William Farndale, son of William Farndale (FAR00123)
William Farndale married Hannah
Toes both of Lythe Parish at Lythe
Parish Church, by Banns on 14 Apr 1761. Witnesses; William Toes, John Stangoe. He would be 22 years old.
Mary Farndale, daughter of William
and Hannah Farndale of Barnby, baptised at Lythe Parish Church 28 Jan 1763 (FAR00186).
Mary Farndale daughter of William
and Hannah Farndale of Barnaby baptised Lythe Jan
Hannah Farndale, daughter of
William Farndale of Loftus, baptised Loftus14 Sep 1767 (FAR00191).
William Farndale, son of William
Farndale of Loftus, baptised 12 Aug 1770 (FAR00194).
John Farndale, son of William
Farndale of Loftus, baptised 27 Oct 1772 (FAR00196).
1781. ‘At this Court Leet William Farndale was elected and sworn as
Constable for the year for South and North Loftus.’
(Loftus Manorial Papers)
1784. Entry exactly as above.
Freeholders and Tenants - South
and North Loftus;
William and John (FAR00168)
Farndale- f’holders S Loftus
William and John (FAR00168) Farndale
-f’holders S Loftus
William and John (FAR00168) Farndale -
tenants N Loftus
1803. John Farndale (FAR00168) -
tenant N Loftus.
1818. John Farndale (FAR00168) - f’holder N Loftus.
1830. John Farndale (FAR00168) - f’holder but entry crossed out.
1831. No Farndales mentioned.
William was the eldest brother,
and John the youngest (fifth).
It seems that William and John Farndale lived in South Loftus from 1778 to 1790 as freeholders.
William was no longer there in 1803. He died in
1813. John seems to have bought property in 1817 Loftus and is shown as a
freeholder from 1817 to 1830. His name is crossed out in 1830 when he either
left or died.
Hannah Farndale, aged 69, buried
Loftus, 29 Dec 1801. Thus she was born in1732 and
was older than her husband. She would have been 29 at her wedding.
William Farndale, of Lofthouse, aged 75, buried Loftus 19 Jun 1813
(Loftus PR & IGI)
Law enforcement and policing
during the 1500's, and earlier, were not administrated nationally, instead
they were organised by local communities such as town
authorities. Within local areas, a constable could
be attested by two or more Justices of the Peace, a procedure that some
sources say had its roots in an Act of the Parliament of England of 1673. From
the 1730s, local improvement Acts made by town authorities often included
provision for paid watchmen or constables to patrol
towns at night, while rural areas had to rely on more informal arrangements.
In 1737, an Act of Parliament was
passed "for better regulating the Night Watch" of the City of London which
specified the number of paid constables that should be on duty each
night. Henry Fielding established the Bow Street Runners in 1749; between 1754
and 1780, Sir John Fielding reorganised Bow Street
like a police station, with a team of efficient, paid constables