Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


John WHYTE [scrapbook] was born about 1473 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1501 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married Agnes about 1495 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John's will was probated in 1501 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Progenitor of the Whites of Pennsylvania.

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PROB 11/13 f.13 pg.115d
Jn. Whyte, Holcote 6 October, pr. 20 Dec. 1501 (Latin)

Testament
Body to be buried in the church of the apostles Peter and Paul of Cranfield before the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary; for mortuary what is right; to the high altar of Holcote aforesaid for tithes forgotten or negligently with-held 6s 8d; to the Sepulchre light of Holcote church 3s 4d; to the Crucifix light there 3s 4d; to the purchase of a candle stick to stand before the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary lOs; to the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary a decorated cloth (panurn picturn) called “an Awtercloth” [worth] 3s 4d; to the light of St. Nich., St. Mary Magdalen, St. Kath. and St. Margt. a cow; to the light of the pious souls (piarurn anirnarurn) another cow; to the light of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Jn. the Baptist, St. Jn. the Evangelist, another [cow] ; these 3 cows to be so managed that these 3 lights may have 3 cows for ever; to the church of Holcote aforesaid 6s 8d; to the church of Cranfield for building £3 6s 8d; to the church of Simpson (Symstone) 26s 8d; to the church of Ridgmont (Rynggemond) 6s 8d; to the church of Husborne Crawley 6s 8d; to the chapel of Woburn 6s 8d; to the church of Birchmore 6s 8d; to the church of ?Hollingdon (Holyngton) 6s 8d; to the church of Aspley 6s 8d; to the church of Salford 6s 8d; to the picture of Blessed Mary of Cranfield 13s 8d [sic] ; for the candlestick before the image of Blessed Mary of Cranfield 10s; to the light of Blessed Mary 5 lb. of wax to stand above the candlestick in the church of Holcote; to the candlestick of Blessed Mary in Cranfield church 5 lb. of wax; to each priest within the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Woburn 20d; to each of those called in English “novices” within the aforesaid monastery 12d to celebrate masses and the office of the dead for health of souls of testator, his parents and all the faithful departed. To the friars of Dunstable for 1 trental 10s; to the friars of Bedford for 2 trentals 20s; to each god-son and god-dau. 4d; to each priest ministering at funeral 8d; to each clerk 2d.

To Rich. Whyte and Jn. White sons of testator's br. Jn. White 20s between them, in event of death one to have other's part; to each dau. of aforesaid Jn. testator's br. 6s 8d; to each s. and dau. of testator's br. Hen. 6s 8d; if one happens to die the other two to have that part; if it happens that the 2 sons of Hen. die then the third s. or the third dau. to have the parts of the 2 and so also concerning the children of testator's said br. Jn. Whyte; said children of testator's brothers to have their shares within one month after testator's decease.
To w. Agnes a mazer, 12 silver spoons and 4 silver spoons and all his utensils if she remains single and if she marries she is to have £20 towards the said marriage and all testator's utensils are to be divided between his sons Thos. and Jn.
Residue to exors. Thos., abbot of Woburn, master Thos. Lewes, Agnes testator's w., Jn. Whyte his br. to dispose for health of souls of testator, his parents, friends and all the faithful departed. To the abbot of Woburn for his labour 20s; to master Thos. Lewez for his labour 20s; to Jn. Whyte his br. 13s 4d; witn. Thos. Barowe rector of Holcote, Wm. Charge, Wm. Fayre, Jn. Combe and others.

To s. Thos. all lands, tenements, meadows and pastures in Cranfield, Holcote, and North Crawley at the age of 21 except one house in Cranfield between the messuage of Thos. Stafford esq. on the west and the land of Thos. Purrear on the east abutting to the royal highway on the south as far as the field on the north which w. Agnes is to have; also to w. Agnes a pightle called “Berr Yarde” with the aforesaid house for term of her life if she remain single and after her death said Thos. to have said messuage with the piglitle andappurtenances for ever.

To s. Jn. all lands and tenements in Simpson (Symstone), Moulsoe, Woburn, Ridgmont, Husborn Crawley and St. Albans at age 21. If either son die without male heirs the other to have his portion; if both die, property in Cranfield to be divided into two, one part to the fraternity of the church there, the other part to the taxes and tallages and necessary ways in the same parish for ever.
Sons Jn. and Thos. to have £4 each by hands of exors. until they reach 21 for their maintenance in food, clothes and other necessaries and in learning (doctriniis). To w. Agnes said messuage with said pightle and £6 of good money annually for term of her life if she remains single, viz, in Holcote, North Crawley and Cranfield £4, in the town of Woburn 40s.

To a suitable priest to celebrate in Cranfield church for testator, his parents, friends and all the faithful departed for one year 100s of which 4 marks is to be taken in the town of Simpson (Sympston), 20s in Woburn and 26s 8d in Ridgmont.

Residue of lands, tenements and appurtenances lying in St. Albans, Ridgmont, Husborn Crawley, Woburn, Simpson, Moulsoe, North Crawley, Cranfield and Holcote are to be in the care of the abbot and convent of Woburn until £40 has been paid on this condition: that dau. Joan have £20 towards her marriage-day and dau. Alice have £20 towards her marriage-day; if one dies before marriage, the other is to have her part; if both die, the abbot and convent of the monastery of Blessed Mary of Woburn are to have £20 of the said sum to pray for souls of testator, his parents, friends and all the faithful departed and £20 is to be equally divided between his soils Thos. and Jn. if they live, and if one dies, the other is to have his share;if both die the said £20 is to be disposed by discretion of exors. as seems best to them for souls abovesaid.

pr. by Thos. Lewes and Jn. Whyte exors. in person and rnaster Chris. Middylton notary public proctor of the abbot of Woburn exor.,' also grant to relict Agnes extrix. in the person of the aforesaid proctor.

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 John WHYTE about 1495 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
FAYRE, Richard

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas WHYTE 1 was born about 1496 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
John WHYTE 1 was born about 1498 in Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Joan WHYTE 1 was born about 1500 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Alice WHYTE 1 was born about 1501 in of Holcote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Robert FAYERY Portcullis Pursuivant [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1483 in of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in 1549 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. Robert married 3 Jeronyma DENOTO after 1518 in Venice, Italy.

Robert was also known as Fairy, Faythe, Venables and Spret.

In a telephone coversation that I had with Robert Noel, Lancaster Herald at the College of Arms in London, Robert read from a book called College of Arms Monograph Book. The book said that Robert Fayery alias Faythe Venet, Spat? was from Dunstable and London and made many trips to France. Robert Fayery was made Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary by King Edward VI from 1516 to 1549. Robert's blazon: Per fess or and azure a chevron between three eagles displ. counterchanged on chief gules as many lozenges ermine. His Blazon was for him or his brother or his father. Robert died in the latter part of 1549.


I found a book at the FHL in SLC titled The college of arms : being the sixteenth monograph of the London Survey Committee. FHL British Book 942 E4go. The following is what the book said about Robert Fayery on page 203:

1. ROBERT FAYERY, alias FAYTHE, VENABLES or SPRET

Portcullis, p.s. 25 August, pat. 28 September 1516.

Employed in France and elsewhere abroad at various times from 1518 to 1544; d. in the latter half of 1549.

Arms: Per pale or & azure, a chevron between 3 eagles counterchanged & on a chief gules 3 lozenges ermine. This coat was granted or confirmed by Clarenceux Benolt 22 March 1528, to 'Feyrey' of Dunstable and London together with the Crest: From a torse or & gules an arm erect the sleeve bendy of 4 pieces argent & sable, the hand proper holding up a handful of rye or.
¹Was the grantee Robert or his brother John?

¹This question was included in the book but I don't believe it could be the arms of Robert's father because his father Henry died in 1516 and the arms were granted in 1528. The Fayrey funeral pall includes the same coat of arms but was given to the Priory of Dunstable before this date. I have found a blazon of Fayrey of Dunstable that matches all of the above except that the crest is a Griffin with a sword. The above blazon would be either Robert's or his brother John's.(footnote added by Tim Farr)


Portcullis Pursuivant
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary is a junior officer of arms at the College of Arms in London. The office is named after the Portcullis chained Or badge of the Beauforts, which was a favourite device of King Henry VII. King Henry's mother was Lady Margaret Beaufort. The office was instituted around 1485, probably at the time of Henry's coronation. The badge of office is very similar to that of Somerset Herald of Arms in Ordinary, the latter being ensigned with the Royal Crown.
The office of Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary has been vacant since the promotion of the last holder in 1999.
Holders of the office
Brackets indicate a date or approximate date for which there is evidence that the named person was holder of this office. The reigning monarch is given if the date is not known more precisely.

(Hen VII ) Ralph Lagysse
1516 -1549 Robert Fayery or Fairy
1550 -1553 Richard Withers
1553 -1559 John Cocke
1559 -1559 Edward Merlin


From The Diary of Henry Machyn:
P. 49. Creation of heralds. The office of York herald was vacant by the creation of Bartholomew Butler, esq. to be Ulster King of Arms (the first of that title) Feb. 2, 1552-3; that of Lancaster herald from the expulsion of Fulke ap Howell, esq. who had been convicted of counterfeiting Clarenceux's seal, and executed; Portcullis, Richard Withers, gent. had been degraded as an accomplice of Howell. (fn. 3) The new heralds and pursuivants were, 1. Martin Marruf, or Marlfe, made York herald; he died April 20 or 21, 1563. 2. Nicholas Tubman, made Lancaster; he died Jan. 8, 1558-9. (See p 185.) 3. Hugh Cotgrave, made Rouge-Croix, afterwards Richmond herald, 1566. (see more of him in Noble's History of the College of Arms, p. 182.) 4. William Colborne, "my lord Cobham's servant," created Rouge-dragon; afterwards York Herald, Jan. 25, 1564; he died Sept. 13, 1567, and was buried at St. Dunstan's in the West. (See the Collectanea Topogr. et Geneal. vol. iv. pp. 99, 111.) 5. John Cockes, created Portcullis, was afterwards Lancaster, Jan. 18, 1558-9. (See p. 186.) His history is given in Noble, p. 183.
The writs of privy seal, dated the 22d and 24th Nov. for the creation of Lancaster and York heralds, are printed in Rymer's Fœdera, vol. xv. p. 357: and that for John Cooke (or Cockes) to be Portcullis, dated Jan. 3, in p. 359.From: 'Notes to the diary: 1553', The Diary of Henry Machyn: Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London (1550-1563) (1848), pp. 328-37. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=45534. Date accessed: 02 April 2007.
Footnotes

3 See Noble's College of Arms, p. 146, and in p. 155 "Lant says he was degraded." Yet in p. 147 that very blundering author has made Robert Fayery, the predecessor of Withers, to be the accomplice of Howell,-in 1551, although he goes on to say that he died in 3 Edward VI. i. e. 1549. Noble imagined that the cause of Withers's disgrace was his having attended on the duke of Northumberland to Cambridge; whilst it was also before his eyes (p. 183) that it was Cocke or Cocks the new Portcullis that had been the duke of Northumberland's servant.From: 'Notes to the diary: 1553', The Diary of Henry Machyn: Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London (1550-1563) (1848), pp. 328-37. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=45534. Date accessed: 02 April 2007.


The following is from Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII.:
1539.
22 Aug. 73. DISLOYAL SPEECHES.
R. O.     Examination of John Ryan, late of St. Botolph's without Algate, fruiterer, taken 22 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII., concerning a discussion in his house, the Bell, on Tower Hill, about St. Peter's tide last, between one _____ Clerk, who married one Mr. Martyn's daughter, Roger Dekonson, mariner, and others. In talking about Ireland, Dyconson said the Prince was going to reside in Dublin. Deponent said, God forbid he should go thither till he were 20 years of age and Crowned king. The said Clerk and Dyconson said there should never be king of England crowned after the present King. Replied that he had heard an old prophecy of Marlyn that Edward should succeed Henry and wear the crown of England, and that there should be more murder and traitors in his time than in his father's; and that the same prophesyer said to him, “O thou child that murdered thy mother in her womb, thou shalt bare so much treason wrought in thy time more than ever thy father had, and yet shalt thou prosper and go forth.”
The man who told him the prophesies* is in the King's service, a cunning prophesier and the best “cronacler” in England, but he refuses to give his name till he has spoken with some of the Council. Signed with a mark.

Pp., 2. Endd.: The confession.of John Ryant, the second time.

*His name is given in No. 102 as Robert a pursuivant. Most probably he was Robert Fayery, Portcullis Pursuivant. See Noble's College of Arms, 130, 147.


1539.
31 Aug. 102. DISLOYAL SPEECHES.
R. O.  Deposition of Roger Dieons, mariner, 31 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII., before John Reve and Thos. Stroder, clerks of the Counter in the Poultry, as to what Robt. Harvy, now prisoner in the Counter, told him; concerning a priest called Sir Gregory, who serves in the parish of St. Botolph's without Algate, and Robert,‡ a pursuivant, friends of Ryan the fruiterer. now in the Counter, who said that all he had said was by prophesying of the same pursuivant. Signed: Roger Dyckyns.
Deposition of Robt. Harvy, draper, to the same effect. Signed. Pp.2. Endd.

‡Probably Robert Fayery, Portcullis Pursuivant. See No. 73.

28 Sept.
P. S.2396. For ROB. FAYRE.
To be pursuivant at arms, with the style of Portecolens (Portcullis), and 10l. a year. Corff Castle, 25 Aug. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Sept.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.

From: 'Henry VIII: September 1516, 16-30', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 2: 1515-1518 (1864), pp. 736-751. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90921&strquery=Henry Fayre  Date accessed: 16 October 2009.


28 April.
Strype's Mem. I., Pt. II. p. 50.4218. TYBALL'S CONFESSION.
Confession of John Tyball of Bumstede ad Turrim, before Cuthbert bishop of London, in his chapel at London House, 28 April 1528; which he afterwards signed; viz., that seven or eight years ago he had of one Holy John, certain books of the Four Evangelists, in English, which he burned the day Sir Ric. Fox was attached. From a chapter of the Corinthians, which he does not now remember, he was led to think the Sacrament of the Altar nothing but bread and wine. He had asserted, on Paul's authority, that every priest and bishop ought to have a wife; that it was as good to confess to God alone, or to a layman, as to a priest (which error he taught to Rob. Faire of Bumstede); that a layman might minister the Sacraments; that pilgrimages were unnecessary; that men should not kneel to images, or set candles before them. He had sometimes doubted the Pope's power to pardon, and thought mitres and crosses, &c. might better be given to the poor. He thinks the souls of good men (except saints like Peter and Paul) do not go to Heaven till the general resurrection, but remain in some place of joy and pleasure unless helped to Heaven by good prayer; while the souls of sinners remain in purgatory unless delivered by prayer. He had, however, held for a while, and disputed with Sir Richard Fox, that there was no purgatory. He had held that fasting was unprofitable; that sea water was as good as holy water (because when Christ first made the world and the water, &c., he blessed them, which was enough). He had conversed on these matters with Old Father Hacker alias Ebb, with Sir William Stryngar and Sir Arthur, parish priests of Bumstede, John Smyth of Bumstede, and Sir Ric. Fox, curate there; with Mother Beckwythe and Wm. Beckwythe at Colchester, old Christmas of Bockyng, and Wm. Pykas. Sir Ric. Fox had read to him from a book called The Wicket, in Johnson's house at Boxstede. Thinks Johnson and his wife are of the same sect; also John and Wm. Pykas, John Gyrling, and John Bradeley. Cannot tell about Thos. Mathwe's wife. He had refused to go on pilgrimage to Ipswich with his godmother Alice Gardiner, telling her it would be better to give her spare money to the poor. Had talked with Thos. Parker of the Gospels in English. Thos. Hilles, tailor, John Chapman, John Wyggan of Wytham, Rob. Fayre, and John Smythe of Bumstede are of the same sect.

About Michaelmas last was twelvemonth this respondent and Thos. Hilles came to London to buy a New Testament of Friar Barons at the Freers Augustines; found Barons in his chamber, with a merchant and two or three others; and, after a conversation about Sir Ric. Fox, curate of Bumstede, to whom Barons promised to write, the latter delivered to them an English Testament, for which they paid 3s. 2d., and he desired them to keep it close. Barons likened the Latin Testament to "a cymbal tinkling and brass sounding." Half a year ago he delivered the New Testament to Frear Gardyner, and never got it back.
Elene Tyball, his mother, and Alice, his wife, are guilty in all the foresaid articles, except his wife about the Sacrament of the Altar.

Five years ago he assisted one Friar Meadow, a Grey Friar of Colchester, to whom he had confessed, to abandon his religion; who has since gone to Amersham, and married a maiden of Colchester. He has also conversed often with Edmund Tyball. Signed by John Tyball with a mark.
ii. Tyball's abjuration follows in the next leaf of the MS.

From: 'Henry VIII: April 1528, 21-30', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 4: 1524-1530 (1875), pp. 1848-1866. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91320&strquery=Henry Fayre  Date accessed: 16 October 2009.

Jeronyma DENOTO was born about 1490 in of Venice, Italy. Jeronyma married 1 Robert FAYERY Portcullis Pursuivant after 1518 in Venice, Italy.

Daughter of Francis Denoto.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Was married while in the King's service in Italy.

They had the following children.

  M i John Marye FAIRE was born about 1519. He died in BET 27 DEC 1551 AND 5 FEB 1552.
  M ii
John FAYRE 1 was born about 1522 in of London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.


Richard HIRST was buried 1 on 24 Feb 1629 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Richard married 2 Marian FEYREY on 5 Feb 1596 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Marian FEYREY was buried 1 on 11 May 1599 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Marian married 2 Richard HIRST on 5 Feb 1596 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
FAYRE, Robert


Henrye FARR [Parents] 1 was born about 1595 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Henrye married Martha PARKES on 14 Oct 1615 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Martha PARKES was born about 1597 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Martha married Henrye FARR on 14 Oct 1615 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.


Thomas "The Elder" FARR [Parents] 1 was born about 1580 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 26 Aug 1635 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. The Elder married 2 Margaret COWLEY on 19 Jul 1600 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Probably had the twins George and Robert who were christened 25 Jul 1622. They may have died shortly after birth.

Margaret COWLEY was born about 1582 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 24 Mar 1653 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Margaret married 1 Thomas FARR "The Elder" on 19 Jul 1600 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas FARRE was christened 1 on 28 Feb 1602 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Elizabeth FARRE was christened 1 on 5 May 1605 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
Francis FARRE was christened 1 on 31 May 1607 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Susan FARRE was christened 1 on 23 Nov 1609 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Marie FARRE was christened 1 on 14 Jan 1612 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi
Dorithe FAR was christened 1 on 20 Feb 1614 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 23 Feb 1614 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Joane FAR was christened 1 on 26 Feb 1615 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M viii William FAR the Elder was christened on 2 Nov 1617. He died in 1695.
  F ix
Alice FARRE was christened 1 on 1 Jan 1621 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Francis PAGE was born about 1574 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Francis married Elizabeth FARR on 18 Nov 1599 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Francis was also known as Francys.

Elizabeth FARR [Parents] 1 was born about 1580 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married Francis PAGE on 18 Nov 1599 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth had three other daughters but they were not named in her father's will.

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth PAGE 1.

William FARRE [Parents] 1 was christened on 13 Mar 1586 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in BET 11 JAN 1650 AND 3 DEC 1651 in Simpson, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. William married Mrs. Mary FARY about 1610 in Simpson, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

William's will was probated 3 on 3 Dec 1651 in Simpson, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Fary

Simpson, Buckinghamshire

1651

This William Fary is the husband of Marie  Fary of Salford,  will dated ,1651.  He doesn't say that in the will however because she is in Simpson at the time of his death.   The date of the will is 11 January 1650 and probated 3 December 1651.  He gives to these poor people of Simpson:  William Sopp, Richard Cooke, Robert Meade, John Smith, Richard Edward, widow Wilson, Francis Webb , widow Clements, Thomas Hudson, Thomas Fookes, and John Newman.

He gives to Christopher Fallowe, Christopher Jenkins,  John Walduck,  Margarett
Meade, Henry Cherry, Francis Webb, William Spencer,  and Richard Clements.  He doesn't say they are relatives.

He gives to these poor people of "Wouston" is how he spells it.  I looked it up
and there is a Great and Little Woolstone villages just 1.6 mi. from Simpson.
Widow Chadd, John Francklen,  widow Orris,  John Fowler,  widow Smith,  John
Wilde, widow Fowler,  widow Dagget,  John Moulso, and  Abraham Man.

He gives to his wife's kinswomen: Alice, Elizabeth, and Ellen the daughters of
John Chamberlain;  Alice and Phebe the daughters of Thomas Harper;  Anne the
wife fo Thomas Barrat,  and their daughter Mary.
.
He gives to his wife's kinsman: Thomas Barrat, and Robert Johnson,

He gives to his kinsmen:  Thomas Spufford and his 2 sons (unnamed);  Thomas
Spufford and his daughter Anne; Thomas Spufford's kinsmen: Robert King and
Robert's elder sister (unnamed);  Lawrence Thompson and his daughter's Anne
(wife of John Miller) and Constance (wife of John Mekins);  Richard Willson,
Alice the wife of Richard Hicks,  John Barnes,  William Barnes the younger,
Elizabeth Barnes, and Katherine the wife of William Barnes.

He gives to his servant Jane Cherry and her brother Thomas Cherry.

He gives to his wife's 2 godchildren:  Mary Newman and Anne Cook.   He gives to his wife Mary, the cottage in Simpson and appoints Mr Roger Duncombe and Thomas Page to sell the cottage for the best price.  John Goodman shall have the first offer of the sale of the cottage. ( So this is when Mary must go to Salford.)

The overseers are Roger Duncombe and Thomas Page.
Witnesses are: Robert Soeling,  Robert Fookes, and Henry Cherry.

Mrs. Mary FARY was born about 1588 in of Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 1 after 27 Dec 1651 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married William FARRE about 1610 in Simpson, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mary's will was probated 2 on 27 Dec 1651 in Salford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Marie Farie
27 December 1651
Salford, Bedford

She asks to be buried in Simpson, Bucks
In the name of God Amen I Marie ffary of Salford in the countie of Bedford widow beinge sick in bodie but of good and perfect memory I thank God for the same doe this present Seaven and twentieth daie of December in the yeare of our Lord God One Thowsand six hundredth fiftie and one make this my last will and Testament in writing in forme following: ffirst I give and bequeath my soulle into the hands of Almightie God my faithfull creator And my bodie to bee buryed in the church yarde of * Simpson by my husband in full hope and Assurance of Salvation by the merrittes of my alone Alsufficient Savyour and Redeemer Christ Jesus at the great resurrection And as for my wordly goodes I give and bequeath after this manner following> Item I give and bequeath unto my Eledest Sisters Daughter Phebe Endersbee ffower poundes of lawfull English money And I give to her youngest Daughter Elizabeth Three pound of lawfull English money And one paire of Sheete. Item I give to the said Phebes Daughter Grace Twentie shillings of lawfull English money. Item I give to my Eldest Sisters Daughters children Robert Johnson and his Sister Phebe To each of them Twentie shillings of lawfull English money. Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister Bridgett her Three Daughters to each of them ffower poundes of lawfull English money And I give alsoe to each of them one paire of sheetes and to each of them a Blankett. Item more I give to Ellen a beddstedd and a Mattrice one Barrell and a Tubb and a buffett Stoole. Item more I give to her Sister Elizabeth one Table, one * for me and a bench board, one barrel a Tubb and a Stoole. Item I give and bequeath to my husbandes kinsfolke as followeth, Item to William Barnes and his wife ffower poundes And to his ffower children to each of them Twentie Shillinges a peece, And to his Daughter Elizabeth Barnes my Box. Item I give and bequeath unto my kinsman Thomas Barratt his Two Daughters Marie and Anne to each of them ffyve poundes of lawfull English money. More to Mary my cupboard And to the said Anne my best Beddstedd And I give more to each of them a kettle and Each of them a stoole. Item I give unto Marie Newman who was my servant Twentie Shillinges of lawfull English money and one sheete. Item I give to my goddaughter Anne Cooke Two Shillinges six pence and one sheete, And I give unto her Sister Joane Cooke Twelve pence. Item I give unto William Hinson Twelve pence And to Widdowe Wilson Twelve pence. Item I give to ffranncis Webb Twelve pence And I give to Richard Edwardes Twelve pence. Item I give unto Margarett Meade ffive shillings of lawfull English money. Item I give unto his Thomas Page fower children each of tehm Twentie shillings of lawfull English money. Item I give unto Anthony Peacock the younger Twentie shillings of lawfull English money. Item I give unto Thomas Cherry and his Sister Jane Cherry to Each of them Two shillinges and six pence a peece. Item I give more to Jane Cherry and to her Sister Alice, to Each of them a Table Napkin. Item I give to Robert Carters Eldest Daughter Elizabeth Twelve pence. Item my will and true meaning is That if anie of those whom I have here in bequeathed legacies doe decease before their legacies bee by this my will due unto them Then my will is that his parte or hers soe deceased, I doe give and bequeath to my Executor here after named. Item my will and true meaning is That my Executor hereafter named shall pale all those my legacies wth my bandes and my other goodes wth in one yeare next after my decease. Item after my bury all expences discharged and performed All the rest of my goodes unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my kinsman Thomas Barratt whome I doe make and or dayne my sole Executor of this my last will and Testament And I doe intreate my loving Neighbours Robert Woodward the elder and John Crouche to bee the overseers of this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have her eunto sett my hand and seale the Daie and yeare first before written. The marke of Marie ffary. Witnesses hereunto The marke of Gyles Pearce, The marke of Lee ffield, Henry Cherry, The marke of William Barnes.
This above written will was proved at Westminster before the Judges for probate of wills and granntinge Administrators accordine to an Acte of Parliamt intituled an Acte for probate of wills and grauntinge Administrations The ffifteenth Daie of Ju ne in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fiftie and three, By the oath of Thomas Barratt kinsman of the said deceased and Executor named in the said will To whome was committed Administration of all and singular the goodes Chattelles and debtes of the said Deceased, Hee beinge first legally sworne well and faithfully to administer the same.


Anthony TAYLOR was born about 1588 in of Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Anthony married Gillian FARRE on 15 Jun 1618 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Gillian FARRE [Parents] 1 was christened on 1 Feb 1589 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Gillian married Anthony TAYLOR on 15 Jun 1618 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, 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 Anne GREENE about 1627 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
GREENE, Agnes

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

Anne GREENE [Parents] 1 was born about 1597 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Anne married 2 John CLAVER about 1627 in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
John CLAVER 1 was christened 2, 3 on 17 Jul 1626 in St. Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
Marmaduke CLAVER 1, 2 was christened 3 on 27 Dec 1627 in St. Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
Henry CLAVER 1, 2 was christened 3 on 1 Jun 1629 in St. Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
Arthur CLAVER was christened 1 on 25 May 1630 in St. Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 26 May 1630 in St. Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Elisabeth CLAVER was christened 1 on 24 Oct 1631 in St. Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 4 Jan 1631/1632 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
Thomas CLAVER 1, 2 was christened 3 on 7 Jul 1633 in St. Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
Edward CLAVER was christened 1 on 20 Nov 1634 in St. Paul, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Arthur CLAVER [Parents] was born about 1570 in Foscot, Buckingham, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1645 in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. Arthur married Elizabeth SMYTH on 15 Jan 1592 in Great Brickhill, Buckingham, England, United Kingdom.

Arthur had a will 1 on 15 Jan 1644 in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 2 on 6 Feb 1645 in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth SMYTH 1 was christened on 13 May 1576 in Great Brickhill, Buckingham, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married Arthur CLAVER on 15 Jan 1592 in Great Brickhill, Buckingham, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Marmaduke CLAVER was christened on 16 Mar 1593.
  M ii John CLAVER was born before 1596. He died before 1645.

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