Josiah Flecknoe

by Morag T Fyfe

The surname Flecknoe only occurs once in the burial register of the Glasgow Necropolis when Josiah Flecknoe was buried in 1847.

Born on 19 September 1825, Josiah was one of three known sons of Henry Flecknoe a farmer of Braunston, Northamptonshire and Elizabeth his wife. By 1841 Josiah had been apprenticed as a draper to Samuel Payn in Daventry four miles from Braunston. By 1847, he was working as a draper in Glasow and there he died on 18 October 1847 from typhus fever. He was buried in common ground in Compartment Iota on 30 October by John Gilchrist who may have been his employer or possibly his landlord, or maybe just a friend. He must have left family in England to mourn him since notice of his death was place in the Leamington Spa Courier, Aris’s Birmingham Gazette and the Coventry Standard newspapers between 6 and 12 November. These notices confirm his birth in Braunston and residence in Daventry.

It can be difficult to find out much about people in the unmarked graves of the Glasgow Necropolis. However we feel it is important to publish what we have been able to discover to date. We would be grateful for anyone with further information on any of these people to contact us.


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