Thomas Fison

Thomas Fison (also known as Thomas Fyson) was the fourth of at least seven children of labourer Thomas Fyson and his wife Elizabeth Whiteley of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Thomas was the couple's second son, and took his name after their first son of the same name had died at just a few months old.

This Thomas married Elisabeth Smith in 1790, and the couple settled down to raise a family. However, their son Wiliam died of smallpox before he reached 1 year old.

At some point after this date, and before 1810, Elisabeth died. Thomas re-married, this time to Mary Meadows of Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. The couple had at least two more children.

By 1841, Thomas is noted as a Brickmaker, but has become a Pauper by 1851.

He died just a few weeks after his second wife, in August 1855, at the age of 85 years.

Life Events


  • circa 1769 at Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 22nd September 1769 at Holy Trinity Church, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Elisabeth Smith (17??-17??) on 27th September 1790, at Holy Trinity Church, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • Mary Meadows (1774-1855) date and location not yet known.


Census and Residence

  • 1841: 70yrs, Broad Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1851: 80yrs, Broad Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1855: 85yrs, Silver Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 1841: Brickmaker
  • 1851: Pauper


  • During August 1855 in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 85 years.


  • 6th August 1855 at Grave A210(C) next to his wife in Grave A209(C) at Ely City Cemetery after a service at St. Mary's Church, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Thomas Fison (c.1738-1788)
  • Elizabeth Whiteley (17??-?)


  • Thomas Fyson (?-1738)
  • Ursula (17??-?)
  • Not yet known.
  • Not yet known.

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