Who is George Thomas Augustus FARRELL?
I have a solid brick wall with George Thomas Augustus FARRELL. I don?t know when he was born but he was ?of age? when he married Elizabeth KAY on 25 Feb. 1870 in Kingwilliamstown, Eastern Cape, SA when she was 23 years old. His marriage certificate says he was a storeman.
Elizabeth and her twin sister, Agnes were the daughters of Peter and Cecilia KAY of Kingwilliamstown and Fort Beaufort. Their younger brother, John was born in Athlone, Dublin so they were probably born in Ireland too although I haven?t been able to find out where. The next 4 children were all born in the Eastern Cape.
Mary Ann (1856-1884) married William HENRY; Edward Arthur (1857); Cecelia (1859); Peter (1862).
Elizabeth died on the 15 April 1883 and according to the inventory their house and goods did not cover the cost of their expenses. George applied for a mortgage which he eventually paid back but the 4 children were sent to live with Aunt Agnes Selina KAY who was married to Michael KELLY, a shoemaker, who had 7 children of their own.
Cecil John; William Cecil (1868); James Henry (1870); Thomas Patrick (1872); Cecilia (1874); Edward Arthur (1876); Catherine Mary (1878).
George T A FARRELL went on to marry Emily POPE, born PITTAWAY. He was a shop assistant and she was the Proprietor of the Victoria Hotel, Alice, Eastern Cape. The hotel had been left to her by her late husband, Charles POPE. George and Emily had a daughter, Gertrude Jane FARRELL who married a Mr SCHEIDEL. By Feb 1896 Emily had to apply for a mortgage and was described as a widow. She died in the mental hospital, Grahamstown in 1916. I can?t find any record of the death of George Thomas A FARRELL. I would also very much like to find the family of Gertrude Jane SCHEIDEL.