Thomas FLINT Amy FLINT Catherine FLINT Alice FLINT Lucy FLINT Albert FLINT Mary FLINT Harry FLINT Annie FLINT Catherine PHILIPSON Thomas FLINT Amelia FLINT Mary Hutchison FLINT Alicia FLINT William FLINT Betsy FLINT Martha FLINT Amelia HODGES treeI133.gif

John FLINT

1810 -

Life History

1810

Born

1846

Birth of daughter Amy FLINT

Other facts

 

Married Catherine PHILIPSON

 

Died

Y

 

Birth of daughter Catherine FLINT

 

Birth of daughter Alice FLINT

 

Birth of daughter Lucy FLINT

 

Birth of son Albert FLINT

 

Birth of daughter Mary FLINT

 

Birth of son Harry FLINT

 

Birth of daughter Annie FLINT

EVELYN: John was the eldest son. He was a schoolmaster, and with TOM, the second son, compiled and published Flint's Arithmetic, which, I am told, was quite a notable book on the subject in its day. John took tutoring jobs in the holidays, and one of these led him to tutor a boy in a Northumbrian family, the Philipsons. He married Catherine, his pupil's sister. They had 8 children. I believe it was a very happy marriage although at first opposed by the parents of the bride, who were 'County' people, and did not think a schoolmaster - even a good one - could support their daughter “in the way in which she had been brought up”.

Uncle John lent Uncle Tom money for the school the latter set up in Australia. There was some transaction between them. Latterly Uncle John set up as a wine merchant in Edinburgh - “not ordinary trade, you understand, but very select - no shop!” Mother and Robin used to visit him and I believe he was fond of them. Aunt Catherine survived him and lived till her death with her unmarried daughter, Cousin Amy.

I have a copy of Flint's Arithmetic - how that phrase must have struck terror into the hearts of 19th century schoolboys! It is as follows: The Art and Practical Application of ARITHMETIC by John and Thomas Flint. New Edition. Glasgow David Robertson 1862. It is a small 8vo volume in stamped cloth covers 144 pps. After its study one is expected to be able to answer questions such as this. If 780 men on full rations consume 221 quarters of wheat in 119 days, how many on half rations will consume 437 quarters in 57 days? and How much money must I invest in the 3½ per cents., at 83½, to produce £100 a year?