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Farrell/Farrell of Camdridgeshire
« on: Sunday 24 December 17 09:28 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for the baptism c1780 of Joseph Farrell/Farrall who at his marriage in in Epsom, Surrey in 1809 gives his home town as Wood Ditton, Cambridgeshire. He was Clerk of the Course at Epsom Racecourse from 1820s until his death in Epsom in 1845 aged 65. I have his will which does not help.

Can anyone help please?

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Re: Farrell/Farrell of Camdridgeshire
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 December 17 09:16 GMT (UK) »
It is likely that Wood Ditton was not his place of birth just where he was living.  It is very close to Newmarket where he may have worked before Epsom. 

I have distant family (not Farrell) in W D who were born in Epsom they were grooms and trainers.
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Re: Farrell/Farrell of Camdridgeshire
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 December 17 11:04 GMT (UK) »
There are a couple of newspaper ads (Bury and Norwich Post)  in June 1811 regarding the auction of furniture and household goods belonging to "Joseph Farral of Newmarket" who was changing his residence.
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Re: Farrell/Farrell of Camdridgeshire
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 December 17 09:18 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both. I am trying to connect Joseph Farrell to the Thomas Farrell (my 4x great grandfather) who was in Ashtead, Surrey, next to Epsom, in 1801 when his (Thomas's) daughter Sarah was born. Thomas would be the right age to be a brother of Joseph, but the only reference to Thomas in Ashtead is the birth of Sarah.