Descendants


1... Patrick Farrelly b1790 Mullagh, County Cavan, Dublin, Ireland, d1840 Ireland, married 1803 Dublin age 13/14
..... + Jane Cassidy b1787 Kildare Ireland, d21/11/1867 Sydney, married Dublin age 15/16
..... 2... Michael Farrelly b1812 Dublin Ireland listed as Agricultural Labourer, d1882 Sydney
..... 2... John Farrelly b1813 Dublin Ireland listed as Shepherd died NSW
..... 2... Charles Henry Farrelly b23/11/1819 Dublin Ireland, Shepherd, d6/9/1897 Crookwell NSW, m 26/4/1875 “The Curragh” Abercrombie River
............ + Anne Mary (Hannah) Dalton* b1854 Goulburn NSW d1884
............ 3...... Charles Henry Farrelly b1871, d26/4/1945 Crookwell birth registered as Daulton
..................... + Emily Kate Hearn b15/5/1878 Bigga, Georgina County NSW d17/12/1952 Crookwell, Kings County NSW, m1906
..................... 4....... Amy Ann Farrelly b1906 m Reubin Fredrick Gay
..................... 4....... Myra Kathleen Farrelly b1908, m Campbell (Mac) McBrayne
..................... 4....... Hilda Mary (Molly) Farrelly b1910 m George Burchell Stephenson
..................... 4....... Charles Henry Farrelly b1912 m Mildred Graham
..................... 4....... Eva Grace Farrelly b1917 m Thomas Joe Gay
..................... 4....... William Hearn Farrelly b6/7/1918 killed in action WWII, buried El Alamein, Egypt
..................... 4....... Vera Kate Farrelly b1920 m John Hughes
............ 3...... Mary Jane Farrelly b1873 birth registered as Daulton
............ 3...... Katherine Farrelly b6/2/1875 d1917 birth registered as Daulton m Jack Campbell
............ 3...... Edward (Patrick) James Farrelly b6/8/1877 Trunkey, NSW d11/2/1941 Dubbo
............ ........ + Mabel Mary Farrell b9/5/1893, d3/8/1952 Quambone NSW, m 11/6/1913 St Dympra Church, Cumnock NSW
..................... 4....... Evelyn Grace Farrelly b11/2/1913 Molong, d21/2/1985 Westmead m 11/2/1930 Dubbo
............................... + Francis Philip Orth b29/7/1902, d10/8/1993
..................... 4....... Pauline (Sally) Isabel May Farrelly b18/8/1914 Molong, d13/5/1983 Narromine
....................... ..... + (1) Herbert Wynne Morris b18/7/1906, d15/10/1987 Narromine
............................... + (2) William Henry (Mick) O’Farrell b14/12/1907, d5/2/1965, m 27/1/1932 Dubbo
..................... 4....... Edward Ryland (Bon) Farrelly b2/11/1917, d17/8/1943 Kakoda Trail
..................... 4....... Keith Joseph Farrelly b17/4/1919, d14/4/1981 Wagga
............................... + Kathleen Gloria Pipe b20/8/1921, d17/3/2001
..................... 4....... William Farrelly b17/7/1921, d17/71921 Molong
..................... 4....... Merle Hope Farrelly b10/3/1923, d21/4/1981
............................... + John ‘James Courlis’ (Jack) O’Farrell b1915 Dubbo, d13/6/1987 Narromine m 1937 Peakhill
..................... 4....... Leonard James Farrelly b17/4/1925 “Dilga Creek” Cumnock, d8/7/2010 Wellington m 9/11/1946
............................... + Martha Bonser
..................... 4....... Archibald Gordon Farrelly b23/3/1927, d20/2/1965
..................... 4....... Thomas Farrelly b1929 d1929
..................... 4....... Dorothy (Dot) Mabel Farrelly b19/6/1932, d10/3/1994, m John Carson 1953 Dubbo
............ 3...... Elizabeth Farrelly b6/10/1879 Carcoar, d1960 Sydney m Frank Baker 1910 Armidale
........     3...... Michael (Mick) Farrelly b1882 Carcoar, d1952
..................... + Elsie Sutherland b1902, d1953
..... 2... Patrick Farrelly b April 1821 born Dublin Ireland Shepherd d27/3/1898 buried on ‘The Curragh’ Crookwell
..... 2... Catherine Farrelly b7/4/1822 born Dublin Ireland, d1869 Narrabri NSWNursery Governess
............ + John Humphries 1822-1902, m St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney
............... .  4....... Millicent Jane Humphries 1848-1869
................  .4....... Margaret Elizabeth Humphries 1849-1917 m Charles Fitzroy Bayly 1845-1925 Tambar Springs 7/6/1873
................ . 4.......Stephen William Humphries 1850-1923
................. .4...... Albert George Humphries 1851-1852
............ ... ..4.......Susan Maude Humphries 1851-1913
................   4....... George Humphries 1852-1853
................  .4........Charles Humphries 1853-1902
............... .. 4........Alfred Humphries 1855-1896
.................  4....... John Henry Humphries 1859-1859
................. .4........John Charles Humphries 1860-1930
..... 2... Anne Farrelly b12/2/1825 has born Dublin Ireland Governess, d1850 Glebe NSW




MEANING OF Farrelly / Farley

There are two Irish language versions of this name Ó Faircheallaigh, meaning “extremely warlike”, and Ó Fearghaile, meaning “man of valour”. The name is normally anglicised as Farrelly or O Farrelly, but has some lesser-known variants including Ferrally, Farily, Fariley and variations thereon. In parts of Ulster Farley is used as a synonym of Farrelly, which leads to confusion since Farley is also a common English name. As recently as 1900, Farley and Farrelly were regularly used interchangeably in parts of Cavan. Farrelly has also suffered, to some extent, from the tendency for some Irish names to be absorbed into more common similar sounding names, in this case Farrell or O'Farrell, which in Irish is Ó Fearghail, a name which originated in Longford.

Farrelly is a sept of Breffny, which roughly covers the modern county of Cavan along with most of west Leitrim. Their ancient territory was in the barony of Loughter Lower in north Cavan. In Keating's History the O'Farrellys were cited as a numerous clan, particularly in the parish of Mullagh, in Co. Cavan. The name is also found in county Meath. The O'Farrelly sept seated at Knockainy, county Limerick, mentioned as such by O'Heerin in his fourteenth century“Topographical Poem” and still numerous in Co. Limerick when the 1659 census was compiled are no longer to be found there. Of this family Woulfe comments“there was a family of this name in the neighbourhood of Duntryleague in the east of county Limerick, but is has long since disappeared from that district and is probably extinct”. Even a century ago O'Donovan commented on the fact that they had disappeared. The 1890 birth index records some 69 births of the Farrelly name, mainly in Cavan, Meath and Dublin. In modern times, the name is still principally found in their primary ancient territory in Cavan, where over half of all Irish people of the name are to be found.

By the eleventh century, in the average church, the abbot, generally known as the “comharba” (anglicised as “coarb” and meaning “heir”), of the saintly founder, or, if it were not the saint's principal establishment, the“airchinnech” (anglicised as “erenagh” and meaning “head”), had become a lay lord, whose family held the office and the church property from generation to generation. In some cases, apparently, all trace of a church establishment had disappeared, except that the incumbent claimed for his lands the “termonn” of the ancient monastery, those privileges and exemptions which had from old been accorded to ecclesiastical property. But generally the coarb or enenagh maintained a priest. The leading family of the Farrelly sept were erenaghs of Drumlane, county Cavan, which later became an Augustinian priory. They were also coarbs of Saint Mogue until the suppression of the monasteries in the sixteenth century.