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George William Howse

Male 1817 - 1877  (59 years)


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  • Name George William Howse  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
    Birth Abt 1817  Brighton, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 21
    Born 26 Sep 1817  Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt 1818  [1
    • age 57 at marriage
    Baptism 20 Jan 1818  St Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Birth Bef 1821  Outside Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Residence 6 Jun 1841  Railway Hotel, Nine Elms, Battersea, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Occupation 18 Jun 1849  [3
    Hotel Keeper 
    Residence 18 Jun 1849  Nine Elms, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 9 Jul 1849  [23
    Hotel Keeper 
    • George places advertisements in Norfolk, Suffolk and London press, concerning the opening of the Royal Hotel in Lowestoft
    Residence 9 Jul 1849  Lowestoft, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Occupation 22 Apr 1850  [5
    Gentleman 
    Residence 22 Apr 1850  Lowestoft, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 30 Mar 1851  [21
    Licensed Victualler 
    Residence 30 Mar 1851  The Angel, 61 High Street, St Giles, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Occupation Between 20 Apr 1851 and 2 Aug 1853  The Angel, 61 High Street, St Giles, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Licensed Victualler 
    • George became the licensee of The Angel in St Giles (now WC2H 8LE)
      He then relinquished this role on 2 Aug 1853
    Occupation 30 Mar 1853  [5, 6
    Licensed Victualler 
    Residence 30 Mar 1853  61 High Street, St Giles, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • The address of the Angel Inn!
    Occupation 13 Dec 1865  [16
    Hotel Keeper 
    Residence 13 Dec 1865  Plymouth, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Age: 48y 
    • George:
      - joined the Masons' Lodge of Fortitude in Plymouth on the date given
      - was issued a membership certificate on 12 Mar 1866
      - stopped paying his dues in December 1868, when he transferred to a different Lodge
    Occupation 16 Dec 1865  [24, 25
    Hotel manager 
    • George was the manager of the Duke of Cornwall Hotel.
      From the hotel's website (https://thedukeofcornwall.co.uk) we can see that this magnificent hotel was opened in 1863 and owned by a railway company. George was obviously put in a position of some large trust.

      Advertisements for the hotel were placed in newspapers as far afield as London

      In February 1867 the London City Press advertisement states that the hotel was "under the patronage of the Royal Family"
    Occupation Between Apr 1868 and 13 Apr 1869  [11, 26
    Licensed Victualler 
    • Transfer of licence for the British Museum Refreshment Rooms, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury.
      Note that the address confirms that the Masonic information found is of the same George
      He held the licence for just one year.
    Occupation 2 Dec 1868  [16
    Clerk 
    Residence 2 Dec 1868  Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • George transferred his Masonic membership to the Letland Lodge from Plymouth on this date and paid dues for 1869 but was excluded for non-payment of dues apparently only from 31 Dec 1871
    Occupation Between 1871 and 1874  West Cliff Hotel, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Licensed Victualler 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1871  [7
    Hotel Keeper 
    Residence 2 Apr 1871  West Cliff Hotel, 112 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1 Apr 1872  [16
    Hotel Keeper 
    Residence 1 Apr 1872  Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Age: 60y 
    • George transferred into the Temple Lodge from Lodge 511 (the Letland Lodge in Central London) and paid dues through the end of 1873
    Residence Oct 1873  West Cliff Hotel, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Newspaper report indicates that George was a candidate for election to the town council for the East Ward of Folkestone
    Residence 23 Oct 1873  West Cliff Hotel, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Election Address
      To the Burgesses of the East Ward of the Borough of Folkestone
      Ladies and Gentlemen
      In compliance with the request of a considerable number of the Bugesses of the East Ward, I venture to solicit your vote and interest at the forthcoming election for the Town Council.
      Having been resident in the town for a considerable period, I have noticed the increase and advance with much interest, and have been able to form some opinion of its requirements, and, should you honour me with your approval, I am prepapred to place the experience gained in a long and aactive business life at the service of my fellow ratepayers.
      There are many subjects of importance in the future welfare of our town, which must shortly count on for discussioin, and I should be prepared to enter them unboased by and party consideration, and solely with a view to the general benefit.
      I have the honour to remain,
      Ladies and Gentlemen
      Your obedient servant
      GEORGE WILLIAM HOWSE
      West Cliff Hotel, Oct 23rd, 1873
      ===========================
      The very same page of the newspaper also contains an advertisement for George Howse, Wine and Spirit Merchant and Refreshment contractor
      AND the following notice

      I HEREBY solemnly declare that a report that Mr GEORGE WILLIAM HOWSE of the West Cliff Hotel, Folkestone is or has ever been in any way connected with me or my family, is utterly false and malicious. I never had any transaction whatever with him in my life, and until a few days back, he was an utter stranger to me.
      Signed
      MARY ANN HOWES, 65 Dover Street
      Witness: Elizabeth Payne
      October 31, 1873
      ===========================
      Postscript: a week later, the same newspaper reports that George received only 68 votes, placing him third on the list of four candidates for two seats on the town council
    Occupation 16 Jul 1874  [27
    Hotel Keeper 
    Residence 16 Jul 1874  West Cliff Hotel, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Occupation 29 Sep 1875  [1
    Hotel Keeper 
    Residence 29 Sep 1875  Settle, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death Abt May 1877  St Saviour Southwark RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 59y 
    Occupation May 1877  [9
    Hotel manager 
    Occupation May 1877  [13
    Licensed Victualler 
    • Transfer of licence for The Kings Arms, High Street, Wandsworth to Robert Allen from George William Howse
    Death 19 May 1877  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Age: 59y 
    Died 19 May 1877  45 Pollack Road, New Kent Road, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • at home
    Probate 8 Jun 1877  Principal Registry, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Effects under £1,500; admin to widow
    Death Bef 1880  [2
    Name George Howse  [16, 22, 24, 25, 27
    Name George W Howse  [23, 28
    Name George William House  [28
    Occupation 13 Mar 1880  [2
    Gentleman 
    Notes 
    • George a widower upon marriage to Ellen
      Groom definitely signed the register for his second marriage as Howse (despite the father's surname)

      Perhaps interesting to note that in several advertisements for establishments he ran, George stressed the availability of billiard tables. Maybe there is nothing to it but there was a well-known billiard player in the 19th century called George Howse

      ALso maybe relevant is that similar adverts to the others were placed by a George Howse for the Yacht Tavern in Greenwich in 1865

      Curious that a George Howes from Brighton is in Greenwich in 1861, but that man is 71 and has a 14 year old son, John, with him
    • baptized in Marylebone 1817?
    Person ID I46340  ONS
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2021 

    Father George Howse,   b. Bef 1781, Outside Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Browne,   b. Bef 1791, Outside Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Feb 1817  St George, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Witness Role: Witness Name: John Harrison
      Witness Role: Witness Name: Sarah Colburn
    Family ID F736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane Jones,   b. Abt 1824, Whitechapel, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1870, St Saviour Southwark RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1849  Christ Church, Greyfriars, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Witness Role: Witness Name: John R Jones
      Witness Role: Witness Name: Edward Jones
    Married Abt Feb 1849  City of London RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Jane Howse,   b. 6 Nov 1849, Wapping, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1910, Killarney, Park Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Phoebe Ellen Howse,   b. 25 May 1851, Wapping, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1873, 59 Charlotte Street, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     3. George William John Howse,   b. 12 Jan 1853, 61 High Street, St Giles, Bloomsbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1853, St Giles RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 31 May 2021 
    Family ID F58431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ellen Sarah Hearnden,   b. Abt 1830 
    Married Abt Aug 1875  Settle RD, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Married 29 Sep 1875  St Alkald, Giggleswick, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Witness 29 Sep 1875  [3
    Amelia Hearnden 
    Witness 29 Sep 1875  [3
    Edward Gardner Robinson 
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F13926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1817 - Brighton, Sussex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Sep 1817 - Marylebone, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 20 Jan 1818 - St Marylebone, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Feb 1849 - City of London RD, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 9 Jul 1849 - Lowestoft, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 22 Apr 1850 - Lowestoft, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 48y - 13 Dec 1865 - Plymouth, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 60y - 1 Apr 1872 - Folkestone, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Aug 1875 - Settle RD, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1875 - St Alkald, Giggleswick, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Age: 59y - Abt May 1877 - St Saviour Southwark RD, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Age: 59y - 19 May 1877 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 8 Jun 1877 - Principal Registry, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S198] GOONS marriage challenge, Guild of One-Name Studies marriage register transcriptions.

    2. [S217] Marriage record - daughter.

    3. [S64] Parish Register - marriages.

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

    5. [S95] Baptism record - daughter.

    6. [S94] Baptism record - son.

    7. [S542] 1871 Census - England & Wales.

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

    9. [S117] Probate records.

    10. [S49] London Gazette, 1877 Jun 29.

    11. [S3524] Holborn Journal, 1868 Apr 25.

    12. [S2179] Dover Express, 1873 Oct 31.

    13. [S3525] South London Press, 1877 May 22.

    14. [S3526] Folkestone Express, 1877 Jun 2.

    15. [S3526] Folkestone Express, 1873 Nov 1.

    16. [S1651] Masonic records, www.ancestry.com.

    17. [S3529] Morning Advertiser, 1851 Apr 23.

    18. [S3529] Morning Advertiser, 1853 Aug 3.

    19. [S3530] Dover Kent Archives, (dover-kent.com).

    20. [S62] Parish Register - baptisms.

    21. [S2] 1851 Census - England & Wales.

    22. [S1] 1841 Census - England & Wales.

    23. [S1850] Norfolk Chronicle, 1849 Jul 7.

    24. [S2728] Western Morning News, 1865 Dec 16.

    25. [S3527] London City Press, 1866 Sep 8.

    26. [S3528] The Era, 1869 Apr 18.

    27. [S1179] Morning Post, 1874 jul 16.

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