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What happened to Nicholas Flint

Postby FlintK » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:30 am

Hello,
Can anyone please help to find out what happened to Nicholas Flint. Born 1832 in Charlwood Surrey. On 1841 census Charlwood and 1851 census also Charlwood shown as Nicklas. After that he seems to disappear. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.
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Re: What happened to Nicholas Flint

Postby ianbee » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:13 am

Not many Flints around then called Nicholas.
Could he have joined the army?
If so, bad news
Evening Standard, 4 October 1855
The Hospitals at Scutari
The following is a nominal list of deaths in the hospitals at Scutari between the 17th and the 23rd of September
(includes)
Private Nicholas Flint, 13th Light Dragoons, febris.

Florence Nightingale springs to mind!
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Re: What happened to Nicholas Flint

Postby ianbee » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:01 pm

No Nicholas Flint in the 1851 Worldwide British Army Index, when of course your man was still in Charlwood.
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Re: What happened to Nicholas Flint

Postby ianbee » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:54 pm

UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949 (on ancestry)
Name: Richolas Flint
Campaign or Service: Crimean War
Service Date: 1854-1855
Service Location: Crimea
Regiment or Unit Name: 13th Light Dragoons
Regimental Number: 1758
Source Citation: WO 100; Piece: 24

Yes, it says Nicholas.
13th Light Dragoons
Supplementary Return of Officers, Non Commissioned Officers & Soldiers entitled to receive a Medal for Services in the Crimea
Says he joined from England 1st August (1855)
W.O. 21/11/56 (what does that mean?)

Name: Nichs Flint
Campaign or Service: Crimean War
Service Date: 1854-1855
Service Location: Crimea
Regiment or Unit Name: 13th Light Dragoons
Regimental Number: ..58
Source Citation: WO 100; Piece: 24

Remarks.. Dead

And see Lives of the Light Brigade
1758, Private Nicholas Flint
http://chargeofthelightbrigade.com/allm ... _13LD.html

Which says that he enlisted 2.1.1855
And, yes, Florence Nightingale must have been there when he died. She wrote a letter concerning it.
Is more on his death elsewhere!
Fascinating stuff, whether it's the Nicholas from Charlwood, or not!
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Re: What happened to Nicholas Flint

Postby carobradford » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:05 pm

If the chap who died at the hospital in Scutari is yours then you have struck pay dirt from the historical point of view.

See: http://chargeofthelightbrigade.com/allm ... _13LD.html

and

https://blogs.library.ucsf.edu/broughtt ... le-letter/
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Re: What happened to Nicholas Flint

Postby ianbee » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:27 pm

But the medical man says he was 28!
A treatise on fever, or, Selections from a course of lectures on fever : being part of a course of theory and practice of medicine
Author: Lyons, Robert Spencer Dyer, Royal College of Surgeons of England
http://wellcomelibrary.org/item/b223681 ... 3%2C0.2765

Nicholas from Charlwood would have been 23?
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Re: What happened to Nicholas Flint

Postby ianbee » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:39 pm

Could have been a printing error!
Must be him?
The letter to John Dancey - the Lives of the Light Brigade website asked "Who was John Dancey?"

Looks like John married a relation, sister perhaps, or aunt, of Nicholas
Name: John Dancey
Spouse's Name: Sarah Flint
Event Date: 25 May 1839
Event Place: Charlwood, Surrey
Father's Name: Richard Dancey
Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Flint
England Marriages, 1538–1973
Can be seen on ancestry
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Re: What happened to Nicholas Flint

Postby FlintK » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:10 pm

Hello,
What can I say but a big thank you for finding this. Yes Sarah Dancy was Nicholas Flint's eldest sister . John and Sarah died within two weeks of each other in Dec 1904 and Jan 1905 aged 88 and 89 respectively. Both buried in Charlwood church.
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