FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM AND AGNES FARMER



William Farmer was born in about 1550 of Daventry, Northamptonshire. Daventry is a market town about 15 miles northeast of Cropredy. He married Agnes. The Farmers were a leading family of Daventry.


Agnes died and was buried 20 June 1620 in Daventry.


Agnes Farmer burial

Burial record for Agnes Farmer in Daventry:
"Agnes Farmer ux Wm Farmer ____ bur Junij 16"


William died and was buried 27 May 1629 in Daventry.

William Farmer burial

Burial record for William Farmer in Daventry:
"William Ffarmer bur May xxiij"


William left a will written 23 May 1627, and probated 15 October 1629.


Will
        of William Farmer

Will of William Farmer of Daventry, 1629



May the xxiij Anno Dom 1629

In the name of God Amen I William Farmar of Daventry in the County of Northampton yeoman do make this my last will and testament the day and yeare above written in manner and forme following: first I bequeath my soute to God by whom I hope to be saved thorough the merits of Christ and my body to the ground to be buryed at the discretion of my executor hereafter named. Item I give to my daughter Agnes Smith three shilling foure pence. [I give} to my daughter Jeyes Sutton twenty shillings. Item I give to my daughter Mary Allen ten shillings. Item I give to my sone Roger Farmar twenty shillings to be bestowed upon him in apparel within halfe a yeere after my decease. Item I give to William Farmar the sonne of the aforesaid Roger Farmar ten shillings to be likewise bestowed upon him in apparel within halfe a yeare after my decease. Item I give to my daughter Ales Watson twenty shillings I give to my daughter Ursula Wyat the like summe of twenty shillings. Item I give to my grandchilde Elizabeth Smyth three shillings foure pence. Item I give to my grandchild Jane Farmar the like summe of three shillings foure pence. I give to my grandchilde Robert Farmar one shillings: And my will is that all the aforesaid legacies of moneyes I give to my sonne Richard Farmar whom I make my sole executor paying my debts dischargining my legacies and seeing my body decently brought to the ground hereunto have I put to my hand & seale the day & yeere first above written.

In the psence of these witnesses Richard Mariat John Salter

William Farmer marke

                           Mark of William Farmer on his will



William had the following children:

1. Richard

2. Agnes, married Mr. Smith.

3. Joyce, married Mr. Sutton.

4. Mary, christened 28 March 1579 in Daventry; married Mr. Allen.

5. Roger, christened 20 September 1581 in Daventry.

6. Ales, christened 28 September 1585 in Daventry; married James Watson 15 November 1608 in Daventry.

7. Ursula, christened 28 September 1585 in Daventry; married Thomas Wyatt 21 October 1605 in Cropredy, Oxfordshire.


Ursula Farmer baptism

Baptism record for Ursula Farmer in Daventry: "Ursula & Ales Ffarmer bap: ye xxviij of Sep"



SOURCES: Daventry parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk; will of William Farmer of Daventry, 1629, onhttp://www.oocities.org/heartland/fields/1759/volfour/VOL4.47.htm; R.L. Greenall, The Daventry Tithing Book, http://www.northamptonshirerecordsociety.org.uk/eBooks/Miscellany/Tithing_Intro.pdf, .



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
MR. FARMER AND
MARGARET



William Farmer's brother Ralphe left a will in 1606 which mentioned his brother William and many other family members. The will takes special care to provide for Ralphe's mother Margaret Andrewes. His father is not mentioned, and may be deceased.


Will of Radulphi Farmer of Daventry, 1606

In the name of God Amen this eighteenth daye of June in the yeare of our Lord one thousand sixe hundred and sixe I Ralphe Farmer in the towne and borowe of Daventry in the County of Northampton beinge sicke in bodie nevertheless of good and pfect memorie lawde and praise bee given to God Almightie doe make appoynte and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following that is to said ffirste I bequeath my soule to God my creator and redeemer and my bodie to the earth from whence it came to bee buried at the discretion of my executor. Alsoe I bequeath to Margaret Andrewes my mother eight poundes a yeare for eight yeeres to bee paid owt of an anuitie that I have in London for howses that I have in lease for eighte yeeres. Fonndly I bequeath unto my said mother in readye mony five poundes alsoe I bequeath to my brother Richard Andrewes five poundes a yeere for eighte yeeres which I woud intreate my brother John Farmer of London to receive yeerethe for my brother Richardes use to make him a stocke with all when hee shall come owt of his yeeres this mony to come owt of the aforesaid Anuite. Alsoe I doe intreate my brother John Farmer of London to receive more sixe poundes teene shillings a yeere for eighte yeeres. And to hope that in his hands soe that ys soe be that it please God that my mother shall live longer than eight yeeres and remain tenante to live on my will is that shee shall have maintenance owt of this sixe poundes and tenne shillings a yeere. And to bee paid her by my brother John Ffarmer of London. Alsoe I give to my brother Henry Farmer of Daintrie tenne poundes. Alsoe I bequeath and give to my sister Marie Judson five poundes. Alsoe I give and bequeath to my brother William Farmer five poundes. Alsoe I give unto the poore of the towne of Daventrie five poundes. Alsoe I give and bequeath to my brother Richard Farmer one gould ringe price fortye shillings and my sword and dagger. Alsoe I give to my Aunte Elizabeth Bret and to her daughter Elizabeth Brett and to her sonne John Brett eache of them a gould ringe price ffortie shillings a peece. Alsoe I give and bequeath to my brother Henry Farmers wyffe forty shillings. Alsoe I give to Mr Wight twenty shillings to preach at my burial. Alsoe I give and bequeath to my brother Henry Farmer and my brother Judsonn all my apparell they payeinge to my mother forty shillings for it. Alsoe I intreate appoynte and ordeine my brother John Ffarmer of London to bee my full and sole executor of this my last will and testament. In witness wherof I have set to my hand and sealle the daye and yeere above written. Alsoe I give to Mr Marriat ten shilling for a remembrance. Witnesses to this my last will and testament these psonns hereunder written the make of Henry Farmer Bayly Richard Farmer Mr Thomas Marriat minister there Thomas Judson



This will provides these family relationships:


Mr. Farmer and Margaret had the following children:


1. John (of London in his brother's will)


2. Henry, buried 4 July 1607 in Daventry.


3. Marie, married Thomas Judson.


*4. William, born about 1550 of Daventry; married Agnes; buried 27 May 1629 in Daventry, leaving will 1629.


5. Richard, buried 22 August 1637 in Daventry.


6. Ralphe, buried 21 June 1606 in Daventry.



Mr. Andrews and Margaret had the following child:


7. Richard (Andrews)



Margaret died as a widow 4 May 1615 in Daventry.


Margaret
        Farmer Andrews burial

Burial record of Margaret Farmer Andrews in Daventry:
"Margarett Andrews vidua buried ye 4 day of May"




SOURCE: Will of Ralphe Farmer of Daventry, 1606, Prerogative Court of Canterbury; Daventry parish register, www.ancestry.co.uk.