1719 - 1803
Solomon's signature as a witness to a wedding in 1773 (24)
|Children||Solomon, Mary, Matthew, Elizabeth, George, George, James, Samuel, Martha, Joseph, Molly, Hannah, Benjamin|
Solomon was born in 1719 in Flagg (1), the seventh of nine children of Solomon and Mary. His eldest sister Elizabeth had died about 7 years earlier aged just 10, leaving George as his eldest living sibling aged 14 at the time. Francis was 11, Richard 8, Anne 6 and Mary 3. Solomon was baptised at St John the Baptist's in Chelmorton on 15th October 1719 (1). His younger brother Matthew was born in 1722, and younger sister Hannah in 1726. His father died in February 1733 (2).
Solomon was still living in Flagg when he married Mary Gyte of Chelmorton Ditch on 6th February 1744 (3). His mother died the following October (4). He and Mary obviously lived in Flagg after their marriage, as all their children were born there (5) - (18), starting with Solomon in 1746 (5). He was followed by Mary in 1749 (6), Matthew in 1751 (7), Elizabeth in 1752 (8) and George in 1753 (9). George must have died young, because Solomon's next son, born about two years later was also named George (10). Next was James in 1756 (11), then Samuel in 1759 (12) and Martha in 1760 (13). Their eldest daughter Mary died in 1761 (14), just before the birth of their next child Joseph (15). He was followed by Molly in 1764 (16), Hannah in 1765 (17) and Benjamin in 1768 (18). Hannah died in 1771 (19).
In 1773, he was witness to the marriage of Robert Heathcote and Sarah Hawley (24), but he is not known to have been related to either of them, In 1776, Solomon was amongst a panel of jurors in Buxton, where he was listed as being a constable at the time (20). Another Flagg man on the same list of jurors was Thomas Burdekin, to whose will Solomon was a witness 5 years later in 1781 (21).
His wife Mary died in 1782 or 1783 (22), but Solomon survived her by more than 20 years, dying in 1803 (23). He was buried in Chelmorton on 31st March 1803 (23).
Brief details of his children:
|The Marriage was solemnized between Us||Robert His+mark Heathcote|
|Sarah Her+mark Hawley|
|In the Presence of||Solomon Mycock|
Confirm 1776 Jurors list.