Thursday, 7 April 2016

Mr Farr, Tamworth Carrier (c1649-1770)

Strange things you find when searching the newspapers on Find My Past.

February 13, 1770

DIED. At Birmingham, aged 121, Mr Farr, Tamworth Carrier, who had twenty-one children, nineteen of whom were married. He had in the whole, children, grand-children, and great grand children, to the amount of 144 ; but what is remarkable, he out-lived all his numerous posterity, and has left 10,000l. to charitable uses.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I do a lot of newspaper research and it is gems like this that sometimes take me down a rabbit hole. I end up doing several hours of research on the people mentioned. Even now, I really want to go find this gentleman's birth record. Living to age 121 seems so unlikely in this time period.