Author Topic: FLOWER family from Melksham  (Read 6922 times)

Offline Jan Kingshott

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Re: FLOWER family from Melksham
« Reply #9 on: Friday 05 April 13 17:39 BST (UK) »
Hi Sue,

Perhaps you would be interested in seeing my research on this family. I would certainly like to see the work that you have done. We may perhaps be able to see some possible links.

I've also got a photocopy of the book that you mention, but, as you say, the Corsham family don't get much billing in there!

I'll PM you my email address.

Kind Regards

Jan

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Offline Ukandrewf

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Re: FLOWER family from Melksham
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 08 June 14 15:00 BST (UK) »
I'm just beginning this research. I know my present flower family is from Weymouth Dorset and i think my great great grandfather came from swanage Dorset. There is a branch of the family in Bournemouth.

My middle name is john which I believe has been passed down the family.

So interested to see if there is a connection with Wiltshire.

I'd always been told there were two flower families one from the north and one from the south of uk. It's not a very common name .

Andrew flower

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Re: FLOWER family from Melksham
« Reply #11 on: Monday 11 February 19 00:09 GMT (UK) »
My 6th gt grandmother was Elizabeth Flower who married John Caswell 13 Apr 1686 Cherhill. I'm pretty sure her parents were Robert Flower and Jane Snowswell.  Born 10 Jun 1666 Ogbourne St George.  Robert was born 7 May 1641 Chippenham, which I think makes him from the Corsham line.
Rumors were that the Cherhill line was very musical, and the Corsham line had musicians who played for The King.

Some years ago, I downloaded ALL the Wiltshire Flower family entries from the LDS IGI, and I merged them into my Caswell file, which has 101,000+ names.  This is a working file, so there are lots of loose ends, and as the IGI could have several entries for a couple, one entry for each child, It makes it difficult at times.  Here is the file https://moonrakers.com/Caswell.ged.zip

I have many other family name downloads from the IGI, and if you want a copy, just ask (PM) me.  If anyone has a comprehensive Flower gedcom please let me know. I'd love to add it to my files.  Ultimately, I'm interested in seeing how my Elizabeth fits into the Abe Lincoln line. My American neighbors will treat me like royalty!  :-)