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

William RAINSFORD [Parents] 1 died 2 on 5 Aug 1487. William married Alyce ANNE.

2. WILLIAM RAYNSFORD (Henry), esquire, of Oxford and Berkshire, per writ of diem clausit extremum issued 13 October, 3 Henry VII [1487] (Calendar of Fine Rolls: Henry VII, 69, no. 151). died 5 August 1487 according to his inquisition post mortem of 29 October, 3 Henry VII [1487], which determined he held the Manor of Great Tew, Oxford, of the Prior of Bradenstoke, service unknown, and that his son and heir was John Raynford, aged 13 and more (Calendar of Inquisitions: Henry VII, 2:135, no. 313).
The Visitation of Oxford (p. 50), which incorporates information copied from memorials and windows in the church and manor house at Great Tew by Richard Lee in 1574, has in the past been used as the source for information on this generation. But a more accurate transcription of the same material is found in the Oxfordshire Record Society's Parochial Collections (Third Part, 1929, pp. 307-09). A memorial window in Great Tew church reads: "William Raynsford Esq. sometyme Lord of Great Tewe and Alyce his wyfe daughter to John Anne Esq. whych William died in the 1111 of August an. Dom. MCCCCLXXXVII an. sec. Hen. VII and Alice dyed an. dom. [blank]." As these data are printed in the Visitation the impression is left that Alice died the same date as her husband,

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and her name is recorded as "Ayce," which has in turn been transcribed in later pedigrees as "Agnes" and "Annis/Anne."
Lee also records a monument in North Aston Church (Parochial Collections, Part 1, 1921, p. 9) for "Johannes Anne et Alicia uxor ejus qui obiit MCCCXvj," although the pedigrees give John Anne s death as 1441. They also show him to have married twice: to Alice, daughter of [blank] Aston of Somerton, Oxfordshire, by whom he had a son William who died in 1451; and to Alice, daughter of "Sir [blank] Gifford of Twyforde, Buckinghamshire." Lee records arms decorating both the North Aston Church and "the anchent house of Anne in Northaston" as Anne impaling Gifford, but none of the pedigrees name John Anne s daughter(s).
William Raynsford had a contemporary of the same name, of Bradefelde, co. Essex in 1429, who was married to Eleanor Boroughchier and father of Laurence de Raynforde (see Calendar of Close Rolls:
Henry VI, 1:467, 2:262).

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Alyce ANNE [Parents] 1. Alyce married William RAINSFORD.

They had the following children.

  M i John RAINSFORD was born about 1474. He died in 1551.
  M ii
William RAINSFORD died 1 before 1543 in Clifford Chambers, Warwichshire, England, United Kingdom.

WILLIAM, second son, of Clifford Chambers, Warwickshire; d. before 1543 when wife made her will; m. JOHANNA BROOK, and on 24 July 1537 with her, son Charles, daughters Joyce and Elianora, cousin William Rainsford, and John and Walter Aldersfull of Knightwick, co. Worcs., received a release from the Abbey of St. Peter (Bristol & Gloucestersh ire Archaeological Society 14 [1889-90]:63).
  M iii
  F iv
Elizabeth RAINSFORD 1.

ELIZABETH, m. (1) RICHARD BELCHER; m. (2) GEORGE AGARD, who was d. in 1523.

William DANVERS 1 was born about 1432 in Chamberhouse, Oxford, England, United Kingdom. William married Anne PURY.

Anne PURY 1 was born about 1432 in Chamberhouse, Oxford, England, United Kingdom. Anne married William DANVERS.

They had the following children.

  F i Alice DANVERS.

Henry RAINSFORD was born about 1409 in Tew Magna, Oxford, England, United Kingdom. He died 1 before 3 May 1469 in Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Henry married Elizabeth WILCOTES about 1434.

1. HENRY RAYNSFORD of Oxfordshire, died shortly before 3 May, 9 Edward IV [1469] when a writ of diem clausit extremum was issued (Calendar of Fine Rolls: Edward JV& Henry VI, 1461-1471, 20:246). He acquired the manor of Tew Magna, or Great Tew, in Oxfordshire through marriage with Elizabeth Wilcotes, daughter and co-heiress of John Wilcotes of Tew Magna by his second wife Elizabeth Cheney. Elizabeth Wilcotes, aged nine in 1422 according to her father's inquisition post mortem, received the manor of Tew Magna by her father's will of 11 April 1422 (see MacNamara, "The Wilcotes Family," 3:102-104; W. F. Carter s commentary in same, 12:109-11), and through her mother provides Raynsford descendants with lines to such pre-Conquest worthies as William de Mandeville, William de Say, and Hugh Maminot (see Complete Peerage).
Proof of the claim that Henry Raynsford was "of Rainsford Hall, Lancashire" has not been seen. He is probably the man who, with others, exchanged London properties on 25 April and 26 May, 17 Henry VI [1439] and on 14 December, 19 Henry VI [1440] (Calendar of Close Rolls: Henry VI, 1435-1441, 3:259, 260, 267, 445). On 16 April 1442 a complaint of intrusion against Henry Reynford was brought by John,

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Earl of Huntingdon; Thomas Grey, knight; Thomas Catworth and Thomas Knolles, grocers; Thomas Mulso, esquire; and Thomas Bcvys, gentleman, touching their free tenement in the parish of St. Martin in the Vintry, London (Calendar of Plea & Memoranda Rolls preserved among the archives of the corporation of the City of London at the Guildhall, AD 1437-1457, ed. Philip E. Jones, p. 46 "Roll A69"). Henry Raynsford was among those receiving lands from Thomas Middleton on 22 April 1448 and who on the same date granted William Melborn and William Brown a charter with warranty, of all his lands, rents, services, etc., in the town and fields of Hadlegh Castle, co. Essex, which he had by demise and feoffment of Thomas Burgoyn and of John Wade, citizen and grocer of London (Calendar of Close Rolls: Henry VI, 5:51, 67). On 1 July, 3 Edward IV [1463] Henry Reynford, Richard Quartermayns, William Marmyon, Richard Danvers and Thomas Stonour received commissions of justice of peace for Oxfordshire (Calendar of Fine Rolls: Edward IV& Henry VI, 101, 106).

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Elizabeth WILCOTES [Parents] was born in 1413 in of Great Tew, Oxford, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married Henry RAINSFORD about 1434.

They had the following children.

  M i William RAINSFORD died on 5 Aug 1487.
  M ii

JOHN, "of Knightwich & Suckley," Worcestershire. on 5 April, 21 Edward IV [1481], Thomas Raynsforth, son and heir of John Raynforth, esq., released and quitclaimed to Richard Davy, esq., his rights in the manor of Redlegh by Assh, co. Kent, including all those lands called "ldeley" by Assh, Redlegh & Mepenhani, "formerly of Henry Reynforth, his grandfather" (Calendar of Close Rolls: Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, 229-230)

Sir John ANNE 1, 2. John married Alice GIFFARD.

Alice GIFFARD [Parents] 1. Alice married Sir John ANNE.

They had the following children.

  F i Alyce ANNE.

John WILCOTES 1. John married Elizabeth CHENEY.

John had a will 2 on 11 Apr 1422.

Elizabeth CHENEY 1. Elizabeth married John WILCOTES.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth WILCOTES was born in 1413.

John KIRTON Esquire 1 was born 2 about 1450. He died 3 in 1529 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. John married 4 Margaret WHITE 5, 6 after 1505 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

MARGARET WHITE, married (as his 2nd wife) JOHN KIRTON (or KYRTON), Esq., of Edmonton, Middlesex, lawyer, Burgess for Southwark, Surrey, son of William Kirton, Esq., of Southwark, by Margery, daughter and heiress of William Milbourne. He was born about 1450, and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1468. They had two sons, William and Stephen, and three daughters, Margaret (wife of Jasper Leeke), Elizabeth (wife of ______ Wyburne), and Agnes (wife of _____ Pleasance and John Mountney). He married (1st) Anne Ruskin, widow ofJohn Leeke, of Wyerhall (in Edmonton), Middlesex, and daughter of Jasper Ruskin, of Melton Mowbray, Leicestersbire. They had one daughter, Margaret (wife of William Morton). JOHN KJRTON died testate (P.C.C. 15 Jonkyn) in 1529.

Margaret WHITE [Parents] 1, 2. Margaret married 3 John KIRTON Esquire after 1505 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Stephen KIRTON was born about 1510. He was buried on 20 Aug 1553.

William de KNIGHTLEY [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born about 1368 in of, Bellaport, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. William married Anna de CHARLTON.

Anna de CHARLTON [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5 before 1380. She died 6 in 1399. Anna married William de KNIGHTLEY 7, 8, 9, 10.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas CHARLTON was born on 30 Mar 1394. He died on 4 Jan 1460.

Sir Robert FRANCIS Knight 1, 2, 3.

He had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth (Cecily) FRANCIS was born about 1394.

Richard KNIGHTLEY 1 was born about 1335 in Knightley, Stafford, England, United Kingdom.

He had the following children.

  M i William de KNIGHTLEY was born about 1368.

Thomas de CHARLTON Esquire [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6 about 1345. He died 7, 8 on 6 Oct 1387. Thomas married Mrs CHARLTON.

THOMAS DE CHERLETON, Esq., of Apley (in Wellington), Aston Eyre (in Morville), Harcott (in Stottesden), and Withyford, Shropshire, 2nd son, born say 1345. He married an unidentified wife. They had one son, Thomas, and two daughters, Anne and Ellen. He was a legatee in the 1382 will of his cousin, Humphrey de Cherleton, Archdeacon of Richmond, who bequeathed him £10 argent. THOMAS DE CHERLETON, Esq., died 6 Oct. 1387.

Mrs CHARLTON. Mrs married Thomas de CHARLTON Esquire.

They had the following children.

  F i Anna de CHARLTON was born before 1380. She died in 1399.

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