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William Flint

1796 - 1866

Father Hugh Flint
Mother Nancy Walton
Wife Elizabeth Crookes
Children Ann, George, Mary Ann, Hugh, William, Elizabeth, Jane, Frances, Alfred, Harriet, Martha


William was born in Tideswell in April or May 1796 (1), and baptised on 27th June of that year (2). He was the third son of Hugh and Ann/Nancy, with older brothers John (about 7 years older (3)) and Hugh (about 3 years older (4)). His younger brother James was born about 1799 (5), followed by only sister Hannah about 1804 (6), then another brother John about 1808 (7) (the elder one having died in 1802), and finally Matthew in about 1810 (8).

He married Elizabeth Crookes at St John the Baptsist's in Tideswell on 25th June 1821 (9). They set up home in Tideswell and he worked as a general labourer. Their first child Ann was born later the same year (10), followed by son George just after Christmas 1823(11). Unfortunately George only lived for 8 days, dying in early January 1824 (12), and his sister Ann died the following month (13). Their next child Mary Ann was born in 1835 (14), followed by Hugh in 1828 (15), then William in 1831 (16), but William died the following year (17). Their daughter Elizabeth was born in 1833 (18), and then Jane was born at the beginning of 1836 (19). Sometime over the next few few months they moved to Poynton in Cheshire (20), where William found work as a lime/coke burner (35)(36)(28)(37), but they didn't have a happy start there as youngest daughter Jane died aged just five months (21), and then within a couple of days, son Hugh died aged 8 (22). Sometime after the birth of their next child Frances in 1837 (35), they moved about 3 miles north to the Hatherlow/Romiley area(20). Their next son, Alfred, was born on Green Lane there in 1839 (24). They then moved to Worth, in Poynton, sometime before his baptism the following September (36), and were stll there at the census of June 1841(28). Their daughter Harriet was born there in 1842 (37), before their final move back to Tideswell, sometime between then and the death of daughter Mary Ann in 1844 (25). Their daughter Elizabeth died in 1846 (26). Their youngest daughter Martha, was born in 1848 (27).

At the census of 1851 (29), William was living in Town Head in Tideswell, with his wife and their only survivng children, the four youngest ones, Frances, Alfred, Harriett and Martha. He was working as an agricultural labourer. Eldest daughter Frances married in 1859, so by the 1861 census, only three children were still living at home (30).

William died of "disease of heart" on 16th May 1866 (31), and was buried in Tideswell 3 days later (32). His wife survived him by 14 years (33)(34).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. William's age was given as 64 in the census of 7th April 1861 and as 70 at his death on 16th May 1866, indicating that he was born between 8th April and 15th May 1796.
  2. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    [1796 Baptisms]
    June
    27 William, Son of Hugh & Ann Flint of Tideswell
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    Baptisms
    January 1789
    Do ye 11 John ye son of Hugh & Nancy Flint Tideswell
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    1793 Baptisms
    June
    24
    Do Hugn ye son of Hugh & Nancy Flint Tideswell
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    1799 Baptisms
    September
    8 James son of Hugh & Nancy Flint of Tideswell
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    1804 Baptisms
    August
    26 Hannah Daugr of Hugh & Ann Flint of Cross Gait
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    Baptisms
    1808
    April
    3 John son of Hugh and Ann Flint of Cross Gait
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following baptism entry :
    1810 Baptisms
    December
    6 Matthew son of Hugh & Nancy Flint of Cross Gate
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following marriage entry :
    William Flint of the Parish
    Tideswell, Labourer
    and Elizabeth Crookes of the parish
    of Tideswell, spinster
    were married in this Church by banns
    published June 10th, 17th & 24th this Twenty fifth Day of
    June in the Year One thousand eigth hundred and Twenty One
    By me Thos Brown, Vicar of Tideswell
    This Marriage was solemnized between us: Willm X Flint's Mark, Elizth X Crookes' Mark
    In the Presence of Robt [Twines], Hannah Gregory
  10. 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
    1821
    Dec 24th
    Ann
    Daugr of
    Willm
    Elizth
    Flint
    Tideswell
    Labourer
  11. 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
    1823
    Dec 29th
    George
    Son of
    Willm
    Elizth
    Flint
    Tideswell
    Labourer
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    Name
    Abode
    When buried
    Age
    George, son of Wm
    & Elizth Flint
    Tideswell
    Jan 6th
    [1824]
    8 days
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    Name
    Abode
    When buried
    Age
    Ann, Daugr of Willm
    & Elizth Flint
    Tideswell
    Feby 26th
    [1824]
    2 years
  14. 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
    1825
    Oct 16th
    Mary Ann
    daugr
    Willm
    Elizth
    Flint
    Tideswell
    Labourer
  15. 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
    1828
    May 18th
    Hugh
    Son of
    Willm
    Elizth
    Flint
    Tideswell
    Weaver
  16. 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
    1831
    April 15th
    William
    Son of
    Willm
    Elizth
    Flint
    Tideswell
    Labourer
  17. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    Name
    Abode
    When buried
    Age
    William, son of
    Wimmm & Elizth Flint
    Tideswell
    May 12th
    [1832]
    1 year
  18. 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
    1833
    Mar 31st
    Elizabeth
    Daugr of
    Willm
    Elizabeth
    Flint
    Tideswell
    Labourer
  19. 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
    1836
    Jan 10th
    Jane
    Daugr of
    Willm
    Elizth
    Flint
    Tideswell
    Labourer
  20. The movements of William and family between 1836 and 1844 are a little confused, but the most likely scenario is that they moved from Tideswell to Poynton in the first half of 1836, then not too long afterwards moved about 3 miles north to Hatherlow or Romiley, before moving to Worth around 1840. From there they returned to Tideswell around 1843. This is what I have to go on:
  21. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    Name
    Abode
    When buried
    Age
    Jane, Daugr of Willm
    & Elizabeth Flint
    Poynton, Cheshire
    June 26th
    [1836]
    5 months
  22. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    Name
    Abode
    When buried
    Age
    Hugh, son of Willm
    & Elizabeth Flint
    Poynton, Cheshire
    June 28th
    [1836]
    8 years
  23. N/A
  24. 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
    Tenth of October 1839
    Romiley
    Alfred Boy William FLINT Elizabeth Flint, formerly Crooks Labourer X The mark of William Flint father, Green Lane Romiley Third of November 1839
  25. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    Name
    Abode
    When buried
    Age
    Mary Ann Flint
    Tideswell
    April 28th
    [1844]
    18 years
  26. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    Name
    Abode
    When buried
    Age
    Elizabeth Flint
    Tideswell
    Nov 18th
    [1846]
    13 years
  27. 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
    1848
    Aug 13th
    Martha
    William
    Elizabeth
    Flint
    Tideswell
    Labourer
  28. Census of 7th June 1841 reads:
    Place: Worth Clough, Cheshire
    William Flint40Coke burnerN
    Elizabeth do40.N
    Mary Flint15.N
    Elizabeth Flint8.N
    Frances Flint4.Y
    Alfred Flint1.Y
  29. Census of 30th March 1851 reads:
    Place: Town Head, Tideswell
    William Flint Head Mar 54 Ag Lab Derby, Tideswell
    Elizabeth do Wife Mar 49 Hand Loom Weaver (Cotton) do, do
    Frances do Daur . 14 Silk Winder Cheshire, Pointon
    Alfred do Son . 11 Scholar do, Romily
    Harriett do Daur . 9 do do, [Worth]
    Martha do Daur . 2 . Derby, Tideswell
  30. Census of 7th April 1861 reads:
    Place: Slagg Hill, Tideswell
    William Flint Head Mar 64 General Labourer [Derbyshire], [Tideswell]
    Elizabeth do Wife Mar 58 . do, do
    Alfred do Son Un 21 General Labourer Cheshire, [Hatherlow]
    Harriet do Daur Un 19 Cotton Factory Worker do, Pointon
    Martha do Daur . 12 Scholar Derbyshire, Tideswell
  31. 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 May 1866, Tideswell William Flint Male 70 years General Labourer Disease of Heart. Certified Martha Flint, present at the Death, Tideswell Nineteenth May 1866
  32. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    Name
    Abode
    When buried
    Age
    William Flint
    Tideswell

    Died 16th May
    May 19th
    [1866]
    70
    years
  33. 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
    Seventh October 1880, Tideswell Elizabeth Flint Female 79 years Widow of William Flint a Labourer Natural Decay of Life. Certified by J H Parke MRCS Martha Duffin, Daughter, present at the death, Tideswell Seventh October 1880
  34. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Tideswell contains the following burial entry :
    Name
    Abode
    When buried
    Age
    Elizabeth Flint
    Tideswell

    Died October 7th
    October 11
    [1866]
    79
    years
  35. Parish Register of St George's, Poynton contains the following baptism entry from 1837 :
    When baptised
    Childs Christian Name
    Parents Christian Name
    Parents Surname
    Abode
    Quality, Trade or Profession
    August
    13
    Frances
    William
    &
    Elizabeth
    Flint
    Poynton
    Lime Burner
  36. Parish Register of St George's, Poynton contains the following baptism entry from 1840 :
    When baptised
    Childs Christian Name
    Parents Christian Name
    Parents Surname
    Abode
    Quality, Trade or Profession
    Septr
    6
    Alfred
    William
    &
    Elisabeth
    Flint
    Worth
    Coke-
    Burner
  37. Parish Register of St George's, Poynton contains the following baptism entry from 1842 :
    When baptised
    Childs Christian Name
    Parents Christian Name
    Parents Surname
    Abode
    Quality, Trade or Profession
    June
    5
    Harriet
    William
    &
    Elisabeth
    Flint
    Worth
    Coke-
    Burner



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