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John Flint

1790 - 1856

Father Thomas Flint
Mother Jane Lomas
1st Wife Ann Fletcher
2nd Wife Hannah
Children Jane, Emmet, Ann, Amelia, Philip, Margaret, George, Matthew, Matilda


John was born in Tideswell in 1790, the eldest son of Thomas and Hannah (an elder brother Francis had only survived a couple of months), and was baptised at St John the Baptist's there on 3rd March (1).

He married Ann Fletcher in 1812 (22), and they had two daughters, Jane in 1813 (23), and Emmet in 1815 (24), before his wife Ann died, aged just 25, in 1817 (2). His second wife was called Hannah (4)(17), and they may have married in 1818 in Manchester where he had gone to work (3). Their first child Ann was born in 1819 (4), followed by Amelia in 1823 (5), and Philip in 1826 (6). Next they had twins, Margaret and George in 1829 (7), but unfortunately George only lived for a couple of months (8). Their youngest son Matthew was born in 1831 (9), and then finally there was daughter Matilda in 1832 (10). Matilda only lived to the age of two though, dying in a smallpox outbreak at the end of 1834 (11).

John lived in Tideswell for most, if not all, of this time (12), but had moved to Cressbrook by 1841, where he was living with his wife and children and 5 lodgers (13). His mother died in December 1843 (14), then on the death of his father a couple of months later (15), John was left a house in Tideswell, on condition that he paid off the remainder of the mortgage (10), and also a small amount of farmland with a shippen on it, on condition that he paid one pound a year, for five years, to his sister Charlotte (16). The house was already rented out, and it appears that John simply continued with this arrangement as he never left Cressbrook, and the tennant, Thomas Pickford, continued to live in the property.

John died of cancer aged 66, on 16th August 1856 in Cressbrook (18), and was buried in Tideswell two days later (19). His wife Hannah survived him by almost 15 years (20)(21). John had worked as a weaver all his life (4)(13)(17)(18).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    [Bapts 1790]
    May
    2 John, son of Thos & Jane Flint       Tideswell
  2. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Ann Wife of
    John Flint
    Tideswell Augst 29th
    [1817]
    yrs
    25
  3. The only known marriage between a John Flint and a Hannah found between the death of his first wife and the birth of his eldest child is in Manchester. The entry reads:
    19 October 1818 Marriage at The Collegiate Church Manchester By Banns.
    John Flint, Widower, of this Parish of Manchester, Weaver
    Hannah Bing, of this Parish of Manchester, Widow
    John Flint Signed his name
    Hannah Bing X
    In the Presence of Wm Hillkirk, John Beard

    I believe this is almost certainly the marriage of this John Flint and Hannah, for a number of reasons. Many other members of the Flint family (cousins and siblings of John) temporarily moved to Manchester for work in the early 1800s, so he could easily have done too. John's younger brother Matthew married in the same church. The description of the John Flint who married as a widowed weaver fits well. Hannah states in later censuses that she was born in Lancashire, so this would be in the right sort of area for her too.
    Given that the Hannah married in Manchester was a widow with the surname Bing, and that John and Hannah of Tideswell had a son Philip with the middle name Eaton/Heaton, I could be convinced that this were the correct marriage if I could find the burial of Hannah Bing's husband to establish his first name, then find a marriage between him and a Hannah Heaton. As yet I've been unable to do this.
  4. 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
    June 5th
    [1819]
    Ann
    Daugr of
    John
    &
    Hannah
    Flint Tideswell Weaver
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    When baptised
    Childs Christian Name
    Parents Christian Name
    Parents Surname
    Abode
    Quality, Trade or Profession
    May 20th
    [1823]
    Amelia
    Daugr of
    John
    &
    Hannah
    Flint
    Tideswell
    Weaver
  6. 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
    Oct 21st
    [1826]
    Philip
    Eaton
    John
    &
    Hanh
    Flint Tideswell Weaver
  7. 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
    May 12th
    [1829]
    Margaret
    &
    George
    twin
    children of
    John
    &
    Hannah
    Flint Tideswell Weaver
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    George, son of John
    & Hannah Flint
    Tideswell July 20th
    [1829]
    Weeks
    10
  9. 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
    Octr 21st
    [1831]
    Matthew
    son of
    John
    &
    Hannah
    Flint Tideswell Weaver
  10. 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
    June 4th
    [1832]
    Matilda
    Daugr of
    John
    &
    Hannah
    Flint Tideswell Weaver
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Matilda Daugr of
    John & Hannah Flint
    Tideswell Novr 2nd
    [1834]
    yrs
    2
    From 2nd October to 28th December 1834, of the 36 burials listed in the registers of St John the Baptsist's, 26 of them were children under 6 who are indicated as having died of smallpox.
  12. The only reason to believe that John may have lived somewhere other than Tideswell around 1829 is that in later censuses, his daughter Margaret gives various place of birth. In the 1851 census, she is said to have been born in Litton, although this is only as a "do" to the entry above her. In 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 she is said to have been born in Tideswell. In 1901 she is said to have been born in Wardlow. As none of her siblings ever claim to have been born anywhere other than Tideswell, and as her baptism entry in the Tideswell Parish Register doesn't state a location at all (thus implying Tideswell), I think the most likely scenario is that she was indeed born in Tideswell, but the 1851 and 1901 censuses give the wrong place of birth.
  13. Census of 7th June 1841 reads:
    Place: Cressbrook
    John Flint 45 Cotton Weaver y
    Hannah do 45   y
    Ann Flint 20 Cotton Weaver y
    Amelia Flint 15 do y
    Philip Flint 15 do y
    Margaret Flint 13 do y
    Line marking seperate household in same house
    William Harrison 25 do y
    Emma do 25 do y
    Thomas do 1   y
    Susan Farmer 25 Cotton Weaver N
    Charlotte Walton 15 do N
  14. 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
    Twelfth of december 1843
    at Tideswell
    Jane Flint Female 79 years Wife of Thomas Flint Weaver Decay of nature George Flint, present at the death, Tideswell Thirteenth of december 1843
  15. 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
    Eighth of Febuary 1844
    at Tideswell
    Thomas Flint Male 74 years Weaver. Husband of the late Jane Flint Decay of nature The mark of Jane Smith, present at the death, Tideswell Eleventh of February 1844
  16. Thomas Flint's will (page 1, page 2, page 3) (ref: B/C/11/Thomas Flint, Tideswell, 1844 @ LRO) reads:
    This is the last Will and testament of me Thomas Flint of
    Tideswell in the County of Derby Farmer made and published as follows -
    First I order and direct that all my just debts funeral expenses and the charges
    of proving this my Will be paid and satisfied by my Trustees and Executors
    hereinafter named out of my personal Estate and Effects with all convenient speed
    after my decease and subject thereto I dispose of my property as follows (that is to
    say) I give and bequeath all and singular my Household Goods and Furniture
    Plate linen China Glass Books Implements and Utensils of Household Stock in
    Trade and Farming Implements ready money and securites for money, Book and
    other debts and all other my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and
    wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever to my dear daughter Caroline Flint
    for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her
    decease then I Give and bequeath the same to her Son my Grandson George
    Flint his Executors Administrators and assigns for ever and to and for no other
    use intent or purpose whatsoever Subject nevertheless that my said daughter
    Caroline shall give All the Weaving Looms , situate in the Shop Chamber and one
    pair of Bedsteads unto my daughter Charlotte Robinson Wife of John Robinson of
    Tideswell aforesaid Weaver and I hereby order and direct that her receipt alone shall
    be a sufficient discharge for the same, but the same not to be removed until a
    twelvemonth and a day after my decease. And whereas I am well entitled to and
    interested in a certain plot piece or parcel of Land or Ground situate lying and being at the
    Townhead in Tideswell aforesaid with three several messuages dwelling houses or Cottages
    thereon erected And also a plot piece or parcel of Land or Ground lying near thereto and a
    Builing or Shippen thereon also erected which said plots pieces or parcels of Land or Ground
    Messuages Dwellinghouses or Cottages and Building or Shippen I dispose of in manner
    and form following and subject to such trusts and payments or charges as hereinafter
    are particularly expressed and declared of and concerning the same that is to say I
    give devise and bequeath All that Messuage dwellinghouse or Cottage with the land on
    which it stands situate at the Townhead aforesaid and adjoining to one Mr Stanfield's property
    and now used as a Weaving Shop and the Kitchen adjoining the same and the land on
    which it is erected and the use of a Road at the end of a House occupied by Thomas Pickford
    Together with as much land as is considered sufficient to erect a privy at the South end of
    my Garden to my son Matthew Flint of Tideswell aforesaid Weaver his heirs and Assigns
    for ever Subject nevertheless to the payment of the sum of Ten pounds of lawful
    money towards liquidating or paying the debt or sum of Thirty pounds which I have
    borrowed from the Steward and Trustees of the Litton Sick Society and I hereby charge the
    same premises with the payment of the said sum of Ten pounds but it is my will
    and mind that my said Son matthew Flint shall not enter into possession of
    the property contained in this last bequest until a twelvemonth and a day after
    my decease. And I give devise and bequeath all that other messuage
    dwellinghouse or Cottage adjoining to the said last mentioned House and which I live now
    live in together with the land on which it stands to my said daugter Caroline Flint
    for the term of her natural life and at her decease I give devise and bequeath the
    same unto my Grandson George Flint his heirs and assigns for ever Subject nevertheless
    to the payment of the like sum of ten pounds by my said daughter Caroline Flint for
    and towards liquidating or paying the said sum of Thirty pounds borrowed by me from the
    Steward and Trustees of the Litton Sick Society as aforesaid And it is my Will and mind
    that my Grandson George Flint shall be entitled to live in the said House during the life
    of my said daughter Caroline if he shall think proper so to do I also give and
    bequeath to my said daughter Caroline and to my said Grandson George Flint the use
    and privilege of a Road and privy situate at the East end of hte House occupied by
    Thomas Pickford their heirs and assigns for ever and I hereby vharge the property
    contained in this last bequest with the payment of the said Ten pounds. And
    I give devise and bequeath all that other or third Messuage Dwellinghouse or
    Cottage adjoining to the said last mentioned Messuage Dwellinghouse or Cottage and
    now in the occupation of one Thomas Pickford to my Son John Flint of Cressbrook
    in the said parish of Tideswell Weaver his heirs and Assigns for ever Subject
    nevertheless to the payment of the like sum of Ten pounds for and towards
    liquidating or paying the said sum of Thirty pounds borrowed by me from the
    Steward and Trustees of the Litton Sick Society as aforesaid and I hereby charge
    the said premises with the payment thereof And I give devise and bequeath
    All that other plot piece or parcel of Land or Ground and the Building or
    Shippen thereon erected with their appurtenances unto my said Son John Flint his
    heirs and assigns for ever Subject nevertheless to the payment of the sum of
    Five pounds to be paid by equal Installments, namely, the first Installment of
    Twenty shillings to be paid at my decease and the remainder to be paid by
    Installments of Twenty shillings yearly and every year to my said daughter
    Charlotte Robinson and I hereby charge the same premises with the payment
    therof and do hereby order and direct that her receipt alone shall be a sufficient
    discharge for the same, but it is my Will and mind that the property contained
    in the last bequest shall not come into the possession of my said son John
    Flint until a twelve month and a day after my decease And I hereby
    nominate constitute and appoint my Grandson George Flint and mt friend
    Francis Blackwell of Cressbrook Executors and Trustees of this my last will
    and Testament and I order and declare that they shall and may pay and
    reimburse themselves or himself all such costs charges and Expenses as
    they or either of them shall or may bear pay sustain or be put unto in or about
    the Execution of the trusts of this my Will or in any matter or thing relating
    thereto out of the monies or effects which shall come to their Hands and possession
    before any other payment or distribution thereof and I direct and declare that they
    shall not be answerable or accountable for any Loss Misapplication or
    Nonapplication thereof unless such loss shall happen or be occassioned by his or
    their wilful neglect or default And lastly I hereby revoke and make void all
    and every formaer or other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made and
    do declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I Thomas
    Flint the Testatot have to the first and second Sheets hereof set my hand and to
    the third and last Sheet my Hand and Seal this second day of February in the year
    of out Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty four.
                       the Mark and Seal of
                                   +
                         Thomas Flint
    Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator
    Thomas Flint as and for his last will and testament in the
    presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the
    presence of each other have hereunto set and subscribed our
    Names as Witnesses to the due Execution hereof the Testator
    not being able to write he set his mark the Same having
    been fully explained to him
                Thomas Walker
                Alexander Flint
                Philip Heaton Flint
  17. Census of 30th March 1851 reads:
    Place: Cressbrook
    John Flint Head Mar 60 Power Loom Weaver Cotton & Wool [Derbyshe], [Tideswell]
    Hannah Do Wife Mar 60 Weaver's wife at home Lancashshe, Moseley
    Edward Heathcote Son in law Mar 27 Ag lab Derbyshe, Longstone
    Ann Do Daur Mar 31 Power Loom Weaver (Cotton & Wool) Do, Tideswell
    Amelia Bramwell Daur Mar 27 Do                     Do Do, Do
    Nancy Do G. Daur   7 Scholar Do, Litton
    Margaret Flint Daur U 21 Power Loom Weaver (Cotton & Wool) Do, Do
    Susan Farmer Lodger U 35 Do                     Do Middlesex, London
  18. 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
    Sixteenth August 1856
    Cressbrook, Litton
    John Flint Male 66 years Hand Loom
    Cotton Weaver
    Cancer on the face, Not Certified Philip Heaton Flint
    present at the death
    Cressbrook, Litton
    Seventeenth August 1856
  19. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    Name
    Abode
    When buried
    Age
    John Flint
    Cressbrook
    August 18
    [1856]
    66
  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
    Eleventh May 1871, Cressbrook, Litton Hannah Flint Female 81 years Widow of John Flint, a handloom weaver Old Age, Not Certified P.H. Flint. In attendance, Tideswell Thirteenth May 1871
  21. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    Name
    Abode
    When buried
    Age
    Hannah Flint
    Cressbrook
    Died May 11th
    May 14th
    [1871]
    81
    years
  22. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell (Val Neal's transcript) includes an entry for the marriage of John Flint of Tideswell, weaver, and Ann Fletcher of Tideswell, on 25/5/1812. I still need to confirm this with the original.
  23. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell (Val Neal's transcript) includes an entry for the baptism of Jane, daughter pf John Flint, weaver, and Ann his wife, on 6/6/1813. I still need to confirm this with the original.
  24. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell (Val Neal's transcript) includes an entry for the baptism of Emmet, daughter pf John Flint, weaver, and Ann his wife, on 6/11/1815. I still need to confirm this with the original.



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