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landy63

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Researching Farrell family
« on: September 19, 2012, 07:53:01 PM »
Hi all i have been researching my family history on my fathers side George owen Farrell born 1939, his father also George Farrell was born in Ribbleton villa James street llandudno in 1913. His fathers name was James Owen Farrell or sometimes spelt Farrelle born 1884 and was married to Mary Chester born 1885. James father was John owen Farrell who was a mineral water manufacturer in llandudno I have no other details of john but i know he was deceased when James and Mary were married in 1912. Mary's father was Richard Chester who was also deceased when they were married can one help with any information on these Farrell's. My  is Paul Farrell and I live in Colchester, Essex. England

suepp

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 08:20:27 PM »
Hi, welcome to the forum, in the 1929 directory a George Farrell is listed at 32 Alexandra Road, his occupation is not recorded. No other Farrells are  listed.   

In the Trades section there is a listing for a Mineral Water Manufacturers at Maesdu Road which is located just over the railway from Alexandra road  - Mineral Waters Allied Depot, R. Ellis and Sons Ltd. & Jewsbury & Brown.

Hope this helps

landy63

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 08:33:36 PM »
Thank you for the information it will give me something to look into. Paul

Jack

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 09:10:49 PM »
I was wondering if this old enamel sign is advertising a product made by the Mineral Water manufacturers on Maesdu Road?

landy63

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 09:32:22 PM »
Thankyou for posting picture of advertising sign i will investigate further. Paul

Cambrian

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 06:56:25 PM »
A little bit to add to what suepp has said.

The 1922 Street Directory show Slack and Cox as being at 8 James Street and Taliesin Street. By 1925, the premises seems to have been taken over by David Davies, Builder. Salford Villa was or is number 8.  Ribbleton Villa was number 5 James Street.

By 1939, a George Farrell was living at 20 Jubilee Street and 32 Alexandra Road was the address of Mrs E J Farrell - possibly the widow of George senior ?

North Wales BMD is a good free site to look at - for example a Mary Farrell died in Llandudno in 1898. The site is run by the Registration Service and enables you to obtain copy certificates.

Hope this is of help.

landy63

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 07:40:06 PM »
Thanks for the information, Mrs E J Farrell was my Grandmother, im not sure if the George Farrell was My father who was born in 1939 of my Grandfather who was alive until 1983 20 Jubilee street is an address im aware of but Alexandra road is a new one. The Mary Farrell in my tree died in 1916 at the age of 32, i am finding it hard to find any records for John Owen Farrell my great great grandfather all I know is that he was deceased when James Owen Farrell and Mary Chester were married in 1912. My Grandfather George Farrell was captured by the Germans after being betrayed by some Belgium farmers for a poultry sum in Belgium in 1942 and spent the rest of the war years in a prisoner of war camp. Paul Farrell



mollie

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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 05:19:37 PM »
Just spotted this and remember looking at a family named  Farrell on the 1911 census over the weekend they were in Mostyn Street not sure whether this hinders or helps!

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 10:46:13 AM »
Rather late with a reply for this, but here goes.

I've never seen any reference to a James Owen Farrell as a mineral water manufacturer in Llandudno, so I can only conjecture that he was not in business for himself, but rather an employee at one of the other factories, probably that of William Hill.

Salford Villa was the home of William Hill (Hill was born in Salford, hence the name). The factory was attached to the house. Hill died in 1928, but by then he was retired and living in Deganwy Avenue, so evidently Slack & Cox had taken over the business. Judging by the Slack & Cox bottles found, the takeover must have happened around the time of the Great War.

That Slack & Cox sign is a beauty. If it ever became available I would love to add it to my collection!!