FARLEY

Fairlie, Farlo, de Berli, de Falaise

de Falzix, Felles, Falet, Farleigh[i]

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

Farleigh Coat of Arms

Arms:  Or, three pales sable

 The principle color is or (gold), three pales (verticale bands or stripes from top to bottom of the shield), the pales are all sable (black) in color.  The color gold was symbolic of generosity and an elevation of the mind.  While black symbolized dignity, constancy and nobility.  The pales are representative of the pales or palings used in the building of primitive walls around the manor houses or castles.  Their inclusion here would indicate a connection of the Farley ’s to such a fortress.

Crest:  An antelope’s head erased and pierced through the neck by a spear all proper.

The antelope’s head (light brown color), the spear (black shaft and a silver head).  The antelope’s pierced neck could indicate a love of and skill in hunting.

In 1072, William de Falaise  or Falaix , began the building of his castle, (near the present day city of Bristol , England .  The grounds lay both in Wilts and Somerset ), which was to become known as Farleigh Castle .  Farleigh Castle was a famous hunting ground during the time of the Saxons.  William de Falaise or Falaix is said to be the ancestor of the Farleys of England and America .  The castle was owned during the 15th century by Sir Walter Hungerford .  Since that thime the castle has been known as Farleigh Hungerford Castle .


 The first known ancestors of the American Farleys are Reginald & Barbara ( Hastings ) Farley .  Reginald & Barbara ( Hastings ) Farley had at least seven (7) children:

 I.  Roger Farley --> ancestor of the Virginia Farleys .
II.   Fabyan Farley
III.   Thomas Farley
IV.   Humphrey Farley
V.  George
Farley --> said to be one of the ancestors of the New England Farleys.
VI.   Michael Farley --> said to be one of the ancestors of the New England Farleys.
VII.   Alice  Farley

Roger Farley

I.  Roger Farley , son of Reginald & Barbara ( Hastings ) Farley , d. will proved 25 Sept 1622; m. Lady Jane Evans , widow of a Mr. Allen .  Roger Farley was a cloth merchant.  He owned several parcels of land in Worcestershire and Hertford Counties , England .

 Roger & Lady Jane ( Evans ) Farley  had ten (10) children:

A.   Thomas Farley
B.   Robert Farley
C.   William Farley
D.  Elliott
Farley
E.   Edward Farley
F.   Humphrey Farley
G.   Susanna Farley
H.   Margaret Farley
I.  Katherine
Farley
J.   Jane Farley  

Thomas Farley

A.  Thomas Farley , son of Roger & Lady Jane ( Evans ) Farley , m. Lady Jane Sefton .

Thomas Farley  and Lady Jane Sefton  came to Virginia in 1623, aboard the ship Ann .  Thomas is said to have received nine square mile for service rendered to King James I.  Thomas was a burgess to the Grand Assembly representing Archer ’s Hope at James City in March 1629-1630, and again in 1631-1632.  On 21 Aug 1626, at court in James City , Thomas was ordered to pay 100 pounds of tobacco for missing church for three months.

Thomas & Lady Jane (Sefton) Farley had fourteen (14) children:

A1.  Ann Farley , m. Col. Richard Lee .
A2.  Archer
Farley , m. Elizabeth Reade , daughter of Col. George Reade .
A3.  Barbara
Farley , d. killed by Indians.
A4.  George
Farley , d. executed by Governor Berkeley  for high treason, during Bacon’s Rebellion.
A5.  Phillip
Farley
A6.  Thomas
Farley , m. 1666 to Barbara Rolfe .
A7.  Virginia
Farley , m. 1665 to Henry St. John .
A8.  Fabyan
Farley
A9.  Bonnie Bell
Farley
A10.  James
Farley
A11.  Elizabeth
Farley
A12.  William
Farley
A13.  Thompson
Farley
A14.  John
Farley , b.  1648, Charles City/Henrico Co., VA

John Farley

A14.  John Farley , son of Thomas & Lady Jane (Sefton) Farley , b. 1648, Charles City/Henrico Co., VA; d. ca. 1732-33; m. Mary (Unknown) .  John & Mary (Unknown) Farley  had nine (9) children:

A14a.  Matthew Farley
A14b.  William
Farley
A14c.  James
Farley
A14d.  John
Farley Jr. , b. ca. 1670
A14e.  Joseph
Farley
A14f.  Mary
Farley
A14g.  Samuel
Farley , d. 1708
A14h.  Archer
Farley , d. 1732/33
A14i.  Edward
Farley , d. 1732/33

John Farley Jr.

A14d.  John Farley , Jr. , son of John & Mary (Unknown)  Farley , b. ca. 16700; d. aft. 6 Apr 1754, Chesterfield Co., VA; m. Elizabeth (Unknown) .  John & Elizabeth (Unknown) Farley , Jr. had eleven (11) children:

A14d1.  John Farley , b.  1702, Henrico Co., VA; d. 10 Sept 1775, Chesterfield Co., VA; m. Mary Willett .
A14d2.  Francis
Farley , b. 25 Oct 1703; m1st (Unknown); m2nd to Elizabeth Crostic .
A14d3.  Peter
Farley ; b. 19 Apr 1718; d. 24 Mar 1757; m. ____ Turpin.
A14d4.  Mary
Farley , m. Thomas  Womack
A14d5.  William
Farley , Sr., b. ca. 1709, Henrico Co., VA; d. 14 Apr 1784, Amelia Co., VA; m. bef. 1768 to Martha Stewart .
A14d6.  Sarah
Farley , m. Robert Thompson.
A14d7.  James
Farley , b.  (adult in 1736), Henrico Co., VA; d. 1797.
A14d8.  Joseph
Farley , b. ca. 1716, Henrico Co., VA; d. 1761-1782; m. ca. 1736 t Mary Forrest.
A14d9.  Forrest
Farley , d. bef. 1754; m. Mary (Unknown) .
A14d10.  Matthew
Farley , b. (adult in 1736), Henrico Co., VA
A14d11.  Henry
Farley , b. (adult in 1736), Henrico Co., VA; m. Mary (Unknown)

William Farley Sr.

A14d5.  William Farley , Sr., son of John & Elizabeth (Unknown)  Farley , Jr. , b. ca. 1709, Henrico Co., VA; d. 14 Apr 1784, Amelia Co., VA; m. bef. 1768 to Martha Stewart, d. bef. 1811-1818, Amelia Co., Va.  William & Martha (Stewart) Farley, Sr. had eight (8) children:

A14d5a.  Stephen Farley
A14d5b.  Daniel S.
Farley
A14d5c.  Stewart
Farley
A14d5d.  William
Farley , Jr.
A14d5e.  Hannah
Farley
A14d5f.  Betty Stewart
Farley
A14d5g.  Peter
Farley
A14d5h.  (unknown
) female Farley

$  Above Farley information from “VANCATEN, A Farley-Reid Genealogy”, by William S. Farley, pp. 21-25.


In the 1850 U.S. Census Richmond City - Henrico County Virginia:

                James Farley        26 (b. 1824)  Ireland.  ---- He is the only Farley listed in census.

Children of _____ (male) & _______ (female) Farley:

James, b.  1846, VA (listed in 1880 Census as brother in the home of A.D. Farley )
A. D., b. 1853, Virginia

A.D. Farley

A. D. Farley, b. 1853, VA; m. Caroline Francis Ann Matilda (Walker) Buck , b. 1852, VA; the widow of _______ Buck:

In the 1880 Census, Henrico County, Richmond[ii] we find:

Farley, A.D.                          27 (b. 1853) VA
            
Caroline                 28 (b. 1854) VA
Buck,   Florence
                 11 (b. 1871) VA
             Lidia                          9 (b. 1873) VA

Farley, James
                      5 (b. 1875) VA
            
Willie                         3 (b. 1878) VA
            
James (brother)   34 (b. 1846) VA
Walker, Roburter
 (sister) 31 (b. 1849) VA

Caroline (Walker) Buck  had two (2) children by her first marriage:

*  Florence Buck , b. 1869, Virginia.
*  Lidia Buck
, b. 1871, Virginia

A. D. & Caroline (Walker)(Buck) Farley  had four (4) children:

1.  James Farley , b.  1875, Virginia
2.  Willie
Farley , b. 1878, Virginia
3.  Bertie
Farley , b. ca. 1880 (after census); m. Willie Garton , son of James H. & Mary Lucy (Allen) Garton .
4.  Lillie May
Farley , b. 9 Oct 1882, Richmond, VA[iii]; d. 24 Feb 1954, Richmond, VA; m. Charles Blinco Atkins , b. 31 Jan 1877[iv].  See Atkins.


[i]  “VANCATEN, A Farley-Reid Genealogy ”, by William S. Farley , pp. 21-25
[ii]
1880 Census, Henrico County , Richmond , Virginia
[iii]
Garton Family Bible Record - Memoranda
[iv]
Garton Family Bible Record - Memoranda