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    James Derrick Farmiloe[1, 2, 3, 4]

    Male 1908 - 1992  (84 years)


    Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

    • Name James Derrick Farmiloe 
      Born 13 Feb 1908  Datchet, Eton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      • The birth certificate states that James Derrick's father was James Lewis Farmiloe, Lead and Glass Merchant, of Datchet Court, Datchet and his mother wasEthel Audrey Farmiloe formerly Hart
      Gender Male 
      Education Abt 1913  Datchet, Eton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      Education Between 1914 and 1917  Eton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      • The school was located in one of the houses at Eton College. The Headmistress was a Miss Thomas, a daughter of the Dean of Windsor. There was a 1 1/2 train journey, fare of 2d. Pa "embezzled" the fare money when he was energetic enough to walk.
      Education Between 1917 and 1922  Hove, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      • Pa attended Cottesmore prep school. The Headmaster was Geoffrey Davidson-Brown.
      Misc 1922  [6
      Father and sister died 
      • JDF was sent home from school in March when his father died suddenly of TB. He had suffered TB for some years. His sister Sybil died also of TB in the following month
      Education 1922/3  Shoreham, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      • Pa was sent to Lancing College. The Headmaster was E T Bowdly, and his housemaster was J F Roxburgh.
      Education Between 1923 and 1926  Stowe, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      • In September 1923, Pa left Lancing and went to the newly founded Stowe School, partly because his step-brother Jim Tickler was going, and partly because his housemaster had been appointged as Headmaster.
      Misc 1923 
      Re-marriage of mother 
      • Pa's mother married Arthur Tickler. He had four children who remained with their mother.
      Physical Description Abt 1926  [7
      Photograph 
      • There is a photograph showing Pa sitting astride a motor car between Peter and Bob.
      Education Between 1926 and 1929  Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
      • In the Summer of 1926, Pa passed the College Entrance and was admitted to Lincoln College, Oxford, having matriculated with 6 credits in the School Certificate. He read History and Economics. He greatly enjoyed the College life, but not to the detriment of studies, as he passed the Prelims. in two terms, which entitled him to a second year in College.
        Pa graduated with 2nd Class Honours.
      Misc Between Aug 1928 and Oct 1928  Arcola, Sasketchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
      Vacation Work 
      • In the Long Vacation, Pa went to work in the harvest in this "one-horse" township in the prairie. Unskilled labour was required and the (presumably subsidised) return fare was £19.is recollection was that he arrived in June but Canadian immigration records show that a "James" Farmiloe arrived in Quebec on 11 August 1928 on the Montclare (Canadian Pacific line) [see Canadian immigration records].
        Pa worked for 12 weeks hours 6am to 7pm. He had planned to tour in Eastern Canada, and perhaps visit the USA, but his very nice employees were so desperately short of labour that he was persuaded to stay on for an extra two weeks.
      Occupation 1929  Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      T & W Farmiloe 
      • Pa tried unsuccessfully to join the family paint firm. Unfortunately for him, his Uncle Harold had five sons who had to be found jobs, and there was no job for him. After much consideration, and advice from Jack Valetta, a successful barrister and old family friend, he decided to be called to the Bar.
      Occupation Between 1930 and 1939  Inner Temple, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      Barrister 
      • Pa was admitted to the Inner Temple as a student in1930. He "ate dinners", three per term, for three years, and studied for the Bar exams. He did a pupillage in his final year in the Chambers of Jack Valetta at no.1 Paper Buildings. He found the Bar Exams easy and was called to the Bar of Inner Temple in June 1993. He practised in Jack Valetta's Chambers; briefs were not easy to come by, except in the criminal courts, where fees were abysmal. However, he had some success, and earned about £1,200 in his last full year (at a time when a £5 brief fee was good for a young man).
      RAF 8 Nov 1940  [10, 11
      Occupation From Oct 1944 to Jun 1963  [12
      employed by T & W Farmiloe Ltd. 
      • Derrick Farmiloe joined the firm immediately after demobilisation from the RAF. He became a director in 1946.
        A formal service agreement dated 17 October 1956 has survived. At that time his salary was £3,000 pa plus commission on net profits of 1%. This was later increased to £4,000 pa. Holiday entitlement was 4 weeks pa.
      Residence 1950  South Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
      • The address given on the marriage certificate was Flat 2, 61 Queens Gate, SW7
      Occupation 1 Dec 1964  [14
      admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court 
      Died 30 Jun 1992  Knightsbridge, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 15
      • He died during the night at his flat on the ground flor, 53 Ennismore Gardens.
      Cremated 4 Jul 1992  Golders Green Crematorium Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 16
      • The funeral arrangements were made by J H Kenyon of 74 Rochester Row, London SW1 at a cost of £1,474. The limousine and hearse left 10 Park View Road at 11am and the cremation ceremony took place at 11.30. the Revd. Baden Pearce officiated.
      Probate 7 Sep 1992  Winchester Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
      • Probate was granted to Diane Monica Marie Farmiloe. The gross value of the estate was £231,200 and the net value £174,598.
      _UID 3D6999775612464C87EF6B304477147909DF 
      Person ID I68  Farmiloe
      Last Modified 10 Nov 2014 

      Father James Lewis Farmiloe,   b. 3 Jun 1876, Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1922  (Age 45 years) 
      Mother 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  [18
      • 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  [19, 20
      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.
      Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Diana Monica Maria Unternahrer,   b. 7 Jun 1916, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 2011, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
      Married 15 Dec 1950  Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
      • Derrick received kind letters with wedding gifts from George Arthur Farmiloe and from the Staff at T & W farmiloe. The staff at Nine Elms also sent a Greetings Telegram:
        "Todays the day when joy bells ring the devil laughs and angels sing all luck be yours and anyhow you cant turn back you've done it now"

        Witnesses were W Furst and J L Hamilton-Hill. The marriage certificate states that Diana's father was Michele Mercurio Unternahrer. Presumably Diana "added" the Unternahrer name to her father's name in order to disguise the fact that her father was not married to her mother.
      Children 
       1. A.D.J. Farmiloe
      Last Modified 31 Mar 2016 
      Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • James Derrick was the author's father. His identity as the James Derrick named in his birth certificate as son of James Lewis and Ethel Audrey Farmiloe and the James Derrick in the marriage to Diana Tym is confirmed by the mention of his father James Lewis in the marriage certificate

    • Sources 
      1. [S47] General Register Office.

      2. [S54] Author's personal knowledge.

      3. [S2] GEDCOM file imported on 25 Dec 2003.

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

      5. [S47] General Register Office, Etonm 1908 no.24 13 February 1908 (Reliability: 3).

      6. [S66] Farmiloe, J D: notes.

      7. [S67] Farmiloe, J D: album.

      8. [S30] Farmiloe, James: notes.

      9. [S110] Canadian Immigration (Reliability: 3).
        www.archives.ca
        RG76 - IMMIGRATION, series C-1-a 1928 Volume 18 page 92
        microfilm reel T-14746

      10. [S111] RAF list, Farmiloe, J D 87866 (Reliability: 3).

      11. [S334] Forces War Records.
        The source of the data is not given unfortunately

      12. [S66] Farmiloe, J D: notes, Service Agreement 7 October 1956 (Reliability: 3).
        Amended by letter dated 31 May 1960

      13. [S202] Marriage Certificate (Reliability: 3).

      14. [S218] Law Society Certificate (Reliability: 3).
        The certificate was signed by Lord Denning (Master of the Rolls)

      15. [S203] Death Certificate (Reliability: 2).

      16. [S81] Undertakers' invoice, Estimate 1 July 1992.

      17. [S37] Probate Calendar National Index.

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

      19. [S228] Census: 1911.

      20. [S51] Will.