Jane Parr

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ChartsAncestors of Adele La Force
Jane Parr, daughter of Thomas Parr, Esq. and Margaret Leyland, died at Rhodes, Lancashire, England, between 24 October 1579 and 8 March 1580/81, the dates of her will and its proof.1,2 In her will, she requested burial at Prestwich, Lancashire, England.1

Jane married John Foxe, Gent., whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), after 1558 when her father wrote his will but did not give her married name.2,3

Jane left a will dated 24 October 1579, and proved 8 March 1580[/1]. What follows is an abstract, though labeled as a "transcript." Paragraphing added for clarity:
Jane ffoxe, widow of John ffoxe of the Rodes in Pilkyngton. To be buried at Preswich.
"To Henry pre (?) my son, a ring."
"Item, to ..... Hollande."
"To W . . . . m ffoxe."
He [apparently referring to Piccope] mentions "Thomas, Anne, and Rychard ffoxe"
"The wife of Peter Horrocks"
"The wife of William Seddon"
"My son William ffoxe, and his son John" to be my executors."
"These present—Alexander Worthington, John Batersbye, Ralph Orrell," and others.

Piccope had made the abstracts much earlier, and by the time Earwaker compiled them, the originals were lost. Jacobus noted her will was not yet in print, either not noticing, or at least not commenting on its loss.1,4


John Foxe, Gent. d. bef. 24 Oct 1579
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  1. [S2345] John Parsons Earwaker, editor, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories at Chester, With an Appendix of Abstracts of Wills Now Lost or Destroyed [1477–1746], N.S. 3 (Manchester, England: The Chetham Society, 1884), 210, further cited as Earwaker, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills.
  2. [S98] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Ancestry of Obadiah and Mary Bruen," The American Genealogist 26 (Jan 1950): 12-25, further cited as Jacobus, "Obadiah and Mary Bruen."
  3. [S2347] George John Piccope, editor, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories, From the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester, Volume III [1596–1639], O.S. 54 ([Manchester,] England: The Chetham Society, 1861), 118, further cited as Piccope, Lancashire and Cheshire Wills III.
  4. [S98] Jacobus, "Obadiah and Mary Bruen," 24-25.