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

William JOHNSON was born 1 about 1500 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 9 Jun 1575 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. William married 3 Elizabeth.

Other marriages:

WILLIAM JOHNSON of Canterbury, Kent, England, and a painter, was probably the son of Garard Johnson who made his will in 1506. This Garard was perhaps the son of Gerard Johnson whose estate was administered in 1502/3 by his widow Katherine.

16 August 1506 the will of GARARD JOHNSON of the Parish of our Lady of Bredman of the city of Canterbury, Byerbruar [Beerbrewer] . . . To be buried in the churchyard of Holy Cross next to my children. To the high altar of the said church of Bredman 6s.8d. To the making of a new cross of silver in the church of Bredman 40d. To the friars observants in Canterbury three barrels of double beer and three barrels of single beer. To the reparation of the body of the church of Holy Cross lOs. For masses and dirges at the two churches 40s. and 7 marks. To wife Wylmyn £20. To every of my sons, namely, Richard, William and Robert, 10 marks each at twenty-one years. To the lord of St. Kat'yn in Coleyn 5 marks I owe him. To my daughter Johan 23s.4d. The residue of my goods to wife Wyhnyn whom with John Man I make executors, and to the latter 20s. . . . Overseer: William Megge and to him lOs.
Witnesses: Alexander Eljott, parish priest of Bredman, Richard Pekerell, John Smyth, hakeneman, William Maye, Richard Waren, Robert Downe. Proved 29 October 1506 by the executors (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Volume 10:165)

4 March 1522 the will of ROBERT JOHNSON of the parish of Holy Cross of Westgate in Canterbury . . . to be buried in the churchyard next to my father and mother . . . to my sister Joan 20s. ... many bequests to various people, apparently none of them near relatives. Proved 16 May 1522.

William Johnson was born about 1500. He married first, about 1528, Alice Foreflode, daughter of John Foreflode, a hatter and a freeman of Canterbury. By this marriage William Johnson became a freeman of Canterbury in 1528. She died and he remarried to Ellzabeth who was buried at Saint George s 17 May 1575. Her burial is recorded twice. In one entry the record says, Elizabeth, wife of William Johnson", but in the second entry the words "Grandfather to William Johnson parrish clarke", have been added. William Johnson the parrish clerk and grandson probably added these words about 1598 when the register was copied. William Johnson was buried at Saint George's, Canterbury, 9 June 1575.

Elizabeth was buried 1 on 17 May 1575 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 2 William JOHNSON.

John FORFLOD was born 1 about 1470 in of Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 about 1518 in of Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. John married Clare.

JOHN FORFLOD son of Ellen Forflod of Canterbury, Kent, was born probably around 1470 more or less. His wife's name was Clare or Clara. He died about 1518 in which year administration of his estate was granted to his widow. John Forflod was a hatter and a freeman, that is, a full voting citizen of the city. His mother, Ellen Forflod, died about April 1514, having made her will on 13 March. It was proved 29 April following at Canterbury. She asked to be buried next to her husband in the church yard of Saint Augustine's monastery. She named her son John and her two daughters, Isabel and Joan. The will as recorded is somewhat confusing in that her daughter Eghard is twice called Isabel and twice called Elizabeth. These two names were sometimes used interchangeably at that time, as Elizabeth and Betty are today. She also referred to John's daughter Alice, who probably was the eldest of his surviving children, and to three other children, but did not name them. Isabel's husband was probably the Edward Egbard who witnessed the will. An abstract follows.

13 March 1513/14 the will of ELENE FORFLOD, widow, of the parish of Saint Michaels in Canterbury . . to be buried in the churchyard of Saint Augustine beside my husband. . to the high altar in the same church of Saint Michaels 2d ... to our Lady of Coynnynggate a pair of my amber bea,ds and a table cloth to her ambry of diaper. Also, I bequeath to Richard Smyth curate of our parish 40d. Also, I bequeath to John Forflod a silver piece of 7 ounces, 2 silver spoons, a gold ring, a cupboard, a folding table and his part of all my brass, latten and pewter. Also, I will have done for me the day of my burying in the church of Saint Michaels aforesaid, a dirge with 30 trental masses and 7 dozen of bread given to poor people. Also, at my months mind a dirge with 15 masses of a and 5 dozen of bread given for my soul, and also in like wise at my 12 months mind. Also, I bequeath to the fraternity of the Holy Cross of Westgate to be remembered and prayed for 6s.8d. Also, I bequeath to Elizabeth Egbard my daughter my best feather bed with the bolster. Also my best kirtle, a gold ring, a pair of coral beads, 2 silver spoons and her part of the said brass, pewter and latten. Also, I bequeath to the forsaid John, Isabel and Joan my 3 best cushions, every person one. Also, I bequeath and give to Clare Forflod my daughter in law my best gown, a pair of amber beads and a silver spoon. Moreover, I bequeath to Alice the daughter of my son John Forflod a feather bed with the bolster, a pair of sheets, a cupboard & a silver spoon and her part of all my said brass, pewter and latten. Also, to the 3 other children of iry son John I bequeath 3 silver spoons. Also, I will that Elizabeth Oliver have a silver spoon. Also, I bequeath to Elizabeth Egbard my daughter because she had least of her father's goods 20s. The residue of all my goods not bequeathed, my debts paid & will fulfilled, I give & bequeath to John Forflod my son an(l to lSaliei Egbard my daughter whom I make mine executors to dispose for the health of my soul as they think best ... These bearing witness:
Sir Richard Smyth, William Pepor, Edward Egbard and other more. Proved 29 April 1514 (12:321)
Coynnynggate = Queningate

St. Mary of Queningate was a church so called from its situation near that ancient gate within the city wall. St. Michael Burgate was situate in Burgate Street near the gate, also within the city walls. When it was desecrated is unknown, but probably long before the reformation. The remains of St. Michael's church were long ago converted into a dwelling house. Some of the ancient walls are still standing. (Hasted's Hist. of Kent, Vol. 4)

Clare 1. Clare married John FORFLOD.

They had the following children.

  F i Alice FORFLOD.

Cuthbert WRAY. Cuthbert married 1 Daughter JOHNSON about 1562.

Daughter JOHNSON [Parents] 1. Daughter married 2 Cuthbert WRAY about 1562.

Thomas RAYNER.

Joan PORREDGE [Parents] 1. Joan married Thomas RAYNER.

Thomas POTTER.

Alice PORREDGE [Parents] 1. Alice married Thomas POTTER.

Robert PORREDGE [Parents] died in 1557 in Boughton Under Blean, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Robert married Rose.


Richard PORREDGE [Parents] 1. Richard married Annes.


William PORREDGE [Parents] died 1 before 13 Apr 1569 in Faversham, Kent, England, United Kingdom. William married Elizabeth.

Elizabeth was buried 1 on 4 Jan 1560 in Boughton Under Blean, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married William PORREDGE.

Steven PORREDGE [Parents] died 1 before 3 Dec 1574 in Ashe, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Steven married 2 Elizabeth BLANKETT on 5 Oct 1562 in Boughton Under Blean, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth BLANKETT. Elizabeth married 1 Steven PORREDGE on 5 Oct 1562 in Boughton Under Blean, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas COREY 1. Thomas married 2, 3 Abigail GOULD on 19 Sep 1665 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail GOULD [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 18 Feb 1649/1650 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 in 1719. Abigail married 4, 5 Thomas COREY on 19 Sep 1665 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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