Elizabeth Flindell (1799 – 1869)

Little is known about Elizabeth other than that she was born in Helston, Cornwall on October 6th 1799, and baptised on August 20th 1804 and may well have been named after her Aunty Elizabeth Flindell who was born in 1762. She was the sixth child and second daughter of Thomas Flindell II and Mary Brunton who moved to Helston, Cornwall from Doncaster in 1798.  Thomas II started his Stannary Press in Helston, but in 1800 the family moved a short distance to Falmouth to continue the printing business, founding the Cornwall Gazette and Falmouth Packet a year later. These were hard times for the family and in July 1803 the family again moved, this time to Truro.  (See Thomas Flindell II).

According to the 1851 English Census Elizabeth’s profession was Hospital Matron.  The Census records that she was Matron at the Baines Hospital, an asylum in the Tower Hamlets region of London.  Elizabeth’s death was registered at Wandsworth; Middlesex in the March quarter 1869 aged 69 (Volume 1d, Page 354).

It seems that family historians have not retained any correspondence between Elizabeth and her brother, Francis Bassett Shenstone Flindell.