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.

William Farmer burial

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:

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;; will of William Farmer of Daventry, 1629, on