Arthur James Farmar

Male, (1863 - 1932)
FatherFrederick Thomas Farmar (1833 - 1913)
MotherEllen Chant (circa 1841 - 1934)
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthArthur James Farmar was born 1863 in New Zealand. 
INFO BIRTH DATE: 1863 May 12 Blenheim. (HistAlmLost 2:2.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Birth. 1863 Farmar, Arthur James #316 [Wairau dist]. (NZCivRegInd LDS6341153.) 
INFO EMPLOYER. Alfred George Fell, general merchant in Blenheim. Started in 1871, sold out to Levin & moved to Picton. (CyclopNZ 5:318.) 
MarriageHe married Jessie Myhill Worthington, daughter of John Scott Worthington and Mary Elizabeth Susannah Norton, 1890 in New Zealand. 
INFO MARRIAGE INFO. 1890 Feb 15, Havelock, Marlborough --civ reg ref. 396 [sic]. (HistAlmLost 2:2.) 
INFO NEWS ITEM. Marlborough Express 11 Mar 1890. Local and General News. Insurance - Messrs. W.M. Bannatyne and Co. announce that Mr. A. J. Farmar has been appointed local Agent for the Royal Insurance Company. (MarlExprDig 11 Mar 1890, p.2.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Marriage. 1890 Farmar, Arthur James #386 (NZCivRegInd LDS6341154.) 
INFO BLENHEIM COUNCILLOR from 1894-98. A.J. Farmar, accountant. (First100, pp.55,206.) 
INFO DIRECTORIES. 1894 Farmar, Arthur J (Fell Bros & Co) Blenhiem. 1900-01 same info. 1902 Farmar, Arthur Jas, Blenhiem M. 1904, 1906 occup frmr. 1907-08 no listing. 1909 frmr Blenheim. 1910-12 sheep frmr, Birch Hill M. (WiseNelsDir and StonNelsDir LDS447569-571.) 
INFO NEWS OF WOOL SALES. Evening Post [Wellington NZ], 17 Jan 1896, p.2. THE WELLINGTON SALES. "The wool sales which opened at the Exchange Buildings at noon to-day, give promise of being the most successful of their kind yet held here. . .. Mr. A. J. Farmar wielded the [auction] hammer on behalf of Messrs. Laery & Co. . . . (EveningPosPP.) 
INFO DIRECTORY 1906. Altimarlock Station (Mr. A. Farmar, proprietor). 2700 aces of freehold, 26 miles from Blenheim. Well-watered and subdivided, laid down in cocksfoot, cowgrass and clover. 15-20 miles of fencing, half rabbit proof. Sheep flock "consists of strong combing Merinos, of the Murray type, of South Australia." (CyclopNZ, 5:432.) 
Note NOTE: 28 Dec 1907 Wife and daughter Rona drowned in Opawa River at Blenheim. 
INFO FATHER'S OBITUARY 26 June 1913 lists son Arthur Farmar of Leatham, Marlborough. (MarlExpress 28 Jun 1913, p.4.) 
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. Marriage in the District of Palmerston North [New Zealand]. 10 June 1915 at the Registrar's Office, Palmerston North. Arthur James Farmar, 49, accountant, widower 23 December 1907. Born Blenheim. Present residence Palmerston North, usual residence Blenheim. Father Frederick Thomas Farmar, Brewer. Mother Ellen Farmar, maiden surname Chant. Bridget Haybittle, 33, domestic duties, widow 21 December 1907, born Blenheim, present residence Palmerston Norh, usual residence Blenheim. Father Edward Slattery, farmer. Mother Margaret Slattery, maiden surname Sullivan. Widnesses Janey Haywood, Royal Hotel, Palmerston North. Muriel Millner "Ratinea" Featherston St. Palm North. Signed by L.G.M. Shortt, deputy registrar. (HaybittlePap 18Aug2014.) 
MarriageArthur James Farmar married Bridget Slattery 10 June 1915 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. 
INFO CIV REG IND NZ Marriage 1915 Farmar, Arthur James. #3694. (NZCivRegInd LDS6341154.) 
INFO DIRECTORIES. 1922-23,1925-32 Farmar, Arthur Jas sheep frmr, Beaver rd, B (StonCantDir LDS447573-576) Note 1922-Arthur Farmer no occup. 
INFO DIRECTORY. 1923 listings: Farmar & Co, produce merchants, High st. B=Blenheim. Farmar Arthur Jas, sheep frmr, Beaver rd, B. Farmar Ellen Mrs. 252 Armagh st, Chch. Farmar, Fredk. Broadley (of Farmar & Co.) produce merchant, High st; p r New Renwich rd Fairhall, B. Farmar Fredk Seymour, shp fmr, Waikakaho, M=Marlborough. (StonCantDir LDS 0447573 May 1923, p. 579.) 
INFO DIRECTORY 1929. Farmar Arth Jas, seed mrcht, Beaver rd, Blenheim. (on Beaver rd betw Monro st. & George st., 2nd from Geo st.) (WiseNZPODir 1929.) 
DeathArthur James Farmar died 27 July 1932 in Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand. 
INFO OBITUARY. Marlborough Express, 28 Jul 1932. Mr. Arthur James Farmar. Died yesterday at residence on Beaver Road, age 69. Born in Blenhiem, 3d son of Mrs. Farmar of Christchurch and late F.T. Farmar who ... conducted business on the Grove Road site now occupied by Marlborough Brewery Co. Educated in Blenheim. Studied navigation and served apprenticeship on N.Z. Shipping Co. ship Waitangi and Orari. In 1883 joined staff of Fell Bros & Co., Blenheim merchant firm, and became partner. When firm sold to Levin & Co., he took up farming -- properties on Lower Wairau and Lake Grassmere, then Altamarlock, and later the Leatham. Abt 20 yr ago, took over agency for Cooper & Son, seedsman. Retired recently. For a short time, a member of the Borough Council. Married Jessie Worthington at Havelock 42 yr ago. Two of four children survive, Mrs. Duncan Pattie of Dillon's Point and Mrs. C. Bradley of Auckland. Only son Noel killed in action in France. Mrs. Farmar and dtr Rona died in drowning on the Opawa River 22 yrs ago. Abt 17 yr ago married Mrs. B. Haybittle of Palmerston North, the former Miss B. Slattery of Blenheim. Survived by widow, mother age 91 in Christchurch, brothers F.B. Farmar of Blenheim, Captain Frank Farmar, master of the Port Fairey and senior skipper for the Port and Dominion Line, Charles Farmar of Canterbury, and sisters Mrs. S. Broadbent of Te Kawa, King Country, Mrs. Nairn, widow of Dr. Nairn of Blenheim, now of Wellington, Mrs. W.R. Scott of Blenheim and Mrs. H.W. Horton of Blenheim. Private burial tomorrow at Omaka Cemetery. (MarlExpress, 28 July 1932.) 
INFO PROBATE REGISTER. 20 Sep 1932. No.40. Arthur James Farmar, representative, of Blenheim, died 27 Jul 1932. Administration to Bridget Farmar, widow of Blenheim. Estate sworn under £2000 gross £700 net. Supreme Court no. 1667. Accounts filed. (NZTestReg LDS 1515118.) 
INFO PROBATE FILE LOCATION. Archives New Zealand. Blenheim High Court. Numeric probate case files. Farmar, Arthur James, 1932-1932. agency ADBY; series 17543, accession W5411; box/item 41; record no. 1667. Held at Wellington. (ArchNZArchwy.) 
INFO CEMETERY MONUMENT: Omaka Cemetery, Blenhiem N.Z. Farmar family includes Arthur James Farmar d. 27 July 1932 a. 69. (NZCemRec LDS6341119#219 p.13 #193.) 
INFO BIOGRAPHY. Jessie and Arthur Farmar in David Hill's book on the Worthington family. (HistAlmLost 2:3.) 


Jessie Myhill Worthington (1869 - 1907)