John Farndale
27 November 1836 to 21 February 1909










Printerís apprentice before he emigrated to Ontario (possibly via Australia) 


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John George Farndale son of John & Martha Farndale (FAR00217) of Skelton Barnes, baptised, Skelton.

(Skelton PR & IGI)

There is more information about the Ontario Farndales




Census 1841 - Long Newton, Stockton:

John George Farndale, aged 5; son of John Farndale (FAR00217); born York, (ie born1836).


Census 1851 - Skelton:

John George Farndale, age 14; printerís apprentice at Skelton; lodger to Timothy Robinson; born Skelton, (ie born 1836).


Military Service

John George Farndale, a soldier in The Crimea. See letters. Aged about 17.


Service: About 1853-56 in the Crimea in the 28th of Foot a Yorkshire Regiment.


We are still trying to track down his service. We have a copy of part of a letter he wrote to his father from the Crimeas. There is some evidence that he was in the Guards.


My father was in touch with his descendants and we have much of his life story, but none of us can get much as yet about his military service.

(Family letters)


See also the military Farndales.


John George Farndale, went to Canada in 1870 and there is an un-substantiated story that he went to Australia first. He lived the rest of his life in Ontario Canada.

John George Farndale visited England twice in 1890 and in 1901. See Letters.

(Family letters)


John George Farndale, aged 33, (must have been 43?), a Methodist, son of John and Martha Farndale, of Yorkshire, England (FAR00217), married Elizabeth Sanderson aged 27, a Methodist, daughter of Richard and Martha Sanderson of Vaughan, Ontario, at Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, on 24th March 1880. Witnesses Thomas and Jane Sanderson. The Rev J Thompson officiated.



Charles Farndale, born Ontario in 1881 (FAR00572).

George Farndale, born Ontario in 1882 (FAR00580).

Albert Farndale, born Ontario 1884 (FAR00598).

Mark Farndale, born Ontario 1885 (FAR00603).

Martha Teresa Farndale, born Ontario 1887 (FAR00624).

Ann Maria Farndale, born Ontario 1889 (FAR00636).

(Family letters)


John George Farndale, died on 21st February 1909 at Chinquacousy, Ontario aged 72, a widower, farm labourer of Yorkshire, England.


Buried: John George Farndale, buried at Brampton Cemetery, Ontario with his wife Elizabeth and his daughter Martha Teresa, who died on 7th January 1986, aged 99, a spinster.

(Burial Records)






A group of people posing for a photo

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This photograph is of John George Farndale and his family taken in about 1887 in Canada - his family left to right are George, Teresa, Mark, Charles and Albert