The Farndale Directory








The Farndale directory is the heart of the website. It records each individual Farndale and links them together through hyperlinks, so that you can directly follow your ancestry.


Start by finding yourself, by your date of birth, using the appropriate Volume of the Directory.





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General Sir Martin Farndale KCB



Click on the volume of the year of birth of the Farndale you are looking for. Then find the person you are looking for in the list and click the link to that person's entry.


Very often the best way to start is to fnd yourself by the volume corresponding to your date of birth, and then trace your lineage backwards.



Farndale pre-history


Volume1 - 1150-1500


Volume2 - 1501-1600


Volume3 - 1601-1649


Volume4 - 1650-1699


Volume5 - 1700-1725


Volume6 - 1726-1750


Volume7 - 1751-1760


Volume8 - 1761-1770


Volume9 - 1771-1780


Volume 10 - 1781-1790


Volume 11 - 1791-1800


Volume 12 - 1801-1810


Volume 13 - 1811-1820


Volume 14 - 1821-1830


Volume 15 - 1831-1840


Volume 16 - 1841-1850


Volume 17 - 1851-1860


Volume 18 - 1861-1870


Volume 19 - 1871-1880


Volume 20 - 1881-1890


Volume 21 - 1891-1899


Volume 22 - 1900-1909


Volume 23 - 1910-1919


Volume 24 - 1920-1929


Volume 25 - 1930-1939


Volume 26 - 1940-1949


Volume 27 - 1950-1959


Volume 28 - 1960-1969


Volume 29 Ė 1970-1979


Volume 30 - 1980-1989


Volume 31 - 1990-1999


The following Volumes still need to be worked on:


Volume 32 - 2000-2009


Volume 33 - 2010-2019


The following Volumes may be used in future:


Volume 34 - 2020-2029


Volume 35 - 2030-2039


Volume 36 - 2040-2049





 From 1150 to The Present Day

Including all Medieval Records; Parish Register and Bishopís Transcripts Records; International Genealogical (IGI) Records; All entries in the General Record Office; Records of Wills; Census Records; Tax Returns; Quarter Sessions Book Entries; Monumental Records; Rolls of Voters; Deeds; Articles; Estate Accounts; And other Letters and Research Details.

(All Events are Shown in Chronological Order against the Date of Birth of a Member of the family; Every Member is given a Reference Number which relates him/her to other Members of the Family)

(Note: Estimated Dates of Birth are in Italics)








Please note that the Directory lists all Farndales. There has to be a cut off in a directory such as this. So the Directory will not continue to trace the children of Farndales once they cease to be a Farndale in name








My Father's Introductory Remarks to his Directory


1. This document has been produced by me as a result of work which started in 1956. It consists of a chronological list of all references to the Farndale family from all known sources. Each Farndale is given a serial number when his birth is recorded or calculated and entered at his/her place within his/her family. The same number is used to mark his own family and life in chronological order. Thus by tracing a personís serial number to his family at the time of birth it is possible to pick up his fatherís serial number and similarly trace him back to his family and so on. Daughterís marriages are recorded, but not details of their families.

2. The Directory was built up from family knowledge, Parish Registers and Bishops Transcripts, Burial Registers, Monumental Records and other Parish and family documents. To these were added all entries in the General Record Office for Births, Deaths and Marriages. All Farndale entries in the International Genealogical Index and detail as a result of searches in the County Record Offices for North Yorkshire and Cleveland and at the Borthwick Institute at York. All Records of Wills and Administrations in the PRO and at York have been searched. In addition all medieval records, Patent, Pipe, Curia Regis Rolls, the Feet of Fines and manorial records and the hearth taxes have been searched. All military/medal records and where relevant overseas records, returns of votes, entries in directories and telephone directories, the documents at the PRO and Society of Genealogists in London and more recently all relevant entries on the Internet have also been searched. And there is still more to do.

3.      Abbreviations have been kept to a minimum, but the following have been used:


PR = Parish Registers

BT = Bishopís Transcripts

IGI = International Genealogical Index

Mon R = Monumental Records
BR = Birth Records
DR = Death Records
MR = Marriage Records
BC = Birth Certificate

DC = Death Certificate
MC = Marriage Certificate


September 1998. Sir Martin Farndale KCB (Serial 00911).

To help you follow the directory:

All Farndales are recorded in date order of birth

Each Farndale is given a reference number

Reference is made under each record to parentsí reference numbers and childrenís reference numbers. So although the Directory is not organised as a tree, you can follow family links through the directory.

I have further information available to the information currently available on line, but I am trying to upload most information over time.

Patent Rolls.

The Patent Rolls are a series of administrative records compiled in the English Chancery, running from 1201 to the present day.

Freemen of York Records

The Register of the Freeman of York record admissions to the freedom of the City

Inquisitions Post Mortem - See also here

Inquisitions post mortem are an important sources for the social and economic history of medieval England.

Feet of Fines

In the late 12th century a procedure evolved for ending a legal action by agreement between the parties. The agreement was known as a final concord (or fine). Originally this was a means of resolving genuine disputes, but by the middle of the 13th century the fine had become a popular way of conveying freehold property, and the legal action was usually a fictitious one, initiated with the cooperation of both parties. This procedure survived until the 1830s.

Originally, each party would be given a copy of the agreement, but in 1195 the procedure was modified, so that three copies were made on a single sheet of parchment, one on each side and one at the foot. The copies would then be separated by cutting the parchment along indented (wavy) lines as a precaution against forgery. The right and left hand copies were given to the parties and the third copy at the foot was retained by the court. For this reason the documents are known as feet of fines.

Feet of Fines

The following volume is currently being worked on:

1837 Online (now called Findmypast). Source for birth, marriage, death etc information - used as a source between 2000-2005

Free BMD - free source for online information

Findmypast - used as online source of BMD information related information such as newspapers etc from 2014

New Government Wills information - available from December 2014








Census Returns


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Cemeteries in Cleveland


Gravestones in the local area contain valuable information, but heed the warning at Stokesley Parish Church:



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