Master mariner of Whitby, whose wife was a lodge house keeper

 

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William Farndale
11 November 1825 to 6 March 1887

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Born

 

William Farndale, son of John Christopher & Ann Farndale, (FAR00244) painter, baptised Whitby: born 11 Nov 1825. Baptised 17 November 1825.

(Whitby PR & IGI)


Married

William Farndale aged 27, a bachelor, Master Mariner of Pier, Whitby, son of John Christopher Farndale, Master Mariner, married by licence Ann Brown aged 26, spinster of West Cliff, Whitby, daughter of Thomas Brown, Master Mariner at the Parish Church Whitby on 7 Jul 1853. William and Ann signed. Witnesses, Thomas Farndale (see Note 300 - brother?), William White and Mary Coulson. James Davidson, Curate.

(MC)


Family

John Farndale, son; u/m; age 6; born Ruswarp; (ie born 15 Jun 1854) (FAR00405).

 

Jane Farndale, daughter of William and Ann Farndale, born Ruswarp 19 Oct 1856 (FAR00422).

Maria J Farndale, niece; age 4; b Middlesbro’ (ie born 1867) (FAR00485).


 

Lived

 

Census 1861 - Ruswarp, Whitby;

 Ann Farndale, head; marr; age 34; Master Mariner’s wife; born Eryholm (ie born 1825).

John Farndale, son; u/m; age 6; born Ruswarp; (ie born 15 Jun 1854) (FAR00405).

Jane Farndale, daughter ;u/m; age 4; born Ruswarp; (ie born 19 Oct 1856) (FAR00422).

[Note; Presume William, Master Mariner, at sea].


 

Census 1871 - Ruswarp, Whitby:

William Farndale, head; marr; age 45; Master Mariner; born Whitby, (ie born 1826).

Ann Farndale, wife; marr; age 44; lodge house keeper; born Low Hail Durham; (ie born 1827).

John T Farndale, son; u/m; age 16; b Whitby; (ie born 1855) (FAR00405).

Jane Farndale, daughter; u/m; age 14; born Whitby; (ie born1857) (FAR00422).

Maria J Farndale, niece; age 4; b Middlesbro’ (ie born 1867) (FAR00485).


Census 1881 – 3 North Terrace, Ruswarp, Whitby:

William Farndale, head; marr; age 55; Master Mariner; born Whitby, (ie born 1826).

Ann Farndale, wife; marr; age 54; born Hurwith Durham; (ie born 1827).

Jane Farndale, daughter; u/m; age 24; born Whitby; (ie born1857) (FAR00422).

Maria J Farndale, niece; age 14; b Middlesbro’ (ie born 1867) (FAR00485).

 

 

Died

William Farndale died Whitby aged 62, First Quarter 1887.

(ie born 1825).

(DR)

 

 

Farndale, William. Personal Estate £269 10s. 2 April 1887. The Will of William Farndale late of Whitby in the County of York Master Mariner late of Whitby who died 6 March 1887 at Whitby and proved at York by Ann Farndale of 3 North Terrace, West Cliff, Whitby, Widow, the Relict, the Sole Executrix.

 

The purchasing value of £269 in 1887 is £36,000 in 2021.


Gravestone Whitby Church:

‘William Farndale, died 3 March 1887, aged 62, also Ann Farndale died 16 Oct 1865, aged 70 (his mother see 244?), and Ann Farndale, died 1888 aged 62 (his wife).’

(Mon R)

 

His wife, Ann Farndale, died 22 May 1888:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

master mariner is a licensed mariner who holds the highest grade of seafarer qualification; namely, an unlimited master's license. Such a license is labelled unlimited because it has no limits on the tonnage, power, or geographic location of the vessel that the holder of the license is allowed to serve upon. A master mariner would therefore be allowed to serve as the master of a merchant ship of any size, of any type, operating anywhere in the world, and it reflects the highest level of professional qualification amongst mariners and deck officers.

 

The term master mariner has been in use at least since the 13th century, reflecting the fact that in guild or livery company terms, such a person was a master craftsman in this specific profession (e.g., master carpenter, master blacksmith).

 

The Extra Master's qualification (issued only in the United Kingdom), which was discontinued in the 1990s, used to be the highest professional qualification and it was the pinnacle for any mariner to achieve. There are also various other levels of master's certificates, which may be restricted or limited to home trade/near coastal voyages and/or by gross tonnage. The holder of a restricted master's certificate is not referred to as a "master mariner".

In the British Merchant Navy a master mariner who has sailed in command of an ocean-going merchant ship will be titled captain. A professional seafarer who holds a restricted or limited master's certificate who has sailed in command of a ship (i.e. appropriate to the size, power or geographic limits of their certificate) can also be titled captain

 The purchasing value of £351 in 1888 is £47,000 in 2021.