Hougham, Solomon

Hougham, Solomon

Male 1599 - 1658  (~ 59 years)

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  • Name Hougham, Solomon 
    Christened 1 Jan 1599  Weddington Ash Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Nov 1658 
    Buried St Marys Sandwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Solomon Hougham
    Solomon Hougham

    • Matric. pens. from MAGDALENE, Easter, 1617. Doubtless s. of Richard, of Ash, Sandwich, Kent. Bapt. there, Jan. 1, 1599-1600. Mayor of Sandwich, 1639. Married, at Birchington, Kent, Dec. 6, 1619, Mary Beake, of Northbourne. Died 1659. (Vis. of Kent; Hasted, IV. 231; H. G. Harrison.)

      Ireland has him as son of Michael and Judith Austen. Given that Michael died 1583 and Solomon was born 1599
      . This is impossible.

      A solomon is clearly included in the will of Richard 7 Oct 1606 - RY

      Mayor of Sandwich 1639.

      He is recorded on Knights visitation of Kent 1619-1621 as son of Richard.
      He is recorded on Knights visitation of Kent 1663 as Solomon Hougham of Ash " with his marriage to Mary Beake
      and his son Henry of Ash who signs the statement.
      He is recorded in register of Baptisms of Ash church 1600 Jan 1 Solomon son of Richard Hougham.
      He is recorded on the allegation for his marriage licence, Canterbury thus "Solomon Hougham of Northbourne , gentleman bachelor about 20 years and Mary Beake of same parish maiden about 21 years her parents being all of them dead married at Birchington, 4 December 1619
      He purchased the manor of Shelving (Alias Woodnesbury) in Eastry in 1632 and died of the plague in 1658. He was succeded by his eldest son Richard.
      He is recorded in the will of his sister Ann which was proved 21 Jan 1661. She also mentions his son Henry father of his grandson Solomon. Thus" Solomon Hougham, son of my nephew Henry Hougham"
      He is recorded on the will of his son Solomon of Barton Court Canterbury dated 7 July 1694 who desires to be buried near" my late father and mother in the chancel of the parish church of St Mary;s Sandwich" The will which covers five sheets mentions the other children of Solomon and Mary thus" I give unto my nephew Charles Hougham son of my brother Henry Hougham deceased ?1000 To my brother ijn Law Thomas Harvey and to my sister Ann his wife" etc.
      The will shows the course by which Barton Court was inherited by Charles, the son of Henry

      His memorial is a monument in St Marys Church Sandwich and reads" In memory of Solomon Hougham mayor of this town 1639 who dyed 27 Nov 1658 age 59. and of Mary his wife buried 19 January 1641 also of Richard Hougham his eldest son buried 26 Apr 1662 and lastly of Solomon Hougham Esq 2nd son, merchant of London and High Sherriff of Kent 1696 who died a bachelor 16 March 1697 in his 73 rd year of his age" " Both the Indies both the poles nay both the worlds knew his traffic, justice and his country too. Giving all on earth the heavenly pearl obtained he lived with profit and he died with gain".

      Died of the plague at Sandwich. As no victim of the plague was allowed to be buried in a church the law was hedged a little by placing him in a doorway in St Marys Church. After bricking up the inside of the doorway into the church his remains followed and then finally the outside of the doorway was bricked up leaving him buried neither inside or outside the church. Evidence remains today as does a brass plate inside the church

      Note.(M.H.Pratt) Pay no attention to "A Forgotten Past"by F. H. Suckling on arrangement of this family-she offers no proof for her connections. The arrangement on other side is taken from College of Arms.Heraldy.and Parish Registers,extracts from Wills, etc.all authentic sources.Solomon Hougham purchased the manor of Shelving-which he owned when he died.

      Registers of Birchington 1539-1675. Cant.Mar Lic. The one gives mar. date as 4 Sep.l6l9,the other gives 20 Mar.l62l. Solomon, the son .merchant .trading to East Indies-Court proceedings in 1680. -purchased Barton Court .Canterbury , alias longport. In his will he left 14 pound to be paid annually -4 shilling every Sunday in penny loaves to the poor, and 12 shillings on Xmas day each year in same manner ,( in 1898 this bread is still piled up on a table every Sunday morning in St Mary's and distributed, after service.) Solomon was heir to Barton Court ,but having NO MALES to inherit from him, it had to go to his brother Henry. Hasted says Solomon D.S.P 1697
      , Henry-the brother who inherited Barton Court also had a son Solomon who inherited, but lacking MALE HEIRS could not retain it and pass it on. The will of his Uncle Solomon designated. MALE HEIRS ,so it was inherited by his brother Charles Note Hasted says "Solomon died S P. -"but he had three daughters-probably because he did not retain Barton .historians concluded he died S. P.

      Public Ptecord Office London. 448/54 Chancery Proceedings series II. Sandwich ,K.ent. 1646. Huffam V. Mantle. Huffam Solomon,of Sandwich.Kent.gent.and Knight. Mildred, an infant under 2l, by Platt Robert, her Guardian, against Mantle.Richard and Elizabeth, his wife , -concerning the estate of Edward Knight , late of Woodnesborough.gent. the manor of Shelvinge ,100 acres.etc. in Woodnesborough in Eastry ,Kent, yearly value of 140 pound, mortgaged by indenture 20 April Charles (1631) to. Beake Thomas ,of Bcakesbourne Kent, gent, Knight died intestate leaving issue, Mantle .Elizabeth, wife of Richard of Woodnesborough, yeoman.
      Butcher'. Mary, since married to John, gent. Knight. Susan, and the plaintiff Mildred. -Rebecca, widow of said Edward Knight . -.-Susan conveyed her right in the estate to Solomon Ilougham — plaintiff who sues for equity of redemption.

      From Boy's Collection for "A History of Sandwich"page 324. and to be found in St Mary's Church, Sandwich, Kent.In the Chancel against the South wall is a handsome monument of marble.with the following arms and inscription.Quarterly two coats, Argent 5 chevronels sable for HOUGHAM.Per pale az. and gu.a lion rampant,argentt for—
      "In memory of Solomon Hougham mayor of this town 1639 who died , November the 27th 1658 aged 59 years, and of Mary, his wife buried 19th Jany 1641,and also of Richard Hougham his eldest son buried 26 April 1662,and lastly of Solomon Hougham Esq. his second son.a merchant of London,and High Sheriff of the County of Kent 1696. who dyed a bachelor March 16, 1696-7.in his 73rd year of his age." "Both Indies,both the Poles,may both worlds know,his traffick,Justice, and his bounty too.Giving all on earth the heavenly pearl t'obtaln, He lived with profit and he died with gain."—Solomon Hougham,neph. heir and sole executor to the last deceased. Caused this monument to be erected,who departed this life October 1714 in the 58th year of his age."

      Manor of Shelving

      Four years after the taking of this survey, the bishop was disgraced, and all his estates were confiscated to the crown; after which the seignoryof these estates was granted, among others, to the family of Crevequer, and made a part of their barony, which consisted of lands assigned by the Conqueror, for his assistance in the defence of Dover castle, and were held of the king by barony.
      Of the Crevequers, as chief lords of the fee; these estates were again held by the family of Malmaines, who were succeeded in one part of them, afterwards called the manor of Woodnesborough, by one of the name of St. Ledger; and in the other, then called Selinge, by owners of the same name; and at the latter end of king Henry III's reign, Nicholas de Selinge, and the heirs of John St. Ledger, as appears by the book of knight's fees in the Exchequer, held them by knight's service; the arms of St. Leger, being Azure, a fret, argent, a chief, or, were formerly in the windows of this church, of Hamo de Crevequer; the part of the formerdescended to John de Shelving, for so the name as well as the estate was then called, and he erected a mansion on it for his residence, which afterwards bore the name of Shelving, and died possessed of it in the 4th year of king Edward III. leaving the possession of it to his wife Benedicta, daughter and coheir of Robert de Hougham, of Hougham, near Dover. The part of the latter descended to Edward de St. Ledger, on whose death, his son Thomas de St. Ledger succeeded to it, who with Benedicta de Shelving possessed this estate in the 20th year of that reign. From St. Ledger the manor of Woodneshorough afterwards passed by sale into the name of White, one of whom, Robert White, died possessed of it in the 12th year of king Henry VIII. and from Shelving, the estate of Shelving was afterwards alienated to Dynely, or Dingley, as the name was variously called and spelt; and in king Henry VIII's reign Henry Dynely was in possession of it; at which time it paid ward to Dover castle. After which their respective heirs joined in the sale of both to Knight; from which time I find no further mention of the manor of Woodnesborough, but of the manor of Shelving only, which in the beginning of king Charles I.'s reign was the property of Edward Knight, gent. who died in 1632, leaving two daughters his coheirs, who seem to have divided this estate between them; that part, with the manor and court-lodge, still retaining the name of Shelving; the other, from its situation, taking the name of Churchgate sarm. This latter estate afterwards came at length into the possession of Christopher Ernest Kien, esq. lieut. colonel of the horse guards, who died possessed of it in 1744; upon which it descended to George Cousemaker, esq. whose widow Mary marrying Sir Thomas Pym Hales, bart. he became possessed of it, and died in 1773; upon which his widow, dame Mary Hales, above-mentioned, is now again possessed of it for her life; after which it will descend to her son by her first husband, lieut. colonel George Cousemaker.
      The manor of Shelving was very soon afterwards sold to Solomon Hougham, gent. of Sandwich, who died possessed of it in 1658. He was a younger son of Richard Hougham, of Weddington, in Ash, by Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Sanders, gent. of Norborne; from whose youngest son Henry, descended the Houghams, of St. Martin's, in Canterbury, which branch of the Houghams bear for their arms, Or, five chevronels, sable. Solomon Hougham above-mentioned, was succeeded in it by his eldest son Richard Hougham, gent. of the same place, who died possessed of it in 1662; not long after which, it appears to have passed into the possession of John Grove, gent. of Tunstall, in right of Mildred his wife, who died in 1677. (fn. 1) After which it descended to his grandson Richard Grove, esq. formerly of Cambridge, but afterwards of the Temple, London, who dying unmarried a few years ago, and having no near relations, devised it, with the greatest part of his estates, to Mr. William Jemmett, gent. of Ashford, and William Marshall, the latter of whom, on a division of these estates, is now become the sole possessor of it. A court baron is held for this manor.

      From: 'Parishes: Woodnesborough', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 10 (1800), pp. 121-144. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63617&strquery=hougham. Date accessed: 05 December 2007.
    Person ID I153  Hougham
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2006 

    Father Hougham, Richard
              c. 4 Jun 1574
              bur. 6 Oct 1606, A sh Church Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Mother Sanders, Elizabeth
              b. Northbourne Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1661 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beake, Mary
              b. 1598
              d. 19 Jan 1641  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1619 
     1. Hougham, Richard
              b. 1622
              d. 1662  (Age 40 years)
     2. Hougham, Solomon
              b. 1623, Ash Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Mar 1696  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Hougham, Ann
              b. 1626, Ash Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Sep 1716  (Age 90 years)
     4. Hougham, Edward
              c. 17 Nov 1626, Ash Find all individuals with events at this location
              bur. 15 Sep 1630, Stourmouth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
    +5. Hougham, Henry
              b. 1632
              d. 1694  (Age 62 years)
     6. Hougham, Elizabeth
              c. 3 Sep 1620, Stourmouth Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Hougham, Henry
              c. 12 Oct 1628, Stourmouth Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Hougham, George
              c. 12 Oct 1628, Stourmouth Find all individuals with events at this location
              bur. 3 Sep 1630  (Age ~ 1 years)
     9. Hougham, Anne
              c. 5 Jun 1631, Stourmouth Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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