Thomas Hartman Fildes

April 1849–13 November 1896 (Age 47)
Pendlebury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas Hartman

When Thomas Hartman Fildes was born in April 1849, in Pendlebury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Fildes, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Mary Ann Banks, was 19. He married Sarah Lysons on 9 June 1877, in Pendlebury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pendleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Worsley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 13 November 1896, in Pendlebury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 47, and was buried in Pendlebury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Hartman Fildes
Sarah Lysons
Marriage: 9 June 1877
Elizabeth Alice Fildes
Mary Fildes
Jessie Fildes
John Francis Fildes
Edward Fildes
Sarah Ann Fildes
William Thomas Fildes
Thomas Hardman Fildes

Spouse and Children

9 June 1877
Pendlebury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Elizabeth Alice Fildes


    Mary Fildes



    John Francis Fildes


    Edward Fildes


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Fildes


    Elizabeth Mary Ann Banks





    Edward Fildes


    Sarah Fildes


    Nellie Fildes


World Events (5)

1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Age 1

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 5

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1867 · The Manchester Martyrs are Hung

Age 18

William Allen, Michael Larkin, and Michael O’Brien were from Ireland but moved to Manchester and were active Fenians. They were part of an ambush to help two Fenians escape prison. These three men were executed and are now referred to as the Manchester Martyrs. The Irish community in Manchester go to the spot where they were executed to commemorate their sacrifice.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Aberdeen): regional name from a district in Lancashire called The Fylde, from Old English (ge)filde ‘plain’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Fildes in household of Alice Lysons, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Thomas H Fildes, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Thomas Fildes in household of John Fildes, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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