|About Flinders - Nottinghamshire & beyond
Database for those in England and Wales updated 21 November 2016 to include birthdates and
occupations for those living September 1939 if born before 1917. Until recently only those born
before 1940 but who died between 1939 and 1991 had full birth dates shown, but now some of
those who died as late as 2005 also include full birth dates.
At www.flinders.nz (copy and paste this link into your browser) is to be found other general
Flinders information, including census entries 1841 - 1911, the 1939 register, for England, Wales,
Scotland, Canada to 1921, and 1850 - 1940 for the USA.
See the names index below this introduction message. If you make any changes you MUST advise
site administrator Keith Flinders otherwise they will be lost next time the site is updated.
The database includes records for families collected from various parish registers, census
returns, civil indexes, as well as family submitted data. The information has been compiled as
a guide only, so that others may find such records then ensure that the relationships recorded
here are totally accurate. Corrections, comments, as well as additions,are always welcome.
County borders and county names in England and Wales are those before the 1974 changes, but I
have NOT changed them to reflect the present.
Included are descendants of the Flinders family who were in the Carlton and Gedling areas
of Nottinghamshire from the early 1500s, perhaps earlier. Gedling parish records start in
the mid 1550s. Also detailed are Flinders and related families who moved to other areas
of England, plus those who emigrated to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Southern Africa,
USA and elsewhere. The family of Capt. Matthew Flinders RN 1774 - 1814 is included, but
there is some doubt as to if his great, great, great grandparents are actually those recorded
here. His forebear John, and John's father, also John, went to Donington, Lincolnshire circa
1699. According to Capt. Matthew they were from Ruddington (south of Nottingham)and indeed a
few Flinders records are to be found there, but this family became Quakers so records for that
period are unlikely to be found. Further research needed.
Acknowledgements: Bob Pearson formerly of Littleborough, Lancs, now of Melbourne, Australia,
John Flinders and Wendy Flinders, of Nottingham, Terry Flinders of Swindon, William Highley,
sisters Donna & Melba (nee Jones), John Flinders of Sutton Coldfield, for their invaluable
input and assistance with costs.
Note: Many references for people in England from July 1837 have been taken from General
Register Office indexes, hence many dates are registration quarters, and some place names
are those of registration districts. Often only the purchase of certificates will provide
the correct information where census information is not also available.