Huffam, Rachel Ann

Female 1796 - 1870  (73 years)


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  • Name Huffam, Rachel Ann 
    Born 5 May 1796 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Apr 1870  Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Extract from a letter from Miss Rachel Ann Huffam "I have a curious old newspaper called the The London Daily post and General Advertiser which Grandmama told me bore the date of the day on which grandpapa was born (1st Dec 1737) I also have a memo in his handwriting of a notice of a farm of the manor of Huffam for sale.....I will transcribe it and enclose... You are aware that grandpapas father married the daughter of a Earl of Beverley whose title and lands was confiscated from not taking the oath of allegiance to the reigning monarch (George 1 ) as I believe they were Roman Catholics...Grandpapa having once found Papistical relics in his mothers drawers and destroyed them.

      The Earls family mansion Grandmama told me was in St James Square. I suppose after the earl and Countess death the daughter was reduced in circumstances and had to marry a substantial citizen of London Town. She is buried in Limehouse Churchyard but was too proud to have the name put on a tombstone so Grandmama said. If I am not mistaken I once heard our grt grandfather was a tallow chandler! Trade in those days was less despised than in the present one of merchant princes Our dear grand( ?) had legitimate right to his name, ther is no doubt of that and was always highly respected. "...."He had a cousin named Joseph Huffam whom Uncle Seymour used to jest about as the Rag Merchant of Rotherhithe

      My grandfather had a brother Josiah and a son Josiah.....Willoughby once met 2 .......Mr huffams in the Isle of Wight, the one a rertired tailor, the other an engraver in London, they came from Maidstone in Kent. They spoke of the family but said they were such a proud lot, they did not care to have further intercourse. It appears a Pipe of Portwine had been sent to them that had been addressed to Christopher Huffam and they sought out Uncle Seymour to mention the mistake and he treated them rather brusquely. This offended them very much and they could not forget it. How it ended I did not hear. it was some time ago",...."When you come this way you might take a walk to Carshalton and look at the archives of ancient records there of the Huffams. I think Dover branch must be ours from the memo of the farm"
    Person ID I694  Hougham
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2009 

    Father Huffam, Christopher
              b. 23 Aug 1771, Garford St London Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Apr 1839, Stepney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Squire, Mary Austin
              b. 1776
              d. 8 Aug 1806  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 1795  Stoke Damerel Plymouth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart