William Flett

M, #1550, b. 13 August 1869, d. November 1914
     William Flett was born illegitimate on 13 August 1869 at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of James Flett and Janet Campbell. His family was known by the tee-name of "Yankie".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1871 census at Parish of Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Flett, head; Jessie Flett, wife; William Flett, son.3

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1881 census at Parish of Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Flett, head; Jessie Flett, wife; William Flett, son; James Flett, son; Alexander Flett, son; Joseph Flett, son; George Flett, son; Hellen Flett, sister.4
William Flett was a fisherman.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at Parish of Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Flett, head; Jessie Flett, wife; William Flett, son; James Flett, son; Joseph Flett, son; Jessie Ann Flett, daughter; Lily Flett, daughter; George Flett, son.5
He married Catherine Wood at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 9 September 1893.2
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at Netherton Terrace, 222 Findochty, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Flett, head; Catherine Flett, wife; Jessie Ann Flett, daughter; Alex Wood Flett, son; Lily Flett, daughter; Annie Gardiner Wood, servant.6
William died in November 1914 at sea at age 45.7 He was buried in November 1914 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.7

Children of William Flett and Catherine Wood

Citations

  1. [S1057] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "William Flett or Campbell, male. Birth: 13 Aug 1869 Fraserburgh, Aberdeen, Scotland. Father: James Flett. Mother: Jessie Campbell."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S5266] 1871, Scottish Census, "William Flett, son, male, age 1, born in Fraserburgh, Aberdeen, resident at No. 60."
  4. [S5260] 1881, Scottish Census, "William Flett, son, male, age 12, born in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, fisherman's son, resident at 163 West End."
  5. [S5259] 1891, Scottish Census, "William Flett, son, unmarried, male, age 21, born in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, fisherman, resident at Main Street."
  6. [S5293] 1901, Scottish Census, "William Flett, head, married, male, age 31, born in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, fisherman, resident at Netherton Terrace, 222 Findochty."
  7. [S2101] William Flett, Gravestone inscription data, "NM099023, William Flett, c. 1869 to NOV 1914. Occupation : Fisherman. Date of Birth : c. 1869. Spouse's Name : Catherine Wood. Headstone Ref : H508. Date of Death : NOV 1914. Place of Death : At Sea. Biography : Boatswain on The 'Hector.'"