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John Thomas Matthew Farrier (1846 – 1914) is buried at LB H05, but there appears to be no extant memorial.  He died December, 1914 in Hastings aged 68.















John’s second wife, whom he married in 1882, was Sarah Ann Farrier (Ramkin), who was born in 1861.


John married Selina Jane GOLDER in June 1868 in Dover Kent England. Selina was born on 30 Oct 1850 in Dover Kent England.

Children from this marriage were:

i. John Thomas Matthew FARRIER was born in Dec 1868 in Ashford Kent England.

ii. George William FARRIER was born in Dec 1871 in Dover Kent England.

Iii. Ashton Thomas FARRIER  was born in Dec 1873 in Dover Kent England.

iv. Louisa Susannah FARRIER  was born in Jun 1876 in Hastings Sussex England and died in Mar 1908 in Hastings Sussex England at age 31.

John next married Sarah Ann RAMKIN in Dec 1882 in Hastings Sussex England. Sarah was born in Jun 1861 in Dover Kent England.

Children from this marriage were:

i. William Edward FARRIER was born in Jun 1885 in Hastings Sussex England and died in Sep 1891 in Hastings Sussex England at age 6.

ii. Walter James FARRIER was born in Sep 1886 in Hastings Sussex England and died on 8 Aug 1917 at Sea at age 30.

iii. Thomas Frederick FARRIER was born on 29 Jan 1889 in Hastings Sussex England and died on 17 May 1915 in Bethune Vendin-les-Bethune France at age 26.

iv. Percy Harold FARRIER was born in Dec 1890 in Hastings Sussex England.

v. Arthur Charles FARRIER [70760] was born on 20 May 1892 in Hastings Sussex England and died on 23 Feb 1962 in Stratford London England at age 69.

vi. Nellie Eliza FARRIER was born in Mar 1894 in Hastings Sussex England.

vii. Albert Edward FARRIER was born on 28 Mar 1897 in Hastings Sussex England and died on 4 Aug 1917 in Somme Picardy France at age 20.

viii. Ethel Mabel FARRIER was born on 22 Jun 1899 in Hastings Sussex England and died in 1975 in Southampton Hampshire England at age 76.

ix. Edith Grace FARRIER was born on 22 Jun 1899 in Hastings Sussex England and died in Sep 1900 in Hastings Sussex England at age 1, buried at KC D07.

x. Alice Pretoria FARRIER was born on 5 Sep 1900 in Hastings Sussex England and died in 1976 in Sevenoaks Kent England at age 76.

xi. John Thomas Matthew FARRIER  was born on 25 Mar 1902 in Hastings Sussex England and died in 1973 in Stratford London England at age 71.

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He was married twice, but his first wife outlived him, and thereby hangs a tale!

She was Selina Jane Farrier (Golder) (1850 - d.) married 1868 / Died 1938 aged 87


Address on Census 1891 - 52 Plynlimmon Road, Hastings, living with three sons and a daughter, Louisa Susannah, who married Charles Swaine (or Swain) who is listed as a Life Insurance Agent Worker. They had a daughter Dora.  Louisa was 32 when she died and is buried at EK D19.  Selina Farrier was living with them - mother-in-law, m, 50, Dress & Mantle Maker, worker, born Dover..

Farrier Family