Jasper Alchorne

b. 9 February 1542, d. 1611

Parents:

Father: Thomas Alchorne d. 1558
Last Edited: 7 Apr 2022
  • Baptism*: Jasper Alchorne was baptized on 9 February 1542 at St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England, 1541/42.1
  • He was the son of Thomas Alchorne.
  • Marriage*: Jasper Alchorne married Dorothy Coe, daughter of Richard Coe and Margery (?), on 14 December 1590 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2
  • (Witness) Will: Jasper Alchorne is mentioned in the will of Richard Coe dated 7 March 1607/8 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.3
  • (Witness) Will: Jasper Alchorne is mentioned in the will of John Coe dated 30 April 1610 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.4
  • Will*: Jasper Alchorne left a will made on 1 May 1611 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.5
  • Will/Adm Transcript*: Will of Jesper Allchorne of Rotherfield, 1611
    (ESRO: PBT/1/4/1611/95)
    Made: 1 May 1611     
    Proved: 26 June 1611
    In the name of God Amen the first day of May Anno domini 1611 I Jesper Allchorne of Retherfeild in the county of Sussex beinge sicke in body but of good & perfecte remembrances Thanks be geven to Allmighty God therefore doe make & declare this my last will & testament in manner & forme followinge That is to say First & principally I will & bequeath my soule unto Allmighty God my mercifull maker savyour & Redeemer by whome & through whome I hope to be saved & my body I commit to the earth from whence it Came & decently to be buried where it shall please God Item I will & bequeth unto Margery my daughter All my wyves apparrell both woollen & lynnen And fyve blades of new flexen Cloth to make her a payer of sheets & a payer of pillowcotes All the rest of my moveable goodes & houshould stuffe I will & beqeuth it unto William Allchorne Nicholas Allchorne my sonnes & to Margery my daughter to be equally devided betweene them by my overseeres here after named And I do by vertue of this my will putt my overseeres in full power & authority equally to devide my said goodes betweene them or to sell away some parte thereof to there use towards there maynetenance & bringeinge up if neede so require And I doe make & appoynte William Allchorne & Nicholas Allchorne my sonnes to be my executors of this my will & testament And I ordeyne & appoynte William Allchorne my brother & William Coe my brother in lawe to be my faithfull overseeres desireinge them to be a comforte & aydeinge my said Children to se them placed & provided for & I geve unto them iiis iiiid apeece & ther charges to be borne Jesper Allchin Witnesses here unto John Hosmer & Adam Farmer his marke
    Vicesimo sexto die Junii Anno Domini 1611 Magistro Willimus Inians Presbiter Artium magistro Surrogatus etc Commisit Administracionem bonorum etc Jasperi Alchorne nuper de Retherfield defuncti iuxta tenorem Testamento eiusdem durante minori etate Willimi Alchorne et Nicholai Alchorne filiorum naturalis et legitimi defuncti antedicti ac Executores in huiusmodi nominatorum Willimo Alchorne et WIllimo Coe supervisoribus in Testamento suprascripto nominatis etc de bene et fideliter Administrando etc ad sancta etc Evangelia Juratis
    (Transcribed by Rosie Ansell June 2020.)
  • Death*: Jasper Alchorne died in 1611 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Jasper Alchorne was buried on 20 May 1611 at St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England.6,7
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 26 June 1611 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family:

Dorothy Coe b. 20 Dec 1562, d. 1609

Children:

Richard Alchorne b. 19 Sep 1591, d. 1609
William Alchorne b. 30 Dec 1593
Nicholas Alchorne b. 10 Jul 1597
Margery Alchorne b. 13 Sep 1600

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S1038] Will of Richard Coe of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 7 Mar 1607/08, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 28 Apr 1609. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/12/342B).
  4. [S1052] Will of John Coe of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 30 Apr 1610, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, May 1610. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/13/33B).
  5. [S1057] Will of Jesper Allchorne of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 1 May 1611, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 26 Jun 1611. (ESRO: PBT/1/4/1611/95).
  6. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  7. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film: 1067279, Image: 128."

John Myers

b. 1866, d. 14 December 1928
Last Edited: 28 Feb 2017

Family:

Emma Elizabeth Scudds b. 8 Aug 1859, d. 1921

Child:

Olive Myers+ b. 1892, d. 5 Jul 1977

Emma Elizabeth Scudds

b. 8 August 1859, d. 1921
Last Edited: 28 Feb 2017

Family:

John Myers b. 1866, d. 14 Dec 1928

Child:

Olive Myers+ b. 1892, d. 5 Jul 1977

Charles Frederick Hiscock

b. 21 November 1923, d. 5 June 1968
Last Edited: 28 Feb 2017

Family:

Winnie Olive Clegg b. 26 Oct 1928, d. 8 May 2000

Thomas Farmer

b. circa 1460, d. circa 1529
Last Edited: 1 May 2022
  • Birth*: Thomas Farmer was born circa 1460 at Sussex, England.
  • Marriage*: Thomas Farmer married Elizabeth (?) circa 1488 at England.
  • Anecdote: At a court held at Rotherfield manor on 6 Nov 1488 Thomas Farmer was admitted to a messuage with garden lying upon the [Rotherfield] Hill. Could this signify his marriage (and hence need for a family home)?1
  • Anecdote*: Thomas Farmer was a churchwarden of Rotherfield St Denys in 1513.2
  • Will*: Thomas Farmer left a will made on 11 September 1529 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.3
  • Will/Adm Transcript*: In Latin. Abstract as follows:
    In the year 1529 on the 11th day of September
    I
    Thomas Farmer of Rotherfeld in Sussex of sound mind and memory
    body to be buried in the churchyard of St Denis in Rotherfeld aforesaid
    12d to the altar of the same for my tithes forgotten
    to Chichester cathedral 4d
    Itm to
    Elizabeth my wife the use of all the domestic utensils she brought with her at our marriage
    Itm to
    John Farmer my son gent. £3 6s 8d and to Joan Farmer his daughter 53s 4d if [anything remains] after my debts are paid etc. [something about executors]
    Robert Farmer and Alexander Farmer my sons whom I ordain exectors of this my last will and testament… to pay all debts, legacies etc and provide for the health of my soul as seems best to them with overseer William Foule
    Witnesses: [Gregory] Saunders, rector of Rotherfeld; Sir Robert Fullar [chaplain] of the same; William Foule; [Henry] Farmer; William Farmer my sons etc.
    (Claire Wickens, 27th February 2017 for Geoffrey Barber.)
  • Will/Adm Transcript: Top left corner of document missing
    Thomas ffarmer above named made the day & yer above wryten … of the rayne of king Henry the viiith ffyrst I wyll that Alexandr ffarmer mye … aftr my deceasse a pece of land called [holwish] [con]taynyng by estmacon xii acras … & to heyrs of his body lawefully begoten [and] if it fortune the said Alexandr to dye wtout heyrs of hys body lawfully begoten the said grownde to remayne and [retorn] to my next heyer Also I wyll yt my said son Alexandr shal sone aftr my deceasse pt howse yt I nowe dwell yn wt all ye land therto belongynge suffery[N]ge Elyzabeth nowe my wyffe peesablye & [q]ethe duryng her lyf naturall yf she kepe her selfe sole a wydowe & wante a husband to have to her own use halfe ye said howse halfe ye gardyn fyndynge of ii kene wt sufficient fuell & the use of the well as it is more playnly expressed & declared in a payre of indentures made betwene me the forsayd Thomas ffarmer & John Webe of Bradborne & John Byrd of Chep[stide] [Chipstead in the parish of Chevening near Sevenoaks?] in the cownty of Kent beryng date ye xxto yer of ye rayne of king Harry the viiith ye xviith day of Novebr [1528] and after the deceasse or maryage of the said Elizabeth the said Alexandr peesablye to have the said howse and lands to him belongynge to him selfe payinge for it to my executors or overseers xxli stlynge of that wich xxli the said Alexandr hath payd to me in hand v[i]li xiiis iiiid Itm & more [over] I wyll that Robt Farmer my son shalhave [aftr] my [decesse] my copy land callyd highland in rothffeld aforsaid to hym & to his heyrs of his body lawfully begoton Itm I wyll that Willm Farmer shalhave aftr my decesse my ffre & dede landes callyd fi[v]?? othrwyse callyd feyrlands in Roffeld aforsaid to hym & to hys heyrs of hys body lawfullye to be begoten and it fortune [illeg.] forsaid Robt & Willm or [both] to dye wtout heyre or heyrs thr bodyis lawfullye begoton then tht the forsaid lands or any of them shall retorn to my next heyre Itm I wyll that the foresaid Robert Farmer & Willm theyr heyrs executors or assignes shall pay yerely owte of the said lands callyd highlands & f?ere othrwise feyers to Elizabeth my wyfe during her lyffe naturall xx[v]is viiid at the festes of the nativity of our lord god The Annuncyacon of our Ladye the Natyte of snt John Baptyst & my[c]helmas by equall porcyons And yf it chaunce the forsayd Robt & Willm or any of them to be behynd of any of the said payment or payments at any of the said fests in part or in the hole then he or they so beying behynd shall forfyt to the said Elizabeth my wyffe vis in [illeg.] of a payn And yf the foresaid Robert & Willm or any of them be behynde of any such payment or payments x an unknown place days aftr any of the said fests then it shalbe lawfull to the said Elizabeth or her assignes to entr in to any pcell or pcells of hym or them so beying behynde to take dystres or dystresses to carye lede dryve or bere away the foresaid dystresses or dystres so takyn & to kepe it or them to hir selfe tyll he or they have fully contentyd her & payd bothe for the payment or payments so beyinge behynde and also for the payns of vis so forfityd for lak of any payment or payments beforsaid as it is more playnly [or] contaynyd in a payr of Indenturs made betwixt me Thomas ffarmer befor named & Elizabeth my wyfe John Webe & John Byrd befor namyd berynge the dat of the xixth day of Novebr the xxth yer of king Henry the viiith
    (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 28th February 2017 for Geoffrey Barber.)
  • Death*: Thomas Farmer died circa 1529 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Family:

Elizabeth (?)

Children:

John Farmer+ b. c 1490, d. 1570
Robert Farmer+ b. c 1492, d. 1548
Alexander Farmer b. c 1495
Adam Farmer+ b. c 1498, d. 1547
William Farmer b. c 1500, d. 1539

Citations

  1. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 351."
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 222."
  3. [S659] Will of Thomas Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 11 Sep 1529, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, unknown probate date. (ESRO: PBT 1/2/1/26B).

Elizabeth (?)

Last Edited: 15 Apr 2022
  • Marriage*: Elizabeth (?) married Thomas Farmer circa 1488 at England.
  • Married Name: As of circa 1488, her married name was Farmer.
  • (Witness) Will: Elizabeth (?) is mentioned in the will of Thomas Farmer dated 11 September 1529 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1

Family:

Thomas Farmer b. c 1460, d. c 1529

Children:

John Farmer+ b. c 1490, d. 1570
Robert Farmer+ b. c 1492, d. 1548
Alexander Farmer b. c 1495
Adam Farmer+ b. c 1498, d. 1547
William Farmer b. c 1500, d. 1539

Citations

  1. [S659] Will of Thomas Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 11 Sep 1529, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, unknown probate date. (ESRO: PBT 1/2/1/26B).

John Farmer

b. circa 1490, d. 1570

Parents:

Father: Thomas Farmer b. c 1460, d. c 1529
Mother: Elizabeth (?)
Last Edited: 5 May 2022
  • Birth*: John Farmer was born circa 1490 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Farmer and Elizabeth (?)
  • Anecdote*: The will of John's father, Thomas Farmer of Rotherfield (1529) mentions a son John who has a daughter Joan. It is speculated that this is the John Farmer later recorded as a Curate and Clerk at Rotherfield St Denys 1540-1544, and who was instituted (installed) at Warbleton as their pastor in 1556.
    There is a burial at Warbleton St Mary on 12 Aug 1570 of a John FARMOR who was " clerk & parson of this parish". There is also an earlier burial of a "Jone FARMER" on 14 Jan 1561 " verger" who may be the daughter Joan mentioned in his father's will.
    There are no baptisms in the SFHG index at Warbleton before 1559, so it is not possible to reconstruct this family with hard evidence. However, John Fermor the parson is likely the origin of the Fermor/Farmer families at Warbleton. What follows is conjecture based on some clues obtained from various wills.
    The FERMOR/FARMER familes at Rotherfield came from families of status, with the father Thomas FARMER's brother or nephew William Fermor holding Walsh manor at Rotherfield. They were well connected to the church, and the family has prominent burials inside Rotherfield St Denys, so having one son enter the clergy would not have been unusual.
  • Marriage*: John Farmer married Agnes (?) circa 1520 at England (There are no John Farmer marriages in the Sussex Marriage Index before 1544). Agnes is identified from her burial as "wife of John."
  • (Witness) Will: John Farmer is mentioned in the will of Thomas Farmer dated 11 September 1529 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
  • Anecdote: Between 1540 and March 1543/44 a John FARMER is recorded as Curate and Clerk at Rotherfield St Denys church.2,3
  • Anecdote: Instituted at Brightling on 19 Dec 1549. (Brightling parish records start at 1560.)4
  • Anecdote: Presented at Streat on 13 Jun 1554 and 20 Jun 1554. (Streat parish records start at 1561.)4
  • Anecdote: Instituted as rector of Warbleton on 26 Aug 1556. (Warbleton parish records start at 1559.)4
  • Anecdote: John Farmer, clerk and parson of Warbleton, witnessed various wills between 17 Sep 1557 and 18 Dec 1560.5
  • Death*: John Farmer died in 1570 at Warbleton, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: John Farmer was buried on 12 August 1570 at St Mary, Warbleton, Sussex, England, "clerk & parson of this parish."6

Family:

Agnes (?) d. 1570
  • Marriage*: John Farmer married Agnes (?) circa 1520 at England (There are no John Farmer marriages in the Sussex Marriage Index before 1544). Agnes is identified from her burial as "wife of John."

Children:

Joan Farmer b. c 1525, d. 1561
John Farmer b. c 1530

Citations

  1. [S659] Will of Thomas Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 11 Sep 1529, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, unknown probate date. (ESRO: PBT 1/2/1/26B).
  2. [S572] R. Garraway Rice & edited by Walter H. Godfrey, "Transcript of Sussex Wills, Vol IV: Racton to Yapton", Sussex Record Society (online), First Edition (1940) "p. 32."
  3. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 347."
  4. [S1069] Thomas Mayer and Courtney Walters, "The Correspondence of Reginald Pole: Vol 4. A Biographical Companion: the British Isles", Ashgate Publishing Ltd, First Edition (2008).
  5. [S572] R. Garraway Rice & edited by Walter H. Godfrey, "Transcript of Sussex Wills, Vol IV: Racton to Yapton", Sussex Record Society (online), First Edition (1940) "p. 289."
  6. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.

Robert Farmer

b. circa 1492, d. 1548

Parents:

Father: Thomas Farmer b. c 1460, d. c 1529
Mother: Elizabeth (?)
Last Edited: 1 May 2022
  • Birth*: Robert Farmer was born circa 1492 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Farmer and Elizabeth (?)
  • (Witness) Will: Robert Farmer is mentioned in the will of Thomas Farmer dated 11 September 1529 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
  • Marriage*: Robert Farmer married Agnes (?) on 16 November 1539 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Probably a second or third marriage. Wife's name not given on the marriage but Robert's will gives wife's names as Agnes or Annes.2
  • Will*: Robert Farmer left a will made on 1 June 1546 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.3
  • Will/Adm Transcript*: In the name of god amen I Robert farmer of the pishe of Rotherfeld beyng sick of body [illeg.] & pfet of [remembrance] do make my temt & last will [after] this forme that [illeg.] folow[ynge or eth] fyrst I bequeathe my soule to Almyghtie god in whome & by whome & of whome I trust to have salvation both of body & soule [through] the onely [meryts] of christs [illeg.] pasion my body to bee buried in the churche yard of Rotherfeld Itm I bequeathe to the high alter of Rotherfeld for tythes negligently [forgotten] iiiid Itm I wyll that at the day of my buriall [is to be stowed] for the [reste] of my soul in [illeg.] to [prestes clerkes] & [pore people gevyn] vis viiid Itm at the day of my [monthes] mynd vis viiid Itm at my [yeres] mynd & prestes clerkes & pore people to pray for my soules helth I will it to be my [illeg.] to the [discretion] of my exors Itm I will that Adam my son shall receyve xli at the age of xxiiitie yeres to be delyvered & paid by the [hands] of Thomas my son his exors or assignes It. I bequeath to [George] my son xli to be paid from the hands of Thomas my son his [exors] or assignes [illeg.] at the age of xxii yers It. I bequeath to Alexander my son [xli] & he likewise to receyve it at the hands of Thomas his exors or assigns Alexander beyng at the age of xxii yers All these [sums] of monye to be paid at the uttermost of the yers of age [illeg.] date specyfyed by the hands of Thomas my son unto George & Alexander my sons And if it so happen any of [my] sons wthout heyrs lawfully begotten of theyr bodies that they I bequeath to them [appoynted] to be devided betwixt them the ii other my sons lyvying by equall [portions] And if it happen ii of my sons to dye that then my [illeg.] is that theyre ii [portions] be [delyvered] to the third brother of [them] It. I do bequeath to [Agnes] my wiff my best [bell] bolster ii pyllowes iii blankettes & one covlett the best Item further the best [illeg.] the greatyst caudronne a lytell ketell & & a pan It. I bequeath to Alexander my son my second caudronn & the greatyst [pott] Itm I bequeath to my sonne Adam [illeg.] i ??lle i [illeg.] ii blanketts & the second covlett that the resydew of brasse pewter & [illeg.] payre of shets to be shyftyd [illeg.] my [wif] & the youngyst to chose fyrst Itm I bequeath to Thomas Adam George & Alexander my sonns my [illeg.] of the [best] every of them one Itm I bequeath to Alexander the son of Thomas farmer my son one waynling of this yere Itm I bequeath to [illeg.] [second] [illeg.] to be devyded betwyxt them thre It. I wyll that if it so happen that [Annes] my wyf do [illeg.] or els [illeg.] my pte or porcon of my [illeg.] by her or by her assigns that then she to [illeg.] any pte of my sonnes bequest The resydew of my goods [illeg.] I gyve unto Thomas my son whom I [name] to my [sole exor] & he [illeg.] [the hole contents] of this my [illeg.]… wrytyng the first daye of [June] in the yere of our lord [1546] these witnesse [illeg.] John [Yardland] Adam farmer Willm farmer Willm [atherwold] with other men.
    [Followed by a note of the sum sworn, which looks like 15£ xs – can’t make out the pence].
    Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 9th March 2017 for Geoffrey Barber.
  • Anecdote: There is a land grant to Robert FERMER made by Adam FERMER, likely his brother, on 20 January 1547:
    Adam FERMER of Rotherfield, yeoman, to Robert FERMER and John STAPLE, 20 January 1547.
    Lands in Rotherfield (47 acres) abutting N on way leading between
    Skuttylchroche and house called Shereffs, S on land of John FERMOR called Archerede, SW on way leading from Rotherfield to Orgarshyll [Argos Hill?] and piece of land called Cukkam, SE on land called Bondmede and Clayton, E on way leading from Clayton
    Adam FERMER appoints William SAWYER and George MAYND to deliver seisin to Robert FERMER and John STAPLE
    Witnesses: John CARRWYND of Frant, Thomas FARMER of Rotherfield
    Abstract recorded by ESRO for their catalogue (ESRO: DYK 377.)
  • Death*: Robert Farmer died in 1548 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Robert Farmer was buried on 27 January 1548 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, FARMOR.4
  • Anecdote*: The Rotherfield manor court roll for 29 April 1557 has a line crossed out which concerns Adam and George Farmer, sons of Robert Farmer; and another concerning Thomas Farmer, brother of them.5
  • Anecdote: Robert’s wife is noted as Agnes in manorial records. At the Rotherfield manor court held 30 Jan 1587/88:
    It is found that Robert Farmer & Agnes his wife who held one tenement & garden on R. Hyll & 1 parcel called Marlynge containing 5 acres & 3 rods assart lying next Byddendenstole & 1 parcel called Inhome 5 acres Mylhole, a croft called Rowcroft ... 1 meadow Coosmeade containing 6 acres, ..... comes Thomas Farmer at crosse, eldest son & heir & prays, etc.
    Robert Farmer who held 7 acres of assart of Henlye in B. died ..... Comes Thomas Farmer at Crosse
    Robert Farmer who dies held 1 parcel containing 17 acres called Rugham in Scuttlecrouch in Rotherfield. Comes Thomas Farmer at Crosse his eldest son etc.
    There is a marriage for Robert FARMER at Rotherfield St Denys on 16 November 1539 (no wife name). So Agnes is likely to be a second or third wife and cannot be the mother of all Robert’s children. (Sussex Marriage Index.)6

Family 1:

Children:

Thomas Farmer at Crosse+ b. c 1515, d. 4 Jun 1590
Adam Farmer b. c 1520
George Farmer b. c 1525
Alexander Farmer b. c 1530, d. 1558

Family 2:

Agnes (?)
  • Marriage*: Robert Farmer married Agnes (?) on 16 November 1539 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Probably a second or third marriage. Wife's name not given on the marriage but Robert's will gives wife's names as Agnes or Annes.2

Citations

  1. [S659] Will of Thomas Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 11 Sep 1529, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, unknown probate date. (ESRO: PBT 1/2/1/26B).
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S661] Will of Robert Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 1546, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, unknown probate date. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/1/149A).
  4. [S443] Rotherfield St Denys, Burials and MIs, undated, Rotherfield, Sussex (http://www.stdenysrotherfield.org.uk/familyhistory.htm).
  5. [S440] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1557-1560 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/2) "p. 5."
  6. [S441] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1587-1593 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/3).

Alexander Farmer

b. circa 1495

Parents:

Father: Thomas Farmer b. c 1460, d. c 1529
Mother: Elizabeth (?)
Last Edited: 15 Apr 2022

Citations

  1. [S659] Will of Thomas Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 11 Sep 1529, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, unknown probate date. (ESRO: PBT 1/2/1/26B).

William Farmer

b. circa 1500, d. 1539

Parents:

Father: Thomas Farmer b. c 1460, d. c 1529
Mother: Elizabeth (?)
Last Edited: 15 Apr 2022

Citations

  1. [S659] Will of Thomas Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 11 Sep 1529, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, unknown probate date. (ESRO: PBT 1/2/1/26B).
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.

Margery Farmer

b. 28 August 1625

Parents:

Father: Adam Farmer b. 14 Jun 1584, d. Dec 1641
Mother: Denise Hodely b. 1 Feb 1595/96, d. 1647
Last Edited: 1 Mar 2017

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film no: 1885592; Image no: 371."
  3. [S1066] Will of Adam Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 7 Dec 1641, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 2 May 1642. (ESRO: PBT 1/3/7/281B).

Alice Farmer

b. 21 June 1541, d. August 1541

Parents:

Father: Thomas Farmer at Crosse b. c 1515, d. 4 Jun 1590
Last Edited: 1 May 2022

Citations

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

Alexander Fermor Esq

b. circa 1510, d. 1582

Parents:

Father: William Fermor d. 1539
Mother: Joan (?) d. 1540
Last Edited: 23 Apr 2022
  • Anecdote: Alexander of Walsh Manor.
  • Birth*: Alexander Fermor Esq was born circa 1510 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of William Fermor and Joan (?)
  • Marriage*: Alexander Fermor Esq married Elizabeth Fowle, daughter of William Fowle, on 28 September 1539 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, son of William Farmer senior.1,2
  • Anecdote: In 1553 Alexander was churchwarden of Rotherfield St Denys.3
  • Anecdote: Applied for a grant of coat of arms and crest for himself and descendants.4
  • Will*: Alexander Fermor Esq left a will made on 18 December 1581 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.4
  • Will/Adm Transcript*: The Will of Alexander Farmer of Rotherfield (1582)
    (TNA: PCC 11/64/239)
    Made: 18 Dec 1581
    Proved: 22 May 1582
    In the name of god amen, the eightenthe of December in the fower and twentithe yere [1581] of the raigne of our sovraigne Ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god Queen of England, Ffrance and Ireland defender of the faith etc. I Alexander Ffarmer of Rotherfelde in the county of Sussex beinge sycke of bodye but of good gea and perfecte remembrance (god be thanked) doe ordeine and make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) ffirst I gyve and bequeathe my sowle to Allmighty god, and my bodye to be buryed in the churchyard of Rotherfelde aforesaid. Item I gyve to the poore people of Rotherfelde fortye shillings to be paide and distributed to theme at the daie of my buriall, And I gyve to theme twentye shillings a yeare to be distributed to theme twentye shillings a yeare during the yeare next after my decease. Item I gyve to the repaireinge of the parrishe church of Rotherfelde twentye shillings. Item I give to Isaac Burges, sonne of John Burges fortye shillings. Item I gyve to all my godchildren fower pence a piece that will aske it. Item I gyve and bequeath to William my sonne the one moytye of the Manner of Welche als Sypsys to have and to hold to him and to the heirs male of his bodye lawfully begotten. Then I will and my mynde is that Henry my son shall have the said moytye of the said Manner of Welche als Sypsys to him and his heires forever. Provided alwayes that yf the said William doe dye having no heire male of his bodye lawfullye begotten and having heires female of his bodye lawfullye begotten so that the said moytye of the said manner of Welche als Sypsys doe remayne to the said Henry and his heires according to the true meaning of this my last will and testament. That then I will and my mynde is that the said henrie my sonne shall paie to the said heire female of the said William one hundred pounds if the said William hath but one daughter and if the said William have more than one daughter of his bodye lawfullye begotten then I will that the said hundrethe pounds shalbe equally devided amongst the saide daughters. Provided also that if the said William my sonne shall at anye tyme hereafter duringe his lyfe discontinewe his estate by this will gyven unto him of in and to the saide moytye of the saide manner of Welche als Sypsys or shall suffer recovery, knowledge fyne, order or suffer anye other acte or thinge whereby the said estate shall or may be discontynued cast of altered or channged soe that the said moytye thereby shall not or might not goe or remaine according to the true meaning of this my will or if the said William shall entende, resolve, practice or goe about the same and shall doe anye acte or deede to that rude and purpose, Then my will and mynde is that presently after such discontynuance deede or acte committed and donne, the saide William shall presently forfeit his saide estate in and to the saide moytye and then I will that the saide moytye before willed to the saide William shall presently remayne and to be to the saide henrie and his heires and assignes forever. Item I will that henrye my sonne shall have the other moytye of the saide manner of Welche als Sypsys to him and his heires forever. Item I will that the said henrye shall have my house and lands at Jervys Brook now in the occupation of John Balcombe to him and his heires forever. Item I will that all the residue of my goods to Elizabeth my – wyfe whom I make myne onlie executrix of this my last will. And I ordayne and make Nicholas Ffowle and John Stapley my brother-in-law and John Burges my sonne-in law overseers of this my last will and testament. Witnesses at the declaring hereof Nicholas ffowle and John burges and others
    Probate in Latin 22 May 1582 to Elizabeth relicte et executrix.
    Transcribed by John F Howes October 2013.
  • Death*: Alexander Fermor Esq died in 1582 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Alexander Fermor Esq was buried on 5 January 1582 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, 1581/82.5
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 22 May 1582 at London, England.

Family:

Elizabeth Fowle

Children:

William Fermor+ b. 2 Jun 1541, d. 1602
Sylvester Fermor b. 21 May 1543, d. Jul 1543
Silvester Fermor+ b. 14 Jul 1544, d. 1585
Bridget Fermor b. 4 Jun 1547
Henry Fermor b. 2 Jan 1549
Alexander Fermor b. 13 Sep 1553, d. 1554
Dorothy Fermor b. c 1557
Nicholas Fermor+ b. c 1560, d. 28 Jan 1621/22

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 347."
  3. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 349."
  4. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 352."
  5. [S443] Rotherfield St Denys, Burials and MIs, undated, Rotherfield, Sussex (http://www.stdenysrotherfield.org.uk/familyhistory.htm).

William Fermor

d. 1539

Parents:

Father: John Fermor
Last Edited: 18 Apr 2022

Family:

Joan (?) d. 1540

Child:

Alexander Fermor Esq+ b. c 1510, d. 1582

Citations

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

Marian Wood

d. 1605
Last Edited: 23 Apr 2022

Family:

Alexander Farmer b. 8 Sep 1542, d. 5 Jan 1606

Children:

Thomas Farmer b. 17 Jun 1585
Frances Farmer b. c 1587
Mary Farmer b. 11 Apr 1591
Elizabeth Farmer b. 29 Mar 1597

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Farmer

b. 17 June 1585

Parents:

Father: Alexander Farmer b. 8 Sep 1542, d. 5 Jan 1606
Mother: Marian Wood d. 1605
Last Edited: 2 May 2022
  • Baptism*: Thomas Farmer was baptized on 17 June 1585 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
  • He was the son of Alexander Farmer and Marian Wood.
  • (Witness) Will: Thomas Farmer is mentioned in the will of Alexander Farmer dated 4 January 1605/6 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2
  • Anecdote: Title: Conveyance (Bargain and Sale) for £555
    Date: 8 Apr 1608
    ESRO: DYK 770
    Description: Thomas Farmer of Rotherfield, yeoman, to Stephen Penkherst of Mayfield, gent
    1 messuage, 1 barn, 5½ acres of meadow in Hammill Street in Birling, Kent, abutting S on the King's Highway, E on lands of Henry Ollife, S on lands of Francis Wood, W on lands of SP, N on lands of Richard Clarke and the King's Highway; 1 acre of meadow in Hammillmeade, abutting E on lands of Agnes Manninge, S on lands of Richard Clarke, W on lands of Francis Wood, N on lands of Henry and Walter Elphie; ½ acre meadow in Hammillmeade, abutting E on lands of Robert Syburne, S on lands of Hamon Powell, W on lands of Edward, Lord Wootton, N on lands of Richard Clarke
    1 acre meadow, 1 hop garden in Friddes in Birling; 1 rod of meadow in Friddes
    1 messuage, 2 barns, 1 orchard, 2 gardens (1 acre) in Hammill in Birling, 2 acres land, 8 acres land in Hammill Field, 4½ acres land at Cattersbancke in Hammill Field, 7 acres land in the same, 8 acres land called Brownes in the same, 2½ acres land called Claypitts, 2 acres land called Wreme Acre, 1 acre meadow in Sharnold Meade, 2 acres meadow in the same, ½ acre meadow in the same
    1 messuage, 1 garden, 1 barn, 1 orchard in Hordon Streat in Birling, and 10 acres land in Kingefeld in Birling, 7 acres land called Stockie, 4½ acres land called Midlepasture, 3 rods called Melcrouche, 3 rods in Shreemensland, 2½ acres in Hordon Meade, 1½ rods in the same, 1 rod in the same. All in Birling, Kent
    (Abuttals given.)
    Witnesses: Thomas Dann, John Gurre, Richard Paty.
  • Anecdote*: Title: Lease for 21 years, at £12 a year, from Edward Nevill Lord Bergevenny to Thomas Farmer of Rotherfield, yeoman
    Date: 15 May 1611
    ESRO: SAS/HC 538
    Description: 6 pieces of land of 24 acres in Rotherfield near the Forest Gate, late in tenure of Robert Robinson.

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.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. 11 April 1591

Parents:

Father: Alexander Farmer b. 8 Sep 1542, d. 5 Jan 1606
Mother: Marian Wood d. 1605
Last Edited: 3 Mar 2017

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.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].
    "

Elizabeth Farmer

b. 29 March 1597

Parents:

Father: Alexander Farmer b. 8 Sep 1542, d. 5 Jan 1606
Mother: Marian Wood d. 1605
Last Edited: 3 Mar 2017

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.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].
    "

Frances Farmer

b. circa 1587

Parents:

Father: Alexander Farmer b. 8 Sep 1542, d. 5 Jan 1606
Mother: Marian Wood d. 1605
Last Edited: 3 Mar 2017

Citations

  1. [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]."
  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].
    "

Margaret Jeffery

Last Edited: 23 Apr 2022

Family:

Alexander Farmer b. 8 Sep 1542, d. 5 Jan 1606

Citations

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

Adam Farmer

b. circa 1520

Parents:

Father: Robert Farmer b. c 1492, d. 1548
Last Edited: 2 May 2022

Citations

  1. [S661] Will of Robert Farmer of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 1546, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, unknown probate date. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/1/149A).
  2. [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).

Silvester Fermor

b. 14 July 1544, d. 1585

Parents:

Father: Alexander Fermor Esq b. c 1510, d. 1582
Mother: Elizabeth Fowle
Last Edited: 19 Apr 2022
  • Baptism*: Silvester Fermor was baptized on 14 July 1544 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
  • She was the daughter of Alexander Fermor Esq and Elizabeth Fowle.
  • Marriage*: Silvester Fermor married John Burgess on 17 September 1570 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2
  • Married Name: As of 17 September 1570, her married name was Burgess.
  • Anecdote*: There is an interesting document at ESRO (yet to be viewed):
    Memorandum of the examination at Brook House, Rotherfield, of the marriage settlement of John Burges and Sylvester Fermor, 1570
    Date: 20 Mar 1955
    Repository: East Sussex Record Office
    ESRO reference: AMS 6917/2/1/3
    Description: in the presence of A Joan Turner, Charles Turner and Susan Turner (owners of Brook House), Isabel Farmer and James A Farmer and Robert Burges Fry (descendants); date expressed as a regnal year.
  • Death*: Silvester Fermor died in 1585 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: Silvester Fermor was buried on 16 March 1585 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "wife of John of [Jarvis] Brooke."3

Family:

John Burgess

Children:

Isaac Burgess b. 15 Aug 1572, d. 1653
Sidonye Burgess b. 6 Mar 1574

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Burgess

b. circa 1556, d. March 1606

Parents:

Father: Ralph Burgess d. 1592
Mother: Joan (?) d. 1573
Last Edited: 30 Apr 2022

Family:

Joan Rigford

Children:

Anne Burgess b. 23 Jul 1579
Elizabeth Burgess b. 5 Jun 1580, d. 1589
John Burgess b. 1 Apr 1583
William Burgess b. c 1585
Ralph Burgess b. 21 Jul 1588, d. 1615
Thomas Burgess b. 21 May 1592

Citations

  1. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S1068] Will of Ralph Burges of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 8 Apr 1592, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 12 May 1592. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/9/25B).
  3. [S1064] Will of John Burges of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 24 Jan 1605/06, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, 12 Dec 1606. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/12/189B).
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Film: 1885746, Image:245."

Henry Fermor

b. 2 January 1549

Parents:

Father: Alexander Fermor Esq b. c 1510, d. 1582
Mother: Elizabeth Fowle
Last Edited: 7 May 2022

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 352."
  3. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 359."

Elizabeth Fowle

Parents:

Last Edited: 14 Aug 2018

Family:

Alexander Fermor Esq b. c 1510, d. 1582

Children:

William Fermor+ b. 2 Jun 1541, d. 1602
Sylvester Fermor b. 21 May 1543, d. Jul 1543
Silvester Fermor+ b. 14 Jul 1544, d. 1585
Bridget Fermor b. 4 Jun 1547
Henry Fermor b. 2 Jan 1549
Alexander Fermor b. 13 Sep 1553, d. 1554
Dorothy Fermor b. c 1557
Nicholas Fermor+ b. c 1560, d. 28 Jan 1621/22

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 347."
  3. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 352."