See also

Family of James FIANDER and Dorothy

Husband: James FIANDER (1685-1726)
Wife: Dorothy (1690-1752)
Children: John FIANDER (1709- )
Stephen FIANDER (1711?-1779?)
Jane FIANDER (1713- )
James FIANDER (1718- )

Husband: James FIANDER

Name: James FIANDER
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: Dorothy (1638-1690)
Birth 1685
Death 1726 (age 40-41) Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales

Wife: Dorothy

Name: Dorothy
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1690
Death 1752 (age 61-62) West Knighton, Dorset, England

Child 1: John FIANDER

Name: John FIANDER
Sex: Male
Birth 1709

Child 2: Stephen FIANDER


Stephen FIANDER, St Marys Church, Almer, Dorset


Spouse: Ann COLLENS, St Marys Church, Almer, Dorset

Name: Stephen FIANDER
Sex: Male
Spouse: Ann COLLENS (aft1716-1810?)
Children: John FIANDER (1739?-1826)
Ann FIANDER (1742?-1764?)
Sarah FIANDER (1744?-1748?)
Stephen FIANDER (1745?-1748?)
Jinny (Jenny) FIANDER (1748?- )
James FIANDER (1749?- )
Sarah FIANDER (1754?-1758?)
Betty FIANDER (1756?-1830?)
Birth 1711 (est)
Christening 17 Mar 1711 (age 0) Almer, Dorset, England
Source 001542 has this as Date of Birth but most likely Christening date
Residence 22 Aug 1737 (age 25-26) Almer, Dorset, England
Residence 18 May 1754 (age 42-43) Mapperton, Dorset, England
Death Dec 1779 (est) (age 67-68) Almer, Dorset, England
Burial 7 Dec 1779 St Mary's Church, Almer, Dorset, England
Buried in Woollen

Child 3: Jane FIANDER

Name: Jane FIANDER
Sex: Female
Birth 1713

Child 4: James FIANDER

Name: James FIANDER
Sex: Male
Birth 1718

Note on Child 2: Stephen FIANDER - shared note

Buried in Wool

From early times England was noted for her woolen products and home grown wool was a major part of the national wealth.


During the 14th and 15th centuries the protection of this national product was of great importance, and an act was passed in the reign of King Charles II for the express purpose of increasing the consumption of English wool.


Subsequent to the BURIAL IN WOOL ACTS 1667 and 1678 all bodies were to be buried in wool only, unless they have died from the Plague and an affidavit sworn accordingly. The penalty for not doing so was £5. These were repealed in 1814.


It was decreed that:


"No corps should be buried in anything other than what is made of sheep's wool only; or put into any coffin lined or faced with any material but sheep's wool, on pain of forfeiture of £5."


In addition, an affidavit to that effect was required not later than 8 days after the burial.


The following transcripts (although not unique) were found in the Rothbury Parish Register.


"Elizab. Litster, Late of Low Trewitt, deceased, ye 2nd daughter of Edward Litser was buried in nothing but wooling accordyng to ye Act on ye behalf, as does appear by ye affidavit made by Edward Litster and John Vint to Mr. Thom. Collingwood, one of his Majs. Justice of ye Peace, and his certificate under his hand bearing date ye 2nd of 7br., 1678."


"Mary Storrey, of ye Craghead, was wrapt or wound up in nothing but woollen accdng to Stat. on ye behalfe, as appears by Affidavit made by Robt. Storry, ibid, to r. Thom. Hursley, in his certificate under his hand, bearing date ye 5th day 5br., 1678"