Farmer of Brotton (Kilton?)


John Farndale
24 March 1750 to 23 October 1825 












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John Farndale, son of John and Grace Farndale (FAR00143) baptised Brotton.

(Skelton PR & IGI)


John Farndale & Jane Pybus married, Skelton, by Banns, 23 Dec 1795. (IGI entry states1794). He was aged 45.

(Skelton PR & IGI)


Jane Farndale, widow of John Farndale of Brotton buried 18 November 1840, aged 70

(Brotton PR)

Jane Farndale death registered Guisborough Oct to Dec 1840

GRO Vol XXIV page 245 (findmypast online)

(Brotton PR)

Gravestone Brotton Old Churchyard;

“Erected in Memory of John Farndale who died 23rd October 1825 aged 75 years. Also his wife Jane Farndale, who died 16th November 1840 aged 70 years. Also Mary their daughter who died in infancy.”

(Yorkshire wills)

Will of John Farndale;

“In the Name of God Amen. I John Farndale of the Parish of Brotton in the North Riding of Yorkshire, Farmer, make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows. First I desire that after the period of my decease all my funeral expenses and other debts be duly discharged by my within named Executor out of my personal estate. I then give devise and bequeath unto my wife Jane Farndale all the residue or remainder of my personal estate consisting of the stock and crops of the farm which I now rent, cash, household, furniture, linen, plate etc during the term of her life, or as long as she continues my widow. But after the said term or widowhood my Will is that the aforesaid personal estate be equally divided amongst my children to share and share alike.

I also nominate and appoint my brother-in-law, Robert Pybus, sole executor to this my last Will and Testament and I also hereby utterly revoke and disannul all former wills, legacies and bequests by me at any time made, and I declare this to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of September in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand eight Hundred and Twenty Eight.

        Signed X the mark of John Farndale.

Sealed, signed, published and pronounced

by the said John Farndale to be his last

Will and Testament in the presence of us

who have hereunto set our names.

        John Goodwill

        Robert Pybus