Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hungerford Family Part 1

First of all its been way too long since I've posted and I definitely could have over spring break but that wasn't one of my priorities. But now I have an annoying assignment and this is the perfect opportunity to procrastinate a little.

Last time I introduced the Hungerfords a little bit. I still don't know who married who but that's ok. Either Fabyan or Thomas Farley married the Jane Hungerford I'm talking about.

To give you some perspective, Jane is my 12th GGrandmother

Jane Hungerford- born around 1578 ish. parents were Sir Anthony Hungerford and Bridget Shelley.

Sir Anthony Hungerford... thats pretty cool.... "sir"
I did a quick google search of the name and a million things popped up but it was for a different Anthony Hungerford.... yay for repeating names again! the one site where I found the right one had "(sir knight)" at the end of his name.

So now I have English Knights in my family... and hello I love the movie "A Knights Tale" and all of that medieval fair stuff. But I digress....

Anthony Hungerford "Sir Knight" 1540-1594
Parents: John Hungerford "Sir Knight" and Bridget Fettiplace.
-- Fettiplace is an interesting surname too. I'll get to that family in a later post I think... but for now a quick wikipedia segment...

Fettiplace is probably from old French "faites place" for 'make room', the shout given by the ushers/bodyguards/protectors of the French Kings and nobility. 
They are said to have arrived in England with William the Conqueror.. 

Hellooo awesomeness! Back to Hungerfords...

John was born around 1513. His parents were Anthony Hungerford b. 1494 (ah, theres a repeat...) and Jane Darrel b. 1490

Ok now we're into the 1400's. So over 500 years ago? Madness!

Next time I'll discuss Bridget Shelley's family and perhaps hit on Bridget Fettiplace's parents.

And if you think thats all I have... you are sadly mistaken. There is so much stuff.... its.... insane. just... insane.

Anyone interested on visiting the site where I found some info that goes along with my tree: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/HUNGERFORD.htm#Anthony HUNGERFORD (Sir Knight)1

Later peeps!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Farley Family Part 2

Last time I posted about the Farley family I left off with George's parents Jane Hungerford and Thomas Farley.

I'll get to the Hungerford's later

This part of my tree gets relatively messy. I think at one point I found Fabyan Farley (a brother of Thomas) married to Jane Hungerford. I was going insane because I kept finding Jane married to two people. It turns out that there were TWO Jane Hungerfords and they were cousins. They married 2 Farley brothers Thomas and Fabyan. They both had sons that immigrated to America. One in Mass. and one in Jamestown. Read that on an ancestry.com message board. 

Now I really hope I have the right one for this. Either way the Farley side will be the same, and the Hungerford side will not be far off.

Thomas Farley was born in 1570. His parents were Reginald Farley and Barbara Hastings. Reginald was born aroung 1530 and Barbara about 1532.

Reginald's parents were Richard Farley and Joan Eausham. Richard's father, John Farley, was born around 1465

So now we're into the 1400s and thats all the Farley family on my tree. Phew. 

Story time! There are a lot of websites that pop up if you type in Farley family. Trust me I just did that to refresh my memory. 

"This story has a very ancient setting in the fair land of Normandy. Later it traverses the channel to the shores of England where for centuries, during the Middle Ages, members of the House of Farley contributed to the progress and well-being of the Norman princes who established themselves at the coming of William the Conqueror. "

And looking through some of these sites I'm thinking my ancestor is Fabyan rather than Thomas. Like I said, this is all very confusing.

I'm also posting a link to Farleigh Castle although I think it has more to do with the Hungerfords than Farleys...

Thats all for now. Later genealogy peeps!