The Family Tree

Owen Yarrow

Owen Yarrow was the oldest child of John Yarrow and his first wife Ann (née Whiten) of Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.

When Owen was about 13 years old, his mother died, leaving his father to look after him and his younger brother. His father re-married the following year to Elizabeth Jeffery.

Owen married Elizabeth Kempton, the daughter of Thomas Kempton - a baker of Ely. Together they had four sons, the oldest unfortunately died during childhood.

Owen had a varied career, that included 'Beer Retailer' (1851), 'Innkeeper and Butcher' (1861), 'Butcher' (1871), 'Butcher and Farmer, with 45 acres and employing 4' (1881), 'Farmer' (1891). In 1896, he is also noted as a Trustee of the Townsends Charity in neighbouring Stretham.

The Three Horseshoes in Little Thetford

Owen became the Publican of The Three Horseshoes pub (pictured above) in Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire whilst his father's second wife Elizabeth, became the landlord of The Wheat Sheaf in the same village. It was at Owen's pub, that his oldest half-brother James Yarrow, was to meet his future wife Mary Gothard who Owen had employed as a general servant during the 1860's.

By the time of the 1911, Owen appears on the census as a pensioner living with his son Frederick and his young family back at The Three Horse Shoes.

The Three Horseshoes pub has since been converted into a large private house.

Further Details

1830 at Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.

19th September 1830 at St. George's Church, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.





January 1916, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 86 years.

27th January 1916, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire, England.