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Richard James Howes

Richard James Howes

Male 1882 - 1963  (81 years)

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  • Name Richard James Howes  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Birth Abt 1881  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Born 31 Jan 1882  8 Little Cherry Tree Yard, St. Georges Street, St. Augustines, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Richard James Howes sr BC
    Richard James Howes sr BC
    Gender Male 
    Birth 31 Jan 1882  [11
    Birth Abt Feb 1882  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1891  [12
    Scholar 
    Residence 1891  8 Cherry Tree Yard, St George's Street, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 31 Mar 1901  [9
    Shoe Operator 
    Residence 31 Mar 1901  8 Cherry Tree Yard, St George's Street, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 27 Oct 1902  7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 10 Aug 1904  [14
    Boot machinist 
    Residence 10 Aug 1904  7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Occupation 20 Aug 1906  [1
    Boot Machinist 
    Residence 20 Aug 1906  7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 27 Aug 1906  [5
    Shoe machinist 
    Residence 27 Aug 1906  7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Occupation 22 Sep 1906  [4
    Boot Operator 
    Residence 22 Sep 1906  St Paul, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  [8
    Operator Boot & Shoe (Factory) 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  25 Shipstone Road, Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 31 Jul 1915  [6
    Foreman, Boot & Shoe Trade 
    Residence 31 Jul 1915  25 Shipstone Road, Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation Between 1920 and 1924  7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Shoe Factory Owner: Howes Bros 
    Occupation Between 1924 and 1933 
    Shoe Factory Owner: Howes Bros? 1-2 Dial Yard, Oak Street, Norwich 
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    Residence 1924  125 Beaconsfield Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence 1925  164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Occupation 17 Oct 1925  [18
    Shoe manufacturer 
    Residence 17 Oct 1925  164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Business address 1927  7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Residence 1927  164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Business address 1929  7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Residence 1929  164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Business address 1931  7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Residence 1931  164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Occupation 1933  7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Business address 1935  7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Residence 1935  164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Business address 1937  Ward Shoe Co, 122 Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Residence 1937  164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Occupation 29 Sep 1939  [11
    Boot & Shoe Manufacturer 
    Residence 29 Sep 1939  58 Gordon Avenue, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1947  164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Residence 1950  58 Gordon Avenue, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 24 Mar 1963  58 Gordon Avenue, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Occupation 25 Apr 1963  [2
    Shoe manufacturer (retired) 
    Died 25 Apr 1963  West Norwich Hospital, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Age: 81y 
    Cause: Bronchopneumonia, Hemiplegia 
    Richard James Howes sr DC
    Richard James Howes sr DC
    Death Abt May 1963  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Age: 81y 
    Name Richard Howes  [9
    Name Richard J Howes  [11, 19, 20
    Notes 
    • Was a partner in Howes Bros shoemakers, 7, 9 & 11 Oak St., St. Martins, Norwich - see Kelly's directory for 1933. See picture album....

      See also entry for Howes Bros shoemakers in Kelly's Directory for 1896. Boot & Shoe Mfrs, 62 St George's Middle Street. VERY close to Cherry Tree Yard where his father lived. Maybe his father was the original co-owner of Howes Bros.....


      Notices regarding the closure of Howes Bros appeared in the London Gazette on November 23, 1934,

      December 11, 1934; June 7, 1935; September20, 1935, and November 11, 1935 and are available online at www.gazettes-online.co.uk.

      From Norwich Shoe Museum: Their address was St. Miles Shoe Works in Oak Street. Like many Norwich manufacturers, they produced high quality ladies' fashion shoes of light construction. In 1927, they were also making a range of children's shoes. Most Norwich shoe manufacturers ceased making children's shoes by the late 1930s.

      Evidently unlike most manufacturers there is no example of their work handed in to the shoe museum & none of their records seem to have been handed in when they ceased trading, this is not uncommon. Churches are required by law to hand theirs in but a great many vicars take them with them when they leave. Doesnt help research but understandable I guess.


      "One of his brothers went to the USA" according to my mother, but he didn't have any brothers!

      Asked son to come back to Norwich and work in factory - 1946


      Had two wives: second was his housekeeper. According to my mother, there was a lot of fuss when he died,because she wasn't family, but the death notice in the paper (see below) shows her as having predeceased him.


      Also note that wife Ellen's address on the marriage cert was listed as Ebenezer Terrace, which is the address on young Richard James' birth certificate. So the father moved in with her


      Richard James the elder went on to purchase Ward Shoe Company in 1933, just off Magdalen Street in Norwich and then his son and family returned from London.


      Owed Pds2,500 back taxes in 1950s. "A very stubborn man," according to Jill. Refused to allow accountant to go over his books.


      Telephone # of Howes Bros: Norwich 384 in 1922-34


      From Eastern Evening News, Friday, April 26, 1963

      FORMER CITY SHOE FIRM DIRECTOR DIES

      A well-known Norwich shoe manufacturer, Mr Richard James Howes, for many years a director of the Ward Shoe Company, who retired in 1957, died in West Norwich Hospital yesterday, aged 81.

      He was the third generation of a Norwich family of shoemakers. His only son is now managing director of the Ward........ the trade for over 60 years.

      Mr Howes was working for Messrs Sexton in Fishergate at the time of their disastrous fire in 1913 and was one of a number of Norwich factory managers and foremen who embarked on shoe manufacture on their own account immediately after the first world war.

      Also Death Notices from same day's paper show him as a "very dear friend" of Mrs Gertrude White, and that he was the husband of "the late Kate"


      Now, Norwich Catholic Cathedral
    Person ID I28363  ONS
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2019 

    Father Thomas Benjamin Howes,   b. 3 Mar 1848, Dog & Bitch Yard, St Martin at Oak, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1924, 25 Shipstone Road, Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Webster,   b. 1846, Pockthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1930, 25 Shipstone Road, Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1867  Register Office, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Norwich, Norfolk
    Norwich, Norfolk
    Register Office
    Thomas Benjamin Howes / Elizabeth Webster MC
    Thomas Benjamin Howes / Elizabeth Webster MC
    Witness 22 Jul 1867  [6
    Hannah Webster 
    Witness 22 Jul 1867  [6
    Thomas Benjamin Howes - father 
    Married Abt Aug 1867  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Family ID F2680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ellen Amelia Ramsbottom Clarke,   b. 10 Feb 1881, Crocodile Yard, Heigham Street, St Benedict's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1906, 7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1901  St Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Richard James Howes / Ellen Amelia Ramsbottom Clarke MC
    Richard James Howes / Ellen Amelia Ramsbottom Clarke MC
    Witness 25 Dec 1901 
    Louisa Mitchell 
    Witness 25 Dec 1901 
    Thomas William Howes - brother 
    Children 
    +1. Richard James Howes,   b. 27 Oct 1902, 7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1991, Hunter's Moon, Thieves' Lane, Salhouse, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Hannah Maud Howes,   b. 10 Aug 1904, 7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1944, Kelling Hospital, Kelling, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     3. Harry Thomas Howes,   b. 20 Aug 1906, 7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1906, Jenny Lind Hospital, Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F4204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine May,   b. 9 Jan 1876, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1958, Acle RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1915  St John Baptist Catholic Church, St Giles Gates, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Now RC Cathedral
    Richard James Howes / Catherine May MC
    Richard James Howes / Catherine May MC
    Witness 31 Jul 1915  [6
    Agnes Rudd 
    Witness 31 Jul 1915  [6
    Rowland H Adcock 
    Married Abt Aug 1915  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F7305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1881 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jan 1882 - 8 Little Cherry Tree Yard, St. Georges Street, St. Augustines, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt Feb 1882 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - 8 Cherry Tree Yard, St George's Street, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 31 Mar 1901 - 8 Cherry Tree Yard, St George's Street, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1901 - St Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 27 Oct 1902 - 7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 10 Aug 1904 - 7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 20 Aug 1906 - 7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 27 Aug 1906 - 7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 22 Sep 1906 - St Paul, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Apr 1911 - 25 Shipstone Road, Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 31 Jul 1915 - 25 Shipstone Road, Magdalen Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jul 1915 - St John Baptist Catholic Church, St Giles Gates, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Aug 1915 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoe Factory Owner: Howes Bros - Between 1920 and 1924 - 7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1925 - 164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 17 Oct 1925 - 164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness address - 1927 - 7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1927 - 164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness address - 1929 - 7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1929 - 164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness address - 1931 - 7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1931 - 164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1933 - 7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness address - 1935 - 7-11 Oak Street & 1-2 Dial Yard, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - 164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness address - 1937 - Ward Shoe Co, 122 Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1937 - 164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1947 - 164 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 81y,Cause: Bronchopneumonia, Hemiplegia - 25 Apr 1963 - West Norwich Hospital, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Age: 81y - Abt May 1963 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S511] Birth record - son.

    2. [S1289] Norwich City Health Dept - deaths.

    3. [S20] Death cert.

    4. [S458] Death report - son.

    5. [S461] Death report - spouse.

    6. [S50] Marriage cert.

    7. [S476] BMD register (England & Wales) - births - multiple sources.

    8. [S156] 1911 census - UK.

    9. [S6] 1901 census.

    10. [S11] Birth cert.

    11. [S1956] 1939 Register, findmypast.com, ancestry.com.

    12. [S5] 1891 census.

    13. [S13] Birth cert - Son.

    14. [S12] Birth cert - Daughter.

    15. [S28] Death cert - wife.

    16. [S46] Kelly's Directory, 1924.

    17. [S46] Kelly's Directory, 1904.

    18. [S218] Marriage record - son.

    19. [S480] BMD register (England & Wales) - deaths - multiple sources.

    20. [S475] BMD register (England & Wales) - marriages - multiple sources.

    21. Details: Have copy of Birth certificate.

    22. [S475] BMD register (England & Wales) - marriages - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources