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Benjamin Flowerdew

d. after 1870

Family Surname

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Benjamin Flowerdew was baptized on 19 March 1815 in Stokesby with Herringby, Norfolk, England.1,2,3,4


FatherWilliam Flowerday (b. say 1786)
MotherElizabeth Woolston (b. between 1780 and 1790, d. 1822)

Family life

Benjamin Flowerdew and Elizabeth Tubby were married on 19 April 1837 at St. Nicholas in Great Yarmouth.5,6,7,4,8

Children with Elizabeth Tubby (b. about 1813, d. August 1848)

SonWilliam Flowerday+ (d. 1924)
DaughterElizabeth Flowerday (b. 1837)


SonJohn James Flowerdew+ (b. 20 September 1846, d. 6 August 1910)

Working life

  • On 20 September 1846 Benjamin Flowerdew was a sawyer in Great Yarmouth.9,10
  • On 30 March 1851 Benjamin Flowerdew was a sawyer at George St in Great Yarmouth.11,4
  • On 22 December 1870 Benjamin Flowerdew was a ship's carpenter.8

Residence information

In the 1851 UK census, Benjamin Flowerdew was enumerated as. || || lodger || W || 35 || M || sawyer11,12,4


Benjamin Flowerdew died after 1870.


  1. [S264] "Descendants of John Flowerday of Beeston St Lawrence, Norfolk", Ruth Flowerdew, to Peter Flowerday; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  2. [S263] P.T.R. Palgrave-Moore, editor, Norfolk Pedigrees (70 St Giles Street Norwich: Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1985), page 71. Hereinafter cited as Norfolk Pedigrees.
  3. [S281] Flegg Island, Flegg Island Listing from Internet www.fleggisland.co.uk/Flowerdew.html, Flegg Island Listing, www.fleggisland.co.uk, summary details from parish records. Hereinafter cited as PR: Flegg Island listing.
  4. [S282] "Research Report: Norfolk Pedigrees Part Four", 4 April 2004, Peter Flowerday, to Jim Fleming; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  5. [S255] LDS, Vital Records Index as published 1999, (), VRI 1999.
  6. [S279] Norfolk Family History Society, Norfolk Marriages 1801-1837, (Norfolk Family History Society).
  7. [S260] , IGI records from Family Search on Internet.
  8. [S350] Marriage Certificate, John Flowerdew and Grace House, 22 December 1870, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. 1870/1196.
  9. [S423] Birth Certificate BxBz 305592, John James Flowerdew, (17 Oct 1846), General Register Office, England.
  10. [S455] Death Certificate, John James Flowerdew, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1910 No 9090.
  11. [S257] , 30 March 1851 Census UK, Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, General Register Office, England, PRO HO/107/1806 Folio 494 page 12.
  12. [S276] , 30 March 1851 Census UK, Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, Yarmouth, General Register Office, England, HO 107 1806 494 p 12.
Last Edited8 May 2019