Descendants of Thomas Farrell - 2

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Descendants of Thomas Farrell
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Thomas Farrell, who married Anne Amy at the beginning of the 19th century, was an immigrant to Jersey, but it is not known where he came from, although it was probably Ireland. Descendants of Thomas Farrell was added to the site in October 2016 and having received a new descendancy, we combined elements from both into this new tree in November 2017

The research we carried out to combine the trees identified a problem with the children of Thomas Farrell (gen 2), a mason.

We previously showed him as being married twice and having two children by Marguerite (Margaret) Marett, and then four more by Marie Romeril. However, the list of Farrell baptisms shows clearly that the two sets of children overlap. The 1891 census shows Thomas and Margaret still living together in their seventies.

It is now clear that there was more than one Thomas, and that the one married to Marie Romeril was born in 1807 in St John, and a thatcher. We have found records for the marriages of both Thomas Farrells, but have been unable to identify the parents of the earlier Thomas, who has now been omitted from this tree.

Further information received in December 2017 suggests that the Thomas Farrell who emigrated to Australia and married Naomi Goldsmith (gen 3) may have had no connection with Jersey and should not be in this tree. Passenger lists and an obituary for Thomas in Australia show his father as Patrick and his birthplace as Ireland, in 1842, which suggests that his family did not emigrate from Jersey.

We are investigating further, but suggest that the part of this tree highlighted in red is treated with suspicion.

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  • 1 Thomas Farrell ( -1814) [1] m (1799)[2] Anne Amy
    • 2 Nancy Sally Farrell (1804- ) (St P)
    • 2 Mary Jane Farrell (1806- ) (St My)
    • 2 Thomas Farrell (1814- ) (St P) m (1839, St H) Margueritte Marett (1819-1893) d of Jean and Elizabeth Deslandes [3]
      • 3 Margueritte Farrell (1840-1914) (St P)
        • 4 Alfred Tourneur Farrell (1861- )
        • 4 Mary Farrell (1863- )
        • 4 Louisa Farrell (1874)
        • 4 Maud Farrell (1881-1951)
      • 3 Thomas Farrell (1842- ) (St P) m (1868, Aus) Naomi Priscilla Maria Goldsmith (1850-1927)
        • 4 Laura Edith Farrell (1869-1932)
        • 4 Mabel Edith Farrell (1871- )
        • 4 Albert Seymour Farrell (1873-1874)
        • 4 Sydney Seymour Farrell (1876-1894)
        • 4 Horace Goldsmith Farrell (1878-1937) m (1907, Aus) Winifred Josephine Hone (1886-1966)
          • 5 Gwyneth Seymour Farrell (1904-1960)
          • 5 Elizabeth Mary Farrell (1910-1942)
          • 5 Joan Farrell (1914-1988)
        • 4 Leslie Plunkett Farrell (1887-1947)
      • 3 William Farrell (1845-1937) (St P) m (1869, St S) Marguerite Le Mottee (1842- )
        • 4 Lydia Jane Farrell (1870- )
        • 4 Henriette Farrell (1871- )
        • 4 William Thomas Farrell (1873- ) m (1904, St O) Adela Mary Pirouet (1886- )
          • 5 William Thomas Farrell (1904- )
          • 5 William George Farrell (1906- ) m (1930, St O) Hilda May Pipon (1906- )
        • 4 John Charles Farrell (1875- )
        • 4 George Philip Farrell (1877- )
      • 3 Jane Farrell (1847-1910) (St P)
      • 3 Mary Farrell (1849-1859) (St P)
      • 3 Eliza Farrell (1851- ) (St P)
      • 3 John Francis Farrell (1854-1858) (St P)
      • 3 Henrietta Emma Farrell (1856- ) (St P)
      • 3 George John Farrell (1858-1859) (St P)
      • 3 Georgiana Farrell (1861-1944) (St P)

Notes and references

  1. Born Cavan, Ireland in 1760s-70s. Soldier serving in Jersey in 1790s
  2. Married at Elizabeth Castle. Lived at Prospect Coggate, St Peter
  3. Thomas was a mason and the family lived at Hamptonne, St Peter, in 1841
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