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    James Lewis Farmiloe[1, 2]

    Male 1876 - 1922  (45 years)


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    • Name James Lewis Farmiloe 
      Born 3 Jun 1876  Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
      • The birth certificate shows that James Lewis was the son of John Farmiloe, of 16 Park Road Villas, Islington, Merchant, and Harriett Ann Farmiloe formerly Meakin.
      Gender Male 
      Education Between 1884 and 1889  Hythe, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      was probably sent a prep school at 5 Seabrook Terrace 
      • Two letters have survived from James Lewis at 5 Seabrook Terace, Hythe, to his "Papa". At a guess, they were written by a boy aged 8-10. It would seem likely that James was at a prep. school (as yet unidentified).
      Education From May 1890 to Jun 1890  Repton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      Address:
      Repton School 
      • James Lewis appears to have attended only one term. It is not known whether he was ill or if there was some other reason for such a brief attendance.
      Census 1901  Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
      Address:
      21 Fairhazel Gardens 
      • The 1901 census records the residence of James and his family at 21 Fairhazel Gardens, Hampstead:
        James Farmiloe; Head [of family]; married; Lead & Glass Merchant; [Employment status] Employer; [where born] London Holloway.
        Ethel Farmiloe; [relation to Head of Family]; married; [age last birthday] 25; [Profession or Occupation] blank; [Employment Status] blank; [Where Born] Highbury.
        Sybil Farmiloe; Daughter; 9 months.
        Sarah A Selfe; Servant; single; 25; Cook Domestic; Newcastle ...
        Isabella J E Nathan; Servant; single; 25; House Parlour Maid; Hampstead
        Annie C De Gruythas; Servant; single; 35; Nurse; Hampstead
      Occupation 1902  [8
      Director of T&W Farmiloe Ltd 
      • His address is given as Hill Mead, Bushey (Hertfordshire)
      Pastimes Between 1908 and 1910  [9, 10, 11
      was a keen amateur racing driver.motoring at Brooklands and elsewhere. 

      • James was a keen motorist. There are photographs of James driving an 18x22 Mercedes in 1906 and at Hythe in 1908.

        There are records of his racing a 24.8 hp Mercedes at Brooklands between 1908 and 1910:

        18.4.08 (Easter Sat) RACE 4. The Brooklands Cup.Copy of programme + 'Autocar' report (includes photo of start).

        9.5.08 RACE 5. Programme page missing but there is 'Autocar' report. He came 8/13 in 'The May Cup'

        29.5.09 / 31/5/09 Whitsun. 'Autocar' only for the 29.5 Meeting .RACE 11? Copy programme available for 31.5 Meeting - also 'Autocar' report RACE 6. The Whitsun Senior Private Competitors Handicap.

        30.6.09 RACE 5. June Private Competitors Handicap. Copy programme + 'Autocar' reports. There is a photograph of the competitors in the fifth race lined up by the paddock gate. JLF is in the foreground at no. 8. The "Autocar" reported: "The June Private Competitors' Handicap attracted eleven entries, all the cars going to the post. A very good race was won by two lengths by Mr Erl's De Dion "Elsa" from Mr J L Farmiloe's 24.8 h.p. Mercédes, Sir George Abercromby again being a very fast third. It is worth mentioning that Sir George's second lap was covered at the rate of 991//2 miles an hour [Note: it was not till 1913 that a motorist exceeded 100 mph] . One comment on this race I must make. Mr Erl must be warned of the extreme danger of waving his hand to his friends, and swerving badly in so doing.."

        27.4.10 RACE 5. April Junior Private Competitors Handicap (He came 3rd). Copy of programme.

        28.5.10 RACE 1. Whitsun Private Competitors Handicap. Copy of programme + 'Autocar' report.
      Pastimes 18 Apr 1908  [12
      raced a 37.7 hp Mercedes in the the Brooklands Cup (handicap event) and came fourth. 
      • On Easter Saturday 18 April 1908 the first open meeting of the Brooklands racing season took place. Autocar magazine reported that the waether was fine but cold. It commented that the event was not as well attended as the B.A.R.C. could have wished. It put this down to the expensive admission charge of 2s. 6d. for the "popular enclosure" and 3s. 6d. return rail fare from town. Also it found that refreshment prices were too high. HRH Prince Edward of Wales was an interested spectator.

        James Farmiloe competed in the Brooklands Handicap which was an event for private competitors over about 5 miles.Autocar remarked on how few competitors there were (8).
      Census 1911  Datchet, Eton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
      Address:
      Datchet Court 
      • James Lewis is listed as residing at Datchet Court, Datchet, Eton in the 1911 Census, along with wife Ethel Audrey and children Sybil and James Derrick (the author's father). Also resident or just viusiting was William Henry Hart, Ethel's father. The servants living there included a cook, nurse and two maids.
        James Lewis' will made in 1922 still mentions Datchet Court as his residence.
      Club membership Jul 1911  [15
      the Royal Automobile Club 
      Will 16 Feb 1922  [16
      • James Lewis appointed his wife Ethel Audrey Hart, Kenneth Eugene Hart and Julius Beardall, Solicitor as his Executors. He left his furniture, motor car and personal effects to his wife. All the remaining property was left in trust to provide an income to Ethel for life and after her death to be divided in equal shares to his children. His daughter's portion was to be settled on her for life and then to her children. The will was witnessed by two nurses at The Sanatorium, Mundesley (one month before he died).
      Died 15 Mar 1922  [17
      Probate 15 Jul 1922  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
      • Probate was granted to the three Executors. The gross value of the estate was £39,562 17s 11d
      _FSFTID LCZB-37C 
      _UID 3CD8B1B2D6C1B2478643FFDEC60DB7447B2C 
      Person ID I61  Farmiloe
      Last Modified 19 Feb 2016 

      Father John Farmiloe,   b. 29 Dec 1839, Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1917  (Age 77 years) 
      Mother Harriette Ann Meakin,   b. 1839, Burton on Trent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1926, 22 Lyndhurst Road, Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
      Married 16 Oct 1866  Saint Mowden, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 18, 19
      • John is described as a Merchant in the Marriage certificate, and residing in the Parish of St.Margaret, Westminster. His bride Harriett Ann was resident in Burton on Trent (father Henry James Meakin, Farmer).
      Census 1871  Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
      Address:
      16 Park Road Villas 
      • The 1871 Census shows John (aged 31, Lead and Glass Merchant) living at 16 Park Road Villas with Harriet (31), Annie (2) and Henry (2 months). Their servants were Martha Stanley (53) and Emily Anson (16). Emily was from Burton on Trent and probably therefore known to Harriet's family. John's father George and his household lived next door at no.17 Park Road Villas.

        Neighbours included older retired ladies and their households, a music teaching couple and a manufacturing chemist. At no.13 Park Road Villas, an Elizabeth Western (aged 25, a Widow and annuitant) was living with her daughter Florence (2), lodger William Blain and servant Rosetta Mays. Was she related to Ann Western, the sister of John's grandfather William?
      Census 1881  Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
      Address:
      47 Parkhurst Road 
      • John and Harriet (now 41) are living at 47 Parkhurst Road with Nora (6) and James Lewis (4). Their servants were Lucy Andrews (30) the Cook and Emma Brown (18) the Housemaid. His father George and his household lived next door at no. 45.
      Census 1891  Hampstead, London (formerly Middlesex) Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
      Address:
      47 Fitzjohn's Avenue 
      • John (Glass and Lead Merchant, aged 50) was now living at 48 Fitzjohn's Avenue with Harriet (50) and James Lewis (14). There were also Lizzie Simmons the Cook (42) and the housemaids Ellen (34) and Lilly (24). Sybil was away.
        Fitzjohn's Avenue was compared with Paris and was described by Harper's Magazine in 1883 as "one of the noblest streets in the world". Early inhabitants included Lloyds underwriters, shipowners, auctioneers, silk manufacturers, wine merchants. The street was popular with artists John Pettie (1839-1893) and Edwin Long (1829-1891).
      Census 1901  Hampstead, London (formerly Middlesex) Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
      Address:
      48 Fitzjohn's Avenue 
      • The 1901 census records for each house and each inhabitant:
        Names and Surname; Relation to Head of Family; Condition as to Marriage; Age Last Birthday; Profession or Occupation; Where Born

        No.48 Fitzjohns Avenue:
        John Farmiloe; Head; M; 61; Director Of Private Comp; Midx West Smithfield
        Harriet A Farmiloe; Wife; M; 61; - ; Staffs Burton On Trent
        Ella L Byford; Serv; Sing; 31; Cook Domestic; British Subj
        Roseland Gurr; Serv; Sing; 31; Housekeeper Domestic; Midx Holloway
        Harold Farmeloe [sic]; Son; Sing; 28; Clerk To Private Comp; London Hampstead

        No.44:
        Charles A. Barton; Head; M; 54; Retired Stockbroker; Ireland Dublin; living with his wife, and 5 servants

        No.46:
        William I. Pursell; Head; M; 33; General Labourer Caretaker; "To Let"; Midx Hampstead; living with his wife and son

        No.50:
        Walter Matthews; Head; M; 38; Police Constable Caretaker; "To Let"; Somerset Farley Green; living with his wife and son

        No.30 Dalham Road:
        Wilfrid Whiston; Head; M; 30; Living on own means; Surrey Catford; living with his wife, stepson, daughter, Governess and 5 servants
      Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Ethel Audrey Hart,   b. 7 Nov 1875, Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1944, Slough, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
      Married 30 Sep 1899  the Parish Church, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
      • The marriage certificate records that James Lewis Farmiloe was aged 23, a Merchant of 48 Fitzjohns Avenue, and his father was John Farmiloe, Merchant. Ethel Audrey Hart was aged 23 of Fitzjohns Avenue, father William Henry Hart, Stockbroker.
        The marriage was solemnised by John's cousin, William Thomas Farmiloe (qv). The witnesses were James' and Ethel's fathers.
        The James Lewis and Ethel Audrey stated in the marriage certificate are clearly the same couple as are recorded in the 1901 census living with their daughter Sybil.
      Residence 1901  Hampstead, London (formerly Middlesex) Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Address:
      21 Fairhazel Gardens 
      • See 1901 census
      Residence From 1911 to 1922  Datchet, Eton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [25, 26
      Address:
      Datchet Court 
      • James Lewis is listed as residing at Datchet Court, Datchet, Eton in the 1911 Census, along with wife Ethel Audrey and children Sybil and James Derrick (the author's father). Also resident or just visiting was William Henry Hart, Ethel's father. The servants living there included a cook, nurse and two maids.
        James Lewis' will made in 1922 still mentions Datchet Court as his residence.
      Children 
       1. Sybil Farmiloe,   b. 29 Jul 1900, Hampstead, London (formerly Middlesex) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1922, Eton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
       2. James Derrick Farmiloe,   b. 13 Feb 1908, Datchet, Eton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1992, Knightsbridge, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
       3. Peter Lewis Farmiloe,   b. 18 Sep 1914,   d. 1990, Slough, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
      Last Modified 31 Mar 2016 
      Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • The identity of the James Lewis Farmiloe and Ethel Audrey Farmiloe formerly Hart recorded in the birth certificate of James Derrick is the same as the couple in the 1901 census entry, having regard to James Lewis' occupation (Lead and Glass Merchant), Ethel Audrey's maiden name, Hart, and the presence of James Derrick's sister Sybil in the 1901 entry

    • Sources 
      1. [S2] GEDCOM file imported on 25 Dec 2003.

      2. [S1] GEDCOM file imported on 4 January 2012.

      3. [S3] P C Edwards Pedigree.

      4. [S47] General Register Office, 3 June 1876.

      5. [S62] Farmiloe, John: papers, 2 letters (Reliability: 3).

      6. [S331] Repton School Register, 330.
        Accessed via thegenealogist.co.uk 30/09/2014

      7. [S161] Census: 1901, RG13 126 145 31 152 (Reliability: 3).

      8. [S48] Directory of Directors, 1902.

      9. [S52] Farmiloe, James Lewis: Photograph Album.

      10. [S158] Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit.

      11. [S159] Autocar magazine.

      12. [S159] Autocar magazine, 25 April 1908 p.595 (Reliability: 3).

      13. [S51] Will, 1922.

      14. [S228] Census: 1911, RG14-07-8-24-07824_0203_03 (Reliability: 3).
        via findmypast

      15. [S50] RAC Yearbook, 1912 (Reliability: 3).

      16. [S37] Probate Calendar National Index, 1922.

      17. [S160] T & W Farmiloe Limited papers, Circular letter 15 March 1922 (Reliability: 3).

      18. [S47] General Register Office, Marriage Certificate.

      19. [S96] FamilySearch (Reliability: 2).

      20. [S23] Census: 1871, RG10/274.

      21. [S42] Census: 1881, RG 11/245.

      22. [S222] Census: 1891, RG12/107.

      23. [S161] Census: 1901, RG13/123.

      24. [S47] General Register Office, Hampstead Parish Church, no.160 30 September 1899 (Reliability: 2).

      25. [S228] Census: 1911.

      26. [S51] Will.