Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


William SCOTT was born 1 about 1450 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in 1498 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. William married Clemence 3.

WILLIAM SCOTT of Glemsford, county Suffolk, is the earliest Scott ancestor of this family who can be identified. He apparently died at a rather young age, as his son Richard outlived him by sixty two years. William was probably born about 1450. His brief will names only two sons, to whom he bequeathed his lands in seven nearby parishes, i.e. in Glemsford, Boxsted, Cavendish, Somerton, Hawkedon, Wickhambrook and Denston. No wife was mentioned, but that does not prove she was dead, considering the brevity of his will. In the 1524 Subsidy (tax) list, there was a Clemence Skot, widow, who paid 2s.6d. on property worth £5. Clemence was probably his widow. His son Thomas had a daughter named Clemence, which suggests as much. His will was dated 24 April 1498, proved 29 September following, so he died around late summer of 1498.

24 April 1498 - the will of WILLIAM SKOTT of Glemsford in the diocese of Norwich ... to be buried in the churchyard of Glemsford ... to the high altar for tithes forgotten 20d. ... to Richard my son all my chattels & goods, he to be executor. Witnesses: ‘I'homas Brewster alias Aldeby of Glemsford & Thomas Fyrmyn of Hawkedon with others ... Richard my son to have all lands & tenements I hold in the towns of Glemsford, Boxsted, C avendish, Somerton & Hawkedon ... to Thomas Skott my son lands & tenements I hold in Wickhambrook & Denston. Proved 29 September 1498. (R2/13/79)
Ref.: Probate Records at Bury Saint Edmunds; Suffolk Green Book, No. X

Clemence 1. Clemence married William SCOTT.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard SCOTT was born about 1476. He died in Apr 1560.
  M ii
Thomas SCOTT was born 1 about 1478 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 about 1529 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


THOMAS, b perhaps about 1478; he inherited the lands in Wickhambrook & Denston, but remained in Glemsford; m Joan ______; he d about 1529, testate; 6 ch. named in the will; in the 1524 Subsidy, he paid a tax of 2a. on lands worth £2

3 August 1524 - the will of THOMAS SCOT of Glemsford ... to be buried in the parish churchyard of Glemsford ... to William Scot my eldest son & to Isabell now his wife all my land & tenements in the downs & fields of Wickhambrook, Stradishall & Denston, county Suffolk, for their lives, then to Richard Scot son of the said William & Isabell, then in tail to eldest son of the said William & Isabell, etc., then to daughters & to their heirs ... If all children of William & Isabell d.s.p. then to my other sons, then to my daughters ... to said son William my tenement called Clases in Boxsted in which he is living, for life of my wife Joan his mother, he to keep her for life in sickness & in health as it seemeth a woman of her degree to be found ... if William d.s.p. then to son John ... to the said young William & John my sons my tenement wherein I dwell for life of their mother, then to son John daughter Clemens to have chamber in my tenement wherein I dwell with the said John for life if she be unmarried ... whoever has tenement called Clasea after decease of wife Joan shall pay Clemens 3s.4d. yearly for life ... if son John d.s.p. then tenement to Clemens & to Andrew Scot son of eldest son William ... to Thomas Everard my son in law 40s. payable after decease of wife Joan ... to Clemens my daughter 10s. ... residue to wife Joan to dispose of at her pleasure William my eldest son to have tenement called Hokys ... Executors to be said eldest son William & John Segar my farmer at Wickhambrook. Witnesses: John Walis, chaplain, Thomas Brewster, the aforesaid Thomas Everard,John Grome, Robert Ailmer et aba. Proved 12 May 1529. (R2/18/9)

William SCOTT [Parents] was buried 1 on 8 Feb 1558 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. William married Margaret.


WILLIAM, 4th ch.; m Margaret; he was buried 8 Feb. 1558/9 at Glemsford; 6 ch. named in his will; she m 2, 29 Jan. 1559/60 at Glemsford, Jacob Gaily; his will: 16 January 1558/9 - the will of WILLIAM SKOTT of Finstead in the parish of Glemsford, ... to he buried in the churchyard of Glemsford ... to Margaret my wife my homestall wherein I flow dwell wit.h all my lands pertaining unto the same for term of her life, she to bring up all my children ... after her decease, homestall & lands to Andrew my eldest son, he to pay each of my children 40s., to wit, to Elizabeth my daughter, to John my son, to Maryon my daughter, to Peter my son, to Avyes my daughter, the said 40s. to be paid over a period of five years next after the decease of wife Margaret, 405. per year starting with Elizabeth and in order of their descending ages ... lands in tail to second son John then to Peter ... Margaret and Andrew to be executors, Richard Skottmy brother supervisor to whom 3s4d. Witnesses: Richard Skott, Richard Skott his son and Robert Skott & others. Proved 18 April 1559. (W1122127)

Margaret.


John STRUTT was born 1 about 1450 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 5 Feb 1516 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. John married Elizabeth.

JOHN STRUTT of Glemsford, Suffolk, England, was born about the middle of the fifteenth century in the reign of Henry VI. His wife was named Elizabeth, sometimes called Isabell, since the two were synonymous then, much as Elizabeth and Betty are today. All that is known of John and Elizabeth comes from their wills, abstracts of which follow. He was apparently a blacksmith. In the 1542 Suffolk Subsidy (tax) Roll for Glemsford, she was taxed on £13.6.8. and paid 6s.8d.

12 September 1516 - the will of JOHN STRUT of Glemsford, county Suffolk to be buried in the parish church of Glenisford ... to the priests, clerks and poor people ... to wife Isabell my capital messuage in Glemsford and tenement in Cavendish for her lifetime, then to my son Thomas ... to my wife 100 marks, to my son ,Iohn 40 marks, to son Robert 20 marks ... to son Thomas my shop and stuff therein belonging to smythescraft ... and to Thomas Elice and my daughter Elizabeth his wife, three tenements purchased of Master William Ailof, one tenement purchased of Sir John Parson, and land purchased of John Roberd, all in Sudbury ... to each of my daughters Katheryn and Margery a bed, a brass pot, a kettle and a steel pan, they receiving yearly from Thomas Elice 26s.8d. equally divided ... to John Bigge and Elizabeth Bigge which were the daughters of Alice Bigge my daughter, 20 shillings each at age 16 ... Executors to be wife Isabell, Sons , John & Thomas, & ,lohn Roberd of Sudhury, mercer. Witnesses: Sir John Waleis, parish priest, the forsaid Thomas Elice, Thomas Browster, John Cobb the elder & many others. Proved  5 February 15 16/17.
(Ref.: P.C.C. 26 Holder)
Ref.: The American genealogist 61:161-166

Elizabeth died in 1526 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married John STRUTT.

22 September 1526 - the will of ELIZABETH STRUTTE of Glemsford, county Suffolk, widow ... to be buried in the church of Our Lady Saint Mary in Glemsford ... to the church ... to daughter Elizabeth Ellice the featherbed with the boulster which I lie upon the day of my death and one salt of silver ... to son Thomas Strutte the residue of goods movable and unmovable, he to be executor. Witnesses: Sir Thomas Dyninge, parish priest of Glemsford, John Disse and others. Proved 13 November 1626. (Ref.: W1/23/25)

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas STRUTT died in 1544.
  M ii
John STRUTT 1.
  M iii
Robert STRUTT 1.


ROBERT, listed under Glemsford on the anticipation list (1523) for the 1524 subsidy as taxable on £40 (Suffolk Green Books, X:406)
  F iv Elizabeth STRUTT.
  F v
Alice STRUTT 1.
  F vi
Katherine STRUTT 1.
  F vii
Margery STRUTT 1.

Erasmus STRUTT [Parents] was born 1 about 1525 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in 1557. Erasmus married 3 Alice ROBERDES on 9 Oct 1552 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


ERASMUS, prob. b about 1525; m 9 Oct. 1552, Alice Roberdes; ch.: Joanna bp. 15 July 1553, John bp. 12 April 1556- d.y.;he d 1557-8; she m 2, 13 June 1558 at Glemsford, John White
5 November 1557 - the will of Erasmus Strutt of Glemesforth, diocese of Norwich...to be buried in the churchyard of Glemesforth...to wife Alyce my mansion house called Cowtells for her life, and then to my daughter Joan Strutte and her lawful heirs, and lacking heirs, to be sold and proceeds go to my brothers and sisters and their children....lands in Gleemesforth to be sold and proceeds, after debts, go to my two sisters Ursula Browster, wife of Thomas, and Audria Hatch, and their children.., wife Alyce to have four hogs, wheat, barley, bedding with all other implements of household whatsoever...to the parish clerk and poor people of Glemesforth...my brothers John Strutt and Ewstas Strutt to be executors. Witnesses: Sir Alexander Emot priest, Wylliam Crosse, Wylliam Brincleys, Edwarde Gefferayes, and John Stowe with others. Proved 24 May 1558 (Bell 115)

Alice ROBERDES. Alice married 1 Erasmus STRUTT on 9 Oct 1552 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


Thomas BREWSTER. Thomas married 1 Ursula STRUTT 2 about 1557 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Ursula STRUTT [Parents] 1. Ursula married 2 Thomas BREWSTER about 1557 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


URSULA; m by 1557 to Thomas Brewster; she was not mentioned in her father's will, but was named as wife of Thomas Brewster in her hr. Erasmus's will, as Ursula Brewster in hr. John's 1591 will


Thomas ELLIS 1. Thomas married Elizabeth STRUTT 2 about 1516 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth STRUTT [Parents] 1. Elizabeth married Thomas ELLIS 2 about 1516 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


John GEDNEY was born 1 in 1603 in of Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 5 Aug 1688 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 Katherine 4, 5, 6 after 1647 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

John worked as worsted weaver.

Katherine 1, 2, 3. Katherine married 4 John GEDNEY after 1647 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CLARKE, William


William CLARKE [Parents] was born 1 about 1608 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2, 3 on 5 Mar 1682/1683 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 4 Mary SHERMAN about 1640 in of Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

William worked 5 as farmer.

Mary SHERMAN died 1 on 19 Aug 1693 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2 William CLARKE about 1640 in of Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.


John CODDINGTON was born 1 on 9 Feb 1653 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. John married Hannah GARDNER about 1675 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Hannah GARDNER [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 17 Jan 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 on 20 Sep 1690 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married John CODDINGTON about 1675 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991

An article with court cases prove that Anna and Hannah are the same child. Some sources list then as seperate children.
Source: "Sex in Middlesex" by Roger Thompson


Samuel WHITMORE was born 1 on 1 May 1658. Samuel married 2, 3 Rebecca GARDNER on 31 Mar 1686.

Rebecca GARDNER [Parents] was born 1 in 1667 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 5 Jun 1709 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 3, 4 Samuel WHITMORE on 31 Mar 1686.

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