The Martin Family

 

 

 

 

An Australian family descended from the Farndale ancestors 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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The Martin family are the descendants of Mary Ann Martin (nee Farndale) and William Martin, who settled in Victoria in southern Australia.

When Matthew Farndale died in 1884, there were no more Farndales in Australia descended from the Birregurra Line, though there is another different family, the Australia 2 Line.

However the family continued by female descent and the name Farndale continued to be used oer further generations. The Australians did not forget their ancestry. Martin Edgar Martinís second son was called Farndale as a Christian name and his house name was Farndale in Wilby. Other members of the family used it as a second name: Valerie Farndale Basset; Graeme Farndale Woodmason and Stuart Farndale Dunstan.

The following article is a reflection on the Farndales and the Martins in Australia. Thereafter you will find records of the descendants of the Farndales and the Martins and their life in Australia.

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The Kilton 1 Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Farndale

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3 November 1793 to 8 August 1884

Married Hannah Thompson

Kilton, Brotton,Birregurra, Australia

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Mary Ann Farndale

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1 April 1831 to 20 January 1923

Married William Martin

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The Martin Family

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Farndale

Born 5 April 1832

Married William Darby

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Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa Martin

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Born 19 December 1853 (died 26 July 1946)

Marion Amelia Susanna Martin

Born 15 September 1856 (died 1951)

Anna Maria Martin

Born 1855

William John Matthew Martin

Born 16 May 1860 (died 1942)

Alfred Miro Vitiricus Martin

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Born 13 July 1863 (died 28 June 1953)



 

Ada Melinda Martin

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Born 2 September 1864 (died 5 November 1947)



Mary Matilda Martin

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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 http://www.ozigen.com/

 

 

 

 

The Martin family 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

 

Maps showing the history of the Farndales and their descendants in Australia

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The Third generation

 

Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa Aspland (nee Martin)

 

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Elizabeth Aspland††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† William Middleton Aspland, born 27 March 19850 (or 1852?) and died 11 July 1908. Married 1876.†††††††††††† ††Photo from http://www.ozigen.com/

Elizabeth was born at Birregurra on 19 December 1853 exactly eleven months since the family landed at Melbourne after their voyage from England. She lived most of her life in Camperdown and for a while worked in the drapery department of her uncleís *Mr Dandy) general store. She grew up a devout and devoted Methodist and on 30 August 1876 she married William Aspland. He had come from England to visit the Darbys and was a cabinet maker by trade.

Birth

19 December 1853

Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa Martin was born on Monday, 19 December 1853 at Colac, VIC, AustraliaG.

She was the daughter of William John Martin and Mary Ann Farndale.

Marriage

30 August 1876

Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa was married to William Middleton Aspland, son of James Aspland and Eliza Poole, on Wednesday, 30 August 1876 at Birregurra, VIC, AustraliaG.

Marriage

30 September 1897

Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa Martin witnessed the marriage of William John Matthew Martin and Irene Erlandson on 30 September 1897 at Colac, VICG; by Rev. Robert Brown.1

Death

26 June 1946

Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa Martin died on Wednesday, 26 June 1946 at Cobden, VIC, AustraliaG, at age 92; (I am uncertain of this date of death. It may be 25 or 26.)2

Source: http://www.ozigen.com/

 

The Asplands had ten children (7 girls and 3 boys):

         Percy Poole, born 1877 and died 1968 (scroll down to find more information about Percy)

         Ethel Marion, born 1878 and died 1955

         Nellie Eliza born 1880 and died 1974 (scroll down to find more information about Nellie)

         Hilda Mary, born 1881

         Alice Amy born 1853 and died 1883 (she was blind)

         Alfred Herbert born 1885

         Ada Rebecca born 1886 and died 1955

         Lesley James born 1890

         Clarica Middleton born 1893 and died 1976

         Doris Jean born 1896 (scroll down to find more information about Doris and her family)

          

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17 November 1883

Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa Martin was mentioned in an article in the Camperdown Chronicle, Camperdown, VIC, AustraliaG, on Saturday, 17 November 1883 as follows:

We learn that Mr. Wm. Aspland has taken the Temperance Hotel, and intends to open it for the accommodation of the public from this date. Mr. Aspland is well and favourably known in the district; tho building has been thoroughly renovated and is now roomy and convenient; and Mrs. Aspland's management will be a sufficient guarantee as to the efficient and correct conducting of the establishment. A house of this kind was wanted in the town - witness the late show time.

 

 

 

Source: http://www.ozigen.com/

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William died on 1 July 1908 but Elizabeth lived until 14 August 1946, aged 93. They are buried at Cobden, Victoria and she represented the third generation of the Farndale descendants in Australia.

 

Marion Amelia Susannah Sitlington (nee Martin)

Marion was the second daughter of William and Mary Ann (nee Farndale) Martin and was born at Birregurra on 15 September 1856. We know very little about her except that she married James Sitlngton who worked in a shop. Her faily were Irene and Alex. Alex was killed in action with the Australian army in Wold War 1.

 

Marion Martin

She died at Colac in 1951 aged 95.

 

Anna Maria Parkinson (nee Martin)

Marion was the third daughter to Mary Ann (nee Farndale) and William Martin, born on 4 August 1858 at Birregurra. She married Thomas Parkinson, a dentist of Portland, Australia. They had no family.

 

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Anna Parkinson (nee Martin)

She died at Beechworth in May 1954 aged 95.

 

William John Matthew Martin whose second son was given the Christian name, Farndale

William was the first sone and fourth child of Mary Ann (nee Farndale) and William Martin and born on 16 May 1860 at Colac, Australia. He lived initially at Wilby and later took over his fatherís farm in partnership with his brother, Alfred at Birregurra. See indenture in is motherís record.

He married Irene Erlandson and they had two children, Erland Martin and Farndale Martin.

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He died at Colac on 7 November 1942 aged 82.

 

Alfred Miro Vitericus Martin

Alfred was the second son and fifth child to Mary Ann (nee Farndale) and William Martin and born on 13 July 1863 at Birregurra, Australia. He first lived at Wilby and later, according to the indenture with the record of his mother, Mary, he jointly farmed at Birregurra.

We are not sure who he married. His family was (1) Eva; (2) Edgar; (3) Alex; and (4) Finlay.

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He died at Birregurra on 30 June 1953 aged 90.

The following pictures are of Wilby where he and is brother lived for some time. He lived at Iburn Ridge and his brother at Wattle Grove. They were opposite each other. Both properties were sold many years ago, though Wattle Grove has been kept much as it was.

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Ada Melinda Smith (nee Martin)

Ada was the fourth daughter and sixth child of Mary Ann (nee Farndale) and William Martin and born on 2 April 1864 at Colac. She married Horatio Smith, a jeweller of Camperdown, Victoria.

They had five children (1) Harold; (2) Nellie; (3) Ray;í (4) Eilleen; and (5) Victor.

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She died at Melbourne in 1947 aged 83.

 

Mary Matilda Martin (Tilly)

Tilly was born the fifrth daughter and seventh child to Mary Ann (nee Farndale) and William Martin on 20 April 1867 at Birregurra. She never married. She was always known as Tilly in the family.

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She died at Ballarat on 11 March 1944 aged 77.

 

Martin Edgar Martin (Edgar)

Martin was born the third son and eight child to Mary Ann (nee Farndale) and William Martin on 18 September 1869 at Colac, Victoria. He married Elly. He was a house decorator at Yarrawonga. They had two children (1) Alfred Milton and (2) Wilson.

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e died at Yarrawonga on 14 March 1955 aged 82.

His whole family are together in the photograph below:

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The Fourth generation

Percy Poole Aspland (son of Elizabeth)

Percy was born the eldest son and first child to Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa and William Aspland in 1877 at Camperdown, Victoria.

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He married Mary Ann Love in 1925 at the Methodist church in Camperdown. He was a cabinet maker, opening a business in 1903 and he retired aged 99 in 1960.

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He died aged 91 at Campertown where he had spent all his life, in 1968.

Nellie Eliza Aspland

Nellie was the second daughter and third child to Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa and William Aspland and born on 18 January 1880 at Camperdown.

On 26 April 1905 she married Walter Oakley in the Camperdown Methodist church.

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They had six children (1) Reginald; (2) Lynda; (3) Lorraine; (4) Evelyn; (5) Allen; (6) Clarissa.

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Both Neville and her husband Walter died in 1974, aged 94.

 

Doris Jean Woodmason

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Joan Allbut Woodmason was the eldest daughter to Arthur and Doris Jean Woodmason, of Colac, Victoria and was born on 27 January 1927. Her mother was the youngest daughter of Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa and William Aspland (see above) who in turn was the eldest daughter of Mary Ann Martin, daughter of Matthew Farndale.

She married John P Dunstand, a dairy farmer and they had 4 children (1) John Richard born 1956; (2) Stuart Farndale, born 1958; (3) Elwynne Elizabeth born 1960 and (4) Rowena Doris born 1962.

The fifth generation

Joan Dunstan

Joan Dunstan took a great interest in the family history and has provided most of the information on this page, to my father, Martin Farndale. She is the fifth generation from Matthew Farndale.

The Dunstan family on 1 June 1979 at Stuartís 21st birthday party.

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Joan†††††††††††††† Elwynne (19)

 

The Dunstan Family June 1983

Elwynne, Jack, Joan, Stuart (on their return to Australia after three years in England)

 

Postscript

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