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From: "Beth Farrington" <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] FARRINGTON-Advice and suggestions?
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:59:58 -0400
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Thanks Meg. I don't think this is my James though. I do have a definitive birth date of 28 Apr 1878 that I got from his military records. I've also learned from talking to family members that it is believed he may have had a brother that disappeared to Ohio.

I can't find a record of James FARRINGTON birth on the date I have so I wonder if he was born under another name. It is truly a puzzle.

This is what I know and can prove:

Birth: 28 Apr. 1878
1901- Salesman - 17 Haughton St., Collyhust, St. Oswalds, Lancashire
1901-Marriage to Annie WILLIAMSON
1914-Military service - 4th Battalion Kings Own Lancs Regt
1916-46 Whitley St., Manchester, England (Collyhurst)
1916 - July - 134 York Street, Toronto, Ontario
1916-1918 - Canadian Expeditionary Forces - Corps 3rd CCD - Depot 1st CRT ( Canadian Railway Troops)
10/26/16- Landed in France
18 Apr 1918 - Arrived Halifax, Nova Scotia - Aboard Mauretania from Liverpool
May 1918 - 370 Dundas St., W. Toronto, Ontario
Mar 1919 - 102 Prince Arthur St., W. Montreal
1950 - 401 Woodland, Verdun, Quebec, Canada

Any ideas, from anyone, are much appreciated. Thanks again Meg.


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Subject: Re: [LAN] FARRINGTON-Advice and suggestions?

Beth wrote:

I have lots of info on James once he married and while in the military
(military records show only birth date no parents), however identifying him
prior to 1901 has proven quite difficult. There are some family stories that
suggest he may have been adopted into the FARRINGTON name or the child of a
divorced family. I am wondering if anyone can help with this. I recently
received his marriage certificate and it indicates his father is ROBERT
FARRINGTON, but I can’t find him living with a Robert anywhere. It seems I
will have to get his birth certificate (though without confirmation of his
parents I'm not sure I can do this), but it will take weeks to arrive in the
US and I have a month left on my subscription. Does anyone know
the availability of divorce and adoption records in the 1880’s and/or have
any suggestions on how I can go about finding out more?

Hi Beth, could this be James and his Parents:

1871 Census - 3, Beckets CXt, St. Barnabus, Lancashire Reg Dist Manchester

Farrington Family

Hd Robert 40 b 1831 Scotland, Cott Wvr

Wi Maryann 40 b 1831 Salford Silk Picker

D Emma 5 b 1866 " Scholar

S James 11 months b 1870 Harpurhey Manchester

Wid Ann Eckersley 71 b 1800 Manchester Silk Picker

Couldnt find them in the 1861 Census, however I have found Mary Ann/James in the 1881/1891. let me know if you think this mis the correct Family and I'll send the info.....Meg

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