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Flett family in Wick
« on: Wednesday 19 November 08 22:44 GMT (UK) »
Help please.

I'm looking at a line that married into my mother's side of the family.

I have Henry (aka Harry) Flett marrying Diana Steven or Stiven on 7 January 1809 (from SP).
I also have 10 children from IGI / SP.

First child born 1811, last 1824.

I have Henry's death in 1866 age 85 so he's born c1781.  Alas, no details of parents where they should be.  Death registered by son in law so he probably just didn't know.

The marriage, all children's births and the death took place in Wick.

There are a few Fletts in Wick but the majority of Flett's are from Orkney.

I'm trying to find the birth for Henry/Harry Flett but I can't see anything close on SP.

Can anyone help please?  I'm stuck.

Dave


PS I'm also looking for info on Diana's parents but will make a separate post.
I'll add the link here in a few minutes.

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Re: Flett family in Wick
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 September 14 01:25 BST (UK) »
My Father is William Flett, son of David, son of David Flett Jr. who was married to Diana Flett They are the parents of Henry Flett  not sure of birth. d. Sept 2. 1874. He was married to Diana Steven or Stivn  b. 17 Dec. 1789  I have some sources.  This may not be your Henry they all did seem to follow the naming rules so I have lots of Davids etc.  Betty

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Re: Flett family in Wick
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 November 15 15:46 GMT (UK) »
David Flett married Jessie Stephen on 30/5/1873
David Flett was born 9/1/1874 in Wick to David Flett and Jessie Flett ( Steven )

David Flett, son of David Flett and Jessie Steven was born in Wick on 8th Jan 1874

In 1901, David Flett, aged abt 26, born in Wick, is in Wick with mother Jessie
Also there are siblings Henry,William, Diana, Christian Margaret and Elizabeth

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Catherine Waters of Bowertower aged 38, Farmer's daughter of William Waters, Farmer, deceased, and Elizabeth Waters ( Clyne ), deceased
married  in Bower on 6/8/1902 
David Flett of Bowertower aged 28, Farmer, son of David Flett, Cooper, deceased, and Jessie Flett ( Steven or Stephen ) who had married in 1873 in Wick

In 1911 there are 2 David Fletts, age 36, and 39,  both in Wick

Catherine Flett ( Waters ) b 1861, died in Halkirk in 1932

There are no Fletts in Bower or Halkirk aged 0 to 10 in the 1911 census
No Fletts were born in Bower or Halkirk 1901 - 1932

David Flett retired farmer died 5th June 1951 in Wick age 77. Widower of Catherine Waters. Son of David Flett, farmer and Jessie Flett ( Steven ). Informant David S Brims, brother-in-law, Bilbster, Wick

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Re: Flett family in Wick
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 November 15 13:50 GMT (UK) »
How wide a timeframe have you searched for his birth/baptism? If census transcripts on Findmypast are correct, he could have been born as late as 1787 (64 in 1851 census).  Any clues from children's names?

The Old Statistical Account for Wick (1790s) does say that some omit to record baptisms or marriages and also notes a small seceder presence, both of which could affect your search.

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Re: Flett family in Wick
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 November 15 14:04 GMT (UK) »
No direct help but property of Henry Flett in Saltoun Street is mentioned here -   http://her.highland.gov.uk/hbsmrgatewayhighland/DataFiles/LibraryLinkFiles/153367.pdf

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Re: Flett family in Wick
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 24 January 16 15:24 GMT (UK) »
  Thanks for that link, very, very interesting. It appears that the Fletts were of some importance in Pultneytown. Is there a link to appendix 2, the photographs ?
  I will have to go and have a  look next time north.
  Our David Flett, a " farmer " married Catherine Waters/Nicolson born 1889, an illegitimate child of a Bower farming family in 1902. By 1911, they were separate and Catherine married again in 1912 (and a third husband later).
  Catherine went on to business success in the hotel industry. We have been wondering if her capital came down from the "naughty" father's family, who were at one time estate owners (Gordons of Swiney)

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Re: Flett family in Wick
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 27 January 16 20:02 GMT (UK) »
Appendix 2 is simply the list of photographs included in the report. Highland Housing Alliance (the owners of the report) might have them or you could look on the Highland Environmental Record site (http://her.highland.gov.uk/) which is the source of the report.