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John Howes

John Howes

Male 1750 - 1833  (83 years)

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  • Name John Howes  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born 9 Nov 1750  Fleet Street, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 14 Nov 1750  St Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 3 Nov 1776  St Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1796  [9
    Clock Maker 
    Residence 1796  Kentish Town, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 5 Jun 1797  Wigginton, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 19 Aug 1801  Northchurch, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Will 7 May 1833  Northchurch, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • see note
    Died 17 Dec 1833  Northchurch, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Also from Bank of England records (incl. will) of the disposal of John's estate
    Buried 21 Dec 1833  Northchurch, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Probate 2 Jan 1834  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • PCC Wills
    Occupation 29 Sep 1851  [5
    Gentleman 
    Carte de Visite
    Carte de Visite
    Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum.
    Notes 
    • See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howes_(painter) for a biography of John.

      Could this also be the John Howes who married Ann Turner in Tring in 1790?

      Last Will and testament reads:
      This is the last will and testament of me, John Howes, of Northchurch in the county of Hertford, gentleman, .... all my debts, financial and testamentary expenses to be paid out of my personal estate. I give and devise to my dear wife, Sarah, my freehold messuage or dwelling house in which I reside, with the garden, orchard, outbuildings and appurtanences thereto belonging at Northchurch aforesaid and also all my land and orchard opposite held f the Manor of the Duchy of Cornwall both ..... and .... for the natural life of my said dear wife for her own use and benefit and after her decease I give and devise the messuage lands garden, orchard and all appurtenances thereto belonging to my two daughters, Margaret and Petronella Howes share and share alike for their own use and benefit and in case one of my two daughters shall die before my dear wife, then I give and devise the estate aforesaid to the survivor and in case both my daughters shall died before my dera wife, then I give and devise the estate aforesaid to my son George Herbst Howes and his heirs for ever and my will further is that if my dear wife shall not find it convenient to occupy the said dwelling house I hereby give te power to her to lett or sell the estate aforesaid with the consent of my two daughters in writing first obtained and the proceeds of the same to be laid out in Government securities, my wife to receive the same for her natural like and after her decease to be disposed on the the same manner as the estate. Also I give and bequeath to my dear wife all my household furniture and plate bed? linnen ......... pictures, wines, liquors and ready money in my house at the time of my decease for her ownuse and benefit. I lso give my dear wife the sum of one hundred pounds per annum in the long annuities part of a larger sum now standing in my name in the books of the Bank of England for her own use and benefit. I also give and bequeath the sum of forty pounds per annum other part of the said long annuities to my daughter Martha Eastwood, wife of William Eastwood of Gibson Street, Lambeth in the county of Surrey, Linen Draper for her natural life and if my said daughter should die before the expiration of the said long annuities the remainingpart of the term for which the long annuitieis were granted to be equalliy divided between all the children of my said daughter share and share alike, the aove legacy to be for the sole use of my daughter, not to be subject to the ....ed debts or engagements of her present or any future husband, the remaining part of my long annuities three per cent consols and all other moneys ....? whatsoever? or ....... I give to my two daughters Margaret & Petronella Howes and constitute them my residuary legatees and I hereby constitute and appoint my dear wife solo Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made and ..... this to be my last Will and testament written in my own hand this seventh day of May one thousand eight hundred and thirty three
      Signed sealed published and ..... by the said John Howes, testator as and for this last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto:
      Henry Norris, farmer
      Patty Norris -
      James Lawrence, shopkeeper

      Proved at London th 2nd January 1834 before the worshipful John Haygans, Doctor of Laws & Surrogate by the oath of Sarah Howes, widow, the relict the sole Executrix to whom admon was granted having been forst sworn to administer.
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      Courtesy of Stephen Giles, here is an extract from the will of John Mulford of Tadley in Hampshire:
      John Mulford’s will 26 JAN 1814
      The seven thousand pounds New South Sea Annuity I have standing in my name I give to my cousin John Howes and George Frederick Herbst his brother-in-law ...
      I give to my cousin John Howes one hundred pounds. I give to his children Margaret, Martha, Petronella, George Herbst fifty pounds each. I give Harriet, Martha, Jane, Margaret Lucy, Georgina children of my cousin Martha Herbst thirty pounds each ...

      Possible that this John Mulford was the son of the John Mulford to whom John's father was indentured in 1821
    Person ID I46758  ONS
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2020 

    Father William Howes,   d. Abt 20 Nov 1788, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Margaret Selby,   d. Not known Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Jul 1736  St Botolph, Aldersgate, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • by licence
    Family ID F36540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Mills,   d. Not known Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Nov 1776  St Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Witness 3 Nov 1776  [8
    • Attribute Value: William Howes - father
    Witness 3 Nov 1776  [8
    • Attribute Value: John Mills
    Notes 
    • by licence
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F37757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 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  [2
    Children 
    +1. Martha Howes,   b. Abt 1791, Northchurch, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1860, 25 St Peter's Square, Hammersmith, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     2. Margaret Howes,   b. Abt 1793, Kentish Town, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Petronella Howes,   b. 12 May 1795, Tring, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1847, Berkhamsted RD, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +4. George Herbst Howes,   b. 5 Feb 1801, Northchurch, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1870, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F14029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Nov 1750 - Fleet Street, City of London, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 14 Nov 1750 - St Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street, City of London, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 3 Nov 1776 - St Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street, City of London, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Nov 1776 - St Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street, City of London, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1796 - Kentish Town, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 5 Jun 1797 - Wigginton, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1797 - St Bartholomew, Wigginton, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 19 Aug 1801 - Northchurch, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 7 May 1833 - Northchurch, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Dec 1833 - Northchurch, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Dec 1833 - Northchurch, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 2 Jan 1834 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    David Garrick unveiling a herm of Shakespeare and the Ephesian Diana
    David Garrick unveiling a herm of Shakespeare and the Ephesian Diana
    A medallion given to David Garrick by the actors of the Drury Lane Theatre, on March 25, 1777
    John Howes
    John Howes
    Self Portrait

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] Baptism record - son.

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

    3. [S624] Will.

    4. [S117] probate records.

    5. [S217] Marriage record - daughter.

    6. [S115] Will - Father.

    7. [S62] Parish Register - baptisms.

    8. [S64] Parish Register - marriages.

    9. [S558] Google Books, List of the Livery in London.

    10. [S89] Wikipedia, John_Howes_(painter).

    11. [S2305] Stephen Giles.