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


John STRUTT was born 1 about 1450 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 5 Feb 1516 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. John married Elizabeth.

JOHN STRUTT of Glemsford, Suffolk, England, was born about the middle of the fifteenth century in the reign of Henry VI. His wife was named Elizabeth, sometimes called Isabell, since the two were synonymous then, much as Elizabeth and Betty are today. All that is known of John and Elizabeth comes from their wills, abstracts of which follow. He was apparently a blacksmith. In the 1542 Suffolk Subsidy (tax) Roll for Glemsford, she was taxed on £13.6.8. and paid 6s.8d.

12 September 1516 - the will of JOHN STRUT of Glemsford, county Suffolk to be buried in the parish church of Glenisford ... to the priests, clerks and poor people ... to wife Isabell my capital messuage in Glemsford and tenement in Cavendish for her lifetime, then to my son Thomas ... to my wife 100 marks, to my son ,Iohn 40 marks, to son Robert 20 marks ... to son Thomas my shop and stuff therein belonging to smythescraft ... and to Thomas Elice and my daughter Elizabeth his wife, three tenements purchased of Master William Ailof, one tenement purchased of Sir John Parson, and land purchased of John Roberd, all in Sudbury ... to each of my daughters Katheryn and Margery a bed, a brass pot, a kettle and a steel pan, they receiving yearly from Thomas Elice 26s.8d. equally divided ... to John Bigge and Elizabeth Bigge which were the daughters of Alice Bigge my daughter, 20 shillings each at age 16 ... Executors to be wife Isabell, Sons , John & Thomas, & ,lohn Roberd of Sudhury, mercer. Witnesses: Sir John Waleis, parish priest, the forsaid Thomas Elice, Thomas Browster, John Cobb the elder & many others. Proved  5 February 15 16/17.
(Ref.: P.C.C. 26 Holder)
Ref.: The American genealogist 61:161-166

Elizabeth died in 1526 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married John STRUTT.

22 September 1526 - the will of ELIZABETH STRUTTE of Glemsford, county Suffolk, widow ... to be buried in the church of Our Lady Saint Mary in Glemsford ... to the church ... to daughter Elizabeth Ellice the featherbed with the boulster which I lie upon the day of my death and one salt of silver ... to son Thomas Strutte the residue of goods movable and unmovable, he to be executor. Witnesses: Sir Thomas Dyninge, parish priest of Glemsford, John Disse and others. Proved 13 November 1626. (Ref.: W1/23/25)

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas STRUTT died in 1544.
  M ii
John STRUTT 1.
  M iii
Robert STRUTT 1.


ROBERT, listed under Glemsford on the anticipation list (1523) for the 1524 subsidy as taxable on £40 (Suffolk Green Books, X:406)
  F iv Elizabeth STRUTT.
  F v
Alice STRUTT 1.
  F vi
Katherine STRUTT 1.
  F vii
Margery STRUTT 1.

Erasmus STRUTT [Parents] was born 1 about 1525 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in 1557. Erasmus married 3 Alice ROBERDES on 9 Oct 1552 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


ERASMUS, prob. b about 1525; m 9 Oct. 1552, Alice Roberdes; ch.: Joanna bp. 15 July 1553, John bp. 12 April 1556- d.y.;he d 1557-8; she m 2, 13 June 1558 at Glemsford, John White
5 November 1557 - the will of Erasmus Strutt of Glemesforth, diocese of Norwich...to be buried in the churchyard of Glemesforth...to wife Alyce my mansion house called Cowtells for her life, and then to my daughter Joan Strutte and her lawful heirs, and lacking heirs, to be sold and proceeds go to my brothers and sisters and their children....lands in Gleemesforth to be sold and proceeds, after debts, go to my two sisters Ursula Browster, wife of Thomas, and Audria Hatch, and their children.., wife Alyce to have four hogs, wheat, barley, bedding with all other implements of household whatsoever...to the parish clerk and poor people of Glemesforth...my brothers John Strutt and Ewstas Strutt to be executors. Witnesses: Sir Alexander Emot priest, Wylliam Crosse, Wylliam Brincleys, Edwarde Gefferayes, and John Stowe with others. Proved 24 May 1558 (Bell 115)

Alice ROBERDES. Alice married 1 Erasmus STRUTT on 9 Oct 1552 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


Thomas BREWSTER. Thomas married 1 Ursula STRUTT about 1557 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Ursula STRUTT [Parents] 1. Ursula married 2 Thomas BREWSTER about 1557 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


URSULA; m by 1557 to Thomas Brewster; she was not mentioned in her father's will, but was named as wife of Thomas Brewster in her hr. Erasmus's will, as Ursula Brewster in hr. John's 1591 will


Thomas ELLIS 1. Thomas married Elizabeth STRUTT about 1516 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth STRUTT [Parents] 1. Elizabeth married Thomas ELLIS about 1516 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


John GEDNEY was born 1 in 1603 in of Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 5 Aug 1688 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 Katherine after 1647 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

John worked as worsted weaver.

Katherine 1, 2, 3. Katherine married 4 John GEDNEY after 1647 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CLARKE, William


William CLARKE [Parents] was born 1 about 1608 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2, 3 on 5 Mar 1682/1683 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 4 Mary SHERMAN about 1640 in of Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

William worked 5 as farmer.

Mary SHERMAN died 1 on 19 Aug 1693 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2 William CLARKE about 1640 in of Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.


John CODDINGTON was born 1 on 9 Feb 1653 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. John married Hannah GARDNER about 1675 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Hannah GARDNER [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 17 Jan 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 on 20 Sep 1690 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married John CODDINGTON about 1675 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991

An article with court cases prove that Anna and Hannah are the same child. Some sources list then as seperate children.
Source: "Sex in Middlesex" by Roger Thompson


Samuel WHITMORE was born 1 on 1 May 1658. Samuel married 2, 3 Rebecca GARDNER on 31 Mar 1686.

Rebecca GARDNER [Parents] was born 1 in 1667 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 5 Jun 1709 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 3, 4 Samuel WHITMORE on 31 Mar 1686.


James CONNETT was born 1 in 1666. James married 2, 3 Mehitable GARDNER about 1689 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Mehitable GARDNER [Parents] was born 1 about 1669 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mehitable married 2, 3 James CONNETT about 1689 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


John CONANT was born in 1480 in Gittisham, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 9 Apr 1559 in Gittisham, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. John married Marie.

There is no definite proof that this John is father of Dr. John Conant.

Gittisham is a small straggling village on a picturesque declivity, near the source of the river Sid, about 3 miles from Ottery Saint Mary and Honiton, and 11 miles E.N.E. of Exeter, consists of just over 2,067 acres of land, rising in bold hills from the Otter and Sid valleys. The knightly family of De Lumine held the manor in the reign of Henry II and it afterwards passed to the Willingtons, Beaumonts, and the Putts. The Church is an ancient structure, with a tower and three bells, and contains some fine monuments to the Beaumont and Putt families. In the churchyard stands a large elm tree, the hollow trunk of which is 30 feet in circumference.

Marie. Marie married John CONANT.

They had the following children.

  M i Dr. John CONANT was born about 1520. He was buried on 30 Mar 1596.

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