The 'Fisher' Family

1895 - Stanley Isaac
1899 - Wilfred Clare

 

 

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Nero Fisher
1868 - 1939
Courtesy of
Jacki Greaves Latin of America

Husband:

Nero Fisher  

Born:

1868 Mattishall, Mitford - Mar qaurter (4b 277)
Died: July 12, 1939 Norfolk Norwich Hospital , Norwich age 71
Buried: 1939  
Parents James Fisher (1837)
&
Alice Jane Picher

Wife:

Julia Ann Bowman  

Born:

1874 Mattishall, Mitford  - Mar quarter (4b 261)
Died: 1937 Blofield - Mar quarter (4b 280) age 63
Buried: 1937  
Parents John Bowman (1850)
&
Esther Osborne

See below for more on Julia and her family

 

Married:

1894 Mattishall, Mitford - Dec quarter (4b 779)


Children: - Click on names for quick link

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Leslie Marshall Fisher - more Feb 09, 1898 Mattishall, Mitford - Mar qaurter (4b 273)
Sidney John Fisher - more 1899 Mattishall, Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 273)
Reginald Hector Fisher - more 1901 Mattishall, Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 261)
Albert Victor Fisher - more 1903 Mattishall, Mitford - Sep quarter (4b 252)
Ivy May Fisher - more 1906 Mattishall, Mitford - Dec quarter (4b 239)

 

File Information:

Nero Fisher (1868)

Nero Fisher Baptised Dec 08, 1872 at All Saints Church Mattishall - Entry 802
Son of James Fisher a Labourer and his wife Alice Jane

1871: Census : 22 Badley Moor Mattishall
James Fisher - Head - age 33 (1838) - Ag Lab Norfolk - Mattishall
Ann Fisher - Wife - age 28 - Yorkshire - Alice appears to have changed her name
Walter Fisher - Son - age 7 - Scholar Norfolk - Mattishall
John Fisher - Son - age 5 - Scholar Norfolk - Mattishall
Nero Fisher - Son - age 3 - Norfolk - Mattishall

1881: Census - 41 Dereham Rd Mattishall
James Fisher - Head - age 43 (1838) - Ag Lab - Mattishall, Norfolk,
Alice J Fisher - Wife - age 38 (1843) - Mealtley, York
Walter Fisher - Son - age 17 - Ag Lab- Shipdham, Norfolk
John Fisher - Son - age 15 - Ag Lab - Mattishall, Norfolk
Nero Fisher - Son - age 13 - Scholar - Mattishall, Norfolk
Alice Fisher - Dau - age 9 - Scholar - Mattishall, Norfolk
George Fisher - Son - age 8 (1873) - Scholar - Mattishall, Norfolk
Ada Fisher - Dau - age 6 - Scholar - Mattishall, Norfolk
Caler Fisher - Dau - age 5 - Scholar - Mattishall, Norfolk
Marshall Fisher - Son - age 2 - Mattishall, Norfolk
Richander Fisher - Dau - age 9m - Mattishall, Norfolk

1891: Census - no record of Nero found!

1894: Marriage record - Nero Fisher married Julia Ann Bowman at Mitford - Dec quarter (4b 779)
Nero and Julia had children: SEE BELOW for more information

1928: Marriage record - Ivy May Fisher married William Edward Wright at St Faiths - Mar quater (4b 163)

From the Electrol Register - Nero and family were living at the addresses below -
1896-1908: Welgate Mattishall
1909-1913: 34 Eaton Road Norwich - In Service to Mrs Pattison and living in the Gardener's Cottage

1901: Census - Wellgate, Mattishall

It is known that Nero's brother Walter (above) returned to England from America to carry out missionary work sometime before 1914. Did he encourage Nero to travel back with him as it is recorded that Nero joined the Canadian Army 1915-1918 and fought in the First World War where he was a corporal. Nero's son Leslie Marshall Fisher (1898) also enlisted in the Canadian Military in 1915, he lost his left arm in the war and was discharged before the war ended.
There is a picture of the four brothers taken in England about 1913 - See Walter Fisher (1863) main menu (scroll down page).

A brief summery by Karen King (Fisher) of Canada - Nero's Great Granddaughter.
Julia and Nero went to Canada for a few years, along with their eldest son Leslie, It is not clear if Sidney went but from all account he didn't. Nero and Julia went back to England after WW1, but Leslie stayed in Toronto and married a girl from Greenbrooke Ontario and had a family, Leslie returned to England in the early 1960''s. His oldest son William Leslie Fisher was career army and ended up in British Columbia - His daughter lived in Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island, about 15 miles north of Victoria.
William Leslie Fisher
died July 01, 2007 age 83

1975: Leslie Marshall Fisher died at Norwich, Norfolk, England - age 77

1937: - Death record - Julia A Fisher at Blofield - Mar quarter (4b 280) age 63

1939: Jul 12 - The Green, North Burlingham, Norfolk, England.

Nero had changed his name to William Nero
1939:
Jul 12 - Death record - William Nero Fisher at Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 234) age 71
Place of death: Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

1939: Aug 15 - probate - Effects valued at £611 9s 10d to his son in law William Edward Wright

More on Julia Ann Bowman -

Julia's parents
1873:
Marriage record - John Bowman married Esther Osborne at Mitford - Dec quarter (4b 739)
Daughter of Henry Osborne a Blacksmith and Beerhouse Keeper of the Ivy House Public House Mattishall (1849 - 1890) and his wife Elizabeth Hutchins of Honingham

1874: Birth record - Julia Ann Bowman at Mitford - Mar quarter (4b 261)

1874: Mar 08 - Baptism record at All Saints Church Mattishall
Julia Ann Bowman daughter of John Bowman a Carpenter and his wife Esther - Entry 840

Although Julia's father states he was born in Mattishall Burgh in the 1881 & 1891 census, if we go back a little further we find he was actually born at Upwell which is in the district of West Norfolk and Kings Lynn.
He was the natuaral child of Rhoda Bowman
Rhoda was born Jan 17, 1831 at Mattishall Burgh and baptised Feb 20, 1831 at St Peter's Church.
Daughter of Joseph Bowman a Labourer and his wife Elizabeth

1850: Birth record - John Bowman at Wisbeach, Norfolk - Sep quarter (14 174)

The following year we find John and his mother in the Workhouse at Gressenhall, Norfolk
1851: Union Workhouse, Gressenhall
Rhoda Bowman - Inmate paup - single - age 19 - Field Lab Mattishall Burg-Nfk
John Bowman - Inmate paup - age 1 - ----Nk

Meanwhile Rhoda's parents were at Mattishall.
1851: Census - Mattishall Burgh Mitford
Joseph Bowman - Head - age 50 - Farm Lab Elsing-Norfolk
Elizabeth Bowman - Wife - age 46 - North Tuddenham-Norfolk
Samuel Bowman - Son - age 18 - Farm Lab Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk
Charles Bowman - Son - age 9 - Scholar Mattishall Burgh-Norfolk

Things seemed to have been made up within the family as Rhoda and John are now living with John's grandparents. John was recorded as being born at Upwell.
1861: Census - Cottages By The Church
Joseph Bowman - Head - age 60 - Agricultural Labourer Norfolk - Elsing
Elizabeth Bowman - Wife - age 58 - Norfolk - East Tuddenham
Rhoda Bowman - Dau - single - age 30 - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
Joseph Bowman - Son - age 27 - Agricultural Labourer Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
Charles Bowman - Son - age 19 - Agricultural Labourer Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
John Bowman - Gnson - age 10 - Scholar Norfolk - Upwell

John's mother marries.
1864: Marriage record - Rhoda Bowman married William Bunting at Mitford - Dec quarter (4b 779)
William was the son of William Bunting and his wife Mary. In 1861 William's father was discribed as a Fowl Dealer aged 64 born at Brandon Pava living at Mill Street, Mattishall - William (son) was living with his parents and brother John no occupation was given his age was 22 and recorded as born at Runell, Norfolk.

Tragedy must have struck as William died the following year - cause unknown?
1865: Death record - William Bunting at Mitford - Dec quarter (4b 193)

The following year John's mother now a widow re-marries.
1866: Marriage record - Rhoda Bunting married John Basham at Mitford - Sep quarter (4b 465)
John was a widower, his wife Charlotte died in the Dec quarter of 1865 - In the 1861 census John was recorded as a 42 year old Carpenter living at 21 Badley Moor, Mattishall born at Welborne. He was living with his wife Charlotte age 43 born at Mattishall.

1871: Census - 21 Badley Moor
John Basham - Head - age 50 - Carpenter - Welborne
Rhoda Basham - Wife - age 40 - Mattishall Burgh
John Bowman - Stpson - age 20 - Carpenter - Upwell Norfolk

1873: John Bowman married Esther Osborne at Mattishall

John's mother remains living in Mattishall
1881:
Census - 42 Dereham Rd, Mattishall
John Basham - Head - age 62 - Carpenter -Mattishall, Norfolk
Rhoda Basham - Wife - age 49 - Mattishall Burgh, Norfolk
Joseph Basham - Father in-law - Widow - age 81 -Nth Tuddenham, Norfolk

1891: Census - 7 Dereham Road, Mattishall
John Basham - Head - age 72 - Carpenter(Em'ee) Norfolk - Welborne
Rhoda Basham - Wife - age 62 - Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
Charlie Bowman - Brolaw - Single - age 55 - Ag Lab(Em'ee) Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh

This could be Rhoda's husband - he could have died in Norwich Hospital
1892:
Death record - John Basham at Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 170) age 75

1901: Census - no access to records

John's mother dies.
1909: Death record - Rhoda Basham at Mitford - Jun quater (4b 156) age 79

1881: Census - 25 Dereham Rd Mattishall
John Bowman - Head - age 29 - Carpenter - Mattishall Burgh, Norfolk
Hester Bowman - Wife - age 28 - Carpenters Wife - Mattishall, Norfolk, England
Julia Bowman - Dau - age 7 - Scholar - Mattishall, Norfolk
Earnest Bowman - Son - age 4 - Scholar - Mattishall, Norfolk
John Bowman - Son - age 1 - Mattishall, Norfolk

1891: Census - 11 Church Sq Mattishall
William H Williams - Head - age 28 - Physician Surgeon Carmarthenshire - Llanfynydd
Emily M Williams - Wife - age 27 - East Dereham
Arthur G Williams - Son - age 3 - Norfolk - Mattishall
Frederick H Bush - Serv - single - age 25 - Groom Dom Servant Norfolk - Yaxham
Julia B Smith - Serv - age 18 - Cook Dom Servant Norfolk - Hoveton St John
Julia A Bowman - Serv - age 17 - Housemaid Dom Servant Norfolk - Mattishal

Meanwhile - Julia's parents and family were living on Dereham Road
1891:
Census - 26 Dereham Rd Mattishall
John Bowman - Head - age 40 - Carpenter(Em'ee) Norfolk - Mattishall Burgh
Ester Bowman - Wife- age 38 - Norfolk - Mattishall
Ernest Bowman - Son - age 14 - Scholar - Norfolk - Mattishall
John Bowman - Son - age 11 - Scholar - Norfolk - Mattishall
May Bowman - Dau - age 6 - Scholar - Norfolk - Mattishall
Agnes Bowman - Dau - age 3 - Norfolk - Mattishall
Esther's father (Henry Osborne a widower age 74) was living at number 12 Dereham Road

1894: Marriage record - Julia Ann Bowman married Nero Fisher at Mitford - Dec quarter (4b 779)
Nero and Julia had children:

Julia's brother marries
1897:
Marriage record - Ernest Albert Bowman married Anna Isbill at Mirford - Dec quater (4b 787)
Ernest and Anna had children: not sure of relationship but in the 1901 (Mattishall) and 1911 (East Tuddenham) these seemed to be part of the same family. I don't have access to records.
Ernest Frederick Bowman born 1897 at Mattishall
Mabel/Mable Bowman born 1898 at Mattishall
Mabel had three children - Ernest William Bowman born 1917 in Gressenhall Workhouse - Maud born ? - Grace born 1921. It is said that all three children were adopted.

Julia's father
1920: - Death record - John Bowman at Mitford - Dec quarter (4b 266) - age 70
John is buried in the Mattishall Burgh Lane Cemetery - Nov 20th - place of death Mattishall

Julia's mother
1939: Death record - Esther Bowman at East Dereham - Sep quarter (4b 340) - age 87
Esther is buried in the Mattishall Burgh Lane Cemetery - Sep 12th - place of death East Tuddenham

More on Children

 

Leslie Marshall Fisher (1898)

[1] Leslie Marshall Fisher born Feb 09, 1898 at Mattishall, Mitford - Mar quarter (4b 273)
Baptised June 05, 1898 at Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, Mattishall - Ceremony by Benjamin Bell.
Son of Nero Fisher a Labourer and his wife Julia

Leslie Joined the Canadian Army in the First World War - he lost his left arm in the fighting
From all accounts Leslie married Edith unknown in Canada and had seven children - the oldest son being

William Leslie Fisher born Nov 10, 1922
William married Ethel Styles in 1945

Found on the internet
http://www.canada.com/story_print.html?id=6f8fcc71-1694-4d6b-b79d-675195a9945d&sponsor=

FISHER, William Leslie
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, William Leslie Fisher, Sat. July 1, 2006, Canada Day, a day fitting for a proud old soldier. Born in Toronto Nov. 10, 1922 to Leslie and Edith Fisher. Dad served his country well, enlisting in the army at 17, training in England in 1939 for service in Europe where he was wounded at Caen. After WW2 Bill returned to Toronto where he married Ethel Styles in 1945. Re-enlisting again in 1950 for duty in Korea and remaining in the armed forces until 1967. Predeceased by his wife Ethel in 1998, Bill leaves behind, son Wayne and daughters Karen (Ron) and Joanne. He also leaves his devoted sisters Audrey and June and his brother Don (Billie). We would like to extend our special thanks to the nurses and staff on B2 The Lodge at Broadmead for all of their special care and attention to Dad during this time. God's speed Dad. Funeral service will be held at Sequoia Garden Memorial 4665 Falaise Dr. Burial to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Korean Veterans Association, Unit #27 or a charity of your choice. 265869

other children known:
Audrey Fisher
June Fisher
Don (Billie) Fisher

 

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Sidney John Fisher (1899)

[2] Sidney John Fisher born 1899 at Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 273)
Sydney John Fisher died in 1982 at Norwich Outer - age 83

1925: Marriage record - Sidney John Fisher married Gertrude M Allison at Depwade - Sep quarter (4b 547)

 

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Reginald Hector Fisher (1901)

[3] Reginald Hector Fisher - born 1901 at Mattishall, Mitford - Jun quarter (4b 261)
Reginald died in 1903 age 11months and was buried April 10, 1903 at St Peter's Churchyard, Mattishall Burgh
1903 - Jun quarter (4b 155)

 

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Albert Victor Fisher (1903)

[4] Albert Victor Fisher born 1903 at Mattishall, Mitford - Sep quarter (4b 252) - Baptised May 01, 1904 at Mattishall Congrcational Church
Albert died in 1905 and was buried Jan 02, 1905 at Mattishall Cemetery - 1905 - Mitford - Mar quarter (4b 183) age 1

 

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Ivy May Fisher (1906)

[5] Ivy May Fisher born 1906 at Mitford - Dec quarter (4b 239)

1928: Marriage record Ivy May Fisher married William Edward Wright at St Faiths - Mar quarter (4b 163)

1939: Aug 15 - probate - Nero Fisher's Effects were valued at £611 9s 10d. Nero left his estate to his son in-law William Edward Wright

There are two death records of a Ivy May Wright both ladies born about the same time
[1] Great Yarmouth 1985 - [2] Norwich 1988 - not sure which one!

 

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