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Stuart Phethean, Hampshire, UK
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Surnames of interest
Fethion, Fethyan, Fethyon, Fhithyan, Fithan, Fithean, Fitheion, Fitheon, Fithian, Fithion, Fithyan, Fithyon, Fitton, Fytheone, Fythian, Pheathean, Pheathian, Phethean, Phethein, Phetheon, Phethian, Phethion, Phithean, Phitheon, Phithian, Phithion, Phithyan, Phythean, Phytheon, Phythian, Phythion, Phythyan.
I have come across the names in bold within a few miles of each other in Cheshire:
fathon, feithyon, fethion, fethyan, fethyon, fhithyan, fithan, fithean, fithein, fitheion, fithen, fitheon, fithian, fithians, fithien, fithin, fithins, fithiohn, fithion, fithon, fithyan, fithyon, fythen, fytheone, fythian, phathain, phathian, pheathean, pheathian, pheaton, pheteon, phethean, phethein, phethen, phetheon, phethian, phethion, phithan, phithean, phitheon, phithian, phithion, phithyan, phitian, phitin, phition, phittheon, phitthian, phitthion, phothean, phythean, phythen, phytheon, phythian, phythians, phythion, phythions, phythyan, phythyen, phytion, phyton, pithyon, pytheone
Derived from: FamilySearch Standard Finder
I have carried out an examination of various old Ordnance Survey maps and archive material and have deduced this early chronology of the mills at Moses Gate:
1850 – no mills at all except for one in the triangle between Bolton
Road, Egerton St and Gladstone Road
1884 ” A fire of alarming proportions broke out at two o’clock on Saturday morning at the mill of Messrs. Phethean & Sons, Farnworth near Bolton. The fire broke out in the storeroom, which had £10,000 worth of stock in it. This room was gutted, also the spinning room, but the rest of the premises were saved. Fifty spinners are thrown out of work, and damage 0f £20,000 was caused”
Liverpool Mercury, Monday, October 6, 1884; Issue 11462
1891 Egerton Mill standing – located between Egerton St and Thynne St;
un-named mill between Thynne St and Cambell St (Phethean’s Mill?)
1893 as above
1909 Egerton mill seems to have been rebuilt slightly to the west; is now between Phethean St and Thynne St. Phethean St and Thorne St seem to have been built over the site of the older mill (or part of it).