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


George FURR (twin) [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 23 Aug 1812 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 22 Jan 1885 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. George married 3 Sarah (Sally) MASSEY on 9 Jul 1834 in Southill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

David Cooper in France has been working on this line back to Thomas Furr b.1680, independently of the author of this book and has come to the same conclusions as to the correct line. I received a copy of David's work from Steven Timothy Farr of Belgium, dated 19 Dec 2005.

Family in British Census 1861, Old Warden. The census shows that child number eight is Louisa not Lucy.

CHRISTENING: Parish record says "s. of Thomas & Elizabeth" and his age in the census records make this the correct George to be their son.

BURIAL: Age 71 in burial record.

Sarah (Sally) MASSEY [Parents] was christened 1 on 18 Oct 1817 in Southill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married 2 George FURR (twin) on 9 Jul 1834 in Southill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Marriage Notes:

CENSUS: George age 37, Sarah age 38, William age 16, James 13, Thomas 12, John 10, Charles 7, David 5, Joseph 2.

CENSUS: George age 47, wife Sarah age 48.

They had the following children.

  M i William FURR was christened on 8 Mar 1834.
  M ii James FURR was christened on 7 May 1837.
  M iii
Thomas FURR was christened 1 on 24 Feb 1839 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas was counted in a census 2 in 1861 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

CENSUS: Age 20.
  M iv
John FURR was christened 1 on 2 Jan 1842 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John was counted in a census 2 in 1861 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

CENSUS: Age 19.
  M v
Charles FURR was christened 1 on 18 Feb 1844 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Charles was counted in a census 2 in 1861 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

CENSUS: Age 17.
  M vi David FURR was born on 8 Jul 1846.
  M vii
Joseph FURR was born 1 on 23 Sep 1848 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 21 Jan 1849 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Joseph was counted in a census 3 in 1861 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Joseph Furr is possibly the one listed as a border in the 1881 Cople, Bedfordshire Census in the household of George Lovell.

CENSUS: Age 12.
  F viii Louisa "Lucy" FURR was christened on 21 Sep 1851.
  F ix
Elizabeth Hannah FURR was born on 17 Jan 1854 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 1 on 19 Feb 1854 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth was counted in a census 2 in 1861 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

CENSUS: Age 6.

Robert SIMMS. Robert married 1 Mary JOY on 12 Sep 1841 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Robert worked.

Mary JOY. Mary married 1 Robert SIMMS on 12 Sep 1841 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Martha SIMMS was born on 20 Mar 1842.

Thomas FARR [Parents] was christened 1 on 3 Dec 1865 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 2 Eliza RANDALL on 18 Oct 1884 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas was counted in a census 3 in 1871 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was counted in a census 4 in 1881 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

CENSUS: Age 6.

CENSUS: Age 16.

Eliza RANDALL was born 1 in Feb 1865. She was christened 2 on 11 Aug 1867 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Eliza married 3 Thomas FARR on 18 Oct 1884 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Christopher FARR was born in 1887 in of Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
Archibald FARR was born in 1888 in of Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Laura FARR was born in 1891 in of Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
David FARR was born in 1894 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v Percy FARR was born in 1897.
  M vi
Reginald FARR was born in 1900 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Martha FARR was born in 1902 in of Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

David FARR [Parents] was christened 1 on 4 Oct 1868 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. David married Ada JOY on 26 May 1890 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

David was counted in a census 2 in 1871 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was counted in a census 3 in 1881 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

CENSUS: Age 3.

CENSUS: Age 12.

Ada JOY was christened on 28 Sep 1873 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Ada married David FARR on 26 May 1890 in Haynes, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


Thomas FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 18 Jul 1784 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 11 Sep 1830 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 3 Elizabeth REDMAN on 2 Jul 1805 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

CHRISTENING: Record says "son of John & Elizabeth". In checking all other possibilities in Bedfordshire, this is the only possible match.

BURIAL: Age 47 in burial record.

Elizabeth REDMAN was born 1 in Jan 1783 in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 2 on 30 Nov 1787 in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 3 Thomas FARR on 2 Jul 1805 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John Redman Will of Houghton, Conquest Bedfordshire
Signed & Sealed April 2, 1802
Proved February 26, 1803
Film #1066867 (a better copy)
Transcribed by Pam Bott

In the name of God Amen I John Redman of Houghton Conquest in the county of Bedford Farmer being of sound and disposing Mind, Memory, and understanding Praises be god for the Same Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say First I direct all my just debts & funeral Expenses and Costs and Charges of Proving this my will to be paid and discharged by my Executor herein after named. Also I give and Bequeath unto my son William Redman all and every my Household goods, Furniture. Implements of Household, Platt Linen, Wearing apparel, Stock in my Business both alive and dead money, Securities for money and all other My Personal Estate and Effects Whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or demonination soever which I shall be possessed of at the time of my decease. To hold the same unto my said Son William Redman his Executors, Administrators and assigns for his and their own Sole absolute use and benefit But subject nevertheless to and chargeable with the Payment of the Several Legacies and Weekly Payments herein after mentioned, that is to say, to my Eldest Son James Redman and my daughter Mary the Wife of William Base of Asterwood in the county of Bucks the Legacy or Sum of Five pounds apiece only of lawful Money of Great Britain within three months next after my decease. Also to my Daughter Elizabeth Redman the sum of Twenty Pounds only, having heretofore Provided for my said Children in such manner as I have thought necessary, of like lawful money within Six Months after my decease. Also to my Grand Son William Dyer Son of my Daughter Sarah Stapleton by a former Husband, the Sum of Twenty Pounds of like lawful money and I direct the same to be paid to him when and so soon as he shall attain the age of Twenty one years. Also to my Grand Daughter Sarah Dyer sister of the above named William Dyer and to my Grand Daughter Mary Rains the Daughter of my said Daughter Sarah Stapleton by Thomas Rains former Husband, the sum of Twenty Pounds apiece of the like lawful money and I direct the same to be paid to them as follows to the said Sarah Dyer when and so soon as she shall attain to the age of Twenty one years and to the said Mary Rains within three months next after my decease. All which said Legacies I do hereby give and bequeath to them my said Children and Grand Children accordingly and direct the same to be paid unto them by my Executor hereinafter named when and as they shall severally and respectively become due and payable as aforesaid Also I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Stapleton the sum of Four Shillings Weekly and ever week for and during the Term of her Natural Life. Also I give and Bequeath unto my Housekeeper Elizabeth Litchfield in consideration of her good Services to me the Sum of Six Shillings weekly and every week for and during the Term of her Natural Life free and clear of all Taxes, Charges and deductions Whatsoever and I direct the same weekly payments to be paid to them the said Sarah Stapleton and Elizabeth Litchfield by my Executor herein after named on every Monday in each week the first payment thereof to begin and be made on the first and next Monday after my decease But Subject to the Provisa herein after contained for making Void the same Weekly Payments that is to say Provided always nevertheless that if my said Daughter Sarah Stapleton or the said Elizabeth Litchfield or either of them shall at any time hereafter Marry again then and in such case it is my will and desire that the said Weekly payments to her or them so marrying shall from thenceforth cease and be no longer paid anything hereintofore contained to the contrary thereof in any wise not with standing. And Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint My said Son William Redman Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all and every other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore Made. I do declare this to be my last Will And Testament In Witness whereof I the said John Redman the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of Paper affixed Togheter and the Top with a Seal Set my hand and Seal * Videlicit to the first sheet thereof my hand only and to this Second and last Sheet my hand and Seal Second day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and two.

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Said John Redman the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, the same being first read over to him. Who have at his request in his Presence in the Presence of each other Subscribed our names as Witnesses to the same.

E. Eagles
William Griffin his Clerk

John Redman

February 26th 1803 This Will was proved on the Oath of William Redman sole Executor herein named who was sworn duly to seecute the same & that the effects of the Testator did not amount to the sum of Six Hundred pounds Value before we Thomas, John, Mo (?) Cave, Surrogate

James Redman Will of Houghton, Conquest Bedfordshire
Signed Oct. 5, 1811
Proved Dec. 19, 1811
Film #88069
Transcribed by Pam Bott

This is the last will & Testament of me James Redman of Houghton Conquest in the county of Bedford, * Victuallar, which I make & ordain in manner following/that is to say/I give & bequeath unto my brother William Redman of Houghton Conquest aforesaid fanner all & every my Goods, Chattles, household furniture, stock in trade, ready money & all & every other my personal estate & effects whatsoever, wheresoever & of what nature or kind solves which I shall die seized or possessed of subject nevertheless to the payment thereout of the several Legacies or sums of Ten pounds apiece to my three Sisters Sarah Stapleton Widow, Mary Bass Widow & Elizabeth Redman spinster & also of the like Sum of Ten Pounds apiece unto Mary Seins, William Dyer & Sarah Dyer, children of my said sister Sarah Stapleton & also of the like sum of Ten pounds unto Ann Wood wife of John Wood of Ampthill in the said county of Bedford Collarmaker & also of the Legacy or Sum of one hundred & two pounds unto my housekeeper Lucy Farr all which said several legacies or Sums of money I do hereby give & bequeath to them accordingly& direct the same to be paid by my said brother William Redman within three months next after my decease & make subject to the payment of my just Debts, funeral & testamentary expenses. And Lastly I do herein nominate, constitute & appoint my said brother William Redman & John Armstrong of Houghton Conquest aforesaid fanner joint Executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking & making void all former other Wills by me at anytime herefore made & executed. In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & seal the fifth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & eleven James Redman.

LS + The mark & seal of the aforesaid James Redman the Testator. Signed sealed published & declared by the said James Redman the testator on & for his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request in the sight & presence of each other have witnessed the same. Geo. King, clerk to Mr. Eagles, Ampthill, James Kurt, schoolmaster Houghton Conquest Beds, Dec. 19, 1811. Proved on the Oath of William Redman an Executor herein named before George Condric (?) clerk M.A. Surrogate.

Collated by Thobius (?) Abbot D.B.

Victualer is “One who furnishes provisions i.e. food, one who keeps a house of entertainments” from 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary

They had the following children.

  M i James FURR was born in 1805/1806.
  M ii
Thomas FURR was born 1 on 6 Apr 1806 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 4 Jun 1806 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Sarah FURR was christened 1 on 4 Oct 1807 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv George FURR (twin) was christened on 23 Aug 1812. He was buried on 22 Jan 1885.
  F v
Hannah FURR (twin) [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 23 Aug 1812 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
Edward FURR was born 1 on 12 Apr 1817 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 4 Dec 1817 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3 on 10 Dec 1817 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John MASSEY. John married Mary.

John worked.

Mary. Mary married John MASSEY.

Mary worked.

They had the following children.

  F i Sarah (Sally) MASSEY was christened on 18 Oct 1817.

James FURR [Parents] was christened 1 on 7 May 1837 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. James married Sarah about 1864 in of Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Sarah was born about 1840 in of Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married James FURR about 1864 in of Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary Ann FURR was born 1 on 28 Aug 1865 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 2 on 20 May 1866 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
Frederick FURR was born 1 on 6 Jul 1867 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 1 Jun 1873 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Louisa FURR was born 1 on 2 Jul 1870 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 2 on 1 Jun 1873 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv
Caroline FURR was born 1 on 19 Jun 1872 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 2 on 1 Jun 1873 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Emma Jane FURR was born 1 on 17 Sep 1875 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 2 on 2 Dec 1877 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi
Ellen FURR was born 1 on 28 Sep 1877 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 2 on 2 Dec 1877 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

David FURR [Parents] was born on 8 Jul 1846 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 1 on 6 Sep 1846 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. David married Mrs. Mary Ann FURR about 1879 in Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

David was counted in a census 2 in 1861 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Could be the same David Farr who married Sarah Mason in 1870?

CENSUS: Age 15.

Mrs. Mary Ann FURR was born 1 in 1847 in Whalley, Derby, England, United Kingdom. Mrs. married David FURR about 1879 in Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary Ann FURR was born 1 in 1880 in Cobriggs, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mary was counted in a census 2 in 1881 in Hasland, Derby, England, United Kingdom.

Richard GEAL was born 1 on 10 Oct 1861 in Redhill, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 3 May 1863 in St. John, Redhill, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Richard married 2 Louisa FURR "Lucy" on 5 May 1877 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Louisa "Lucy" FURR [Parents] was christened 1 on 21 Sep 1851 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Lucy married 2 Richard GEAL on 5 May 1877 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Lucy was also known as Lucy. She was counted in a census 3 in 1861 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

CENSUS: Age 9.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Richard's last name is spelled 'Jeal' in the marriage record.

CENSUS: Lucy's father George is living with them.


John FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 20 Jun 1756 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 15 Dec 1829 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 3 Elizabeth BUTCHER on 5 Feb 1778 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

CHRISTENING: Record says son of Law & Elizabeth. The only possibility for parents in the records are Lawrence who married Eliz. Pierce in 1733. The other Lawrence in the records marries too late.

Elizabeth BUTCHER was born about 1757 in of, Clophill, Bedforshired, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 1 John FARR on 5 Feb 1778 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Henry FARR was christened 1 in 31 NOV 1778 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 23 Mar 1849 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
James FARR was christened 1 on 18 Jun 1780 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 20 Jul 1797 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
William FARR was christened 1 on 19 Aug 1782 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv Thomas FARR was christened on 18 Jul 1784. He was buried on 11 Sep 1830.
  M v Law FARR was christened on 1 Apr 1787. He was buried on 10 Aug 1827.
  F vi
Elizabeth FARR was christened 1 on 29 Jun 1788 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 25 Apr 1807 in Old Buckenham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
John FARR was christened 1 on 26 Feb 1790 in Clophill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F viii
Sarah FURR was born about 1792 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 26 Jun 1793 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ix
Mary FURR was christened 1 on 23 Jun 1793 in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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