Florence Aspland1

F, #2248, b. circa December 1865, d. 21 February 1919
FatherArthur Palmer Aspland1 b. 20 Mar 1837, d. 28 Mar 1900
MotherSarah Hibbert1 b. 8 Jan 1843, d. 24 Apr 1939
Birth*Florence Aspland was born circa December 1865 at Godley, Cheshire, England.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of Arthur Palmer Aspland and Sarah Hibbert at Werneth Lodge, Stockport, Cheshire, England; three servants were listed in the household.1 
(Witness) CensusFlorence Aspland appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Arthur Palmer Aspland and Sarah Hibbert at 33 Leicester Street, North Meols, Southport, Lancashire, England; they are listed as boarders.3 
Married Name As of 18 April 1894,her married name was Reyner.4 
Marriage*Florence Aspland married Frederick Reyner on 18 April 1894 at The Hyde Unitarian Chapel, Gee Cross, Cheshire, England.4 
Death*Florence Aspland died on 21 February 1919 at Regents Park Hotel, London, England.4 
Burial*She was buried in February 1919 at The Cemetery, Bowness-on Windermere and Westmorland, England
Obit*She had an obituary appear in The Mossley & Saddleworth Reporter, Cheshire, England, on Saturday, 1 March 1919 as follows:

We regret to record the death, after a short illness, at Regent's Park Hotel London, on Friday last, of Mrs. Florence Reyner, widow of the late Mr. Fred Reyner, of Ashton, in her 54th year.

Mrs. Reyner resided at Mottram-road, Stalybridge, for a time after the death of Mr. Reyner at Ambleside. Latterly she had been living at Colwyn Bay.

Mrs. Reyner was the second daughter of Mr. A. P. Aspland J.P. of Werneth Lodge, Gee Cross, Hyde, and she was the second wife of Mr. Fred Reyner, who died in July, 1915. Their wedding, which took place at Hyde Chapel, Gee Cross on Wednesday, April 18th, 1894, caused intense interest both in Ashton and Hyde, and is still talked about by the older residents.

Hundreds were unable to gain admission to the church to witness the ceremony, which was performed by the Revs H.S. Taylor and J. Hutchison. A reception was held at Werneth Lodge, and the honeymoon was spent at the Italian Lakes. The mills of Reyner's at Ashton were profusely decorated, and two thousand workpeople had an outing at Belle Vue in honour of the event. At the Slack and Greenfield Mills of Messrs. Aspland flags were hoisted and guns fired at intervals.

Mrs. Reyner took a deep interest in her husband's many activities, and took her share with amiability and dignity at the many social functions at which she and her husband were called upon to participate. She interested herself in the welfare and work at Albion Church, Ashton, and in the organisation of the Liberal Association. The funeral took place at the Cemetery, Bowness-on-Windermere, and Westmorland.4


Frederick Reyner d. Jul 1915


  1. [S824] 1871 UK Census, RG10/3654/F?
  2. [S821] FreeBMD UK, online http://www.freebmd.org.uk, Birth 1865 Q4 Aston 6d 396.
  3. [S833] RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, Database: sshawcross.
  4. [S848] Ron Hamilton, "Arthur Brook aspland," e-mail to Robert Mote, June 2008.