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


John FAREY [Parents]-9165 was christened on 15 Jun 1628 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:4011) Mrs. John FAREY-9189 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-9189. Mrs. married (MRIN:4011) John FAREY-9165 about 1648 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


Thomas PEARSE 1-9173. Thomas married (MRIN:4012) Elizabeth FARY-9166 on 8 May 1663 in Potsgrove, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth FARY [Parents] 1-9166 was christened on 22 Jan 1632 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married (MRIN:4012) Thomas PEARSE-9173 on 8 May 1663 in Potsgrove, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.


Thomas FAYRE [Parents]-9167 was born about 1550 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died before 1582 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married (MRIN:4013) Mrs. Jane FAYRE-9170.

Mrs. Jane FAYRE-9170. Mrs. married (MRIN:4013) Thomas FAYRE-9167.


Henry COLLOPPE-9171. Henry married (MRIN:4014) Margarett FAYRE-9168.

Margarett FAYRE [Parents]-9168 was born about 1556 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Margarett married (MRIN:4014) Henry COLLOPPE-9171.


Edmond FAYRE [Parents]-9169 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 (MRIN:4015) Mrs. Margarette FAYRE-9172 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-9172 was born about 1570 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mrs. married (MRIN:4015) Edmond FAYRE-9169 about 1601 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Dorothy FAYRE 1-9175 was born about 1602 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Elizabeth FAYRE 1-9177 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-9176 was born about 1609. He died in 1660.
  F iv Alice FAYRE-9179 was christened on 15 Nov 1607.
  F v
Jane FAYRE-9178 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-9174 was christened 1 on 1 Feb 1615 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
Issac FAYRE-9180 was christened 1 on 25 Apr 1618 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Edmond FAYRE [Parents]-9176 was born about 1609 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1660 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Edmond married 1 (MRIN:4016) Sarah SOALE-9187 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-9187 was born about 1611 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married 1 (MRIN:4016) Edmond FAYRE-9176 on 9 Jun 1628 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
George FAREY-9182 was born 1 on 29 Mar 1629 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Elizabeth FAREY-9186 was born on 3 Oct 1630 in Toddington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii Edmond FAREY the younger-9183 was born on 8 May 1631. He died in 1675.
  F iv
Marie FAREY-9185 was born about 1634 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v
Joseph FAYRE-9215 was born 1 on 12 Jul 1635 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
John FAREY-9184 was born 1 on 5 Aug 1638 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Sarah FAYRE-9218 was born 1 on 23 Jan 1647 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

BIRTH: Source says mother was Sarah.

John CARDWELL-9214 was born about 1605 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:4017) Alice FAYRE-9179 on 14 Jul 1663 in Chalgrave, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Alice FAYRE [Parents]-9179 was christened 1 on 15 Nov 1607 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Alice married (MRIN:4017) John CARDWELL-9214 on 14 Jul 1663 in Chalgrave, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Maybe married Richard Arnold instead of John Cardwell?


Edmond FAREY the younger [Parents]-9183 was born 1 on 8 May 1631 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1675 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Edmond married (MRIN:4018) Mrs. Elizabeth FAREY-9191 about 1666 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

May have been married 1st to a Sarah with whom he would have had a daughter named Sarah b. 23 Jan 1647 in Flitwick.

Edmund Farey 1675 Flitwick
Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire
FHL Film #88044 pg. 81
Extract by Pam Bott

Dated 4 Nov 1675
Edmund Fary is from Flitwick, Bedford.
His wife’s name is Elizabeth Fary.
His oldest son is named Edmund Fary. He is not 21 yet.
His 2nd son is John Fary.
His 3rd son is William Fary.
His oldest daughter is named Joane Fary.
His youngest daughter is named Sarah Fary.
He has a messuage in Denel End, Bedford. Denel End is a hamlet in Flitwick.
He has a close called Blackland in Flitwick.
He has land in Ampthill, Bedford called Fanne Meade.
Witnesses: George Barnatt, George Dole or Sole? Jr., and John Farye,
This must be the son Edmund to father Edmond Farey of Flitwick, 1660 in Will set #1.

Mrs. Elizabeth FAREY-9191 was born about 1636 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mrs. married (MRIN:4018) Edmond FAREY the younger-9183 about 1666 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Joane FAREY-9198 was born on 20 Feb 1664.
  F ii
Elizabeth FAREY-9192 was born 1 on 18 Mar 1667 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii Edmund FAREY-9193 was born on 6 Apr 1668. He died before 28 May 1729.
  M iv
John FAREY-9194 was born 1 on 20 Mar 1671 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v
William FAREY-9195 was born 1 on 24 Feb 1673 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi
Sara FAREY-9196 was born 1 on 29 May 1675 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Edmund FAREY [Parents]-9193 was born 1 on 6 Apr 1668 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 before 28 May 1729 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Edmund married (MRIN:4019) Mrs. Frances or Elizabeth FAREY-9197 about 1695 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Edmund's will was probated 3 on 28 May 1729 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Edmund Farey 1728 Flitwick
Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire
FHL Film #88077 pg. 11
Extract by Pam Bott

Also an Obligation. These do not tell you much.
Dated 28 May 1728
First part is in Latin again. I can see Frances Farr of Flitwick, Bedford and Thomas Baker, Edward Farey, and George Reynolds.
Frances Farey is the widow of Edmund Farey, late of Flitwick.
An Elizabeth Farey is mentioned but I think the scribe may have made a mistake because he is talking about the wife of Edmund and inserts,” Elizabeth Farey, aforesaid.” There is no mention of an Elizabeth before this one.
Signed by Frances Farey, Thomas Baker, and Edmond Farey (perhaps a son?)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of William Frank.

Mrs. Frances or Elizabeth FAREY 1-9197 was born about 1670 in of Flitton with Silsoe, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Mrs. married (MRIN:4019) Edmund FAREY-9193 about 1695 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Mentioned as both Frances and Elizabeth in the Administration of her husband's estate. In the parish records I only see her listed as Elizabeth having children with Edmund who is also listed as Edward.

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth FAREY-9200 was born 1 on 26 Oct 1697 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died before 14 Apr 1700 in of Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Elizabeth FAREY-9201 was born 1 on 14 Apr 1700 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii Edward FAREY-9202 was born on 23 May 1701. He died on 4 Dec 1751.

William WHITE-9219. William married 1 (MRIN:4020) Joane FAREY-9198 on 3 May 1687 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Joane FAREY [Parents]-9198 was born 1 on 20 Feb 1664 in Husborne Crawley, Bedford, England, United Kingdom. Joane married 2 (MRIN:4020) William WHITE-9219 on 3 May 1687 in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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