Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Thomas BRIGHAM [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1549 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 3 Gillian in 1571.

THOMAS4 BRIGHAM (Thomas2, Thomas2, Thomasl), born about 1549, is mentioned in the will of his father dated 25 Oct., 1558, previously given; also was given a bequest in the will of his cousin Peter Tomlinson alias Millington, dated 21 Dec. 1584, as mentioned above. (P. and E. York Wills, vol. 15, part 3, fol. 347, and vol. 22, fol. 677.) He was a cloth-worker as in his burial record of 8 Nov., 1586, he is called a "webster." On 3 May, 1587, administration on his estate was given to his widow Gillan. (Adm. Act Books, P. and E. Court of York, Harthill Deanery.)

Gillian was born in 1553 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. Gillian married 1 Thomas BRIGHAM 2 in 1571.

Source: "The History of the Brigham Family" 2nd Vol. by Emma Elisabeth Brigham

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth BRIGHAM was born in 1571.
  M ii John BRIGHAM was born in 1574. He died in 1621.
  M iii Thomas BRIGHAM was christened on 21 May 1575. He died before 19 Mar 1632/1633.
  M iv
William BRIGHAM was christened 1 on 17 Jun 1578 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 17 Aug 1578 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v Richard BRIGHAM was christened on 16 Aug 1579. He died in 1627.
  M vi Robert BRIGHAM was christened on 20 May 1582. He was buried on 8 Sep 1640.

James WATSON 1.

James had a will 2 on 10 Jul 1615 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

He had the following children.

  F i Constance WATSON was born on 15 Aug 1578. She died on 10 Jul 1615.
  F ii Isabel WATSON was christened on 21 Feb 1560/1561. She was buried on 25 Jun 1634.

William BRIGHAM [Parents] was born 1 about 1607 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. William married Margaret.

Margaret. Margaret married William BRIGHAM.


John BRIGHAM [Parents] was born 1 about 1611 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 2 Mary ANDERSON on 1 Nov 1637 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mary ANDERSON. Mary married 1 John BRIGHAM on 1 Nov 1637 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.


James MCLACHLAN. James married Sarah Ann POULTER.

Sarah Ann POULTER [Parents] [scrapbook] was born in 1815 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 1 on 13 Jul 1817. Sarah married James MCLACHLAN.


Thomas BRIGHAM [Parents] was christened 1, 2 on 21 May 1575 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 before 19 Mar 1632/1633 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 4 Isabel WATSON 5 on 4 Feb 1600/1601 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Isabel WATSON [Parents] 1 was christened 2 on 21 Feb 1560/1561 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3 on 25 Jun 1634 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. Isabel married 4 Thomas BRIGHAM on 4 Feb 1600/1601 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Ann BRIGHAM was born in 1610. She died on 11 Oct 1675.

Robert CLARKE [Parents] was born 1 about 1490 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in 1550 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Robert married Alice about 1519 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

In his will, dated 24 September 1548 and proved 15 January 1550/1 at Besthorpe, Robert Clarke of Banham referred to his father, John Clarke, indicating that he had held land in the same parish. After the customary preamble, Robert bequeathed “my soule to god ailmyghtie our Ladye sainte Marie & all the holye companye of heaven and my body to be buryed in the churche yarde” of Banham. He made bequests as follows:
for the sustentation of the poore . . . xijd . . . to Thomas Clarke my sonne & to his heires my free tenement sometyme John Clarke my ffather with all the lands free & bonde that to the said ten[emen}tte belonge except twoo acres & a [half] in hooke upon thys condicion that the said Thomas shall paye unto Katherine my daughter [33s 4d] at the daye of her marriage.. . to Rowlande my son, twoo acres & a [half] of land free lyeinge in the hooke [upon the condition] that the said Rowlande paie to Katherine my daughter at the daye of her marriage [33s 4d]
to the saide Rowlande my sonne xl acres & a halfe and a half a rode of lande & medowe bonde wt a tent[emen]te called Silverns in westgate the whyche I pur­sheased of John Plowman to hold to the sayde Rowlande & to his heyres for ever after the decease of Alyce my wyffe . to Alyce my wyffe my close that I per­cheased of Rycharde Leye terme of her lyef/And after her decease I will the said close to remayne to Thomas my son and to his heirs for ever/Itm. to Rowlande my son half an acre of land bonde, lyeinge at the [illegible] plane ende in the valeye & one rode & a halfe lyeinge in the same fairlonge and abbutt upon the lande of John Clarke towards the sowthe... /Itm. . . to Thomas Clarke my son one roode & a half of lande lyeing in Swete hyll medowe & half an acre lyeinge in the same medowe . ./I wyll yf I chance to dye seised in the twoo acres & a half of free lande lyeing in the hooke, that Thomas my sonn after the decease of Alyce my wyff shall gyve estate to Rowlande my sonne of the twoo acres & a half of lande in the hooke aforesayde . . And yf the sayde Thomas my sonne will not gyve to Rowlande my sonne estate of the twoo acres and a half of lande lyeing in the hooke That then I wyll & gyve to Rowlande my sonne that close whyche I pur­cheased of Richarde Leye of Banham /I gyve to Johane Huntinge my daughter [40s] the whyche I wyll that Thomas & Rowlande my sonnes shall paye unto her after my decease . . . Itm I gyve to Isabell Sharpynye [20s] to be payde to her at the day of her maryage/Itm I gyve to Robert Rowse my godson [12d] /And I gyve Alyce Rowse [12d]/Itm I gyve to John Huntynge my daughters sonne [12d] And to Johan Huntynge, Margaret Huntynge, Elizabeth Huntynge the chyldren of Johanne my daughter. I give to evrye of them [12~] /ltm I give & bequeath to evry godchyld of myne iiijd/The Residue. . . I give them to Alyce my wyfe whome I ordayne & make myne executrixe...
Witnesses were “Rycharde Lee and Thomas Blaxstone of Banham and John Collyns of Wilbye.”

Alice was born about 1492. She died about Sep 1554 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Alice married Robert CLARKE about 1519 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

Alice had a will 1 on 31 Aug 1554 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Her will was probated 2 on 6 Nov 1554 in New Buckingham, , England, United Kingdom.

Robert's widow, “Alice Clerk of Banham,” left a will dated 31 August 1554, witnessed by Thomas Clerk and Thomas Reve, clerk, proved 6 November 1554 at New Buckingham. She stated her desire to be buried in the churchyard of Banham and bequeathed her moveable estate of household goods, pewter, brass, and silver items to her named daughters Katherine, Johan Hunting, and Margaret Rouse, and her named sons, Thomas and Rowland, who was to be executor, and to an unidentified Martha Clerk, perhaps the wife of her son Thomas.

They had the following children.

  F i
Johanne CLARKE was born 1 about 1520 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 after 1582.
  M ii Rowland CLARKE was born before 1530. He was buried on 5 Mar 1579/1580.
  F iii
Margaret CLARKE 1.
  F iv
Katherine CLARKE 1.
  M v Thomas CLARKE.

Rowland CLARKE [Parents] was born 1 before 1530 in England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 5 Mar 1579/1580 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Rowland married 3 Margaret MICKLEWOOD in 1554 in England, United Kingdom.

In his will dated 1 March 22 Eliz. [1579/80], witnessed by John Goiding­ham, Thomas Spink, Clement Warwick, John Morley, and John Dexter, and proved 10 April 15801281 in Attleborough, Rowland Clarke of Banham directed that his body be buried within the churchyard of Banham, and made bequests:
......unto the poore people of Banham aforesaid [6s 8d] to be parted amongste them wheare most nede is Item I will that Margaret my wife shall have the occupacion and profits of all my lands and tenements bothe free and bonde lyinge and beinge in Banham aforesaide for the terme of foure years next after and from the feast of Saint Michaell the archangel! next and [all his lands in Banham] after my decease upon these conditions that the said Margaret my wife within tenne dais next after my decease shall make a lawfull surrender to the use of Clement Clark my sonne after the terme of the foure yeares aforesaide which the said Margarett had of the gifte of Richard Miclewoode her father And also that the said Margaret shall keepe and bringe up all my children at her charge until they doe come unto lawfull years. . I will that William and Edward my sonnes shalle keepe at Scoole in Banham or Buckenham ore anye other towne neare unto Banham aforesaid Item if Margaret my wife doe refuse to performe these conditions aforesaide then I will that Clement my sonne shall enter presentlye after my decease into all my landes and tenements both free and bonde whiche weare Robert Clarkes my father to have and to hould to him and to his heyers for ever upon this condicion herafter followinge . that the said Clement his heyers Executors or Assigns doe paye . . . unto William Clark Thomas Clark and Edward Clark my sonnes unto everye one of them [£20].. as they shall come to ther like several! ages of Three and twentie years . . . Item I do give and bequeath unto Margaret Alice Elizabeth and Anne my daughters and to everye of them [£20] to be paide by my said wife unto everye of them at thear severall ages of two and twentie years . . . [two pages of conditions concerning survivors' legacies should any heirs die] . . . Margaret my wife . . . I doe ordayrie and make my sole executrix. . . which supervisors I ordeyne and make John Goldingham of Banham gentleman and Clement Warwicke my brother in lawe of this my testament and last will To whome I doe give full authoritie. . . to demande a good and law­ful! assurance of Edward Colbye of Banham gentleman from him and his heyers to the use of Clement my sonne and his heyrs of and in certeyne lands whiche the said Edward Colbye have bargained and sold unto me for divers years past.

Margaret MICKLEWOOD [Parents] was buried 1 on 25 Jan 1593/1594 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Margaret married 2 Rowland CLARKE in 1554 in England, United Kingdom.

The will of “Margarett Clarke of Banham in the countie of Norfolk widow, late the wyfe of Rowlande Clarke deceased,” dated 23 January 1593, proved 10 April 1594, reads in part:

I doe give unto Margaret my daughter my best gowne. . . unto Francys Ayer my sonne in law my best cowe. . . upon this condition viz, that he. . . paye... [10s] to my neve Robert James I doe give to Alice my daughter One cowe and my chese presse. . . upon condition that she . . . paye.. . to Edward my sonne [10s]... unto Thomas my sonne one ewe & a Lamb and my Bed with the furniture . . to Edward my .sonne [2] payer of sheets. . . all the rest. . . to my daughter Anne Clarke. . . she. .. shall paye unto my sonne Whim Clarke. . . [30s] . . . I doe ordayne and make the executor of this my last will and testament Thomas my sonne. . . these wittoesses . . . Franncis Ayer & Thomas Lance.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret CLARKE was born about 1555.
  M ii Clement CLARKE was born about 1557. He was buried on 11 Apr 1593.
  F iii Alice CLARKE was christened on 29 Sep 1560.
  F iv Elizabeth CLARKE was born about 1563. She was buried on 17 Feb 1593/1594.
  M v
William CLARKE was christened 1 on 2 Sep 1565 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 5 Dec 1630 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi Thomas CLARKE was christened on 7 Mar 1567/1568. He was buried on 10 May 1638.
  F vii Anne CLARKE was christened on 4 Jun 1570.
  M viii Edward CLARKE was born about 1572.

Joseph CLARKE [Parents] was christened 1 on 11 Apr 1613 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 6 Jan 1683/1684 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married 3 Alice FENN on 15 Apr 1640 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

JOSEPH CLARK is said to have been born in county Suffolk, England, and, if he is the passenger, “Jo:Clark,” on the ship Constance, 1635, born about 1597. He may possibly be the son of Rowland Clark who died in Dedham, Mass., without probate. The wife of Joseph, Alice, is given in Americana and the Jelke-Frazier Ancestry as Alice Pepper, baptized inthe parish of St. Aldermany, London, March 25, 1623, the daughter of Robert Pepper* who settled in Roxbury, Mass., and married about 1642, but may have had a first wife Elizabeth, who died in 1642. Another account says he married Alice Brass, a passenger on the Constance in 1635, her age given as fifteen. She perhaps married a Pepper as her first husband. Joseph died in Medfield, Mass., on Jan. 6, 1683/4, and Alice died in Dedham on March 17, 1710/11.

Joseph may have come on the ship Mary and John in 1630. He settled in Dorchester, Mass., where on Nov. 22, 1634, he with twelve other men were given a grant of six acres of land “for their small and great lots at Naponsett betwixt the Ind­ian feud and the mill.” It is said that he returned to Eng­land and sailed back on the ship Constance, Oct.24, 1635, his age given as 38. This does not fit the record of his being admitted freeman at Dorchester, March 4, 1634/5.He was one of the earliest residents of Dedham, being there in September 1640. He subscribed to the covenant. He had several grants Of land in Dedham. His house in Dedham was valued at £5.4.0. in 1648. He was one of the first Dedhamn men who undertook the settlement of Medfield, and was made a freeman there on May 18, 1653. His home was on the west side of what is now South Street, and an old cellar marks the spot where ho built. He served as selectman in 1660, and had a grant in 1663 for his son Joseph, Junior, to build upon.

Under “True coppye of the subscriptions of the inhabitants of Med Field towards the buillding of the new Collidg at Cam­bridge [Harvard]” in 1678, Joseph Clark is listed as contrib­uting “two bushielles Endian Corn,” most of the subscribers using grain instead of money contributions.

His will of June 24, 1682, was probated in June 1684. It left legacies to wife Alice, sons Joseph, Ephraim, Nathaniel, Benjamin and John; daughter Rebecca Richardson, a grandchild, John Bowers, and son-in-law John Adams. His daughter MARY had
presumably had her portion when she married, sinceshewas not mentioned in the will, although she was living at the time.

*  Son of John (and Alyce Baker) Pepper, son of Henry Pepper.

Source: Descendants of Thomas Farr of Harpswell, Maine by Edith Bartlett Sumner

Alice FENN was born 1 about 1619 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 17 Mar 1710/1711 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Alice married 3 Joseph CLARKE on 15 Apr 1640 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

Given name may be Alse


Benjamin SMITH was born 1 about 1612 in England, United Kingdom. Benjamin married 2, 3 Mary CLARKE 4 on 10 Aug 1641 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary CLARKE [Parents] 1 was christened 2 on 12 Mar 1614/1615 in Banham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3, 4 Benjamin SMITH on 10 Aug 1641 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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