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William Slack Flint

1869 - 1943

William Slack Flint

Father Alfred Flint
Mother Ann Slack
Wife Emma Swindell
Children Edwin, Joseph, May, Ellen


William was born in Tideswell on 14th April 1869 (1), the second child of Alfred and Ann, and was baptised in Tideswell on 4th July 1869 (2).

His sister Rosa was born in early 1871 (3), and by the census of 2nd April that year he was living with his parents, older sister Martha and younger sister Rosa in Back Lane, Tideswell. His Uncle Richard (his mother's brother) was also living with them.

His brother Samuel was born around 1873 (4), his siter Elizabeth in about 1875 (4), brother Alfred in about 1877 (4), brother Henry around 1879 (4) and brother John Thomas about 1880 (4). By the 1881 census (4), the family was living at the top of Town Head amongst a large number of relations. Next door to them was William's great uncle John Flint (his father's uncle). Next door to him was Matthew Flint (William's father's cousin) and family; and next door to them was Reuben Flint (Matthew's son) and family!

His sister Elizabeth died a few days after William's 13th birthday (5). The following year his sister Caroline was born (6), followed by Charles in about 1885 (6), Ann in about 1888 (6), and Edwin in 1889 (5). Edwin died the following November aged just 17 months (5). By the time of the next census in April 1891 (6), William was working as a limestone quarryman, very likely at the same quarry as his father and brothers Samuel and Alfred. The whole family was still living up Town Head, now in Ivy Cottage. This house was said to be a one-up, one down and all the children used to have sleep in shifts, and on the floor, because there wasn't enough space (19). William is said to have called in at Chapmans Joiners on his way home from school one day a week, to collect a bag of sawdust for the floor (19). They were still living close to other family too, with one of his father's cousins William next door on one side, and another cousin Matthew next door but one on the other side.

A couple of months later, on 27th June 1891, he married, an obviously heavily pregnant (8) Emma Swindell in Tideswell church (7). Even though Emma was pregnant, this may not have been as much of a "shotgun wedding" as it first appears, as they had seemingly been in a close relationship since at least 1888, when they were the witnesses at Emma's sister's wedding (22). Their first child Edwin was born soon afterwards (8), followed by Joseph in 1895 (9), May in 1899 (10)(23), and Ellen in 1900 (11). Sometime between 1895 and 1899 (18) they moved into The White Hart Inn, on the edge of Market Square, and William became a publican as well as a limestone quarrier (10)(12)(23). They were still there at the time of the 1901 census (12), but later moved to St John's Road (21), then to Millers Dale, probably just before the First World War, where William was the quarry foreman at "Lime Sidings" opposite their house on Rock View (13). Soon afterwards, William was crushed under a stone at work, and forced to retire an invalid (13), probably in 1916 when he was photographed at The Cottage Hospital in Buxton (14).

His father died in 1922 (15) and his mother in 1930 (20). William lived out his days in Millers Dale (13), and died there of a cerebral haemourhage on 3rd October 1943, aged 74 (16), and was buried in Tideswell (13). His widow Emma survived him by less than two years (17).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Fourteenth April 1869, Tideswell William Slack Boy Alfred Flint Ann Flint, formerly Slack Lead Miner Ann Flint, Mother, Tideswell Tenth May 1869
  2. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1869
    July
    4
    William Slack Alfred
    &
    Ann
    Flint Tideswell Miner
    Born 14 Apr 1869
  3. Census of 2nd April 1871 reads:
    Place: Back Lane, Tideswell
    Alfred Flint Head Mar 31 Lead Ore Miner Cheshire, Marple
    Ann do Wife Mar 23 . Derby, Wormhill
    Martha do Daur . 3 Scholar do, Tideswell
    William S do Son . 1 . do, do
    Rosa do Daur . 2 mo . do, do
    Richard Slack Brother in Law Unm 33 Lead Ore Miner do, Wormhill
  4. Census of 3rd April 1881 reads:
    Place: Top of Townhead, Tideswell
    Alfred Flint Head Mar 42 Lime Stone Quarrier Cheshire, Poynton
    Ann do Wife Mar 32 do wife Derbyshire, Wormhill
    Martha do Daur . 13 Scholar do, Tideswell
    William S do Son . 11 Scholar do, do
    Rosa do Daur . 10 Scholar do, do
    Samuel do Son . 8 Scholar do, do
    Elizabeth do Daur . 6 Scholar do, do
    Alfred do Son . 3 . do, do
    Henry do Son . 2 . do, do
    John T do Son . 6 mo . do, do
  5. Memorial inscription from gravestone, near back door of Tideswell Church reads:
    In loving memory of
    Alfred Flint
    Died May 28th 1922
    Aged 82 years
    also Ann Flint
    wife of the above
    died March 29th 1930 aged 81 years
    also Elizabeth
    daughter of the above
    died April 22nd 1882 aged 7 years
    also Edwin
    Son of the above
    died November 11th 1890 aged 17 months
    "Safe in our father's keeping"
  6. Census of 5th April 1891 reads:
    Place: Ivy Cottage, Town Head, Tideswell
    Alfred Flint Head M 52 Limestone Quarryman Cheshire, Marple
    Ann Do Wife M 42 . Derbyshire, Wormhill
    William S Do Son S 21 Limestone Quarryman Do, Tideswell
    Rosa Do Daur S 20 Power Loom Cotton Weaver Do, Do
    Samuel Do Son S 18 Limestone Quarryman Do, Do
    Alfred Do Son . 13 Labourer at Lime Stone Works Do, Do
    Henry Do Son . 12 Scholar Do, Do
    John T Do Son . 10 Do Do, Do
    Caroline Do Daur . 8 Do Do, Do
    Charles Do Son . 6 Do Do, Do
    Ann Do Daur . 3 Do Do, Do
  7. Marriage Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    1891 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Tideswell in the County of Derby
    When married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and Surname Rank or Profession of father
    1891 June 27th William Slack Flint 22 Bachelor Labourer Tideswell Alfred Flint Labourer
    Emma Swindell 21 Spinster - Tideswell Joseph Swindell Wheelwright
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after banns
    in the presence of William Swindell, Mary Ellen Moseley
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1891
    October
    8th
    Edwin William
    Slack
    and
    Emma
    Flint Tideswell Labourer
    Born 5 Septr 1891
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1895
    September
    19th
    Joseph
    Swindell
    William
    Slack
    and
    Emma
    Flint Tideswell Quarryman
    Born August 6th 1895
  10. Daughter May's Birth Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where born Name Sex Name and surname of father Name, surname and maiden surname of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Fourteenth May 1899, White Hart Inn, Tideswell, RD May Girl William Slack Flint Emma Flint, formerly Swindell Licensed Victualer and Limestone Quarrier Emma Flint, Mother, White Hart Inn, Tideswell Twentieth June 1899
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    1900
    October
    25
    Ellen William
    Slack
    &
    Emma
    Flint Tideswell Quarryman
    Born September 16th 1900
  12. Census (page 1, page 2) of 31st March 1901 reads:
    Place: White Hart, Tideswell
    William S Flint Head M 31 Publican & Limestone Quarryman worker . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Emma Do Wife M 31 . . . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Edwin Do Son S 9 . . . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Joseph S Do Son S 5 . . . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    May Do Daur . 2 . . . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Ellen Flint Daur S 6 months . . . Derbyshire, Tideswell
    Joseph Dale Boarder S 28 Lime Stone Quarryman worker . Derbyshire, Tideswell
  13. Information from living relatives.
  14. Photograph shows William recuperating in Cottage Hospital, Buxton, in July 1916.
  15. His father's Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Twenty eighth May 1922, Ivy Cottage, Bank View, Tideswell Alfred Flint Male 82 years Formerly a Limestone Quarrier I Chronic Bronchitis Certified by J H Parke MRCS Alfred Flint, Son, in attendance, Queen Street, Tideswell Twenty ninth May 1922
  16. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Third October 1943, Rock Cottage, Millers Dale, Tideswell, Bakewell, RD William Slack Flint Male 74 years Limestone Quarryman (formerly) 1(a) Cerebral haemourhage Certified by Humphrey Brookes MB Edwin Flint, Son, 57 Savile Street, Wakefield Fifth October 1943
  17. His wife's Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Tenth June 1945, 3 Baslow Road, Bakewell Emma Flint Female 75 years Rock View, Millers Dale, Tideswell, RD. Widow of William Slack Flint Limestone Quarryman 1(a) Exhaustion (b) Senile dementia (3) Myocardial degeneration Certified by E W Evans MRCS J Flint, Son, in attendance, Upper End, Peak Dale, via Stockport Eleventh June 1945
  18. In 1895 Kellys Directory of Derbyshire lists the White Hart's proprieter as Lawrence Holmes Handley, but by the time of his daughter May's birth in 1899 (10), William was living there and describing himself as a victualer.
  19. Word of mouth from living relatives.
  20. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant When registered
    Twenty Ninth March 1930, Ivy Cottage, Tideswell Ann Flint Female 81 years The Widow of
    Alfred
    Flint
    a
    Limestone
    Quarrier
    1. (a) Broncho Pneumonia
    (b) Cerebral Haemorrhage
    (c) Chronic Interstital Nephritis
    No P.M.
    Certified by Fred K. B. [Quanbrough] M.R.C.S.
    Alfred Flint
    Son
    present at the death
    Queen Street
    Tideswell
    Thirty
    First
    March
    1930
  21. Census of 2rd April 1911 reads:
    William Slack Flint Head 41 Married         Lime Stone Quarryman   Worker   Tideswell, Derbyshire
    Emma Flint Wife 40 Married 20 4 4 0         Tideswell, Derbyshire
    Edwin Flint Son 19 Single         Cotton Dowller Cotton Mill Worker   Tideswell, Derbyshire
    Joseph S Flint Son 15 Single         Labourer General   Worker   Tideswell, Derbyshire
    May Flint Daughter 11           School       Tideswell, Derbyshire
    Ellen Flint Daughter 9               "       Tideswell, Derbyshire
    Number of Rooms: 5
    Postal Address: St John Rd, Tideswell, Buxton
  22. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    1888 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Bakewell in the County of Derby
    When married Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage Father's name and Surname Rank or Profession of father
    1888
    February
    11th
    John Thomas Moseley 27 Bachelor Quarryman Tideswell late Samuel Moseley Shoemaker
    Mary Ellen Swindell 21 Spinster Winder Tideswell Joseph Swindell Wheelwright
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after banns
    in the presence of William Slack Flint, Emma Swindell
  23. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    [18]99
    Thirsday
    June 14
    May William
    Slack
    &
    Emma
    Flint Tideswell Quarryman
    &
    Innkeeper
    Born 14 May 1899



Notes:

Any records relating to being an innkeeper?


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