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Sir Henry Fermor, son of William Fermor and Martha Fermor [Thomas]
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Sir Henry Fermor was born in 1667 at Walshes Manor as the eldest son of the third marriage of William Fermor and Martha Thomas. In 1686 on his father's death Henry Fermor moved to London where he made his fortune. Henry Fermor married twice and, although he inherited Walshes in 1708 he never returned to Crowborough to live. In 1723 Henry took up residence at his brother John's house at Knole Park in Sevenoaks when his brother died. He became a Baronet on 7th May 1725 and Henry remained in Sevenoaks until his death on 2nd June 1734. His will directed his trustees to set up a church and Charity School at Crowborough "for the use and benefit of the very ignorant and heathenish people."


See also The Story of Crowborough (1933) published in 1933, Crowborough - The Growth of a Wealden Town published in 1985, Sir Henry Fermor School - 1744-1994 - A History published in 1994 and Parish Church of St Nicholas, Sevenoaks.
Date
Type
Information
Source
 
28th Jun 1667
Born
In the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
Rotherfield Parish Registers
 
10th Jul 1667
Christened
At St. Denys Church in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
Rotherfield Parish Registers
 
1667 to 1686
Home
At Walshes; Son
 
1684 to 1734
At Walshes; Occupation Owner
Pullein's Rotherfield
 
Nov 1687
Married
Dorothy Thornicroft
 
c 1690
Married
Mary Hene
 
 
4th May 1725
Title
Baronet
Visitation - 1662
 
2nd Jun 1734
Died
In the Parish of Sevenoaks, Kent
 
12th Jun 1734
History
Sir Henry Fermor's Will
 
Extracts from Sir Henry Fermor's will dated 21 January 1732 and proven on 12th June 1734
I will and appoint William Oakill of Sevenoaks, aforesaid, Schoolmaster of the Charity School I have directed to be built in the Parish of Rotherfield
...............
I will and direct that my trustees shall lay out any sum, not exceeding the sum of £1,500 in erecting and building a chapel, or church, and a Charity School, in the plainest and cheapest manner, so as it be strong and lasting, for the ease and benefit of the parishes and parishioners of Rotherfield and Buxted, in the said County of Sussex, which Church and Charity School I will shall be erected and built in or near a place called Crowborough and Ashdown Forest, as my executors shall think most convenient, for the use and benefit of the very ignorant and heathenish people
A further £4,500 was given for purchase of land to be held in trust so that the rents and profits earned could go towards the maintenance of a shoolmaster and minister .......
A sum of £3,000 was to be invested in land for the benefit of the poor children to be taught and educated in the said school, from time to time, as long as they continue scholars there; the yearly rents, issues, and profits of the same land to be laid out in buying wool, hemp and books, to be equally divided and distributed amongst them ...
...................
Sir Henry stipulated that no child should be less than 7 years of age upon admittance, nor proceed in education above the space of four years". The children were to be taught to read, write and cast accounts, and at no time were there to be more than 40 children in attendance.
Sir Henry Fermor died in Sevenoaks on 2 June 1734
The Charity School and Chapel were completed in 1744

Ancestor's report
No descendent's report
Farmer, Farmor, Farmar, Fermor, Fermer, Fermour, Formor family records
The ancestral pedigree of Sir Henry Fermor
  
 John Fermorm: 14th centuryMrs 
 b: 14th century  b: 14th century
  
  
 Walter 
 b: 14th century 
    
Great-Great-
Great-Great
Great-Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 Walter Fermorm: 14th centuryMargery Lee 
 b: 14th century  b: 14th century
  
  
 John 
 b: 14th century 
    
Great-
Great-Great
Great-Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 John Fermorm: 14th centuryMrs 
 b: 14th century  b: 14th century
  
   
 John Thomas 
 b: 14th century b: 14th century 
      
Great-Great-
Great-Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 John Fermorm: 15th centuryMrs 
 b: 14th century  b: 15th century
  
  
 John 
 b: 15th century 
    
Great-
Great-Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 John Fermorm: 15th centuryMrs 
 b: 15th century  b: 15th century
  
   
 William John 
 b: c 1480
d: April 1540 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 15th Apr 1540 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: c 1480 
      
Great-Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 William Fermor
of Walsh
m: c 1500Mrs 
 b: c 1480
d: April 1540 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 15th Apr 1540 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: c 1480
  
  
 Alexander 
 b: c 1518 Walshes, Rotherfield, Sussex
d: January 1582 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 5th Jan 1582 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
    
Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
    
 Alexander Fermorm: 28th Sep 1540 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Fowle 
 b: c 1518 Walshes, Rotherfield, Sussex
d: January 1582 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 5th Jan 1582 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: c 1525 Rotherfield, Sussex
  
         
William Sylvester Sylvester Bridget Henrye Nicholas Alexander Dorothy 
b: 1541 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Jun 1541 St. Denys Church, son of Anthony [sic] Fermer
d: April 1602 Hastings, Sussex
bur: 2nd Apr 1602 All Saints Church, Hastings, Sussex
 b: 1543 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 21st May 1543 St. Denys Church, daughter of Alexander Farmer
d: July 1543 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 20th Jul 1543 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1544 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Jul 1544 St. Denys Church
 b: 1547 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Jun 1547 St. Denys Church
 b: 1549 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Jan 1549/50 St. Denys Church
 b: c 1551 Rotherfield, Sussex
d: January 1622 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 31st Jan 1622 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1552 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 18th Sep 1552 St. Denys Church
d: April 1553 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 22nd Apr 1553 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: c 1555 Rotherfield, Sussex 
                    
Great-Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
    
3rd marriage William Fermorm: 5th Aug 1596 All Saints Church, Hastings, SussexMargaret Barlow 2nd marriage
 b: 1541 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Jun 1541 St. Denys Church, son of Anthony [sic] Fermer
d: April 1602 Hastings, Sussex
bur: 2nd Apr 1602 All Saints Church, Hastings, Sussex
  b: c 1570
  
   
 Brigett Alexander 
 b: 1597 Hastings, Sussex
ch: 5th May 1597 All Saints Church
 b: 1598 Hastings, Sussex
ch: 8th Jan 1598 All Saints Church
d: February 1663 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 26th Feb 1663 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
       
Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
    
 Alexander Fermorm: 12th Jun 1617 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, SussexMary Fowle 
 b: 1598 Hastings, Sussex
ch: 8th Jan 1598 All Saints Church
d: February 1663 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 26th Feb 1663 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1603 Rotherfield, Sussex
d: October 1646 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 3rd Oct 1646 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  
         
Unnamed daughter William Elizabeth Henry Anthony Mary Margaret Nicholas 
b: 21st Apr 1621 Rotherfield, Sussex
d: 21st Apr 1621 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 30th Apr 1621 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1624/25 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 24th Feb 1624/25 St. Denys Church
d: May 1686 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 20th May 1686 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1627 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 27th May 1627 St. Denys Church
 b: 1629/30 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 6th Jan 1629/30 St. Denys Church
 b: 1632 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Apr 1632 St. Denys Church
 b: 1634 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Sep 1634 St. Denys Church
 b: 1639 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jan 1639/40 St. Denys Church
 b: 1644 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Sep 1644 St. Denys Church
 
                  
Grandfather record
   
   
    
3rd marriage William Fermorm: c 1665Martha Thomas 
 b: 1624/25 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 24th Feb 1624/25 St. Denys Church
d: May 1686 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 20th May 1686 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1637 Horsmonden, Kent
ch: 10th Sep 1637
  
     
 Henry James Charles John 
 b: 28th Jun 1667 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 10th Jul 1667 St. Denys Church
d: 2nd Jun 1734 Sevenoaks, Kent
 b: 8th Apr 1669 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Apr 1669 St. Denys Church
d: c 1732
 b: 22nd Aug 1672 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Aug 1672 St. Denys Church
d: c 1720
 b: 10th Oct 1674 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 16th Oct 1674 St. Denys Church
d: 29th Dec 1722 Sevenoaks, Kent
 
            
Parental record
  
  
    
1st marriage Sir Henry Fermorm: November 1687Dorothy Thornicroft 
 b: 28th Jun 1667 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 10th Jul 1667 St. Denys Church
d: 2nd Jun 1734 Sevenoaks, Kent
 b: 31st Jan 1671 Cheshire
Family record
    
2nd marriage Sir Henry Fermorm: c 1690Mary Hene 4th marriage
 b: 28th Jun 1667 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 10th Jul 1667 St. Denys Church
d: 2nd Jun 1734 Sevenoaks, Kent
 b: c 1650

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