Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Eliza FURR [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Mar 1864 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Eliza was counted in a census 2 in 1881 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
INGRAM, William

She had the following children.

  F i
Nellie FURR was born in 1883 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

William INGRAM was born on 28 Dec 1854 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1926 in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. William married Eliza FURR in 1888 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
FURR, Fanny

Buried Shillington church Lived at Apsley End Shillington.

Eliza FURR [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Mar 1864 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Eliza married William INGRAM in 1888 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Eliza was counted in a census 2 in 1881 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
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Frederick FURR [Parents] was born 1 on 25 Oct 1875 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Frederick married Harriet HALLWORTH on 3 Aug 1896 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Frederick was counted in a census in 1881 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Harriet HALLWORTH was born about Dec 1878 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 16 Feb 1879 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Harriet married Frederick FURR on 3 Aug 1896 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Bertram Ernest FURR was christened on 6 Jun 1897 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Albert FURR [Parents] was born 1 in 1854 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Albert married Lizzie PRUTTON about 1875 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Lizzie PRUTTON was born 1 in 1856 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Lizzie married Albert FURR about 1875 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Alice FURR 1 was born 2 about Jun 1876 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Annie Elizabeth FURR 1 was born 2 in 1879 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Louisa FURR was born in 1884 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Daisy FURR was born in 1885 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Frederick ALLEN was born 1 in 1859 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 6 Feb 1859 in Offley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Frederick married Mary FURR on 18 Jan 1879 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.

Mary FURR [Parents] was born 1 in 1860 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 27 Mar 1860 in Weslayen Chapel, Luton, Bedford, England, Unired Kingdom. Mary married Frederick ALLEN on 18 Jan 1879 in Shillington, Bedford, England, United Kingdom.


Robert HALL. Robert married Hanna BIXTON.

Hanna BIXTON. Hanna married Robert HALL.

They had the following children.

  F i Hannah HALL was born about 1737. She died before 9 May 1818.

John HIGTON [Parents]. John married Suzanna ROPER.

• Baptism, 21 Jul 1651, St Mary The Virgin, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England. Son of William Higthon in baptism BT.
• Residence: Johannis Higton DE Cromford In PR's.
• Will, 31 Mar 1718. Will of John Higton #927 - 31 Mar 1718 In the name of God Amen.
The 31st of March 1718: I John Higton of Cromford in the parish
of Wirksworth and County of Derby being of perfect Memory and
Remembrance Praises be to God. do make and ordain this my Last
Will and Testament, in Manner and form following. First, I
bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Maker; hoping
that through the Meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ
My only
• Occupation. Farmer

Suzanna ROPER. Suzanna married John HIGTON.

They had the following children.

  M i Daniel HIGTON was born about 1683. He died before 21 May 1746.

William HIGTON [Parents]. William married Mary.

• Baptism, 1 May 1625, St. Mary The Virgin, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England. Son of Henry Higton at baptism.

William, who died age 36 in 1661, may have been the husband of Mary Higton, who married Richard Doxey #2946 on 4 Jun 1672 atWirksworth. No other Mary Higton is recorded in Wirksworth areaat this time.

Mary. Mary married William HIGTON.

They had the following children.

  M i John HIGTON.

Henry HIGTON. Henry married Mary GREENHOUGH.

Henry married Mary Greenhough on 16 Jul 1609 in St. Mary The Virgin, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England. (Mary Greenhough died before 23 Feb 1638 in (Cromford), Derbyshire, England and was buried on 23 Feb 1637 in St. Mary The Virgin, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England.)

Henry was the first Higton recorded in the Wirksworth parish registers at his marriage in 1609. The registers commence in1608.
NOTE Higgton

The following analysis of the British History of the HIGDON surname is provided by John S. Higton (JS_Higton@compuserve.com), a British researcher engaged in a one-name study: “Over the past seven hundred years there have been many variation in the spelling of the name. It is possible that there a is link between these groups and that the variations are due to phonetic problems encountered by those who tried to interpret our ancestors pronunciation of their names. An analysis of more than one hundred and twenty-five pre-1600 records suggest that the first versions of the name appear in the late 13th century with Higden and Hikdon. A major branch of the family appears to have its origins in Derbyshire, England. The first person discovered to date is a Stephen Hikton mentioned in the 1380 Manor Court Roll for Baslow, Derbyshire. Also appearing several times in the Baslow Court Rolls, during the years 1379 -1382, is Richard whose surname is spelt Hikdon, Hicdon, Hykedon and Hikden at different times. These references almost certainly refer to the same person, and as Baslow was a very small village, Stephen is probably of the same family. The next person I have found recorded in this area is William Higden of Cromford, Derbyshire who entered into an agreement to supply lead ore in 1491 at Chatsworth. This is the first mention of the family’s long involvement in the lead mining industry in Derbyshire. This is followed by several Higtons and Higdons in the nearby village of Beeley. In 1558 an Edward Hygton appraised the will of Ysobel the wife of Richard Wigley of Cromford. The Wigleys were a minor gentry family who held land at Cromford and Wirksworth. The Higton family then appears in the parish registers of Wirksworth,Derbyshire with the marriage of one Henry Higton in 1609 (My earliest known ancestor). From this date it is possible to follow most of his descendants both in Derbyshire and other parts of the country. The Higton and Hickton spellings also occur at this time in Hartington and Kirk Ireton. All these places are within Derbyshire and lie within an area, of about 15 miles radius, centred on Cromford. Early family members were involved in lead and lead mining in Derbyshire and it is possible that this mining experience may have encouraged some of them to migrate to the exposed coal field in Nottinghamshire, which lies between the Derbyshire border and Sherwood Forest. By the early 1600's Higtons appear in Greasley and Selston in Nottinghamshire, but this family seems to fade out. This was followed, about 1700, by the Hicktons in the same eastern fringe of Nottinghamshire. As Higton is a Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire spelling I think there is a stong possibility that your John came from this area.” In reviewing some early legal documents, it was apparent that the US original John Higdon was often spelled as Higton. This information was transmitted to the British John Higton who continued in this line of research and reported back the following: “My interest in the spelling of the name in 17th century Maryland is based on an analysis of all mentions of Higton/Higdon in the 'Family Tree Maker' CD's of early legal documents. Higton appears to have changed to Higdon over the first four generations. 1. John’s generation was Higton 18 times in 21 documents. (86%) 2. John’s 6 children were Higton 21 times in 35 documents. (60%) 3. The third generation were Higton 1 time in 9 documents. (11%) 4. Fourth and subsequent generations were all Higdon. (0%) The last occurence of Higton was in 1773. The spelling Higton suggests that he may be from the Derbyshire/ Nottinghamshire area as this is the area in which Higton originated and was most common.” Currently, the British John Higton’s estimated pre-US origin of Derby or Notts is the best speculation available. John’s statement “By the early 1600’s Higtons appear in Greasley . . . but this family seems to fade out . . .” is of particular interest. There is a family myth that the Higdons actually came from Greece. Not too much imagination is needed to hear Greece from Greasley—and the time period is right. Just wishful thinking at this stage—but maybe one day it can be proven true! Until then . .

Mary GREENHOUGH. Mary married Henry HIGTON.

They had the following children.

  M i William HIGTON.

Henry FEYRY [Parents] was born about 1479. He died in bet 3 Jan 1522/3 and 24 Jan 1522/3 in Shefford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Henry married Beterys FEYREY.

Henry had a will 1 on 3 Jan 1522/1523 in Shefford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 2 on 24 Jan 1522/1523 in Shefford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Probably son of Henry.

Will and probate of Henry Feyry of Shefforth. 3 Jan., pr. 24 Jan 1522/3. (2: 6)

Burial in churuchyard of All Hallows in Camelton (Campton); for his principal as is customary; to high altar of Camelton for tithes and oblations forgotten 12d.; to mother church of Lincoln 2d.; to the maintenance of the bells in CameRon 12d.; for two new torches there 10s.; for two new torches for chapel of St. Michael in Shefforth 10s.; to Dane (Dom) John Rackett subprior of Chyxsand (Chicksands) to sing a trental for testator los.; to the friars of Bedford 10s.; to cousin [?]Gromon a friar of Dunstaple for a trental 10s.; for a vestment to maintain the service of Almighty God in the chapel of Shefforth 33s, 4d.; for a convenient priest to sing for testator in Camelton church for half a year 4 marks.

Wife Beterys to have tenement in Shefford where testator lives for her life, reversion to his daughter Johan and the heirs of her body, in default to the use and maintenance of the chapel of St. Michael in Shefforth, and his (coffees are instructed to hold his properties to these uses.

To daughter Johan 2 chaffing dishes, a latten bason, a pewter pot, a salet, a little posnet, a pair of cobbards, 4 pewter dishes, 3 brass pots and a posnet, a great brass pan and another brass pan with a band of iron, a “Tynkkers” kettle, 4 candlesticks, a featherbed, a mattress, a salting trough, a table and a form, a plain coffer, a bedstead, 2 coverlets one yellow the other with flowers, a chair, a painted cloth, a pair of sheets “flexen and harden”, 2 table cloths, 2 towels and an aumbry. The residue of his household stuff to his wife Beterys.

Exors, wife Beterys and William Stockes, to whom his residue, Witn. sir Alyn Ewe, parson of Camelton, sir John Woodward priest, George Flynders, Edward Johnson, Thomas Warner.

Beterys FEYREY. Beterys married Henry FEYRY.

They had the following children.

  F i
Johan FEYRY.

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