Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Biography:
Cornelius Henry Flower the elder
d. 1828

Cornelius Henry Flower the elder

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Cornelius the elder was a prosperous ship-merchant, sailing between Wapping, London and Canada (New Brunswick) originally from Norfolk, he lived in old Gravel Lane, Wapping in 1798, and was a freemason there. He married three times, his most notable child was son Anthony Flower, a noted painter in Canada, who apparently shared rooms at the Royal Academy with J.M.W. Turner Cornelius moved his family to Little Heath farm, Potten End – possibly due to the Freemasonry connection, as his son married a Lane who were prominent local Freemasons. He married his third wife Eliza Ann Dyball in 1825 after several children had been born:
  • Anna b 1820
  • Jane b 1823
  • Cornelius b 1824
  • Eliza b 1827
  • Phoebe 1829
Cornelius the elder died in New Brunswick Canada, in 1828; his wife Eliza and young family lived in Bourne End until the 1850s when Eliza and Phoebe moved to Northampton to be with Cornelius
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Cornelius the elder was a prosperous ship-merchant, sailing between Wapping, London and Canada (New Brunswick) originally from Norfolk, he lived in old Gravel Lane, Wapping in 1798, and was a freemason there. He married three times, his most notable child was son Anthony Flower, a noted painter in Canada, who apparently shared rooms at the Royal Academy with J.M.W. Turner

Cornelius moved his family to Little Heath farm, Potten End – possibly due to the Freemasonry connection, as his son married a Lane who were prominent local Freemasons.

He married his third wife Eliza Ann Dyball in 1825 after several children had been born:

  • Anna b 1820
  • Jane b 1823
  • Cornelius b 1824
  • Eliza b 1827
  • Phoebe 1829

Cornelius the elder died in New Brunswick Canada, in 1828; his wife Eliza and young family lived in Bourne End until the 1850s when Eliza and Phoebe moved to Northampton to be with Cornelius

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