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Captain Farrer [15??-16??]
Major A. Farrer [18??-19??]
Arthur Farrer [18??-18??]
Benjamin Farrer [1788-1877]
Brian Farrer [1515-1575]
Edward Farrer [15??-1609]
Elkanah Farrer [1689-1761]
Elkanah Farrer [1718-1799]
G. A. Farrer [18??-19??]
Dr George Albert Farrer [1854-1916]
Henry Farrer [1???-1???]
Henry Farrer [1490-1542]
Henry Farrer [15??-16??]
Henry Farrer [15??-1610]
Isaac Farrer [15??-1646]
James Farrer [16??-1717]
James Farrer [1874-1???]
John Farrer [1???-1???]
John Farrer [1???-17??]
John Farrer [1662-1726]
John Farrer [1666-1707]
John Farrer [17??-18??]
Jonathan Farrer [1671-1743]
Jonathan Farrer [17??-17??]
Joyce Farrer [1580-16??]
Judith Farrer [1???-1???]
Mary Farrer [1712-1735]
Richard Farrer [1547-1610]
Richard Bracken Farrer [1880-1917]
Dr Robert Farrer [1822-1894]
Robert Noel Farrer [1886-19??]
Dr Robert Thompson Farrer [1858-1948]
Simeon Farrer [1851-1???]
Susan Farrer [15??-16??]
William Farrer [16??-1???]
William Farrer [1725-1762]

Farrer, Captain
[15??-16??] He was a military man training militia in the Halifax district prior to the Civil War. When the war began, he joined the Parliamentary forces.

See Captain Thomas Beaumont

Farrer, Major A.
[18??-19??] Of Woodlands, Luddenden.

He married Unknown.


  1. son [b 1880]

Farrer, Arthur
[18??-18??] Of the Madras Cavalry.

Son of Henry Farrer of Scaleby Hall, Cumberland.

On 19th September 1877, he married Edith Annie Bracken, at Bolton Abbey.

Edith Annie was the daughter of
Richard Bracken


  1. Arthur G D [b 1879]
  2. Richard Bracken

In 1881, Edith and the children were living with her parents in Midgley.

In 1891, Edith married Horace Parr Yeld

Farrer, Benjamin
[1788-1877] He was a watchmaker.

He married Ellen Thompson [1787-1854].


  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. Robert
  7. child
  8. child

Farrer, Brian
[1515-1575] Son of Henry Farrer.

In 1539, he (possibly) married Margaret Lacy [1518-1567].

He married Unknown.


  1. Henry [1540-1565]
  2. Robert [1542-1???]
  3. Mary [b 1544]
  4. Grace [b 1545]
  5. Richard
  6. Alice [b 1549]
  7. Agnes [1551-1581]
  8. Sarah [b 1554]
  9. Susan [b 1557]

Farrer, Edward
[15??-1609] Of Sowerby.

He (possibly) married Margaret Wade.


  1. Judith
  2. Abraham
  3. Susan
  4. Dorothy
  5. Margaret
  6. Mary [15??-1643] who married Nicholas Hanson

Farrer, Elkanah
[1689-1761] Son of John Farrer.

Born in Ovenden.

On 21st February 1710, he married Rachel, daughter of Luke Hoyle.


  1. John [1710-1726]
  2. Mary
  3. Sarah [b 1715]
  4. Elkanah
  5. Rachel [1720-1746]
  6. Luke [b 1725]
  7. Susan [b 1728]
  8. John [b 1731]

Farrer, Elkanah
[1718-1799] Son of Elkanah Farrer.

He inherited Rydeing, Ovenden Wood from his grandmother, Mary

Farrer, G. A.
[18??-19??] Medical practitioner in Brighouse [1895]

Farrer, Dr George Albert
[1854-1916] Son of Dr Robert Farrar.

Born in Brighouse.

He was a surgeon in Brighouse [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q2] 1889, he married Mary Smith [1864-19??] in Burnley.

Mary came from Colne


  1. George Piercy [b 1891] who was an electrical engineer [1911] and in India [1916]
  2. Doris Marian [b 1893] who was a nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London [1916]

The family lived at Spring Villa, Brighouse [1911]

George Albert died of Bright's Disease in Scarborough [1916] (aged 62) 

Farrer, Henry
[1???-1???] Son of John Farrer.

He inherited Ewood Hall, Mytholmroyd.

He married Anne Horsfall.


  1. William
  2. Henry
  3. John
  4. Edward

Farrer, Henry
[1490-1542] Of Halifax.

He married Unknown.


  1. Brian
  2. Thomas [b 1518] who became a priest

Farrer, Henry
[15??-16??] He had a fulling mill at Luddendenfoot [1588, 1599].

A Foldout describes the 1599 dispute between Michael Foxcroft and Farrer over the water rights to their mills

Farrer, Henry
[15??-1610] Or Ferror. Of Ewood Hall, Midgley.

Son of William Farrer.

In 1585, he and his brothers – John of Croxon, Lincolnshire, and Hugh – gave 2 acres of land at Skircoat for the building of Heath Grammar School. At his own expense, he obtained the charter for the foundation of the school.

He married Ellen Blakey.

He was murdered at Westminster in 1610

Farrer, Isaac
[15??-1646] A clothmaker of Ball Green, Sowerby. He was Constable of Sowerby Township [1629].

After the death of Jeremy Brigg [in 1613] he married his widow, Susan Brigg. Susan and Isaac were jointly made guardians of young Joseph Brigg who was not of age when his father died.

In 1638, he became the owner of Lower Fieldhouse by the surrender from Joseph Brigg.


  1. Isaac

Farrer, James
[16??-1717] Of Ewood Hall. (Possibly) son of John Farrer.

He married Mary Templeman.

There is a monument to him in St Mary the Virgin, Luddenden

Farrer, James
[1874-1???] Illegitimate son of Harriet Farrer of Lower Wyke.

Baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [1st November 1874]

Farrer, John
[1???-1???] Son of Henry Farrar.

He inherited Ewood Hall, Mytholmroyd.

He married Unknown.


  1. Henry

Farrer, John
[1???-17??] Of Ewood Hall.

Son of William Farrar.

He married Dorothea, daughter of Nicholas Hanson.


  1. William
  2. James

Farrer, John
[1662-1726] Or Farrar.

On 16th September 1685, he married Elizabeth Currer.


  1. Thomas [1688-1742]
  2. Mary [1687/9-1765] who married Ely Stansfield
  3. Hannah [bapt 1693]
  4. John
  5. Elizabeth [bapt 1697]
  6. Sarah [bapt 1699]
  7. Timothy who went to Leeds
  8. Joseph
  9. Debora [16??-1711]

They lived at

On their father's death, his property passed to son John and then to son Joseph

Farrer, John
[1666-1707] Of Ewood Hall.

Son of Jacob Farrar.

In 16??, he married Mary Rydeings [1670-1705].


  1. Elkanah

The family lived at Rydeing, Ovenden Wood

Farrer, John
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1811]

Farrer, Jonathan
[1671-1743] Or Farrar.

Son of Jacob Farrar.

Clockmaker of Sinderhills.

He married Martha Ackeroyd.


  1. Jonathan
  2. Abraham of Warley
  3. John [1711-1773] who was a weaver of Midgley
  4. Samuel who died in infancy
  5. Benjamin who died in infancy

Farrer, Jonathan
[17??-17??] Or Farrar.

Son of Jonathan Farrer.

Like his father, he was a clockmaker

Farrer, Joyce
[1580-16??] Daughter of Richard Farrer.

She died after 7th April 1610

Farrer, Judith
[1???-1???] Daughter of Edward Farrer. Her first husband was William Dean. Her second husband was Jasper Blythman

Farrer, Mary
[1712-1735] Of Rydeing, Ovenden Wood. Daughter of Elkanah Farrer.

She married Samuel Ramsbottom

Farrer, Richard
[1547-1610] Son of Brian Farrer.

On 3rd July 1570, he married Margaret Blackburn


  1. Mary [b 1572] who married George Fairbanks
  2. John [b 1574]
  3. Sarah [b 1576]
  4. Henry [b 1578]
  5. Joyce
  6. William [b 1582]
  7. Grace [b 1584] who married Anthony Gemyes
  8. Susan [b 1587] who married Alexander Bradshaw

He died and was buried at Erringden

Farrer, Richard Bracken
[1880-1917] Son of Colonel Arthur Farrar.

He was a barrister / a director of Jonathan Bracken & Sons Limited.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the 1st/5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

He was killed by a shot through the head during an attack [8th June 1917].

He was buried at the Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension [IV A 7].

He is remembered on Luddenden & Midgley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Luddenden

Farrer, Dr Robert
[1822-1894] LFPS (Glas), LS (Lond).

Born in Pontefract in 1822.

Son of Benjamin Farrer.

He was head of the Halifax Infirmary & Dispensary [1851] / surgeon at Church Lane, Brighouse [1861] / certifying surgeon under the Factory Act [1861] / a general practitioner [1851, 1861, 1871, 1881] / retired surgeon [1891]

Recorded in May 1882, when he was being driven along Elland Road to visit patients. A bolt at the bottom of the phæton gave way, allowing the front part to leave the rest behind. The startled horse set off at a gallop and ran into the gates of Mr Richardson's garden where it caught itself by the neck in the ornamental spikes at the top. It was severely injured and had to be put down on the spot. The doctor and the coachman escaped unharmed.

In 1852, he married Fanny, daughter of George Piercy, at Halifax.


  1. Benjamin Percy [1853-1894]
  2. George Albert
  3. Frances Ellen [b 1856] who married Bernard Green
  4. Robert Thompson
  5. Annie Louisa [1860-1862]
  6. Fanny Emily [1860-1862]
  7. Annie Louisa [1863-1912] who married Edward Charles Jobson
  8. Charles Henry [b 1865]
  9. Edith Ada [1867-1944]
  10. Fanny Margaret [1870-1960]

The family lived at

He died in Scarborough [1894].

Farrer, Robert Noel
[1886-19??] Son of Dr Robert Thompson Farrer.

He was a medical student [1911].

In [Q3] 1913, he married Maud R Welch in Leeds

Farrer, Dr Robert Thompson
[1858-1948] MRCP, MRCS (England), LSA (London, 1881).

Son of Dr Robert Farrer.

He was surgeon at New North Road Infirmary, Huddersfield [1881] / general practitioner at Mayfield, Church Street, Brighouse [1891] / surgeon [1901, 1911].

He is mentioned in many newspaper reports as tending the ailing worthies of Brighouse.

In 1886, he married Henrietta Sophia Jobson [1863-1943] at Hartlepool.


  1. Robert Noel
  2. Gladys Vera [b 1888] who married Reginald Sawyer
  3. Agnes Dulce [b 1896] who married William Hanson

The family lived at Mayfield, Brighouse [1901, 1911].

They moved to live in Scarborough.

He died in Scarborough [1948]

Farrer, Simeon
[1851-1???] Illegitimate son of Margaret Farrer of Hipperholme.

Born 26th March 1851.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [27th July 1851]

Farrer, Susan
[15??-16??] Of Ewood.

She married Robert Whittell

Farrer, William
[16??-1???] Of Ewood.

He married Frances James [1629-1680].

Frances was the daughter of Richard James of Portsmouth

Frances died 16th January 1680 (aged 51).

She was buried in the Church of St Michael le Belfry, York

Farrer, William
[1725-1762] Halifax lawyer.

Son of John Farrer of Ewood Hall. He was articled to John Baldwin. From 1753 to 1756, he was in partnership with John Bentley


Farrer surname
A variant of the surname Farrar

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There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Farrer, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

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