Farrer,  Leonard

Farrer, Leonard

Male 1931 - 1996  (65 years)

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  • Name Farrer, Leonard  [1, 2
    Born 24 Jul 1931  Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1960 
    England to Canada 
    Find A Grave Memorial 170763990 
    Name Len 
    Occupation Truck Driver 
    Possessions Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    21 Mrytle Avenue 
    Died 24 Nov 1996  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Cancer 
    Buried Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Highland Memorial Gardens
    Person ID I16  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Morgan, James,   b. 6 Feb 1900, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1955, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Cowan, Catherine,   b. 20 Jun 1893, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1939, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Walker, Mary Edith,   b. 28 Mar 1932, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 2016, Oshawa, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Nov 1954  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Farrer, Jeffrey Robert Merlyn  [natural]
    +2. Farrer, Andrew  [natural]
    +3. Farrer, Kathy,   b. 4 Apr 1962, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jul 1931 - Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Nov 1954 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - 21 Mrytle Avenue - - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cancer - 24 Nov 1996 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Farrer, Andrew young
    Farrer, Andrew young
    Farrer, Leonard and Mary Walker at Gretna Green
    Farrer, Leonard and Mary Walker at Gretna Green
    Farrer, Leonard with Kathy and Mary Walker
    Farrer, Leonard with Kathy and Mary Walker

    Documents
    Farrer, Leonard Birth Record Registered 1931 GRO
    Farrer, Leonard Birth Record Registered 1931 GRO
    Farrer, Leonard Death Notice
    Farrer, Leonard Death Notice
    McCourt, Florence LEtter
    McCourt, Florence LEtter
    Farrer, Leonard Birth Index.jpg
    Farrer, Leonard Birth Index.jpg

    Headstones
    Farrer, Leonard and Mary Edith Walker Grave Stone
    Farrer, Leonard and Mary Edith Walker Grave Stone
    Farrer, Leonard and Mary Edith Walker Grave Stone
    Farrer, Leonard and Mary Edith Walker Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Farrer Family Crest
    Farrer Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • stephen [mailto:stephen@cockbain.wanadoo.co.uk] Sent: December 13, 2006 9:07 AM To: sandi@sandisullivan.com Subject: Farrer Hi Sandi, My granda was john joseph (or Jack) Farrer, Lenny's brother. You seem to have done quite a bit of research into the Farrer family. However, I think you should know something about Lenny Farrer's origins.

      I always assumed that they were full brothers. Years ago, I was researching the family history, concentrating on the origins of the Farrer’s; however, when I paid more attention to later generations I noticed something was amiss. Leonard was registered in SEP 1931, while Bob Farrer died on March 27th, 1930: I mentioned this to my grandma, and she said that Lenny's dad was Manager of the Kells Co-op: I later learned that his name was James Morgan.

      When Lenny and Mary were over here in about 1992 I gave Lenny a copy of a family tree I'd drawn up, assuming that the Farrer’s were his forbears.

      If you like, I can give you info on Lenny's mother's side, the Cowan’s, several of whom emigrated to Canada, like the Reverend John Joseph Cowan. Regards Stephen

      robert [mailto:robert@cockbain.wanadoo.co.uk] Sent: December 14, 2006 1:32 PM To: sandi@sandisullivan.com Subject: Farrer

      James Morgan died January 24th, 1955, according to the stone I once came across in the cemerty; Wife Lizzie died January 4th, 1985, aged 85; their daughter Florence Lewis died 20th October, 2000, aged 72 years. James was 54, so was probably born 1900, though 2 or 3 were registered that year.

      Kells is an area of Whitehaven. In the 3 baptisms I came upon, he was called a shop assistant, shop Manager, and Salesman. I've no idea what Lenny knew about his dad, though he did visit a half sister at least once. By Florence Morgan did you mean Florence McCourt?

      After Bob Farrer died, Kate got involved with Morgan, who clearly went back to his Wife. She then took up with a man called John McCourt; my granda and his brothers didn't get along with him and moved out. A daughter Florence was born in 1936; she died about 3 years ago, and was the one Lenny visited, though his brothers didn't have anything to do with her.

      Lenny was brought up by a Mrs. Frears, while Florence was raised by her much older half-sister.

      James Morgan was described as a shop Manager in the right area of town, and when I mentioned the name to my grandma she said it was the right one.

      Hi Sandi, I didn't know if she was still around or not. Sorry to hear that. My grandma said Lenny knew who his real dad was. He was also the only member of the family who had anything to do with Florence McCourt. I don't know if you've noticed the other photo I've got of Catherine Cowan. It is on the tree under her mother Elizabeth Mossop. I got it off Lenny's cousin Mabel Croasdell in West Bromwich, who was born in 1920 (got an Xmas card off her last year). October 2016.

  • Sources 
    1. [S425] This person gave details on themselves.

    2. [S178] GRO England and Wales.
      Record for Leonard Farrer

    3. [S566] Obituary.