Saturday, September 11, 2010

Surname Saturday - Farrell

This week's surname is FARRELL - the 3rd of my four main branches, and is my paternal grandfather's line.

Robert Allan FARRELL (my father) was born on 26 April, 1927 in Abernethy, Saskatchewan, Canada and died on 12 August, 1962 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada and is buried in Rosedale Cemetery in Moose Jaw. He married Rhona MacDonald MARSHALL (1933 - 2003) on 15 August, 1953 in Balcarres, Saskatchewan, Canada and they had three children, all living. Robert is the second child of Robert FARRELL and Helen "Nellie" DEVLIN.

Robert FARRELL was born 15 Dec. 1896 in Ballyreagh, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland and died 27 March, 1965 in Balcarres, Saskatchewan, Canada and is buried in Regina Memorial Gardens in Regina, Saskatchewan. Robert married Helen "Nellie" DEVLIN between 1921 and 1926, most probably in Govan, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Their children were:

Forbes Peter (b. 18 May 1923 -d. 22 July 2000)
Robert Allan (see above)
John (b. July 1929 - d. 19 Oct. 2007)
Living Farrell

Robert is the second child of Williams Forbes FARRELL and Elizabeth Jane MAZE.

William Forbes FARRELL was born 19 Oct. 1869 in Ballyreagh, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland and died before 1937, most likely in Ballyreagh. William married Elizabeth Jane MAZE (1870-?) on 12 June 1894 in Aghavea, Co. Fermanagh. Their children were:

Joseph (b. 5 Dec.1895 - d. ?)
Robert (see above)
John William b. 26 April 1898 - d. ?)
Lillian Olivia (b. 16 Aug. 1899 - d. ?)
Margaret (b. 4 Nov. 1900 - d. ?)
Maude b. 6 Dec. 1903 - d. ?)
Forbes (b. 4 Dec. 1904 - d. 2 Nov. 1979)
James (b. 14 Feb. 1906 - d. 27 July 1972)
Kathleen (b. 12 Oct. 1912 - d. ?)

William Forbes was the son of William FARRELL and Eliza PETERS.

William FARRELL was born about 1834 in Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland. He married Eliza PETERS (abt 1834-?) on 6 May 1856 in Aghavea, Co. Fermanagh. Their known children were:

Ann (b. 14 May 1864 - d. ?)
Margaret (b. 29 Sept. 1866 - d. ?)
William Forbes (see above)
Joseph (b. 1 Jan. 1873 - d. ?)

I still have quite a bit of research to do on the Farrell line. If you think we might be related, please contact me at alana dot farrell at sympatico dot ca or by using the "contact" button.


  1. I haven't found that we are related but I also have Farrell's in my family tree. My great grandmother was a Farrell. My great grandmother's grandmother was Elizabeth Marshall Farrell. Elizabeth Marshall was born in North Carolina in 1804, she married a Farrell but we don't know his first name or when he died.

  2. It does seem that some surnames are nearly everywhere. I wonder if it is because of names from a Bible. Like Adams, Matthew, Peters.
    I hadn't realized Peters were also in Ireland. but it stands to reason.

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog - I hope your tendonitis hasn't caused you any trouble since! I love looking at old photos (whether or not I know the people in them makes absolutely no difference to me, strangely enough :-) so I had a good look at all of yours to see if I recognised faces or names. Sadly, though, I didn't (and, also, surprisingly so - being Irish, one expects to be related to everyone!)