Miner of West Hartlepool for was killed aged 37 by a fall of iron stone at the Poston Mines, Ormsby, Middlesborough




John Henry Farndale
13 April 1828 to 9 March 1866

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John Henry Farndale, son of Henry & Elizabeth Farndale, (FAR00229) labourer, baptised 13 April 1828, Stainton-in- Cleveland.

(Stainton PR & IGI)

When John Henry Farndale was born in 1828, his father, Henry, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth nee Appleton, was 30.




Census 1841 – Kirk Leavington







He married Sarah A Walker on 29 December 1862 in Hartlepool, Durham


John Farndale aged 30 bachelor, miner of West Hartlepool son of Henry Farndale (see Note 229) a farming man, married Sarah Walker aged 27, by banns, a spinster of West Hartlepool daughter of John Walker a stonemason at the Parish Church, West Hartlepool, on 29 Dec 1862. John made his mark, Sarah signed. Witnesses Solomon Foy and Margaret Walker. JG Rowe, Vicar.








Edith Emily Farndale (FAR00546), born March 1877 is referred to as the granddaughter of George’s widow’s father in 1881.



He died on 9 March 1866 in Ormesby, Yorkshire, at the age of 38.


John Henry Farndale aged 37 a miner accidentally killed by a fall of iron stone at the Poston Mines, Ormsby on 9 Mar 1866. (ie born 1829). Inquest held on 10 Mar 1866.


John H Farndale, died Guisborough District aged 37. Mar 1866.



Buried on 11 March 1866 at Christchurch, Eston.Abode shown as Ormesby.


The incident seems to have been an isolated accident, since the records do not show it as a mining disaster event - http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/o902.htm


Family after he died


Census 1881 - 19 North Street, Loftus:

William Walker; head; marr; age 73; born Loftus.

Sarah Walker; wife; age 70; b Loftus.

Edith E Farndale, grand-daughter; born Loftus


William Walker was the manager of Ormesby mines after John’s death:


Manager - 1878-1881

 Walker, William

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