Servant, miller, farm labourer and jet miner of Middlesborough (Nunthorpe)

A jet miner at Eston


William Appleton Farndale
29 June 1823 (Baptised) to 5 January 1908

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The census showing William was born in Northallerton doesn’t make sense, but I can find no William born in Northallerton around 1823.

This record could do with a bit more checking, but seems generally correct.  


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William Farndale, son of Henry & Elizabeth Farndale (FAR00229) Nunthorpe, labourer, baptised, Great Ayton. Baptised 29 June 1823.

(PR & IGI)


This must be William Appleton Farndale and his mother Elizabeth’s maiden name was Appleton.




Census 1841 - Nunthorpe:

William Farndale, age18; servant at Marton Moor House; born in Yorks; (ie 1823).

Married 1

William Farndale of full age, a bachelor, a miller of Hilton Mill son of Henry Farndale a labourer, married by banns Jane Campbell of full age, a spinster of Redmarshall, Nr Hilton, daughter of John Campbell, a shoemaker at the Parish Church Hilton by banns, on 18 Feb 1846.William signed, Jane made her mark: Richard Farndale (FAR00288?) and Ann Farndale (FAR00278?) were witnesses. Robert Fawcitt, Curate. (William age 23).


Jane Campbell died in 1861.







Census 1851 - Hilton:

William Farndale, head; marr; age 27; farm labourer; born Nunthorpe; (1824).

Jane Farndale, wife; marr; age 32; born Hartlepool, County Durham; (1819).



Jane Farndale died at Broughton and buried on 2 March 1870, aged 57.




Married 2

Married Ann Robson (Born Sedgefield, Durham in 1847 and died Clifton, York, 1905). Whilst the record of this marriage has not been found, they must have married between 1862 to 1867.







Census 1871 - 11 Stead’s buildings, Eston;

William Farndale, Head; marr; age 48; jet miner; employed 3 men; born Northallerton (?) (ie 1823).

Ann Robson Farndale, wife (2nd?); marr; age 25;b Sedgefield (1846).

John George Johnson, son?; age 4; b Guisborough (1867). He is recorded as ‘son’ on the record, but on checking he was born Johnson and there was no John George Farndale found, so this must have been another relative?

Mary Ann Farndale, daughter; age 1; born Eston; (1870) (FAR00507).

Census 1891 – Great Little Broughton, West Side, Stokesley


William Farndale, head, aged 80, agricultural labourer


Ann Farndale, wife aged 44


Joseph Farndale, son, aged 17, agricultural labourer (ie born 1874)



Census 1901 – Great and Little Broughton

William Farndale, head, farm labourer and gardener


Ann Farndale


William Farndale, aged 9


Joseph Farndale, aged 28, bricklayer and labourer



Mary Ann Farndale, daughter; age 1; born Eston; (1871 - 1874) (FAR00507).


William Henry Farndale, 1872 – 1874 (FAR00516)


Joseph Farndale (1874 to 1874) (FAR00524A)


Margaret Ann Farndale (1876 – 1885) (FAR00541)


William Farndale (FAR00651), son of William Appleton Farndale, farm labourer of Great Broughton, near Stokesley and Ann Farndale, formerly Robson, born Broughton 2 Feb 1892.


The Broughton link ties up with the 1891 and 1901 Census records being him.


Although William was aged 69 by this time, I think William’s full name was indeed William Appleton Farndale as Appleton was the maiden name of his mother and this matches with Ann Robson.


(Stokesley PR)





William A Farndale, died aged 86 Stokesley District Mar 1908. Died 5 January 1908. Farm labourer. Buried 8 January 1908 at St Augustine, Kirby in Cleveland.























































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