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From on Saturday, 24 October, 2009
Hi my name is William Farrar III, I'm a descendant of Henry Farrar (Farrer) wed Agnes Horsfall died 1549 of Ewood Manor, Midgleyville, Halifax Parish, West Riding, Yorkshire, through his great grandson William Farrar who migrated to Virginia in 1618, William of Va was son of John Farrar who married Sissley Kelke and grandson of William Farrar who married Margaret Lacy. There was another Henry Farrar who lived in the same area at the same time, he died in 1542, and married Agnes Barcroft, he had a son Brian Farrar who married another Margaret Lacy.
Anyway I'm the Farrar DNA project administrator at http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/farrar/results and would appreciate it if you could enlist any of our English Farrar cousins in the project.
Unfortunately they have to be male Farrar's since it is Y DNA that is used, and only Y DNA, that can be used to determine a recent common ancestor.
Hope to hear from you. Regards, William Farrar

Matthew Farrar

Thomas Farrar wed 29 Nov 1824 to Alice Ward at Rothwell, detail from Dan Cerchi.
The IGI has a Submitted Entry by Irene LINDSAY, 67 Mookarii St, Cobram, Victoria, Australia showing Matthew Farrar born 7 Apr 1826 and christened 25 June 1826, son of Alice Ward and Thomas Farrar, at Rothwell Leeds Yorkshire England and wed 11 Sep 1851 to Matilda Robinson at Glenorchy Hobart Tas Australia. Death: 2 May 1904 at Shelford Vic Australia
See Farrar Fragments and his General Introduction by Dan Cerchi, who found that Matthew came out from Yorkshire, England, in 1843 in the immigrant ship Royal Sovereign and disembarked at Launceston with his mother, stepfather and 3 half-sisters and his step-father's younger brother…
Scattered amongst the entries in the Royal Sovereign's passenger manifest were 3 entries of particular familial interest: John Thewlis, wife & 3 children; Robert Thewlis, unmarried; and Matthew Farrar, unmarried. The family party was composed of John Thewlis, his wife Alice, formerly Alice Farrar née Ward and their 3 children: Ann Eden, aged about 9 years; Emma, aged about 5 years; and Mary Jane, aged about 2 years. Robert Thewlis was John Thewlis' younger brother and was aged about 25 years. Matthew was nearly 17 years old at the time of his arrival.
Tasmanian Shipping records show Matthew Farrar departed Launceston, Tasmania on the Swan on 23 Aug 1847 for Port Phillip. He came free on the Royal Sovereign. Travelling with Matthew on the Swan were Robert Thewlis and Joseph Crowther who had also arrived on the Royal Sovereign. Do not know when he returned to Hobart, to wed 11 Sep 1851 to Matilda dau of Elizabeth Chapman and a witness was Matilda's eldest brother, James W. Robinson.
George William Robinson (1800 - 1839) wed 7 July 1823 to Elizabeth Presnell, daughter of William Presnell, at St. David's, Hobart. Matilda Robinson was born at Hobart on 19 July 1831, the sixth child of, ultimately, eight. Widowed Elizabeth Robinson wed 1844 in Hobart to Thomas Chapman.
Matthew Farrar 7 Apr 1826 - 1904 #5443 aged 78 born at Rothwell, Yorkshire, came to Vic c1852 with Matilda Robinson 19 Jul 1831 - 1918 born in Tasmania. Both died at Shelford, Victoria.
12 children 1. Alice Elizabeth Farrar 9 Jul 1852 #32549 died
2. Emma Anne Farrar 6 March 1854 #712 - 1941 #19309 aged 87
3. Thomas Matthew Farrar 1856 #2093 - 1929 #11522 aged 73
4. George William Farrar 1858 #7339 - 1925 #9745 aged 68
5. Alice Elizth Farrar 1859 #19971 - 1946 #600 aged 86
6. Charles Ward Farrar 1861 #14701 - 1947 #22622 aged 86
7. Stella Matilda Farrar 1863 #21261 - 1939 #9886 aged 76
8. Ada Eden Farrar 1865 #3139 - 1947 #16714 aged 81
9. James Michael Farrar 1866 #22192 - 1946 #6531 aged 79
10. Mathew John Farrar 1868 #17337
11. Selina Farrar 1870 #16838 - 1952 #8287 aged 81
12. Maude Mary Farrar 1872 #9862 - 1946 #11693 aged 74
2. Emma Anne Farrar 1854 #712 - 1941 #19309 aged 87, wed 1876 #4506 to Robert Gillett from Somersetshire, 8 children
3. Thomas Matthew Farrar 1856 #2093 - 1929 #11522 aged 73, wed 1894 #3744 to Margaret Clarice Terrier 1871 #3164 - 1959 #4320 aged 88, and lived at Inverleigh
6 children 1. Frederic Arthur Farrar 1895 #13667 - 1895 #6072 lived 1 day
2. Thomas Florentine Farrar 1895 #13666 - 1946 #22640 aged 51
3. Gwendoline May Farrar 1896 #29105 - 1980 #27972 aged 84, wed Notley
4. Flor Vic Beatrice Farrar 1898 #27336
5. Robert Mathew Farrar 1903 - 1980 #28921 aged 76, wed 1925 to Lillian Edwards died 2005
6. Albert Edward Farrar 1906 #8029 - 1980 #6112 aged 73, wed 1931 to Thelma Georgina Martin 1908 - 1949 #9503 aged 40
4. George William Farrar 1858 #7339 - 1925 #9745 aged 68, wed 1881 #2320 to Mary Victoria Bell Oct-Dec 1857 - 1920 #5696 aged 62, from Manchester in Cholton district of Lancashire, daughter of Mary Caroline Smith wed Jan-Mar 1850 to John Hammond Bell in UK district of Pontefract, Yorkshire.
7 children 1. George William Farrar 1881 #24531 - 1974 #5865 aged 92
2. Herbert Raymond Farrar 1883 #24547 - 1943 #22499 aged 60
3. Stella Leigh Victoria Farrar 1885 #16984
4. Thomas Matthew Farrar 1887 #18887 - 1969 #19105 aged 82
5. Sholto Douglas Farrar 1889 #23275 - 1963 #5356 aged 74
6. Stanley Gordon Farrar 1891 #24681 - 1932 #2522 aged 41
7. Jno Hammond Bell Farrar 1894 #13345 - 1946 #902 aged 52 a
5. Alice Elizabeth Farrar 1859 #19971 - 1946 #600 aged 86, wed 1880 #2148 to Robert Scott born in Melbourne, 14 children
5. Charles Ward Farrar 1861 #14701 - 1947 #22622 aged 86, wed 1892 #2043 to Ellen Lawson 1861 #19465 - 1943 #15702 aged 81,
6 children 1. Regd Chas Farrar 1892 #34791
2. Harold Farrar 1894 #5467 - 1964 #14765 aged 70
3. Percy Booth Farrar 1896 #5396 - 1959 #27581 aged 63
4. Emma Matda Farrar 1898 #12913
5. Eleanor Estelle Farrar 1900 #12963
6. Nellie May Farrar 1903 #27450
6. Stella Matilda Farrar 1863 #21261 - 1939 #9886 aged 76, wed 1887 #6803 to Joseph Blacker 1865 #2346 born at 'Bann', 5 children
7. Ada Eden Farrar 9 Feb 1865 #3139 - 3 Jan 1947 #16714 aged 81, wed 29 June 1887 #2975 to John Caldow 24 May 1864 #9324 born at Smeaton, 5 children. See their Caldow web site. Lived at Winchelsea 1. Maggie Mitchell Caldow 1891 #28829
2. John Stanley Caldow 1893 #8627 - 1977 #13375 aged 84
3. Ernest Clarence Caldow 1894 #34100 - 1976 #23652 aged 83
4. Thomas William Caldow 1899 - 1958 #25902 aged 69
5. Lenore Robinson Caldow 1900 #15410
10. Selina Robinson Farrar 1870 #16838 - 1952 #8287 aged 81, wed 1895 #4493 to John Thomas Wilson 9 Oct 1863 #21260 - 21 Apr 1922 #7244 aged 58 born at Shelford, Vic, died at Teesdale, and lived at The Leigh
Joanna Smart Nimmo 11 Feb 1825 - 1908 aged 83, born in West Lothian, Scotland and died in Geelong, Vic. wed 1854 #351 to Hugh May Wilson 1817 - 1894 aged 77, born Old Monkland, Lancashire and died at Shelford, Vic, and had 3 dau and 3 sons registered to 1869
4 children 1. David Ian Wilson 1896 #21216 - 1977 #22663 aged 81
2. Ruth Muriel Wilson 1898 #27338 - 1899 #1860 lived 1 month
3. Hugh Wilson 1901 #28057 - 1986
4. Ronald Nimmo Wilson 1907 #20032 - 1973 #27824 aged 66
11. Maude Mary Farrar 1872 #9862 - 1946 #11693 aged 74, wed 1904 #744 to Donald Wallace Bewsher 1872 #15054 son of Ann Moody and John Bewsher born at Colac, and lived at The Leigh

William Farrar

William Farrar wed Dec 1852 to Ann Howarth in Halifax district which spans the boundaries of the counties of West Riding of Yorkshire and West Yorkshire
William Farrar 1826 - 1908 #13081 aged 82, from Yorkshire, unknown parents, and Ann Howarth 1825 - 1886 #14778 aged 61, daughter of Dinah and Samuel Howarth died at Taradale, came c1854 and lived at Elphinstone
6 Children 1. James Farrar 1853 - 1916 #9387 aged 63 born in Yorkshire
2. William Farrar 1856 #13743
3. Sarah Farrar 1858 #13765
4. John Farrar 1860 #21465
5. George Samuel Farrar 1863 #1207 - 1925 #5548 aged 62
6. Joshua Dyson Farrar 1865 #11958 - 1936 #10241 aged 71
3. Sarah Farrar 1858 #13765 wed 1885 #3108 to Alfred William Greenbank Watson, lived at Kyneton, 3 Children
4. John Farrar 1860 #21465 - 1903 #2711 aged 42, born at Elphinstone, wed 1884 #4805 to Emily Dowell Burgoine 1862 - 1953 #18279 aged 91, lived at Sutton Grange
9 Children 1. Sarah Ann Elizth Farrar 1885 #15084 wed Arthur Albert Broad
2. Emily Edith Vict Farrar 1887 #21545
3. Eva May Farrar 1889 #23899 lived 9 months
4. John William Joseph Farrar 1892 #6144 - 1956 #20391 aged 64, wed 1918 #1975 to Ada Jane Howarth
5. Geoge Henry Willis Farrar 1893 #24622 - 1984 #24117 aged 91, wed 1920 #2288 to Elsie Mary Thomas
6. Edith Annie Helen Farrar 1895 #31116 - 1983 #13109 aged 88
7. Thos Dyson James Farrar 1898 #6911 - 1983 #14722 aged 85
8. Alice Eleanor Kezia Farrar 1900 #14786 - 1936 #444 aged 35, wed 1920 #6134 to Thomas Joseph Stephen Pilcher
9. Lucy Violet May Farrar 1902 #22172 lived 1 year
5. George Samuel Farrar 1863 #1207 - 1925 #5548 aged 62, wed 1885 #502 to Matilda Carthew Miners 1863 - 1907 #979 aged 44, daughter of Cath Carthew and James Miners, died at Colac
George Samuel Farrar wed c1909 to Beatrice Eliza Trevethan 1874 #25845 - 1928 #5922 aged 53 dau of Fanny Martha DEAL and Josiah Trevethan
7 Children 1. Ethel Matda Farrar 1885 - 1936 #10335 aged 51, wed 2nd to Beach
2. Herbert Farrar 1887 #11352 lived 2 days
3. George Percival Farrar 1888 #11763 lived 5 years
4. Albt Victor Farrar 1890 #23400 wed 1914 #5216 to Elizth May Greenway
5. Leslie Farrar 1893 #11588 - 1963 #25567 aged 71
6. Geo Stanley Farrar 1898 #2361
7. Alf Jno Patk Farrar 1903 #9603 wed 1926 #7332 to Doris Lillian Bellis
2 Children
of Beatrice
1. Eric Reginald Farrar 1911 - 1970 #25298 aged 59
2. Clifford Farrar 1919 - 1921 #9281 aged 2 years
1. Ethel Matda Farrar 1885 - 1936 #10335 aged 51, wed 1908 #3121 to Albert Brand Clayfield 1886 #12983 - - 1908 #14319 aged 22, also wed Beach
6. Geo Stanley Farrar 1898 #2361 wed 1926 #1341 to Eileen Jessie Flanagan 1901 #7469 - 1974 #13530 aged 73, daughter of Mary Robbins and Michael Flannigan
Michael Joseph Flanagan of Bendigo wed 1892 #4617 to Mary Anne Robbins 1866 - 1932 #10670 aged 66, of Ellesmere, died at Toora
Mary Ann Robbins may be dau registered 1865 #5725, dau of Eliza McKay and Joseph Robbins.

From on Saturday, 18 August 2012
Hi Elizabeth,
I have just come across your website. I am the granddaughter of George Samual Farrar and his second wife Eliza Beatrice Farrar. I should be able to help you with some information on their childen. I was very close to their sons Leslie, Eric and the second Albert. My mother Winifred was their daughter.
Kind regards, Lesley

6. Joshua Dyson Farrar 1865 #11958 wed 1893 #61 to Annie Pilkington 1865 - 1939 #3777 aged 74, daughter of Mary More and William Pilkington, and lived at Warragul
5 Children 1. Francis Beamont Farrar 1895 #7590 lived 6 months
2. Gladys Marion Farrar 1897 #7243 wed 1922 #399 to Vincent Arthur Russell
3. Wm Dyson Lee Farrar 1898 #29890 - 1974 #26765 aged 75, wed 1930 #712 to Elsie Ailsa Craig
4. Annie Alfreda Farrar 1902 #14492
5. Austin Raymond Farrar 1905 #22393 wed 1936 #12167 to Nancy Jean Legge


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