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I have hit a brick wall with two member's of my family.
Most of my information on my Farlow line was confirmed by a gentleman named Archibald John Calcott Farlow, who did a lot of research on many different lines of Farlow's. He got as far as the two John's I am looking for information on but died before he could finish and I can find nothing on them.
JOHN FARLOW(FARLEY) My 3rd Great Grandfather born about 1802 in St. John's, Hackney. He was married to Sarah last name unknown. He died before 1848 as on his son William's wedding certificate he is deceased. William was born in 1827. On his sons cert his profession is put as Barrister although I can find no information to confirm this, and nether could Archibald Farlow.
John Farlow(Farley) My 4th Great Grandfather born about 1772 in St. Georges, Hanover Square. Married to Sally Bradley, this is the only information I have on him. He had two sons John(above) and William born about 1794. William was an Undertaker. He was born in St. Sepulchre, Clerkenwell.
Is this the William & Eliza Farlow with daughter Eleanor who were living in St George the Martyr Southwark in 1851? William was a wood polisher but it was a bit of a career change from the broker he described himself as on marriage. And if I have the right family William was an apprentice polisher in 1841. He gave his birthplace as Southwark in a later census
Do you have his baptism to confirm his parents?
I'm just a bit concerned that there seem to be some disconnects here - can you set out exactly what your evidence is that John and Sarah were William's parents and that John and Sally were John's parents
You are correct about William being John's son, and I have got his marriage cert. but not his baptism as the site I go on does not have it, so I cannot confirm Sarah is his mother. As I said I have not got any information on the two John's the only information from Archibald John Calcott Farlow research on the different Farlow trees. But I think he knew what he was doing as very thing else I have found about the Farlow's he also had found out. Going back to William he had ten children of which two died as babies/birth, Eleanor who you mention was his first child and her full name is Eleanor Bradley Farlow and Bradley is a name that seems to run in my ancestor's lines, and as you will have noticed Sally's last name was Bradley so their must be some connection. As to his profession he was a French Polisher/Broker and as to this meaning what we would know it to mean(banking/stocks/shares) this is not what it is he had a shop in Regent street, London and was a broker of furniture. The other William I mentioned was his uncle and was a Undertaker and I have found out information about him, this is why I am surprised that I can find out nothing about John.
I'm not convinced that the Farleys and Farlows are the same family.
John Farley didn't marry Sally Bradley until 11 Dec 1801 at St George Hanover Square, where William Farley was a witness and he too signed with an X
It looks unlikely therefore that William Farlow the undertaker born 1794 was their son. William Farlow married Sarah Harris at St George Hanover Square on 17 May 1824, and at the baptism of their daughter Sarah Farlow on 29 Oct 1825 also at StGHSq William was described as a broker of Albemarle St.
However, the use of the middle name Bradley by William Farlow born 1826 might well point to the Farley/Bradley marriage as being in his line.
Do you have any family papers that show that
a) William born 1827 had parents John and Sarah, other than his marriage cert in 1848?
b) that John was born in Hackney c1802 (there was a John baptised in Hackney but he was the son of John and Martha)
c) that John was the son of John and Sally who married in 1801?
d) John born c1802 was the brother of William the undertaker born c1794?
If not, are your assumptions based on
a) the 1848 marriage cert naming William's father as John dec'd?
b) the name Bradley used as a middle named by William's first daughter linking William to John and Sally (Bradley) who married in 1801?
Sorry I have not replied to the above message but what with the Bank Holiday and having thing to do I have not been on line.
I do not have any papers that show any of the above information, only the marriage cert. and the research done by Archibald Farlow. But I do not take any thing for granted I do my own research to prove that what I am told or other research is correct. Up till now I cannot find any proof, other than John Farlow and Sally Bradley's marriage.
Thanks Diana. I was hoping you were going to say you had a family bible, or it was family legend or whatever. Archibald Farlow died over 20 years ago aged 92. Researching today is much easier than it was in his day.
I'll take another look.