|About The Clothier Family
The name Clothier is an interesting and unusual surname, it is of Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from an occupational name for a seller or maker of Cloth and Clothes. Job descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the name bearer and then later became hereditary. My Grandfather did a lot of research into the family name . After he died I decided I would carry on finding out about the name Clothier and searching for the links between the different branches of the family and how we were all related. The surname can be found spelt Clother and I have found an early spelling as Clothyer. These are known as Variants.
In the beginning this branch of the Clothier's came from Stoke Sub Hamdon, a village in the county of Somerset which is 5 to 6 miles North West of Yeovil and 2 miles South of Martock railway station. The village is situated on the river Parret, many of the inhabitants used to work in the glove making industry but agriculture was also a large industry. Some of the family moved to Portsmouth in Hampshire and then in the early 1800's onto Charlton, Woolwich, London, England and then spread out from there.
In the 1857 Benjamin Clothier went to Eagle Hawk, Victoria, Australia. His wife Caroline joined him and when she died in 1879 she was buried in Eagle Hawk Cemetery, when Benjamin Died in 1900 he was also buried in Eagle Hawk Cemetery.
In the early 1860's his brother Samuel Clothier also went to Eagle Hawk, Victoria, Australia.
Joseph William Clothier about 1852 built a shop at 51 Albion Road, Charlton. The shop became a Baker's and Confectioners. After Joseph died his brother Edward Clothier ran the business and his son William Charles Clothier became a master baker and ran the business when his father died. His son William Edward Clothier who was also a master baker helped ran the business. (51 Albion Road became known as 1a Woolwich Road Charlton).
In the early 1890's Joseph James Clothier Went to India. He died in India in 1909.
In the early 1900's Stanley Nowell Clothier went to Canada.He was married in Canada in 1906 and died in Canada in 1966.
A variant of Clothier is CLOTHER
Data on the Clother's is available in the census or registers, in the census of 1841 the number of Clother's was 21 living in 5 different County's with an age range of 3 to 72 years old. In the census of 1911 the number of Clother's was 24 with an age range of 9 to 75 years old. The 1939 register shows 37 Clother's living in 16 different County's with an age range of 3 to 84 years.
William Clother 1725 and Elizabeth Baxter were married on the 16 July 1746 and lived in Kent, their children were born in Chatham and Rochester Kent. John Clother was born 1747 and died 1837, his brother William was born 1749, another brother Charles was born 1757 and a sister Edith born 1759.
John Clother born 1747 married Elizabeth Freshwater on the 17 Mar 1775 and had the following children John born 1776, Fanny born 1780 and George born 1782. George Clother born 1782 died 2 Jul 1870 married on the 16 Jan 1803 to Elizabeth Thomas born 1786 died 1863 they had nine children.
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