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Flather, MrRef 404-545
[1???-1???] An early member of the Flather family of Halifax.


Question: Can anyone tell me the name of the man and/or anything about him, his wife or his family?

 

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Judith who married William Tweedall

Flather, Mrs ElizabethRef 404-547
[1684-1757] Maiden name unknown.

She married (1) Richard Flather.

She married (2) John Pearson

Flather, GeorgeRef 404-62
[1845-1???] Son of William Flather.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wire drawer [1881, 1891].

Around 1874, he married Hannah [1845-1???].


Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1874] who was a wire drawer [1891]
  2. Nellie / Helen [b 1879] who was a silk doffer [1891], & married Bryce Briggs
  3. Lucy [b 1880]
  4. William [b 1882]

The family lived at

  • Swallow Street, Attercliffe, Sheffield [1881]
  • Gathorne Street, Brighouse [1891]

Flather, George EdwardRef 404-491
[1873-1953] Born in Sheffield.

He was a wire drawer [1899].

In 1899, he married Martha Ann Hepworth in Halifax


Martha Ann was the daughter of
William Hepworth
 

Children:

  1. Elsie [1904-1978] who married John Willie Whiteley

The couple died in Brighouse

Flather, George NorrisRef 404-332
[1895-1915] Son of James Flather.

He was a wool sorter [1911] / a wool sorter with Messrs D. Smith, Siddal.

During World War I, he served as a Private / Guardsman with the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards.

He was killed in action [17th October 1915] (aged 20); (some reports say the 19th).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [30th October 1915].

He was buried at Lillers Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref IV D 3].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

He is remembered on All Saints' War Memorial, Dudwell

On Saturday 23rd October 1915, the family received news of George's death.

2 days later, his father James, who had been unwell for some time, died, his death possibly hastened by the news of his son

Flather, HenryRef 404-549
[1712-1788] Son of Richard Flather.

He married Esther [1722-1766].

Children:

  1. Anne [1751-1834]
  2. Joseph
  3. Thomas
  4. John
  5. Sarah
  6. Esther

The couple were buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Flather, HenryRef 404-552
[1798-1856] Of Hipperholme.

Son of Thomas Flather.

He married Ellen [1803-1876].

Children:

  1. William [1833-1855] who died at Scutari in the Crimean War
  2. Susan [1831-1833]
  3. Sarah [died in infancy]
  4. Thomas [1834-1845]

The couple – & all the children except William – were buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Flather, JamesRef 404-1086
[17??-18??] Rope maker at Halifax [1809]

Flather, JamesRef 404-325
[1852-1915] Born in Halifax.

He was a wheelwright [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q2] 1871, he married Mary Hannah Greenwood [1854-1???] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Leeds.

She was a wool sorter [1881], and a grocer & confectioner [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1872]
  2. Harry [b 1873] who was a brick works labourer [1891]
  3. Rose A [b 1876] who was a worsted rover [1891]
  4. Janet [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a wire coverer [1901]
  5. Alice [b 1882] who was a wool comber [1901]
  6. Ruth Ann [b 1885] who was a woollen box winder [1901]
  7. Mabel [b 1888] who was a woollen box mender [1901]
  8. James Irvine [b 1889] who was a draper's assistant [1901], a cart driver [1911]
  9. Violet Elsie [b 1891] who was a twiner piecer [1911]
  10. George Norris

The family lived at

  • 3 Bottoms Lane, Siddal, Southowram [1881]
  • 15 Cinderhills Lane, Southowram [1891]
  • 16 Cinderhills Lane, Siddal [1901]
  • 107 Oxford Lane, Siddal, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1911] was niece Minnie Sharp [b 1897] (worsted spinner) [1911]

On Saturday 23rd October 1915, the family received news of the death of son George who had been killed in action.

2 days later, James, who had been unwell for some time, died, his death possibly hastened by the news of his son

Flather, JaneRef 404-138
[1862-1???] Illegitimate daughter of Ruth Flather of Northowram.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [22nd October 1862].

See William Flather

Flather, JohnRef 404-548
[17??-17??] Husbandman of Hullen Edge.

Son of Richard Flather.

On 13th January 1731/2, he married Grace Greenwood.


Grace was the daughter of John Greenwood of Norwood Green
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1736-1736]
  2. Hannah [bapt 1737] who married William Brigg, a Leeds clothier
  3. Thomas [bapt 1741]

Flather, JohnRef 404-162
[17??-18??] He was farmer of Hipperholme [1820].

On 22nd May 1820, he married Charlotte Barrett.


Charlotte was the daughter of
Mr Barrett
 

In 1851, Charlotte was widowed, and a hand loom stuff weaver, living with her widowed mother Elizabeth Barrett [aged 91] in Hipperholme.

In 1861, Charlotte was living with her sister Ellen and her husband William Mallinson

Flather, JohnRef 404-71
[1833-1879] He was an engine tenter.

He lived at Sowerby Bridge.

In [Q2] 1856, he married Mary Moore [1830-1893] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ellen [b 1857] who died aged 15 months
  2. Lewis Evan [b 1867] who died aged 6 months
  3. Arthur Neil [b 1873] who died aged 16 weeks

John died 3rd July 1879 (aged 46).

Mary died 11th May 1893 (aged 63).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3697]

Flather, JohnRef 404-32
[1854-1???] Son of Joseph Flather, shoe maker.

He was a wool sorter of Stainland [1880].

On 21st February 1880, he married Sarah Bailey [1848-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah, of Elland, was the daughter of Joe Bailey, stone mason
 

Flather, John NoelRef 404-4502
[1893-1972] He married Mary Hirst [1898-1966].

Children:

  1. David Neil [1933-1964] who was 2nd Engineer Officer with the Blue Funnel Line and was lost at sea [14th December 1964]

There is a memorial to the family in Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden There is a transcription of the epitaph [number 505] at Ripponden in Alan Shaw's CD Monumental Inscriptions in the Ripponden Area

Flather, JosephRef 404-550
[1755-1798] Of Northowram. Elder son of Henry Flather.

He married Hannah [1749-1804].

Children:

  1. Henry [1787-1798]
  2. Susanna [1789-1797]
  3. Joseph [1791-1825]

Flather, JosephRef 404-50
[1857-1914] William Flather

Born in Halifax.

He was a cabinet maker [1881].

He married Lucy [1860-1946].


Lucy was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Lillian [b 1880]

The family lived at

  • 4 Colin Street, Halifax [1881]

Joseph died 25th January 1914 (aged 57).

Lucy died 25th April 1946 (aged 86).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 98] with John Josiah Glover

Flather, RichardRef 404-544
[1635-1719] Yeoman of Lightcliffe. An early member of the Flather family of Halifax.

He married Anne [1629-1711].

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. John [d 1688]
  3. Hannah who married Richard Speight

The couple were buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Flather, RichardRef 404-546
[1672-1719] Son of Richard Flather. Of Lower Green, Lightcliffe.

He married Elizabeth. John, Henry, and Mary [1718-177?].

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Flather, RobertRef 404-1068
[18??-18??] (Possibly) son of William Flather.

Clockmaker at Causeway, Halifax [1850]

Flather, ThomasRef 404-551
[1758-1828] Of Hipperholme. Younger son of Henry Flather.

He married Elizabeth [1762-1833].

Children:

  1. Henry

Flather, WilliamRef 404-1066
[1786-1856] Born in Warley.

He was a hardware dealer, watchmaker and clockmaker at King Cross Lane, Halifax [1822], 21 King Cross Street, Halifax [1829], 20 King Cross Street, Halifax [1834], 23 King Cross Street, Halifax [1837], 34 King Cross Street, Halifax [1851], and 23 King Cross Street, Halifax [1861]

He married (1) Mary [1782-184?].

Children:

  1. (possibly) Robert
  2. William
  3. George

Mary died in Q2/1842 or Q2/1845.

He married (2) either Hannah Goodall or Hannah Greenley [1822-1???] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Warley
 

Flather, WilliamRef 404-1067
[1810-1879] Son of William Flather.

Halifax watchmaker and clockmaker [1850]

He married Sarah [1818-1889].

Children:

  1. Joseph

William died 2nd February 1879 (aged 68).

Sarah died 13th April 1889 (aged 71).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2082] with Hannah Flather [1822-1856] (daughter of John & Judith Goodall), and Elizabeth Flather [1829-1862]

Flather, WilliamRef 404-122
[1862-1???] Illegitimate son of Ruth Flather of Northowram.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [22nd October 1862]

See Jane Flather

 

The Flather family of HalifaxRef 404-271
Of Northowram and Hipperholme.

Richard Flather and his brother were early members of the family.

The family is discussed in the book Yorkshire Pedigrees

Flather surnameRef 404-1

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Flather, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Flather:


Marriage 1899; Death 1907
 



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