1 THE FERRAR PAPERS in Magdalene College Cambridge Introductioflinding List by Dr David Ransome
2 Published by Microform Academic Publishers East Ardsley, Wakefield West Yorkshire WF3 2AT United Kingdom ISBN Dr. David Ransome
3 I n't r oodurr t ion Family Trees Reel 1: Reel 2: Reel 3: Reel 4: Reel 5: Reel. E: Reel 7: Reel 8: Reel 9: F:eel 1.0: Reel 11:: Reel 12: Reel 13: Reel. 14:: pp 1-11 pp pp pp pp 4'3-5'3 pp pp pp pp ' pp pp pp pp pp
4 --I._-.-_-._I- ~ I N T R O D U C T I O N This microfilm edition presents those Ferrar Papers hich are in Magdalene College, Cambridge. They are reproduced by permission of the Master and F~~lloW5 of the college, ith hom the copyright remains. The edition does not include those items hich ere part of the collecticm once but hich are so no longer, nor does it record any of those volume5 from the Ferrars' library hich are to be found in the Old Library at Magdalene. The three thousand and more items of the Ferrar Papers came to the college in 1781 hen Peter Peckard became the Master, and they have remained there ever since because, being childless, he bequeathed them to the college at his death in He himself had inherited them in 1769 from his father-in-la, Edard Ferrar 11, a Huntingdon layer. In the 19th century the collection as left largely undisturbed. It arj used by J.E.B.Mayor for his Kafi-b-ridqe in the _-...--I_(_ Seventeenth Century :_j&j&v,es of Nicholas Ferrar (1855). At the end of the century, hen Miss Carter a5 preparing her Plicholas Ferrar. his househo1.d and friends <i892?, she took notes from the papers. but they ere not apparently used by Miss E. Crnys Sharland hen she edited in 1899, The Story Books of Little Giddinq,.,-~~3~,,_,.~-~~,2, or by H-P-K-Skipton hen he rote The Life.,g=d. Times of N$-<,h.elas Frar (1907). - Meanhile, in 1)ecember 1966, the collection as lent to Michael Lloyd Ferrar, a former member of the Bengal Civil Service. He removed the papers to hi5 home at "Little Gidding", Ealing, here he copiously isnnatated them in ink, pencil and indelible pencil, and on occarjion repaired documents ith the adhesive edging from sheets of pastage stamps. He supplied copies af documents.. to the Vir.amla_~-a~.a.~-~~~e..nL.H~-~t.o~~-,-~~arap_hy, and it a5 PerhaPS at his house that Susan M.Eingsbury sa the callection - a fact hich ould gca some ay to explain hy she reproduced only eighty or SO of the Virginian items hich ere then knon to exist. In April 1904 Michael 1-loyd Ferrar died, just after returning the collecticm to Magdalene, here it once again lay fallo until the At that time the collection a5 catalogued by A.L.Maycock. He divided the collection into perscanal correspondence (ordered alphabetically by author, ith the author's undated letters preceding the dated letters chronologically arranged) and into business items. On these principles Maycock catalogned Ferrar Papers , an achievement hich led to the publication in 1938 of Bernard Blackstone's The Ferrar Papers,, and Maycock's an _I_ Nichcalas I._ _ Ferrar ctf.j=.jktag- Gidda. In 1954 Maycock pub1 ished an epilogue, Chronicle!a of Little Giddinq, taking the story dan to 1657.
5 In 195% the Virginia Survey of Colcmial Records received the college's permission to microfilm the collection, and the task as undertaken by the Cambridge University Library's photographers, apparently in l% CI. Seven reels reproduced the papers then knon, but ithout an accompanying list and ith the imperfections consequent upon the lack of editorial supervision. Then in the late 1970s a re-arganisatinn of Magdalene's Old Library revealed further packets of Ferrar Papers, the contents of hich consisted almost entirely of items from the Virginia Company archive. Many of these (Ferrar Papers > ere listed by N.R.Malcolm in 1979 on the principles established by Haycock, and the task as completed by the present editor in (Ferrar Papers ). Maycockrs and Malcolm's numbering has been retained, but their system has been refined. Ferrar Papers 1611, for example, has been subdivided into its more than forty constituent element!;. In almost all cases it has proved possible to date, either precisely or ithin narro limits, previously undated documents. The evidence hich has made this dating possible is, in many cases, a detailed knoledge of the family. This information ha:; been reduced to a series af family trees, and is to be found at the end crf this introduction as Tables I - IX. Where the cluse dating of documents has not been possible, as hen a Ferrar has copied a literary ork c been making nates for pedagogical purpoeerj, documents have been assigned by handriting and set in the chranc4cqical series at the latest possible date, being clustered at the death of the scribe. This edition thus departs from Maycctclrrs principles in at least to ays: the collection is here iirranged chronologically, and undated documents are given at the latest possihle date rather than at the earliest. In the inter af , after the filming of the Ferrar Papers, a fe mare documents ere found. They are summarized at the end of this introduction immediately before Table I-IX. The collection began as a business archive, consisting of the papers of Michalas Ferrar (d.1620) and those of the Virginia Company c.f Landon and its subordinate, the Somer Islands Company. Fe of old NicholasQr papers survive, but there are over five hundred items frcm the days of the Virginia Campany. They are to be found among the F'errar Papers because from 3619 until the company's dissolution in 1624 to of old Nicholas's sans - John 9-22) and Nichollas ( held in succession the office nf Deputy and conducted the company's daily business from the family's home in St Sithes Lane in the City. Rut even at this early stage there as a less entrepreneurial element to the collection. This consisted of letters exchanged by old M r s Ferrar and her sons, chiefly ith her numerous kin, the Moodnoths of Shavington, Cheshire. With the family's move in 1625 tu the remote Huntingdonshire manar of Little Gidding, this element of the collection burgeoned, Beteen 1625 and 1637 the series of letters as dominated by the correspondence of Nicholas Ferrar I1 ith his cousin Arthur in Lond? and his nephe by marriage. the
6 Reverend Joshua Mapletoft, in Essex, but in the 1630s many letters also passed beteen three generations of Ferrar omen: cdd Mrs Ferrar td.1634), her daughter Susanna Collett (d.1657) ho as sometimes at Little Gidding and sometimes at Bourn in Cambridgeshire, and the five eldest of Susanna's eight daughters, of hom three married and left home, respectively in 1628, 1635, and The silence thalt fell on Little Gidding for about a decade after Nicholas Ferriir's death in 1637 is rendered less noticeable by the later acquisition of Brooke family letters. In 1657 John Ferrar I1 married Anne Rrcsnke, the daughter of a Leicestershire knight. Sir Thomas Brooke as a member of a Midlands cousinage of Feildings, Herr idges, Braukes and Caves: and hen Anne's sister Goodeth died Ln 1631 ithout surviving descendants, a small number of Brooke papers, the earliest dating from 1616, came to Little Gidding. By the 3640s Ferrar thrift had introduced a habit hich compl icates a cataloguer's task: John Ferrar and his to children, Virginia and John 13, began re-using earlier items from the collection for drafting letters, keeping estate accounts, or recording the business of local government. Where the later ritings are of significant length and af a markedly different date from that of the original document, they have been given a separate entry in the chronological list, but in the interests of economy the documents have nc't been filmed a second time. This habit of t:hrift also extended tca John 11's son, the Reverend Thomas Ferrar, and his sonf John Ferrar IV. In sorting the cnllection and making ncqtes from it, the to of them tore from many of the letters that part of the sheet of paper hich bore the address. On daing sa, hoeveri they copied the address on to the text of the letter, apparently exactly as it as given by the original author. (I:n several cases the separated address survives, and it. has been possible to match it ith its tin text and verify the accuracy of the Ferrars' transcriptions. 1 For over a cent:ury the collection passed by inheritance from father to 5.313, descending from John I (~ ? to John I1 ( to John I11 ( , but even before John died childless, it apparently passed to his next brother, the Reverend Thcmas Ferrar :). His elder san, John Ferrar IV 17313?, having died unmarried some months before his father, the estate together ith the ccdlection passed first to his younger brother Thomas ( ), ho also died unmarried, and then to his sister Judith <i ?. Thccngh married, she too as childless, and a.t her death thf? heir of the Ferrai-s as bjicholas Ferrar, the eldest surviving scm of her uncle Basil Ferrar < ?. Bcn in 1705, he as by IL74'3, after a career in the army. a pensioner of Chelsea Hospital. :It ould seem that he scald his interest in the estate and collection to his cousin Edard Ferrar I1 ( ). the eldest son of Edard < ?, ho as the youngeszt of the sons of John Ferrar 11. In 1755 Martha Ferrar, the eldest daughter (iiil
7 of Edard Ferrar 11, married Peter Peckard, to hom the Ferrar Papers passed cm Edard 11'5 death. Over the centuries, certainly before and perhaps after Peckard's inheritance of the collection, there have been Ictsr-es frc?m it. Some dc*cuments have been given aay; others, after being capied, have simply vanished. Nevertheless it has been pnssible to trace 175 of these ghosts: 153 are in the Badleian Library, Oxford; to are among the cnllectionr uf the DL!I:e of Devonshire and are no at Chatsorth; seventeen have left traces in the Ferrar Papers themselves; cane as in the possessictn of Michael Lloyd Ferrar; one is at Clare College, Cambridge, and to are among the papers of Samuel Hartlib at the University of Sheffield. The 153 in the Badleian Library came there in They are cc~pies, made by John Ferrar 111. of letters to and chiefly from Susanna Collett. The earliest dates from 1600, the second from July The next 135 belong to the seven and a half years from January 1627/8 to June 1635, and the last fourteen, most of hich are undated, appear to belanq to the years 1645-SO. The Duke of Devanshire's to documents <formerly Hardick MSS and 145/32, in the handriting of Tristram Conyam, one of the Ferrars' clerks, ere part of the archive ctf the 'Jirginia Company and ere sent tc. Lord Cavendish (later tht. second Earl of Devonshire), one of the leaderrccf the Virginia Company, in (it ould seem) 1624, The next ghost has vanished in the 20th century. In 1R93 it as in the pcssessian of Michael Lloyd Ferrar. His heirs lent it for photographic reproduct ion in the second volume ctf C~e-g~JJese hich as published in 19:30, but recent attempts to lacate it have thus far been unsucces~ful, The archives of Clare College do, hoever, include the record of an annuity granted to Wary Callett Ferrar on 13 May On 28 November 1653 John Ferrar rote to Samuel Hart1 ib, and then, or apprnximately then, sent tc. other items hich are also escapees from the Virginia Company archive. In the early lath century the Reverend Thcmas Ferrar planned a life of Micholas Ferrar. In preparation for this ork he listed and summarized various letters and papers, seventeen of hich - like mo5t of Susanna EolLett's correspondence copied at much the same time by Thcmasr5 brnther John - have since disappeared. None cif these ghosts is reproduced in this microfilm edition since they do not no form part of the Ferrar Papers in Magdalene College. Their existence is nevertheless noted at the appropriate points in the chronological 1 ist hich fcdlc~s this introduction. The Ferrar Papers consist not only of ritings but also of prints. The histc*r!y of the former has been described; that of the prints follos. Frcm 1613 to 1627 Nicholas Ferrar az. travelling and studying in Europe, and hile he *&as abroad he bought many religious prints. M. Little Gidding in the 1630s his nieces used them to illustrate the biblical Harmonies hich they ere creating under his guidance. Many of the prints reveal the excisions made by razor or scissc!;, a fe are annotated by Nichcdas, and mcre by John. Despite this fact, the prints vere reckoned by the 13th century to be part of the Pepycian cullections in Magdalene College. In 1330 the cleanest of the prints ere mounted and
8 bound, and in 1980 A.W.Aspita1 catalogued them all in volume I11 of the Cataloque of the Psys Libraryat Maqdal.ene Col leae. Cambr idae, the loase prints appearing on pp , and the bound volume on pp The list of the prints here provided depends largely upon the efforts of Mr Aspital, and the 561 loose prints have here been given the numbers assigned to them in his catalogue. The bound volume (previc~usly Pepys Library 2986.III.iii) no appears as item 562, and the volume has been photographed page by page, the modern penc il led page-number appearing in the top left hand corner of even numbered pages and in the top right hand corner of the odd. In the present editor's opinion the print on p.73 is an intruder among the Ferrar prints; it as in all likelihood published over tenty years after John Ferrarls death in The informat ion relating to the designer, engraver and publisher of the prints replicates in almost every case the information provided by Mr Aspital: only in a fe cases has it been possible to add a detail or to. More attention than in the catalogue, hoever, has been paid to the inscriptions, and it has thus proved possible to give more exactly, for example, the source of the prints derived from Ovid's Metamorohoses. Biblical quotations have been checked and, here sometimes necessary, their sources corrected. Quotations from the Latin have been translated, using contemporary Bibles to be found in the Old Library at Magdalene. One certainly belonged to the Ferrars, the other could have done so: The Holy Bible, printed by Robert Barker in 1640, includes the Ne Testament ith its an titlepage of 1639, and has a Ferrar signature and 18th-century bookplate; the Apocrypha, in another volume, has no titlepage ccf its an but is bound ith a 1633 edition of the metrical Psalms. In preparing this edition, I have received help from many. In the earliest stages financial help as received from Virginia Ransome. From 1390 the National Endoment for the Humanities provided the bulk of the funding, and in 1331 a Faculty Development Grant from the Rhode Island School of Design and my appointment as a Mellon Research Fello by the Virginia Historical Society both helped to speed the project. I am grateful to a1 l these sponsors. Beteen them they have made it possible to achieve publication in less than four years since my first sighting the manuscripts. At Magdalene College my task as eased by the support of Dr Richard Luckett, Mrs Mary Coleman, and Mrs A~tde Fitisimon in particular, and by the college staff in general, all of hom I thank most armly. The Record Offices of many counties enabled me to trace details of the many members of the Ferrar clan and their correspondents; I am grateful to the staffs at Chelmsford, Ipsich, Leicester, Lichfield, Northampton, Norich, Stafford, Warick, and especially Cambridge and Huntingdon. In Landon I have made use of the Public Record Office in Chancery Lane, the General Registry Office, the Greater London Record Office, the Corporation of London
9 Record Office and, above all, the splendidly helpful Goldsmiths' Ccmpany and Guildhall Librar ie5. The Rodleian Library supplied the microfilm of the copiqes csf the no largely lost correspandence of Susanna Collett, and at Cambridge the staff in many divisions of the University Library cheerfully helped me to solve many problems nf dating and identifi.cation. Above all, the meticulnur photographing of the Ferrar collection, both papers and prints, as carried OLI~ by G,D.Rye, and I particularly thank him for the care hich he bestoed on the task. Frcm the start I have received most elcc8me counsel and support from Karen Drdahl Kupperman and from Qavid and Alisun Quinn. My thanks gca to them and to Tim Harris, of Rrc.n University, for his aid in the summers of 1'390 and At Little Gidding Fat Saunders & Margaret Smith furnished key information and prcided access to the Community's library. In Suffolk Helen Acton patiently brought order inta the lists and gently made me aare nf inconsirtertries in my thinking, Rt Wakefield Nicholas FGxtCci f irst guided this project; mcr recently Jcrlie Keane has looked after me on behalf of Micraform Rcademic Publishers. From first to last X could not have ished for mure cunsiderate treatment. Finaliy, my deepest thanks to my ife, my sine qua nnn- In the past fcur years she has not only let me talk on, thcis learning all that she ever anted to kno about the Ferrars, and more, but she also unselfishly encouraged this undertaking, for the past three years alliting me to spend 5ix months a year in Englane ithout her, hile she stayed home in the USA and underpinned the hole enterprise ith, her salary. The ljst of the Ferrar Papers is chronological and i5 set out in telve columns. Columns 1 and 12 give the microfilm number of each dacument. Because later Ferrars ere in the habit c.f re-using earlier papers, some microfilm numbers occur mare than once, both at the time the ariginal document as created and alsa hen a Ferrar re-used it. Column 2 gives;?:he numb=- assigned to each of the Ferrar Papers either in the 1930s, in 1379, OF in Column 3 crffers a summary description of the document. CcGumn 4 dzkes the document. Dak~?= are assumed tn be Old Style, ith a handful. of indicated exceptiuns, The Months nf Jannary, February and 1-24 March are double-dated, ta leave no doubt of the year intended. Hcrver, an account hich runs, for sxample, from 10 February 1613i20 ta 1 April 1620 is simply said to run 10 Feb - 1 Apr Square brackets surround any element of the date hich ar not provided by the author. Such bracketed dates derive either frum contemporary endorsements, from annotations by later members of the family, crr frcm internal evidence. (vi)
10 Where there is an element of doubt as to the date, the square brackets also enclozir a question mark. If in addition there occurs the abbreviation g.:+ the editor i5 offering merely his best estimate, and ill tte gratefc:l fc corrertisns. L&en a document span^. a period of time, the document is given in chrnnological order accarding ta the latest passible date. An account submitted tc! the Virginia Campany, for example, ill normally be given under the latest date to be found in the account. If there is no such dzte, the date of the arrant authorising payment has been used, or, failing that, the date of the receipt af the money. Column 5 names the originator of the document, usually the author but sometime.:. the person or institution in hose name the document has been drafted. Surnames, last names, are given as in the document, except. that variants of Ferrar have been 50 standardised, ith one exception. Richard, the baby and black sheep cif the second generation, made a paint of spelling his name Farrar. His ife Eli.iabeth folloed his example, and sa did his stem Richard for mcick: of the time. Farrar ha5 thus been used alays for the mother and father, and henever appropriate for the son. Christian names, first names, are abbreviated in accordance ith the 1 ist given belc. Ferrars, Colletts, and Virginia Company employees ho appear frequently are also abbreviated according kcs the list hich also appears belo. Calumn 6 indicates the scribe, most often the author(s> in perscsn, identified as "SeL f" or "Selv~5". Scholars shnnld hoever be arned that the "scribe" is cm occasion the true author of the document. The indicator "?self" arns that, even though the body of the letter and the signature appear to be in the same hand. the editor ha5 no means af judging hether the document as indeed ritten by the authc:tr rlr scme other person. CcAumn 7 provides the c iginat ing address of the docrtment. Tnitials have been ttseii for the four mo5t frequently cited locations: C = Cambridge, H = Huntingdon, L = Landon+ and LG = Little Gidding. In London the variuus styles of the Ferrars' lark home have been standardised as St sit he^. OT Sythes Lane, L; the addre~.s af Arthnr Wiiodnuth at the sign of the Bunch of Grapes in Fast*< Lane,.juz.t ncrth c-f Cheapside, has been given a5 Foster Lane, L; and the address of his kinsman, apprentice, and succecscr Nichcalas Collett, b rarely appended a full address to his letters, has been atiridged from the sign of the White Hart in Lombard Street, sometimes described as being in Pope's Head Alley, simply to L far Lrzndan. Cc.1umn 8 names the addressee or recipient, crr <in the a receipt) the payer af the 5um in questic~n, the name being given as spelled, ith the exception.>f the Ferrars, a5 noted above. Cczlumn 9 gives the address to hich the dcscument as sent. See the nate crn Cc4umn 7 above for the abbreviations employed- <vi i >
11 Column 10 names. those ho endorsed nr annatated a document. Virginia Campany dncuments ere usually endorsed by clerks and other officials. Since a neat hand, in other ords a close approximation to an impersonal standard csf riting, as a desideratum in the appointment of a clerk, the editor is conr;ciocrs that his attributions of company Endcsements may be in errnr. He has therefore used a preliminary question mark frequently ta alert the reader to this prc'b1em. Later Ferrar annotators ere fe but busy. Their names have been abbreviated as in column 5. Commas separate annntatcsrs ho ere iontempcaries. Semi-colons are placed beteen those of different periods of onership of the manusc r i pt s = A particular problem exists in regard to the Ferrars' Collett grand-daughters. They made highly successful efforts tc. model their handriting on that of their irncte P!icholasi. Thsre is usually little doubt; about the riter of a hole letter, but annutatlons, bring briefsr. are mze problematic. In the 1630s "A Col lett grand-daughter " may be Mary, /Snne, HeStEr, Margaret, or even Elizabeth; by the 1550s it is pi-csbably Mary, the only one still alive, uned, and permanently at Little Gidding. Cc4umn 11 indicates a previccus reproduction of the document in print. This lict is not intended to he exhaustive, but an attempt has been made to track don the previous publication of any item relating tcs the Virqinia Company. When such a reference is preceded by Cf., it indicates that the printed version derives nut from the cupy af the document in the Ferrar Papers but frcm a capy in anctther, usually official, ccd1sctiori. The abtreviatiuns used in ccdumn 11 are given belo. Ccdumn 12 P-~~EECES the micrafilm number given in column 1. Reels 10 and l:! of the Feiirar Papers contain the undated ritings af the Revfyiend Thomas Ferrar. Because of their number they are presented in six categories arganised acrcvding to the numbers assigned by cataloguers of the Ferrar Papers. Unlike the rest af this list, 1;hese numberc do not represent a chronalagical sequenc e. A Scr iptctral ) R Edurat ionaf < I 53 :I Cl Literary d ) C2 Historical ( ) I) Erstate ( E Ferrar family histary ) F Other ( ) The undated ritings of hir Elder brother, John Ferrar III, are to be fctu,nd in Re=! 10 ( , 1316), and th0c.e of their nephe, Edard Ferrar II, in Reelr '1. and 12 (2142Esicz
12 A 5 If D E F G I.l K L M NF2 r PAS R S T W
13 The list of the Ferrar prints fisllos the numbering adopted hy A= W- ASPital in the ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ P,e, ~. ~ ~ - - ~ ~. ~ ~ ~ - -, ~~~~.le"e.~.~.:ambr.~.d.~e~ VC c 1990) -, ~ ~ ~,,, ~, ~, ~, ~ ~, ~ ~ ~. Column 1 gives the number of the lcaose print <1-5Ei? a5 in Aspital; no.562 is t:he volume numbered in his catalogue P.L.2986.III.iii, The rmrnhrr and letter hich fdlc 562 refer kcs the page of the volume and the order of the prints on that page. For example, 552/7a is the first print ctn p.7. Column 2 names the de5.23ner csf the print. Cc4urnn 3 names the engraver of the prtnt- Cclumn 4 names the publisher c*f the print. Column 5 recot-c!s the date appea~ing upon the print. Column 6 identifies the p+int. Column 7 indicates ith an U any print fram hich there has been an erxic-inn. Cctlnmn 9 rec#rds the existence af annotation on the back af a. print. The annc.tatc>r sas usually Nichc4as (NF) or John Ferrar (JF), but in many cases the annotation is so brief that the editor has placed a que5tic:m mark hefare NF or JF 3s a arning tcs the r eader - Column 3 col1at;es the Icc6e prints ith those in the volume P. L. 2986, I I I. i i i. Ccslumn 10 rppe;$ts the informatian in rislurnn 1.
14 SHFISTIAN NAMES ABBREVIATED Ab Ad Alex RI An A Art Aug Bar t Ba Hen Bri radg Ch Chris Dan D Doro Edrn Ed Ed% El El ii Elk Fe1 Fer d F Fr Gab GE.3 H HE^ HL~ HL!m Jab Ja, Jef f - T JCSR JU 505 : Abraham : Adam : Alexander : Alice : ARR, ARR~, Anne : Anthony : Arthur : Augustine : Bar t hol OII)E?W : Basil : Benjamin : Bridget : Cadall ad z Charles : Chr istctpher Z I?aniEl : David : Dorothea, Rorothy : Edmund ; Edard : Edin : Eleanur P Elizabeth : Elkanah : Frlix : Ferdinando : Ferrar : Frances, Franci5 : Gabriel : George : Henry : HE-.zter f Hugh : Humphrey : Jabez : Jamec : Jef frey : Jahn 2 Jcrnathan : Jnseph : JcSshLta Jud Kst La Le LiG Mgt Mar Mar M Ma Mat M~LI Mich?I i Nat Nich Fat Fa P Ft: R Ran Reb RE3 Rd Rbt Roy Ro 1 S Sil Si S^L St e sus The.:ph T Tim Tr Urs va Wm : Judith : Eatherine E Larence, Larence : Lees, Leis : Licmel : Margaret : Marmaduke : Martha ; Martin : Mary : Matthe : Maurice : Michael : Miles : &fathan, Nathaniel : Nicko1as z Fatrick : Faut z Feter : Fhilip : Ralph f &RdaZ, Rai?dGlph P REbeCCa : Reginald : Richard : R*:*bert : Roger > Rdand : Samuel : Silvester : Siman : Solsmon : Stephen : Susan I Suranna (h > 2?hEOph i 1 U5 : Thomas : Timothy '; Tristram : UrsLtla : Virginia : William The names nf monarcf!.; have no% been abbreviated.
15 EB FC NC TC EF EF 11 JF JF 11 JF I11 JF IV JF V Ha CF Ha F MLF NF 6en NF FIF I11 NF IV FIF Y Erld TF TF VF Sir ES AGI ACEOF-IYMS -...I....._ THUS APPEARING I._ FREWX!dKlzY IN THE LIST : Reverend I3asi1 Berridgr <1E.13-7PZf R~ctut- r-f Xgarkirk, Lincs : Francis Carteri Virginia Company beadle Nicholas (hll~tt <d,1688:?, ga?dsmith, of Lombard St., London : Tri-stram Conyarn, clerk to the Virginia Company and the Fer r arc- : Edard Fer-rar ( , son af JF 11, layer, of Hcint ingdc,?? : Edard Ferrar <1696-?7631, son csf preceding, layer, c,f Hunt ingdon : John Ferrar <~, ?, son of P F senior E John Ferrar ( ) son of preceding : John Ferrar ( , son a$ preceding : Jtchn Ferrar ( , s#n of Revd TF, Fella of Pembrake Cc1 I I Canebr idge : John Ferrar (1706- :>, son af Basil Ferrar : Mary Collcrtt I,c, ?, eldest dau. of John C#llett, tnak name uf Ferrar : Mary (Woodnoth? Ferrar (c, , ife of NF seniur : Michaef L1.nyd Ferrar <1839-1'304:1 : NichoIas F-errar <s,,= , merchant/skinner of Luridan : Kixhcdas Ferrar < ), son of preceding, Fello of Clare Coll.., Camhr idge : Nicholac- Fprrar <,c , son of JF z Xichalas i-fi?-rar < >, son of JF I1 : Nicholac Ferrar (1705- )? son of Basil Ferrar : Thomas F~r-rar ( , c-cm of JF II : Thomas Ferrar ), 5on of preceding : Virginia Ferrar <c , daughter of JF : Sir Edin Sandy5 I ?, MF, Treasurer of Virginia, %c : kthuv t-loodnoth Id. 1645:i, goldsmith, of Foster Lane, London E&!?-?-LLEEE-!K3. I : The main stems nf Cdlett, Ferrar, Mapletoft, tioodnckh, Feilding, Bracake and BErridgE II : Ferrar cnllaterals #f Nicholas Ferrar ceniur 111 r Frrrar deeicendants of Nichalas Ferrar senior 1 t) I Cullett ar?cestry and children nf Joha Zcdlett E.50) '1 : John Ccl1~!tt?s sons and their descendants VI : Jnhn CcdI~?tt'5 daughters, their links tc~ Legatt and Mapletoft, and their descendants VI la L John Collctt's #ther married daughters and their 5 '31 Ib : John Ferrar ITr= daughters &?son, Z< PWJE~ of Uttctrreter VIII : kloodnoth of Shavingtun, Cheshire IX 2 The FEilding, Villiers, h!eale, Brook=, Berridge, Cave c rrc,s i nh,rccrr!
16 FERRliR PAPERS FOUND IN : 1851 : Enrolment : Elizabeth Syer, ido, William Syer & Edard Syer rent lands of the royal manor of Sheldon, Warickshire, and are admitted, 22 November : Loose pages arid pictorial scraps and cuttings, intended for a harmony of the Pentateuch, : Sale by Jnhn Rirhardson, yeoman, to Williarn Lake, yeoman, both of "Westerkerke mtn, Lincolnshire, of three selians of ploughland in the open field of "Westerkerke" called Cherry tree gate, 3 August : Mortgage of properties in Handsorth, Staffordshire, by W'illiam Rother, gunsmith, to William Heeley, tailor, both of Handsorth, 2 June : King's Bench rit to the Sheriff of Huntingdonshire to bring Clement Cozen formerly of Broughton, Hunts, yeoman, before the justices at Westminster to anser In Trinity term John Deere jun., 15 April 1730 (Revd Thomas Ferrar endorsed the rit: Defendant served ith a true copy, 18 May 1730) 1856 : Memoranda by the Revd Thomas Ferrar regarding the Sheppard family of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire; no date, but before : Scores of early-i8th-century music, to of hich (1922, 1926) are in the manuscript of the Revd Thomas Ferrar; the rest are engraved, some being annotated by the Revd Thomas Ferrar and Edard F'errar 11. (xiii)
17 El Humphrey Collett of Southark. M.P. John FERRAR of Hertford I I Larence Woodnoth of Shavington, Cheshire I Love m Edard :I Beverley Peter RI Hartha 1 Peokard
18 John FERRAR of Hertford d d Woodnoth d John r John 1 Elizabeth fl fl nary m (2) Henry (1) d Steed grocer d Margaret d m Henry of Hoddesdon. Herts Flooding d. Wright d or 1645 d Sept?d by 1631 April 1632 of Hoddesdon Warner d I I by I Edmund m Sarah naria Hester m Ma~y Elizabeth Dunford Colethurst Freeman
19 FERRAR d.1620 Woodnoth d Thornas Nicholas Richard Ferrar nary Suranna lp-l--l b.1572 d d.1613 d d.1669 d.1619(?) d Msrgaret I Edvard I Uilliam I John John Anna I Hester I Elizabeth I Judith 1 m 1 1 I Joyce Marv?nary Nicholas Virginia John m Anne nary m Richard b.1620 b Brooke I Wrghton d.1640 d d Brooke Anne bp.1659 d.1729 Revd RobePt John n Elizabeth Martha Butoher bp Goddsrd d d.1727 d.1746 Revd Thornas Nicholas Alioe bp.1663 bp.1665 Champante d.1739 d.1681 f Basil Hsry m (1) John (2) bp.1667 bp d.1718 Edvard bp.1671 d.1730 Martha IYory d Wary Boyden m Ferrar Virginia bp.1692 bp.1694 d.1716 d rn Martha 3ehn Judith m'mliam Thornas Basil Nicholas nr Catherine John Henry m I Nary Richard Elizabeth Basil Richard 1698 bp.1700 bp.17b3 Home bp.1707 bp.1704 bp.1705 Keoghan bp.1706 bp.1708 bp.1709 bp.1711 bp.1712 bp.1714 d.1739 'd.1749 d.1748 or BitkeP I I? Elizabeth " Chanpante John Elizabeth Love m Edvard Martha m Castle Alice Beverley I bp.1696 d.1698 d.1700 bp.1701 b.1705 I Shersrd # of. Table VlIb d I 1772 * John, son of Basil. may have been buried at Thrapstone. Northants in and may Jane m (1) Hugh (4) rn (2) Suson (1) m have been the father Of John Alexander and his many descendants there. b.1703 BWtleS d.1778 Edvsrd Hugh m (1) nary Rd Dr. Peter m Nartht Anne Edard Amelia Edvard Love Beverley n Thonss b.1737 b.1739 FWFar Peckard Woods d of Limerick d.1797 Hugh Rosette m Edvard Hughes d I d.1827 I 1729
20 r John Shacrosse m Margaret Joan f m (1) COLLETT (2) m Humphrey Thomas John Roger dau dau of Southark 0oyer.M.P. d I John m Susan Agnes m Thomas Rhoda m Robert Steven m Joan Peter Willian son son Nicholas dau dau dau dau Joan m Willian of Kings Lynn Boer Fishmonger d.1631 of Inner Temple Slyright Merchant Taylor d.1571 or 1572 Thomas Joan Mary John m Susanns FERRAR I Thomas R Martha d Sherintdok Mary Thornas I ia James m WSusanna(1) m (2)Joshua d.1680 d.1639? Chidley d.1657 I d, 1 I Mapletaft 1635 I I 1635? Hester (11 Francis Kestian I d. 1646? I Posthumus Legatt 1 d.1660 by 1650 Richard Edard m Joyce John m Ann I Benjamin(1) m Eli >eth John Ferrar Solomon m I Judith d.1673 d ? d Dates of death are in several instances uncertain bemuse of the time elapsed either beteen the making of a i l l and its probate or beteen the death arid its first report Of the 16 Collett children, baptismal dates are to be found for only the five youngest. Hoever. in 1663 at the herald's visitation Of Middlesex, the head of the family. ignoring Anns. Eduard. William S. the fivst John (perhaps bemuse they ere dead h childless). recorded in to series the order Of 5 sons S 7 daughters of John S Susanna Collett. This table blends the to series ithout claiming certainty for the sequence adopted.