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Re: Captain Thomas Farrell, partner of Emma, "Queen of New Guinea"
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 28 January 17 09:16 GMT (UK) »
http://www.rookwoodcemetery.com.au/deceased-search-engine
THOMAS FARRELL; age 47; date of service 8/03/1888; Zone B FF   299
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01jd8/

Headstone inscription: Erected by E. E. F.

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Re: Captain Thomas Farrell, partner of Emma, "Queen of New Guinea"
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 28 January 17 09:49 GMT (UK) »
New Zealand newspapers  https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz
(click on link and then "Newspapers" for search screen)

Saerching for "tom farrell" returns, amongst others
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AS19090814.2.100?query=tom%20farrell

 
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Captain Thomas Farrell, partner of Emma, "Queen of New Guinea"
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 28 January 17 10:40 GMT (UK) »
Amazing work in such a short time!   Once again, I am impressed with RootsChat.
cupoflife has surely found Captain Tom Farrell who died in the PA Hospital 6 Mar 1888, aged 47 & who is buried at Rookwood Cem.
The article published in Auckland found by hanes teulu containing the story of Louis Becke is much appreciated; it describes Tom & Emma in a favourable light; not all authors have been positive.
We still lack facts as to his parents & surviving family (if any).   I await in hope for a message submitted by a descendant or a relative.
KF

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Re: Captain Thomas Farrell, partner of Emma, "Queen of New Guinea"
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 28 January 17 11:12 GMT (UK) »
Was he born in NSW?
NSW births 1840-1842
478/1840 V1840478 61 Thomas FARRELL; Father-William; Mother-Anne
1169/1840 V18401169 133 Thomas FARRELL; Father-William; Mother-Anne
Looks like the same birth. If needed NSW expert JM will explain  ;)


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Re: Captain Thomas Farrell, partner of Emma, "Queen of New Guinea"
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 28 January 17 11:38 GMT (UK) »
Possibly?

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2551656
FOUND,
ON Sunday last, in Robertson's Bay, a small GIG BOAT. The Owner may have
the same by applying to James Farrel, Waterman Cambridge-street, sydney, and paying the expenses. WILLIAM FARREL.
Sydney, 25th April, 1839.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28651854
Copper-fastened boat &c.
MR. STUBBS will Sell by Public Auction, TO-MORROW, the 11th July, 1840, at the Queen's Wharf, at Eleven o'clock, without reserve.
A strong well built boat, nearly new, copper fastened, sixteen feet in the keel, and in sound condition, fit for general purpose.
In the care of William Farrell, waterman,
No. 7 boat, at the Jetty.
Terms-Cash.


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Re: Captain Thomas Farrell, partner of Emma, "Queen of New Guinea"
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 28 January 17 11:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), Tuesday, 1st December 1885, page 3.

A CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE SOUTH SEAS

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/52044237?searchTerm=

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Re: Captain Thomas Farrell, partner of Emma, "Queen of New Guinea"
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 28 January 17 13:42 GMT (UK) »
Anchor425,
If you click on the link I gave you for the "favourable" story of Tom, and click on "Back to search results", you'll see "THE STORY TELLER The awful duel on Ulund".

Click on and para 1 of that article refers to "... Tom Farrell, the English trader." However, later in the article he is referred to as "... that sauvage Irlandais Tom Farrell".
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Captain Thomas Farrell, partner of Emma, "Queen of New Guinea"
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 29 January 17 04:26 GMT (UK) »
For Jamjar
With your link, I have found the "Rookwood_Search_for_a_Grave_1485655577.pdf" but I cant find the transcription online; what is its source?   The initials in "Erected by E. E. F." are no doubt those of Emma Eliza Forsayth (nee Coe), i.e., Queen Emma.

For hanes teulu
Tom's description as a wild Irishman suggests he may have had an Irish accent, so may not have been born in NSW; then again would children born in NSW of Irish immigrants inherit & retain the Irish accent?   He was certainly an adventurer, he engaged in blackbirding & allegations against him included arson (of a new residence built by RC missionaries in Kokopo) and fleecing some of the victims of the fraudulent Marquis de Rays' escaping from the disastrous colony of "Nouvelle France" at Port Breton.

For Aussie1947
The article is one I have not seen before and of considerable interest, especially WRT Tom's background, viz., "In the year 1876, an Englishman named Thomas Farrell, who previous to that time had been engaged in farming pursuits in Victoria and New Zealand successively, proceeded in his own vessel, the brig Vision, upon a trading expedition to the Friendly and Navigator (Samoan) Islands, cruising as far down as the Carolines.   From thence he proceeded to Samoa, where he was engaged for about twelve months in business."   
While the story gives brief mention of Emma Forsayth & then only as Tom's "wife" ("Farrell's wife was already, an American, being the daughter of a United States consul at Samoa"), the chronology of events is generally consistent with those in R.W. Robson's book "Queen Emma". His classification as "Englishman" probably meant he was a British subject.  Was Tom from Victoria rather than NSW?  Obviously, he was a man of some means before his trading in New Guinea. 

For cupoflife
The ads of 1839 & 1840 inform us that there were watermen named James & William Farrell in Sydney Harbour at that time.  As you say, a connection to Tom (as a parent &/or uncle) is possible, especially as you have shown, in 1840, a Thomas Farrell was born to William & Anne Farrell.  In support, there was no death in NSW from 1840 to 1887 of a Thomas Farrell with so-named parents.

Once again, many thanks for all your contributions.
KF

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Re: Captain Thomas Farrell, partner of Emma, "Queen of New Guinea"
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 29 January 17 08:25 GMT (UK) »
KF, I have the Rookwood inscription disc.

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