John Richard Farre

1775 - 1862

Claimant or beneficiary


'Of Charterhouse Square', awarded part of the compensation for the Caledonia estate in Barbados as one of the executors of William Crawley assignee.

  1. William Crawley was the William Crawley of Charterhouse Square whose will was proved 24/08/1830. In the will he identifies John Richard Farre of Charterhouse Square and Pentonville Road Doctor of Medicine as his son-in-law, husband of 'my late lamented daughter' Ann Elizabeth Farre.

  2. In 1861 John Richard Farre aged 86 Phys. MD Royal College London not practising born Barbados was living at 123 Pentonville Road St James Clerkenwell with two sons (including a second John R. Farre, a clergyman) born London and a daughter born Barbados. In 1851 he had been living at Reigate with his wife Johannis [sic] and sister-in-law Anne Clarke, both born Barbados. He died at 123 Pentonville Road 07/05/1862 leaving under £5000.

  3. John Richard Farre was co-founder of the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital and has an entry in the ODNB, as do two of his sons, Frederic John Farre (1804-1886) and Arthur Farre (1811-1887), both also medical men. His entry opens: '[Farre], son of Richard John Farre, a medical practitioner, was born on 31 January 1775 in Barbados. After school education on the island he began to study medicine under his father; in 1792 he went to England..' John Richard Farre returned to Barbados on two long visits between 1797 and 1800.' The will of his father Richard John Farre of St Michael Barbados was proved 20/04/1801.


Barbados no. 2029: John Richard Farre of Charterhouse Sq., William Baker of East India House and Thomas Jones of Leadenhall St, executors of Wm Crawley, assignee of judgement 19/12/1820 £269 15s 8d.

  1. PROB 11/1774/365.

  2. 1851 and 1861 censuses online; 1862 National Probate Calendar.

  3. ODNB online, Norman Moore, rev. Hugh Series, 'Farre, John Richard (1775-1862), physician'; PROB 11/1356/181.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John Richd Farre
Married but no further details
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£514 12s 3d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Relationships (2)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son → Father

Addresses (3)

Reigate, Surrey, London, England
123 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, London, England
Charterhouse Square , City of London, Middlesex, London, England