Farrell BLISS was the youngest son of my ancestors George BLISS and Sarah FURRILL, and continued farming the 'Spring Creek' farm after his father died. Jan Balfour has provided me with copies of his birth certificate. George BLISS and Sarah FURRILL had twelve or thirteen children, but Farrell continued on his father's farm while his other children married and moved to other parts (http://thehistoryofmatt.blogspot.com/2011/07/children-of-george-and-sarah-bliss-yass.html). In the 1903 Electoral Roll (Division of Werriwa, Warroo Polling Place), George and his wife Sarah are shown living at 'Devil's Pass' along with Farrell (farmer) and John (presumably his other
As such, when George Bliss passed away in 1915 aged 96, his farm passed directly to his son (who had probably been running the farm for quite some time already!). Jan also provided an image of his will which is included in this post, which came via another descendant.
21741/1874 BLISS FARRELL GEORGE SARAH YASS
1874 Births in the District of Yass
When and where born: 9 May 1874, Yass River
Name and whether present: Farrell, Not present
Name and Surname: George Bliss
Rank or Profession: Farmer
Age: 55 years
When and where married: In the year 1851 Yass
Issue living and deceased: 6 males and 4 females living
Name and maiden surname: Sarah formerly Farrell
Age: 39 years
Signature, description and residence of informant: Certified by George Bliss (his mark), Father, Yass River
Witnesses: Nurse: Mrs Bolden
Registrar: Leopold Yates
(Certificate copy issued: 1893)
Transcript of the Will of George Bliss. Will made 11th March 1911
(Original document held by Louise Kelly, descendant of George Bliss)
This is the last will and testament of me George Bliss of Windy Point on the Yass River near Yass Colony of New South Wales Farmer. I devise and bequeath all the real and personal estate to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease unto my son Farrell Bliss of Windy Point Yass River Farmer absolutely and I appoint the said Farrell Bliss sole executor of this my will hereby revoking all other testamentary writings heretofore made in witness thereof I have hereunder set my hand this eleventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seven.
Signed by the said testator as his last will and testament In the presence of us present at the same time who Request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
His mark X
John James Dwyer
John Joseph McGrath
I have also at some point been sent a scan of a photo of Farrell Bliss. Unfortunately I did not keep a record of who sent it to me, and it is not dated.