William FARRE Jr [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 about 1563 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3 on 21 Apr 1617 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. William married Mrs. William FARR in 1595 in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
William was also known as William Farre Junior.
Names brother Stephen Farr of Houghton Conquest as executor of will.
Bedford Probate Records
Film #88020, p. 200,19th of August 1617
Will of William ffarre of Aspley guise in the countie of Bedd
to be buried in the church Yarde of Aspley
Steven ffarre of Beddford ¹Houghton Brother [Executor]
[Land called Steppingdon? hill?]
[my nine children] [not one is named in the will]
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…
Transcription by Roger T. Macfarlane:
1. Inquisitio indentata capta apud Ampthill in comitatu Bedford predicto decimo septimo die Januarii anno regni domini Caroli dei gratia Regis Angl(iae)
2. Scot(iae) Franc(iae) et Hibernae tertio, coram Carolo Alden armigero escaetore dicti domini Regis comitatus predicti virtute officii sui post mortem Williami Ffarre senioris nuper de
3. Asply-Guise in dicto comitatu nuper defuncti per sacramentum etc. [juratorum.] Qui dicunt super sacramentum suum praedictum quod predictus Williamus Ffarre die obitus seistius fuit in dominio
4. suo ut de feodo de et in uno mesuagio quinquaginta et quinque acr(is) terr(ae) quattuordecim acr(is) prati et duabus acr(is) pastur(ae) cum pertinenciis in Asply-Guise in dicto
5. comitatu Bedford et sic seistius existens fecit et condidit ultimam voluntatem suam in scriptis gerens dat decimo novo die Aprilis anno domini 1617
6. et per eandem voluntatem suam concessit et demonstravit cuidam Stephano Ffarre de Bedford Houghton fratri suo mesuagia perdicta mentionat cum pertinenciis in
7. Asply praedicta cum acr(is) pomar(io) gardino, pightell(o) et curtilag(gio) horrea stabulis et edificiis eidem terr(ae) pertinentibus et tra(n)suit et tres acr(as) et unam rodam terrae otto acr(as) et
8. tres rodas prati et duas acr(as) pasture in eadem perticularit, mentionat h(ab)end(um) a die mortis praedicti Williami Ffarris, nuper defuncti, per termino octodecimo annorum
9. tunc proxime sequens et plenarie complendus prout per ultimam voluntatem praedicti Jur(isti) praedicti super capcionem huius inquisitionis in evidentiis ostens plenius liquet
10. apparet et Jur(isti) praedicti ustius dicunt super ea summum praedictum quod praedictus Williamus Ffarre sit de omnibus et singulis premissis seistius existens apud Aspley praedictum
11. obiit vicesimo die Aprilis Anno regni domini Jacobi nuper Regis Angl(iae) decimo quinto Annoque domini milesimo sexcentesimo decimo septimo et quod Williamus
12. Farre est filius et heres predicti Williami Ffarris defuncti et quod predictus Williamus Ffarre tempore mortis praedicti Williami Ffarris patris sui defuncti fuit infra etatem
13. videlicet etate decem annos septem mensum et trium septimam et tempore capcionis huius inquisitionis est plenae etatis, videlicet etatis viginti uno
14. annorum et ampluis. Et quod predictum mensuag et acras praedictas premissa tenementa et tempore mortis praedicti Williami Ffarris tenebantur de dicto domino Rege in
15. capite per sumptum militare fed per quam partem foedi milit. Inquisitio praedicta penitus ignoratur et valet per annum in omnibus exitibus ultra repris() viginti solid(orum) et
16. quod praedictus Stephanus Farre recepit egit et possessit premissorum predicta a tempore mortis praedicti Williami Ffarris usque tempus capcionis huius inquisitionis
17. et quod praedictus Williamus Ffarr tempore mortis suae nulla acr(a) terr(e) sive ten(ens) huic in possessione sive in usu ad notitiam Juristorum predictorum. In anno rei
decimo septimo die Januarii anno regni domini Caroli= 17 January 1628
Charles dates his kingship from 27 March 1625.
William Farr, Jr. turns 21 in the autumn of 1627, and is thus
21 years of age (21+) in Jan 1628.
vicesimo die Aprilis Anno regni domini Jacobi nuper Regis Angl(iae) decimo quinto = 20 April 1617 (James I dating his kingship from 24 March 1603)
ut de feodo, et de libero tenemento simul