Hougham, Solomon

Male 1746 - 1818  (72 years)


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  • Name Hougham, Solomon 
    Born 1746 
    Christened 30 Apr 1746  All Saints Edmonton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Aug 1818 
    Buried St Botolphs Aldersgate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Of Aldergate street London Jeweller

      Owned 137 and 138 Aldersgate Street London and lived in 19 Charterhouse Street

      A register of Silversmiths and Goldsmiths records

      Son of Solomon Hougham free by redemption 7 June 1786 as goldsmith. He was already an established worker since Henry son of Henry Hougham was apprenticed to him in 1789. He was elected to livery, February 1791. Partner with Charles Hougham from 1790 the latter dying 18 January 1793. First mark entered as plateworker 1 February 1793 Address Aldersgate Street. Second Mark (two sizes) 6 February 1793. Third Mark (two sizes) 13 November 1812. Fourth mark in partnership with Solomon Royes and John East Dix 13 September 1817, Address 138 Aldersgate Street. The partnership apparently dissolved by 19 September1818 when Royes and Dix entered a separate joint mark. Hougham died between 1818 and 1822 ( actually 17 Aug 1818 hence dissolvement of partnership - RY) His marks should be distinguished from those of Samuel Hennell.

      In the name of God Amen. I Solomon Hougham of Aldersgate Street London and of Charterhouse Square in the county of Middlesex merchant being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament I request that I may be buried in my family vault in St Botolph Aldersgate Church and I will and trust that all my just debts and funeral expenses with the charges of proving and executing this my will be fully paid and satisfied then I give and appoint unto my dear sister Sarah Royes of Canterbury for and during her natural life one clear annuity or yearly sum of One Hundred pounds of lawful British money to be paid to her in four quarterly payments viz. on the twenty-fifth day of March the twenty-fourth day of June the twenty-ninth day of September and the twenty-fifth day of December in every year the first payment thereof to be made upon such of the said dates of payment as shall first happen next after my decease and I will that the said annuity shall be free of all control of any husband which she now has or that she may have and her receipt alone shall be a proper discharge and I charge my two freehold houses to wit no 137 and 138 in Aldersgate Street with payment of the said annuity and I give unto my said sister the same powers of distress and entry for recovery of the said annuity in case the same shall be in arrear and unpaid as she would be entitled to by law for recovery of rents in arrear I also give and bequeath the following legacies to wit To my dear brother Henry Hougham of Tenterden Kent Surgeon One Thousand pounds and if my said brother shall depart this life before he shall receive the said legacy of One Thousand pounds I direct the same to be divided equally between such of his children as shall be then living and I further give unto my said brothers children to wit to Josiah Hougham to Amelia Hougham to Eliza Huntley and to Ralph Hougham Three Hundred pounds each and to Mary Hougham junior Five Hundred pounds to Robert Harry Sparks of St John Street Middlesex according to my promise to his late wife Ann Sparks Three Thousand pounds to William Ward one of my journeymen Five Hundred pounds to John Yelloby of Finsbury Square Doctor of Physic one hundred pounds to Mary Royes to Samuel Tyssen and to Sophia his wife to Sarah Yelloby to Thomas Sparks the elder and to Robert Harry Sparks and to John Sparks twenty guineas each for a ring as a small token of my affectionate regard for them to Solomon Royes junior and to his sister Lydia Sanigear One Hundred pounds each to John East Dix if he shall be living in my partnership at the time of my decease One Thousand pounds to Aldersgate Ward Charity School One Hundred to the General Dispensary in Aldersgate Street Fifty pounds to twelve poor widows living in the parish of St Botolph Aldersgate Three pounds each to William xxx if living in my service in Aldersgate Street one Hundred pounds to each of my journeymen of seven years standing and upwards who at the time of my decease shall work in my factory in Aldersgate Street Five guineas and to each of those under seven years standing Two guineas to each of my God children nineteen guineas to each of my downstair servants in Charterhouse Square mourning and further to Mary Brown for her long and faithful service sixty pounds to Eleanor Robinson nineteen guineas to Jonathan Crown thirty pounds and lastly I give and devise all my freehold estate to wit my two houses nos 137 and 138 in Aldersgate also my leasehold estate in Half Moon Court adjoining to my said freehold estate in Aldersgate Street also my leasehold dwelling house No 19 Charterhouse Square also my leasehold House in Grove Lane Camberwell and all the rest and residue of my estate and effects both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever subject to the aforesaid annuity and testamentary bequests unto my nephew Solomon Royes the elder of Aldersgate Street London goldsmith his heirs executors administrators and assigns and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the aforesaid John xxx and the aforesaid Solomon Royes the elder executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other will and wills by me at anytime herebefor made and I do declare this to be my last will and testament in witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-third day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen (SH) signed sealed published and declared by the within named testator Solomon Hougham as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other George Frederick Blogg James Edward Blogg Aldersgate Street Henry Piper 79 Little Britain

      NB All the stock which at my death shall stand in my name as treasurer of the General Dispensary in the three percent reduced bank annuities is the property of the said General Dispensary and I direct the same to be immediately transferred into such names in trust for that charity as the committee shall appoint dated 23rd February 1818 -Solomon Hougham

      Appeared personally John East Dix of Aldersgate Street London goldsmith and Richard Smith of Basinghall Street London gentleman and made oath that they knew and were acquainted with Solomon Hougham late of Charterhouse Square London merchant deceased for sometime before and to the period of his death and have several times seen him write and write and subscribe his name to writings whereby they have acquired a knowledge of his manner and character of handwriting and subscription and having now viewed the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be and contain a codicil to the last will and testament of the said deceased the said codicil beginning thus NB all the stock which at my death shall stand in my name ending thus as the committee shall appoint dated 23rd February 1818 and thus subscribed Solomon Hougham


      BENJAMIN BRIND, theft: simple grand larceny, 19 Feb 1800.
      The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18000219-9
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      Trial Summary:
      Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny <http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/history/crime/crimes.html>,
      Punishment Type: imprisonment : House of Correction <http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/history/crime/punishment.html>, fine <http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/history/crime/punishment.html>, (Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
      Verdict: Guilty <http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/history/crime/verdicts.html>,
      Other trials on 19 Feb 1800 <http://hri.shef.ac.uk/db/bailey/dprocess.jsp?dc=18000219>
      Name search for: BENJAMIN BRIND <http://hri.shef.ac.uk/db/bailey/pprocess.jsp?p_link=&s_typ=exa&p_sur=BRIND&p_giv=BENJAMIN&p_ali=&p_occ=&p_type=&p_gen=&a_month=&b_month=&a_year=&b_year=>,
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      <http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/facsimiles/1800s/180002190010.html> See original <http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/facsimiles/1800s/180002190010.html>
      Original Text:
      168. BENJAMIN BRIND was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 12th of February, twelve silver tea spoons, value 30s. the property of Solomon Hougham.
      DAVID PERRYMAN sworn. - I am a pawnbroker, No. 92, St. Martin's lane; I manage the business of Berry and Patmore: On Wednesday evening last, between eight and nine o'clock, the prisoner offered six tea spoons to pledge; I asked him where he lived; he told me he lived at No.12, Castle-street, that he kept a house, and that he was a jeweller by trade; from his manner of answering these questions, I suspected him, and sent my lad to the house to enquire; and while he was gone, the prisoner wanted very much to go, but I would not let him go till he returned; I asked him how he came by the spoons; he said he bought them at a shop in the Strand; I asked him if he could take me to the shop where he bought them; and he said he could not; he then said he did not live in Castle-street, and went out of the box; I ran round, and locked the door, and took him into the shop; I suspected he was the servant of some silversmith; I told him he need not hesitate, for I knew the mark upon the back of the spoons, I told him they belonged to Mr. Hougham; he said if I would let him go, he would take the spoons and put them from whence he took them; he said that he lived with Mr. Hougham, and hoped I would let him go, for it was the first time he had ever taken any thing; I told him I could not let him go; I sent for an officer, and he was taken into custody; the officer searched him in my presence; he said he had nothing more about him; but in his pocket he found eleven duplicates, eight of them were of spoons, which he said he had taken from his master.
      SOLOMON HOUGHAM sworn. - I live in Aldersgate-street, I am a very large manufacturer of gold and silver plate: I have lately lost a considerable quantity of spoons out of the manufactory; last Thursday morning a messenger came to my house, to inform me that a man was stopped, and that I might see him at Bow-street, with some of my property; I went to Bow-street, and saw the prisoner there, and the spoons that are produced; I know them to be my property, they are in an unfinished state, never having been completely manufactured; they have the initials of my name at the back, and likewise the workman's mark, two dots, underneath; the prisoner worked for me several years.
      Q. Had you missed these spoons? - A. Yes, I had; I have here no less than fifty duplicates, eleven of them were taken from his person, and the rest from his clothes in his trunk; they consist of fifteen dozen of spoons, among other things.
      BENJAMIN-BAILEY THOROGOOD sworn. - I work at Mr. Hougham's: These spoons are my work, they were taken out of my box where my work is kept, I missed them last Tuesday evening; they were in the box on the Saturday before.
      Prisoner's defence. I have nothing to say.
      GUILTY (Aged 54.)
      Confined six months in the House of Correction, and fined 1s.
      Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ROOKE.



      HUGH CHARLES, theft : burglary, 28th April, 1802.
      The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18020428-115
      <http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/facsimiles/1800s/180204280094.html> See original <http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/facsimiles/1800s/180204280094.html>
      Trial Summary:
      Crime(s): theft : burglary <http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/history/crime/crimes.html>,
      Verdict: Not Guilty <http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/history/crime/verdicts.html>,
      Other trials on 28 Apr 1802 <http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/db/bailey/dprocess.jsp?dc=18020428>
      Name search for: HUGH CHARLES <http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/luceneweb/hri3/hitlist_20050804.jsp?mode=bailey&table=name&surname=CHARLES&surname_type=exact&given=HUGH&alias=&occupation=&sin=&context=&gender=&min_month=00&min_year=&max_month=13&max_year=>,
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      Original Text:
      380. HUGH CHARLES was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Solomon Hougham , about the hour of three in the night of the 23d of February, and burglariously stealing twelve ounces of silver shilings; value 3l. the property of the said Solomon Hougham .
      There being no evidence to shew that the property was ever in the possession of the prisoner, he was ACQUITTED .
      London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.



      [no title] MS 11936/424/727092 21 January 1802
      These documents are held at Guildhall Library
      Contents: Insured: Soloman Hougham, 19 Charter House Square, merchant Other property or occupiers: 43 and 44 Cannon Street (Messrs. Bowers, comb makers)

      Granted a patent for newly invented spring clasps for buckles lockets and other ornaments of dress Dec 19 1804
    Person ID I569  Hougham
    Links To This person is also Solomon Hougham in the tree "Roy~Royes" at Roy~Royes Family Links 
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2014 

    Father Hougham, Solomon
              b. 1704, Bromley Find all individuals with events at this location
              bur. 18 Dec 1780, St Botolph Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Hunt, Lydia
              b. 1706, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Jan 1789, Islington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1739  St Dionis Backchurch Bromley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane
              b. 1741
              d. 1 Jan 1812  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1801 
    Family ID F291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Hougham family monument
    Hougham family monument
    St Botolph's Church, Aldersgate, London, England - note the Hougham arms on top of the monument

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