William Farndale son of John & Grace Farndale
(FAR00143) baptised, Brotton.
(BR & IGI)
William Farndale and Mary Ferguson both of this Chapelry were married in this
by banns this 20th Day of September 1789 by J Parrington, Minister.(Signed by
William; Mary made her mark). In the presence of John Farndale and William
Webster. (William would be 29).
George Farndale, born Brotton
1 Dec1789 (FAR00215)
John Farndale, born Brotton
15 Aug 1791 (FAR00217)
William Farndale, born Brotton
3 Nov1793 (FAR00223).
Matthew Farndale, born Brotton
3 Nov1793 (FAR00225).
Mary Farndale, born Brotton
9 Oct 1796 (FAR00232)
Martin Farndale, born Brotton
11 Aug 1798 (FAR00236).
Anna Farndale, born Brotton
17 May1801 (FAR00242)
Elizabeth Farndale, born Brotton
6 May 1804 (FAR00246).
Skelton Parish Church Warden’s accounts
1818 - 1825
1818 Assessment for bread and wine expenses
rate 10d per house and 6d per oxgang.
Farndale, 3 oxgangs……..3s
1819 Cost of plastering north side of parish
@ rate 1 1/2d per £1.
Farndale, 3 oxgangs ……9s 3d
1820 Assessments for bread and wine @ 15d
house and 6d per oxgang.
Farndale, 3 oxgangs……2s 9d
1821 Detail as for 1820.
1822 Rates increased to 18d per house and 8d
Farndale, 3 oxgangs…….4s 6d
1823 Rates decreased to 12d per house and 6d
Farndale, 4 oxgangs……3s
1824 Rates were 13d per house and 8d per
Farndale, with 4 oxgang….3s 9d
There are no further payments by William after 1824, but John, his son, by
then at Skelton Barnes Farm, begins payments, see FAR00217.
William Farndale, 80, Farmer Born in county (1760).
Mary Farndale, 80, Born in county (1761)
Anna Farndale, 35, Born in county (1806) (FAR00242)
Robert Farndale, 11, Born in county (1830) (FAR00307), son of William’s
eldest son George above.
Note: Samuel Okey paid bills in 1847 for collecting iron stone from
below the cliffs at Saltburn and for gathering and leading stone and
for horse hire as follows to;
William Farndale, 4 days at 7s =
William Farndale, 1 day at 5s =
certainly this William?)
In the Return dated 5th Oct 1801 under the National Defence
Act to list all those between the ages of 15 and 60 capable of active service
lists both William Farndale who would be aged 43 and John Farndale jnr who would be 46.
John Farndale, his son writes in his ‘Kilton, this
Ancient Hamlet of Old.; ‘…..connected with the castle is Kilton Lodge which my father pulled down to build a
… And now we come to our
grandfather’s and father and mother, William and Mary Farndale, and their
seven children’s birth place; farmers and merchants of wood, rods, coals,
salting bacon; church people. And those premises are held by our youngest
brother, held from generation to generation this two
hundred years. Springing from
this roof may be said to be forty Farndales of this last generation…..’
John Farndale writes in his booklet ‘
A Guide to Saltburn by the Sea;’ At Cat Nab…..What
activity there was then at this place, when a vessel lay on the beach to be
loaded with rods, which were bought to the seaside in wagons accompanied by
eight or ten men under the suprintendence of my
father, William Farndale, well known to John Wharton Esq who by the sale of
these rods received many hundreds of pounds.’
John Farndale writes in his booklet, ‘The History of Kilton;’
‘…..Then again I see old Cat Nab, where I have seen piled up thousands of
bundles of rods for the northern pits. I
can imagine I see old William Farndale and his host of men and wagons loading
with rods the sloop, ‘The Two Brothers’ and after dining together at
David Latter’s little public house when perhaps another vessel appeared for
the next tide following and those chosen handymen failed not to be in time
and on the spot when all must be done before old Neptune came creeping round,
but oft time Billy and Farmer have been belly deep, yet the work must be
done. This was in Old Saltburn’s prosperity, when
gin could be got for a penny a glass, real Hollands. In former days there
were seen oft times near Old Saltburn, two or three
luggers at a time laden with contraband goods and
the song of the crews used to be;
‘If ever we should the Scottish Coast hie,
We’ll mak Capt
Oggleby, the King’s cutter fly.’
In a Skelton Estate Terrier dated 1804
William Farndale is shown as a tenant of 110 acres . He is shown paying £125
Overseer’s Accounts; William Farndale first appears in these accounts in 1798
1798. Disbursements of Ralph Mitchell and William Farndale for the relief of
the poor of Kilton.
1799. As above.
1800. As above.
In 1802 he is shown as paying………..£8 0s 8d
is paid 3/6d for jornals.
In 1803 he signs the accounts along with others.
In 1804 he signs the accounts along with others.
In 1804 he pays……………………£11 5s 0d
In 1805 he pays……………………£15 0s 0d
In 1806 he pays……………………£12 10s 0d
In 1807 he pays……………………£11 5s 0d
signs the account among others.
In 1808 he pays……………………£11 5s 0d
In 1809 he pays……………………£11 5s 0d
In 1810 and 1811 the accounts are again made out
his name with William Wood.
In 1811 he pays…………………….£14 1s 3d
April 1812 he is paid 4/6d and again
for going to Guisborough.
In 1812 he signed the accounts.
In 1813 he pays…………………£11 14s 41/2d
also signed the accounts.
In 1814 he signed the accounts.
In 1815 he pays £14 1s 3d based on the sum of
10s 0d he is paid 5/- for expenses
In 1816 he pays £14 1s 3d based on the sum of
10s 0d he signed the accounts and is
5s foe expeses.
In 1817 he pays £17 3s 9d based on the sum of
10s 0d, he signed the accounts.
In 1818 he pays £14 1s 3d based on the sum of
10s 0d, he signed the accounts.
In 1819 he pays £14 1s 3d based on the sum of
10s 0d he signed the accounts.
In 1820 the accounts are again made out in his
with Ralph Robson.
In 1821 he pays £14 1s 0d based on the sum of
10s 0d.- in Oct he was paid 2/6d for
for William Porritt’s house.
In 1822 he signed the accounts.
In 1824 he was paid 10/6d for shirts and he
Skelton Estate Account for the half Year, ending Michaelmus
Freeholders Tithes - Brotton;
John Farndale (177): One Year due £2 7s 0d. Paid.
William Farndale: Half Year due £225 0s 0d. Paid.
Tenants of Kilton;
John Farndale, Arrears due Ladyday 1820 £19. Half
Year due Michaemus 1820 £59 10s. Received £65 10s.
Arrears due, Michaelmus 1820 - £14 0s 0d.
William Farndale, Half Yearly due Michaelmus 1820 -
£165 0s 0d, Paid.
1821 2 April. By cash to John Wharton Esq, part of John Farndale’s
arrears, £5 0s 0d.
Kilton Constables Account;
William Farndale is mentioned first;
in 1827 as paying £3 2s 6d and he signed
in 1828 he paid £4 13s 9d
in 1829 he paid £3 10s 3 3/4d
in 1830 he paid £3 2s 6d
in 1831 he paid £3 2s 6d
in 1832 he paid £3 18s 1 1/2d
Kilton Churchwarden’s Accounts;
William Farndale first appears in these accounts in 1803 when, along with
Matthew Young, he signs them.
-in 1804, along with John Farndale he
donated 6/3d and signed the
-in 1805, along with John Farndale he
donated 9/4 1/2d and signed the
in 1806 as for 1805.
in 1807 as for 1805 but sum of 12/6d.
in 1808 as for 1805.
in 1809 as for 1805.
in 1810 he pays 11/8 1/2d and signed the
in 1811 he pays 19/6 1/4d.
in 1812 he pays 15/7 1/2d.
in 1813 he pays 3/11d.
in 1814 he pays 11/8 1/4d.
in 1815 he pays 2/4d.
in 1816 he pays 2/4d.
in 1819 he pays 15/7 1/2d.
in 1820 he pays 7/9 3/4d.
in 1822 he pays 7/9 3/4d.
in 1823 he pays£1 3s 5 1/2d
in 1825 he pays 15/7 1/2d and signed the
in 1829 he pays 7/9 3/4d.
-in 1830 he pays 7/9 3/4d.
-in 1831 he pays 15/7 1/2d.
(DC & PR)
Mary Farndale of Craggs buried, Brotton, aged 84, on 1 Mar 1843. (Therefore born
1759; ties up with Census 1841). Note also; ‘Mary, wife of William Farndale
of Brotton buried Brotton,
aged 81, on 28 Mar 1843. She died on the 25th and Robert Farndale was present
at the death. He made his mark.
Farndale, William’s son writes in his personal Memoirs 1876, ‘ Next was our dear mother (Mary Farndale, nee Ferguson).
She died in the Lord happy. Some days before she died
she had vision, ‘caught up in rapture
at the Gates of the new Jerusalem. At the last door she was to go home and
await her call.’ She died happy in her 83rd year. Then our dear father
(William Farndale) in his 84th year, also a praying man all his life long. He
also died in the faith.
But see Mary Farndale (FAR00179)
born and died these dates - still to identify who's who
William Farndale aged 86, farmer, died at Seamer of Infirmities of old age, 5
Mar 1846. William Philips was present at the death.
(GRO Vol 24, page 371 (findmypast online));
William Farndale death registered Stokesley District Jan-Mar 1846
William Farndale of Seamer buried, Brotton, aged 86, 11 Mar 1846. (Therefore born,
Churchyard Census 1985;
‘Erected to the memory of William Farndale who died March 5th1846 years aged
86. Also Mary Farndale his wife who died March 25th
1843 aged 82 years.’
Will of William Farndale;
This is the Last Will and Testament
of me William Farndale, late of Brotton in the
County of York but now of Seamer in the said County, Yeoman, made this first
day of January One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Six.
I direct my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid by
my executor and herinafter named out of any part or
parts of my personal estate. I give and bequeath my silver watch unto my
Grandson Robert Farndale. I give and bequeath unto my son Matthew Farndale
the sum of twenty pounds Upon Trust to layout and expend the same in clothing
to and for the use of my said Grandson Robert Farndale during his
apprenticeship at such times and in such manner as my said son the said
Matthew Farndale shall think proper and expedient. And I give and bequeath
unto my sons John Farndale, the said Matthew Farndale and Martin Farndale,
the sum of One Hundred pounds upon trust to apply the same, or any interest
which may arise therefrom in case my said three sons should place out or
invest the said sum of One Hundred pounds at interest in providing Board
Lodging Clothing or Medical attendance to and for my son George Farndale at
such times and in such manner as my said three children shall think proper,
provided always, and I declare and direct that in case my said three sons,
the said John Farndale, Matthew Farndale and Martin Farndale shall think it
expedient to lay out or expend the said sum of One Hundred pounds in any
other manner than is hereinbefore mentioned, in favour
of my said son George Farndale. I hereby authorise
and empower them so to do, it being my Will and intention that my said three
sons shall have the complete control, management and expenditure of the said
principle sum of One Hundred pounds and interest if any. And I declare and
direct that in case the said principle sum of One Hundred pounds and
interest, or any part or parts thereof shall not be expended by my said three
sons at the time of the decease of my said son George Farndale, then, and in
that case, I give and bequeath the same to the children of my said son George
Farndale to be divided equally between and amongst them. I give and bequeath
all my ready money and money upon note and other securities and all other my
personal estate and effects of whatever nature or kind so ever (except my
silver watch which is hereinbefore bequeathed to my Grandson Robert
Farndale), unto my said son the said Matthew Farndale, his executors,
administrators and assigns upon trust to convert the same into money and
after paying thereout my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and
the said sums of twenty pounds and One Hundred pounds hereinbefore by me
bequeathed upon trust to pay unto my daughter Anna Philips the legacy or sum
of Two Hundred and Fifty pounds at the expiration of twelve calendar months
next after my decease, with interest up to the payment thereof after the rate
of three pounds per cent per annum. And as to the ultimate residue or surplus
of the money to arise and be produced from my said personal estate and all my
effects, I give and bequeath the same to my said sons John Farndale, Matthew
Farndale and Martin Farndale and my said daughter Anna Philips equally to be
divided between and amongst them, their respective Executors, Administrators
and Assigns. I appoint my said son the said Matthew Farndale Sole Executor of
this my Will and I give and devise to the said Matthew Farndale his heirs and
assigns all such real estates as are now or shall ever be vested in me by way
of mortgage, in order to enable him and them with the greater ease and
convenience to recover and get in the money secured thereby for the purposes
of this my Will. And I give to the said Matthew Farndale his heirs and
assigns all such estates as are now vested in me upon any trust or trusts, to
hold the same to the said Matthew Farndale his heirs and assigns upon the
trusts affecting the same. And I declare and direct that my said trustees and
Executor, their respective heirs and executors and administrators shall not
be charged or chargeable with or for any sum or sums of money other than what
they shall respectively actually receive by virtue of the trusts in them
hereby reposed and notwithstanding they or any of them shall join in any
receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity and that one of them shall not
be accountable for the others or other of them or for the acts, receipts ,
neglects or defaults of the other of them and by no means for involuntary
losses they respectively shall and may retain and be allowed out of the trust
monies and premises, all reasonable costs and charges for their journies, attendances and trouble in the execution of the
trusts hereby in them vested or in any way in relation thereto. And I hereby
revoke all former Wills, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal, the day and year first herein written.
Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the said Testator, William Farndale
as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his
presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names as Witnesses.
died happy after a vision