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Buckinghamshire / Re: William PAXSON - St Mary's MARSH GIBBON
« on: Wednesday 29 April 20 05:18 BST (UK)  »
In Family Search there are some christenings of children of William and James Paxon or Paxton in Marsh Gibbon in the 1670s, but nothing in the 1640s. There is only a christening of William Paxon, in 1659, son of Timothy and Susanna, in Thornborough, about ten miles away.

There is this, in The Minute Book of the Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends, for 1681/2:

James Stevens acquainting the Meeting, yt James Paxon and William Paxon, both of Marsh Gibborn in the County of Buck Labourers and John Martin of Edgcott in ye said County Carpenter, intending to transport themselves and Families to Pensylvania in America, did severally desire a Certificate from this Meeting concerning their orderly Walking here, for the satisfaction of Friends there or elswhere where it may be their lott to come. The Meeting did therupon appoint ye said James Stevens, wth Thomas Olliffe & Alexander Merret, to make inquiry concerning ye said James Paxon, William Paxon, John Martin and Elizabeth his wife, & give an Account therof at the next Meeting.

That looks very interesting, and very well researched. It's a pleasure to read good work.

It looks like the family of Farmborough/Farnborough had been living in Stone and Hartwell since the year dot.

There was Robert de Farneburgh who was assessed for taxes in Stone in 1336.
Page 99:

Then John Farneburgh and Isabel his wife, in Feet Fines in 1420, for land in Stone, Great Kimble, and Little Kimble.

And Edward Farnborough or Farmborowe, of Stone, Hartwell, who occurs several times in the 1520s and 1530s, and left a will in 1540.

Of course, connecting them across 200 years would be a job of work. But there is a good set of manorial records for Stone and Hartwell.


Another very useful resource is the Bucks Record Society.

Many of their volumes are available online.

For example, in the 1642 Contributions for Ireland, there are Edward Farmborough of Stone, Widow Farmborough of Stone, and Alexander Farmborough of Dinton.

With the spelling Farmborow or Farmborowe in the Bucks Wills database, you will get back to Edward Farmborowe of Stone in 1540.

This is probably the Edward Farnborough of Stone, husbandman, in this Common Pleas records in 1536:

First entry:
Bucks. Michael Dormer versus Edward Farnborough, of Stone in parish of Hartwell, husbandman, for assumpsit. This is a sort of breach of contract. They had bargained and agreed that Edward was to sell one acre of land with appurtenances in Bishopston to Michael.

Common Pleas records can be searched here:

These are at Aylesbury:

There are also several for Newens in Cheddington. I think it's still possible to order online.

There are also PCC wills (Prerogative Court of Canterbury) at the National Archives.

Search for, for example Newens, with reference Prob. These can be viewed with an Ancestry subscription and some with a TNA account, though I haven't tried that.

There are some wills of Farmborough that might be helpful:

Alice Farmborough, of Stone, widow, 1706
William Farmborough, of Pitchcott, yeoman, 1716

Devon / Re: William Furneaux baptised 1579, Paignton: Son of Henry Furneaux
« on: Thursday 23 April 20 04:30 BST (UK)  »
I can only see what they have on Goggle Books, but both Paignton and Buckfastleigh are included.

Devon / Re: William Furneaux baptised 1579, Paignton: Son of Henry Furneaux
« on: Wednesday 22 April 20 16:57 BST (UK)  »
For getting back before 1579, I was wondering what records you have looked at. If there are no wills or parish records before then, the next steps could be tax records, the lay subsidies of the 1520s and 1540s:
Devon lay subsidy rolls, 1524-7, T. L. Stoate
Devon lay subsidy rolls, 1543-5, T. L. Stoate

Another possibility:
The Devon muster roll for 1569 /
edited by A. J. Howard and T. L. Stoate

Also legal records:

Somerset / Re: Isaac Pyne of Wellington
« on: Monday 20 April 20 19:10 BST (UK)  »
Is this your Isaac Pyne?

These records, from TNA Discovery, suggest he was born in 1771:

Reference:   WO 121/37/277
Description:   ISAAC PYNE alias ISAAC PAYNE
Born WALLINGTON, Somerset
Served in 2nd Foot Guards
Discharged aged 28 after 6 years of service
Date:   1799

Reference:   WO 121/163/90
Description:   ISAAC PYNE alias ISAAC PAYNE
Born WELLINGTON, Somerset
Served in 7th Royal Veteran Battalion; 2nd Foot Guards
Discharged aged 34
Date:   1805

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