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Re: What's in a name/
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 17:40 GMT (UK) »
Is there any connection to the Major Flavell, a tunnel keeper in ghostly hill, :) :)
or the john getty fllavell bapt. in Manchester

I think in this case this extended family, connected with the waterways, just specialised in fancy names,   Or.   they named the kids after their favourite towing horses ;D ;D ;D.

Mike

Very interesting I did not mention the surname but bulls eye it was indeed Flavell. these are the children of Benjamin(1790 son of Jonah and Mary NEE BUNCH)
Major the keeper of LAPAL tunnnel was son of Joshua and Jane nee Timmins the two lines link up 4 generations back!

Are you also looking at the FLAVELL tree? If so you may like to look at what we have on line so far but be aware we are still working on it. At the moment my husband is adding as many censuses as he can and I am trying to sort out the many Hickmans and Stanley commections and boy are they causing mega problems
http://www.mcmullin.plus.com/FLAVELL

not come across John Getty yet but give it time!
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Re: What's in a name/
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 17:52 GMT (UK) »
Cinderella is definitely a name favoured by Gypsies.  They also used Biblical names a lot so a Gypsy background sounds very likely here.

Thank you for this Sloe Gin as MAZI pointed out some of the family were connected to the canal s but other parts were hawkers or sand men or sols bath bricks but still others were labourers or colliers the nearest to the present day that I have an interest in (the Flavells are direct line of my cousin's husband) were metal dealers in Birmingham Today I have found a 1851 census for one part of the Hickmans family "sleeping in a cart or Caravan" so definitely traveller heritage along the way.
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Re: What's in a name/
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 07 January 18 18:30 GMT (UK) »
jUst have to share this
While trying to find more about the Flavells of Gornal I have found this newspaper item:
"Carlisle Patriot 10 November 1838
Dangerous man.
There is a man residing at Gornal, near Dudley by trade a nailer, commonly called “Major FLAVELL” who has had no less than eight wives, all of whom he has buried, and is now busy on the lookout fir another. By each if his wives he has had one child, and of the eight children seven are living-- Doncaster Gazette.
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The nearest I can find is Major born 1777 but I have only found two wives and  three children . Can anyyone found more for him?
I have
daughter Sarah died 1799
married CHARLOTTE 1800 had Edward 1801 Charlotte died 1801
married PHEOBE 1802 had Joseph 1807 pHEOBE DIED 1815
Major died 1839and the article is dated 1838  so he had 23 years for another4 wives and five children ...and who was SArah's mother assuming that was wife no. one?
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