Steven FARRE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was christened 2 on 21 Mar 1563/1564 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3 on 13 Jan 1648 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Steven married 4 Alice WHEELER 5 on 13 May 1611 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
Steven's will was probated 6 on 26 Jun 1649 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
Stephen is in his father's will and in his brother's will, William the Younger.
The Will of Stephen Farr (film #92172, PCC 92 Fairfax):
In the me of God Amen. I ²Stephen ffarr being in perfect memory commit my soule to Almighty god and my body to bee buried in the Parish yard of Aspley Guyse I mack this my last will and testament. Item I give to my Sonne ³William ffarr to pay my house and ground that my tennent Thomas Smith holdeth. I give him the hadland under lines? I give him one halfe acre of land and two ___ of meadow of the kings hold to pay the kings rent. I give to him one black row one black bullock. I give to him my wardrobe and one ____. Item I give to my Sonne ³William ffarr after my decease and my wife the house I now dwell in and all my ground and tenants and apurtanances belonging to it within the parish of Aspley Guyse to him and his heirs forever. Item I give to my Sonne ³Stephan ffarr one schilling. Item I make my wife full Executor. Item I make my brother Ralph Wheeler and my brother Lee ffarr Executors of this my will. I give to my Excutors iis.
The mark of Stephen ffarr William Byworth witness Lee ffarr.
Ref. WARD 7/76/11, PRO in London
English Translation by Roger T. Macfarlane:
Egerunt per eadem [“the inquisitors treated through these same issues…”]
The Inquisitio indentata convened at Ampthill in the County of Bedford on the aforementioned 17th day of January in the third year of the reign of lord Charles , by God’s grace King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, under the auspices of Charles Alden esquire, escheator for the aforementioned lord King within the aforementioned county, by virtue of his office after the death of William Farr Senior, lately of Aspley Guise in the aforementioned county deceased; under oath [spoken by the inquisitors] Who decree by the aforementioned oath that the aforementioned William Farr was lawful possessor (seisitus) in his property de feodo de etc., in a messuage of fifty five acres of land, fourteen acres of meadow, two acres of pasturage with all thereto pertaining in Aspley Guise in the mentioned county of Bedford, and that thus living seisitus he did make and establish his last will and conveying in writing with the date of the nineteenth day of April in the year of our Lord 1617, and through that will of his he conceded and specified to a certain Stephen Farr of Bedford Houghton, his brother, and articulates the aforementioned messuage with those things pertaining to it in the aforementioned Aspley with its acres, orchard, garden, pightello, curtilage, granary, stables, and buildings pertaining to that same land, and he conveyed — and this is specified as three acres plus one rode of land and eight acres plus three rodes of meadow and two acres of pasture; and it is clarified that this should be held from the day of the death of the aforementioned William Farr, lately deceased, for a term of eighteen years; then as soon as possible having reached full age as filling the terms of the aforementioned will, the aforementioned judge within the authority of an inquest, unless need be proved by evidence brought and more justly by the aforementioned judge, do decree pertaining to all the aforementioned above that the aforementioned William Farr was seisitus of all and every property, living at the aforementioned Aspley and died on the twentieth day of April in the fifteenth year of the reign of lord James, late King of England, even the year of our Lord one thousand six-hundred and seventeenth, and that William Farr is his son and the heir of the aforementioned William Farr, deceased, and that the aforementioned William Farr at the time of the death of the aforementioned William Farr, his own deceased father, was under age, i.e. of the age of ten years seven months and three weeks, and at the time of the seating of this inquest is of full age, i.e. of the age of twenty one years and more; AND that the aforementioned messuage and the aforementioned acres and premises occupied and that were occupied at the time of the death of the aforementioned William Farr be conveyed from said lord King under the classification of the sumptim militare fed per quam partem foedi milit.; the aforementioned inquest acts with full information and asseses annually upon all the property tax of twenty solidi for the gain the aforementioned Stephen Farr receives and conducts and possesses of the premises aforementioned from the time of the death of the aforementioned William Farr until the time this inquest was convened and that the aforementioned William Farr at the time of his death held no acre of land pertaining to this possession nor in the use for notation of the aforementioned inquisitors. In the year of the inquest, etc…