Farnie, Henry Brougham


Student United College 1850-1851 Lat. 1; Gk. 1 1852-1853 Math. 1; Log.


Born 8.4.1836 son of Provost James Farnie, shipowner, Burntisland and Margaret Paterson.


Edited Fifeshire Journal 1862 -1863. Author of Golfer’s Manual, 1857. Became a well known dramatic author and published many plays. Largely responsible for the vogue of French light opera in England 1870 -1890. Involved in much litigation on matrimonial affairs. [Editor, playwright]


Died 21.9.1889 at Paris [France] and buried at St Andrews.


  • UYUC400:6.11.1850
  • F. Boase, Modern English Biography...1851-1900. 6v. (Truro, 1892-1921)
  • College Echoes 1891 p69
  • Census 1851 St Andrews
  • Letter 18.9.1963 David J. Farnie, nephew