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Henry Crawley Farre, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Brockville, ON, Canada
Death: September 15, 1905 (72)
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry William Richard Farre and Susan Farre
Husband of Anne Farre, SM/PROG
Father of Susan Mary Pfohl; Frederick Henry Farre; Jessie Ellen Eliza Eldridge; William Richard Farre; Anna Letitia Maria Ballantine and 4 others

Occupation: Originally a Mechanic in Canada and then in South Africa a Confectioner and Baker
Managed by: John Sparkman
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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 Henry William Richard Farre 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.Lieutenant Robert Hart, II SV/PROG

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

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Henry Crawley Farre, SV/PROG's Timeline

May 3, 1833
Brockville, ON, Canada
July 9, 1857
Age 24
Brockville, ON, Canada
April 2, 1859
Age 25
Brockville, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada
February 19, 1862
Age 28
Somerset East, EC, South Africa
May 17, 1864
Age 31
Somerset East, EC, South Africa
June 24, 1866
Age 33
Somerset East, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 19, 1868
Age 35
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
March 22, 1871
Age 37
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 24, 1873
Age 40
Somerset East, EC, South Africa