'to wit': to be observed or noted, to be sure, to say, inform or instruct) to the pore prysonners of Newgate to the prysonners of Ludgate (Newgate & Ludgate are prisons in London) the prysonners of the Marshallsey (Marshalsea is a prison in Southwark belonging to the Marshal of the Kings household) and to the prysonners of the Kings benche (Kings Bench is also a prison in Southwark (Southwark is a borough of London) and is a place of confinement for debtors and libels) to every of theyme (them) to be given in bread to the som of three pounds 6 shillings 8 pence sum totalis 13 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence Item I bequeth to the sicke folks of Bedlem three pounds 6 shillings 8 pence. Item I bequethe to the twoo compters (compters means prisons) within London that is to say to the compter in Bred Streate and the compter in the poultrey (Poultry Compter is a prison in London) to every of theyme (them) to be given in breade to the some (sum) of 33 shillings 4 pence sum totalis 3 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence. Item I bequeth to Edythe late (I presume that late is her last name, not meaning she is deceased or he wouldn't be giving her 10 pounds) the daughter of Raynolde Gayton of Spaldinge for makinge of satisfaction in discharginge of my conscience tenne pounds. Item I will and bequeth to my Mr. Sir Robert Dymmocke knyghte (knight - meaning that he is a knight) in makinge to hym restitution (abv. for restitution) in the discharginge of my conscience the som of a hundreth pounds. Item I bequethe to Mr. Edwarde Dymmocke for a token of remembrannce to the some of six pounds threteen (13) Schillings foure pence (he spelled out the numbers here instead of writing them). Item I will and (this is the end of the line and then the scribe begins the next line with:) Item I bequethe to Master Arthure Dymock for a token of remembrannce the some of 6 pounds 13 shillings 4 pence Item I will and bequeth to Margaret Holland a blacke gowne and in money the some of 40 shillings. Item I bequeth unto her hawsbande (husband) Master blase (Blase is his first name but not capitalized) Holland a black gowne. Item I will and bequeth to my couseyn John Fayree of Wotton (Wooton is a parish in Bedford, Lincoln and several other counties) tenne pounds. Item I will that immediatly after my decease that therebe dyrige (dirge is a song or tune intended to express sorrow and mourning as at a funeral service) and masse said or songe (sung) with the paryshe Churche of Dunstable. Item I bequeth to Richarde Andlabie 6 pounds 13 shillings 4 pence. Item I bequeth to John Lightfoote the some of twentye pounds. Item I bequeth to Edwarde William sometyme myne apprentyce the some of 40 shillings. Item I bequeth to James Garway my best ringe of golde. Item I bequeth to Alyce Goodhope the some of three pounds 5 shillings 8 pence. Item I bequeth to Mr. Judd my best gowne furred w(t) (with) seymes (seams). Item I bequeth to Ursula the some of three pounds 6 shillings 8 pence. Item I bequeth to Mery Sarvamikin my house (probably meant house maid) a black gowne. Item I will and bequethe for a dynner to be made in the Mercers ('mercer' means one who deals in textile, fabrics, a dealer in silks; velvets and other costly materials; also a small wares dealer) hall for the hole company of Mercers the some of sixe pounds 13 shillings 4 pence. Item I will and bequethe to my cousyn Rychard Fayrey of Holcot the some of fyve pounds. Item I bequeth to my gossopp ('gossip' means to be a sponsor to; a familiar aquaintance; to be a boon companion; to make oneself at home) Pattenson three pounds 6 shillings 8 pence. Item I bequeth to John Pattenson three pounds 6 shillings 8 pence. Item I bequeth to be bestowed yerely in soles (show soles?) to the pore neady people dwellinge in the parishe of sainte Stevyns in Colman streate every yere 6 loads untill the some of twenty pounds be bestowed. Item I will that all and singular my goodes the w(th) (there with) I shalbe woorthe at the tyme of my decease that is to wete (wit) my movables debts Cattalls (chattels?) and suche to be both w(t) (with) the plate and Juells (jewels) as well of my wyfes as of myne owen (own) to be devyded equally in to three partes. ___?____ of the firste parte I Reserve unto my self the second parte unto my wyffe and thirde unto Julyan my doughter the w(c)h (which) parte or portion belonginge unto Julyan my daughter I will to be in the kepinge of Andrewe Judd and John Garway Cytezons (citizens) of London equally to be devyded in to theyre handes they putting in suffycent suertryes ('sureties' meaning a security against loss or damage; security for payment) in to the Guildhall and that they to give her yerely towards her fyndinge (funding) till she come to lawfull age or maryage the some of (it's left blank here) The Residue of all my parte or portion I will that it be devyded in three partes of the whiche the one paste thereof I bequeth to Julyan my daughter. And the seconde pte (part) I bequeth to John Lightfoote tenne pounds. To Roger Dawson dwellinge in Wartton (a parish in Lancashire, North Umberland and Warwick) a Matteris (mattress) and a payre of sheates (one sheet is of fine thread or material and the other one is coarser meaning thick in bulk or large) one fyne (fine) and another courser (coarser) and a Mantell (can mean a loose, sleeveless cloak of woolen cloth; a wool blanket; a measure of quantity of furs containing from 30-100 skins accoding to size) and my peice of pewter and my brasse potts and my chests. Also remaynyinge (remaining) in the handes of my cousyn Symond A. brigges (last name is Brigges) my Fathers will and in obligation that is betwene my brother and my pyper (piper) of the howse w(c)h (which) was my Fathers also I borowed of hym in Redy money 9 shillings 4 pence and I lefte hym as myne attornay to Receve of Robert Roper 15 shillings for a cowe and so the rest is unto me 5 shillings 8 pence. And once I doo charge you all aforer her side ? (This is how he spells it b ut I think he means 'aforehere said') that you doo forthwithe and iommediatly after the syhte (sight) of this purt writinge to render all suche goods aforere her side ? unto thauds (the hands) of my forsaide uncle Roper whiche is full executor of my will as ye will answere before the high Judge at the dreadfull day of Judgement were w(h)ic(h)e (where which) man shall geve (give) accounpte (account) for his fautes (faults) written the 28th day of May in the 33rd yere of o(r) (abv. for our) soveraigne Lord Kinge Henry the 8th theis (these) beringe (bearing) wittness John Grenway grocer of London and William Hindmarche and written by me Sr. William Bensson pressented ? was her gastly father of the will.
(This last line doesn't make sense but the experts on the British floor thought it said this as well. I even asked a full time paid researcher there and he agreed also. 'Gastly' means frightful, terrified, afraid, waste, spoil'. 'Gast' is a form of ghost. He could also be saying 'gostly father'. It almost looks like gostly but that doesn't make much sense either.)

The above mentioned Sir Andrew Judd is Mayor of London, 1550-1551: mayor of the staple of Calais; six times master of the Skinner's Company; founder of Tonbridge school, 1553.

Jn. Fayrey. was Exor. of the will of his father-in-law Wm. Butler [q.v.]. He and his w. Mary are depicted on a pall formerly belonging to the fraternity of St. Jn. the Baptist at Dunstable and believed to have been donated by a member of the Fayrey family, almost certainly this testator as it depicts the arms of the Merchants of the Staple and of the Mercers and also those of the Fayrey and Butler families. Behind the figures of Jn. and Mary appear bales of wool or cloth bearing a merchant's mark and the initials J.F. John's name appears in the register of this fraternity under the year 1522. Also on the pall are  Hen. Fayrey and w. Agnes, shown leading groups of brothers and sisters of the guild. There exists a brass to Hen. (d. 28 December 1516) and Agnes, who may have been Jn.'s parent's. Beds. Mag. ix, 311.
Note by Tim Farr:This funeral pall is said to have been donated by Henry to the fraternity of St. John the Baptist around 1500 to 1505, This would not be possible because John and Mary are depicted on the pall with their names, COA, and trade. I contacted the Mercers historian in London and John wasn’t accepted a mercer until 1525 and he didn’t join the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist until 1522. Henry and his wife both died by 1516. The pall would have to of been donated by John and Mary after 1525 and before 1541. The pall does depict Henry and Agnes Fayrey also.

172. [B. 167] 18 August 1542.
Parish of All Hallows in Honey Lane. Variance between Master Andrew Judde, Alderman, and John Garwey, mercer, executors of the testament of Master John Fayry, deceased, and the owner or landlord of a tenement in Westcheap, pls., and John Butler, tenant of the same by lease, def., concerning certain 'selyngs of waynescot, shelfes and warebourdes' in the shop, warehouse, and kitchen of the tenement, to determine whether the ceilings, shelves, and wareboards or any part of them may be removed and taken away without the assent and will of the landlord. The viewers say that the ceiling is set and made in the hall of the tenement and in two chambers over it, containing in all 89 yards square or thereabout. 'And that asmoche of the said selynges, shelfes, warebourdes and other necessaryes as have ben made in tyme past withyn the said tenement by tenantes of the same for their own ease whiche is not fastened nor nayled unto any part of the frame of the said tenement with any manner of nayles or pynnes of iron or tymber may be lawfully taken awey. And all suche of the premisses as be fastened or nayled with any nayle or pyn as is aforesaid may not be removed nor taken awey without speciall licence of the said landlord. Except there be any covenant or promise made to the contrary.'
From: 'File of Viewers' Reports 1509-46 [B]: 1540-46 (nos 143-205', London viewers and their certificates, 1508-1558: Certificates of the sworn viewers of the City of London (1989), pp. 58-84. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=36058&strquery=Fayry. Date accessed: 08 February 2007.


John Fayrey was Master of the Mercers Company during the year of 1540 under King Henry the VIII. The Company is first in order of precedence and is, therefore, one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies.

Elizabeth WHITE [scrapbook] was born about 1482 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1551 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married Master John FAYREY Mercer of London Stapler of Calais after 1533 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

In the book Tudor Family Portrait FHL 929.242 J63w Elizabeth is described as a widow of a renowned Stapler of Calais. Elizabeth Fayrey is a redoubtable Stapler and a mean business woman in Calais. She kept her books in Flemish money. Her son is Anthony White.

Film #91928
PCC Will pg. #26 & 27
Elizabeth Fayre Widow
January 20, 1551
Transcribed by Pam Bott

In the name of God amen I Elizabeth Fayre of London widow and mchainet (abv. for merchant) of the Staple of Callis being of hole and pfytt (abv. for perfect) mynd Lawde (laud) prayse be given to Almightie God ordain ???? (abv. for 'and') make this my last will and testament in the which I bequeath my soule into the hands of almightie God. And I will my body to be buryed withe in the church yard of Synt Stephens in Colman Strete where I now dwell./ Item I will to be betowed uppon my buryall and funeralle one hundreth pounds/ Item I bequeath to my sonne George White whom I make, ordain and depone my sole executrix two hundreth pounds and the lease of my house wherein I now dwell/ Item I bequeath to my sonne Anthonye White two hundreth pounds/ Item I bequeath to my sonne Richard the elder other two hundreth pounds/ Item I bequeath to my sonne John White other two hundreth pounds/ Item I bequeath to my sonne Richard White the younger other two hundreth pounds/ Item I bequeath to my sonne in Law Richard Smythe other two hundreth pounds/ Item I bequeath to my daughter in law Elizabeth Meredall fourtie marks/ Item I bequeath to James Alger my old friend 13 pounds 6 shillings 8 pense/ Item I bequeath to Alice Lyster and Edward her husband sone in Law mastrus Alger fyve pounds. Item I bequeath to Jyllian my mayd Twenty pounds/ Item I bequeath to Mrgere my mayd fyve pounds/ Item I bequeath to Agnes my mayd fyve pounds/ Item I bequeath to Thomas Cardyffe my apprentice ? heshrine unto his yeres with me fyve pounds/ Item I bequeath to mother medcalff fourtie shillings/ Item I bequeath to the marriage of poor maydes at 6 schillings 8 pense the pone (abv. for there upon) twentie pounds/ I bequeath my ??? foole ???? Thomas Aware because he is aged to be taken in at the gree fryiers hospital fourtie marks/ Item I bequeath to the reparous (repairs) of highe wayes where my Executour shall see made twenty pounds/ Item I bequeath to be devyded in the prisone house at the discretion of my Executor and overseers twentie marks/ Item I do make overseers to this my last will and testament Sir John Alyffe knight and John Thrush of London Wolwyender (wool winder) to whome I give for ther paynes (pains) Ten pounds apece to see this my laste will and testament pformyd (abv. for performed)/ Item I give to be bestowed in ringes amonge my lovinge and olde friends where myne executour and overseers shall think mete of two angells apece twentie pounds/ Item the residue of my goods ??? (abv. for said) unbequeathed my legacies fulfilled my funeralls discharged and my debts paid/ I will to be at the sole distribution of my sole sonne and aprtes (abv. for apprentice) and full and sole Executour George White/ Item I will that everyone of my afore ???? (said) named children afore they enyoie ('enjoy' - the letters 'j' & 'y' were interchangeable. Also were 'i' & 'y') any parts of the bequeath to them given afore mentioned shall make sealed and delyver to my said Executor a sufficient generall quyttauns (quittance** see last page) from the begynnying of the worlde to the hower of my death. And whoso refuseth to do so I will he shall Inyoie (enjoy) no parte of the bequeath to hym afore given but that whiche ought to have had/ I will to be distributed amonge his brethern and they to be bound to said myn Executor harmeles agaynst all his demands/ In witnes wherof this to be my last will. I the afore named Eliz ??? (abv. Elizabeth) Fayre have sette my hande and sele in the presens of my sonne Richard the younger Mastres (there should be a comma after master Alger and after Richard the younger - 3 people listed) Alger Edward Lyster with other the 20th daye of January/ Anno som ????? a Thousand fyve hundreth fiftie and one.


Richard FAYRE [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1480 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1556 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Richard married Agnes about 1502 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Richard's will was probated 3 on 26 Jul 1556 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

In 1523 in the PRO Minister's Accounts, Henry VIII No. 30 Richard Fayre and his wife Agnes and son John lease Woburn Abbey for 40 years. This can also be found in Court of Augmentations accounts for Bedfordshire LDS FHL British Book 942.565 B4b v. 63, 64

Richard ffayre
26 July 1556
Hulcote, Bedford
Film #88013, Will #55
Transcribed by Pam Bott

In the name of God the 26 day of Julie the yere of 3 (our) Lord god 1556 I Richard faire of hulcoat in the contie of bedf. Husband ma(n) of hole mind and memorie thankes be to god orden (ordain) & make this my Last will and Testame(n)t in man(er) and forme following ffirst I bequeth my sowle to all mighte god and to ? (our) blessed Ladye Sainet mayre and to all the holye co(m)panye of heav(e)n and my bodye to be buried in the church of sainet Nicholas in hulcoat It I bequeth to ye highe ault(er) of the same church of hulcoat 12 (pence) It I bequeth to the mother church of Lincoln 4 (pence) It I will that Thom(a)s ffayre and harrie ffayrie my sones have to occupying (occupying) of my howse in todington and my howse in *abb. For Eversholt or Barford for the space of V (5) yeres & then to dispose the pffet (profit) y(it) comith of them of them ffor my sowle and all xpian (Christian) sowls in the prishe (parish) of hulcoat 5 *obetes to be doen for the space of V (5) yeres and in todington one obet for ye space of che s_re_?? And V yeres It I will that Willm faire the soone of Willm faire have my howse in todington to him and his heire males yf (if) he dye without heire maille then I will that Rob(ert ffaire my soone shall have my forsaid howse in todingtonne to him and his heire male It I will that Jhon faire the soone of thom(a)s ffaire have my howse in Barford or Eversholt? To him and his heire male and yf (if) the foresaid Jhon ffayrye dye without heire male then I will the howse and land to Remain to Thomas ffaire the ffather of Jhon ­ffayre It I give and bequeth to Will(ia)m faire the sonne 20 (there is no mark for shillings, pence or pounds) It to Thomas faire my sonne 20 (shillings) to Rob(er)t *ffairie my sone 20 (shillings) (so the XX (20) above to Wm. Must be 20 shillings also) It I bequeth to margeret prot 12 (pence) It I give and bequeth to Nicholas Reaft or Raft? (It’s scribbled over) one cowe It I give and bequeth to Rob(er)t the sonne of Rob(er)t ffaire a cowe It I give & bequeth to Thomas Come & his sone 2 shillings It I give and bequeth to evi (every) one of my god children (godchildren) 4 pence It I give and bequeth to the church of hulcoat 6 pounds 2 shillings 8 pence of money wch ys (is) in the handes of the *Exec (utour) of our charnokes to bye a cros and a vestmet (vestment) for ye forsaid church of hulcot (no “a” this time) It I give and bequeth to William ffaire my soone one Land of wheat It to thom(a)s ffaire one land of wheat It to Rob(er)t ffaire one Land of wheat and to mare (mary) my daught(er) in law one land of wheat It I will one obet to be kept at in the church of hulcote for the space & tyme of fortye years ther to be doen for my soull my frendes soulless and all xpia (Christian) soalles The rest of my goodes unbequethed my deptes legaces and funneralles paid I give and bequeth only to harri ffaire my sone It I make Thom(a)s ffaire and harrye faire my exec(utours) executors (he writes it twice) and Willm ffaire my soone supivisor of this my Last will and Testame(n)t witniss of this my last will migholes (probably meant Nicholas) shephird pson (person) of hulcote Radoll Spoc (abb. For the rest of the word) Thomas Barton Rob(er)t Wodward wth other moe (more?)
Explanation of the marks over the words
) er, or
_ a letter omitted. This scribe sometimes made it like
~ several letters omitted
The best consultant at the library wasn’t sure if it was Varford or Eversholt either but she leaned towards Eversholt.
*This is either an abb. For Eversholt or Barford. Eversholt is closer to Hulcote and Toddington but this word ends in old so I’m not sure what it is. I looked in the Gazatteer & there is no parish in Beds that starts with a B & ends in “old” But see my comments on next pg.
*Obet I looked in the Oxford Eng. Dict. & medieval dict. & Latin Dict. & there is no such word. I tried to spell it all different ways. The best consultant at the lib. Didn’t know what it was either.
He spells Farr so many different ways, also the word son, & souls.
* I’m almost positive the parish in question is Eversholt even though it’s an “old” on the end because this time the scribe wrote executor with a capital E & it looks exactly like the 1st letter of the parish in question

Harri ffaire mentioned in the above will is Henry. See the notes on Harry/Henry Fayrie/Faire.


Luton Archives Version
Reference: ABP/R13/71
Level: item
Date: 26 July - 5 October 1556

Richard Fayre/Fairie of Hilcoat , husbandman, made 26 July pr. 5 Oct. 1556. Soul to almighty God, to our blessed Lady St. Mary and all the holy company of heaven, and burial in the church of St. Nicholas in Hulcoat. To the high altar of church 12d. and to mother church of Lincoln 4d.. Sons Thomas Fayrie and Harrie Fayrie to occupy testator’s house in Todington and his house in Eversold for 5 years, and they are to use the profit from them for souls of testator and all Christians in 5 obits for 5 years in church of Hulcoat, and one obit in Todington for 5 years. William Fairie, son of William Faire, and his heirs male to have the house in Todington, and in default of heirs male house to go to testator’s son Robert Faire and his heirs male. John Fairie son of Thomas Fairie and his heirs male to have the house in Eversold, in default house to revert to Thomas Fairie father of John. To William Fairie the son 20s.. To son Thomas Fairie 20s.. To son Robert Fairie 20s.. To Margeret Parrot 12d.. To Nicholas Est a cow. To Robert Fairie the son of Robert Fairie a cow. To Thomas Come and his son 2s.. To every godchild 4d.. To church of Hulcoat £6 2s. 8d. which is in the hands of the executors of Mr. Charnoke to buy a cross and a vestment for church. To son William Fairie a land of wheat. To Thomas Fairie a land of wheat. To Robert Fairie a land of wheat. To daughter-in-law Marie a land of wheat. One obit is to be kept for forty years in church of Hulcote for souls of testator, his friends and all Christians. Residue of goods to son Harrie Fairie Executors to be Thomas Fairie, Harrye Fairie and his supervisor to be son William Fairie. Witnesses Michael Shephard parson of Hulcote, Randoll Spencer, Thomas Barton, Robert Wodward.

Agnes 1, 2 was born about 1475 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died in BET 1523 AND 1556 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Agnes married Richard FAYRE about 1502 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
WHYTE, John

They had the following children.

  M i John FAYRYE was born about 1502. He died in 1556.
  M ii William FAIRE was born about 1505.
  M iii Thomas FAYRE was born about 1509. He died in 1558.
  M iv Robert FAIRE was born about 1512. He died after 1596.
  M v Henry FAYRIE was born about 1516. He died in 1596.

Thomas FAYRE [Parents] 1 was born about 1509 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1558 in Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married Hana about 1537 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas was also known as Fayrey and Faire. He had a will 2 in 1558 in Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas, along with son John, are mentioned in the will of Richard Fayre of Hulcote 1556.

Thomas ffayrey
Woolston, Bucks 1558
Film #1042497, Will #103

Hi Tim,
I went back to my stash of wills and found one that I had copied at the library
of a Thomas Fayrey of Woolston. It doesn't say Little Woolston.  Is that the
same? It is a very poor copy with dark edges so send me what you have and I will
see if it is the same one.  The date is 1558.  I had the transcription written
out as good as I can see it but because I had a lot of blanks I hadn't mailed it
to you yet.  I remember I was hoping to pull it up again and enlarge it at the
library before my surgery. I can do that now with yours and hopefully I can see
it better.  What I have is that Thomas has sons Harry and John and daughters
Agnes and Katherine and Elizabeth?
 His wife's name is in the dark area and
starts with H. I can't make it out on my copy.  John is the executor and Harry is the overseer.  Witnesses are William Brice and Thomas Kilpyn.  He also gives to
Elyn Some and William, Thomas. and Agnes Some.  He gives to the belles of
Woolston 20 pence.
Pam Bott

Hana was born about 1513 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1558 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Hana married Thomas FAYRE about 1537 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i John FAYRE was born about 1539. He died in 1616.
  M ii
Harry FAYRE 1 was born about 1541 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Agnes FAYRE 1 was born about 1544 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Katherine FAYRE 1 was born about 1546 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Elizabeth FAYRE 1 was born about 1548 in of Little Woolstone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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.

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