In the apparent right period of William Farnill, the keelman, there was a Paul Farnill in Knottingley. He must be connected in some way to the ancestral family.This older Paul may only be a cousin, though the obvious link is as a younger brother of William Farnill the keelman. The surname isn't a common one, after all, and it would be too much of a coincidence to have two totally unrelated families of the same name in a comparatively small place. This older Paul Farnill married twice though the register was not at this date admitting names of mothers of children.
BAPTIZED Esther (Easter) dau. of Paul Farnil of Knottingly 7 Apr 1760.
BAPTIZED Thomas son of Paul Farnill 8 Dec 1761
BAPTIZED Margaret daughter of Paul Farnill of Knottingly 19 Oct 1766
BURIED Dorothy wife of Paul Farnill of Knottingly 27 Oct 1766
MARRIED Paul Farnill (his mark) marr Elizabeth Spink (her mark) banns on 14 Sept 1767
BAPTIZED Richard son of Paul Farnill of Knottingly 7 Aug 1768
BAPTIZED Daniel son of Paul Farnill of Knottingly 3 Aug (In Pontefract PR) 31 Aug (Knottingley PR) 1770
BURIED Danl son of Paul Farnill of Knottingly 23 Jan 1773
BAPTIZED Margaret daughter of Paul Farnill of Knottingley 15 Aug 1772
BAPTIZED Ann Dau of Paul and Elizth Farnill of Knottingly 2 Mar 1776
BAPTIZED William son of Paul & Elizabeth Farnill of Knottingley 30 May 1779
This William born 1779 is clearly the William who married Martha Burnill in 1802 andhad a son named Paul born shortly afterwards in 1802. I think that there must have been other, older children of Paul senior and his first wife Dorothy, including a John Farnill. This John Farnill married a Mary and had three known children and believe more.
BAPTIZED John son of John Farnill 14 Dec 1783
BURIAL John son of John Farnill 1 Jan 1784 age 3 weeks.
BAPTIZED Ann daughter of John Farnill 15 Dec 1785.
BAPTIZED Paul son of John Farnill 17 Dec 1786
BURIAL Paul son of John Farnill 21 Aug 1787.
Then nothing else happened until 1793 when a John son of john Farnill was baptized on 12 Apr 1793. Mary must have been dead then or roughly then and possibly the couple had been living elsewhere for a while and John returned with the baby. Anyway, in 1795, John Farnill, widower, married Sarah Askam, widow, by license 11 Aug 1795. Sarah Askam, widow, seems likely to be the other daughter of William Farnill the keelman, also come home after the death of her husband.
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