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

Lord John GIFFORD 1, 2 was born 3 in 1223. He died 4, 5 on 29 May 1299 in Boyton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 6 Maud (Matilda) de CLIFFORD in 1248.

Maud (Matilda) de CLIFFORD [Parents] 1 died 2, 3 in BET 1282 AND 1285. Maud married 4 Lord John GIFFORD in 1248.

They had the following children.

  F i Aelinor GIFFORD died in 1324/1325.

Walter de CLIFFORD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 in 1186 in Clifford's Castle, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4 in 1263 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. Walter married 5, 6, 7 Margaret ap IORWERTH 8, 9, 10 after 1233.

Margaret ap IORWERTH [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born in 1192. She died 4 after 1268. Margaret married 5, 6, 7 Walter de CLIFFORD 8 after 1233.

They had the following children.

  F i Maud (Matilda) de CLIFFORD died in BET 1282 AND 1285.

Walter de CLIFFORD [Parents] died 1 on 22 Jan 1222. Walter married 2 Agnes de CUNDY 3 about 1185.

Agnes de CUNDY 1. Agnes married 2 Walter de CLIFFORD about 1185.

They had the following children.

  M i Walter de CLIFFORD was born in 1186. He died in 1263.

Llewellyn ap IORWERTH Prince of Wales 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 in 1173 in Dollyddelan, Wales, United Kingdom. He died 6, 7 on 11 Apr 1240 in Aberconway. Llewellyn married 8 Joan PLANTAGENET Princess of Wales 9, 10, 11 in 1206.

LLYWELYN AB IORWERTH, the Great, Prince of North Wales, born in Dollyddelan, Wales, in 1173, died in Aberconwy, Wales, 11 April 1240.
It has been said that married first GwenThan of Brynffenigi; she is not mentioned by Peter C. Bartrum.
He married in 1205 JOANN PLANTAGENET, who died at the Court of Aber about 1236, having married second, in York, Yorkshire, England, 19 June 1221, King Alexander II of Scotland. Tangwystl Goch ferch Llywarch Goch was his mistress.
After an apparent falling out, he was forgiven by King John on 25 Dec. 10 John. but an outbreak of hostilities in 1212 resulted in the execution of hostages [A.E. Corbet, 104]. He accompanied his father-in-law, King John of England, on the invasion of Scotland in 1209, and seized Shrewsbuiy in support of the barons in 1215, thus pressing King John to sign the Magna Charta.

Children, by wife Joan Plantagenet:
i.    Dafydd, d. 1246; m. Isabehla de Braiose, dan. of William de Braiose, who was hanged by Llywelyn ab lorwerth in Wales 2 May 1230.
ii.   Margaret (or Margred), d. after 1268 [ Weis, AR7, 29A:28]; m. (1) c. 1219 John de Braiose, who d. 18 July 1232, m. (2) after 1233 Walter de Clifford IV, who d. Clifford's Castle, Herefordshire, c. 23 Dec. 1263.
iii.  Gwenllian Las, d. 1281; m. William de Lacy.
iv.   Helen, m. (1) John le Scot of Huntingdon, m. (2) Robert de Quincy.
v.   Angharad, m. Philip ab Ifor.

Children, by mistress TangwystlN ferch Llywarch Goch [Bartrum, chart Llywarch Howlbwrch 1]:
vi.  Gruffudd, d. 1244; m. three times; he took the side of disloyal barons, was taken prisoner and died while trying to escape from the Tower of London.
vii. Gladys Ddu, d. Windsor 1251; m. (1) Reynold (or Reginald) de Braiose, who d. 9 June 1228, m. (2) 1230 Ralph de Mortimer.

Joan PLANTAGENET Princess of Wales [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 before 1200. She died 6, 7, 8 on 30 May 1236 in Court of Aber, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom. Joan married 9 Llewellyn ap IORWERTH Prince of Wales 10, 11, 12 in 1206.


By Walter Lee  Sheppard, Jr., M.S., Havertown, Penna.

In the Bulkeley Genealogy (pages 2-12) Mr. Donald Lines Jacobus included a painstaking study of the English ancestry of the Rev. Peter Bulkeley and his sisters, several of whom had American descendants. This included a descent from William Longespee, Earl of Salisbury, illegitimate son of Henry II, through the Oharlton family. This descent, brought down through Ingoldsby and James to the Harris family of South Jersey, the present writer put in chart form in the Vineland Historical Magazine, vol. 35, facing p. 88. Subsequent1y the Rev. Frederick Lewis Weia printed this descent in tabular form in his Ancestral Roots of Sixty New England Colonists, line31 (pp. 46-47 of second  Edtion, 1951).

Unfortunately, Dr. Weis, in his Additions and Corrections (1956), pp. 2-3, states that in this pedigree the wife of William Mainwaring of Ightfield (who was a Warenne) was a descendant of William de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, son of Hameline Plantagenet, and cites Watson's Memoirs of the Earls of Warenne and Surrey as authority. The Watson book is based on Visitation pedigrees and unreliable, but it happens that both Farrer in his Honours and Knights Fees and Clay in his Early Yorkshire Charters have studied this line and shown that any connection of Warenne of Ightfield to Warenne of Surrey is considerably ante the Plantagenet time. There may well be a Carolingian descent here, but none from the house of Anjou.

Through the research of Mr. John G. Hunt of Arlington, VA., a hitherto unnoted royal line has Come to light, stemming from the Charlton family the marrige of Robert Charlton .(b. 1430,d. 1471) to Mary, daughter of Robert Corbet of Moreton Corbet, Shropshire. This line starts with Joan, Princess of Wales, daughter of King John.
Joan, born well before 1200, is probably the most famous of King John's Illegitimate children. The Tewkesbury Annals, written about 1236, identify her mother as "Queen Clemencia." Some have taken this to mean that she was John's daughter by his first Queen, whom he divorced, his cousin Isabel of Gloucester. But against this it should be noted that Joan never inherited any of the Gloucester estates and was never known as the Countess of Gloucester, and her issue never made claim to that title. David Powell, without citing authority, states that her mother was Agatha, daughter of Robert, Lord Ferrers, Earl of Derby. Joan is first seen in 1203 when a charge is recorded for conveying the King's daughter out of England. She was betrothed to Llewellyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of Wales, by 15 Oct. 1204, and part of her dowry, the Castle of Ellesmere (which Henry II had used to dower his half-sister Emma when he gave her to David ap Owain) was given to Llewellyn on 16 Apr. 1205. The marriage took place that year or the following. In April of 1226 she was legitimatized by Pope Honorius III.

Joan was well loved by the Welsh and apparently had her father's ear, being frequent peace-maker between England and Wales, a position she continued to hold after her brother of the half blood, Henry III, ascended the throne. Her reputation always stood high, though one black episode stands on the record when she seems to have acted as her husband s accomplice in the destruction of William de Braose who had plotted against Llewellyn. (William s father Reginald had married Gwladys Dhu, Joan's daughter, as his second wife.) William de Braose was hanged by Llewellyn on 2 May 1230 "having been caught in the chamber of the Prince with the Princess Janet, wife of the Prince."

Joan died either on 30 May 1236 (Tewkesbury Annals) or in February 1237 ( Welsh Chronicles) at the court of Aber and was buried in the cemetery on the south aide of the Strand.., with sore lamentations and great honour." Her husband founded a Franciscan monastery at her burial place Llanvaes in Anglesey. The grave was despoiled at the dissolution of the monastery, but the stone coffin, bearing her effigy, was later recovered and may be seen there. [Dictionary of National Biography; Sir John Edward Lloyd, History of Wales (1954 ed.), II:658, 766.]

Her daughter. Margaret was married about 1219 to Jobn de Braose. (First cousin of the William hung jn 1230 by Llewellyn), by whom she had a son William. John died in 1231-2, and she married second, after 1233, Walter de Clifford of Clifford Castle in Herefordshire, who died in 1263. Walter de Clifford had by Margaret only one child, a daughter and heiress Maud. [Lloyd, op. cit., II:658, 677, 766; New Complete Peerage, I:21; II:302;  VI:45l-2, note g.]

Maud, daughter and heiress of Walter de Clifford and Margaret of Wales, married first, William Longespee III, Earl of Salisbury, died 1257, by whom she had a daughter Margaret, heiress of her father. She married second, Sir John Giffard of Brimsfield, 1st Baron Giffard, aged 16 in 1248, summoned as a Baron 1297, died 29 May 1299. Maud died between 1282 and 1285 leaving only daughters, and he married second, Margaret, widow of Sir John de Nevill, by whom he had a son and heir, John, 2nd Baron, who died without issue, the estate being divided between the heirs of his half-sisters. One of these was Aelinor. [New Complete Peerage, XI:384; V:639 et seq.]

Aelinor, daughter of John, 1st Lord Giffard, and Maud Clifford, married Fulk le Strange, born about 1267, summoned as Baron Strange of Blackmere 1309, died on or before 23 Jan. 1324/5. She had predeceased him. Baron Strange was a very important man, a field commander of the forces of Edward I and Edward II in Scotland and France, and Serving four years as seneschal of the Duchy of Aquitaine. Among their children was Elizabeth [Ibid., XII:part II:341.]Elizabeth le strange married Robert Corbet of Moreton Corbet, born 1304 and died 1375. Proof of her parentage and of the marriage is found in the Calendar of Papal Registers, Vol. II, p. 229, where under date Ides March 1323 we find: "To Robert Corbet, lord of the town of Morton in the Diocese of Litchfield and Elizabeth daughter of Fulke le Strange, seneschal of the Duchy of Acquitaine dispensation to remain in marriage which they contracted in ignorance that they were related in the 4th degree, and declaring their present and future offspring legitimate. 1 March, Avignon." The relationship between these two is not known to the writer. Robert and Elizabeth were the parents of Roger. [A. E. Corbett, The Family of Corbet (1917), ped. op. p. 368; Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, VII:47, 100- 107; X:18l-l9l; IX:323-325.]

Roger Corbet of Moreton Corbet, son of Robert and Elizabeth, died about 1394, married Margaret (died 1395) daughter of Sir Giles de Erdington [Eardiston in Eyton] of Shrewsbury. They had a son Robert. [Ibid.]

Robert Corbet of Morton Corbet, son of Roger and Margaret, Sheriff of Shropshire 1419, died 1440, mararet daughter of Sir William Malory, knt. They were the parents of Mary. [Ibid.)
Mary Corbet daughter of Robert and Margaret, married Robert Charlton of Apley, from whom the descent has already been published. [Ibid.] For the convenience of the reader, a quick summary of the descent from Robert Charlton and Mary Corbet is appended below; for further details, see the references in the first paragraph of this article.

Robert Charlton,  b. by 1430, d. 1471; m. Mary Corbet as above. Their son:
Richard Charlton, b. 1450, d. 1522; m. Anne daughter William Manwaring of Ightfield [though her identity has been questioned]. Richard s daughter was:
Ann Charlton,, b. 1480; m. 1500 Randall Grosvenor, b. 1480, d. l559/60, of Bel1aport, Salop. They had: Elizabeth Grosvenor, b.  ca. 1515; m. Thomas  Bulkeley, 1515, d. 1591, of Woore, Salop. Parents of:Rev. Edward Bulkeley, b. ca. 1540, bur. 5 Jan. 1620/1; m. Olive Irby, b. ca. 1547, bur. 10 Mar. 1614/15.

Of this last marriage, a son, Rev. Peter Bulkeley, came to America. A daughter, Dorcas, married Rev. Anthony Ingoldsby, and their daughter Olive Ingoldsby married Rev. Thomas James and came with him to America. Other daughters were Martha who married Abraham Mellowes; Frances who married Richard Welby (their daughter, Olive Welby married Henry Farwell, and they came to America); Elizabeth who married first, Richard Whittingham, and second, Atherton Haugh; and Sarah who married Oliver St. John (their daughter Elizabeth St. John married Rev. Samuel Whiting and came to America). The issue of all the above marriages lived in New England, and the American descendants are almost numberless.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret ap IORWERTH was born in 1192. She died after 1268.
  F ii Princess Gwladus Duu of WALES died in 1251.

Christopher SHARPE 1.


He had the following children.

  F i Isabel SHARPE.


Isabel OVERTON [Parents] 1. Isabel married John CORDELL.


Martha OVERTON [Parents] 1. Martha married John DEVEYK.

Thomas OVERTON [Parents] died 1 on 4 Dec 1533. Thomas married Alice WYLLESFORD.


Lord Stephen SEGRAVE Cheif Jusice of England [scrapbook] 1 died 2 on 9 Nov 1241. Stephen married Rohese le DESPENSER 3.

Rohese le DESPENSER 1 died 2 in BY 2 MAR 1288/9. Rohese married Lord Stephen SEGRAVE Cheif Jusice of England 3.

They had the following children.

  M i Lord Nicholas de SEGRAVE Knight died in 1295.

Richard de CLARE Earl of Gloucester and Hertford [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 4 Aug 1222. He died 6, 7 on 15 Jul 1262 in Ashenfield Manor, Waltham, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 28 Jul 1262 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. Richard married 8, 9 Maud de LACY 10, 11 on 25 Jan 1238.

from "Magna Charta" Part 1-2, by John S. Wurtz
FHL British 942 D2wj pt. 1-2

RICHARD de CLARE. Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, born 4 August, 1222. A year after he became of age, he was in an expedition against the Welsh. Through his mother he inherited a fifth part of the Marshall estates, including Kilkenny and other lord-ships in Ireland. He joined in the Barons  letter to the Pope in 1246 against the exactions of the Curia in England. He was among those in opposition to the King's half-brothers, who in 1247 visited England, where they were very unpopular. but afterwards he was reconciled to them. On 20 April, 1248, he had letters of protection for going over seas on a pilgrimage. At Christmas 1248, he kept his Court with great splendour on the Welsh border. In the next year he went on a pilgrimage to St. Edmund at Pontigny, returning in June. In 1252 he observed Easter at Tewkesbury, and then went


across the seas to restore the honour of his brother William. who had been badly worsted in a tournament and had lost all his arms and horses. The Earl is said to have succeeded in recovering all, and to have returned home with great credit, and in September he was present at the "Round Table" tournament at Walden. In August 1252/3 the King crossed over to Gascony with his army, and to his great indignation the Earl refused to accompany him and went to Ireland instead. In August 1255 he and John Maunsel were sent to Edinburgh by the King to find out the truth regarding reports which had reached the King that his son-in-law, Alexander, King of Scotland, was being coerced by Robert de Roos and John Baliol. If possible, they were to bring the young King and Queen to him. The Earl and his companion, pretending to be two of Roos's knights, obtained entry to Edinburgh Castle, and gradually introduced their attendants, so that they had a force sufficient for their defence. They gained access to the Scottish Queen, who made her complaints to them that she and her husband had been kept apart. They threatened Roos with dire punishments, so that he promised to go to the King. Meanwhile the Scottish magnates, indignant at their castle of Edinburgh s being in English hands, proposed to besiege it, but they desisted when they found they would be besieging their King and Queen. The King of Scotland apparently travelled South with the Earl, for on 24 September they were with King Henry Ill at Newminster, Northumberland. In July 1258 he fell ill, being poisoned with his brother William, as it was supposed, by his steward, Walter de Scotenay. He recovered, but his brother died.
Richard died at John de Griol s manor of Asbenfield in Waltham, near Canterbury, 15 July 1262, it being rumored that he had been poisoned at the table of Piers of Savoy. On the following Monday he was carried to Canterbury where a mass for the dead was sung. after which his body was taken to the canons  church at Tonbridge and interred in the choir. Thence it was taken to Tewkesbury and buried 28 July I 262, with great solemnity in the presence of two bishops and eight abbots in the presbytery. at his father's right hand. His first wife was Margaret, daughter of Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent. She died in November, 1237, and he married, second, on or before 25 January 1237/8, Maud, daughter of the Surety John de Lacie, see Chapter 12. She, who had the manor of Clare and the manor and castle of Usk and other lands for her dower, erected a splendid tomb for her late husband at Tewkesbury and was living in 1287, but she died before 10 March 1288/9.

Maud de LACY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born about 1223 in of, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 3 before 10 Mar 1288/1289. Maud married 4, 5 Richard de CLARE Earl of Gloucester and Hertford 6, 7, 8 on 25 Jan 1238.

They had the following children.

  F i
Isabel de CLARE 1 was born in May 1240 in of, Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1271.
  M ii Gilbert "the Red Earl" de CLARE was born on 2 Sep 1243. He died on 7 Dec 1295.
  M iii
Thomas de CLARE 1 was born about 1248 in of, Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died on 7 Feb 0008 in of, Thomond, Connaught, County Clare, Ireland, United Kingdom.
  M iv
Bevis (Bogo) (Benet) de CLARE 1 was born on 21 Jul 1248 in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died in Oct 1294.
  M v
Robert (Richard) de CLARE 1 was born about 1249 in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died before Jul 1262.
  F vi
Margaret de CLARE 1 was born in 1249 in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died before 16 Sep 1312/1313.
  F vii Roese (Rohesia) de CLARE was born on 17 Oct 1252. She died after 1316.
  F viii
Maud de CLARE 1 was born about 1252 in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F ix
Eglentine de CLARE 1 was born in 1257 in of, Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1257.

DEATH: (age 15 Weeks)

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