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Corporal Joseph Fermaner ( Farmaner ) (c.1820......1899)

 

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This information Kindley supplied by sallyrobinson@talk21.com

Area Settled :
Perth Western Australia
Children :
Children of Joseph and Caroline:
1 . Harry Farmaner (1846/9-1846/9) - only evidence is grave list for East Perth Cemetery
2 . Mary Farmaner (1846/9-1846/9) - only evidence is gave list for East Perth Cemetery
3 . Frederick Charles Farmaner (1848-1878)
4 . Charlotte Mary Farmaner (b. 1851.....d. 1853...
Perth )
5 . Mary Anne Farmaner (1855-1894)
6 . Clara Elizabeth Farmaner (1856
Perth .......d.-unknown)
7 . George William Farmaner (1858-unknown)
8 . Herbert Throssell Farmaner (1860-unknown)
9 . Elizabeth Ellen Farmaner (1862
.... Perth.......d.unknown)
10 . James Dyer Farmaner (1864-unknown)
11 . Minnie Kate Farmaner (1867-1926)
12 . Ethel Caroline Farmaner (1871-1872)
History & Achievements :
Occupation:
24th Apr 1846 marriage certificate, given as Private, 51st L I (Light Infantry?). Amended to Corporal 27th April 1846.30 Nov (?) 1851 birth certificate for Elizabeth Mary - there is a blot or stain over the "Rank or Profession of Father" column and it is unreadable.
Joseph & Caroline owned "town lots" in 1852 at Perth and Guildford. They traded as Merchant & Storekeeper until 1865 when the business was sold to Walter Padbury.
N.B. Padbury Stores (former), Guildford WA - 116 Terrace Road, Guildford - found on webpage of Australian Heritage Commission - Register of the National Estate Database at www.environment.gov.au/heritage/register.
Residence:
Minnie Kate's birth certificate (1867), Camden Place, Lewisham Village.
In the 1871 census the address is not clear due to damage to the document. However, it is in Camden Place and the house is ...TH HOUSE - probably PERTH HOUSE.
Ethel Caroline's birth certificate (Oct 1871), 4 Camden Place, Lewisham Village.
Ethel Caroline's death certificate (Oct 1872), The Avenue, Tooting.
1876 Post Office Directory, Court section, The Avenue, Mitcham Rd, Lower Tooting
1881 and 1891 censuses, Perth House, Mitcham Road, Tooting, Surrey.
1899 National Probate Calendar he is given as "of Perth House, Tooting Graveney".
Military:
"Joseph FARMANER arrived in Western Australia on June 25, 1840 aboard the sailing ship "RUNNEYMEDE" as a private with his regiment the 51st. He was stationed at a small outpost call BULLSBROOK that is approximately 35 kilometers North, North East of Perth. It is further recorded that he was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 1845. and there is a reference to the discharge of Corporal Joseph FARMANER from the 51st. Regiment as PR6547 but regrettably, there is no actual date."
"On June 25, 1840 two companies of the 51st Regiment arrived in Western Australia aboard the vessel "Runnymeade" from Hobart, Tasmania. Consisting of 6 officers, 1 assistant Surgeon, 6 sergeants, 124 rank and file and 24 women with 24 children. After 7 years the detachment left by transport "Java" for Calcutta on March 12, 1847. (6 officers, 1 assistant Surgeon, 9 sergeants, 2 drummers, 98 rank and file, 21 women with 47 children.
During this period, there were at least 7 deaths and it would appear that 2 sergeants, 31 rank and file (including 2 drummers) remained in W.A. and took discharge to become settlers.
Among the quarterly pay list for the period ending December 31, 1840 was: -
1226 Private FERMANER Joseph. At this time, he was stationed at Ellens Brook, a very small settlement North East of Perth. Total of 6 privates. (Rumour has it that this outpost was to protect the property of the then Colonial Secretary, Peter Broun.).
The next record for Joseph FERMANER is in WO 28 dated December 19, 1843 when, as a corporal, he is ordered to withdraw his detachment from Vasse and march them to Bunbury a distance of approximately 30 miles. There have been no other recorded instances of movement of this person so one must assume that he was transferred to Vasse when the Ellens Brook station was closed."
"On April 24, 1846, at Perth Joseph married Caroline BACKSHALL (or BACKSHELL) and the reference number for this marriage is 174/46 and a copy of this can be obtained from the local Registrar of B.D.&M'S. The parents of Caroline are shown as William and Lydia and her birth is indicated as 1830 but no other detail is given. (There seems to be some confusion over the name BACKSHELL / BACKSHALL as it has been transcribed with an "e" in the marriage register but there still exists a large number of Backshall's with an "a" in Perth to this day while the Backshell's have been reduced to 7 only)"

"Records show that Joseph & Caroline traveled from West.Aust. to S.A. (this has been interpreted as South Australia when ever shown as any reference to South Africa has been fully spelt out.) on May 7, 1848 and returned to Perth per "LAPWING" on February 22, 1851 with their son Frederick Charles. A reference to the actual registration of his birth has not been found and it is possible that as visitors they never bothered."

"Joseph FARMANER was a member of the Freemasons Lodge of Unity in 1855.
By 1860 he owned "town lots" in the district of Newcastle (outer suburban) and by 1862 he had also acquired land in the district of Northam.
In 1864 he became a member of the "Perth Building Society" and had qualified as a juror due to having a personal estate in excess of 1500 pounds."

"A daughter, name unknown, made a visit to South Australia on March 8, 1862 per the ship "STRATHALLEN"
On January 1, 1863 a son, name unknown, moved to England for education per the "TARTAR". Common sense would indicate this to be Frederick Charles as he was at least 14 especially as it is also reported that FARMANER JNR returned to Australia shortly after the main family arrived in the UK."

"Joseph & Caroline departed Australia for London on January 13, 1866 per the "ZEPHYR""

"George FARMANER born 1807 and died June 17, 1887 in England. Married Mary ? born 1806 and died May 25, 1876 in England. George had been in business with his brother Joseph as a "Merchant" and Joseph's address was given as "Perth House" Tooting, formerly of Perth W.A."

1840
The first record of Joseph Farmaner is his arrival with the 51st. Regiment from Hobart aboard the "Runnymede" on Thursday 25th. June 1840. [The 51st.Regt.(or 2nd.Yorkshire West Riding or the King's Own Light Infantry) was transferred from Ireland to Van Diemen's Land in small detachments as convict escorts from 25th.Sept.1837 to 22nd. June 1839.] The Perth Gazette of Sat.28th. June 1840 records the arrival in its Shipping Intelligence as below:
"Arrival - On 25th. inst. the "Runnymede" 838 tons Capt. Forward, from Hobart Town; touch'd at King Georges Sound. Detachment of 51st. Regt., Captain Fisher, Lieut. Corbett, Ensigns Northey and Arbey; Dr. Bartlett, Asst. Surgeon, 132 rank and file, 2 drummers and 6 sergeants.
Capt. Bolles, Lt. Warburton, 1 sergeant and 31 rank and file left at the Sound."

On the same page was an article about the arrival of the 51st. from which the following extracts have been made.
"51st. Regt.- The detachment to relieve the detachment of the 21st. Regiment, landed at Fremantle on Thursday last and marched to Perth yesterday morning."
"This morning the detachment of the 51st. was inspected, on the barrack ground by his Excellency the Governor, and the Commandant Major Irwin."

1845
Private Joseph Charles Farmaner of the 51st. regiment stationed at Bullsbrook was promoted to Corporal.

1846
On 24th.April 1846 Joseph Farmaner married Caroline Backshall in Perth.

1848
On the 7th.May 1848 the brig "Arpenteur", Croft, master sailed for Adelaide and among the passengers were Mr. and Mrs. Fermanagh.
The "Arpenteur" arrived in Adelaide on 23rd.May 1848.

1849
In this year a birth is recorded at Pt.Albert, Victoria of Charles Frederick Farmaner, father Joseph and mother Carol, denomination 'Church of England', Parish "Gippsland"
Reg.No.25002 Fiche No. 365.

1851
Arrived at Pt.Adelaide aboard the "Winsborrow" from Launceston on 23rd. Jan. 1851 - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Formaner and child.
Departed Adelaide 6th.Feb. 1851 the cutter "Lapwing" and arrived Fremantle 24th.Feb. via K.G.Sound with passengers including Mr. and Mrs. Fermanagh and child.

1852
In 1852 Joseph went into partnership with Walter Padbury in a mercantile and general business and took over a shop opened by Fred Croft. The shop was sited where the National Bank stands today on the north side of St. Georges Tce. between Barrack St. and Sherwood Court. Although Joseph was able to spend a little time in the store, both he and Walter were involved in many other businesses and they employed a storekeeper-clerk to serve behind the counter.(Extract from "Walter Padbury - His Life and Times").

Mid 1860s
When Padbury and Farmaner took over Croft's Store the pavements were made of clay with the road a sand and limestone dust bowl. In the mid sixties St.Georges Tce. was leveled and it caused subsidences on the building blocks with the necessity of much shoring and rebuilding. During the leveling the Padbury and Farmaner Store (later the Valencia Cafe) came close to catastrophe. The story is told by James Kennedy on pp89 of "Perth in my Boyhood" where he says "Mr. Croft had the store, then Mr.Farmaner and then Mr. Padbury joined with Mr. Farmaner in 1852."
He purchased Town Lots in Newcastle and Northam in 1860 and 1862.

1864
He became a member of the Perth Building Society.

1865 - May
Joseph sold his interests in the St.Georges Tce. Store and in the main street at Guildford (ref: Inquirer 12/4/1865) to Walter Padbury and the stores re-opened on 1st.June 1865 as W.Padbury and Co.

1866 - 13th.January
Joseph and his family left W.A. aboard the "Zephyr" for England where he formed a partnership with James Hainsworth of London operating as "Farmaner and Hainsworth - General Merchants and Shipping Agents". They handled the purchase and administration of all outward cargoes for W.Padbury and Co. from Gravesend aboard the "Bridgetown".
The Farmaners lived first at "Perth House" Lewisham, Kent and then at "The Avenue", Tooting, Surrey.

1872
Joseph's son Charles Frederick returned to London from Perth, where he had been a partner in Padbury,Loton and Co., to join his fathers shipping agency.

1872-1878
Business continued as agent for Padbury and Loton handling cargoes for the "Bridgetown" and the "Charlotte Padbury".

1878 - April and May
The Farmaners were hosts to a visit from Walter Padbury.

GENERAL INFO FOR JOSEPH & CAROLINE.
Records show that Joseph & Caroline traveled from West.Aust. To S.A. (this has been interpreted as South Australia when ever shown as any reference to South Africa has been fully spelt out.) on May 7, 1848 and returned to Perth per "LAPWING" on February 22, 1851 with their son Frederick Charles. A reference to the actual registration of his birth has not been found and it is possible that as visitors they never bothered.
Joseph & Caroline owned "town lots" in 1852 at Perth and Guildford. They traded as Merchant & Storekeeper until 1865 when the business was sold to a PADBURY.

Joseph & Caroline departed Australia for London on January 13, 1866 per the "ZEPHYR"

FARMANER Joseph. Corporal police? Postal Dept. GERALDTON.

FARMANER Joseph (W?). M. 1846 Caroline Backshall, b. 1830, daughter of William & Lydia. Children: Charlotte Mary b. 1851 d. 1853, Mary Ann b. 1855, Clara Eliza b. 1856, George William b. 1858, Herbert Throssell b. 1860, Elizabeth Ellen b. 1862, James Dyer bp. 1864. To S.A. with his wife on 7.5.1848 and returned per 'Lapwing' 22.2.1851 with wife and son. Town Lots 1852; PERTH storekeeper and merchant until 1865 when Padbury took over the business and at GUILDFORD; member of Freemasons Lodge of Unity in 1855; Perth Building Society 1864; Town Lots NEWCASTLE 1860 and NORTHAM 1862; qualified as a juror in 1860 with 1,500 pounds personal estate. Daughter visited S.A. per 'Strathallen' 8.3.1862; son to England per 'Tartar' 6.1.1863 for education; to London with family of 6 per 'Zephyr' 13.1.1866; FARMANER Jr. was to return soon after.

FARMANER, Joseph, Pte. 51st Regt. (promoted to Corporal 1845), arr. 25.6.1840 per 'Runnymede' with Regt. Stationed at Bullsbrook, m. 24.4.1846 (Perth) Caroline BACKSHALL b. 1830, dtr. of William & Lydia. Chd. Frederick Charles b. c. 1849 d. 1878, Charlotte Mary b. 1851 d. 1853, Mary Ann b. 1855, Clara Elizabeth b. 1856, George William b. 1858, Herbert Throssell b. 1860, Elizabeth Ellen b. 1862 (Perth), James Dyer bp. 1864, Ethel Caroline d. 1873 (England). To S.A. 7.5.1848 with wife & returned per 'Lapwing' 22.2.1851 with wife & son. Town Lots 1852 Perth. Storekeeper & merchant until 1865 when Padbury took over the business, & at Guildford. Member of Freemasons' Lodge of unity 1855, Perth Building Soc. 1864. Town Lots Newcastle 1860 & Northam 1862. Qualified as juror with 1500 pounds personal estate. Dtr. visited S.A. per 'Strathellen' 8.3.1862. Son to England 6.1.1863 per 'Tartar' for education. To London with family (6) 13.1.1866 per 'Zephyr'. Farmaner Jnr. Was to return soon after. C/E.

East Surrey FHS fiche - Monumental Inscriptions St Nicholas Church, Tooting Graveney:
"JOSEPH FARMANER formerly of Perth Western Australia died at Tooting 7 October 1899 in his 80th year. CAROLINE wife if the above died April 9th 1905 in her 72nd year. FREDERICK CHARLES FARMANER eldest son died at Cape Town February 2nd 1878 in his 30th year MARY ANN LOVEGROVE eldest daughter died at Kennington December 13 1894 in her 40th yr."

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