Unfortunately the Fletcher Branch is still just a little stick poking out of the tree with a few leaves on it. I have worked with my cousin, my Great-Aunt’s nephew on her husband’s side, my parent, and countless others on this line. It always come to a halt with my Great-Grandfather.
You see, the branch starts with my Grandfather, John William Fletcher Jr, or Jack as he was known his whole life. It ends with his Father, John William Fletcher Sr.
We do have access to Jack’s maternal line, being that she was a Harnden from Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada. There is quite a lot of research done on this line, which will be detailed out in its own page here.
So, “What do I know about where the Fletcher last name came from?”
- John (Jack) William Fletcher Jr., born 20 June 1929 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to parents 2. John William Fletcher Sr. and 3. Mary Jane Harnden.
- John William Fletcher Sr. was apparently born on 11 October 1888 in Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England. He married Mary Jane on 25 November 1916 and together they had five children. He died in 1972 at the age of 84 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with his beloved wife.
- Mary Jane Harnden was older than John (and he never let her forget it) as she was born on 23 March 1885 in Warkworth, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada to David Harnden and Margaret Tripp. Mary Jane was with us for 10 more years after her husband, passing away in 1982 at the age of 97.
To see a very short visual of Jack Fletcher’s paternal ancestry click to open: Jack Fletcher Paternal Chart.