'Farmer02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Farmer of Holbech, Farmer of Leicester, Farmer of Ratcliff
[Part of this page was first uploaded to FZmisc05 on 09.05.13 when it was based on the Visitation. It was moved here to facilitate review & expansion using Nichols.]

Nichols (p941) reports that the orginal arms of this family were "Azure, on a chevron Argent, between three lamps Or, burning with a flame proper, a leopard's head Gules, between two estoiles Azure" but that they were altered in 1663 (by protonotary George, below) to "Sable, a chevron between three lamps Argent enflamed proper".
Bartholomew Farmer of Ratcliff, Leicestershire
m. Margery
1. John Farmer of Ratcliff Cuiley
m. Elizabeth Bearde or Borde of Buckinghamshire
  A. Bartholomew Farmer of Ratcliff (bpt 1542, d 22.12.1624)
  m. Ursula Mattes (dau of Robert Mattes or Mottes of Whitchurch)
  i. John Farmer 'of Ratcliffe' (bpt 21.04.1592, a 1640)
  m. Mary Purefoy (dau of Francis Purefoy of Caldecote)
  a. John Farmer (4th son)
  m. Isabel Burbage (dau of Thomas Burbage of Packington)
  (1) John Farmer of Chilvers Coton
  m. Elizabeth Ford
  (A) John Farmer of Nuneaton (bpt 1663, d 23.09.1727)
  m. Sarah Davis
  (i) John Farmer
  m. _ Philips
(a)+ 4 sons (dsp - Philips, John, Richard, James) + 2 daughters (d unm - Anne, Mary)
  (ii) Richard Farmer of Leicester (b 1698, d 1778)
  m. (04.01.1732-3) Hannah Knibb (b 1712, d 14.12.1808, dau of John Knibb)
  (a) Thomas Farmer of Leicester (a 111, 4th son)
  m. (09.10.1770) Elizabeth Andrew (dau of John Andrew of Harleston Park)
  ((1)) Elizabeth Farmer (a 1811)
  m. Decimus Cooke of Leicester (a 1811)
  ((A))+ issue - Thomas Farmer, Mary Anne
  ((2)) Mary Farmer (a 1811)
  m. George Brushfield Hodges of Leicester (a 1811)
((A)) Edward Hodges
  ((3))+ other issue - Thomas (a 1811, rector of St. Luke), Richard (d infant)
  (b) Sarah Farmer (a 1811)
  m1. Allen Brown
  m2. (by 1811) Richard Jervis (a 1811)
  (c) Mary Farmer (d 09.05.1827)
  m. (14.01.1768) Hon. Rev. Richard Byron (b 28.10.1724, a 1811)
(d)+ other issue - John (d young), Richard (b 1735, dsp 1797, cleric, master of Emanuel College, Cambridge), John (b 1739, dsp, clerk), Joseph of Leicester (a 1811, d unm?), Mary (b c1737, d 1743), Hannah (a 1811, d unm?)
  b.+ other issue - Francis (b c1616, a 1640), Ralph (b 1618), Edward, Lettice (b c1615)
  ii. George Farmer 'of Seele' of Holbech, Lincolnshire (bpt 23.08.1600, bur 14.12.1670, protonotary, 4th son)
  Nichols does not follow George's line. The following comes from Visitation (Foster, Middlesex, 1663, 'Farmer of London').
  m. (26.08.1629) Elizabeth Oldfield (dau (sb sister) of John Oldfield of Spalding)
  a. Sir Edward Farmer 'of Canons' of Holbech
m. Margaret Hewitt (dau of Sir Thomas Hewitt of Pishiobury)
  The following comes from Le Neve's 'Pedigrees of the Knights' (Marshall, 1873, 'Farmer of Holbech').
  (1) daughter
  m. _ Mico
  (2)+ other issue - George (d unm), Edward of London (b c1670, a 1700)
  b. Thomas Farmer
  c. Mary Farmer (dsp 02.1663-4)
  m. (07.02.1653-4) Sir John Evelyn of Goodstone, Bart
  d. Elizabeth Farmer (b c1647, d 30.09.1727)
  m. (02.04.1662) Sir Henry Beaumont, 2nd Bart of Stoughton Grange (bpt 02.04.1638, d 27.01.1688-9)
  iii. Dorothy Farmer (bpt 12.09.1602)
  m. (23.04.1627) _ Zacharie (rector of Seile)
  iv.+ other issue (a 1619) - Edward (bpt 20.01.1593), Thomas (bpt 15.09.1598), William (bpt 20.07.1604), Ralph (bpt 16.11.1606), Elizabeth (bpt 27.03.1589, m/d by 1619?), Mary (bpt 27.02.1590, bur 02.09.1593), Catherine (bpt 17.07.1608)
  B. Ralph Farmer (bur 08.05.1592)
  m. Elizabeth Hill (dau of _ Hill of Shinton) named by Visitation but not Nichols
  i.+ issue - Margery (bpt 27.11.1585), Elizabeth (bpt 05.04.1588, bur 08.051592), Alice (bpt 22.05.1591, bur 23.06.1592)
  C. Lawrence Farmer
  m. _ Steines of Huncote
  i. Bartholomew Farmer
  ii. John Farmer
  m. Elizabeth (bur 24.01.1602)
  a. Richard Farmer (bpt 17.10.1591, bur 25.05.1672)
  m. Jane (bur 12.10.1658)
  (1) Richard Farmer (bpt 29.02.1630, bur 12.09.1673, 4th son)
m. (26.05.1657) Dorcas Johnson (dau of Rev. Richard Johnson of Seckington)
  (A) Richard Farmer (bpt 18.01.1659, bur 25.09.1737)
  m. Elizabeth Gaunton of Newton Regis (alias Newton in the Thistles)
(i) Richard Farmer 'of Witherley' (b 02.08.1684, d 17.04.1723)
  m. (03.03.1711) Rebecca Moore (bpt 19.11.1690, d 14.05.1747, dau of Thomas Moore of Little Appleby)
  (a) Richard Farmer (b 23.08.1716, dsp 11.10.1764)
  m. (09.04.1741) Theodosia Perkins (b 06.09.1712, d 09.04.1768)
  (b) Anne Farmer (b 07.07.1714, dsp 15.11.1766)
  m. (13.08.1743) James Gresley, clerk, son of Thomas of Seile son of Sir William, | Bart)
  (c) Rebecc Farmeraa (b 23.10.1717, d 1802)
  (d) Mary Farmer (b 22.12.1718)
  m. (11.07.1754) Job Hunter
  (e) Elizabeth Farmer (b 16.02.1719, d 13.03.1782)
  m. (02.10.1740) John Perkins (b 09.08.1711, d 21.03.1742-3)
  (ii) Thomas Farmer (b 04.07.1686_
  m. _ Wooton
  (a) Richard Farmer of Dosthill in Kingsbury (bur 23.12.1760)
  m. Catharine Biddle of Atherstone (bur 11.07.1750)
  ((1)) Richard Farmer (bpt 20.04.1742, 2nd son)
  m. _ Brown of Slatetey
  ((2)) Dorcas Farmer (bpt 12.01.1745-6)
  m. _ Freeman of Tamworth
  ((3))+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 16.10.1740), William (bpt 08.03.1743-4, bur 23.02.1744-5), Samuel (b 25.05.1748, bur 13.02.1772)
  (b) Mary Farmer
  m. _ Page
  ((1)) Sarah Page
  m. William Bray
  (iii) Henry Farmer (b 1692)
  m. _ Vann (dau of William Vann of Evington)
  (a) Thomas Farmer (d 06.1791, 2nd son)
  m. Sarah Rathbone (d 26.10.1781)
  (b) Mary Farmer (dsp)
  m. (07.1780) John Smith
  (c)+ other issue - John, Elizabeth, Anne
  (iv)+ other issue - Elizabeth (b 26.10.1688), Mary (bpt 10.06.1691, bur 11.09.1691)
  (B) Dorcas Farmer (bpt 21.12.1663)
  m. _ Pearce of Tamworth
  (C) Mary Farmer (b 20.04.1670)
  m. (20.05.1691) Thomas Percy
  (i) Daniel Percy (b 1730-1, d 30.07.1773)
  (a) Mary Percy (b 1726, d 1733)
  (D)+ other issue - John (bpt 22.02.1664-5), Thomas (bpt 16.04.1668), Robert (bpt 17.04.1672), Thomas (bpt 22.01.1674), Anne (bpt 18.10.1658, bur 08.11.1658), Anne (bpt 01.11.1661)
  (2)+ other issue - John (bpt 18.12.1625), William (bpt 22.07.1627, bur 19.06.1629), Robert (bpt 03.05.1629), Thomas (bpt 26.04.1635), Mary (bpt 11.08.1633), Jane (bpt 05.10.1637), Elizabeth (bpt 02.09.1640), Margaret (bpt 24.01.1643, d infant), Ann (bpt 24.01.1643, d infant), Margaret (bpt 01.09.1649, bur 04.03.1652)
  b.+ other issue - William (bpt 10.12.1598, bur 30.05.1612), Agnes (bpt 24.12.1589), Joan (bpt 24.02.1596), Margaret (bpt 13.01.1592, bur 27.10.1592), Margaret (bpt 10.12.1598, bur 13.12.1598)
2. Ralph Farmer
3. Humphrey Farmer
  m. _ Wikeman
  A.+ issue - John, William



Possibly connected to the above was ...
John Farmer of Leicester (b c1682-3, d 17.01.1737)
m1. Katharine Gee
1. daughter
  m. _ Andrewes of Brokesby
m2. Isabella Levinge (d 16.11.1764, dau/coheir ofThomas Levinge of Shepey)
2. William Farmer (b c1742, d 17.11.1758)
3. Isabella Farmer (b 1735-6, d 28.06.1755)
  m. Peter Burrell of Leicester (MD)
  A. daughter
  m. "a gentleman in the West of England"

Main source(s): '
(1) For upper section (uploaded 05.01.23) : History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 2, 1811, 'Pedigree of Farmer of Ratcliffe Court', p950+) with some support from Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Farmer') and some input as reported above
(2) For lower section (uploaded 07.01.23) : History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 2, 1811, 'Pedigree of Levinge of Shepey', p952)
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