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


Nathaniel FARR [Parents] was christened 1 on 29 May 1785 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Nathaniel married 2 Elizabeth NEWMAN on 16 Jan 1809 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth NEWMAN was christened on 10 Apr 1785 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 1 Nathaniel FARR on 16 Jan 1809 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i William FURR was christened on 16 Feb 1812. He died on 15 Jul 1876.
  F ii
Louisa FURR was christened 1 on 14 Jan 1810 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 2 Oct 1820 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

William FURR [Parents] 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 Elizabeth WHEATLEY on 17 May 1834 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

DEATH: Age 65.

Elizabeth WHEATLEY was born about 1814 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 1 William FURR on 17 May 1834 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
William FURR was christened 1 on 13 Dec 1834 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii Joseph FURR was christened on 31 Jan 1836.
  M iii
John FURR was christened 1 on 17 Dec 1837 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv MaryAnn FURR was christened on 19 Jul 1840.
  M v
William FURR was christened 1 on 1 Jan 1843 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
David FURR 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 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. John married 1 Elizabeth FARR on 15 Oct 1799 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth FARR [Parents] was christened 1 on 3 Nov 1776 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 2 John YOUNG on 15 Oct 1799 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


John FARR [Parents] was christened 1 on 11 May 1788 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married Ann WEST on 11 Oct 1809 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Ann WEST was born in 1791 in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 1 on 11 Jan 1843 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Ann married John FARR on 11 Oct 1809 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

DEATH: Age 53.

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas FARR was christened 1 on 9 Mar 1815 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
John FARR was christened 1 on 13 Dec 1816 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii James FURR was christened on 13 Dec 1818. He died in 1901.
  M iv Samuel FURR was christened on 8 Sep 1822. He died on 20 Oct 1903.
  F v
Sarah FURR 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 was christened 1 on 5 Nov 1826 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Lydia FURR 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 was christened on 1 Apr 1832. He died about Sep 1883.

Thomas FARR [Parents] 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 Elizabeth SIMMS on 17 Apr 1810 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth SIMMS 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 Thomas FARR on 17 Apr 1810 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

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

Joseph FARR [Parents] was christened 1 on 17 Nov 1811 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Joseph married 2 Elizabeth GREEN on 20 Apr 1835 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth GREEN was christened on 2 Jun 1816 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 1 Joseph FARR on 20 Apr 1835 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


John FARR [Parents] was christened 1 on 18 May 1823 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 2 Sarah Anne WRIGHT on 4 Jun 1843 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Sarah Anne WRIGHT was christened on 5 Aug 1821 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married 1 John FARR on 4 Jun 1843 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Joseph FARRE 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 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 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] was born about 1477 in of Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1537 in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married Custans 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 was born about 1479 in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Custans married Thomas FAYRE about 1499 in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Agnes FAYRE was born about 1502 in of Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Kateryng FAYRE was born about 1506 in of Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
William FAYRE 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 was born about 1525. He died in 1582.

Thomas FAYRE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born about 1453 in of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1524 in Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married Alys 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 was born about 1455 in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1524 in Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Alys married Thomas FAYRE about 1476 in of Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

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

John FAYRE The Younger [Parents] was born about 1525 in of Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1582 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married Mrs. John FAYRE 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. Mrs. married John FAYRE The Younger about 1548 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

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

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