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Matthew was the first Farndale to emigrate to Australia from which new families, including the Martins and the Darbys descend





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Matthew Farndale was the first Farndale to emigrate to Australia on 8 October 1852. We know very little about Matthew's life at Kilton . He would be brought up on the farm, go to school in the village or possibly at Brotton and go to church regularly. His parents were churchgoers and about the turn of the century became Methodists. Matthew Farndale, aged 59, his wife Hannah Farndale, formerly Thompson, aged 45, his daughter Elizabeth Farndale aged 19 (FAR00323) and his daughter Mary Ann Martin (nee Farndale) (FAR00313) aged 23 left Southampton on ‘The Argo’ (967 tons) on 8 Oct 1852.They arrived in Melbourne Australia on 19 January 1853, a journey of 103 days or some three months. Please now visit the webpage which details the Farndales and their descendants of Australia.










The Kilton 1 Line
















Matthew Farndale

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30 November 1793 to 8 August 1884

Married Hannah Thompson

Farmer at Kilton and Kildale who emigrated to Australia

Kilton, Brotton,  Birregurra, Australia

























Mary Ann Farndale

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6 April 1831 to 20 January 1923

Kilton and Kildale and then Birregurra, Colac, Campertown (Victoria, Australia)

Married William Martin




The Martin Family




Elizabeth Farndale

5 April 1832 to October 1918

Married William Darby in 1859

Kilton and Kildale and then Birregurra, Colac (Victoria, Australia)

Ran a general store







Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa Martin

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Born 19 December 1853 (died 26 July 1946)



The Aspland Family

Marion Amelia Susanna Martin

Born 15 September 1856 (died 1951)



The Sitlington Family

Anna Maria Martin

Born 1855




The Parkinson Family

William John Matthew Martin

Born 16 May 1860 (died 1942)

Alfred Miro Vitiricus Martin

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Ada Melinda Martin

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Born 2 September 1864 (died 5 November 1947)


The Smith Family

Mary Matilda Martin (Tilly)

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Born 20 April 1867 (died 11 March 1944)

Martin Edgar Martin

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Born 18 September 1869 (died 1952)
















See also





The Birregurra Line can trace directly back to 1512 from Matthew Farndale as follows:


William Farndale, (FAR00183), 1760-? (his father)


John Farndale ("Old Farndale" of Kilton), (FAR00143), 1724-1807


John Farndale, (FAR00116), 1680-1757


Nicholas Farndale, (FAR00082), 1634-1693


Georgins Ffarndayle, (FAR00073), 1602-1693


George Ffarndayle, (FAR00067), 1570-1606


William Farndale, (FAR00063), 1539-?


Nicholas Farndaile (FAR00059), 1512-1572