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Hannah Thompson

Hannah Thompson

Female 1807 - 1892  (85 years)

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  • Name Hannah Thompson 
    Born 11 Oct 1807  Sleights, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1841  Kilton, Yorkshire, England, 54.494574,-1.6870633 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • and is listed as 30 years of age
    Census 1851  Hallgarth, Kildale, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • and is listed as 43 years of age and born at Sleights
    Died 09 Dec 1892  Birregurra, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 23 Dec 1892  The Colac Herald, Colac, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • MEMORIAL SERVICE -It is not often a minister is called upon to hold a double memorial service, but on Sunday evening last this solemn duty devolved on the Rev. H. J. Cock, who conducted a special service in memory of Mr John Gaylard and Mrs Hannah Farndale, two old and respected members of the Wesleyan Church.
      The rev. gentleman based his sermon on the words "The sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law." But thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ " (I Corinthians XV. 56.57.) He commenced by relating the parable of the angel of sleep and the angel of death in illustration of the universally natural aversion in man to death. We welcome sleep, and are to glad to have our senses locked in its sweet and refreshing embrace. But with what hated breath we speak to death. There were all around them the signs and emblems of mourning, many of those present having known what bereavement was. He would like to ask them how it was that such a horror centres in and around the dying hour? St. Paul gave us the explanation where he says "the sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law." Another cause was that in death we cease to be, Everything clings most tenaciously to life: man as well as the brute creation. Then again death separates bcdy and soul, after having been closely linked or welded together, for say 70 years. There is also the fear of ceasing to be, the fear that death will blot out our existence for ever. But faith looks beyond, to that home prepared for the soul. Loved ones may minister to us in the dying hour, they may go down to the very verge of the grave, and we may hear them say the last fond good-bye, the last fond farewell, yet we must all pass out of this world in utter loneliness, that is, to the soul out of Christ. The apostle, while not ex cluding these causes of pain and anguish from the dying hour, lays stress on the fact that the sting of death is sin, and, as Shakespeare says " Conscience makes cowards of us all." In that hour how many sins crowd in upon us, and we feel terror stricken at going out into eternity and meeting God, if he is not our friend. Innocence is not afraid to die, but guilt always is. The little babe is not afraid to die, and had we re tained the innocence of early life, we should not be afraid, but the angel passed out of man and the devil came in. It was no wonder that man was afraid to be called to the bar of God's judgement remembering how often he had broken His law. Turning from the dark side of the picture he drew the attention of his hearers to the bright side, as contained in Paul's words " But thanks be unto God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." Fear of death may be conquered in many ways. There was a certain amount of steel and iron in man, by which he could nerve himself for the trying ordeal, as was often the case with the infidel, the scoffer, and the world ling. It was said that Jay Gould died calmly and peace fully, but of a man who had lived such a life as he had it might well be said " Ephraim is joined to idols; let him alone." Jay Gould had made gold his God, and bent all his energies in acquiring wealth ; so God let him alone, and he who com menced life by selling mouse-traps died worth ?14,000,000. God giveth us the victory in overcoming the sins thatoppresses our lives. Thechristian had the victory over death, and in a joyful resurrection ; and also had a final victory at the bar of God. Thus there was the victory of pardon, of sin, of the broken law, of death and the resurrection, and then the passing in to the eternal home. Of the two whose memory he would bring to their remembrance that night, and who had worshipped with them in past times, they had passed in to their reward. He then proceeded to read an obituary notice of each of the departed, of which the following is a summary :
      John Gaylard was born on the 10th August, 1818, in Martick, England, and came to Australia, landing in Adelaide in 1853. In the following year he came over to Victoria, and almost immediately settled in Colac, where he continued to reside until his death. In 1842, eleven years before leaving England, he was married to Mliss Emma Locock, on his 24th birthday. Being a man of modest gifts he never took a -prominent part in church work or secular matters. His christian life was a very quiet, retired one, though he was always ready to talk about spiritual things, and was a constant attendant at the Sabbath services. His last illness was an exceedingly painful one, but in the midst of all the joy of the Lord was his strength. The Lord was with himin the fiery furnace, and his testi mony to the supporting grace of God was most satisfactory. His last in telligent communication was a requ s! made to his daughter to sing the hymns " Down at the Cross," and "My God I am Thine," and to read the 14th chapter of St John's gospel. Shortly afterwards he fell into a comatose state, and lingered for two or three . days until Wednesday, Nov 9th, when he fell asleep in Jesus.
      Hannah, relict of the late Mathew Farndale was born in Slights, York shire, England on the 11th October 1807. She was married in 1828, and in 1853 accompanied her husband to to this colony, providence directing their steps into the Colac district. Here their children grew to manhood and womanhood; here their grand children climbed their grandsire's knee "the envied kiss to share," and here too the aged grandparents saw and blessed the children of the fourth generation. About eight years ago the fond husband, on whose strong arm the wife had leaned, and in whose love she had dwelt for 56 years was taken from her side to the higher life and service of heaven. The loneliness of widowhood has been greatly cheered by the presence sympathy, and loving kindness of her children. Not quite three years ago the sad affliction of blindness rendered her life yet sadder still, and the present being shut out from view, she naturally lingered on the past, to her so full of love and happiness. When a girl she was associated with the Church of England, but before her marriage she joined as a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and during her long life remained a most consistent loyal member of the church. Though ailing for a long time past the end came rather un expectedly on Friday, December 9th. How bright the vision that suddenly burst upon her gaze. Now she sees the King in His beauty. Those darkened orbs are now feasting in delight on Him who is the fairest among ten thousand and altogether lovely.


    Name Hannah Farndale 
    Buried Warncoort, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I70  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2015 

    Family Matthew Farndale,   b. 30 Sep 1793, Kilton, Yorkshire, England, 54.494574,-1.6870633 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1884, Birregurra, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 13 May 1829  Brotton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Article 1893 

    • The details of Matthew's and Hannah's deaths also appear on his twin brother's headstone in the Old Churchyard at Brotton in Yorkshire as follows:

      Memorial of William son of William and Mary Farndale who died October 21st 1831 aged 38 years. Also to Matthew Farndale, twin brother of the above of Birregurra, Australia, who died 8th August 1884 aged 90 years. Also of Hannah his widow who died, 9th December 1892 aged 85 years.

      Blessed are the dead, that lie in The Lord
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Farndale,   b. 01 Apr 1831, Kilton, Yorkshire, England, 54.494574,-1.6870633 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1923, "Kilton", Camperdown, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Elizabeth Farndale,   b. Abt Apr 1833, Kilton, Yorkshire, England, 54.494574,-1.6870633 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1918, Colac, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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