"My" branch of the family first showed up in Gloucestershire, England in 1682, and for over two hundred years lived in the King's Stanley and Leonard Stanley area. Most were connected with the wool trade, but amongst my ancestors were:-
- The Flight who came to a nasty end because of a bellrope.
- His son, who, after being accused of theft, joined the Royal Marines and spent over twenty years at sea before returning to marry and settle down in Leonard Stanley.
Other surnames mentioned: BEBB, BROWNING, BUNDY, CLEEVLAND, CLUTTERBUCK, COX, DENLY, ELLIOTT, GARDINER, GWINELL, HAINES, HAYWARD, PALZER, TANNAR, TOCKNELL, WALL.
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In researching my ancestors I have picked up references to Flight's around the world. The births and baptisms, marriages and deaths lists available below are a simplified listing from my database and cover the period to the end of 1900.
Databases substantially revised 4 March 2012
Each document is in
Any Flight information anywhere in the world is welcome and will be added to the list. If you require detailed information on any entry, have information to add or modify, just e-mail.
I have links with two of the branches of this family:-
On 1 March 1862 Ann Clutterbuck married Alfred James Flight. I'm glad she did as they are my Gt.Gt.Grandparents! Details:
Earlier, on 15 December 1828, Ann Flight, a sister of one of my ancestors, married George Clutterbuck. Details of this branch of the family:
The next two pages have been provided by John Hyde. If you
are interested in either family email John.
He has an extensive database on both families in the geographical areas mentioned below.
Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Warwickshire. Wandering wheelwrights, lingering ag. labs. East Locking 1651; Stratton St. Margaret 1680; Northleach 1833; Aston 1913; Cheltenham 1921.
Painswick 1550. Miserden 1693, Gloucestershire, with later links to Stone near Berkeley, Stratton near Swindon, Tredington in Warwickshire, Gosport in Hampshire and Twyford in Berkshire
Gloucestershire Notes and Queries
Gloucestershire Notes and Queries, published around the end of the nineteenth century, had several articles on well known Gloucestershire families. I am indebted to Brenda Pickard, who transcribed and provided the following articles.