This medieval period precedes the time to when we can establish direct links. But many of these records will nonetheless be records of our common ancestors in the years before Nicholas.

 

The Farndale Directory
Volume 1
1150-1500 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References to Farndales born during the period 1150 to 1500 and the area where they lived

(In this earlier period, sometimes the reference is to activities during the period, rather than to date of birth)

 

 

 

 

You will also find a history of the Farndales during this period at the following links:

 

Chapter 1 - The Beginnings - the Middle Ages, 1154-1400

 

Chapter 2 - The Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, 1400-1600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Each volume of the Farndale directory provides a direct link to individual Farndales born during the period. This page provides a chronological list of Farndales born during the period. To the right of the page, you will also see a timeline of historic events that were taking place at the time, to provide some context.

 

Click on the individual Farndale you are interested in. Within individual entries hyperlinks will enable you to move directly to related family.

 

Click on the links below for detailed information during this period.

To go back even further in time, click here:              

 

 

 

 

 

FAR00001 - Earliest References

What we know about Farndale before and at the time of the Norman Conquest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAR00002 - Rievaulx Chartulary, 1154

Reference to Edmund the Hermit who lived in Farndale.

 

A gift of land in Farndale to the abbots of Rievaulx.

1066 The Norman Conquest

 

 

 

 

 

The Plantagenets, 1154-1399

 

Henry II, 1154-1189

 

Richard I, 1189-1199

 

King John, 1199-1216

 

 

Magna Carta, 1215

 

 

Henry III, 1216-1272

 

FAR00003 - The forest of Farndale, 1209-1211

Rights to Nicholas de Stuteville in the Royal Forest of Farndale.

 

 

FAR00004 - The forest of Farndale, 1229-1255

More reference to the Royal Forest of Farndale.

 

 

FAR00005 - Pastures at Farendal, 1225 and 1227

 

 

FAR00006 - Nicholas de Farndale, 1230

The first personal name linked to Farndale.

 

 

FAR00007 - Passage of cattle rights, 1233

 

 

FAR00008 - Peter de Farndale, 1238

 

FAR00009 - William the smith of Farndale, 1240

 

 

FAR00010 - John the Shepherd of Farndale, 1250

 

 

FAR00011 - Alan son of Nicholas Farndale, 1255

The son of Nicholas Farndale, who we know about because he paid taxes.

 

 

FAR00012 - Robert son of Peter de Farndale, 1263

Robert de Farndale was outlawed for hunting.

 

 

FAR00013 - De Willelmo de Farndale, 1265

A Farndale name living in Danby.

 

 

FAR00013A - Roger milne (miller) of Farndale, 1265

Roger the miller of Farndale who killed a soar and slew a hart (a male deer) with bows and arrows at some unknown place in the forest

 

Edward I, 1272-1307

 

FAR00014 - De Johanne de Farndale, 1275

De Johanne de Farndale who had now moved yet further afield to Egton.

 

 

FAR00015 - Walter de Farndale, 1275

Walter de Farndale was a vicar and we have several records about him.

 

This might have been the same Walter de Farndale, whose death by Hugh de Faulkes of Lebreston was pardoned but on condition that Hugh de Faulkes joined an expedition against the Scots.

 

 

FAR00016 - Richard de Farndale, 1275

Richard de Farndale had a gift of land at Marton (now part of Middlesborough) but was excommunicated for stealing in 1316.

 

 

FAR00017 - Rent in Farndale, 1276

References to payment of rent in Farndale.

 

 

FAR00018 - Gilbert de Farndale, 1279

 

 

FAR00019 - Farndale poachers, 1280

 

 

FAR00020 - Serfs of Farndale, 24 March 1282

In a certain dale called Farndale there are fourscore and ten natives, not tenants by bovate of land.

 

 

FAR00021 - Simon de Farndale, 1282

Simon the miller of Farndale.

 

 

FAR00022 - Nicholas de Farndale, 1284

 

 

FAR00023 - Thomas and Richard of Farndale, 1291

Excommunicated at Pickering Castle for stealing.

 

 

FAR00024 - Robert of Farndale, 1292

Fined at Pickering Castle for poaching in 1322.

 

 

FAR00025 - Adam de Farndale, 1295

An appeal by Agnes, late wife of John de Maunby against Adam de Farndale for the death of her husband on 21 Sep 1320.

 

 

FAR00026 - John de Farndale, 1298

John de Farndale, released from excommunication at Pickering Castle on 9 Apr 1324.

 

 

FAR00027 - Not used

 

 

FAR00028 - Roger de Farndale, 1300

Bailed for poaching in1334 and 1335.

 

 

FAR00029 - Farndale subsidies to the King, 1301

Thirty five people in Farndale paid a subsidy mainly for the upkeep of the Great Forest of Chartres.

 

 

FAR00030 - Johannis de Farndale, 1303

A saddler, made Freeman of York in 1363.

 

 

FAR00031 - Robert of Farndale, 1307

Outlawed with others for hunting a hart in the forest in 1332.

 

Edward II, 1307-1327

 

FAR00032 - Not used

 

 

FAR00033 - William Stibbing of Farndale's oxen, 1310

 

 

FAR00034 - William Farndale, 1310

The first recorded use of Farndale as a surname without the ‘of’ or ‘de’.

 

Edward III, 1327-1377

 

FAR00035 - Johannis de Farendale, 1330

Freeman of York.

 

 

FAR00036 - William Farnedale of Shyrefhoton, 1332

 

 

FAR00037 - William, smith of Farndale, 1310

 

 

FAR00038 - William Farndale, vicar of Doncaster, 1342

Vicar of Doncaster between about 1360 and 1420.

 

 

FAR00039 - Founding of a House of Friars, Farndale, 30 July 1345

The long wars with the Scots, involving the people of Yorkshire, ended with an invasion by David II of Scotland in 1346, encouraged by the French. He reached York, but failed to take the city.

 

Archbishop de la Zouche rallied Yorkshiremen to resist the invasion and a crushing defeat was inflicted at Neville's Cross. David was imprisoned.

 

FAR00040 - William Smyth of Farndale, 17 January 1347

 

 

FAR00041 - The Fair at Farndale, 1350

The Black Death hit Yorkshire in March 1349. All classes, from nobility and clergy to peasants were decimated.

 

In rural areas, the heavier rate of mortality was in the more densely populated East Riding.

 

FAR00042 - Farndale folk, 1353

 

 

FAR00042A - John Farndale, 1354

Party to a major livestock haul.

 

 

FAR00043 - John Colynman of Farndale, 1354

 

 

FAR00044 - Richard Farendale, 1357

 

 

FAR00045 - Helen Farndale, 1359

 

 

FAR00046 - Agnes Farndale, 1361

 

 

FAR00047 - Farndale folk, 10 February 1366

 

 

FAR00048 - Farndale folk, 20 November 1372

Richard II, 1377-1399

 

FAR00048A - John Fernedill, 1378

Butcher and freeman of York.

 

 

FAR00049 - Margorie Farndale, 1383

 

 

FAR00050 - Agnes Farndale, 1385

 

 

FAR00051 - Alice Farndale, 1387

 

FAR00051A – John Farndale, 1385

 

 

FAR00052 - William Farndayll, 1388

 

 

FAR00053 - Pardon to Robert de Wodde of Farndale, 19 April 1396

 

 

FAR00054 - Farndale folk, 2 May 1398

House of Lancaster, 1399-1461

 

Henry IV, 1399-1413

 

Henry V, 1413-1422

 

FAR00055 - Reference to Tydkinhowe, 28 May 1422

Henry VI, 1422-1461

 

FAR00056 - Robert Farndale, 1460

Rector of South Stoke, Sussex.

 

 

FAR00056A - William Farndale, 1450

Whose wife was wrongfully deprived of her inherited lands.

House of York, 1461-1485

 

Edward IV, 1461-1483

 

Edward V (two months)

 

Richard III, 1483-1485

 

FAR00057 - Thomas fyndaille, 1484

 

 

The Tudors, 1485-1603

 

Henry VII, 1485-1509