William Farmer

b. circa 1510
FatherEdward Farmer b. c 1475, d. b 1539
MotherMargaret (?) b. c 1480, d. 1539
     William Farmer was born circa 1510 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Edward Farmer and Margaret (?)
William Farmer witnessed the probate of the estate of Bartholomew Farmer in 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
William Farmer was a trugger. in 1558.1
William Farmer witnessed the probate of the estate of George Farmer on 20 March 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2

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. [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).

Margaret Woodgatt

     Margaret Woodgatt married Thomas Farmer, son of (?) Farmer, on 22 April 1543 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Margaret is "of Penshurst". Surname probably meant to be WOODGATE.1
As of 22 April 1543, her married name was Farmer.
There are two possible marriages at Rotherfield St Denys for Thomas Farmer and Margaret:
1) 22 Apr 1543 Thomas Farmer and Margaret Woodgatt of Penshurst
2) 5 May 1550 Thomas Farmor and Margaret Scot
The first is considered most likely for the following reason:
They had a son John who, together with son Daniel, is mentioned in the will. There is a John, son of Thomas Farmer, who was baptised at Rotherfield St Denys on 12 Jun 1547 (no mother given). There are no other John's in the baptism register. This implies that Thomas and Margaret were married before 1547, hence the 1543 marriage is the correct one (assuming no missing baptisms for other John Farmers!).
Regarding the second Thomas Farmer, it is considered that he is the one referred to as "Thomas Farmer of Mark Cross", son of Robert Farmer, who was buried 5 Jun 1590 at Rotherfield and left an admon (ESRO: PBT 1/3/2/114J) naming his son Alexander as administrator.
There appears to be a third Thomas Farmer son of Adam Farmer mentioned in the Rotherfield manor court held 1559: "At this court comes Thomas Farmer son of Adam Farmer and parays leae to let 1 messuage 1/2 soyne of ferling of Frith containing 10 acres more or less to Alex Quaife for space of 4 years following the Feast of Ann B & M to the end of 4 years which per 2/- fine is granted. And Thomas Farmer comes & prays lease to let half soyne of Frith ferling containing 10 acres more or less for 5 years to Andrew Skinner from said Feast by fine 12d."
Margaret Woodgatt is mentioned in the will of Thomas Farmer dated 10 August 1558 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2

Family

Thomas Farmer b. c 1520, d. 1558
Marriage*
Margaret Woodgatt married Thomas Farmer, son of (?) Farmer, on 22 April 1543 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Margaret is "of Penshurst". Surname probably meant to be WOODGATE.1 
Children

Citations

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

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 is mentioned in 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 Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Farmer

b. circa 1550, d. 1551
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1520, d. 1558
MotherMargaret Woodgatt
     William Farmer was born circa 1550 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England; No proof that William is part of this family - just conjecture. He was the son of Thomas Farmer and Margaret Woodgatt.
William Farmer died in 1551 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
William Farmer was buried on 20 August 1551 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "son of Thomas."1

Citations

  1. [S443] Rotherfield St Denys, Burials and MIs, undated, Rotherfield, Sussex (http://www.stdenysrotherfield.org.uk/familyhistory.htm).

Agnes Farmer

b. 4 August 1549
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     Agnes Farmer was baptized on 4 August 1549 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Farmer and Agnes Payne.

Citations

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

Joan Farmer

b. 9 July 1543, d. 1555
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     Joan Farmer was baptized on 9 July 1543 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Farmer and Agnes Payne.
Joan Farmer died in 1555 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Joan Farmer was buried on 29 March 1555 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "daughter of Thomas."2

Citations

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

Thomas Farmer

b. circa 1515
     Thomas Farmer was born circa 1515 at Sussex, England.
Thomas Farmer married Agnes Payne on 3 August 1542 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Agnes Payne of Grinstead.1
This is yet another Thomas Farmer family having children between 1540-1560 and so far this Thomas Farmer is unplaced in a family tree. All the children baptised or buried as either the son or daughter of a Thomas and so far unplaced in trees are listed here - they do not all belong to this family! They are kept here as a parking place so they can be sorted out as information comes to hand.

Family

Agnes Payne b. c 1520
Marriage*
Thomas Farmer married Agnes Payne on 3 August 1542 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Agnes Payne of Grinstead.1 
Children

Citations

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

Agnes Payne

b. circa 1520
     Agnes Payne was born circa 1520 at Sussex, England.
Agnes Payne married Thomas Farmer on 3 August 1542 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Agnes Payne of Grinstead.1
As of 3 August 1542, her married name was Farmer.

Family

Thomas Farmer b. c 1515
Marriage*
Agnes Payne married Thomas Farmer on 3 August 1542 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Agnes Payne of Grinstead.1 
Children

Citations

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

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 Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Farmer

b. 1 July 1547, d. 1551
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     William Farmer was baptized on 1 July 1547 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, FERMOR.1 He was the son of Thomas Farmer and Agnes Payne.
William Farmer died in 1551 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
William Farmer was buried on 20 August 1551 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "son of Thomas."2

Citations

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

Joan Farmer

b. 8 April 1545
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     Joan Farmer was baptized on 8 April 1545 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, FERMOR.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Farmer and Agnes Payne.

Citations

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

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 Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Philip Farmer

b. 27 April 1546
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     Philip Farmer was baptized on 27 April 1546 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, FARMOR.1 He was the son of Thomas Farmer and Agnes Payne.

Citations

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

William Farmer

b. 23 November 1544
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     William Farmer was baptized on 23 November 1544 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, FARMOR.1 He was the son of Thomas Farmer and Agnes Payne.

Citations

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

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

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 Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

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 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 Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Gillian Farmer

b. circa 1575, d. 1575
FatherThomas Farmer b. c 1515
MotherAgnes Payne b. c 1520
     Gillian Farmer was born circa 1575 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Gillian Farmer died in 1575 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Farmer and Agnes Payne.
Gillian Farmer was buried on 20 December 1575 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "daughter of Thomas."1

Citations

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

Alice (?)

b. circa 1565, d. after 1625
     Alice (?) was born circa 1565 at Sussex, England.
Alice (?) married Edward A'Downe, son of William A'Downe and Eleanor Saxbyes, circa 1587 at England.
As of circa 1587, her married name was A'Downe.
Alice (?) died after 1625 at England.
Alice (?) witnessed the probate of the estate of Edward A'Downe on 24 September 1625; Edward DOWNE, (ESRO: PBT 1/3/5/221C.)1

Family

Edward A'Downe b. 28 Mar 1568, d. 1625
Marriage*
Alice (?) married Edward A'Downe, son of William A'Downe and Eleanor Saxbyes, circa 1587 at England
Children

Citations

  1. [S671] Letters of administration of the estate of Edward Downe of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, granted by the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 24 Sep 1625 (ESRO: PBT 1/3/5/221C).

Isabell (?)

b. circa 1560
     Isabell (?) was born circa 1560 at England.
Isabell (?) married Daniel Farmer, son of Thomas Farmer and Margaret Woodgatt, circa 1575 at England.
As of circa 1575, her married name was Farmer.
Isabell (?) is mentioned in the will of Daniel Farmer dated 19 May 1621 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
Isabell (?) and Robert Lucas obtained a marriage licence on 27 October 1621 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Robert a yeoman of Chiddingly; Isabell a widow of Rotherfield.2
As of 27 October 1621, her married name was Lucas.
Isabell (?) married Robert Lucas on 30 October 1621 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, Isabel widow.2

Family 1

Daniel Farmer b. c 1552, d. May 1621
Marriage*
Isabell (?) married Daniel Farmer, son of Thomas Farmer and Margaret Woodgatt, circa 1575 at England
Child

Family 2

Robert Lucas
Marriage License*
Isabell (?) and Robert Lucas obtained a marriage licence on 27 October 1621 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Robert a yeoman of Chiddingly; Isabell a widow of Rotherfield.2 
Marriage
Isabell (?) married Robert Lucas on 30 October 1621 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, Isabel widow.2 

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

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
As of 23 June 1597, her married name was Hill.
Elizabeth Farmer is mentioned in 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 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).

Edward Hill

     Edward Hill married Elizabeth Farmer, daughter of Daniel Farmer and Isabell (?), on 23 June 1597 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Edward HILLES.1

Family

Elizabeth Farmer b. c 1577
Marriage*
Edward Hill married Elizabeth Farmer, daughter of Daniel Farmer and Isabell (?), on 23 June 1597 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Edward HILLES.1 

Citations

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

Robert Lucas

     Robert Lucas and Isabell (?) obtained a marriage licence on 27 October 1621 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Robert a yeoman of Chiddingly; Isabell a widow of Rotherfield.1
Robert Lucas married Isabell (?) on 30 October 1621 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, Isabel widow.1

Family

Isabell (?) b. c 1560
Marriage License*
Robert Lucas and Isabell (?) obtained a marriage licence on 27 October 1621 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Robert a yeoman of Chiddingly; Isabell a widow of Rotherfield.1 
Marriage
Robert Lucas married Isabell (?) on 30 October 1621 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, Isabel widow.1 

Citations

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

Patrick Connolly

d. after 1916
     Patrick Connolly married Eliza Frances Jeannie Myers, daughter of Thomas Myers and Sarah Mariah Holden, circa 1878 at New South Wales, Australia.
Patrick Connolly died after 1916.

Family

Eliza Frances Jeannie Myers b. 31 May 1860, d. 1900
Marriage*
Patrick Connolly married Eliza Frances Jeannie Myers, daughter of Thomas Myers and Sarah Mariah Holden, circa 1878 at New South Wales, Australia
Child

Una Connolly

b. circa 1890
FatherPatrick Connolly d. a 1916
MotherEliza Frances Jeannie Myers b. 31 May 1860, d. 1900
     Una Connolly was born circa 1890 at New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of Patrick Connolly and Eliza Frances Jeannie Myers.

Alice Gunn

b. 1777, d. 1838
FatherNathaniel Gunn b. 10 Aug 1746, d. 1815
MotherHannah Smith
     Alice Gunn was born in 1777 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Gunn and Hannah Smith.
Alice Gunn died in 1838 at Brighton, Sussex, England.

Mary Gunn

b. 1780
FatherNathaniel Gunn b. 10 Aug 1746, d. 1815
MotherHannah Smith
     Mary Gunn was born in 1780 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Gunn and Hannah Smith.

John Gunn

b. 1782, d. 1829
FatherNathaniel Gunn b. 10 Aug 1746, d. 1815
MotherHannah Smith
     John Gunn was born in 1782 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Nathaniel Gunn and Hannah Smith.
John Gunn married Phyllis Gates on 17 September 1809 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
John Gunn died in 1829 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
John Gunn was buried on 17 July 1829 at Brighton, Sussex, England.

Family

Phyllis Gates b. 1780
Marriage*
John Gunn married Phyllis Gates on 17 September 1809 at Brighton, Sussex, England
Children