William Farmer was born in about 1550 of Daventry, Northamptonshire.
Daventry is a market town about 15 miles northeast of Cropredy.
William died and was buried 27 May 1629 in Daventry, leaving a will
written 23 May 1627, probated 15 October 1629.
Burial record for William Farmer in Daventry: "William Ffarmer bur May xxiij"
An extract of the will mentions legacies to his children:
Will of William Farmer, yeoman of Daventry, 1629 Will written 23 May 1627. To my daughter Agnes Smith iiis ivd To my daughter Joyce Sutton xxs To my daughter Mary Allen xs To my son Roger Farmer xs To William Farmer, son of the said Roger Farmer xs To Ales Watson xxs To my daughter Ursula Wyat xxs To my grandchild Elizabeth Smith iijs ivd To my grandchild Jane Farmer iijs ivd To my grandchild Robert Farmer is. All the rest to my son Richard Farmer, sole executor (FHL #187610, Second Series Book P, page 218)
William had the following children:
2. Agnes, married Mr. Smith.
3. Joyce, married Mr. Sutton.
4. Mary, christened 28 March 1579 in Daventry; married Mr.
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.
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,