James Farndale
16 June 1895 to 12 March 1977

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Worked in animal husbandry and served with animals in both world wars

Later, a cartman


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James Farndale, son of Thomas and Sarah (nee Pugh) Farndale (FAR00474) born Doncaster District. Baptised on 30 June 1895 at Wadworth, 5km SW of Doncaster. Thomas, his father, was a labourer when he was born.


James Farndale registered Doncaster District Jul-Sep 1895

(GRO Vol 9c page 777)





1901 Census, Witterby Gardens, Headlam, Barnard Castle, Durham


Thomas Farndale, head, stocksman, born Hutton Ambro, aged 35 (so born 1865) (FAR00474)


Sarah Farndale, aged 36


Robert William Farndale (FAR00662), son, aged 7


James Farndale, son, aged 5


Sarah E Farndale, daughter, aged 2



1911 Census – West Moor, Crathorne Yarm, Crathorne


James Farndale, 15, born Wadworth, a farm servant on the Harrison farm.



Military Service:

Service Numbers: 19832 and 35864


19832 Private James Farndale 1st Devonshire Regiment later 35864 of the Wiltshire Regiment, awarded the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the 1914 -15 Star. Served in Egypt in 1915.

(Medal Roll)



James Farndale, married Mary A Fairburn in the first quarter of 1920 at Middlesbrough District.



Letter from his relatives: "James Farndale, was my husband’s father and was born on 16 Jun 1895 at Wadsworth Lincs. He went to school at Hareworth. He worked at animal husbandry and served in both World Wars. In WW1 he tended the horses. His war service was 31 Aug 1914 to 10 Mar 1919 and from 1939 to 1941. He married Mary Fairburn and they had nine children."


James Farndale, born Wadworth on 26 Jun 1920 (FAR00863).

Rubina Farndale, born 16 Aug 1921 (FAR00873).

George T Farndale, born?? (died, 1926) (FAR00888).

Frederick Farndale born 20 Nov 1925 (FAR00898).

Clifford Farndale, born 28 Apr 1927 at Thornaby, (FAR00903).

Lillian Farndale, born 15 May 1934 (FAR00933).

Keith Farndale, born 21 Jun 1936 (FAR00945).

Rosalie Farndale, born 21 Mar 1940 (FAR00961).

Harold Farndale, born 31 Aug 1943 (FAR00987).




1921 Census – Thornaby


George Fairburn, James’ father in law, 50, a shipyard plater at Richardson Dock Shipbuilders (out of work), Thornaby on Tees

Rose Fairburn, his wife, 52, a pottery turner

Three Fairburn children

James Farndale, 26, born Wadworth, a cartman with ID Harrison, Carting Contractor, Middlesbrough on Tees

Mary Ann Farndale, 20, his wife

James Farndale, their son, 11 months, born Wadworth


1939 census – 23 Pottery Street, Thornaby


Record not available

Mary A Farndale, born 30 May 1902, married, unpaid domestic duties

Frederick J Farndale, born 20 November 1926, single, at school

Two more Records not available

Keith Farndale, born 21 June 1936, under school age






James Farndale, born 16 Jun 1895. Died 12 Mar 1977 age 81 at Thornaby, C Cleveland District.



James Farndale

 Mary Ann Farndale, died C Cleveland District 1986, born 30 May 1902.