Whitehead, Sydney Farrar (b1837)


Sydney was born in late 1837 at Rochdale, Lancashire. His mother’s maiden name was Heaton.

After leaving the PM ministry Sydney joined the Church of England ministry. After being a curate at Wigton and then Hayton, near Milton, he was appointed vicar of Mungrisdale, nr Penrith in August 1887.

He married Emma Oliver (b abt1841)  circa 1861 at Motherwell, Scotland. Emma was the daughter of Thomas Oliver, a PM minister. Census returns identify one child.

  • Emily Farrar (b1863)     

I have not been able to identify the family after the 1901 census return. Can anyone point me in the right direction?      


  • 1859 Chatham
  • 1860 Exmouth
  • 1861 Motherwell
  • 1862 Buriton
  • 1864 S Molton
  • 1865 Grassington
  • 1866 Richmond
  • 1867 Penrith
  • 1869 Settle
  • 1870 Grantham
  • 1871 Bolsover
  • 1872 Guisborough
  • 1875 Chester le Street
  • 1877 Brough
  • 1878 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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