Joan Farmer

b. 6 April 1546, d. 6 April 1546
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     Joan Farmer was baptized on 6 April 1546 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, FARMER.1
Joan Farmer died on 6 April 1546 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Joan Farmer was buried on 6 April 1546 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "daughter of Thomas."2 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,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Joesph Farmer

b. 30 January 1622/23
FatherGeorge Farmer b. 24 Oct 1594
     Joesph Farmer was baptized on 30 January 1622/23 at All Saints, Herstmonceux, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of George Farmer.

Citations

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

John Farmer

b. circa 1520, d. circa 1559
FatherJohn Farmer b. c 1495
     John Farmer was born circa 1520 at Sussex, England. He was the son of John Farmer.
John FERMOR's father has been shown as John FARMER based on:
1. John FERMOR's will (1558) identifies a sister Joan FERMOR.
2. The will of Thomas FARMER (1529) identifies a son John with a daughter Joan.
So the connection must be considered speculative and certainly not proven.
Pullein speculates that John could share a common descent (perhaps they are cousins) with Alexander Fermor of Walsh Manor (son and heir to William Fermor who died 1540) because they both named their first daughter Silvester. The fact that John possessed a number of landholdings and is referred in the court rolls as gentleman at one time, would support this also. Alice Farmer who married John Nynne alias Barber is likely his sister or cousin also, as "John Nynde's children" are also mentioned in his will. She is shown as a sister in this family tree for the purpose of connecting her to the family.1
Between 1540 and March 1543/44 a John FARMER is recorded as Curate and Clerk at Rotherfield St Denys church. This may/may not be the same person.2,3
John Farmer married Odyan Kent on 26 July 1544 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Odyan was a widow.4
A grant of land by Adam FERMER of Rotherfield, yeoman, to Robert FERMER and John STAPLE 20 January 1547 mentions that the land is south of land of John FERMOR called Archerede. (ESRO: DYK 377.)
In the manorial records of 17 October 1556, John FERMOR is recorded as headman for Southborgh (or Southborough) which included the village of Rotherfield.5
John Farmer's burial has not been found but would have been late 1558 or early 1559. There is a gap in the church registers 1555 to 1558 due to the turmoil caused by the reign of Bloody Queen Mary.
John Farmer left a will made on 13 October 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.6,7
John Farmer died circa 1559 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.8
Note: the burial record has not been found. It would have occurred at the end of 1558 or 1558/59 at the end of the Philip and Queen Mary reign when many records were not kept (ended 17 Nov 1558).
His estate was probated on 20 March 1559 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, (20 Mar 1558/9.)6,7
Full transcript of John Fermar's will, 1558:
In the name of god Amen The xiii day of October in [the year]
of our Lord god m v lviii I John Fermar of the parishe of
Retherfield being syck in bodie but hole of mynd & perfect in
Remembrance thanks be unto God do make this my Testament & last
will after the manner & form following Fyrst I bequeath my
Soule unto almighty god my maker & Redemer in whome & by
whome I trust to have salvacion & my body to be buryed in
churche yeard of Retherfield aforesaid Item I give to the mother
churche of Chichester iiiid Item I give to Sylvester my daughter
viili xiiis iiiid to be payd at the age of xx yeres & yff she doe
marry before the age of xx yeres I will she shalbe payd on ye
day of her maryage Also I give to my daughter A.ys [Avis] in lyke
manner to be payd as is aforesayd Item I wyll to my daughter Grace
vili xiiis iiiid & ii kine The one of them ys in keping with Robt
Stapull [Robert Staple] my wyll ys she shall have the cowe & the sheepe as …
& the other cowe I wyll she shall have for of mony …. & the
sheepe Also her mony to be payd as ys aforesaid & the cowe & shepe
to be delyvered Immedyatly after my decease Item I wyll the part
of my farme of …feld shall Remayne to my sonn Adam for the
tyme of my yeres Also I geve to my goddaughter Joan Hodlye
vis viiid to be payd at her day of her maryage Item I wyll to
(Gatbred or Gartred) [Gertrude] Farmer A Red …….. wenlynge bullocke Item I will to my
godson John Farmer A fallow whyt backed wenlynge bullock Item
I will to Margaret ye daughter of my brother William Farmer a wenlynge
bullocke Item I will to John Nyndes [Nynne's] ii children eche of them a wenlynge
bullocke Item I give to my godson Robt Skynner a wenlynge bullocke
Item I wyll to my syster Jone a heffer & a calfe to be delivered Immediately
After my decesse Also I will my bequestes to my iii daughters
shalbe payed equally by my Executors Item I will to my servant
Ryc a Downe [Richard A’Down] a heffer & a calfe Also I will to my boye John Colbrand
a wenlyng bullocke The risydew of all my moveable goods
not geven I give & bequethe to Odyan my wife & Adam
my sonne whome I make my executors of this my testament
& last wyll & I ordayne & make my brother Wyllm
Farmer & my brother Thomas Farmer my faythfull overseers
& they to have for ther laboure xs apece To this being
wytnes Ryc Knyght & George Maynard with others

Summa Inventorii lvii li iiii s
Ext in ecclia … Sancti Bartholomew …. de Marsfeld xx die martii
Ao Dno 1558 p .... exec ad ....... …… reservata potestate
…. Commissionis …… ………
(Transcribed by Rosie Ansell March 2016 from a copy supplied by Geoffrey Barber)
NOTES:
A weanling animal was one that was being weaned or was just weaned
Fallow was a pale brownish or reddish yellow
Names in [ … ] by Geoffrey Barber from his family research. John Fermar's [Farmer's] daughters Sylvester, Avis, Grace, and son Adam all documented in Rotherfield baptisms parish register.
[Gertrude] interpretation is based on:
Christopher Whittick (ESRO archivist) had written Gertrude on the sheet that he returned to Rotherfield church archivist Alan Yates but then crossed it through and written Gatbred instead with a message that they were the letters as written.
The name in the will is tricky to read but it could be interpreted as Gartred according to Rosie Ansell.
The only possible baptism for Gertrude at Rotherfield is:
Gyrtsered [sic] Farmer, baptised 20 March 1551/52 at Rotherfield. Brian Cutler (SFHG Baptisms Index coordinator) checked this in the original records on 24 March 2016 and agreed with the transcription so it has been left unchanged in the Sussex Baptisms Index but with a note suggesting the probable interpretation is Gertrude.
Gatbred, Gartred and Gyrtsered would all be phonetic spellings. This was at a time when spelling was very fluid and influenced by a person’s accent.
The will mentions Thomas as a brother of John Fermar, and also lists John Nynde’s two children as beneficiaries (John Nynne married Alice Farmer on 8 April 1554 at Rotherfield). In the Rotherfield manorial records for 1588 Thomas and Margaret Farmer nominate their daughter Gertrude Savage,wife of William Savage,as their heir, thus confirming that a Gertrude Farmer did exist. John Nynne facilitated this transfer. In the later will of Henry Aderoll alias Skynner, made 6 July 1612, the families of William Savage and George Barber alias Nynne (son of John Nynne) are beneficiaries. While not absolute proof, these connections support the view that this Thomas Farmer was the brother that John Fermar mentioned in his will and hence that his daughter Gertrude, baptised 1551/2, is likely the Gartred/Gatbred also mentioned in the will.
OTHER NOTES:
Joan Hodley married Nicholas Sloman on 11 Jan 1567/68 at Rotherfield (Sussex Marriage Index).
The godson John Farmer is possibly the son of Thomas Farmer who was baptised 12 Jun 1547 (no mother given). There are no other John's in the baptism register.
William Farmer married Alice May on 22 Mar 1554/55 at Rotherfield. Margaret was baptised there on 6 Apr 1555.

Family

Odyan Kent d. 1585
Marriage*
John Farmer married Odyan Kent on 26 July 1544 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Odyan was a widow.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "Chap. XXX, p. 349."
  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. 32."
  3. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 347."
  4. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  5. [S433] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1444-1457, 1458 and 1546 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/1) "p 1."
  6. [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."
  7. [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).
  8. [S433] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1444-1457, 1458 and 1546 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/1) "page 38 of 78."

John Farmer

b. circa 1559, d. 1560
FatherJohn Farmer b. c 1520, d. c 1559
MotherOdyan Kent d. 1585
     John Farmer was born circa 1559 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Farmer and Odyan Kent.
John Farmer died in 1560 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
John Farmer was buried on 13 February 1560 at St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "son of John."1

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "son of John."

John Farmer

b. 12 June 1547
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1520, d. 1558
MotherMargaret Woodgatt
     John Farmer was baptized on 12 June 1547 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, FERMOR.1 He was the son of Thomas Farmer and Margaret Woodgatt.
John Farmer witnessed the will of Thomas Farmer dated 10 August 1558 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. [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).

John Farmer

b. 5 July 1562
FatherWilliam Farmer b. c 1521, d. 1580
MotherAlice May
     John Farmer was baptized on 5 July 1562 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Farmer and Alice May.
At the Rotherfield manor court held on 12 Mar 1587/88:
William Farmer who dies held to him & his heirs one parcel of Strabland at Rotherfield Hyll of assart of Townehyll. Comes John Farmer eldest son & heir & prays, etc.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S441] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1587-1593 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/3) "p22 of PDF."

John Farmer

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

Family

Children

Joseph Farmer

b. circa 1560, d. 1631
Father(?) Farmer b. c 1520
     Joseph Farmer was born circa 1560 at Sussex, England. He was the son of (?) Farmer.
Joseph Farmer witnessed the will of Daniel Farmer dated 19 May 1621 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
Joseph Farmer died in 1631 at Sussex, England.
Joseph Farmer was buried on 26 January 1631 at St Mary, Warbleton, Sussex, England, "an old man."2

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [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).
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, ""an old man.""

Julian Farmer

b. 14 September 1544
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     Julian Farmer was baptized on 14 September 1544 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, FARMOR.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,.

Katherine Farmer

b. circa 1575
FatherAdam Farmer b. c 1540, d. Apr 1587
MotherMargery Coe b. c 1545, d. 1615
     Katherine Farmer was born circa 1575 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England; No baptism but mentioned in father's will.1 She was the daughter of Adam Farmer and Margery Coe.
Katherine Farmer witnessed the will of Adam Farmer dated 11 April 1587 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
Katherine Farmer married Robert Hoathly on 21 May 1597 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Robert HOTHLY.2

Family

Robert Hoathly
Marriage*
Katherine Farmer married Robert Hoathly on 21 May 1597 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Robert HOTHLY.2 

Citations

  1. [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).
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Margaret Farmer

b. 22 August 1578, d. 22 August 1578
FatherAdam Farmer b. c 1540, d. Apr 1587
MotherMargery Coe b. c 1545, d. 1615
     Margaret Farmer was born on 22 August 1578 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
Margaret Farmer died on 22 August 1578 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Margaret Farmer was buried on 23 August 1578 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2 She was the daughter of Adam Farmer and Margery Coe.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S443] Rotherfield St Denys, Burials and MIs, undated, Rotherfield, Sussex (http://www.stdenysrotherfield.org.uk/familyhistory.htm).

Margaret Farmer

b. 6 April 1555
FatherWilliam Farmer b. c 1521, d. 1580
MotherAlice May
     Margaret Farmer was baptized on 6 April 1555 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Farmer and Alice May.
Margaret Farmer witnessed the will of John Farmer dated 13 October 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2,3
Margaret Farmer married James Taylor on 15 September 1577 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.4

Family

James Taylor
Marriage*
Margaret Farmer married James Taylor on 15 September 1577 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.4 

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.

Margaret Farmer

b. circa 1510, d. 1539
FatherEdward Farmer b. c 1475, d. b 1539
MotherMargaret (?) b. c 1480, d. 1539
     Margaret Farmer was born circa 1510 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Edward Farmer and Margaret (?)
Margaret Farmer died in 1539 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Margaret Farmer was buried on 16 March 1539 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "daughter of Edward."1

Citations

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

Margaret Farmer

b. circa 1520
Father(?) Farmer
     Margaret Farmer was born circa 1520 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of (?) Farmer.
Margaret Farmer witnessed the will of Thomas Farmer dated 10 August 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1

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).

Margery Farmer

b. 28 August 1625
FatherAdam Farmer b. 14 Jun 1584, d. bt 1641 - 1646
MotherDenise Hoadly d. 1647
     Margery Farmer was baptized on 28 August 1625 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Adam Farmer and Denise Hoadly.

Citations

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

Marjery Farmer

b. 21 November 1551
FatherGeorge Farmer b. c 1510, d. 1558
MotherGadys Cornish
     Marjery Farmer was baptized on 21 November 1551 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of George Farmer and Gadys Cornish.

Citations

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

Mary Farmer

b. 11 April 1591
FatherAlexander Farmer b. c 1560, d. 5 Jan 1606
MotherMarian Wood d. 1605
     Mary Farmer was baptized on 11 April 1591 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Alexander Farmer and Marian Wood.
Mary 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].
    "

Mary Farmer

b. 14 February 1577
FatherGeorge Farmer b. 11 Feb 1544, d. 1615
MotherRebecca Atkin d. 1612
     Mary Farmer was baptized on 14 February 1577 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Note: 14 Feb 1577/78.1 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,.

Mary Farmer

b. circa 1551, d. 1551
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     Mary Farmer was born circa 1551 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Mary Farmer died in 1551 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Farmer and Agnes Payne.
Mary Farmer was buried on 20 August 1551 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "daughter of Thomas."1

Citations

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

Nicholas Farmer

b. 3 February 1548
FatherGeorge Farmer b. c 1510, d. 1558
MotherGadys Cornish
     Nicholas Farmer was baptized on 3 February 1548 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Note: 3 Feb 1548/49.1 He was the son of George Farmer and Gadys Cornish.

Citations

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