Charles Fiddian, Esq

Male 1776 - 1863


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  • Name  Charles Fiddian, Esq 
    Suffix  Esq 
    Born  1776  Halesowen, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  22 Mar 1776  Halesowen, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Event  1805  High Street, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was a Commissioner of the Court of Requests. Held in a building down an alley off High Street, this was a minor law court dealing with small debts of up to 40s in value in the Birmingham and Aston area. There were 72 Commissioners, with 3 sitting for each hearing on a Friday. Debtors unable to pay were then imprisoned in the basement. 
    Occupation  1818 
    Shoe & Boot Manufacturer, Cashier to Street Act Commissioners of Public Office, Proprietor of Houses, Spermaceti Candle Maker, Insurance Broker 
    Event  24 Mar 1824  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was one of several signatories to a letter addressed to the High Bailiff of Birmingham calling for a Public Meeting to petition Parliament in favour of the "Gradual Abolition of Negro Slavery". The meeting was duly called. 
    Occupation  5 Nov 1827  86 High Street, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was advertising his Wax, Composition, Spermaceti and best London Tallow Candles, Floating Lights, Lamps and Sperm Oil; also Mould and Dip Candles for Innkeepers. 
    Event  1828 
    A short publication entitled "Observations on a letter addressed by Mr. Charles Fiddian to the Commissioners of the Birmingham Street Act" was published by William Haines, a Clerk to the Commissioners of the Birmingham Street Act.  
    Occupation  1828  High Street, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agent for Birmingham of the Palladium Life and Fire Assurance Society.  
    Event  10 Jan 1828  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A short publication entitled "The State of the Court of Requests and the Public Office of Birmingham" was published by Joseph Parkes. It contains also a letter to Mr Charles Fiddian from the said Joseph Parkes (a local solicitor and political reformer).  
    Event  17 Oct 1828  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Constable of the City of Birmingham (Manorial Officer) - appointed at the Court Leet for one year. [From 'The History of Birmingham' 1835.]  
    Occupation  1830 
    Commissioner to the Street Act for Birmingham. 
    Occupation  1841  Edgbaston, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Accountant. 
    Death  10 Jul 1863  Florence Villa, Bristol Road, Edgbaston Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles was descending the stairs at about 7.00pm on the Friday when his foot slipped and he fell to the bottom. He immediately started vomiting and bleeding from the nose. The Surgeon was sent for and attended Charles up until Monday when he expired due to bleeding on the brain caused by the fall.  
    Died  13 Jul 1863  Florence Villa, Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Event  1869  Edgbaston, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The sale finally took place of Charles' properties in Bristol Road, namely Brighton House and the Florence, Oscar and Belgrave Villas. 
    Person ID  I54  Fidgen
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2017 

    Father  William Fiddian,   b. 1743, Halesowen, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1780, Halesowen, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Millward,   c. 19 Feb 1743, Halesowen, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1827 
    Married  12 Apr 1767  Halesowen, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Penelope Bennett,   b. 1775, Shrewsbury, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1806, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Jul 1798  Aston, St Peter 7 St Paul, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. George Fiddian,   b. 1799, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1842, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Charles Fiddian, Gentleman,   b. 1799, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1869, Belgrave Road, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Penelope Fiddian,   b. 21 Nov 1800, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1888, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Frederick Fiddian,   b. 1802, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1803, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  11 Nov 2017 
    Family ID  F134  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Sarah Reynolds,   b. 22 Jan 1789,   d. 15 Apr 1813, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Mar 1808  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Reynolds Fiddian,   b. 8 Mar 1809, High Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1819, Hockley St Paul, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Frederick William Fiddian, Esq,   b. 21 Apr 1810, High Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1888, Balsall Heath, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Thomas Henry Fiddian, Gentleman,   b. 15 Feb 1812, Edgbaston, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1887, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F137  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Sarah Brunner,   b. 6 Jul 1781, Street, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1867, Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Apr 1815  Leamington, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F139  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Observations on a letter addressed by Mr Charles Fiddian
    Observations on a letter addressed by Mr Charles Fiddian
    A Clerk to the Commissioners of the Birmingham Street Act, William Haines gives a critique of Charles' letter.
    The State of the Court of Requests
    The State of the Court of Requests
    Letter from Mr Charles Fiddian to Mr Joseph Parkes
    Letter from Mr Charles Fiddian to Mr Joseph Parkes

  • Notes 
    • May also have been:
      Boot and Shoe Maker, Candle Maker (wax and spermaceti!), Broker for Palladium Insurance.

      Business at 86 High Street.

      Lived at Clifton Villa, Bristol Road