William Farndale son of John & Grace Farndale
(FAR00143) baptised, Brotton on 30 March 1760.
(BR & IGI)
William Farndale and Mary Ferguson (or Farguson)
both of this Chapelry were married in this Church (Brotton) by banns this 20th Day of September
1789 by J Parrington, Minister.(Signed by William; Mary made her mark). In
the presence of John Farndale and William Webster. (William would be 29).
St. Margaret's, Brotton
George Farndale, born Brotton 1 Dec1789 (FAR00215)
John Farndale, born Brotton 15 Aug 1791 (FAR00217)
William Farndale, born Brotton 3 Nov1793
Matthew Farndale, born Brotton 3 Nov1793
Mary Farndale, born Brotton 9 Oct 1796 (FAR00232)
Martin Farndale, born Brotton 11 Aug 1798
Anna Farndale, born Brotton 17 May1801 (FAR00242)
Elizabeth Farndale, born Brotton 6 May
Skelton Parish Church Warden’s accounts
1818 - 1825
1818 Assessment for bread and wine expenses
rate 10d per house and 6d per oxgang.
Farndale, 3 oxgangs……..3s
1819 Cost of plastering north side of parish
@ rate 1 1/2d per £1.
Farndale, 3 oxgangs ……9s 3d
1820 Assessments for bread and wine @ 15d
house and 6d per oxgang.
Farndale, 3 oxgangs……2s 9d
1821 Detail as for 1820.
1822 Rates increased to 18d per house and 8d
Farndale, 3 oxgangs…….4s 6d
1823 Rates decreased to 12d per house and 6d
Farndale, 4 oxgangs……3s
1824 Rates were 13d per house and 8d per
Farndale, with 4 oxgang….3s 9d
There are no further payments by William after 1824, but John, his son, by
then at Skelton Barnes Farm, begins payments, see FAR00217.
Brotton Census Returns 1841:
William Farndale, 80, Farmer Born in county (1760).
Mary Farndale, 80, Born in county (1761)
Anna Farndale, 35, Born in county (1806) (FAR00242)
Robert Farndale, 11, Born in county (1830) (FAR00307), son of William’s
eldest son George above.
Note: Samuel Okey paid bills in 1847 for collecting iron stone from
below the cliffs at Saltburn and for gathering and leading stone and
for horse hire as follows to;
William Farndale, 4 days at 7s =
William Farndale, 1 day at 5s =
certainly this William?)
In the Return dated 5th Oct 1801 under the National Defence
Act to list all those between the ages of 15 and 60 capable of active service
lists both William Farndale who would be aged 43 and John Farndale jnr who would be 46.
John Farndale, his son writes in his ‘Kilton, this Ancient Hamlet of Old.;
‘…..connected with the castle is Kilton
Lodge which my father pulled down to
build a new house.’…..
… And now we come to our grandfather’s
and father and mother, William and Mary Farndale, and their seven children’s
birth place; farmers and merchants of wood, rods, coals, salting bacon;
church people. And those premises are held by our youngest brother, held from
generation to generation this two hundred years. Springing from this roof may be said to
be forty Farndales of this last generation…..’
John Farndale writes in his booklet ‘
A Guide to Saltburn by the Sea;’ At Cat Nab…..What activity
there was then at this place, when a vessel lay on the beach to be loaded
with rods, which were bought to the seaside in wagons accompanied by eight or
ten men under the suprintendence of my father,
William Farndale, well known to John Wharton Esq who by the sale of these
rods received many hundreds of pounds.’
John Farndale writes in his booklet, ‘The History of Kilton;’ ‘…..Then again
I see old Cat Nab, where I have seen piled up thousands of bundles of rods
for the northern pits. I can imagine I
see old William Farndale and his host of men and wagons loading with rods the
sloop, ‘The Two Brothers’ and after dining together at David Latter’s
little public house when perhaps another vessel appeared for the next tide
following and those chosen handymen failed not to be in time and on the spot
when all must be done before old Neptune came creeping round, but oft time
Billy and Farmer have been belly deep, yet the work must be done. This was in
Old Saltburn’s prosperity, when gin could be got
for a penny a glass, real Hollands. In former days there were seen oft times
near Old Saltburn, two or three luggers at a time
laden with contraband goods and the song of the crews used to be;
‘If ever we should the Scottish Coast hie,
We’ll mak Capt
Oggleby, the King’s cutter fly.’
In a Skelton Estate Terrier dated 1804
William Farndale is shown as a tenant of 110 acres . He is shown paying £125
Kilton Overseer’s Accounts; William
Farndale first appears in these accounts in 1798 as follows;
1798. Disbursements of Ralph Mitchell and William Farndale for the relief of
the poor of Kilton.
1799. As above.
1800. As above.
In 1802 he is shown as paying………..£8 0s 8d
is paid 3/6d for jornals.
In 1803 he signs the accounts along with others.
In 1804 he signs the accounts along with others.
In 1804 he pays……………………£11 5s 0d
In 1805 he pays……………………£15 0s 0d
In 1806 he pays……………………£12 10s 0d
In 1807 he pays……………………£11 5s 0d
signs the account among others.
In 1808 he pays……………………£11 5s 0d
In 1809 he pays……………………£11 5s 0d
In 1810 and 1811 the accounts are again made out
his name with William Wood.
In 1811 he pays…………………….£14 1s 3d
April 1812 he is paid 4/6d and again
for going to Guisborough.
In 1812 he signed the accounts.
In 1813 he pays…………………£11 14s 41/2d
also signed the accounts.
In 1814 he signed the accounts.
In 1815 he pays £14 1s 3d based on the sum of
10s 0d he is paid 5/- for expenses
In 1816 he pays £14 1s 3d based on the sum of
10s 0d he signed the accounts and is
5s foe expenses.
In 1817 he pays £17 3s 9d based on the sum of
10s 0d, he signed the accounts.
In 1818 he pays £14 1s 3d based on the sum of
10s 0d, he signed the accounts.
In 1819 he pays £14 1s 3d based on the sum of
10s 0d he signed the accounts.
In 1820 the accounts are again made out in his
with Ralph Robson.
In 1821 he pays £14 1s 0d based on the sum of
10s 0d.- in Oct he was paid 2/6d for
for William Porritt’s house.
In 1822 he signed the accounts.
In 1824 he was paid 10/6d for shirts and he
Skelton Estate Account for the half Year, ending Michaelmus
Freeholders Tithes - Brotton;
John Farndale (177): One Year due £2 7s 0d. Paid.
William Farndale: Half Year due £225 0s 0d. Paid.
Tenants of Kilton;
John Farndale, Arrears due Ladyday 1820 £19. Half
Year due Michaelmus 1820 £59 10s. Received £65 10s.
Arrears due, Michaelmus 1820 - £14 0s 0d.
William Farndale, Half Yearly due Michaelmus 1820 -
£165 0s 0d, Paid.
1821 2 April. By cash to John Wharton Esq, part of John Farndale’s arrears,
£5 0s 0d.
Kilton Constables Account;
William Farndale is mentioned first;
in 1827 as paying £3 2s 6d and he signed
in 1828 he paid £4 13s 9d
in 1829 he paid £3 10s 3 3/4d
in 1830 he paid £3 2s 6d
in 1831 he paid £3 2s 6d
in 1832 he paid £3 18s 1 1/2d
Kilton Churchwarden’s Accounts;
William Farndale first appears in these accounts in 1803 when, along with
Matthew Young, he signs them.
-in 1804, along with John Farndale he
donated 6/3d and signed the
-in 1805, along with John Farndale he
donated 9/4 1/2d and signed the
in 1806 as for 1805.
in 1807 as for 1805 but sum of 12/6d.
in 1808 as for 1805.
in 1809 as for 1805.
in 1810 he pays 11/8 1/2d and signed the
in 1811 he pays 19/6 1/4d.
in 1812 he pays 15/7 1/2d.
in 1813 he pays 3/11d.
in 1814 he pays 11/8 1/4d.
in 1815 he pays 2/4d.
in 1816 he pays 2/4d.
in 1819 he pays 15/7 1/2d.
in 1820 he pays 7/9 3/4d.
in 1822 he pays 7/9 3/4d.
in 1823 he pays£1 3s 5 1/2d
in 1825 he pays 15/7 1/2d and signed the
in 1829 he pays 7/9 3/4d.
-in 1830 he pays 7/9 3/4d.
-in 1831 he pays 15/7 1/2d.
(DC & PR)
Mary Farndale of Craggs buried, Brotton,
aged 84, on 1 Mar 1843. (Therefore born 1759; ties up with Census 1841). Note
also; ‘Mary, wife of William Farndale of Brotton buried Brotton, aged 81, on
28 Mar 1843. She died on the 25th and Robert Farndale was present at the
death. He made his mark.
John Farndale, William’s son writes
in his personal Memoirs 1876, ‘ Next was our dear
mother (Mary Farndale, nee Ferguson). She died in the Lord happy. Some days
before she died she
had vision, ‘caught up in rapture at the Gates of the new Jerusalem. At the
last door she was to go home and await her call.’ She died happy in her
83rd year. Then our dear father (William Farndale) in his 84th year, also a
praying man all his life long. He also died in the faith.
But see Mary Farndale (FAR00179)
born and died these dates - still to identify who's who
William Farndale aged 86, farmer, died at Seamer of Infirmities of old age, 5
Mar 1846. William Philips was present at the death.
(GRO Vol 24, page 371 (findmypast online));
William Farndale death registered Stokesley District Jan-Mar 1846
William Farndale of Seamer buried, Brotton,
aged 86, 11 Mar 1846. (Therefore born, 1760).
Gravestone Brotton Churchyard Census
‘Erected to the memory of William Farndale who died March 5th1846 years aged
86. Also Mary Farndale his wife who died March 25th
1843 aged 82 years.’
Will of William Farndale;
This is the Last Will and Testament
of me William Farndale, late of Brotton in the County of York but now of
Seamer in the said County, Yeoman, made this first day of January One Thousand
Eight Hundred and Forty Six. I direct my just debts
and my funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid by my executor and herinafter named out of any part or parts of my personal
estate. I give and bequeath my silver watch unto my Grandson Robert Farndale.
I give and bequeath unto my son Matthew Farndale the sum of twenty pounds
Upon Trust to layout and expend the same in clothing to and for the use of my
said Grandson Robert Farndale during his apprenticeship at such times and in
such manner as my said son the said Matthew Farndale shall think proper and
expedient. And I give and bequeath unto my sons John Farndale, the said
Matthew Farndale and Martin Farndale, the sum of One Hundred pounds upon
trust to apply the same, or any interest which may arise therefrom in case my
said three sons should place out or invest the said sum of One Hundred pounds
at interest in providing Board Lodging Clothing or Medical attendance to and
for my son George Farndale at such times and in such manner as my said three
children shall think proper, provided always, and I declare and direct that
in case my said three sons, the said John Farndale, Matthew Farndale and
Martin Farndale shall think it expedient to lay out or expend the said sum of
One Hundred pounds in any other manner than is hereinbefore mentioned, in favour of my said son George Farndale. I hereby authorise and empower them so to do, it being my Will and
intention that my said three sons shall have the complete control, management
and expenditure of the said principle sum of One Hundred pounds and interest
if any. And I declare and direct that in case the said principle sum of One
Hundred pounds and interest, or any part or parts thereof shall not be
expended by my said three sons at the time of the decease of my said son
George Farndale, then, and in that case, I give and bequeath the same to the
children of my said son George Farndale to be divided equally between and
amongst them. I give and bequeath all my ready money and money upon note and
other securities and all other my personal estate and effects of whatever
nature or kind so ever (except my silver watch which is hereinbefore
bequeathed to my Grandson Robert Farndale), unto my said son the said Matthew
Farndale, his executors, administrators and assigns upon trust to convert the
same into money and after paying thereout my just debts and funeral and
testamentary expenses and the said sums of twenty pounds and One Hundred
pounds hereinbefore by me bequeathed upon trust to pay unto my daughter Anna Philips
the legacy or sum of Two Hundred and Fifty pounds at the expiration of twelve
calendar months next after my decease, with interest up to the payment
thereof after the rate of three pounds per cent per annum. And as to the
ultimate residue or surplus of the money to arise and be produced from my
said personal estate and all my effects, I give and bequeath the same to my
said sons John Farndale, Matthew Farndale and Martin Farndale and my said
daughter Anna Philips equally to be divided between and amongst them, their
respective Executors, Administrators and Assigns. I appoint my said son the
said Matthew Farndale Sole Executor of this my Will and I give and devise to
the said Matthew Farndale his heirs and assigns all such real estates as are
now or shall ever be vested in me by way of mortgage, in order to enable him
and them with the greater ease and convenience to recover and get in the
money secured thereby for the purposes of this my Will. And I give to the
said Matthew Farndale his heirs and assigns all such estates as are now
vested in me upon any trust or trusts, to hold the same to the said Matthew
Farndale his heirs and assigns upon the trusts affecting the same. And I
declare and direct that my said trustees and Executor, their respective heirs
and executors and administrators shall not be charged or chargeable with or
for any sum or sums of money other than what they shall respectively actually
receive by virtue of the trusts in them hereby reposed and notwithstanding
they or any of them shall join in any receipt or receipts for the sake of
conformity and that one of them shall not be accountable for the others or
other of them or for the acts, receipts , neglects or defaults of the other
of them and by no means for involuntary losses they respectively shall and
may retain and be allowed out of the trust monies and premises, all
reasonable costs and charges for their journies,
attendances and trouble in the execution of the trusts hereby in them vested
or in any way in relation thereto. And I hereby revoke all former Wills, in
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day and year first
Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the said Testator, William Farndale
as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his
presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names as Witnesses.
Mary, died happy after a vision