George Edward Flisher 1869-1952

George Edward FLISHER is the father of my great grandfather Bert Albert Frederick FLISHER who was born on 10 July 1909 at 19 Fort Pitt Street, Chatham, Kent1. George Edward FLISHER was married to Alice Eliza DURRANT.

When and Where BornNameSexName and Surname of FatherName, Surname and Maiden Name of MotherOccupation of FatherInformantWhen Registered
10 July 1909. 19 Fort Pitt Street, ChathamBert Albert FrederickBoyGeorge FLISHERAlice FLISHER late ALLARD formerly DURRANTGeneral labourerAlice FLISHER. Mother. 19 Fort Pitt Street, Chatham31 July 1909

Birth

George Edward FLISHER was born on 15 July 1869 at Dymchurch, Kent2. His parents are Edward FLISHER and Dinah CLARK.

When and Where BornNameSexName and Surname of FatherName, Surname and Maiden Surname of MotherOccupation of FatherInformantWhen Registered
15 July 1869. DymchurchGeorge EdwardBoyEdward FLISHERDinah FLISHER formerly CLARKAgricultural labourerDinah FLISHER. Mother. Dymchurch03 August 1869

George Edward FLISHER was baptised at the Church of St Peter and St Paul’s, Dymchurch, Kent on 29 August 18693. The information on the baptismal register confirms the details given on the birth certificate.

When BaptisedChild’s Christian NameParents’ NamesSurnameAbodeQuality, Trade or Profession
29 August 1869George Edward son ofEdward & DinahFLISHERDymchurchLabourer

1871 Census

In 1871 George Edward FLISHER was living in Dymchurch4 with his parents Edward and Dinah FLISHER. George was 2 at the time the census was taken, and he was the oldest child in the family.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
Edward FLISHERHeadMarried31Agricultural labourerDymchurch, Kent
Dinah FLISHERWifeMarried21Burmarsh, Kent
George E FLISHERSon2Dymchurch, Kent

1881 Census

In 1881 George Edward FLISHER was living in Romney Marsh, Kent5 with his parents Edward and Dinah FLISHER. He was a scholar at the time the census was taken.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
Edward FLISHERHeadMarried40Agricultural labourerDymchurch, Kent
Dinah FLISHERWifeMarried34Burmarsh, Kent
George FLISHERSon12ScholarDymchurch, Kent
Thomas FLISHERSon10ScholarDymchurch, Kent
Frank FLISHERSon8Dymchurch, Kent
Bert FLISHERSon3Dymchurch, Kent
Eleanor FLISHERDaur7 monthsDymchurch, Kent

Military Service

In 1885 George Edward FLISHER joined the Royal Navy. He would have been 16 years old when he enlisted, and the enlistment papers give a physical description:

5’3″. Light brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion

I have not been able to find George Edward FLISHER on the 1891 census, I presume he might have been at sea. His military record shows that he served on the Temeraine between 12 July 1889-21 June 1891 (the date of the 1891 census was 05 April 1891).

1901 Census

In 1901 George FLISHER was a boarder in the household of Alfred and Alice ALLARD at 35 Thomas Street, Rochester, Kent6. George FLISHER and Alice ALLARD (nee DURRANT) go on to marry eachother in 1910. Their first child George FLISHER and Alice DURRANT had together was George James Thomas FLISHER who was born 03 November 19017. The date of this census was 01 April 1901, which means that when this census was taken George and Alice may have already been in a relationship. It is believed that Alfred ALLARD moved to Canada, but I do not have any records to confirm this.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
Alfred ALLARDHeadMarried27Coal porterOffham, Kent
Alice ALLARDWifeMarried26Rochester, Kent
Florence ALLARDDaur7Chatham, Kent
Winnifred ALLARDDaur5Rochester, Kent
Emily ALLARDDaur2Rochester, Kent
George FLISHERBoarderSingle32Labourer at gas worksDymchurch, Kent

Marriage

George Edward FLISHER and Alice Eliza ALLARD (nee DURRANT) were married at The Central Hall, Chatham, Kent on 20 November 19108.

When MarriedName and SurnameAgeConditionRank or ProfessionResidenceFather’s Name and SurnameRank or Profession of Father
20 November 1910George Edward FLISHER41 yearsBachelorLabourer2 Flora Terrace, ChathamEdward FLISHER (deceased)Fisherman
Alice ALLARD37 yearsWidow2 Flora Terrace, ChathamJames DURRANTLabourer
Witnesses: Annie E BARNHAM & Charles BARNHAM

1911 Census

In 1911 George and Alice FLISHER were living at 61a Best Back Street, Chatham, Kent9. It mentions the 3 children from Alice’s first marriage: Florence, Winifred and Emilie Ann ALLARD. Florence and Winifred ALLARD have been crossed out, presumably because they were not present at home on the night when the census was taken. There was also some confusion as to how many children were born during the marriage, because George Edward FLISHER and Alice Eliza DURRANT had 3 children together by this point, but they were born before the marriage which took place on 20 November 191010. These children were George James Thomas FLISHER, John Edward FLISHER (also known as Jack), and my great grandfather Bert Albert Frederick FLISHER.

Name and SurnameRelationship to HeadAgeParticulars as to MarriageProfession or OccupationBirthplace
George Edward FLISHERHead42MarriedCarmanDymchurch, Kent
Alice FLISHERWife38Married under 1 year. 3 children, 3 living.Rochester, Kent
Florence ALLARDStep daughter18SingleServant domesticMedway Union Chatham
Winifred Beatrice ALLARDStep daughter16SingleIndustrial schoolRochester
Emilie Ann ALLARDStep daughter13SingleSchoolRochester, Kent
George James Thomas FLISHERSon9SingleRochester, Kent
John Edward FLISHERSon6SingleDymchurch, Kent
Bert Albert Frederick FLISHERSon2SingleChatham, Kent
Walter Henry HOLDERBoarder23SingleWaggoner mateChatham, Kent

1939 Register

In 1939 George Edward FLISHER was living in a Public Assistance Institution in Coxheath, Kent11. It is said that he is a widower, but his wife was working as a hoppicker in Horsmonden during this time. I wonder if perhaps they assumed he was a widower because Alice had never visited?

Surname and Other NamesDate of BirthS, M, W or DPersonal Occupation
George E FLISHER (Inmate)15 July 1869WidowerFarm labourer
George Edward FLISHER. C1950. From the Flisher family collection

Death

George Edward FLISHER died on 03 August 1952 at Linton Hospital, Linton, Kent12 at the age of 84. The informant of George’s death was his step-daughter Emily Ann ALLARD who was married to Albert Joseph HUNT.

When and Where DiedName and SurnameSexAgeRank or ProfessionCause of DeathInformantWhen Registered
03 August 1952. Linton Hospital, LintonGeorge Edward FLISHERMale84 yearsof R. 16. Peabody Buildings, Dalgarno Gardens, London W10. A farm labourer (retired)1a. Pyonephrosis. b. Senile enlargement of prostateE HUNT. Daughter. R. 16. Peabody Buildings, Dalgarno Gardens, London W1005 August 1952

Family Members:

Wife:Alice Eliza DURRANT 1873-1947
Son (Direct Ancestor):Bert Albert Frederick FLISHER 1909-1995
Father:Edward FLISHER 1840-1900
Mother:Dinah CLARK 1846-1911

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Sources:

  1. Births (CR) England. Chatham, Kent. 10 July 1909. FLISHER, Bert Albert Frederick. Entry no. 282.
  2. Births (CR) England. Romney Marsh, Kent. 15 July 1869. FLISHER, George Edward. Entry no: 8.
  3. Baptisms (PR) England. Dymchurch, Kent. 29 August 1869. FLISHER, George Edward. Collection: England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. FHL Film no: 1786434. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 25 March 2021.
  4. Census Records. England. Dymchurch, Kent. 02 April 1871. FLISHER, Edward (head). ED 3. SN 76. PN 1021. FN 27. p. 15. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 25 March 2021.
  5. Census Records. England. Romney Marsh, Kent. 03 April 1881. FLISHER, Edward (head). PN 1015. FN 24. p. 12. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 17 November 2020.
  6. Census Records. England. Rochester, Kent. 31 March 1901. ALLARD, Alfred (head). PN 725. SN 218. FN 75. p. 35. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 21 November 2020.
  7. Births Index (CR) England. Medway, Kent. 4th Q., 1901. FLISHER, George James T. Vol. 2a. p. 677. Collection: England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 09 September 2021.
  8. Marriages (CR) England. Chatham, Kent. 20 November 1910. FLISHER, George Edward and ALLARD [Durrant], Alice. Entry no. 8.
  9. Census Records. England. Medway, Kent. 02 April 1911. FLISHER, George Edward (head). RD 47. PN 3902. ED 18. SN 252. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 20 November 2020.
  10. Marriages (CR) England. Chatham, Kent. 20 November 1910. FLISHER, George Edward and ALLARD [Durrant], Alice. Entry no. 8.
  11. 1939 Register. England & Wales. Coxheath, Kent. FLISHER, George E. 29 September 1939. Ref: Rg 101/1867j. National Archives (Great Britain), Kew, England. Collection: 1939 Register. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 18 October 2020.
  12. Deaths (CR) England. Maidstone, Kent. 03 August 1952. FLISHER, George Edward. Entry no. 104.

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