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John Flower

Male 1535 - 1620  (85 years)

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  • Name John Flower 
    Born 1535  of Whitwell, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Apr 1620  [4
    Person ID I14607  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2018 

    Father Richard Flower,   b. of Whitwell, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1540 
    Mother Alice Harington 
    Family ID F873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margery Colley 
    +1. Anne Flower
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Rutland, 1563. Sheriff of Rutland 1565-66, 1569-70, 1577-78.

      "The last 50 years of Flower’s life were dogged by financial hardship and, despite the 1564 bishops’ report describing him as an ‘earnest furtherer of religion’, suspicion of recusancy. About 1578 he was removed from the commission of the peace and in 1582 was summoned before the High Commission on suspicion of harbouring the priests Chambers and Campion. His wife, son and daughter-in-law were all Catholics, and by the time of Flower’s death on 30 Apr. 1620, when his son and heir John was aged over 50, litigation and, probably, recusancy fines had consumed most of the property." [History of Parliament]

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013., place only.

    2. [S1585] Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall by Leverett Saltonstall. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1897., place only.

    3. [S2133] The History of Huddersfield and Its Vicinity by D. F. E. Sykes. Huddersfield, Yorkshire: The Advertiser Press, 1898., place only.

    4. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.