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George Herbst Howes

Male 1801 - 1870  (68 years)


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  • Name George Herbst Howes  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Birth Abt 1800  Northchurch, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • census says Northchurch, England
    Birth Abt 1800  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Birth Bef 1801  Outside Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Born 5 Feb 1801  Northchurch, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Letter to Doris 1
    Letter to Doris 1
    Letter from a professional genealogist called Richard
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 19 Aug 1801  St Mary, Northchurch, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence 24 Jan 1824  Thavies Inn, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 11 May 1824  [8, 14
    Stationery 
    Occupation 13 May 1825  [2
    Gentleman 
    Residence 13 May 1825  Thavies Inn, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Court case 4 Mar 1826  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 15
    • Whereas a Commission of Bankrupt Is awarded and issued forth against George Herbst Howes, of No. 16, City-Road, in the County of Middlesex, Linen-Draper, Dealer and Chapman, and, he being declared a bankrupt is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said commission named, or the major part of them, on the 14th day of March instant, at Ten in the Forenoon, on the 21st of the same month, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, and on the 15th day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, at the Court of Commissioners of Bankrupts, in Basinghall-Street, in The City of London, and make a full Discovery and Disclosure of his Estate and Effects; when and Where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their Debts, and at the Second Sitting to chuse Assignees, and at the Last Sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his Examination, and the Creditors are to assent to or dissent from the allowance of his Certificate. All persons indebted to the said bankrupt, or that have any of his Effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but. To whom the Commissioners shall appoint, but give notice to Mr. Taylor, solicitor No. 6, Clement's-Inn.
      See: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/18225/page/508
    Occupation 4 Mar 1826  [15
    Linen Draper, Dealer & Chapman 
    Residence 4 Mar 1826  16 City Road, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Court case 15 Apr 1826  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 16
    • Whereas a Commission of Bankrupt bearing date on or about the 2nd day of March 1826, was awarded and issued forth against George Herbst Howes, of No. 16, City-Road,.in the County of Middlesex, Linen-Draper, Dealer and Chapman This is to give notice, that the said Commission is, under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, superseded.
      See:
      https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/18238/page/892
    Court case 11 May 1826  Old Bailey, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 17
    • Proceedings of the Old Bailey:
      983. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , 21 yards of printed cotton, value 15s. , the goods of George Herbst Howes .
      GEORGE HERBST HOWES. I am a linen-draper , and live in the City-road . About ten o'clock on the 24th of April this printed cotton hung in the lobby of my shop - I did not miss it till the officer came. I went to Worship-street next morning, where I saw it, and swore to my shop mark on it.
      Prisoner. Q. Has not every shop in London the same mark? A. No, I suppose not; but I can swear to the writing.
      ROBERT TERRY . On the 24th of April I saw the prisoner, in company with two other persons, walking by Mr. Howes' door - his companion went to the door, and took hold of the print; the prisoner took it, and put it into his apron. I went and took him with it.
      Prisoner. Q. Did you make any alarm? A. No. I went and took you as you were going to Finsbury-market, about three minutes walk from the place; the other two went away in different directions - if I had made an alarm the prisoner might have escaped.
      GUILTY . Aged 22.
      Transported for Seven Years
    Occupation 20 Apr 1827  [3
    Linen Draper 
    Residence 20 Apr 1827  Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 6 Feb 1829  [2
    Linen Draper 
    Residence 6 Feb 1829  Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 20 May 1831  [3
    Miller 
    Residence 20 May 1831  Webber Street, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Imprisonment Bef 12 Jun 1832  Fleet Prison, Farringdon Street, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Debtor's prison 
    Occupation 26 Mar 1833  [8, 18
    Sale of business 
    • "Put of business" below appears to be a forced sale to pay creditors
      George Herbst Howes, formerly of No. 16, City-Road, in the County of Middlesex, then of Cobourg-House, Nos. 1, and
      2, Waterloo-Road, Lambeth, Linen-Draper, then of No. 1,
      Webber-Street, Blackfriars-Road, and of Pontipool-PIace,
      Webber-Street, Blackfriars-Road aforesaid, Miller and Flock
      -Manufacturer, then of No. 1, Richard's-Place, Webber-
      Street aforesaid, and of Pontipool-Place aforesaid, all in the
      County of Surrey, Miller, Flock-Manufacturer, Millwright,
      and Engineer, for some time a Prisoner in the Fleet Prison,
      in the City of London, and late of No. 1, Richard's-Place,
      Webber-Street, Blackfriars-Road, in the County of Surrey,
      put of business.
      See:
      https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/19033/page/612
    Occupation 7 Feb 1836  [3
    MIller 
    Residence 7 Feb 1836  Webber Street, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 8 Apr 1838  [6
    MIller 
    Occupation 24 Jan 1841  [2, 3
    Engineer 
    Residence 24 Jan 1841  Broad Street, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Occupation 6 Jun 1841 
    Engineer 
    Residence 6 Jun 1841  Broad Street, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 13 Jul 1842  [3
    Engineer 
    Residence 13 Jul 1842  Broad Street, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 16 Feb 1844  5 Valentine Place, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 19
    • George Herbst Howes, formerly of Nos. 5 and 6, Pontypool-place, Webber-street, Saint George's, Southwark, Miller, afterwards of No. 1, Marlborough-street, Christchurch, Journeyman Engineer, then of Nos. 75 and 76, Broad-street, Lambeth-butts, Lambeth, Engineer, Flock
      Manufacturer, Metal Grinder, and Steel Polisher, and late of No's.'5 and 6, Valentine-place, Blackfriars-road, all
      in Surrey, Miller, but for some time out of business and employ.
      See:
      https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/20317/page/573
    Court case 12 May 1847  Court of Bankruptcy, Basinghall Street, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 20
    • WHEREAS a Petition of George Herbst Howes, for twelve years last past carrying on business as an Engineer and Miller, and at No. 5, Valentine-place, Webberstreet,
      Saint George's, Southwark, during the above period residing first at No.5, Valentine-place aforesaid, afterwards at No. 15, Apollo-buildings, East-lane, Walworth, and lately at No. 1, Richard-place, Webber-street aforesaid, all in the
      county of Surrey, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the Court of Bankruptcy, and the interim order for
      protection from process having been given to the said George Herbst Howes, under, the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said George Herbst Howes is hereby required to appear in Court
      before Joshua Evans, Esq. the Commissioner acting in the matter of the said Petition, on the 12th day of May
      instant, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy-, Basinghall-street, in the city of London, for his first examination touching his debts,
      etstate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes; and the choice of the creditors' assignees is to take place at the time so appointed.
      All persons indebted to the said George Herbst Howes, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr. Wm. Bell, the Official Assignee, nominated in that behalf by the Commissioner acting in the matter of the said Petition.
      See:
      https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/20730/page/1651
    Court case 14 May 1847  Court of Bankruptcy, Basinghall Street, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 21
    • In the Matter of the Petition of George Herbst Howes, of No. 1, Richard's-place, Webber street, Blackfriars, in the county of Surrey, Engineer and Miller.
      NOTICE is hereby given, that Joshua Evans, Esq. the Commissioner acting in the matter of this Petition, will proceed to make a Final Order thereon, at the Court of Bankruptcy, in Basinghall-street, in the city
      of London, on the 27th day of May instant, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely, unless cause be then and there shewn to the contrary.
      See:
      https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/20733/page/1784
    Name George H Howes  [10, 11
    Name George Herbert Howes  [13
    Name George Howes  [10
    Residence 31 Aug 1847  1 Richards Place, Webber Street, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 22
    • George Herbst Howes (sued as G. H. Howes), formerly of No. 5, Valentine-place, Webber-street, Blackfriars-road, carrying on business there as Engineer and Miller, afterwards of No. 15, Apollo-buildings, East-lane, Walworth, and lastly at No. 1, Richard's-place, Webber-street,
      Blackfriars-road, all in Surrey, formerly Engineer and Miller at No. 5, Valentine-place aforesaid, and late out of business.
      See:
      https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/20769/page/3190
    Occupation 21 Jan 1850  [5
    Miller 
    Occupation 1851  [1
    MIller 
    Occupation 30 Mar 1851  [10
    Miller 
    Residence 30 Mar 1851  Vicark Mills, St Lawrence, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 28 Jul 1853  [9
    Miller 
    Occupation 7 Apr 1861 
    MIller 
    Residence 7 Apr 1861  22 Savile Street, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 21 Apr 1861  [5
    Miller 
    Occupation 14 Oct 1866  [5
    Miller 
    Will 18 Jan 1870  4 Prospect Terrace, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Will and Testament of George Herbst Howes of North Church, Co. Hertfordshire, now of 4, Prospect Terrace, St Aubin's Road, St Helier, gentleman. Dated 18/1/1870. Bequeaths to John Watts Howes 22, Saville Street, St Helier, to William George Howes 20, Old St John's Road, St Helier, to Sarah Howes twenty shares in the Jersey Waterworks Company Ltd, to Mary Howes fifteen shares in in the Jersey Waterworks Company, to William George Howes 15 shares in the Jersey Waterworks Company.

      Stephen Giles notes:
      The Jersey waterworks company had been set up a few years earlier and dug its first well at Vicart Mills on 29th September 1869. This was the location of George Herbst Howes and family in 1851. However, his investment clearly did not lead to wealth for his family who inherited the shares, as following a series of dry summers the company went bankrupt in 1874. At the time there was no piped water in Jersey and no sewerage. There had been an outbreak of cholera in 1867 as a result of poor sanitation.
    Died 18 Jan 1870  4 Prospect Terrace, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Occupation 5 Jul 1874  [4
    MIller 
    Notes 
    • we thank correspondent Stephen Giles for sharing his extensive research on George Herbst Howes with us [8]
    Person ID I46700  ONS
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 

    Father John Howes,   b. 9 Nov 1750, Fleet Street, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1834  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Sarah Stallard,   b. Abt 1765, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1851, Berkhamsted RD, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1797  St Bartholomew, Wigginton, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Family ID F14029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Reynolds,   b. Abt 1804, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1884, 22 Savile Street, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1824  St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • By Licence
    Witness 24 Jan 1824 
    Eliza Keay 
    Witness 24 Jan 1824 
    Margaret Howes - sister 
    Witness 24 Jan 1824 
    Mary Elizabeth Nolds 
    Witness 24 Jan 1824 
    Petronella Howes - sister 
    Witness 24 Jan 1824 
    W G Watts 
    Witness 24 Jun 1824 
    Richard Watts jnr 
    Children 
    +1. John Watts Howes,   b. 16 Nov 1824, Thavies Inn, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Howes,   b. Abt 1826, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. William George Howes,   b. Abt 1828, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1906, 116 Hall Road, Peckham Rye, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     4. Margaret Howes,   b. Abt May 1831, Webber Street, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Henrietta Petronella Howes,   b. Abt 1835, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. George Herbst Howes,   b. 8 Apr 1838, Steam Mills, Valentine Place, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Mary Howes,   b. Abt Aug 1840, St Saviour Southwark RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ellen Howes,   b. Abt Jul 1842, Broad Street, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1845, Newington RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
    Family ID F14028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1800 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jan 1824 - St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt case - 4 Mar 1826 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt case - 15 Apr 1826 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S716] Vivien Moore.

    2. [S94] Baptism record - son.

    3. [S95] Baptism record - daughter.

    4. [S64] Parish Register - marriages.
      indicates that we have seen the original parish register, microfilm/fiche or a scanned image


    5. [S218] Marriage record - son.

    6. [S13] Birth cert - Son.

    7. [S219] probate records - father.

    8. [S2305] Stephen Giles.

    9. [S217] Marriage record - daughter.

    10. [S718] 1851 census - Channel Islands.

    11. [S717] 1861 census - Channel Islands.

    12. [S1] 1841 census.

    13. [S42] FamilySearch.org.

    14. [S49] London Gazette, 1824 May 11.

    15. [S49] London Gazette, 1826 Mar 4.

    16. [S49] London Gazette, 1826 Apr 15.

    17. [S629] Old Bailey Online.

    18. [S49] London Gazette, 1833 Mar 26.

    19. [S49] London Gazette, 1844 Feb 16.

    20. [S49] London Gazette, 1847 May 4.

    21. [S49] London Gazette, 1847 May 14.

    22. [S49] London Gazette, 1847 Aug 31.

    23. [S9] ancestry.com tree.

    24. [S66] Parish Register Transcript, Wigginton, Hertfordshire - at SoG.