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Alfred Argent Howes

Male Abt 1875 - Abt 1915  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name Alfred Argent Howes  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth Abt 1874  Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Birth Abt 1874  Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Birth Abt 1874  [5
    • age 21 at marriage
    Born Abt Feb 1875  Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt Feb 1875  Islington RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Name Alfred A Howes  [9
    Name Alfred Arthur Howes  [10
    Name Alfred Horace Howes  [11
    Name Alfred Howes  [7
    Residence 1881  30 Thornhill Crescent, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1891 
    Clerk 
    Occupation 1891 
    Oil Broker Agent 
    Residence 1891  30 Montpelier Road, Kentish Town, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  South Villa, Torriano Cottages, Kentish Town, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1 Feb 1896  [5
    Commercial Clerk 
    Residence 1 Feb 1896  57 Corinne Road, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1901 
    Draper 
    Residence 1901  4 Stanley Road, Prittlewell, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 9 Apr 1903  [11
    Professional painist 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911 
    House Furnishers (Employer) 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  21 Church Road, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 31 May 1912  [4
    Manager, House Furnisher & Draper 
    Residence 31 May 1912  13 Moseley Street, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died Abt Feb 1915  Rochford RD, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • age 40
    Notes 
    • 1891 Alfred appears to be on the census twice - both at his mother's house in Montpelier Rd and also at his step-sister's.
    • We could not idenify Alfred Horace initially as the father of Wilfred. This next paragraph was our initial conjecture:
      Was Alfred a "polite fiction"? It SEEMS so, but why make up such a thing as Professional Pianist, where Labourer would have done just as well? I THINK the reason is that a professional pianist will be away from home more often - an excuse for the mother only attending a baptism? And why make up the Howes name?
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      Well, Ada didn't make up the Howes name. Thanks to correspondent, Tim Howes of Australia, for figuring out that Ada was the sister of Maria Sweet, who was already in our database, married to an Alfred Howes with an unusual middle name. Both families were horribly dysfunctional and it seems near certain to us that Alfred had a relationship with Maria's younger sister also.
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      In addition to the Wilfred there are two other potentially related baptisms:
      16 Feb 1902 in New Southgate, Ellen Daisy Sweet to parents Albert Horace Sweet (a soldier) and Ada Alice
      16 Nov 1902 in Haringey, Alice Maude Sweet to Frank Arthur Sweet (a pianist) and Ada Alice
      No birth records yet found for either child

    • Can anyone solve the systery of this man? We posed the question in our newsletter of May 2020:
      I've said before that sometimes even when we buy a certificate, we still can't figure out who the person was and how to tie him or her in to a wider family group. This one is a classic of the kind. Take a look at the birth certificate of Wilfred Leonard Howes.

      It shows a father, deceased by the child's birth and a mother claiming to be married. We can't find a single Alfred Horace Howes anywhere. It's possible he existed, perhaps from a British colony?, but we can't see it. We can't find a marriage of the mother Ada Sweet to anyone named Howes. However, a year after Wilfred's birth she married a John Tubb under the name of Ada Hayers. We can't find a marriage of an Ada Sweet to anyone named Hayers either!
      So, can anyone shed any kind of light onto any aspect of this, please? In particular we'd like to know the Howes connection. Any unravelling of any part of the mystery may help us get there. Thinking caps on, team!
    Person ID I29440  ONS
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2020 

    Father Charles Howes,   b. 18 Nov 1817, British Lying-In Hospital, Endell Street, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1891, St Pancras RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Annie Helen Cogan,   b. Abt 1840, St Martin in the Fields, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Aug 1860  Strand RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F3468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Harriet Sweet,   b. 10 Oct 1878, Highgate, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1970, Southend on Sea RD, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married Abt Feb 1896  Islington RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married 1 Feb 1896  Register Office, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • marriage cert contained within divorce papers
    Witness 1 Feb 1896  [5
    Eleanor Best 
    Witness 1 Feb 1896  [5
    F Howes 
    Divorced 26 May 1913  High Court of Justice, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    • Divorce granted on payment of alimony of £78 per year
      An extensive discussion of the divorce suit and the cruelty effected upon Maria is available at the Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser of 24 Oct 1912.
    Children 
     1. Miriam Doris Howes,   b. 24 Jul 1897, Highgate, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1994, Southend on Sea RD, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    +2. Leslie Alfred Howes,   b. 15 Sep 1901, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1978, Newmarket RD, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Kathleen Marie Howes,   b. 12 Dec 1902, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1973, Plymouth RD, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Lilian Howes,   b. Abt May 1904, Rochford RD, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age ~ 6 years)
     5. Annie Helen Howes,   b. Abt Aug 1905, Southend on Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F1568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ada Alice Sweet,   b. Abt May 1880, Highgate, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage Status: Never Married
    Children 
     1. Wilfred Leonard Howes,   b. 9 Apr 1903, 73 Nightingale Road, Wood Green, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1918, Edmonton RD, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F52536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Jane Charlotte Beetchenow,   b. Abt Feb 1880, Walworth, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Nov 1913  Rochford RD, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F30995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1874 - Islington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1874 - Islington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Feb 1875 - Islington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt Feb 1875 - Islington RD, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - South Villa, Torriano Cottages, Kentish Town, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Feb 1896 - Islington RD, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Feb 1896 - Register Office, Islington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Nov 1913 - Rochford RD, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt Feb 1915 - Rochford RD, Essex Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S476] BMD register (England & Wales) - births - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    2. [S4] 1881 Census - England & Wales.

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

    4. [S1171] Divorce papers.

    5. [S50] Marriage cert.

    6. [S6] 1901 Census - England & Wales.

    7. [S156] 1911 Census - England & Wales.

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

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

    10. [S1012] Southend Standard, 1912 Oct 24.

    11. [S511] Birth record - son.

    12. [S35] Freebmd.