William Fermor

b. circa 1540, d. 1602

Parents:

Father: Alexander Fermor b. c 1510, d. 1582
Mother: Elizabeth Fowle
Last Edited: 25 Apr 2017
  • Birth*: William Fermor was born circa 1540 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
  • He was the son of Alexander Fermor and Elizabeth Fowle.
  • Marriage*: William Fermor married Fulwer (?) circa 1560 at England.
  • Anecdote*: In Pullein's book it is stated: "the pedigree taken from the Harleian MS., 1562, fol 89 merely says "William Fermor of Walsh in the parish of Retherfeld married to his first wife ...... daughter of ........ Fulwer but had no yssue".2
  • (Witness) Will: William Fermor is mentioned in the will of Alexander Fermor dated 18 December 1581 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2
  • Marriage*: William Fermor married Elizabeth Scott circa 1590 at England.
  • Anecdote: According to Pullein's book, Elizabeth was the daughter of George Scott of Congerhurst parish of Hawkhurst in county Kent, and teh widow of ....... Ordium.3
  • Marriage*: William Fermor married Margaret Squier on 6 August 1596 at All Hallows, London, England, Margaret a widow married as Margaret Barlowe.3
  • Will*: William Fermor left a will made on 28 March 1601.4
  • Anecdote: *** This will has not been transcribed ***.
  • Death*: William Fermor died in 1602 at All Hallows, London, England.5
  • Burial*: William Fermor was buried on 2 April 1602 at All Hallows, London, England, "gentleman and jurat."5
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 10 July 1602 at London, England.

Family 1:

Fulwer (?)

Family 2:

Elizabeth Scott d. 1594/95

Children:

Anne Fermor+ b. 24 Jan 1590/91, d. 1623
William Fermor b. 27 Oct 1592, d. 1614

Family 3:

Margaret Squier

Children:

Bridget Fermor b. 5 May 1597
Alexander Fermor+ b. 8 Jan 1598/99, d. 1662/63

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.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. 353."
  4. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 356."
  5. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 354."

Isaac Burgess

b. 15 August 1572

Parents:

Father: John Burgess d. 1617
Mother: Silvester Fermor b. 14 Jul 1544, d. 1585
Last Edited: 4 Mar 2017

Family:

Ann Button

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 352."
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Sidonye Burgess

b. 6 March 1574

Parents:

Father: John Burgess d. 1617
Mother: Silvester Fermor b. 14 Jul 1544, d. 1585
Last Edited: 4 Mar 2017

Citations

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

Ann Button

Last Edited: 4 Mar 2017

Family:

Isaac Burgess b. 15 Aug 1572

Citations

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

(?) Unknown

d. 1615
Last Edited: 16 Oct 2017
  • Marriage*: (?) Unknown married John Burgess circa 1587 at Sussex, England, The burial in 1615 of "...... Burges, wife of John of Brooke" confirms that John Burgess married again after the death of Sylvester. The marriage of John Burgess and Margery Earle at Buxted on 24 Oct 1586 may be the correct one. There is also the baptism at Buxted of John Burgess on 13 Aug 1587 son of John Burgess of Crowborow which is the major town adjacent to Jarvis Brook.1
  • Death*: (?) Unknown died in 1615 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  • Burial*: (?) Unknown was buried on 23 August 1615 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "wife of John of Brooke."1

Family:

John Burgess d. 1617
  • Marriage*: (?) Unknown married John Burgess circa 1587 at Sussex, England, The burial in 1615 of "...... Burges, wife of John of Brooke" confirms that John Burgess married again after the death of Sylvester. The marriage of John Burgess and Margery Earle at Buxted on 24 Oct 1586 may be the correct one. There is also the baptism at Buxted of John Burgess on 13 Aug 1587 son of John Burgess of Crowborow which is the major town adjacent to Jarvis Brook.1

Children:

John Burgess b. c 1590
Thomas Burgess b. 21 May 1592

Citations

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

Thomas Burgess

b. 21 May 1592

Parents:

Father: John Burgess d. 1617
Mother: (?) Unknown d. 1615
Last Edited: 4 Mar 2017

Citations

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

John Burgess

b. circa 1590

Parents:

Father: John Burgess d. 1617
Mother: (?) Unknown d. 1615
Last Edited: 4 Mar 2017

Joan (?)

d. 1540
Last Edited: 4 Mar 2017

Family:

William Fermor d. 1539

Child:

Alexander Fermor+ b. c 1510, d. 1582

Citations

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

Fulwer (?)

Last Edited: 5 Mar 2017

Family:

William Fermor b. c 1540, d. 1602

Elizabeth Scott

d. 1594/95
Last Edited: 4 Mar 2017

Family:

William Fermor b. c 1540, d. 1602

Children:

Anne Fermor+ b. 24 Jan 1590/91, d. 1623
William Fermor b. 27 Oct 1592, d. 1614

Citations

  1. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 353."

Anne Fermor

b. 24 January 1590/91, d. 1623

Parents:

Father: William Fermor b. c 1540, d. 1602
Mother: Elizabeth Scott d. 1594/95
Last Edited: 11 Apr 2020

Family:

Alexander Elliott b. 1584/85, d. 1660

Children:

Mary Elliott+ b. 6 Nov 1614
John Elliott b. 13 Apr 1617, d. Apr 1617
Elizabeth Elliott b. 13 Apr 1617

Citations

  1. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 353."
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 358."
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Fermor

b. 27 October 1592, d. 1614

Parents:

Father: William Fermor b. c 1540, d. 1602
Mother: Elizabeth Scott d. 1594/95
Last Edited: 5 Mar 2017

Family:

Alice Williams

Citations

  1. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 358."

Margaret Squier

Last Edited: 4 Mar 2017

Family:

William Fermor b. c 1540, d. 1602

Children:

Bridget Fermor b. 5 May 1597
Alexander Fermor+ b. 8 Jan 1598/99, d. 1662/63

Citations

  1. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 353."

Bridget Fermor

b. 5 May 1597

Parents:

Father: William Fermor b. c 1540, d. 1602
Mother: Margaret Squier
Last Edited: 5 Mar 2017

Citations

  1. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 353."

Alexander Fermor

b. 8 January 1598/99, d. 1662/63

Parents:

Father: William Fermor b. c 1540, d. 1602
Mother: Margaret Squier
Last Edited: 5 Mar 2017

Family:

Mary Fowle d. 1646

Child:

William Fermor+ b. 1624, d. 1686

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. 359."
  3. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 362."

Nicholas Fermor

b. circa 1565, d. 1622

Parents:

Father: Alexander Fermor b. c 1510, d. 1582
Mother: Elizabeth Fowle
Last Edited: 5 Mar 2017

Family:

Katherine Wood

Child:

Herbert Fermor b. c 1590, d. 1647

Citations

  1. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 355."
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 359."
  3. [S443] Rotherfield St Denys, Burials and MIs, undated, Rotherfield, Sussex (http://www.stdenysrotherfield.org.uk/familyhistory.htm).

Dorothy Fermor

b. circa 1557

Parents:

Father: Alexander Fermor b. c 1510, d. 1582
Mother: Elizabeth Fowle
Last Edited: 5 Mar 2017

Citations

  1. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 356."

Alice Williams

Last Edited: 4 Mar 2017

Family:

William Fermor b. 27 Oct 1592, d. 1614

Citations

  1. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 358."

Alexander Elliott

b. 1584/85, d. 1660

Parents:

Father: John Elliott b. c 1555, d. Sep 1632
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2020
  • Baptism*: Alexander Elliott was baptized in 1584/85 at St Bartholomew, Burwash, Sussex, England, Alexander ELAT.1
  • He was the son of John Elliott.
  • Marriage*: Alexander Elliott married Anne Fermor, daughter of William Fermor and Elizabeth Scott, on 2 December 1613 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.2,3
  • Marriage*: Alexander Elliott married Constance Hepden, daughter of Goddard Hepden, on 27 April 1624 at Mayfield, Sussex, England, marriage also recorded at Burwash.
  • (Witness) Will: Alexander Elliott is mentioned in the will of John Elliott dated 13 August 1632 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.4
  • (Witness) Will: Alexander Elliott is mentioned in the will of John Elliott dated 11 June 1639; Only mentioned in the Rotherfield court records. Actual will does not survive.
  • Will*: Alexander Elliott left a will made on 18 January 1658/59 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.5
  • Anecdote*: Will of Alexander Elliott, yeoman of Mayfield, 1660
    (TNA: PROB 11/302/553)
    Made: 18 January 1658/9
    Proved: 11 December 1660.
    In the name of God Amen I Alexander Elliott of Mayfield in the County of Sussex yeoman being not well Of body but of good and perfect memory (Thanks be to God) do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it hoping assuredly that it Shall rise again at the last day in and through the meritts of my Saviour Jesus Christ. And my body to be buried in the little Chancel of the parish Church of Mayfield in good and decent manner by the discretion of my executors hereinafter named. Item I give unto the poor people of the said parish of Mayfield four pounds of lawful money of England to be paid to them within 20 days after my decease by my Executors Item I give unto my daughter Mary Hartredge of Penbury widow Twenty pounds of lawful money of England to be paid to her within one year after my decease by my Executors, And I give unto her the said Mary Hartridge more Fifty pounds unto her within two years after my decease. Item I give unto Mary Hartridge my Grandaughter five pounds to be paid unto her within one whole year after my decease by my Executors,
    Item I give unto all my Grandchildren that my son John Elliott hath one pound tenn shillings to buy every one of them a silver spoon. Also to all the Children of my son Alexander Elliott one pound ten shillings to buy everyone of them a silver spoon, Item I give unto the now servants of my son Alexander Elliott, Thomas West Thomas Furminger Thomas Mills and Elizabeth Gellatt Five shillings to each of them to be paid to them within one year after my decease,
    Item I will and ordain my son John Elliott and Alexander to be my sole Executors whom I give all the residue of my goods and household stuff,
    This is the last will and testament of me the said Alexander Elliott senior which I ordain, ratify and confirm And have Set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of January in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty eight. Alexander Elliott In the presence of H Hepden Ben Newington Alexander Parkham,
    Proved at London 11 December 1660 by Alexander Elliott the son and one of the Executors. Power reserved to John Elliott.
    (Judy Venables, June 2005.)
  • Death*: Alexander Elliott died in 1660 at Mayfield, Sussex, England.
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 11 December 1660 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, England.
  • Anecdote: At the Rotherfield manorial court held 23 Jan 1665/66, Alexander's eldest son & heir John Elliott was admitted to his many properties.6

Family 1:

Anne Fermor b. 24 Jan 1590/91, d. 1623

Children:

Mary Elliott+ b. 6 Nov 1614
John Elliott b. 13 Apr 1617, d. Apr 1617
Elizabeth Elliott b. 13 Apr 1617

Family 2:

Constance Hepden b. 3 Oct 1596, d. b 1659

Children:

John Elliott+ b. 6 Mar 1624/25, d. 1681
Alexander Elliott+ b. 16 Oct 1628, d. 1675
Constance Elliott b. c 1631, d. Aug 1631

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 358."
  3. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S875] Will of John Elliott of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 13 Aug 1632, proved in the Prerogative of Canterbury, 16 Oct 1632. (TNA:PROB 11/162/417).
  5. [S873] Will of Alexander Elliott of Mayfield, Sussex, England, made 18 Jan 1658/59, proved in the Prerogative of Canterbury, 11 Dec 1660. (TNA: PROB 11/302/553).
  6. [S464] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1631-1724 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/6) "p2. of PDF (Pullein 90b)."

Katherine Wood

Last Edited: 4 Mar 2017

Family:

Nicholas Fermor b. c 1565, d. 1622

Child:

Herbert Fermor b. c 1590, d. 1647

Herbert Fermor

b. circa 1590, d. 1647

Parents:

Father: Nicholas Fermor b. c 1565, d. 1622
Mother: Katherine Wood
Last Edited: 5 Mar 2017

Citations

  1. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 361."

Mary Fowle

d. 1646

Parents:

Last Edited: 5 Mar 2017

Family:

Alexander Fermor b. 8 Jan 1598/99, d. 1662/63

Child:

William Fermor+ b. 1624, d. 1686

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. 359."
  3. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 361."

Anthony Fowle

Last Edited: 4 Mar 2017

Family:

Child:

Mary Fowle+ d. 1646

Ursula Longley

d. after 1560

Parents:

Last Edited: 23 Mar 2017
  • Ursula Longley was the daughter of George Longley.
  • Anecdote*: Ursula's maiden name of Longley is taken from the reference in her husband Alexander's will of 1558 where he names his father-in-law as "George Longlye".
  • Marriage*: Ursula Longley married Alexander Farmer, son of Robert Farmer, circa 1550 at Sussex, England.
  • Married Name: As of circa 1550, her married name was Farmer.
  • Anecdote: 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.
  • (Witness) Will: Ursula Longley is mentioned in the will of Alexander Farmer dated 23 January 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England; Note: 23 Jan 1558/59.1
  • Marriage*: Ursula Longley married Bartholomew Pusane on 12 February 1559 at Frant, Sussex, England, Note: 12 Feb 1559/60. The marriage does not say that Ursula is a widow.2
  • Married Name: As of 12 February 1559, her married name was Pusane.
  • Death*: Ursula Longley died after 1560 at Sussex, England.
  • Anecdote: Bartholomew Pusanna was buried at Rotherfield on 27 Nov 1583.3
  • Anecdote: There is a marriage of Ursula Pusanna and Henry Kent on 23 Nov 1585 at Rotherfield. Could this be a third marriage for Ursula or perhaps a daughter?2
  • Anecdote: 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.4

Family 1:

Alexander Farmer b. c 1527, d. 1558

Family 2:

Bartholomew Pusane d. 1583

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. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S443] Rotherfield St Denys, Burials and MIs, undated, Rotherfield, Sussex (http://www.stdenysrotherfield.org.uk/familyhistory.htm).
  4. [S280] R F Hunnisett, "Sussex Coroners' Inquests 1558-1603", PRO Publications, First Edition (1996).

Alexander Farmer

b. circa 1527, d. 1558

Parents:

Father: Robert Farmer b. c 1490, d. 1548
Last Edited: 2 Apr 2017
  • Birth*: Alexander Farmer was born circa 1527 at Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of Robert Farmer.
  • Anecdote: 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.
  • Marriage*: Alexander Farmer married Ursula Longley, daughter of George Longley, circa 1550 at Sussex, England.
  • Anecdote*: 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.
  • Death*: Alexander Farmer died in 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
  • Will*: Alexander Farmer left a will made on 23 January 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England: Note: 23 Jan 1558/59.1
  • Anecdote*: 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.)
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 16 February 1558 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Note: 16 Feb 1558/59.
  • Anecdote: 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

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).

Edward Farmer

b. circa 1475, d. before 1539
Last Edited: 22 Mar 2017
  • Birth*: Edward Farmer was born circa 1475 at Sussex, England.
  • Marriage*: Edward Farmer married Margaret (?) circa 1500 at England.
  • Anecdote*: 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
  • (Witness) Anecdote: 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
  • Death*: Edward Farmer died before 1539 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Family:

Margaret (?) b. c 1480, d. 1539

Children:

Bartholomew Farmer b. c 1500, d. 1558
George Farmer+ b. c 1510, d. 1558
Margaret Farmer b. c 1510, d. 1539
William Farmer b. c 1510

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).

George Farmer

b. circa 1510, d. 1558

Parents:

Father: Edward Farmer b. c 1475, d. b 1539
Mother: Margaret (?) b. c 1480, d. 1539
Last Edited: 22 Mar 2017
  • Birth*: George Farmer was born circa 1510 at Sussex, England.
  • He was the son of Edward Farmer and Margaret (?)
  • Anecdote: The father of George Farmer is speculated to be Edward Farmer 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 (i.e. at the time of George's death) and states: "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.1"
  • Marriage*: George Farmer married Gadys Cornish on 26 October 1543 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, George FARMOR and Gadysh CORNYSHE.2
  • Death*: George Farmer died in 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. Probably 1558/59. Death confirmed at the Rotherfield manor court held 22 Oct 1559 (see above).1
  • (Witness) Probate: George Farmer witnessed the probate of the estate of Bartholomew Farmer in 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.3
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 20 March 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.4
  • Anecdote*: Administration of the goods of George Farmor granted to Godicia, relict
    John Bocher shingler William Farmor trugger and William Akent wheelwright
    parish of Rotherfeld [fealty]
    [Exhibited] in the nave of the parish church before [rev.?] Bartholomew Apley of Maresfield 20th day of March anno 1558 by John Bocher [aforesaid] administrator to the value of the [said] inventory
    (Transcribed by Claire Wickens, 5th March 2017 for Geoffrey Barber.)

Family:

Gadys Cornish

Children:

George Farmer+ b. 11 Feb 1544, d. 1615
Harry Farmer b. 9 Dec 1546, d. a 9 Dec 1546
Henry Farmer b. 31 Dec 1547, d. 1548
Nicholas Farmer b. 3 Feb 1548
Marjery Farmer b. 21 Nov 1551
Alexander Farmer b. 25 Nov 1554
Henry Farmer b. 25 Nov 1554

Citations

  1. [S440] Indexed translation of a court book of the manor of Rotherfield, 1557-1560 (ESRO: PAR 465/26/1/2) "p. 42."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [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).
  4. [S669] Letters of administration of the estate of George Farmor of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 20 Mar 1558/59 (ESRO: PBT 1/1/4/312J).