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William Farrar

Male Abt 1630 - Abt 1678  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name William Farrar 
    Born Abt 1630  Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt Feb 1678  Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I77  Burton & allied families
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2014 

    Father William Farrar,   b. Abt 1593, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1637, Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Mother Cecily Reynolds,   b. Abt 1600, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1662, Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1625  Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary UNK,   b. UNKNOWN,   d. Aft 1682 
    Married Abt 1653  Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Farrar,   b. Abt 1657, Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1721  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Thomas Farrar,   b. Abt 1663, Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1742, Goochland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     3. Martha Farrar,   b. Abt 1665, Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN
     4. Cecily Farrar,   b. Aft 1665, Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1691, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 24 years)
     5. John Farrar,   b. Abt 1670, Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1720  (Age ~ 50 years)
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The Farrar's Island Family," by Alvahn Holmes, at p. 133, will of Colonel William Farrar [II], dated 6 May 1676, proved February 1677/8:

      "I, William Farrar, of Henrico, in the P'ish of Varina, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testatment, vizt:

      I give and bequeath to my loveing Brother, Capt. John Farrar, two p'cells of land w'ch was formerly laid out and measured by Coloney Thomas Liggon, one p'cell lyeing w'thout Captain Davis' Bottome, containeing about three hundred Acres, the other p'cell within the said Bottome containeing something of two hundred Acres, all w'ch I freely give to my said Brother and the Heirs of his Body lawfully begotten forever, and for want of such issue I give and bequeath the said p'cells of land to my sonnes, Thomas Farrar and John Farrar, and to the heires of their bodyes lawafully begotten and if either of them dye before he have issue, then the survivor to enjoy the s'd land forever. But in the guift of these two p'cells of land to my Brother John Farrar, I make this Caution and Exception, that my Brother John Farrar shall relinquish all the right, title and interest he hath to a p'cell of land I for'ly gave called by the name of Colesfield, or else this bequest to be of no force to him or his.

      Item. I give and bequeath to my sonne William Farrar, this neck of land [Farrar's Island] I live on, to him and to the heires of his bodye lawfully begotten forever, and the s'd neck of land is to goe beyond my now dwelling house to a ridge of trees about two hundred yards of [off] ; but if it shall please God that my sonne shall depart this life without issue, then my will and desire is that my sonnes Thomas Farrar and John Farrar have and enjoy the s'd neck of land to them and their heires lawfully begotten forever.

      Item. I give and bequeath to my sonnes Thomas Farrar and John Farrar, and the male heirs of their bodyes lawfully begotten, all the land that I have a right and title to w'thout the neck of land already given to my eldest sonne William Farrar, and those two p'cells given to my Brother John Farrar, all the rest I do give to my s'd sonnes Thomas and John, and their heirs as above s'd forever, to be equally divided between them, when they please, after they shall come of age.

      I ordaine and appointe my Brother John Farrar and my sonne William Farrar to be Executors of t his my reall estate accord'g to this my last will and testament. In witness hereof I set to my hand and seale this 6th of May 1676. [signed] William Farrar.

      Wit: Tho. Daulby, Michael Turpin
      Pro die Feb'r 1677/8 coram cur testiam socram'tis probate and recordate. Test: Wm Randolph, Cl. Cur.
      [8V97: Henrico County Record, 6 May 1676)"