Archive for August, 2013

Do you remember the FARR FAMILY?

August 29, 2013

THE FARR FAMILY OF PONTYPOOL

As  I have said on several occasions, a number of visitors to this blog have been thrilled to find information about their families. Some send me emails asking about specific people who are their ancestors; and frequently the enquiries come from people in other countries.

Recently I received such an email from Jim Farr of Eliot Maine USA. I quote his email below:

 “I’m trying to find information on Lilly Ada Farr (born 1885), the daughter of William Henry Farr and Amelia Myra Phillips. William was a butcher and dealer (of pigs, I think, if he followed in his grandfather’s footsteps). Lilly would be my 1st cousin 2 times removed. I have heard that she was a spinster and ran some sort of shop in Pontypool. Other than that I have no other info. She was one of five sisters (Amelia, Gertrude, Beatrice, and Constance Evelyn “Effie”), all who died by 1919. I believe I found William listed in the 1901 Kelly’s Directory of Monmouthshire (Pontypool) as a butcher at Market hall. The middle initial is given as G. but I still think he is the correct one.

    I just found the blog tonight, so I haven’t started searching yet – except to have noticed what you wrote about Osborne Cottage – I recognized the name because the William Farr family lived at 4 Castle Terrace (Osborne Rd.) according to the 1901 census.

    Thanks in advance for anything that may head me in the right direction!”

 

It’s my policy, because of the abuse of email addresses by spammers, not to give out addresses without the specific permission of the owners, but if you have any information about the Farr family, please either put a comment on the blog or email me with the information and I will either pass it on to Jim or put him in touch with you.

Incidentally, talking about comments on the blog, I always allow them if they are relevant, no matter in how slight a way. But I have had some people trying to put on comments which have little or nothing to do with the blog contents; sometimes they are even trying to advertise their businesses. All these I refuse to allow and they end up in my trash bin. However, if you have made a genuine comment and it does not appear on the blog after a day or two please email me and I shall enquire into it. There is a slight possibility that your comment might not have reached me for some technical reason.

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