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Boy of Ten becomes Squire of Quorn

Leicester Mercury - 26th October 1937.

Mrs Catherine Matilda Annie Georgiana Farnham of Quorn House, Loughborough, has died in her 79th year. Mrs Farnham was the widow of Mr William Edward Basil Farnham, who died nearly 30 years ago. Mrs Farnham first went to live at Quorn House just after she was married about fifty years ago. During the time she lived there she took a very active interest in village affairs and people, particularly in the Girls' Friendly Society. After a little time they left the House and Mr George Farnham went to live there. He stayed there for about thirty years, and when he died left the house to his widowed sister-in-law. Since Mrs Farnham returned to Quorn she had revived her interest in village life, and had been a very generous supporter of many causes. For the past year she has been too ill to take her usual active interest in affairs, but before her illness she used to attend whist drives and G.F.S and Mothers' Union functions. The House now passes to her ten-year old grandson, Edward George Adrian Farnham, who is Squire of Quorn. He is the son of Mrs Farnham's only son, Mr John Adrian George Farnham, who died in 1930. The young Squire's mother is now married to Captain Norris Nihell-Preau, and has been living at Quorn throughout Mrs Farnham's illness. The funeral will take place at Quorn Parish Church on Thursday.

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 Submitted on: 2010-04-05
 Submitted by: Peter Long
 Artefact ID: 784
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