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Farrer, Williamlocked

  • James Tait
  • , revised by H. C. G. Matthew


Farrer, William (1861–1924), historian and genealogist, born at Little Marsden, near Burnley, Lancashire, on 28 February 1861, was the second son of William Farrer Ecroyd (1827–1915), tory politician and worsted manufacturer, and his first wife Mary, née Backhouse. The son changed his surname to ...

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English Historical Review
Calendars of the grants of probate … made in … HM court of probate [England and Wales]
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