I have been researching my family tree since my paternal grandfather died in 1976. Whilst researching my mother's ancestry I started recording every instance of her maternal grandmother's name FARMERY and so my one-name study was born! I now record every instance of the name I find all over the world, and my database currently contains over 51,600 name events. I am constructing family trees for each family group and try to put distant cousins in touch!

My study covers the FARMERY surname and known variants such as FARMEARY, FARMEREY, FARMARY and FARMERIE, as well as instances of the name being used as a forename rather than surname.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

William GIBSON yeoman of Ripon will proved 1772

William GIBSON yeoman of Ripon, will dated 17th September 1772.

Since surrendering my Copyhold property I have sold my Copyhold estate at Killinghall to John Strother of Killinghall.

All my real estate at Beckwith with Rossett to Thomas Cundall of Ripon, yeoman and Alice Cundall his wife.

To John Anderson of Kirkby Hill, John Farmery of Sinderby, Robert Farmery of Kirtlington, Elizabeth Farmery the granddaughter of William Famery late of Middleton Quernhow, Breeches maker, deceased, Elizabeth Grimston (nee Elizabeth Scurrah and granddaughter of William Farmery), the wife of William Grimston, of Sutton Howgrave, £20 each.

£20 between the children of James Anderson, late of Kilgram.

All my personal estate to Thomas Cundall chargeable with my legacies, and appoint him Executor.

Witnesses: James Collins, junior, William Kirkby, J Atkinson.

Inrolled 7th Octopber 1772


Kirtlington is presumably Kirklington. Kirklington, or the adjacent parish of Bedale, look to have included Sinderby and Sutton Howgrave. Early entries include William son of Leonard Farmery of Howgrave was baptised at Kirklington April 27th 1727 and John Farmery and Ann Hopkin married at Kirklington February 3rd 1672.