Clerk and Accountant of Middlesborough who went to USA in 1907 and 1925


William George Farndale
20 September 1868 to 9 March 1950

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William George Farndale, born Guisborough District, baptised 20 Sep at Loftus, son of George and Hannah Farndale (FAR00350).

(BR & IGI)

William George Farndale registered Guisbro District Jul to Sep 1868

(GRO Vol 9d page 439? - 1837 online)




Census 1871 - Lamb’s Lane Loftus

William George Farndale, son of George and Hannah Farndale (FAR00350) of Lamb’s Lane, Lofthouse, age 2, born Lofthouse.


Census 1881 - 4, Liverton Terrace, Liverton

William George Farndale, son of George and Hannah Farndale, a miner, of 4, Liverton Terrace, Liverton, age 12, a scholar, born Loftus.

Census 1891 – 59 Gannet Street, Middlesborough


Now aged 22


Census 1901 – 60 Springhill, ‘California’, Great Ayton


William George Farndale, head of household, aged 32, an assistant bookkeeper


Annie Emma, wife aged 33







William Farndale aged 23, a bachelor, a clerk of Middlesborough, son of George Farndale, a joiner, married Annie Emma Bell aged 24 a spinster of Loftus, daughter of William Bell, deceased, an iron worker at the Parish Church Loftus, on 16 Apr 1892. William and Annie both signed. Witnesses, Thomas henry Thomas, Eliza Mary Bell and John Walton Harrison. Arthur H Cummings was Rector. (ie William born in 1868/9).



Travels to North America

Went to USA 1907

The Ellis Island Website shows William George and Annie E Farndale both of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, travelled to USA arriving on 15 April 1907 on board the Cedric. They had departed from Liverpool. These records show people who emigrated to USA to work and make money, to improve their position at home - many later returned (as did William). The immigration centre at Ellis island processed all people who entered USA from the west. More information about Ellis Island can be found at the web-site.


There is another undated record of a journey on a Cunard ship from Montreal to Plymouth:



He is then shown travelling  from Southampton to New York on 14 October 1925. He lived at 46 Byelands Street, Grove Hill, Middlesborough. He was an accountant.





William Farndale, age 40 at Guisborough District Sep 1908, (ie born 1868). This must be wrong see above.




Alternative record - 9 March 1950