FLOWER people in Frome

 

This file is a compilation of FLOWER names in and around Frome made during 2005, many of which have been donated by other kind Listers.  Others have been extracted from files already on this ‘FromeResearch’ website, so there will be some redundancy.  Some individuals are shown more than once depending on the number of sources found for them.

 

They are ordered by birth date (or probable birth date where extracted e.g. from a marriage record, in which case an estimated age of around 20+ years has been made).  Common abbreviations have been used wherever possible, including;

                                            Y           = ‘Yes, born in Somerset’ for 1841 Census information

                                            N           = ‘No, born outside Somerset’   “            “              “

                                            btp        = born this parish

                                            >            = probable date up to . . .

                                            (X)        = signed register with an ‘X’ rather than writing name

 

This is very much ‘work in progress’.  I will aim to develop families as time and opportunity permit; references to e.g. (F x) will be to family compilations (x = ‘number’ of family) which I will list at the end of this file.  It will be clear that FLOWER people inter-married with various Frome families so some developments through history will be under other surnames.

 

The FLOWER name could be derived from the gardening ‘flower’, according to other researchers elsewhere, but the explanation I like best is that it comes from Norman French as the name of those who prepared the flights on arrows which allow the arrow to ‘flow’ through the air.  This is relevant to my probable ancestor Catherine, who came from Ireland before 1841.  Irish FLOWERs are said to be among the English and Scottish Planter families who went to Ireland after Cromwell’s activities, to cultivate the land on behalf of the English Crown.

 

Brick walls’ - At the end of this file, I have described some questions regarding my immediate ancestors which are presenting current research difficulties.

 

Contributions to this collection are always welcome.  I can be contacted on any aspect of this file including corrections of my errors, questions, and discussion on;    flodon@fireflyuk.net

 

My thanks are due to David SMART for putting the file up on this ‘FromeResearch’ website.  This site is a companion to the ‘Frome’ mailing list which can be found on: Frome@yahoogroups.com  - try it, you will like it.

 

 

EstBIRTHdate    First NAME                     Occasion DATE           OCCASION                                                                                           .

>1608                  Thomas                                                                       Parent to Ann below

>1628                  Anne                                    >1648-                             Marr. to Christopher BENNETT

>1707                 Elizabeth FLOWER             1727 3 March                  (wid) [btp] (m) Maniall HALL (m) Westbury, Wiltshire:

>1718                  Joan                                      6 Nov 1738                    Marr. to Matthew  HELLIER in Nunney

>1720                  William                                28 June 1742.                  Marr. Martha CLEMENT both of Mells: email from lynda362000

1722/3 12 Mar.    James                                                                           Baptisms; Mells                                                 reported by Peggy Goodger

1724/5 2 Jan        Ann                                                                             Baptisms; Mells                                                 reported by Peggy Goodger

1726 9 Dec.         John                                                                             Baptisms; Mells                                                 reported by Peggy Goodger

                                                                        25 Jul 1728                      Bur; Mr Edward FLOWER

1727  3 Mar.      Elizabeth FLOWER (wid)                                             [btp] (m) Maniall HALL

1728 13 Oct.       Hester                                                                          Son of Edward FLOWER at Nunney                  reported by Peggy Goodger

1731 28 Mar.       William                                                                        Son of Edward FLOWER at Nunney                  reported by Peggy Goodger

1733 13 Dec.       Mary                                                                            Dau. of Edward FLOWER at Nunney                 reported by Peggy Goodger

                                                                        23 May 1757                   Marr. of Joseph HORWOOD and Mary FLOWER

                            Edward                                 (1/8/1725)                                                        Will; gent of Nunney (Mary, wife 1734)

1735 ???              Betty FLOWER ???             between 1760 and 1775   Marr. Nathaniel GREENLAND; FLOWER surname is a guess

c.1741                 Joanna FLOWER                 13 Jun 1762                                       Marr. Anthony GREENLAND at St. John the Baptist; from Peggy Goodger

c.1742                 Christian FLOWER              5 May 1763                     Marr. Leonard DENMEAD at St. John the Baptist;       from Peggy Goodger

 

>1755                  Mary FLOWER                   1776                                Marr: Daniel ROSSITER circa 1776 Gt. Cheverell

> 1756                 Ann FLOWER                     24/12/1776                                        Marr. to William GREEN [btp] by Banns. Wit: Walter NORTON         

>1760                  Joseph                                  29 Jul 1780                      Marr. To Betty POBJOY at Frome St John (Betty Bur. NSPh. 20 Jan 1794)

 

>1762                  Samuel                                 1785                                                Sarah POBJOY married Samuel FLOWER at Bath Abbey in 1785.

1764 17 Feb         Richard                                1764                                                Bapt; Henry/Betty FLOWER Maiden Bradley

1766                    Elizabeth FLOWER             C.1841                 75        Charwoman Yes; Living with Elizabith DALLIMORE 65 Charwoman

1766 16 March    Sarah                                    1766                                Bapt. Henry/Betty FLOWER Maiden Bradley

1768                    Elizabeth                              C.1851                 83        Pauper, Lodger with HOLLEY Ann 70 Laundress Nunney, Som.

1767 2? Feb         Emma?                                1767                                Bapt. Henry/Betty FLOWER Maiden Bradley

1767                    Honor                                  C.1851                 84        Fromefield, Widower 84 Former Woolpicker Shepton Mallet, Som.

1769 14 April      Hinrey                                 1769                                {Father: Hinrey} Bapt. Henry/Betty FLOWER: Maiden Bradley

1769                    Honor                                  13 Nov.1859                   bur. 90 yrs from Fromefield.

1770                    Sarah                                    C.1851                 81        Quilter Pauper Frome, Mar. to James Butts Road; Weaver now Pauper

 

1771                    Betsy                                   C.1851                 80        Mother of Sarah YERBURY; Widow/er Pauper Mells

1771 1 Sept.        Sarah                                     1771                               Henry/Betty FLOWER Maiden Bradley

> 1773                 James                                   1793                                                Chandler; Frome; Universal British Directory, 1793

1773                    Nathaniel FLOWER             C.1841                 68        Head; Beer house keeper Y; wife Hannah 50 Y; Dau. Ann 14 Y

>1774                  John                                     26 Dec 1814                    Wit. Marr. of Sophia to Joseph  HILLIER in Nunney

1775 12 March    Betty                                   1775                                Henry/Betty FLOWER: Maiden Bradley

1777                    George                                 C.1841                 64        George FLOWER Hd. Woollen Weaver Yes Goulds Ground

1779 31 Oct.       Sarah                                    1779                                Henry/Betty FLOWER Maiden Bradley

1780                    James                                   C.1851                 71        Butts Road; Weaver now Pauper Pensford; ?Marr. Sarah 81 Quilter - Pauper

1780                    James                                   30 Mar 1822        42        Ilchester prison

 

>1783                  Peter                                    Bap.19/10/1811               Marr to Hannah – childr. Peter 3, Katherine 5 & Mary 7

1783                    Martha FLOWER of Mells   3 Jan 1803.                      of Mells, a minor, marr John TAPP of Ashwick, by Licence

1785                    John                                     C.1851                 66        Kettle Alley; Weaver Frome, Som. Wife Mary 61 Hampstead

1786                    John                                     C.1841                55        Head; 150; do John FLOWER 55 Weaver Yes        
1786                    John                                     death                               59                                    In BT List

1786                    Sarah                                    C.1851                 65        Widow Morgans Lane Frome, Som.

1787                    Hannah                                C.1851                64        listed as Beer retailer, unmarried, 64, Royal Oak Inn; Frome

1788                    Bridget FLOWER                 death in 1840      52        In BT List – from ? Waterloo Place or Buildings

1788                    John                                     1828                                                                        WO 97/48/113 Discharged 2nd Dragoon Guards

1788                    Charles                                 22 Nov 1788                   James & Ane Flower baptised Charles at Frome.

> 1790                 Mary, (Widow)                    1810:21 Mar        ??         dau. of John PADFIELD & Relict Sarah ,of Leigh/M Est: <£300            

1791                    Hannah                                C.1841                 50        Y; M. Nathaniel FLOWER 68 Beer house keeper Y; Ann 14 Y

?1791                  John                                     22 Aug 1815                    Marr: to Mary WILLIAMS      (FAM.2)       (email 4/9/2005 from Lynda)

1791                    John                                     C.1841                 50        Head; 36/3 Waterloo Place John FLOWER Lab Y  (FAM. 1)

>1794                  Sophia                                  26 Dec 1814                    Marr. To Joseph HILLIER in Nunney

>1797                  Charles FLOWER                22 Sep 1817                     marr. Lovey CREABER at Frome. Wit: Harriet Creeber (sic) H. Cruse:    xPG.
>1798                  William FLOWER               16 May 1818                   marr Ann NUTH at Frome. Witnesses Wm. Chubb, E. Soane.                                       xPG
1798                    James                                   C.1851                 53        In Gloucester Felt Maker; bn. Froome off Gordon BEAVINGTON’s website 

 

>1801                  Harriet                                 14 Aug 1821                    Marr. To Isaac SILK in Frome St.John

1803 19 June       Elizabeth FLOWER             Burial                               60; Maiden Bradley Pt.2. (from Lynda 362000  3/9/2005)

1803                    Mary (HAINES)                   C.1871                 63/8     Sister; Housekeeper & wife of Butler Som, Frome (Marr. William Sept1849)

>1804                  Saml                                     31 Jan 1824                     Wit. Marr. of Mark RICH & Harriet SILK Frome St John

1804                    Mary (? HAINES?)              Bap.19/10/1811     7        Peter 3, and Katherine 5 children of Peter & Hannah FLOWER.

1804                    Sarah                                    C.1851                 47        Shoe Binder Frome, Som.; ?Dau. of Sarah 81 Quilter - Pauper Frome, Som.

1804                    Sarah Flower                        C1861                  57        Unmar servant with Anne Butler, wid, 71, indep. fundholder. Keyford Frome

1804                    Sarah Flower                        Death Dec 1888   84        FreeBMD Death Dec 1888        Frome      5c 285

1805                    Harriet                                 16 Mar 1805                    Robert & Ann Flower bapt,+ Charles 1809, Ann 1810, and James 1811   xPG

1805                    Robert                                  28 Sep 1811                     John White & Elizabeth Flower bapt. (aged 6 yrs) Frome (Selwood)         xPG

1805                    Sarah YERBURY                 C.1851                 46        Widow Frome, Som.

1806                    John FLOWER                    C.1841                 35        Head; Ag lab Y 20/1 Sharpshaw Farm Md. To Eliza 30 Yes     
abt 1806              Sarah                                    C.1881                             bn. Nunney             Head (family 4?)   living at Lyncombe & Widcombe

1806                    Katherine                             Bap.19 /10/1811  5         Peter 3, Mary 7 all children of Peter & Hannah FLOWER

c.1806                 Samuel                                 C.1841                 35        Shoemaker Yes 33/5 Vallis Way; wife Mary 40 Yes

> 1807                 Samuel                                  Town Tithing 1827         Prop        CLEMENTS, Shad.              Union St.                     37

> 1807                 Charles                                 Town Tithing 1827         Prop        CLEMENTS, Shad.              Union St.                     39

> 1807                 Mrs FLOWER                                                              Town Tithing 1827                             Prop            Mrs FLOWER,         Behind the Hill                             578

> 1807                 FLOWER Miss                     Town Tithing 1827         Prop.       PITT, William                     Catherine Hill              600

> 1807                 Thomas                               Town Tithing 1827         Prop.       ROSSITER, William             Keyford Street             39

> 1807                 George                                 Town Tithing 1827         Prop.       Mrs JONES                          Goulds Ground Addit. rates

> 1807                 James                                   Town Tithing 1827         Prop.       KING, J.                               Gentle Street                618

1807                    Catherine FLOWER             11 Aug 1839        32        (X) wid of Marston                                Marr. John TAYLER  28 wdr Her Fa-James CLEMENTS

1807                    Mary HONNY                     C.1851                 44        married Seamstress Frome, Som. Daughter of Honor FLOWER,

1808                    Samuel                                 C.1851                 43        Long Row, Bootmaker Frome, Wife, Mary 48 Boot Binder Frome,

1808                    Samuel                                 C.1881                 73        Head, Superannuated, Wife – Mary (78)

1808                    Peter                                   Bap.19/10/1811   3         Mary 7, and Katherine 5 children of Peter & Hannah FLOWER

1809                    Sarah                                    C.1881                 77        Errand Woman; Lodger with Mary ROUSE

1809 26 April      Charles                                 Baptism                                             to Robert and Ann FLOWER: mail from Lynda on 6/3/2005 8.39am

1810                    Catherine                             C.1851                 41        Wool Sorter Frome, Som.; Daughter of Honor FLOWER

1810                    Ann                                     14 Mar 1810                    Robert & Ann Flower baptised, at Frome (Selwood).                                xPeggy Goodger

 

1811                    Elizabeth                              15 Jun 1811                                       Thomas & Mary Flower bapt. at Frome (Selwood).+ Robert  bn.1805   xPG

1811                    Sarah                                    28 Sep 1811                     John White & Elizabeth Flower bapt. 28 Sep 1811. Frome (Selwood)      xPG

1811                    Kitty                                   C.1841                 30        Wool sorter; Dau. of Honor FLOWER

1811                    Catherine FLOWER                         C.1871                 60              Head Unmar 60 Bedridden Som, Frome

1811                    Mary                                    C.1841                 30        Mary FLOWER F S Yes L. with Francis NEATE 30 Bankers Clerk No

1811                    James                                   13 Nov 1811                   Robert & Ann Flower baptised, at Frome (Selwood) x Peggy Goodger

1813/4                 Samuel FLOWER                 C.1871                 58        Gate Porter County Prison Lower Ward, Swansea; Frome, Somersetshire

1814/5                 Samuel FLOWER                 C.1871                 57        Head Marr. (Jane 56) 1 Charles St West Wars, Newport, Carpenter; Frome, Som

1814                    W. FLOWER                                                               Holden Directory 1814; Hat Manufacturer

1814                    Samuel                                 C.1851                 37        Weaver Frome, Som. Mar Sophia 38 Frome, Som.

1814                    Saml. FLOWER                   C.1841                 27        Head; Broad Weaver Y

>1815                  Sarah                                                                            email 16/2/05       James YERBURY and Sarah (née FLOWER)

1815                    John FLOWER                    C.1871                 56        4, Drury Lane St. Giles, Finsbury, Lodger; Unm; Tailor; Somerset, Frome

1816                    Thomas FLOWER               C.1841                 25        Head; Ag lab Yes; Marr. to Elizabeth 25 Yes

1816                    James                                   24 Oct 1829         13        Ilchester prison

1817                    James                                   5 Apr 1835                     18            Ilchester prison

>1817                  Charles                                 22 Dec 1861                    marr. of son James to Mary Ann WOOLFE [Crape?worker), 21yrs

1818                    James                                   4 Jan 1834          16        Ilchester prison

1818                    John                                     27 Mar 1840        22        Ilchester prison

 

> 1820                 Eliza                                    1840                                Straw Bonnet Maker, Catherine Street; 1840 Directory for Frome

1820                    Cathe. [fem.] Ind: Ireland     C.1841                 21        Waterloo Place//John FLOWER 50 Lab Y, John 19 MS No, Wm 17 Ag Lab No

1820                    Catherine                             C.1851                 31        Ireland; Waterloo Place; Servant @ HAZARD Hannah 57 Laundress Frome

1821                    Catherine Flower                  C.1861                 40        unmarr. Laundress bn Ireland boarding with Ed. & Ann Millet, Long Row.

                                                                                                               Schedule 179 RG9/1653 + Frederick Flower son 8 born Frome

c.1822                 Emma FLOWER                  1842                                Straw Hat Maker;     Phoenix Tce ; Pigotts Directory 1842

                                                                                                                DYER, James Potter        Music Teacher                                 Phoenix Tce

                                                                                                                GOULD, Sarah                 School                                              Phoenix Tce

                                                                                                                MOODY, Ann                 Straw Hat Maker                              Phoenix Tce

                                                                                                                MOODY, Jeffery     Rev.Nobility, Gentry and Clergy              Phoenix Tce

c.1821                 Elizabeth                              C.1841                 20        born Frome Living with Richd .STRONG  55 Ind. 27 Bridge

c.1821                 Elizabeth                              C.1841                 20        Shoe binder Y Vallis Way 86; L. with Sarah SHORT 30 Woollen Carder

1821 25 Dec        Edmund                                baptism                                            Son of William/Harriet FLOWER. Broad St. Weaver.

1822 12 Jan         George                                 baptism                            son of James/Mary FLOWER Fromefield. Weaver.

1822                    John                                     C.1841                 19        (MS) son of 36/3 Waterloo Place John FLOWER 50 Lab Y     (FAM. 1)

1823 25 Dec        Maria                                   baptism                           son of William/Harriet FLOWER Cross? St. Weaver.

1824                    William                                C.1841                 17        (Ag.Lab.) son of 36/3 Waterloo Place John FLOWER 50 Lab Y              (FAM.1)

>1825                  Charles                                 23 Sep? 1845                   Wit. at James PAYNE/MOODY marriage

1825                    /........y [male] FLOWER      C1841                  16        Bridge St, Woollen Trade Y//James COMMONS 30; Ann 30; James Junr. 6; Jos.2

1825 15 July        Rebecca                                born                                 dau. of John & Ann FLOWER; Carpenter;  BTList (Frome Selwood)

1826                    Emma                                  C.1841                 15        ?Dau. of Honor FLOWER

1826                    Emma                                  death 1844           18        In BT List

1826                    John                                     death                                Bur. 15/6/1845 in Waterloo Buildings

1826                    Mary FLOWER                   C.1841                 15        F S Yes; do Red Tor James AUSTIN 35 Yeoman Y 
1826                    GOULD Sarah Flower           Mar 1902             76        Deaths Shepton M  5c 35

1826                    Arabella                               C.1851                 25        Servant Nunney, Som Pauper - Inmates of the Workhouse

1827                    Ann BISS                             C.1841/51            24        Royal Oak Inn; Dressmaker Frome Som. Dau. FLOWER Hannah Unmarr 64

1827                    Thomas                               C.1841                 14        Cutter (Factory) Yes Son of 150; do John & Mary FLOWER 55 Weaver Yes

1827                    Charles FLOWER                C.1871                 44        Head; Mar; Blacksmith 5, Friendly Close, St. Lukes, Finsbury; Wilts, Frome

1827 25 Dec        Charles                                 baptism                                              bapt. Charles/ L...y FLOWER Abode: Star[ve]..? Acre. Occup: Weaver.

c.1828                 Rebecca                                        C.1841                     aged 13; born Frome Living with 33 Orchard Street Ann 25 Weaver Yes
c.1828                 Marianne                             C.1841                             aged 13; born Frome Living with James VINING 35 Weaver
c.1828                 Elizabeth                              C.1841                             aged 13; born Frome.Welsh Mill Living with William BABER 50 Ag Lab

1828 8 March      Thomas                               born                                 son of John & Ann FLOWER; Carpenter; BTList (Frome Selwood)

1829                    Thomas                               C.1851                 22        Lodger     Goulds Ground; weaver Frome, Som         

1829                    Sarah                                    C.1841                 12        In Asylum & Hospital - Parish of Frome; Yes

1829                    Elizabeth                              C.1851                 22        Silk Weaver Frome, .dau. of Samuel 43 Long Row, Bootmaker & Mary 48

1829                    Arabella                               C.1841                 12        Yes; dau. John, Ag lab Y 20/1 Sharpshaw Farm Md. To Eliza 30 Yes       

1830                    Alfred                                  C.1851                 21        Cloth Worker Frome, Som; son of Sarah Morgans Lane

1830 24 Feb.        Alfred                                  born                                 son of John & Ann FLOWER; Carpenter; BTList (Frome Selwood)

C.1829                 Charles                                 C.1841                 12        Cutter (Factory) Yes; Son of John & Mary                          (FAM.2)

1830                    Charles                                 C.1851                 21        Lodger Ag. Lab Frome, Som. with Wm. WILCOX;  Kettle Alley

1830 25 Dec        Charles                                 baptism.                           bapt. John/Mary FLOWER Abode: Union St. Occupation: Weaver (FAM.2)
 
1831                    Mary                                    C.1841                 10        bn. To Samuel & Mary FLOWER Yes
1832                    Alfred                                  C.1871/81            39/49   Hd Mar; 123 (Fromefield) Woollen Weaver; Printer/compositor (Som; Frome)

1832 23 April      John                                     born                                 son of John & Ann FLOWER; Carpenter;  BTList (Frome Selwood)

1833                    Jesse                                     C.1851                 18        Painter Frome, Som; son of Sarah Morgans Lane
1833                    Jesse                                     C.1881                 48        Head; House Painter Marr. Ann (Silk Weaver) bn. Frome
1833                    Mary                                    C.1841                  8         Dau. of 150; do John & Mary FLOWER 55 Weaver Yes     (FAM.2)
1834                    Martha                                         C.1841          7         bn. To Samuel & Mary FLOWER No
1835                    Eli                                        Farm Lab             16        C1851 Nunney, Som.

  “                        Eli                                        C.1881 Nunney                Head (F x)   living at Nunney  

1835                    Sarah A.                                       C.1881         46        Housekeeper; Wife of Jesse FLOWER

1835                    Mary                                    C.1851                 16        Silk Worker Frome,  son of John 66 Weaver Frome,  Mary 61 Hampstead

1836                    Eli FLOWER                       C1861                              76 Low Road, Hunslet Yorks; bn Nunney, Soms Lodger RG9/3366  Folio 125  p.33

1836                    Betsy                                   C.1851                 15        Silk Factory Frome,  son of John 66 Weaver Frome, Mary 61 Hampstead

1836                    Elizabeth                              C.1841                  5         Dau. of  150; do John & Mary FLOWER 55 Weaver Yes    (FAM. 2)

1836                    Sarah                                    C.1841                 5         dau. of Saml. & Sophia FLOWER 27 Broad Weaver Y

1836                    Sarah                                                                15        Woollen Knitter Frome, Som. dau. of Saml. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

abt 1837              Jonas                                    C.1881                             bn. Nunney             Head (family 3)   living at Bedminster

1837 Dec              Mary                                    Death                              Frome         10   284

1837                    James                                   22 Dec 1861        24        [Brewer] (m) Mary Ann WOOLFE [Crape?worker] 21yr Fa: Charles [gardiner]

1838                    Jas.                                       C.1881                 43        Head, Boots             Bn. Knoyle, Wilts   

abt 1838              Maria                                   C.1881                             bn. Nunney     Wife (family 3)   living at Bedminster

                            Thomas                               >Mar.1851                                       death registration

1838                    Sarah                                    C.1841                 3         bn. To Samuel & Mary FLOWER No

1838 >2               George                                 C.1841                 3         son Saml. & Sophia FLOWER 27 Broad Weaver Y ; bn. June 1838 10 ; 373

1838                    George                                 C.1851                 13        son of Samuel. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

1838                    George                                 C1861                  23        pattern iron maker bn Frome Ann wife 22 silk weaver bn Beckington

1839                    John                                     C.1841                 2         Yes; son of Thomas Ag lab Md. to Elizabeth 25 Yes

1839                    James                                   C1861                  22        unmarried; ostler -Flower lodger with Samuel Battle at Blue Boar Yard

1840                    Elizabeth                              30 Mar 1926                    Nunney Bur. w/o Aaron            aged 81

1840-Bap.12/2     Samuel                                 C.1841                 7mo    son of Saml. & Sophia FLOWER 27 Broad Weaver Y

1840                    Bridget                                 death                                52            of Waterloo Place; buried 27/9 by Rev. Dusantoy (p.78 #624)

 

1841                    Thomas                               Dth.1851             10        Mar. 1851    Frome      10: 304        12/2/03 from Hornchurch LDS

1841                    James                                   C.1841                 1Mo   Thomas FLOWER Head; Ag lab; Md. to Elizabeth 25 Yes      
1841-Bap.8/10     William                                baptism                            son of Saml. & Sophia FLOWER; Broad Weaver; BT List (Frome Selwood)

1841                    Samuel                                 C.1851                 10        Scholar Frome, Som. son of Samuel. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

1842 Bap. 8/10    William                                bapt.                                son of Saml & Sophie FLOWER weaver Frome Rev. Dusantoy (p209#1669)

1842                    William                                C.1851                  9        Scholar Frome, Som. son of Samuel. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

1844 16 Feb.        Harriet                                 baptism                            dau. of Catherine; BT List bap. Privately by Rev. A. Daniel at Trinity

1844 Bur.25/2      Harriet                                 death                                6 mo.      of Waterloo Place by Rev. Dusantoy BT List (Frome Selwood) (p157 #1250)

1844 Bur.5/4        Emma                                  death                    18        of Fromefield by ~Rev. Dusantoy (p160 #1273)

1844                    .John                                    C.1851                 7         Scholar Frome, Som. son of Samuel. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

1845 Bur.15/6      John                                     death                                59            of Waterloo Buildings, by Rev. Dusantoy (P.184 #1469)

1845                    Aaron                                  30 Oct 1923                    Nunney Bur. aged 78                Head (F 4)

abt 1846              Elizabeth                              C.1881 Nunney                Wife (F 5)   living at Nunney  

abt 1846              Aaron J.                               C.1881 Nunney                Head (F 4)   living at Nunney

1847                    Edwin                                   C.1851                 4         Frome? son of Arabella Servant, Pauper - Inmates of the Workhouse

1847                    Mary                                    C.1851                4         Scholar Frome, Som son of Samuel. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

> 1847                 Jesse (F. of Emily Jane)        28 Aug 1888                    Witt. Marr. Charles Ivor YOUNG, 21, Pawnbroker's Asst,

abt 1849              Edwin                                   C.1881 Nunney                Lodger (F x)   living at Nunney

1850 >3               Mary                                    BMD

1850 >3               Sarah                                    BMD

 

1851 >Mar.          Thomas                               BMD                                bn. Frome  10; 304 (Hornchurch LDS - 12/2/03)

1852                    Sarah Ann                            C.1891                             1891 census? wife of Frederick J (39) Whitchurch Buck

1853                    Frederick                              21/2/1853                        Birth Cert. X mark of Catherine FLOWER, Workhouse, Frome

1853                    Frederick Flower                  C.1861                 8         son 8 born Frome to Catherine unmarr. Laundress bn Ireland

1853                    Frederick                              C.1871                                                         bn. Frome; Footman at 20 Lansdown Crescent BATH

1853 > Mar          Frederick                              BMD                                birth entry from Govt. fiche records at LDS Hornchurch

1854                    Stephen                                > Sept.                             Birth Register (LDS Hornchurch 2/4/05) bn. Frome

1854 26 Aug        Frederick                              baptised                            to Catharine FLOWER, single woman at Union St.

1855                    Frederick J.                          C1881                  26        Head; Printer/Compos. In Aylesbury, Bucks

1856                    Frederick J Flower                C1891                  35        C.1891; born Frome

1857                                                                Elizabeth Catherine          aft 1872                                   Marr. to Richard HODDINOTT (Dth:22/6/1926) 

1858                    Edwin                                  C.1871                 13        Son of Alfred FLOWER Scholar; bn. Som. Frome

(1860)                 Sarah                                    bur 15/1/1860                  Sarah FLOWER Berkley bur 15 Jan. 1860 in Berkley PR:

1860                    Walter                                 C1861                              4 mo born Frome; Fa.George, pattern iron maker & Ann 2 silk weaver

1861                    Alfred M.                             C.1881                 20        Painter & Plumber; Son of Jesse FLOWER

1861                    Ellen                                    C.1871/81            10        Scholar; Book Sewer; Daur   of Alfred FLOWER; bn.  Som. Frome

1862                    Agnes                                   C.1871/81            9         Scholar; Dressmaker; Daur   of Alfred FLOWER; bn.  Som. Frome

1864                    Frank                                   C.1881                 17        Stoker at Gas? Portishead; Lodger with John NOLTE; Bn. Frome

1867                    Sarah Flower GOULD           1902 Mar             76        Death Mar; 1902 Shepton M 5c; 35

1867                    Emily Jane                           28 Aug 1888                    Marr. Charles Ivor YOUNG, 21, Pawnbroker's Asst.

>1847/67?           Sarah Ann                            28 Aug 1888                    Witt. Marr. Charles Ivor YOUNG, 21, Pawnbroker's Asst,

>1847/67?           Alfred Marshall                    28 Aug 1888                    Witt. Marr. Charles Ivor YOUNG, 21, Pawnbroker's Asst,

>1864                  Alfred Marshall                    1884                                                                 Priscilla Wiltshire Bn. Frome Marr. Alfred Marshall Flower

1867                    Emily                                   C.1881                 14        Dressmaker; Dau. of Jesse FLOWER

1867                    Herbert                                C.1871                   4        Son of Alfred FLOWER Scholar; bn.  Som. Frome

1868/5/4              Ernest Frank                       Bapt(Chantry)                   Fa:=Aaron Mo=Elizabeth    Res=Little Elm   Fa. Job=Shoe Maker

1868/23/Apr        Ernest Feance                      Bur(Chantry)       9 Wks

abt 1870              Anne                                    C.1881 Nunney                Dau. (family 4)   living at Nunney  

 

1871                    Agnes                                   C.1881                 10        Scholar; Dau. of Jas. FLOWER

abt 1871              Minnie L.                             C.1881 bn. Nunney          Dau. (F x)   living at Bedminster

1872                    Alec                                     28 Aug 1894                    Bur. In Nunney Parish Church aged 22

abt 1873              Alexander                            C.1881 Nunney                Son (F x)   living at Nunney  

1875                    Louisa                                  C.1881                  6        Scholar, Dau. of Alfred FLOWER

abt 1878              Willier V.                             C.1881 Nunney                Son (F x)  living at Nunney  

1879                    Mabel                                   C.1881                  2        Dau. of Alfred FLOWER

1882                    Emily M                              C.1891                             census 1891 (9)? child of Frederick J. born Aylesbury,

1883                    Frederick H                          C.1891                             census 1891 (8)? child of Frederick J. born Aylesbury,

 

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‘Brick walls’ in my own research;

‘FAMILY 1’ below is my likely line of descent via Frederic.  Two areas of difficulty have been difficult to overcome;

 

Catherine – she has no clear origin, being described only as born in ‘Ireland‘on the 1841 and later census records.  She is likely to originate from one of the Planter families installed in Ireland by Charles II to cultivate the land after the ravages of Oliver CROMWELL.  She may be the daughter of John.  He was born in Somerset but his two sons, John and William, were not.  Could he have spent time in Ireland when they were born, alongside FLOWER relatives there? John appears to be the one who was in 2nd Dragoon Guards between 1806 and 1828.  This would help to explain why his two sons were born away from Frome. Ireland is a large area in which to find three births.  County Longford is one area where FLOWER families were known to live and farm but I have found no firm evidence of Catherine, John or William there so far.  Catherine’s arrival in John’s household it undated; could it have been after the death of Bridget FLOWER in 1840?  Did she arrive to keep house for her father?  There is no firm evidence so far of John’s marriage to Bridget.  This is an area for further research.

 

Frederic – Catherine’s son seems to have worked in service in middle class households all his adult life.  He was in Bath as a footman just after the time of his mother’s death in 1871.  I have found no record for him in the 1881 Census; was he in family service abroad? – or was he simply missed from the record?  In his marriage record in 1894 and on the birth certificates of his three children he is described as ‘Frederick Charles FLOWER’.  On his marriage certificate his father is described as ‘Charles FLOWER (deceased) – Cab Proprietor’.  This is quite specific.  Yet his birth certificate to the unmarried Catherine makes no mention of a father and no Bastardy record has been traced so far, although he was born in the Workhouse, suggesting that Catherine had no other support at this time.  If Charles was real he remains to be identified.

 

Any information or advice is welcome; - flodon@fireflyuk.net

 

FAMILY 1

(36/3 Waterloo Place in C1841    50  Lab Y)   

John FLOWER                         bn.      c.1791
                                                    Died;  1845 10/6            aged 57

 (Bridget FLOWER                   Died    1840 21/9            aged 52 wife of John FLOWER; Ostler    at Waterloo Buildings)

                                                    ( - marriage of John and Bridget not yet located – was she married to this ‘John’ ?)

                                                    (was Catherine the daughter of John and Bridget ???)                                        

Children

Cathe. [fem] 21 Ind.  Ireland  Dth: 21/3/1867 aged 45 yrs. ‘Valvular disorder of heart’ at Naishes Street             

            Children:             

-           Harriette Louisa           bn       1843 27/8           

                                                    bapt.   1844 16/2            BT List bap. Privately by Rev. A. Daniel at Trinity

                                                    dth      1844 Bur.25/2 6 mo. of Waterloo Place by Rev. Dusantoy BTList (Frome Selwood) (p157 #1250)

               

            - Frederic                       bn.      1853 21/2            to Catherine FLOWER Father unlisted;  in Frome Workhouse

                                                    bapt    1854 26/8          Frederick  to Catharine FLOWER, single woman at Union St.

                                                    Mar.    1894 21/8            X Eliza WOODCOCK

                                                    Child: 1897  2/2             Irene Sybil,  in Kempston, Bedfordshire

                                                                1898 15/8            Lilian Daisy, in Kempston, Bedfordshire

    1902  5/8             Frederick William, , in Kempston, Bedfordshire

                                                    Died    1902 14/8            of phthisis (tuberculosis) in Groavenor House, Sandwich, a sanatorium.

 

John (C.1841 = 19 MS       No)                    - no further evidence of birth place or of later marriage

 

Wm   (C.1841 = 17 Ag Lab No)                  - no further evidence of birth place or of later marriage

 

 

 

 

 

Other FLOWER families compiled from the name list ;

 

 

FAMILY 2

(C.1841; Union Street)

John FLOWER             X          Mary (nee ????)   

55; Weaver; Y                               45; - ;N

            Children:                                                       

            Thomas            (14; Cutter; Y)                                                                                

            Charles               (12; do; Y) bapt.  1830 25 Dec                                                                                                                   

            Mary                    ( 8; - ; Y)                

            Elizabeth            ( 5; - ; Y)

 

>1825                  Charles                                 23 Sep? 1845                   Wit. at James PAYNE/MOODY marriage

 

 

 

FAMILY 3

abt 1837              Jonas                                    C.1881                             bn. Nunney             Head (family 3)   living at Bedminster

 

 

FAMILY 4

1845                    Aaron                                 

                            Aaron J. bn. abt 1846           C.1881 Nunney                Head    living at Nunney

                                                                        Bur. 30 Oct 1923             Nunney. aged 78     

 

abt 1849              Edwin                                   C.1881 Nunney                Lodger  living at Nunney

 

abt 1870              Anne                                    C.1881 Nunney                Dau.  living at Nunney  

1840                    Elizabeth                              30 Mar 1926                    Nunney Bur. w/o Aaron            aged 81

 

 

FAMILY 5

abt 1846              Elizabeth                              C.1881 Nunney                Wife (family 5)   living at Nunney  

 

 

FAMILY 6

 (C.1841 (Star[ve]..? Acre. Occup: Weaver)

Charles       X                     L...y FLOWER

        Child:

        Charles                               bapt    1827 25 Dec                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other families being compiled

F.x

1764 17 Feb         Richard                                1764                                                Bapt; Henry/Betty FLOWER Maiden Bradley

1766 16 March    Sarah                                    1766                                Bapt. Henry/Betty FLOWER Maiden Bradley

1767 2? Feb         Emma?                                1767                                Bapt. Henry/Betty FLOWER Maiden Bradley

1769 14 April      Hinrey                                 1769                                {Father: Hinrey}  Bapt.Henry/Betty FLOWER: Maiden Bradley

1771  1 Sept.       Sarah                                     1771                               Henry/Betty FLOWER Maiden Bradley

1775 12 March    Betty                                   1775                                Henry/Betty FLOWER: Maiden Bradley

1779  31 Oct.      Sarah                                    1779                                Henry/Betty FLOWER Maiden Bradley

 

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1805                    Harriet                                 16 Mar 1805                    Robert & Ann Flower bapt,+ Charles 1809, Ann 1810, and James 1811 xPG

1809 26 April      Charles                                 Baptism                                             to Robert and Ann FLOWER: mail from Lynda on 6/3/2005 8.39am

1810                    Ann                                     14 Mar 1810                    Robert & Ann Flower baptised, at Frome (Selwood).xPeggy Goodger

1811                    James                                   13 Nov 1811                   Robert & Ann Flower baptised, at Frome (Selwood) x Peggy Goodger

 

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>1783                  Peter                                    Bap.19/10/1811               Marr to Hannah – childr. Peter 3, Katherine 5 & Mary 7

1804                    Mary (? HAINES?)              Bap.19/10/1811   7         Peter 3, and Katherine 5 children of Peter & Hannah FLOWER.

1806                    Katherine                             Bap.19 /10/1811  5         Peter 3, Mary 7 all children of Peter & Hannah FLOWER

1808                    Peter                                    Bap.19/10/1811   3         Mary 7, and Katherine 5 children of Peter & Hannah FLOWER

 

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1833                    Jesse                                     C.1881                 48        Head; House Painter Marr. Ann (Silk Weaver) bn. Frome
1835                    Sarah A.                                       C.1881         46        Housekeeper; Wife of Jesse FLOWER

> 1847                 Jesse (F. of Emily Jane)        28 Aug 1888                    Witt. Marr. Charles Ivor YOUNG, 21, Pawnbroker's Asst,

1861                    Alfred M.                             C.1881                 20        Painter & Plumber; Son of Jesse FLOWER

1867                    Emily                                   C.1881                 14        Dressmaker; Dau. of Jesse FLOWER

1867                    Emily Jane                           28 Aug 1888                    Marr. Charles Ivor YOUNG, 21, Pawnbroker's Asst.

>1847/67?           Sarah Ann                            28 Aug 1888                    Witt. Marr. Charles Ivor YOUNG, 21, Pawnbroker's Asst,

>1847/67?           Alfred Marshall                    28 Aug 1888                    Witt. Marr. Charles Ivor YOUNG, 21, Pawnbroker's Asst,

>1864                  Alfred Marshall                    1884                                                                 Priscilla Wiltshire Bn. Frome Marr. Alfred Marshall Flower

 
 
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c.1806                 Samuel                                 C.1841                 35        Shoemaker Yes 33/5 Vallis Way; wife Mary 40 Yes

> 1807                 Samuel                                  Town Tithing 1827         Prop        CLEMENTS, Shad.              Union St.                     37

 

1814                    Saml. FLOWER                   C.1841                 27        Head; Broad Weaver Y

1831                    Mary                                    C.1841                 10        bn. To Samuel & Mary FLOWER Yes
1834       Martha                                         C.1841          7         bn. To Samuel & Mary FLOWER  No

1838                    Sarah                                    C.1841                 3         bn. To Samuel & Mary FLOWER No

1829                    Elizabeth                              C.1851                 22        Silk Weaver Frome, .dau. of Samuel 43 Long Row, Bootmaker & Mary 48

1808                    Samuel                                 C.1851                 43        Long Row, Bootmaker Frome, Wife, Mary 48 Boot Binder Frome,

1808                    Samuel                                 C.1881                 73        Head, Superannuated, Wife – Mary (78)

 
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1836                    Sarah                                    C.1841                 5         dau. of Saml. & Sophia FLOWER 27 Broad Weaver Y

1836                    Sarah                                                                15        Woollen Knitter Frome, Som. dau. of Saml. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

1838                    Sarah                                    C.1841                 3         bn. To Samuel & Mary FLOWER No

1838 >2               George                                 C.1841                 3         son Saml. & Sophia FLOWER 27 Broad Weaver Y ; bn. June 1838 10 ; 373

1838                    George                                 C.1851                 13        son of Samuel. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

-Bap.12/2             Samuel                                 C.1841                 7mo    son of Saml. & Sophia FLOWER 27 Broad Weaver Y

1841-Bap.8/10     William                                baptism                            son of Saml. & Sophia FLOWER; Broad Weaver; BT List (Frome Selwood)

1841                    Samuel                                 C.1851                 10        Scholar Frome, Som. son of Samuel. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

1842 Bap. 8/10    William                                bapt.                                son of Saml & Sophie FLOWER weaver Frome Rev. Dusantoy (p209#1669)

1842                    William                                C.1851                   9        Scholar Frome, Som. son of Samuel. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

1844                    .John                                    C.1851                 7         Scholar Frome, Som. son of Samuel. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

1847                    Mary                                    C.1851                 4         Scholar Frome, Som son of Samuel. & Sophia FLOWER 37 Weaver

 
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1835                    Eli                                        Farm Lab             16        C1851 Nunney, Som.

  “                        Eli                                        C.1881 Nunney                Head (F x)   living at Nunney  

1836                    Eli FLOWER                       C1861                              76 Low Road, Hunslet Yorks; bn Nunney, Soms Lodger RG9/3366 Folio 125 p.33

 

abt 1871              Minnie L.                             C.1881 bn. Nunney          Dau. (F x)   living at Bedminster

1872                    Alec                                     28 Aug 1894                    Bur. In Nunney Parish Church aged 22

abt 1873              Alexander                            C.1881 Nunney                Son (F x)   living at Nunney  

abt 1878              Willier V.                             C.1881 Nunney                Son (F x)  living at Nunney  

 

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1867                    Herbert                                C.1871                   4        Son of Alfred FLOWER Scholar; bn.  Som. Frome

1875                    Louisa                                  C.1881                 6         Scholar, Dau. of Alfred FLOWER

1879                    Mabel                                   C.1881                 2         Dau. of Alfred FLOWER