Ancestors of Captain Arthur Fenner

Thomas Fenner & Mary, Elizabeth


Thomas Fenner was born in Horley, Surrey, England in 1540. He married 1st Mary —, m 2nd Elizabeth — [bur 4 May 1614]. Thomas was buried on 18 December 1601. He wrote his will on 14 December 1601, leaving his son Samuel messuage and lands called "Tye Meadow" and "Tye Grove" in Burstow, "Little Harrowby" in Horne, "Tanners" in Horley, and "Cox Crofts" in Worth, Sussex Co. To his eldest son, Arthur, he left land called "Lakeland" and additional lands and tenements in Horne and Horley. To his youngest daughter, Sarah, he left £100 11d. He named his wife Elizabeth as executrix and residuary legatee, and asked that she would continue to raise the children on the farm named "Harrowby" The will was probated on 4 March 1601/2 and was confirmed on 30 June 1603. All the children were probably born from Mary.

1. Lucy [b ca. 1568]; m — Edshaw.
2. Susanna [b ca. 1570]; m John Falkner on 25 Nov. 1588.
3. Arthur [b 1575; d 1646]; m Sarah Browne.
4. Thomas [b 1578; d 16 Sept. 1638]; was a resident of Burstow, Surrey Co.
5. Sarah [b 1581]; m — Heathfield.
6. Samuel [b 1583].

a. Thomas' will information from Rick Buckingham, The Book of Begats. Line 2: 1.
b. Birthdates of Thomas, Sarah, and Samuel from Richard Lee Fenner, unpublished Fenner history, p. 5.