Frederick Flower

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 04/07/2021

Frederick Flower


Frederick was born in East Woodhay the son of Frederick and Louisa Elizabeth Flower (nee Chinnock) who married in 1844 (marriage registered in Kingsclere). His father Frederick was born c1796 in East Woodhay and was a Farmer. His mother was born c1815 in Reading Berkshire.

Frederick’s siblings were: Louisa born 1845, Sarah Ann born 1847, William Francis born 1850 and Ellen born 1852

In 1851 Frederick (2) was recorded living with his parents and siblings at Hollington Farm East Woodhay Hampshire

The 1861 census records Frederick (12)  as a pupil at Salt Hill Grammar School Farnham Royal Burnham Buckinghamshire

He was recorded as a Miller in both the 1871 and 1881 census records, a Corn and Flour Dealer in 1887 (Kelly’s Directory of Berkshire) and a Corn Merchant in the 1891 census.

In 1871 he was lodging at 7 Church Row, St Leonard, Bromley. By 1881 he was living in Bridge Street Hungerford Berkshire. The 1887 Kelly’s Directory of Berkshire records him at 3 Oxford-terrace, Speenhamland and the 1891 census records him at 4 Oxford –terrace Speenhamland Newbury His sister Ellen was recorded living with him in1891 and was a Housekeeper.

Frederick died aged 43 on the 28th May 1892 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 31st May.

Frederick’s sister Ellen died aged 76 on the 23rd August 1919 she was buried with Frederick. Also buried with them is their nephew Frederick William Chittern Wallis who died in 1903 aged 33. (The son of their sister Sarah Ann and her husband George Wallis).


Probate: Flower Frederick of Newbury Berks corn merchant died 28th May 1892 Administration 30th August to Louisa Elizabeth Flower widow Effects: £1479 15s 4d resworn January 1894 £1345 17s 7d


Sources:as above and Probate search

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