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n.   birth year
n.l: birth location
c:  christening date
c.l: christening location
m: marriage date
m.l: marriage location
ce: census details
d:  death year
d.l: death location
b: where buried
Phebe Elwell
Samuel Fletcher
Samuel Fletcher
unknown
Sarah
Samuel Fletcher
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1652:

War with Netherlands (to 1654) 1655:
Jamaica captured from Spain
1656:
war with Spain (to 1659)
1665:
War with Netherlands (to 1667)
1672:
At war with Netherlands (to 1674).
Roman Catholics excluded from public offices
1685:
James II dies.
Monmouth rebellion.
soldiers pay 12.6 pounds/yr
1689:
war with France (to 1714)
1690:
crime at its peak due to poverty, death penaly for crimes such as a seamstress stealing a bobbin of thread.
1694:
British Army is 90,000 strong & navy has 207 man-o-war.
1698:
Steam engine first developed.
1700:
Turnip starts to be grown instead of leaving ground fallow, therefore cattle have feed for winter, so not slaughtered, so more milk, more butter.
1701:
Tull invents seed drill, increases productivity.
1702:
Queen Anne accedes.
1704:
Duke of Marlborough winns Battle of Blenheim.  Rewarded with land & built Blenheim Palace.
1707:
formation of the United Kingdom.
Scotland joins union.
1711:
South Seas Co formed with monopoly to supply Spanish colonies with goods. See 1720
1712:
steam engines used to pump water from coal mines
1713:
Spain cedes Gibralter to Britain.
England gets licence to sell slaves to Spanish colonies.
1714:
Landholders compelled to take an oat of allegiance to The Protestant Church and renounce Catholism.
Queen Anne dies, she had 17 pregnancies, none survived.
George I crowned.. lived in Hanover & could not speak English.
1715:
Jacobite rebellion.
Riot Act, if 12 or more people assemble & fail to disperse it is a felony. felons are either hung or branded on thumb.
1719:
Transportation Act, felons sent to the colonies for 7 or 14 years.
1720:
South Sea Co shares go ballistic, then collapse.. The South Seas bubble.
1727:
George II came to throne.
At war with austria and spain.
1732:
Downing Street becomes official residence of Prime Minister
1739:
John Wesley preaches the principles of Methodism at Avon St Bristol.
1743:
Britain has 40,000 troops in Europe.
1745:
Bonnie Prince Charlie  lands in Britain.
1746:
Battle of Culloden.
1749:
Charles Wesley of Bristol wrote: "Love devine all loves excelling" & "Hark the herald angels sing"
1750:
Sir Henry Fielding, author, started the Bow Street Runners, the first police force, but only in London.
1751:
George III crowned Prince of Wales.
Last year of the old calender, New Years day was modern March 25.
tax on gin, the drink of the masses.
farm labourer earns 5 pounds + board & lodging.
1752:
Ben Franklin proves lightning is electricity by flying a kite.
Gregorian calender accepted. date jumped from Sept 2nd to Sept 14th.
1753:
First time that New Years Day fell on January 1st
Jews to be allowed be British citizens
decision to establish a British Museum.
1754:
Marriage Act: marriage must take place in parish of residence.
George II founded Columbia University in Manhatten.
1755:
7 year war starts in Europe.
Earthquake in Lisbon  causes Tsunami 90,000 dead.
Eddystone lighthouse destroyed by fire.
A mayor earns 15 pounds yr
baker earns 5 pounds year.
1756:
First St Patricks Day parade in New York.
Seven year war with France begins.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born.
1757:
Black hole of Calcutta. Calcutta captured.
Admiral John Byng executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of articles of war.
Battle of Plessey when 3,000 British troops under Robert Clive defeated 50,000 Indians.
1758:
Batlles this year include: Bay of Bengal (twice) , Nova Scotia, New York, Indian coast.
Halley Comet returns.
1759:
British victories at Fort Triconderosa New York and Niagara Quebec & Battle of Quiberon Bay.
1760:
first commercial canal opens in britain.
Death of George II.
George III to throne.
1761:
British capture Pondicherry.
2 earthquaqes in London.
riots are commonplace as workers do not have the right to vote or form a union.
1762:
France surrenders Canada to britain.
Britain declares war on Spain.
Britain takes Havana Cuba.
British East India Co take Manila.
1763:
War with France and American Indians ends.
Treaty of Paris ends 7 year war.
Indian chief Pontiac challenges the British at Mackinaw City to a game of lacrosse, during game the Indians hit the ball into the fort, chased after it and locked the British out of their fort. Recaptured two months later at Battle of Bushy Run.
1764:
considered start of The Industrial Revolution.
John Wilkes expelled from House of Commons for sedicious libel.
1765:
Stamp Act intorduced, direct tax on American colonies to be paid to Britain to cover the cost of war in America.
Isle of Man incorporated into United Kingdom.
curate earns 40 pounds per year.
head gardener 38 pounds + Lodging.
1766:
Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes the Stuart claimant to the  British throne.
Stamp Act repealed due to reaction from America.
1767:
Daniel Boone explores the Cumberland Gap & reaches Kentucky.
First whalers reach Antartic.
1768:
First purchase tax introduced on common products.
John Wilkes imprisoned for critism of king.
1769:
famine in Bengal kills 10 million people. British East India Co insist their production levels must not fall.
Captain Cook on HMS Endeavour arrives Tahiti.
lightning hits church in Italy causing fire which reaches 200,000 lb gunpowder store and blew up 1/6 city of Brescia, as a result the Roman Catholic Church reversed its objection to lightning rods.
1770:
Boston Massacre-5 Americans killed by British Troops, event hastened War of Independance.
14yr old Marie Antoinette married 15 yr old Louis, later Louis XIV, fireworks at wedding caused fire killing 800.
Captain Cook claims East coast of New Holland (Australia).
1771:
Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain.
first water-wheel powered textile mill.
labourer earns 3.5 pounds year
apprentice baker 5 new pence\week.
1772:
servant earns 6.3 pounds\year
1773:
Captain Cook first to cross the Antartic circle.
British East India Co given monopoly of tea trade with American colonies.
experiments using chlorine as a disinfectant.
1774:
The Quartering Act states that American colonists must open their homes to British soldiers.
The first year that "Liberty" appers on american flag.
1775:
Parliament declares Massachusetts to be in rebellion, govenor ordered to quell with an iron hand.
Revolutionary war starts, "the shots heard around the World", george Washington appointed commander in chief of Continental Army.
Execution in Germany for witchcraft.
1776:
American declaration of  Independance on July 4th.
British troops lave Boston
1777:
44% of children in Britain died before their 5th birthday.
Washington defeats Cornwallis at Battle of Princeton.
Stars & Stripes adopted.
1778:
Captain Cook reaches Hawaii names them Sandwich Islands.
France recognises American independance and declares war on Britain.
France opens first state controlled brothel.
three day riot in London
1779:
First all Iron Bridge built over River Severn in Shropshire.
1780:
First Sunday newspaper: British Gazette & Sunday Monitor
First Epsom Derby.
1781:
Pitt the younger enters Parliament
planet Uranus discovered by Herschel.
Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown ending the armed struggle of American Rev War.
1782:
Spain takes Minorca from Britain.
preliminary peace accord reached in Paris for American Independance.
British loyalists forced to leave America, some go to Bahamas.
Treaty of Versaille ends war with France.

1784:
John Wesley charters The Methodist Church.
Ben Franklin invents bifocals
1785:
First edition of Daily Universal Register later changed to The
Times.
steam engine powered looms caused boom in textile industry.
1786:
first convict ship leaves for Botany Bay with 820 convicts
1787:
11 convict ships leave for Australia.
1788:
Colonisation of New South Wales and Australia.
1789:
Start of the French Revolution
1790:
First purpose built lifeboat launched River Tyne.
First Methodist chapel opened in Bristol.
1791:
THe "Observer" first published
1792: start of French Revolution. Louis XIV in custody.
1793:
Louis XIV executed by guillotine, followed by Marie Antoinette
War with France. 10,000 british soldiers in Flanders.
1794:
cotton gin patented.
Nelson loses an eye at Calvi Corsica.
Britain declares war on France.
1796:
carpenter/bricklayer earns 7 new pence per day.
farm labourer earns 5 new pence per day + drink
mower @ harvest-time 7.5 pence per day + drink.
women @ harvest-time 2 pence per day+ drink
1798:
hoeing earns 30 new pence per acre.
head farm hand 10 pounds\ year.second farmhand 7 pounds \yr
1800:
dairymaid earns 3-5 pounds\yr
1801:
20% popultaion live in town (see 1851)
1802:
factory act: apprentices max 12 hrs \day  6 days\week
1803:
Napolean planning to invade England.
1804:
Sargeant in volunteers 7.5 pence\day
1805:
Battle of Trafalgar won by British but Lord Nelson killed.
1806:
1807:
1808:
British troops attack French in Portugal
1809:
British troops attack french in antwerp
1810:
coachman earns 15 pounds \yr + lodgings
1811:
Riots. workers smash machines  which they believe cause unemployment.
1812:
French driven out of Spain, Portugal & Germany.
War of 1812, america at war with England & Canada.
In cotton mills 8% of workforce were UNDER  11 yrs old. 30% were aged 11 to 16.
Prime Minister assassinated.
1814:
British burn Washington DC.
depression due to cost of wars in Europe and America
1815:
Napolean defeated at Waterloo and sent to St Helena.
Corn Laws introduced with very severe effect on the poor.
1817:
labourer earns 8 pounds\yr + Board & lodging
1820: 
GeorgeIV crowned.
53% of children died before their 5th birthday.
Cato St Conspiracy plan to kill parliamentary cabinet. All conspirators hanged.
1822:
Over 200 offences carry death penalty.
1825:
9000 a year emigrating to America.
400 a year emigrating to Australia.
1826:
school master earns 100 pounds\yr
1828:
Catholics allowed to hold office incl MP
Stockton to Darlington railway opens.
1829:
Robert Peel starts police force.  "peelers" & "bobbies"
1830:
William IV crowned
factory wages:
under 11 yrs ......2s 3p per week
11-16.................4s 1p per week
17-21.................10s 2p per week
32-36  (max)......22s 8p per week
32-36 (women)....9s  8p  per week
Reform Act, until now towns like Birmingham & Manchester dont have any MPs.
1831:
Farm riots workers smash machines, 4 hanged, 50 transported.
1832:
cholera outbreaks due to streets not paved, overcrowding, overflowing cess pits draing into water wells.
1833:
Factory Act: defined the working day as 5.30am to 8.30pm with 9-13 yr olds max 9 hrs\day and no nights. 13-18 max 12 hrs\day less 1.5 hrs breaks. Same for females
1834:
Six Dorset farm labourers sentanced to be transported to a penal colony for trying to form a trade union.. The Tolpuddle Martyers.
Slavery abolished.
Poor Law Amendment Act passed: No able bodied British man can receive assistance unless he enters a workhouse.
British east India Company loses its monopoly to trade with China.
patent for Handsome Cab.
patent for sandpaper.
Gottlieb Daimler born.
1835:
Charles Darwin arrive in Galapogas Islands on HMS Beagle
First commercial railway in Europe opens  in Belgium.
Municipal Corporation Act introduced the idea of a national police force.
1836:
Charles Darwin arrives Falmouth.
Bristol Riots, large crowds protest the defeat of the reform act, over 100 houses burnt, including the Bishops Castle, Customs House,, Mansion House and release prisoners. Dragoons quell riots and 100s die.
A bristol Police force started.
1837:
Rowland Hill heads a commission investigating the idea of puuting a bit of paper on letters to indicate postage has been paid.
death of King William IV.
Queen Victoria crowned.
1838:
Samuel Morse demonstrates electric telegraph.
Start of British- Afghan war
Start of steamship atlantic service.
1839:
First commercial electric telegraph system between West Drayton & Paddington.
British East India Company capture Aden.
mason earns 75-80 new pence\week
blacksmith/carpenter/plasterer earns 75 pence per week
1840:
Penny post introduced , teh penny black.
Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert.
RMS "Brittania" a Cunard paddlesteamer starts service from Liverpool to Nova Scocia.
Britain invades Beirut.
Third of Irish population depend on the potato for their survival.
1841:
British troops invade & annexe Hong Kong.
first British census on 7th June
1842:
patent for sewing machine.
First serious train crash in Paris, 59 dead.
min age in a mine now 10
1843:
SS Great Britain launched in Bristol.
First tunnel under The Thames.
Charles Dickens publishes Christmas Carol.
1844:
YMCA formed in London.
Fleet prison for debtors abolished.
safety match invented.
Factory Act: age 8-13 max 6.5 hrs/day.  13+ max 12hrs\day for 5 days + 9 hrs saturday.
1845:
Third of Irish potato crop destroyed by blight.
1846:
Potato blight in Ireland ruins 2/3 of crop causing famine
1847:
Factory Act.  max 63 hrs\week
1848:
Factory Act.. max 58 hrs\week
5,000 miles of railway track.
Public Health Act. towns able to demand all new houses have drains & lavatories & provide refuse collection.
1849:
250,000 a year emigrating to America. 19000 a year  emigrating to Australia.
cost of passage to America  from 3 pounds 10 shillings to 5 pounds.
Ships provided 1 lb flour, 5lb oatmeal, 2lb rice, 2oz tea, 1/2 lb sugar, 1/2lb mollases per passenger for entire voyage
1851:
Second British census on 30th
march
50% of population live in towns.
1853:
Sir Richard Burton disguises as a muslim & visits Mecca. First known christian to do so.
1854:
Start of Crimean War
1855:
David Livingstone discovers & names Victoria Falls.  "Smoke that Thunders"
80% of American emigrants are from Ireland.
estimated that over 1 million pounds is sent each year from emigrants to their UK families.
1856:
Law passed that all counties must establish a police force. Sir Robert Peel origin of the terms peelers and bobbies.
1860:
sewers being installed to remove waste.
1861:
Third british census on 8th April
1881:
Fourth British census
1867:
most workers in towns given vote.
1870:
Piped water to homes.
1871:
Bank Holidays, skilled workers to get 1 weeks paid vacation per year.
Trade Unions now legal
1872:
voting made secret.
1877:
Victoria crowned Empress of India.
1885:
schoolmaster earns 180 pounds/year
1889:
London dock strike for 6 pence per hour.  (2.5 modern pence/hr)
1890:
stitching gloves at home 25 pence / dozen pair.
1891:
minimum working age raised from 10 to 11
Fifth British census
1900:
farm worker74 pence/week
1901:
Queen Victoria Dies

Last published British census

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Where currency is quoted the old guinea, pounds, shillings and pence have been converted to modern decimal pounds.
Samuel Fletcher
Phebe Elwell
married
Ann Fletcher
Samuel Fletcher
Sarah
married
Joshua Fletcher
James Fletcher
Mary Fletcher
married
Samuel Fletcher
JosephFletcher
married
Samuel Fletcher
Sarah
Mary Baker
Phebe Fletcher
Samuel Fletcher
married
Samuel Fletcher
Joseph Henry Fletcher
Levi Fletcher
Anne Fletcher
Mary Baker
married
Hannah Maria Evans
married
Clara Dent
John Fletcher
Robert Goat
married
Susannah Fletcher
James Fletcher
Samuel Goat
George Goat
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Samuel Fletcher
married
Louisa Farrow
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Mary Elizabeth Fletcher
John Frederick Fletcher
married
Jane Thomas
Samuel James Fletcher
married
Emily Wadhams
Joseph Henry  Fletcher
Emma Fletcher
married
William J Stevens
Louise Alfred Fletcher
married
Florence Hunt
Ellen Fletcher
William Fletcher
Charles Fletcher
Florence Fletcher
Annie Fletcher
Frank Fletcher
Dorothy Fletcher
Beryl Fletcher
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married
Sarah Ann Clemmens
William Fletcher
married
Sarah Ann Clemmens
William Henry Fletcher
married
Brian Fletcher
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married
Louisa Farrow
Hannah Maria Evans
James Fletcher
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married
Mary Lizzie Fletcher
Samuel James Fletcher
William Fletcher
Levi Fletcher
Clara Adelaide Burgin
married
Mary Agnes Bramwell
married
Annie Fletcher
Albert Fletcher
Frances Ann Beaumont
married
Arthur Fletcher
Eva
married
Robert Fletcher
Margaret Gallagher
married
Frank Fletcher
Levi Fletcher
Mary Agnes Bramwell
married
Francis Edward Fletcher
James Fletcher
William Fletcher
Katherine Turko
married
Frederick Fletcher
Clifford Fletcher
Edith Clements
married
Irene Winnifred Fletcher
John Fleming
married
John Fletcher
Gayle Fletcher
Karen Fletcher
Name Index. First part by last name..............................................................................................
Name Index. Second  part for FLETCHERS by first name.....................................................................................
A

C Clements, Clemmens,

E ElwellEvans,

G Gadd, Gallagher, Goat,

I

K

M Martin,

O

Q

S Siviter, Stevens,

U

W Wadhams, Whittle,

Y
A Albert (1890),Ann (1775), Ann (1840), Ann (19??),       Ann (1833), Annie (1886), Arthur (1895),

C Caroline (1805), Charles (1884), Clifford (1921),Charles F 1910,

E Ellen (1881), Elizabeth (1837), Eliza A (1839),Emma (1876),
  Elizabeth (1855), Emily (1873),

G Gayle (living), George (1879),

I Irene W(1922),

K Karen (living),


M Mary (1784), Mary (1808), Mary E (1867), Mary Ann (1871),
Mary L (1873),
Mary (1849), Margaret (1858),
O

Q

S Samuel (1777), Samuel (1810), Samuel (1837), Samuel (1869), Samuel J (1872),
  Samuel J (1875), Sarah (1842),
U

W William (1879), William H (1908), William (1880), William (1907)
   William (1861), Walter (1872),
Y
B Baker, BeaumontBramwell, Burgin,

D Dent,

F Farrow,  Fleming,

H Harper, Hunt,

J

L

N

P

R Rushworth,

T Thomas, Turko,

V

X

Z
B Benjamin (1800), Beryl,

D Dorothy,

F Florence (1889), Francis (1905), Frank, Frederick (1915),

H Helen (1860), Hubert (1901), Harold (1907),
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b>J James (1781), James (1804), James (1835)James (1906)John F                 (1870), John (1851), John (1873)  John (living)Joseph (1806), Joseph (1842),                Joseph H (1873), Joshua (1779), Joseph (1847), Joseph (1869),

L Levi (1812), Levi (1839), Levi (1883)Louise A (1877), Lydia (1844),
  Louis (1904),

N Norman (1909),

PPhebe (1815), Priscilla (1876),

R Robert (1892), Robert (1866), Robert (1882),

T Thomas (1863),

V

X

Z
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James Fletcher and Hannah
with son Arthur & his wife Eva
The S S Teutonic on which Levi and family sailed to Quebec in 1913
married
Priscilla Andrews
married 1
Mary Foxall
married 2
Lydia
James Fletcher
Mary Fletcher
Levi Fletcher
Louisa Farrow
JosephFletcher
married 1
Mary Foxall
Thomas Fletcher
Ann Fletcher
James Fletcher
Elizabeth Fletcher
Eliza Antrica Fletcher
<SarahFletcher
Lydia Fletcher
Joseph Fletcher
Mary Fletcher
John Fletcher
Helen  Fletcher
Clifford Fletcher
Edith Clements
married
Beverley E Fletcher
Bryan C Fletcher
Bruce R Fletcher
Brenda I Fletcher
Barry G Fletcher
Barbara A Fletcher
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married
Ann Holden
no children
Note on back of the photo, written by Mum (Doris Stevens)
"My Dad with his pipe, on his left his sister Mrs Tooth- on her left her son, the boy with arms folded I think was a friend. The lady on Dad's right is his sister Amy, married name Tongue. The man next to Amy is Mr Tooth, the lady on his right is my mother Emma Stevens (nee Fletcher born 1876). The gentleman at the back of the boat was Mr Tongue. This leaves the children at the front. From left Cyril Tongue, Doris Stevens, Claud Tooth, William Stevens, Albert Stevens. This must be over 80 years old"


Annie Elizabeth Rushworth
married
Susan Rushworth  Goat
married
Eliza Gadd
Thomas Fletcher
married
Eliza Gadd
Elizabeth Fletcher
Margaret Fletcher
William Fletcher
Thomas Fletcher
Robert Fletcher
Joseph Fletcher
Walter Fletcher
Emily  Fletcher
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Samuel James Fletcher
married
Emily Wadhams
Florence Fletcher
Hubert Fletcher
Louis Fletcher
Harold Fletcher
Norman Fletcher
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Benjamin Fletcher
married
Silvia
Caroline Fletcher
married
Samuel Hunt
Caroline Fletcher
married
Samuel Hunt
Thomas Hunt
married
Mary Whittle
Joseph Hunt
Elizabeth Hunt
Lucy Hunt
Sarah Hunt
Lydia Hunt
Timothy Hunt
Jane Hunt
Samuel Hunt
William Hunt
Thomas Hunt
married
Mary Whittle
Sarah Ann Hunt
Benjamin Hunt
married
Eliza Martin
Samuel Hunt
Florence Hunt
married
Louis A Fletcher
John Fletcher
married
Priscilla Andrews
Samuel Fletcher
Mary Ann Fletcher
John Fletcher
Priscilla Fletcher
George Fletcher
Robert Fletcher
married
Mary Siviter
Mary Emily Hunt
Edith Jane Hunt
Joseph Herbert Hunt
Agnes Hunt
Fredrick Hunt
Winifred ?
William ?
married
Pariah Mole
Thomas Mole
married
Joseph Harper
Fredrick Harper
Ernest Harper
Edith G Harper
Leonard Harper
Elizabeth Harper
Joseph Harper
Miriam Harper
Eric R Harper
Doris Louise Parsons
married
Clara
Joseph Henry  Fletcher
married
Clara
Gladys  Fletcher
Joseph Henry  Fletcher
married
Ann Maria Harris
Charles F  Fletcher
Agnes Bramwell, born 2 Jul 1902, died 1 Nov 1918. Sisiter of Mary Agnes Bramwell