Martin and Catherine were
still living at Kilton
Thorpe when their eldest son, John, was born on Christmas Eve 1877. Very
little is known about him. He must have moved to Tranmire
with his parents in about 1881 and then to Tidkinhow
in about 1883, where he was brought up. He almost certainly went to school at
then at Boosbeck.
He appears to have worked in the mines
locally and was involved in an accident which damaged his leg for life. He
then worked locally on farms. He used to say that he remembered driving sheep
from Tranmire to Tidkinhowe.
He married Elsie Maude Hammond in June 1928 and in January 1928, he took over
Tidkinhow Farm when his father died. He
farmed there until he retired in the 1960s. His wife, Elsie, became ill soon
after they moved to 14 Walton Terrace at Guisborough.
She died shortly afterwards. John lived at Guisborough
and was looked after by relatives. He spent his last few years in a cottage
near Stapleton where he was nearer to relatives, particularly Margaret
Shields, eldest daughter of his sister Lynn. He died aged 94 in 1971 and was
cremated in Darlington crematorium.
His wife, Elsie, had been cremated at Stockton
John Farndale son of Martin
and Catherine Jane (nee Lindsay) Farndale (FAR00364) of Kilton Thorpe,
(BR, PR and DR)
John Farndale registered Guisbro District Jan-Mar
(GRO Vol 9d page 475? - 1837 online)
baptised 17 Feb 1878.
Census 1881 - No 2 Kilton Thorpe:
John Farndale. Son of Martin
and Catherine Farndale (FAR00364) of No 2 Kilton Thorpe, age 3, born Kilton.
John Farndale, married Elsie Maude Hammond? at Ripon June 1928. They had no
John Farndale, lived at Tidkinhow Farm
Guisborough throughout his life until he and Elsie retired to a small house
at 14, Walton Street, Guisborough. They were there in 1954. Elsie died about
1970 and John went to live at a bungalow near Tancred Grange and was looked
after by the family of his sister Lynn.
John Farndale, born 24 Dec 1877. Died Darlington
29 April 1970 age 93, (ie born 1877).
Farndale, the last Farndale of Tidknhow