Hougham, Solomon

Hougham, Solomon

Male 1656 - 1714  (58 years)

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  • Name Hougham, Solomon 
    Born 1656  Ash Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Oct 1714 
    Buried 29 Oct 1714  St Marys Sandwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Solomon Hougham
    Solomon Hougham
    • Left money by Aunt Anne

      Of Ash Owned Barton manor but on his death having no male heirs, the manor passed to brother Charles

      A Goldsmith

      Inherited Barton Court 6 March 1699, Lands at Woodnesborough, Eastry.

      Freeman of City of Canterbury 1702

      Administrator for estate of brother John.

      Buried chancel of St Marys Sandwich

      Irelands History has him as son of William and Susan Clark.

      Barton Court passed brother Charles

      Historians all say Solomon died DSP which is an error, fact is he did inherit and reside in Barton Court but according to Uncle Solomons will 1697 only male heirs could inherit it " Reaching down or across 10 generations or moves - the eldest always preferred first"- so as Solomon only had 3 daughters no males he could not retain it. so it passed to his brother Charles who by now had a son Charles who was next heir so it was concluded Solomon died DSP. Then a greater error followed when a forgotten past placed Solomon as son of William of London - MHP

      In a "Forgotten Past" Solomon Hougham is charted as son of William Hougham and Susan Clark.This is an error for the following reasons.If this is the Solomon born 1694 as the Author claims,then he could not be son of William for William was dead in 1682. Furthermore in 1717 Frances,son of William makes an oath that "He is the only surviving son,and only son to have issue." This statement is proven by various documents and historians.
      Further proof—it was the children of Henry Hougham and Elizabeth Naylor who were the possessors and in heritors of Barton Court because it could be only inherited by male descendants-according to the Will of Solomon. Although Solomon(who md Midred Milles)was older than Charles,he did NOT INHERIT to pass on to his children,because he ONLY HAD DAUGHTERS. This is the point the Author of A Forgotten Past got confused and gave Solomon to wrong parents and place. She called him a cousin to the Barton inheritors, which he could not be if he was giyen to William and Susan* The Houghams of Barton and the children of William and Susan were about six generations from one common ancestor-all recognition of cousinship long lost sight of.
      Note by M.H.Pratt;-The above explanation is noted here to guard anyone in future from altering these Group Sheets—if by chance they read "A Forgotten Past"and think an error is recorded here, follow sworn documents for proof and accept nothing that is surmised and not proven.

      This is the will of Solomon But why does he call himself draper?

      The twelfth day of May AD 1713, I Solomon Hougham citizen and draper of London being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say firstly my soul I commit to the most merciful God and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried according to the discretion of my executors hereafter named but as privately as can be. And as touching and concerning all such lands goods and chattels and personal estate whatsoever as it hath or shall so please God to bless me with at the time of my decease ( after the debts by me justly owing and my funeral charges defrayed) I give unto my loving wife over and above her third according to the custom of the City of London one moiety or half part of all my plate. The other two thirds of all my estate I give to my three daughters Mary Mildred and Sarah Hougham to be divided equally amongst them but in case of further issue then such issue to have an equal share with them. Item I give devise and bequeath unto my said three daughters all my lands in Ash and Winsborough now or late in the several xxx of John May and Richard Gillow or their under tenants to hold the same to them for ever to share and share alike in the county of Kent and I do make and appoint my loving wife Mildred Hougham sole and alone executrix of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and make void all former wills by me made and do appoint those xxxx only to stand in witness my hand and seal the day and year above written. ( Solomon Hougham) Sealed published and declared by the testator for and as his last will and testament in the presence of us after the interlining those words ( of all my estate)- William Hughes Dorothy Legg Joshua Bryan

      Hougham, Solomon, citizen and draper CLA/002/02/01/3016 1714 - 1742
      These documents are held at Corporation of London Records Office
      Related information: See Common Serjeant's Book Vol. 6, folio 23
      Contents: Mildred, widow of; Mary, married daughter of; Mildred, orphan of; Sarah, orphan of
    Person ID I317  Hougham
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2002 

    Father Hougham, Henry
              b. 1632
              d. 1694  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Naylor, Elizabeth
              b. Abt 1634, Wenvell Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1656  St Mary Bredin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Milles, MIldred
              d. 1727 
    Married 16 Oct 1694  St Martins Dulwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Living
    +2. Hougham, Sarah
              b. 1708
              d. 17 Jan 1748  (Age 40 years)
    +3. Hougham, Mary
              b. Abt 1705
    Family ID F170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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