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Richard Howes

Male 1848 - 1938  (89 years)


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  • Name Richard Howes  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Birth Abt 1847  Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth Abt 1848  Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 8
    Birth Abt 1848  Little Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Birth Abt Nov 1848  Thame RD, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Born 21 Nov 1848  Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Richard Howes BC
    Richard Howes BC
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 24 Dec 1848  St Peter, Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Birth Abt 1849  [1
    • age 56 at marriage
    Residence 30 Mar 1851  Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 7 Apr 1861  [14
    Ag Lab 
    Residence 7 Apr 1861  Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Occupation 2 Apr 1871  [15
    Carpenter & joiner 
    Residence 2 Apr 1871  Little Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Occupation 5 Sep 1874  [1
    Carpenter 
    Residence 5 Sep 1874  King's Road, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 3 Apr 1881  [2
    Carpenter & joiner 
    Residence 3 Apr 1881  48 Tank Road, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1884 
    Carpenter & joiner 
    Occupation 20 May 1884  [16
    Carpenter 
    Occupation 5 Apr 1891  [4
    Carpenter & joiner 
    Residence 5 Apr 1891  17 Mount Pleasant, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 31 Mar 1901  [5
    Builder's foreman & joiner 
    Residence 31 Mar 1901  180 Caversham Road, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 11 Apr 1903  [17
    Carpenter & joiner 
    Occupation 24 Jul 1903  [18
    Carpenter 
    Occupation 12 Jun 1905  [18
    Foreman 
    Occupation 23 Dec 1905  [1
    Builder's Foreman 
    Residence 23 Dec 1905  14 St Mary's Butts, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 27 Jan 1909  [6
    Builder's manager 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  [8
    Builder's manager 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  Midgham Road, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 15 Jan 1916  [7
    Builder 
    Occupation 22 Nov 1919 
    Builder's manager 
    Retired 1922  [19
    • from Collier & Catley, builders
    Died 8 Jul 1938  Little London, Silchester, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Cause: Heart Failure, Uraemia, Enlarged Prostate 
    Richard Howes DC
    Richard Howes DC
    Death Abt Aug 1938  Basingstoke RD, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 89y 
    Name Richard House  [10, 11, 12, 13
    Name Richard Howse  [14, 15
    Notes 
    • 47 Years Service
      Reading Firm's Record
      Good Relations
      An interesting event in the history of the firm of Messrs. Collier and Catley, of Reading was celebrated on Saturday evening, when, on his retirement after long and honourable service extending over 47 years, Mr. Richard Howse was presented with a very comfortable easy chair. In hounour of Mr. Howse's loyal and valuable service, Messrs. Collier and Catley invited a considerable number of the older employees to a repast at the Co-operative Cafe. Invitations were extended to those employees who were associated with Mr. Howse before he went to Midgham for the firm 16 years ago, and were still in their employ, and also those who had been associated with Mr. Howse at Midgham. A most cordial feeling prevailed.

      Mr. J. Catley, J.P., presided, and the company included Mrs. Catley, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Howse, Mr. W. E. Collier, J. P., Mrs. Collier, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Collier, Mr. and Mrs. AJ. Catley, Mr. R. H. Collier, Mr. W. A. Chadwick (secretary), Mr. and Mrs. W. Lovelock, Mr. and Mrs. C. Heather, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Deacon, Mr. and Mrs. W. Champion, Mrs. and Mrs. H. Maggs, Mr. and Mrs. G. Pocock, Messrs. J. Allen, H. Amer, T. Allen, F. Bowley, E. Burnham, A. Beckett, E. Bull, H. Butler, H. Clark, W. Flax, R. Fidler, A. Farey, R. Green, G. Green, J. Golding, T. Hayes, F. C. Heather, T. Hedderly, T. Holloway, A. Howes, C. Hignall, Ted Johnson, W. Knight, J. Lawrence, C. L. Maggs, W. Mulford, H. Neville, J. Pocock, G. Rolph, W. Strong, F. Simms, J. Simpson, F. Shorter, J. Tarrant, E. Turner, F. Wickens, G. Wheeler, S. Waters, E. Beasley, F. Shepherd, etc.

      Some Reminiscences
      Following the loyal toast, Mr. J. Catley in a reminiscent speech, proposed the health of Mr. and Mrs. Howse. Mr. Catley recalled the early days of the firm, when its premises were situated at Coley, and the nicknames of the men associated with the firm in those days. He soon found that he had a very efficient lieutenant in Mr. Howse. In 1888 they removed to the Butts, demolishing 16 old cottages-there was a terrible destruction of life there. (Laughter). The business grew and grew, and sixteen years ago Mr. Howse went to Midgham to take of the extension of their operations there. After a feeling reference to former employees who had gone "beyond the veil," Mr. Catley said they were met that evening to say farewell to Mr. Howse only in the business sense, for they would still think of him and of his comradeship; they were met to recognise not only his long and faithfull service, but the very pleasant and happy comradeship extending over a good many years. In his comfortable bungalow, far from the madding crowd, they hoped that the evening of life for Mr. Howse would be favoured and happy. (Applause).

      A Good record
      Those present were only a small selection of the men employed by the firm to-day. There were some 64 who had continuous service of at least 18 years, and of that 64 there were some who had had over 34 years' continuous service. He thought that was a record for the building trade; when they heard how many builders unpon finishing a job discharged their men and picked up fresh ones. He personally, and he was sure is fellow-directors also, highly appreciated the fact that they had been served so well and so loyally for so long by so many of them. He would like to associate with the name of Mr. Howse that of Mrs. Howse; he was sure Mr. Howse would agree that she had been not only a companion but a helpmeet in every true sense of the word. (Applause).

      Employer and Employed
      Mr. W. E. Collier, J. P. (whom the chairman introduced as one of Reading's most honoured citizens), related his experiences, while a schoolboy, at the Coley works, and said he very soon learnt to appreciate Mr. Howse, and to find that under his somewhat severe appearance there was a very good heart indeed. Ever since then he had learnt to admire and appreciate Mr. Howse's good qualities more and more. It was very gratifying to realise that for all these years they had been able to work together as employers and workman, their relations being most cordial, and there being full confidence between them, each endeavouring to act loyally and with consideration towards the other. He was quite sure Mr. Howse had always found in Mr. J. Catley a very good and true friend. They realised how many there were who had been associated with the firm for a very long period, and it was very gratifying to them to realise that it had been possible for them to work together, and how, partly due to a fair and reasonable amount of prosperity, it had been possible to keep so many men continuously in employment. He was quite convinced that where there was goodwill and a real desire to act fairly and honourably by one another, the relationships between employers and workman were quite as good today as ever they were. (Applause). Of course they were not in all cases; they never had been and never would be, because of human nature; but so far as they were personally concerned, let them see that their relations were as good, if not better, than in the past, that mutual consideration for the interests and welfare for one another prevailed, and then he believed their prosperity would be assured, both as employers and as manual workers. (Applause)

      The directors were glad to have that opportunity of joining with them in expressing good wishes to Mr. Howse, in whom the firm had had the greatest confidence, and who had also been held in the highest esteem by his fellow-employees. (Applause).

      Mr Harry Collier and Mr. A. J. Catley added their cordial tributes to Mr. Howse.

      Mr. Chadwick and Mr. W. Lovelock then handed to Mr. Howse a handsomely made armchair, with their good wishes. Mr. Catley mentioned that Mr. Lovelock was a member of a family who had been associated with the firm for generations.

      Mr. Howse, who was cordially received, gave the gathering as a motto, "Keep going." He said he was proud of the firm and the position they held in the county. Mr. Howse gave some interesting reminiscences of his association with the firm and of the schemes they had carried through, and after cordially thanking all concerned for their great kindness, extended a cordial invitation to those present to come over to Silchester to see "the Midgham fossils." (Loud laughter).

      A most entertaining programme was sustained by Mr. H. J. Collier, Mr. R. H. Collier (who was very cordially recalled), Mr. W. A. Chadwick, Mr. Will Hives, Mr. Treleaven, Mr. Jack Golding, and others. Mr. W. Morgan was the accompanist. The arrangements were in the able hands of Mr. W. A. Chadwick.

      During the evening a flashlight picture of Mr. Howse in his armchair, with the directors and a number of the oldest employees, was taken for the "Chronicle" and appears elsewhere.

      from Reading (or Berkshire) Chronicle - date unknown, but c1922
    Person ID I6645  ONS
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2016 

    Father James House,   b. Abt 1805, Little Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1873, Little Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Mary Richardson,   b. Abt 1805, Little Milton, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1889, Little Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1828  St Peter, Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Family ID F8479  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emma Fanny Lovell,   b. 13 Mar 1848, Leamington Priors, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1903, 180 Caversham Road, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Abt Aug 1874  Reading RD, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Married 5 Sep 1874  St John, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Richard Howes / Emma Fanny Lovell MC
    Richard Howes / Emma Fanny Lovell MC
    Witness 5 Sep 1874  [1
    • Attribute Value: James Turner
    Witness 5 Sep 1874  [1
    • Attribute Value: Mary Sawkins
    Children 
    +1. James Richard Howes,   b. Abt Aug 1875, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1933, Silchester, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    +2. Albert John Howes,   b. 12 Sep 1876, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1959, Basingstoke RD, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Fanny Maria Howes,   b. 4 Feb 1879, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1967, Basingstoke RD, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Edith Mary Howes,   b. 29 Jun 1882, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1973, Reading RD, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +5. Frederick Ernest Howes,   b. 20 May 1884, 17 Mount Pleasant, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1966, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +6. William Henry Howes,   b. Abt May 1886, Reading RD, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1952, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +7. Edward Charles Howes,   b. Abt Aug 1888, Reading RD, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1934, 17 Mount Pleasant, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F8079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bessie Jane Willoughby,   b. 21 Feb 1882, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1947, Kingsclere RD, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Abt Nov 1905  Reading RD, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Married 23 Dec 1905  St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Reading, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Richard Howes / Bessie Jane Willoughby MC
    Richard Howes / Bessie Jane Willoughby MC
    Witness 23 Dec 1905  [1
    • Attribute Value: Tim Childs
    Witness 23 Dec 1905  [1
    • Attribute Value: Alice Clark
    Children 
    +1. Helen Mabel Howes,   b. 2 Apr 1908, Midgham, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1970, Basingstoke RD, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F6364  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1847 - Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1848 - Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1848 - Little Haseley, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt Nov 1848 - Thame RD, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1848 - Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 24 Dec 1848 - St Peter, Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 30 Mar 1851 - Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Apr 1861 - Great Haseley, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Apr 1871 - Little Haseley, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Aug 1874 - Reading RD, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Sep 1874 - St John, Reading, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 5 Apr 1891 - 17 Mount Pleasant, Reading, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 31 Mar 1901 - 180 Caversham Road, Reading, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Nov 1905 - Reading RD, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1905 - St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Reading, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Age: 89y - Abt Aug 1938 - Basingstoke RD, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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  • BirthCerts
    Richard Howes BC
    Richard Howes BC

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Marriage cert.

    2. [S4] 1881 census.

    3. [S480] BMD register (England & Wales) - deaths - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    4. [S5] 1891 census.

    5. [S6] 1901 census.

    6. [S217] Marriage record - daughter.

    7. [S218] Marriage record - son.

    8. [S156] 1911 census - UK.

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

    10. [S2] 1851 census.

    11. [S476] BMD register (England & Wales) - births - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    12. [S11] Birth cert.

    13. [S66] Parish Register Transcript, Great Haseley St Peter, Oxfordshire.

    14. [S3] 1861 census.

    15. [S542] 1871 census.

    16. [S13] Birth cert - Son.

    17. [S461] Death report - spouse.

    18. [S52] Marriage cert - Son.

    19. [S168] Newspaper Article, from Reading (or Berkshire) Chronicle - date unknown, but c1922.

    20. [S20] Death cert.

    21. [S1132] Oxford FHS marriages.