Alexander Farmer

b. 25 March 1571
FatherAdam Farmer b. c 1540, d. Apr 1587
MotherMargery Coe b. c 1545, d. 1615
     Alexander Farmer was baptized on 25 March 1571 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Adam Farmer and Margery Coe.
Alexander Farmer witnessed the will of Adam Farmer dated 11 April 1587 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S657] Will of Adam Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 11 April 1587, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 23 May 1587. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/8/11).

Alexander Farmer

b. circa 1560, d. 5 January 1606
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1520, d. 4 Jun 1590
MotherMargaret Scot b. c 1520, d. Apr 1593
     Alexander Farmer was born circa 1560 at Sussex, England; mentioned as son & heir to Thomas Farmer in the manorial records.1 He was the son of Thomas Farmer and Margaret Scot.
Alexander Farmer married Marian Wood on 21 May 1582 at Sussex, England.2
Alexander Farmer witnessed the probate of the estate of Thomas Farmer on 22 April 1591.3
Alexander Farmer and Margaret Jeffery obtained a marriage licence on 16 September 1605 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Alexander of Rotherfield; Margaret of Worth, spinster. Sponsors: Alexander Farmer; Dominick MOUNGER /tailor Southover.2
Alexander Farmer married Margaret Jeffery on 18 September 1605 at Worth, Sussex, England.2
Alexander Farmer left a will made on 4 January 1605/6 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.4
Alexander Farmer died on 5 January 1606 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.5
Court of the manor of Rotherfield held Thursday 15 January 3 James I [1605/06].
At this court it is found that Alexander Farmer senior lying on his death bed since last Court, viz 4th day of this January, & out of Court by acceptance of John Hosmer, deputy bedell of the lord, & in the presence of George Nynne alias Barber & William Alchorne, two customary tenants of this manor, surrendered into the lord's hand all his customary lands & tenements of this manor as well assart as [well?] bondland, to the use of the said Alexander during his natural life & after his decease to the use of Thomas Farmer, his son & heir under condition that the said Thomas or his heirs should pay to Margaret, wife of the said Alexander, £20 lawful money of England within a year after his decease & to any of his daughters viz. Frances, Mary & Elizabeth £40 lawful money of England to each of them as reach the age of 21 years. And there falls to the lord a heriot a red coloured cow worth 50s. Therefore the bedell is charged etc. And first proclamation etc. And it is found that the said Alexander Farmer died on January 5th.
Note: This is an oral will documented in the Rotherfield manorial records and is known as a deathbed transfer. At that time, it was the means by which copyhold/customary property (i.e. property beholden to the manor) could be transferred after death according to the wishes of the deceased. The Statute of Wills 1540 allowed freehold land owners the ability to determine who would inherit their property by permitting bequest by will but this did not apply to copyhold/customary property.
Alexander Farmer was buried on 6 January 1605/6 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.6

Family 1

Marian Wood d. 1605
Marriage*
Alexander Farmer married Marian Wood on 21 May 1582 at Sussex, England.2 
Children

Family 2

Margaret Jeffery
Marriage License*
Alexander Farmer and Margaret Jeffery obtained a marriage licence on 16 September 1605 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Alexander of Rotherfield; Margaret of Worth, spinster. Sponsors: Alexander Farmer; Dominick MOUNGER /tailor Southover.2 
Marriage
Alexander Farmer married Margaret Jeffery on 18 September 1605 at Worth, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S441] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1587-1593 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/3) "p. 64 (p. 45 of PDF)."
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S663] Letters of administration of the estate of Thomas Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 22 Apr 1591 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/2/114J).
  4. [S451] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1593-1606 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/4) "Court of the manor of Rotherfield held Thursday 15 January 3 James I [1605/06].
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  5. [S451] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1593-1606 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/4) "Court of the manor of Rotherfield held Thursday 15 January 3 James I [1605/06]."
  6. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Alexander Farmer

b. circa 1495
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1460, d. c 1530
MotherElizabeth (?)
     Alexander Farmer was born circa 1495 at England. He was the son of Thomas Farmer and Elizabeth (?)

Alexander Farmer

b. circa 1527, d. 1558
FatherRobert Farmer b. c 1490, d. 1548
     Alexander Farmer was born circa 1527 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Robert Farmer.
Alexander has been placed in this tree as the son of Robert Farmer primarily because his will (made 1558/59) mentions brothers George, Adam and Thomas while Robert Farmer's will (made 1546) mentions sons Thomas, Adam, George and Alexander.
While Alexander's will leaves legacies to George and Adam Farmer, he only leaves legacies to Thomas's children, although Thomas is not stated as being deceased. If he was deceased, then the connection to Robert Farmer would not be true as we know that Thomas Farmer, son of Robert, was buried in 1590.
Alexander Farmer married Ursula Longley, daughter of George Longley, circa 1550 at Sussex, England.
Alexander's will of 1558 makes no reference to any of his own children, so it is assumed that he and Ursula had no surviving children.
Alexander Farmer died in 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Alexander Farmer left a will made on 23 January 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England: Note: 23 Jan 1558/59.1
WILL - Alexander Farmer 1558/9 (Made: 23 Jan 1558/59, Proved: 16 Feb 1558/9)
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/4/194A)
In the name of god Amen the xxiiith daye of Januarii in the yere of our Lorde god m vc Lviii I Alexander farmer of Rotherfeld beyng sicke in bodye but whole of mynd & pfyte in Remembraunce Do make this my testament and last wyll after the maner and forme folloyng ffyrst I bequethe my soule to Allmyghtie god my maker and Redemer in whome I trust to have Salvation And my bodye to be buryed in the churche yarde of Rotherfeld aforesayde ffyrst I wyll to
george farmer my brother all my Rayment Itm I wyll to Adam farmer my brother vis viiid the whiche is in the hands of Thomas Longlye of Rotherfelde also I wyll to vii children of my brother thomas farmer viis Itm I wyll to vii childre of my father in lawe george Longlye iis iiiid The Resydew of all my moveable goods not gyven I gyve and bequethe to Ursula my wyfe whome I mak my sole executrix of this my testament and last wyll To thys beyng wytnesse Thomas farmer adam farmer george farmer & george Longlye wth others
S[uma] I[urii] …………. xiili xiiis viiid
Ext in Ecolia pochiali de Marsfeld xvio die Februarii Anno Dni 1558 p exec ad valorem [eiusdem] iurat
(Above paragraph: Sum Sworn: £12 13s 8d; Exhibited in the parish [school?] of Maresfield on the 16th day of February AD 1558/59 by the executor [who swore to the value of the same?])
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 4th March 2017 for Geoffrey Barber.)
His estate was probated on 16 February 1558 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Note: 16 Feb 1558/59.
The following extract comes from a book written by R. F. Hunnisett entitled Sussex Coroners' Inquests 1558--1603 and may be connected to the family of Alexander Farmer and Ursula Longley:
21st. August 1588. Rotherfield, Sussex. Magnus Fowle, county coronor. Jurors: John Midelton, John Coper, alias Palar, John Staplee, John Hider, George Longely, John Gowldsmyth, Robert Ryvers, Stephen Hosmer, Daniel Philtnersse, Christopher Hilles, Henry Kent, JamesTayler, Richard a Jeames.
On 7th. July [1588] Ursula Farmer late of Rotherfield, Sussex, 'spinster', gave birth to a live female child at Rotherfield, Sussex and immediately afterwards she and her mother, Alice Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, ' spinster' murdered the child, Ursula throwing her with both hands into a well containing water whence she immediately died and Alice being feloniously present aiding and abetting her. They were delivered up to the assizes and both pleaded not guilty and were aquitted: they had no chattels and had not fled. They were therefore released.
Was Alice, the mother mentioned above, a daughter of Alexander and Ursula?
It does illustrate the lengths that people would go to avoid the stigma and consequences of having illegitimate children.2

Family

Ursula Longley d. a 1560
Marriage*
Alexander Farmer married Ursula Longley, daughter of George Longley, circa 1550 at Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S662] Will of Alexander Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 23 Jan 1558/59, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 16 Feb 1559. (ESRO:PBT 1/1/4/194A).
  2. [S280] R F Hunnisett, "Sussex Coroners' Inquests 1558-1603", PRO Publications, First Edition (1996).

Alexander Farmer

b. 25 November 1554
FatherGeorge Farmer b. c 1510, d. 1558
MotherGadys Cornish
     Alexander Farmer was baptized on 25 November 1554 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of George Farmer and Gadys Cornish.

Alexander Farmer

b. 8 September 1542
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     Alexander Farmer was baptized on 8 September 1542 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, FARMER.1 He was the son of Thomas Farmer and Agnes Payne.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Alice Farmer

b. circa 1530, d. 1595
FatherJohn Farmer b. c 1495
     Alice Farmer was born circa 1530 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Farmer.
There is no record of Alice’s baptism as it would have been before 1538 when church records began.
It is likely that Alice is a brother or cousin of John FAMER/FERMOR who left a will made 13 Oct 1558 and proved 20 Mar 1558/59 (ESRO: PBT 1/1/4/305A) as he names Alice's children as beneficiaries. Alice has been shown as a sister of John in this family tree.
Also, John Nynne alias Barber's will of 1589 appoints Adam Farmer, “son of John Farmer deceased”, as an overseer, a further indication of kinship. The Rotherfield manorial court held on 22 Oct. 1 Eliz [1559] records the death of John Farmer and the admission of his 8 year old son Adam as heir and consequently Adam may have grown up quite close to the Nynne alias Barber family.
Pullein speculates that John Farmer may be connnected to Alexander Fermor of Walsh manor (as cousins) as they both named their first daughter Sylvester.1,2,3,4,5,6
The Fermor/Farmer family has a long history in Rotherfield and is well documented in the book "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors" by Catharine Pullein.7
Alice Farmer married John Barber alias Nynne, son of John Barber alias Nynne and Joan (?), on 8 April 1554 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.8
The marriage is recorded as "John Nen married Alis Farmer".8
John Farmer's will made 13 Oct 1558 mentions "John Nynde's two children". One of these is obviously George Nynne but who is the other, as all are accounted for in John Nynne's will made in 1589? Could it be the adopted child?6,9
Alice Farmer witnessed the will of John Barber alias Nynne dated 10 April 1589 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.5
Alice Farmer died in 1595 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Alice Farmer was buried on 16 June 1595 at St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England, The burial record just states "Barber (widow als Nynne.)"

Family

John Barber alias Nynne b. c 1530, d. 1591
Marriage*
Alice Farmer married John Barber alias Nynne, son of John Barber alias Nynne and Joan (?), on 8 April 1554 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S443] Rotherfield St Denys, Burials and MIs, undated, Rotherfield, Sussex (http://www.stdenysrotherfield.org.uk/familyhistory.htm).
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S440] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1557-1560 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/2) "page 38 of 78."
  4. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "Chap. XXX. p. 349."
  5. [S112] Will of John Barber als Nynne of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 10 Apr 1589, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 25 May 1591. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/8/423D).
  6. [S586] Will of John Fermar of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 13 Oct 1558, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 20 Mar 1558/59. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/4/305A).
  7. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928).
  8. [S103] Transcript of the Parish Register of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 465/1/1/1).
  9. [S572] R. Garraway Rice & edited by Walter H. Godfrey, "Transcript of Sussex Wills, Vol IV: Racton to Yapton", Sussex Record Society, First Edition (1940) "p. 25."

Alice Farmer

b. 21 June 1541, d. August 1541
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1520, d. 4 Jun 1590
     Alice Farmer was baptized on 21 June 1541 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "daughter of Thomas FERMER son of Robert."1 She was the daughter of Thomas Farmer.
Alice Farmer died in August 1541 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Alice Farmer was buried on 4 August 1541 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "daughter of Thomas FARMER."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Avis Farmer

b. 6 July 1548, d. 1633
FatherJohn Farmer b. c 1520, d. c 1559
MotherOdyan Kent d. 1585
     Avis Farmer was baptized on 6 July 1548 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Avys FARMER.1 She was the daughter of John Farmer and Odyan Kent.
Avis Farmer witnessed the will of John Farmer dated 13 October 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2,3
Avis Farmer married John Catt on 4 July 1572 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.4
On 28 Sep 1625 Avis Catt was admitted to a number of properties in Rotherfield subsequent to the death of her unmarried brother Adam Farmer.5
Avis Farmer died in 1633 at Sussex, England.
Avis Farmer left a will made on 1 May 1633 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England: Witnesses: Adam Farmer, Grace Catt. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/23/92A.)
Avis Farmer was buried on 30 November 1633 at St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England, widow (no first name given.)6

Family

John Catt d. 1610
Marriage*
Avis Farmer married John Catt on 4 July 1572 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S572] R. Garraway Rice & edited by Walter H. Godfrey, "Transcript of Sussex Wills, Vol IV: Racton to Yapton", Sussex Record Society, First Edition (1940) "p. 25."
  3. [S586] Will of John Fermar of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 13 Oct 1558, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 20 Mar 1558/59. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/4/305A).
  4. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  5. [S463] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1616-1631 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/5).
  6. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "widow (no first name given)."

Bartholomew Farmer

b. circa 1500, d. 1558
FatherEdward Farmer b. c 1475, d. b 1539
MotherMargaret (?) b. c 1480, d. 1539
     Bartholomew Farmer was born circa 1500 at England. He was the son of Edward Farmer and Margaret (?)
Possibly son of Edward and Margaret Farmer because:
1. Bartholomew's brothers George and William are named in his administration after his death (see below). Their occupations are tanner and trugger respectively.
2. It is speculated that Edward FARMER had a son George (see admon for George FARMER 1558) because George inherited a property that belonged to Edward Farmer; the assumption being that George was Edward's son & heir (however, it is also possible that Edward was an uncle and not the father). The information is found in the Rotherfield manor court held 22 Oct 1559 (at the time of George's death) notes that "At this court it is found by the homage that George Farmer who held 17 acres formerly Edward Farmers died as siesed & there falls a heriot a red hoved cow which has been delivered, that George Farmer is his eldest son & next heir & is 15 years old & now he comes & asks admittance & gives of relief 5/- etc."
3. The admon of this George FARMER 1558 does mention a William FARMER and although it does not specify the relationship it does give his occupation as trugger.
4. Analysis of surviving FARMER wills and admons does not show any other obvious link.
Although speculation, it is mentioned here to aid future research.1
Bartholomew Farmer died in 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
His estate was probated in 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2
Rotherfield
Bartholomew Fermer dying intestate
George Fermer tanner [sic] William Fermer trugger his brothers
having [sworn] to administer… [can’t make out the rest].
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 4th March 2017 for Geoffrey Barber.)

Citations

  1. [S440] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1557-1560 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/2).
  2. [S667] Letters of administration of the estate of Bartholomew Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1558 (ESRO: PBT 1/1/4/170A).

Bridget Farmer

b. 12 July 1551
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     Bridget Farmer was baptized on 12 July 1551 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, FARMOR.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Farmer and Agnes Payne.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Daniel Farmer

b. circa 1552, d. May 1621
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1520, d. 1558
MotherMargaret Woodgatt
     Daniel Farmer was born circa 1552 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Farmer and Margaret Woodgatt.
Daniel Farmer witnessed the will of Thomas Farmer dated 10 August 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
Daniel Farmer married Isabell (?) circa 1575 at England.
Daniel Farmer left a will made on 19 May 1621 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2
In the name of God Amen The xixth daye of Maye 1621 I Daniell Farmer of Retherfeild in the Countye of Sussex yeoman beinge sicke in bodye but of good and perfect memorye thanks be given unto God therefore doe ordaine and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge ffirst I bequeathe my soule unto Allmightie God my maker trusting to be saved in and through my Saviour Jesus Christ by faith in him and noe other meanes and my bodie to the earth from whence it was taken and to be buried in some convenient place where it shall please my Executrix concerninge the disposinge of my lands Item my will and meaninge is that Isabell my wife shall have the same wth all profitts thereunto belonging duringe her
naturall life and after the deceasse of Isabell my said wife my will and meaninge is that Elizabeth my daughter shall have the said lands to her and her heires and for wante of heires of her body then I give the said lands unto Alexander ffarmer of Retherfeild gent and to his heires forever under the Condicons followinge Viz my will and meaninge is that he shall paye unto Danyell ffarmer sonne of Joseph ffarmer my cosen threescore pounds of lawfull money of England wthin one moneth nexte after the time that the land shall descend unto him And unto George ffarmer brother of the said Danyell tenn pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid unto him at the said tyme and unto Dorothie ffarmer sister unto the said Daniell and George ffive pounds of lawfull money of England Item my will and further meaning is that my Cosen Alexander ffarmer shall pay unto John Wood of Eastgrinsteed twenty pounds of lawfull money of England And my further will and meaninge is that yf my daughter Elizabeth shalbe disposed to give unto her freinds twentye pounds amonge them then I further will that my said Cozen Alexander ffarmer shall pay the same at such time as before is expressed Item I give unto Elizabeth Hills my daughter Twenty pounds remayninge in the hands of Thomas Newnham of Mayfeild the wch said twentye pounds my will and meaninge is shall remaine in the hands of my Overseers hereafter named (if they cann receive it) to be putt out to the use of my said daughter and the profitt thereof arisinge to be paid unto my said daughter at such times as thinke fitt Item I give unto Isabell Grinsted my servant five shillings of lawfull money of England Item I give unto Isabell my Wife all my goods houshould stuffe Cattles and Chattles not before bequeathed whom I make my sole and onely executrix of my last will and testament And I doe ordaine and make my welbeloved freinds Thomas Burges of Retherfeild and John Savage of Mayfeild my Overseers to this my said last will and testament And I doe appointe my said Executrix to allowe unto them for their paines and Charges that which they shall lay out In wittnes whereof I hereunto sett my and seale Wittnesses hereunto Thomas Burges Jon Savage Robte ffisher his marke
Probate : 10th July 1621 to Isabell Farmer relict and executrix
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 24th February 2017 for Geoffrey Barber.)
Daniel Farmer died in May 1621 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Daniel Farmer was buried on 22 May 1621 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.3

Family

Isabell (?) b. c 1560
Marriage*
Daniel Farmer married Isabell (?) circa 1575 at England
Child

Citations

  1. [S670] Will of Thomas Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 10 Aug 1558, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, unknown probate date. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/4/308A).
  2. [S672] Will of Daniel Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 19 May 1621, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 10 Jul 1621. (TNA: PROB 11/137/650).
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Daniel Farmer

b. 20 April 1590
FatherJoseph Farmer b. c 1560, d. 1631
     Daniel Farmer was baptized on 20 April 1590 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, FARMAR.1 He was the son of Joseph Farmer.
Daniel Farmer witnessed the will of Daniel Farmer dated 19 May 1621 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S672] Will of Daniel Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 19 May 1621, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 10 Jul 1621. (TNA: PROB 11/137/650).

Dorothy Farmer

b. 4 April 1568
FatherGeorge Farmer b. 11 Feb 1544, d. 1615
MotherRebecca Atkin d. 1612
     Dorothy Farmer was baptized on 4 April 1568 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of George Farmer and Rebecca Atkin.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Dorothy Farmer

b. 8 January 1597/98
FatherJoseph Farmer b. c 1560, d. 1631
     Dorothy Farmer was baptized on 8 January 1597/98 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England, FARMAR.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Farmer.
Dorothy Farmer witnessed the will of Daniel Farmer dated 19 May 1621 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S672] Will of Daniel Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 19 May 1621, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 10 Jul 1621. (TNA: PROB 11/137/650).

Edward Farmer

b. circa 1475, d. before 1539
     Edward Farmer was born circa 1475 at Sussex, England.
Edward Farmer married Margaret (?) circa 1500 at England.
Edward and Margaret may have had a son Bartholomew. There is an administration for Bartholomew Femer in 1558:
Admon – Bartholomew Fermer 1558
(ESRO: PBT 1/1/4/170A)
Admon: 1558
Rotherfield
Bartholomew Femer dying intestate
George Fermer tanner [sic] William Fermer trugger his brothers
having [sworn] to administer… [can’t make out the rest].
(Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 4th March 2017 for Geoffrey Barber)
The only reason to link Bartholomew to Edward is through the naming of brothers George and William, and William's occupation of trugger which links Bartholomew's and George's admons.
Bartholomew is listed here as a son as an aid to future research. See details on his page for the full reason for this speculation.1
Edward Farmer was a witness: Possibly son of Edward and Margaret Farmer because:
1. Bartholomew's brothers George and William are named in his administration after his death (see below). Their occupations are tanner and trugger respectively.
2. It is speculated that Edward FARMER had a son George (see admon for George FARMER 1558) because George inherited a property that belonged to Edward Farmer; the assumption being that George was Edward's son & heir (however, it is also possible that Edward was an uncle and not the father). The information is found in the Rotherfield manor court held 22 Oct 1559 (at the time of George's death) notes that "At this court it is found by the homage that George Farmer who held 17 acres formerly Edward Farmers died as siesed & there falls a heriot a red hoved cow which has been delivered, that George Farmer is his eldest son & next heir & is 15 years old & now he comes & asks admittance & gives of relief 5/- etc."
3. The admon of this George FARMER 1558 does mention a William FARMER and although it does not specify the relationship it does give his occupation as trugger.
4. Analysis of surviving FARMER wills and admons does not show any other obvious link.
Although speculation, it is mentioned here to aid future research.2
Edward Farmer died before 1539 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Family

Margaret (?) b. c 1480, d. 1539
Marriage*
Edward Farmer married Margaret (?) circa 1500 at England
Children

Citations

  1. [S667] Letters of administration of the estate of Bartholomew Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1558 (ESRO: PBT 1/1/4/170A).
  2. [S440] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1557-1560 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/2).

Elizabeth Farmer

b. 19 February 1581
FatherAdam Farmer b. c 1540, d. Apr 1587
MotherMargery Coe b. c 1545, d. 1615
     Elizabeth Farmer was baptized on 19 February 1581 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, (note 19 Feb 1580/81.)1 She was the daughter of Adam Farmer and Margery Coe.
Elizabeth Farmer witnessed the will of Adam Farmer dated 11 April 1587 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S657] Will of Adam Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 11 April 1587, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 23 May 1587. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/8/11).

Elizabeth Farmer

b. 29 March 1597
FatherAlexander Farmer b. c 1560, d. 5 Jan 1606
MotherMarian Wood d. 1605
     Elizabeth Farmer was baptized on 29 March 1597 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Alexander Farmer and Marian Wood.
Elizabeth Farmer witnessed the will of Alexander Farmer dated 4 January 1605/6 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S451] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1593-1606 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/4) "Court of the manor of Rotherfield held Thursday 15 January 3 James I [1605/06].
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Elizabeth Farmer

b. 17 September 1549
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     Elizabeth Farmer was baptized on 17 September 1549 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, FARMANN - may/may not be a FARMER.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Farmer and Agnes Payne.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Elizabeth Farmer

b. circa 1577
FatherDaniel Farmer b. c 1552, d. May 1621
MotherIsabell (?) b. c 1560
     Elizabeth Farmer was born circa 1577 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Daniel Farmer and Isabell (?)
Elizabeth Farmer married Edward Hill on 23 June 1597 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Edward HILLES.1
Elizabeth Farmer witnessed the will of Daniel Farmer dated 19 May 1621 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2

Family

Edward Hill
Marriage*
Elizabeth Farmer married Edward Hill on 23 June 1597 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Edward HILLES.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S672] Will of Daniel Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 19 May 1621, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 10 Jul 1621. (TNA: PROB 11/137/650).