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


George BAILY. George married 1 Mary FAYRIE on 23 Jun 1642 in Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mary FAYRIE [Parents] was christened on 19 Mar 1626 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mary married 1 George BAILY on 23 Jun 1642 in Wootton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


John FAREY [Parents] was christened on 15 Jun 1628 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married Mrs. John FAREY about 1648 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John had a will 1 on 20 Feb 1676 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

John Farye 1676
Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire
FHL British Film #88044 pg. 183/88
Extract by Pam Bott

Date 20 Feb 1676
At the beginning of the will the scribe spells his surname “ffary”. But at the end of the will John signs his surname “ffarye”.
He is a yeoman from Flitwick, Bedford
He gives 5 pounds to his brother in law Thomas Pearse.
The rest of his goods, estate, etc. he gives to 6 kinsfolk: Elizabeth Baily, Rebecka ffary, Anne ffary, Elizabeth ffary, Thomas Pearse, and Elizabeth Pearse to be equally divided amongst them. He does not say how they are related.
Executor is his brother in law Thomas Pearse
Witnesses: Anne Pedder, and John Salter

Mrs. John FAREY. Mrs. married John FAREY about 1648 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


Thomas PEARSE 1. Thomas married Elizabeth FARY on 8 May 1663 in Potsgrove, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth FARY [Parents] 1 was christened on 22 Jan 1632 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married Thomas PEARSE on 8 May 1663 in Potsgrove, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


Thomas FAYRE [Parents] was born about 1550 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died before 1582 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married Mrs. Jane FAYRE.

Mrs. Jane FAYRE. Mrs. married Thomas FAYRE.


Henry COLLOPPE. Henry married Margarett FAYRE.

Margarett FAYRE [Parents] was born about 1556 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Margarett married Henry COLLOPPE.


Edmond FAYRE [Parents] was born about 1553 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 1 on 9 Dec 1617 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Edmond married Mrs. Margarette FAYRE about 1601 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

We know that this Edmond had a son Edmond because he shows as a brother to the other children in Willyam Fayre's will. Also Edmond mentions Joseph as "his youngest son" and then he doesn't mention the other names of his sons.

Edmond Farey 1617 Flitwick
Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire
FHL Film #88020, pg. 105
Extract by Pam Bott

Will date is 5 December 1617.
Edmond Farey is from Flitwick, Bedford. He asks to be buried in the churchyard of Flitwick near his father. He does not state his father’s name.
He has 4 daughters: Dorothy, Elizabeth, Alice, and Jane Farey.
He has a son named Joseph whom he says is his youngest son, but doesn’t mention any other son’s names.
His wife’s name is Margarette Farey whom he makes his executrix.
Overseers and supervisors: Edward Bloefeilde, gent; Willyam Farey, (Edmond’s brother), Thomas Barnarde, alias Cripsey, and George Sorle.
Witnesses: John Breade, spelled Beard in the probate, and others, he states.
Probate is in Latin dated 10 March 1617.


Luton Archives
LL - 1180-1936
Lyall Muniments: relating chiefly to the Flitwick Estate of the Brooks family.
Reference LL1/75
Title Grant: John Fayre of Flitwick, yeoman, to his son Edmund Fayre of Dunstable, mercer. - The messuage in which he dwells at Dennell ende between the tenements of George Collop in occupation of John Wood, and William Sybley, in occupation of Thomas Odell; also 34½ acres land in the Fields, and 6 acres meadow in Stanyate mede, and l rood meadow in Church end mede; to the sole use of him and his heirs. Witnesses: Henry Collop, Thomas Odell, Richard Coke, Anthony Maynad.
Date 1582
Diplomatic notes  [Seisin entered on seal-fold]

Mrs. Margarette FAYRE was born about 1570 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mrs. married Edmond FAYRE about 1601 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Dorothy FAYRE 1 was born about 1602 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Elizabeth FAYRE 1 was born about 1604 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 24 Feb 1613 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii Edmond FAYRE was born about 1609. He died in 1660.
  F iv Alice FAYRE was christened on 15 Nov 1607.
  F v
Jane FAYRE was christened 1 on 26 Jul 1611 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 13 Aug 1618 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
Joseph FAYRE was christened 1 on 1 Feb 1615 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
Issac FAYRE was christened 1 on 25 Apr 1618 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Edmond FAYRE [Parents] was born about 1609 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1660 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Edmond married 1 Sarah SOALE on 9 Jun 1628 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Edmond had a will 2 on 2 Sep 1658 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Edmonds name changes in the parish records from Edmond to Edward several times.

Edmond Farey 1660 Flitwick
Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire
FHL Film #88034, pg. 50
Extract by Pam Bott

The date of the will is 2 Sept 1658. It is probated in Latin in 1660.
Edmond Farey is from Flitwick, Bedford.
He has a son named Edmond Farey, the younger.
His oldest son’s name is George Farey. He also has a son named John Farey.
He has 2 daughters named Marie and Elizabeth.
He has a close called Blacklane in the parish of Flitwick. He has lands in the parish of Ampthill, Bedford called Fanne Meade and also lands in the parish of North Crawley, Bucks.
He makes his son Edmond his executor.
Overseers and also witnesses: Thomas Arnold, gent; and William Silby

Sarah SOALE was born about 1611 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married 1 Edmond FAYRE on 9 Jun 1628 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
George FAREY was born 1 on 29 Mar 1629 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Elizabeth FAREY was born on 3 Oct 1630 in Toddington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii Edmond FAREY the younger was born on 8 May 1631. He died in 1675.
  F iv
Marie FAREY was born about 1634 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v
Joseph FAYRE was born 1 on 12 Jul 1635 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
John FAREY was born 1 on 5 Aug 1638 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Sarah FAYRE was born 1 on 23 Jan 1647 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

BIRTH: Source says mother was Sarah.

John CARDWELL was born about 1605 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married Alice FAYRE on 14 Jul 1663 in Chalgrave, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Alice FAYRE [Parents] was christened 1 on 15 Nov 1607 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Alice married John CARDWELL on 14 Jul 1663 in Chalgrave, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Maybe married Richard Arnold instead of John Cardwell?


Benjamin FARR was born in 1840 in Vermont, United States. Benjamin married 1 Clarinda NEWCOMB on 4 Nov 1877 in Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

Benjamin resided 2, 3 in 1880 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

Hi Tim, I am wondering if you are related to Benjamin Farr found in the 1880 census in Des Moines, IA. He was born in Vermont in 1840. It shows him living with Clare (Newcomb) Farr with 4-year old William listed as 'son'. It indicates that Clare is 'divorced'. She is my 2x great grandmother and William is my great grandfather. Family oral history says William's father's name was Milton Henry Farr who was shot in a saloon in Leadville, CO. He was supposedly killed when William was very small. His mother Clarinda Newcomb died in Haviland, KS on Christmas day in 1887. leaving William an orphan at 11 years old. No one from the Newcomb family ever reached out to help him. This has been a family mystery for 100 years. If you can help, please contact me at deann.wylie@gmail.comi Tim, I am wondering if you are related to Benjamin Farr found in the 1880 census in Des Moines, IA. He was born in Vermont in 1840. It shows him living with Clare (Newcomb) Farr with 4-year old William listed as 'son'. It indicates that Clare is 'divorced'. She is my 2x great grandmother and William is my great grandfather. Family oral history says William's father's name was Milton Henry Farr who was shot in a saloon in Leadville, CO. He was supposedly killed when William was very small. His mother Clarinda Newcomb died in Haviland, KS on Christmas day in 1887. leaving William an orphan at 11 years old. No one from the Newcomb family ever reached out to help him. This has been a family mystery for 100 years. If you can help, please contact me at deann.wylie@gmail.com

Clarinda NEWCOMB 1 was born in 1842 in Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 25 Dec 1887 in Haviland, Kiowa, Kansas, United States. Clarinda married 2 Benjamin FARR on 4 Nov 1877 in Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

Clarinda resided 3 in 1850 in Grant, Wisconsin, United States. She resided 4 in 1880 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Milton Henry

RESIDENCE: Divorced and spouse of Benjamin Farr, son William.

They had the following children.

  M i
Willliam Henry FARR was born in 1876 in Iowa, United States.

Willliam resided 1 in 1880 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

Milton Henry FARR 1 was born about 1840 in Iowa, United States. Milton married 2 Clarinda NEWCOMB about 1875.

Clarinda NEWCOMB 1 was born in 1842 in Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 25 Dec 1887 in Haviland, Kiowa, Kansas, United States. Clarinda married 2 Milton Henry FARR about 1875.

Clarinda resided 3 in 1850 in Grant, Wisconsin, United States. She resided 4 in 1880 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Benjamin

RESIDENCE: Divorced and spouse of Benjamin Farr, son William.

They had the following children.

  M i William Henry FARR was born on 1 Feb 1876. He died on 8 Dec 1972.

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