Thomas Bowyer Fiddian, Esq

Male 1797 - 1868


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  • Name  Thomas Bowyer Fiddian, Esq 
    Suffix  Esq 
    Born  1797  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  9 Nov 1797  St Phillips, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Event  Had a house in Wheeley's Lane but lived mostly at Great Charles Street. Also had a Warehouse & Vaults at Broad Street with his brother William.  
    Event  1841  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was Treasurer of the Birmingham Musical Institute and helped arrange numerous concerts and musical festivals.  
    Event  2 Nov 1854  Wellington Road, Edgbaston Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On his way back home at 8.00pm within a few yards from his house, Highland Lodge he was attacked by two men. One man 'garotted' him from behind with his arm and both men then ransacked his pockets, then he was punched in the stomach and the men ran off. Despite giving chase the men got away and Thomas was helped home by one of his servants and a solicitor, Mr Bridges, who had heard his call of 'murder'.  
    Event  1858  Edgbaston, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Like his brother William he was a Burgess (Freeman) of Edgbaston. 
    Occupation  Wine & Spirit Merchant, Dealer in Metal & Paper. 
    Died  18 Feb 1868  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will  1869  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He left just under 14,000 which was reassessed in 1870 as 12,000 (worth 1.2 million in today's money). 
    Person ID  I542  Fidgen
    Last Modified  23 Oct 2017 

    Father  Thomas Fiddian, Gentleman,   b. 1767, Halesowen, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1849, 35 Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Bowyer,   b. 14 Jun 1760, Kidderminster, Worcester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 May 1793  Diddington, Huntingdon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F140  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Raby,   b. 26 Nov 1805, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1876, Harborne, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Jun 1826  Wolverhampton, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Thomas Fiddian, Esq,   b. 9 Dec 1827, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Aston, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. William Henry Fiddian,   b. 5 Feb 1831, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888, Newton Abbot, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  29 Jul 2015 
    Family ID  F141  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Lived at Wheeley's Rd., Birmingham.
      Business, with brother William, at Broad St., Birmingham.