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Descendants of Henry Robert Fargus plus my research notes

Last reviewed on 29 August 2014

Submitted by David Fargus and Greg Finch

Henry Robert FARGUS, b. cir CA 1816, occupation Solicitor, d. JUN 1885 in , Barton R,. His will was made on 6 FEB 1883. probate granted on 11 MAY 1885 to Mary Fargus, widow and Henry Robert Fargus, nephew. It mentions his sister, Olivia Marie Fargus, nephew, Frederick John Fargus, and other sister Emily Richards
.    He married Helen Mary SKINNER. Helen: Family legend says that there was a strong family connection with a certain Skinner who founded 'Skinner's Horse', a famous Indian Cavalry Regiment.

    I. Henrietta Helen FARGUS, b. JUN 1880 in , Richmond S. SRY,.

    II. Nigel Harry S FARGUS, b. SEP 1881 in , Richmond S. SRY,, d. 1962 in , Edinburgh, SCT. From LG Pine's 'Burkes genealogy and History of the Landed Gentry' 17th edition (1952) under Fargus of Woodlands, St Arvan's, Chepstow., Mon. DSO (1915), OBE (1919), 2nd Lt Royal Scots, 1900, Major 1915, Lt Col. 1929, ret 1933; served in S African War 1900 - 1902, and in WWI 1914-1918, educ Rugby.


    He married Charlotte Mary TRIMMER, married 14 Aug 1915 in , ?Knutsford, CHS, b. cir CA 1881 in , , CANada, She was a descendant or relation of the Mrs Trimmer who was Nanny to King George III, d. 1952 in , Edinburgh, SCT. Charlotte: Greg Finch says (2001): Charlotte Fargus (nee Trimmer) lost her brother Alfred Syer Trimmer in World War One - he was a Major in the Canadian Army, and was killed at Vimy Ridge in 1917. So she lost her brother and her husband lost his brother during the same conflict.


    Charlotte Trimmer (c.1881-1952) was the daughter of Wilfred Trimmer of Huntsville, Ontario. (c.1850- 1892), cousin of my great grandmother Ethel Rose Trimmer (1871-1946). In 1915 she married Nigel Harry Skinner Fargus (1881-1962) in Cheshire - probably in Knutsford, home of her aunt Jessie Spurrier (nee Trimmer).


    Nigel and Charlotte Fargus were living at Woodlands, St. Arvans Monmouthshire by 1940, when Nigel acted as Executor in the will of Charlotte's late aunt Jessie Spurrier. She had moved to St.Arvans herself after her husband George died in Cheshire in 1934.


    Rev'd Henry Scott Trimmer (1778-1859) m.(1805) Mary Driver Syer (d. 1859) lived mainly at Heston, Middlesex

    1. Rev'd Henry Syer Trimmer (1806-1876) m. Charlotte (1825-1915) lived mainly at Marston-on-Dove, Derbys

    1.1 Wilfred Henry Trimmer (c.1850-1892) emigrated to Canada c. 1870s

    1.1.1 Charlotte Mary Trimmer (c.1881-1952) m. (1915) Nigel Harry Skinner Fargus

    1.1.1.1 Brian Alfred Fargus (1918- 1999/2000)

    1.1.2 Alfred Syer Trimmer (c.1883- 1917) Major in Canadian Army, d. Vimy Ridge

    1.2 Jessie Mary Trimmer (1853-1940) m. (1882) George Henry Spurrier (1856-1934) lived mainly at Knutsford, Cheshire

    2. Rev'd Barrington James Trimmer (1809-1860)

    3. Frederick Edmund Trimmer (1813-83) m. Adelaide Withers (1830-85) lived mainly at Heston, Middlesex

    4 elder siblings

    3.5 Ethel Rose Trimmer (1871-1946) m. Charles Thomas Wm. Finch

    (1868-1937) lived mainly in Exeter & Lydford, Devon

    3.5.1 Edmund Charles Trimmer Finch (1893-1968) m. 1918 Vera Maude Hart (d.1969) lived in Norbury, S. London

    3.5.2 Peter Terence Trimmer Finch (details withheld)

    3.5.3 Michael Finch (details withheld)

    3.5.4 Vivien Joyce Finch (1907-96) lived mainly in east Devon

    3.5.4.1 Christopher Dick Finch (1932- ) m. 1959 Mary Abbott (1933- ) Exmouth, Devon

    3.5.4.1.1 Greg Peter Finch (1960- ) m. 1997 Julie Jaremko

    2 daughters

    3 brothers.

    A. Brian Alfred FARGUS, b. 3 Jan 1918, d. DEC 1999 in , Gullane, SCT.1 LGPine: Major, Royal Scots; served in WWII 1939-1945. Lt Col  1961, Colonel 1969. He married Shiona Margaret Lay MacKichan, married 21 Sep 1945,1 d. July 2002 at the Royal Infirmary,Edinburgh, SCT.1

    1. David Nigel Alexander FARGUS.

    Born in Bergkirchen, Germany on 31st July 1947. Educated at Rugby School and Edinburgh University (LLB Ord) Has lived and worked in the Far East since 1970.


    He married Bernice KLUVER on 18th January 1975 in Hong Kong


    a. Andrew James FARGUS, born on 20th May 1978 in Edinburgh. Educated at Millfield School and Oxford University (MChem)

    b. Christopher Brian FARGUS, born on 4th October 1979 in Hong Kong. Educated at Millfield School and Sydney University, Australia (BSC, BComm)

    c. Joanna Lindsay FARGUS, born on 3rd January 1982 in Hong Kong. Educated at Millfield School and currenlty studying at University of Southern California, U.S.A,

    2. Diana Elisabeth FARGUS, born on 7th March 1951 in Bexhill, England

    She married Mr John RUNDELL.
    They have two daughters, Natalie and Caroline

    III. Frederick Brian Arthur FARGUS, b. SEP 1887 in , Brentford, G LON, occupation BA. Lieutenant in army, d. 1 Jan 1915 in , , Belgium. He was a Lieutenant in the 9th battalion, London regiment. The will was probated in London on 1 MAY 1915 Executor was Henry Robert Fargus, solicitor (?=beneficiary). FRC Index ref. vol 0.1 p 74.


The  Irish roots appear to go back to O'Fergus or O'Fearghuis, the two Irish Septs. One is a medical family connected with the O'Malleys and the other is an ecclesiastical family in Leitrim [Source forgotten! - SRW]

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