Henry Crawley Farre, SV/PROG (1833 - 1905)

‹ Back to Farre surname

View Henry Crawley Farre, SV/PROG's complete profile:

  • See if you are related to Henry Crawley Farre, SV/PROG
  • Request to view Henry Crawley Farre, SV/PROG's family tree

Share

Birthplace: Brockville, ON, Canada
Death: Died
Occupation: Originally a Mechanic in Canada and then in South Africa a Confectioner and Baker
Managed by: John Sparkman
Last Updated:

About Henry Crawley Farre, SV/PROG

Henry Crawley Farre

The Farres had emigrated from Brockville, Canada and arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in late January or early February 1861/1862. The Farres travelled from Canada to New York to wait for the ship that was to take them to South Africa, probably late in 1860/1861 when the St, Lawrence River was frozen at that time of the year.

The reasons that prompted Henry Crawley Farre and his wife Anne Farre to emigrate from Canada to Somerset East, South Africa, are not known. However it is a distinct possibility that they were persuaded to make a change by his father, Henry William Richard Farre http://www.geni.com/people/Henry-William-Richard-Farre/6000000011123035432 who had probably moved from Durban, South Africa, between 1860 and 1861 to Somerset East and there leased a portion of the farm Glen Avon owned by Robert Hart.http://www.geni.com/people/Robert-Ruben-Hart/6000000002147187009?through=6000000002146390884

I do not know when my grandfather met Anne Farre's (nee Wiltse) daughter, Susan Mary Farre but I am positive that the meeting must have taken place at Somerset East, South Africa, to which town her parents came from Canada.

Despite searching the shipping intelligence in the "Argus", the "Cape Government Gazette" (which, at that time, did not publish only Government Notices) and the "Eastern Province Herald", I have not discovered the precise date of their arrival, but my mother said that they arrived either in late January or early February of 1862 and were conveyed by ox wagon of Mr. Robert Mitford Bowker from Port Elizabeth to Somerset East, after having been brought ashore from the ship in a surf-boat.

Edna Clare Sparkman (nee Robertson) descended from the Pfohls and Farres. 10th September, 1983

view all 12

Henry Crawley Farre, SV/PROG's Timeline

1833
May 3, 1833
Brockville, ON, Canada
1856
October 2, 1856
Age 23
USA
1857
July 9, 1857
Age 24
Brockville, ON, Canada
1859
April 2, 1859
Age 25
1862
February 19, 1862
Age 28
Somerset East, EC, South Africa
1864
May 17, 1864
Age 31
Somerset East, EC, South Africa
1866
June 24, 1866
Age 33
Somerset East, EC, South Africa
1868
July 19, 1868
Age 35
Somerset East, EC, South Africa
1871
March 22, 1871
Age 37
1873
September 24, 1873
Age 40
Somerset East, EC, South Africa