Flitton Family History Chapter 10
The following is a sketchy and draft outline put together by Bob Flitton in the mid 1990s.
Notes + Exhibits
FLITTON FAMILY HISTORY – NOTES
Youngs/Flitton family documents record the following Young family birthdates. Young June 12, 1782, Died Dec. 15, 1838; Sarah Young June 28, 1790, died. 24, 1861; Sarah Jane Young, died Dec. 16, 1837 at the age of 82; Thomas Young Oct. 15, 1813, died in Australia Dec. 15, 1904; Henry Young July 10, 1815, died Maria Young, Nov. 2, 1819, died March 24, 1841; Emma Mary Young, Oct. 18, 1821 May 9, 1822; William Peter Young, July 20, 1825 Died Oct. 22, 1881; Letitia Young,. 22, 1824 Died June 3, 1912; James Young, Feb. 23, 1831, died in 1889; Catherine, born Dec. 7, 1832, died Jan. 26 1846; Thomas Lord, who died Oct. 20 1825 at age of 69; Sarah Lord, daughter of Thomas Lord, married a Kernst. Sarah Jane Aug. 1, 1812, Died Jan 24, 1908; The family lived at Owslebury. Thomas Young Lower Elden married M. Jane Wooldridge from Hazelbury, whose mother’s maiden was Mary Whistler.
Following information is included in family records: of the Wooldridges are still at Winchester. The Kerst Monuments at Hyde Abbey for the most part been removed in recent restorations. Elden Church is a small more or less ruinous, now used as a barn. The Rectory is the large animal barn 20 or 25. There is however a Alton, but it is satisfactory to know that he has another … (Dasing.to.be) Church has monuments of the Deanes.
From a premarital contract between John Charles Davies and Agnes Sarah Pilley,’s parents, signed in Hereford, England on May 20, 1872. “Settlement of the estate shares of the John Charles Davies in Lower Derndale Estate in the parish of Pyonin the County of Hereford and of Agnes Sarah Pilley in Mawfield Estate in the _____ of Allensmore and Clehonger.
John Charles Davies of Coats Mill in the parish of Winchcombe in the County of Gloucester, Farmer and Miller; and Agnes Sarah Pilley of the High Town in the of Hereford, Spinster; Richard Mumford of Lower Billinham in the County of, Farmer; and Edward Joseph Pilley, City of High Town, Draper (brother of Sarah). Whereas an indenture dated November 1843 was made between John of the City of Hereford, Chemist; Elizabeth Davies the younger of Derndale in Pyon in the County of Hereford, Spinster; and Thomas Martin of the Lodge in the of Burghill in the said county, Gentleman; and Charles Blount of the said City Hereford, Gentleman, being a settlement in contemplation of the marriage of John and the younger, the father and mother of John Charles Davies. John Charles’ sister and brother were Mary Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. Joseph Francis Birch; and Louis Davies. In consideration of the said then marriage and the payment of Tento the said Elizabeth Davies, the younger, by Thomas Martin and Charles Blount, released all interest in the estate of Elizabeth Davies the Elder, and the estate John Davies the Grandfather of John Charles Davies. John Davies, Grandfather died, 1856.
PILLEY: The Grandfather of Agnes Sarah Pilley, William Pilley (the senior), obligated through family estate matters to pay his sister Mary Pilley, a resident of and the aunt of Agnes Sarah, an annual sum of 40 Pounds. William Pilley (the) died on or about January 6, 1832 and Mary Pilley died August 31, 1851. Pilley (the son) was married to Mary Ann Pilley. and Their children were Mary Pilley, who died an infant February 2, 1835; and James Pilley. William (the son) died, 1834 and his wife Mary Ann died October 6, 1869. James Pilley vested his in the family estate to his friends Mr. Thomas Bull and Mr. John Lewis In Trust his wife Mary to be divided equally among his six children. On June 18, 1849, prior his death later that day, James Pilley instructed by Will that “his other two children, Sarah Pilley and Walter Pilley should be provided for exactly in the same manner all the other children.”
An agreement between John Charles Davies and Agnes Sarah Pilley dated May 20,and executed in Hereford, England includes the following description of family land holdings in the Parish of Canon Pyon: Pasture orchard, cottage and garden, The Slade, The Tindings, Legas’ Orchard, Auberrow, the Gobblett, Two Ridges, Frank hall and Sherwood’s Meadow, The Plocks, Hickall, Hopyard, Croftabove house, House garden and orchard, Road, Cuffal, The Moors, Rushby Moors and The Rushmoor Meadow, New Meadow, Mill Meadow, Cottage and garden. In the Parish of Wellington: Canon Meadow, Cottge garden and orchard. Lands and hereditaments commonly called Mawfield estimated at 45 acres and being in several parishes of Allensmore and Clehonger in the County of Hereford. AND those pieces of arable land situated in said parish of Allensmore containing by estimate, 15 acres and now with Mawfield in the occupation of Mrs. Mary, tenant. Signed and sealed in the presence of John Lambe, Solicitor Hereford.
St. Catherine’s Record Office in London has the marriage certificate of Susan Amelia Flitton – 1851, Record # X1V 145; the marriage of Hannah Flitton, record #’s V1 709 and V1 1015. An information query was issued recently by Mr. J. F. Flitton, 1 Keswick Drive, Lightwater, Surrey, England GU18 5XD.
EXCERPTS FROM FAMILY HISTORY NOTES DRAFTED BY BOB FLITTON
Sept. 3, 1996
ARRIVAL IN CANADA: the Flitton family arrived in Montreal from England in 1893. Their personal belongings and furnishings were shipped directly to Vancouver, carried by ship around the southern tip of South America as the Panama Canal did not then exist. The family lived in Vancouver until GAD moved to Victoria about 1900 and later convinced his family to follow. The family included Ralph Henry Flitton, his wife Letitia, her brother Willie and their children including son Geoffrey Arnold Deane (GAD) Flitton.
Josephine Davies married GAD Flitton August 10, 1904, and a honeymoon to Seattle was followed by the births of their five children in Victoria; Winnifred Mary, on July 22, 1905; Francis William Geoffrey (Frank) June 16, 1908; Charles Ralph on November 27,1909; Agnes Cecelia, January 19, 1914 and John Edward (Jack), October 11, 1915.