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John Flint

1732 - 1789

Father John Flint
Mother Grace
Wife Hannah Brocklehurst
Children John, Grace. Hannah, Hugh, Matthew, Thomas, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, John


John Flint was born in 1732 in Tideswell, the youngest (and only surviving) son of John and Grace, and was baptised there on 29th June (1).

Like his father, he worked as a miner (2). He married Hannah Brocklehurst, who was 3 years his junior, at St John the Baptist's in Tideswell on 7th October 1755 (2). Their first child, John, was born the following year (3). Next came two daughters, Grace in 1759 (4), and Hannah in 1761 (5).

His father died in 1762 (6), making John the senior member of the Tideswell Flint family. The following year his next son Hugh was born (7), followed by Matthew in 1766 (8), and Thomas in 1769 (9). They had twin girls in 1772, Elizabeth and Sarah (10). Another daughter, Mary, followed the next year (11). One of the twins, Sarah died in 1774 (12). His eldest son John died in a mining accident in 1776 (13). Finally his youngest child, also called John, was born in 1780 (14).

John died aged 57 at the end of 1789, and was buried in Tideswell on 8th December (15). He was survived by his wife Hannah by nearly 30 years (16)!


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    June 1732
    Bapt John ye son of John Flint of Tideswell   29
  2. Marriage entry in Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell reads:
    John Flint of the parish of Tideswell and
    County of Derby miner and Hannah Brocklehurst of the
    same parish and County Spinster were
    Married in this Church by Banns published
    this seventh Day of October in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred
    and fifty five by me Edward Markland Vicar
    This Marriage was solemnized between Us: John Flint; Hannah +her mark Brocklehurst
    In the Presence of: Thos Nall; Charles Townsend
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    October 1756
    Baptised John the son of of John Flint of Tideswell the younger       17
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    January 1759
    Baptised Grace the daughter of John Flint of Tideswell junior and Grace the       31st

    (This appears to name John's wife as Grace, rather than Hannah, but I am taking it to be a mistake, as there are no other John Flints in Tideswell at the time who could have been married to a Grace, so the vicar, or whoever wrote it, presumably got confused between the name of the baby being baptised and its mother.)
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    February 1761
    Baptised Hannah the Daughter of of John Flint Junior of Tideswell       5
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    February 1762
    Buried John Flint of Tideswell Miner the   7
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    September 1763
    Baptised Hugh the son of John and Hannah Flint of Tideswell   the 21
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    May 1766
    Baptised Mathew ye son of John Flint of Tideswell & Hannah his wife       25
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    March 1769
    Baptised Thomas a son of John and Hannah Flint of Tideswell 3

  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    June 1772
    Baptised Elizabeth & Sarah ye Twin Daughters of John & Hannah Flint of Tideswell       29
  11. A Mary Flint of Tideswell married there in 1795. Her baptism is not listed in the parish register, but her husband was born in 1775, and her burial in late 1840 gives her age as 67, so she must have been born about 1773. John and Hannah were the only Flints having children in Tideswell anywhere around that time, so she is almost certainly their daughter.
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    April 1774
    Buried Sarah a Daugter of John Flint of Tideswell       14
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    1776
    November
    3d John Son of John Flint             of Tideswell killd in a Mine
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    Baptisms 1780
    December
    31 John Son of Jno & Hannah Flint of Tideswell
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following entry :
    [1789 Burials December] 8 John Flint of         Tideswell
  16. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    NameAbodeWhen buriedAge
    Hannah Flint, WidowTideswellMarch 15th
    [1818]
    yrs
    83



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