Huffam, William Stanley

Male 1857 - 1938  (80 years)


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  • Name Huffam, William Stanley 
    Born 24 Oct 1857  Lambeth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1938  Norwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • On 1871 census as living with parents Telegraph Clerk

      On 1891 census as living at 36 Fallon Road Heaton Norris Secretary to Limited Company

      Mechanical Engineer

      Copy of a letter sent by William Stanley Huffam to Leonard William Huffam-and by him to Edward Valentine Huffam and by him to Marian H.Pratt.
      25 Nov,1934 —— Blue Door, Durham Higher Road,Norwich,England Dear Mr Huffam, . " I cannot give you any help as regards the John Huffam from whom your cousin- ——— Branch has come, there seems to be a missing link, although I go back in the direct line to Solomon Huffam, b. 1704 there is a want of record as to his father — there is the traditions that there has always been a Solomon in the direct line, and that the family came from Kent to London, where they were mer-chants and ship owners, also that Barton Court was theirs and that they had been deprived of it in some illegal way. There is the tradition that brothers Stephen and Michael gambled away the titles, deeds they had no male issue, and the younger brother was our ancestor- Solomon." 28 Nov.1934, ' .
      " Following up my previous letter-I am sorry I cannot help you about the John Huffam-birth and death not given. When a young man,my grandfather Solomon, the son of Christopher Huffam l77l-1839 was alive, also his sisters Rachel and Loretta and I heard a lot from them,and I have a lot of correspondence with the Foords ,who cama from Loretta Huffam."
      My Grandfather told me that his grandfather was Solomon 1736-1804 who was the oldest son of Solomon 1704-1780, but he never told me who that Solomon came from. Other members of the Huffams and connections have tried to find this out but it cannot be settled. Some say it was Jarvis the brothers Stephen and Michael I was told died without male issue. Your tree gives simply Elizabeth as the wife of old Solomon-but it is said to be Elizabeth-the Countess of Beverley, widow of the Earl of Beverley, who was exempted and the estate consfiscated. He was a Roman Catholic plotter • If you care to extend the Christopher Huffam-Squire pedigree, and you and I hope will not mind our claim to be in the direct line, the Robert de Houghams 1256-I give it you as follows;-'1
      Christopher Huffam-md-Mary Austen Squire 1771-1839 1776-180.6
      Solomon Huffam-md-LouisaTaylor 1797-1881 - d. 1841
      Frederick Thomas-md-IsabellaWelch 1828-1849 1833-

      Solomon Charles Frederick William Stanley
      1854-1884.D.S.P. 1856- 1857-
      md Maud Estill md Georgina Welch.
      It will interest you to know that we have been approached from local sources to contest the claims of the Sandys ,Cheshyre branch, but have declined to do so-this was some years ago. I have noted in my papers that you are the descendant of a considerable branch of the Huffams and had a very detailed pedigree going back to John Huffam, probably of about the date of old Solomon Huffam 1704-1780.
      Those papers may on my death become into possession of Ralph Huffam, he has the original painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence of Christopher huffam, a copy of which appeared in the "Dickensian" also in the Sphere"
      signed William Stanley Huffam,

      Extracts from letters of William Stanley Huffam,Blue Door.Upper Dereham Road.Norwich.-25 July,1935; "I am 3rd son of Frederick Thomas Huffam, oldest son of Solomon,oldest son of Christopher 1771-1839,(Godfather of Charles John Huffam Dickens)—In 1876 I was living in London,and frequently saw my Grandfather Solomon,his sister Rachel was alive,an eccentric old maid,living by herself in London.-she died a year or so after."then William Stanley gave me the family groups as listed in this record-of his line.adding that"Seymour is still alive"."Christopher md,had several sons in Manchester;Rlohard md had several children in Swindon??-we did not keep in touch with these branches.——On our own branch we look on Charles Frederick as CHIEF OF THE CLAN,as will his only son Ralph be.——There is a tale of my Grandfather being Gentleman in waiting to King Henry IV.—The Yorkshire Huffams are from William,the brother of Christopher l77l-l839,the Berwick Branch trace back to a John Huffam,about the time of old Solomon,but whose father is not known." sincerely W.S.Huffam.

      l935.Sept.28.another letter from W.S.Huffam."Solomon 1704-l780md the WIDOW of the Earl of Beverly who was executed as a rebel,and his property confiscated.""As regards the Christopher Huffam who shared with his brother con­siderable property.My Grandfather Solomon used to speak of this property in Kent,as gambled away."——I think that you will find that the Josiah Huffam,brother of Solomon is not legitamate.see copy of family bible which I send you.—the William Huffam was the brother of Christopher 1772-1777 (error should be 1772-1839) and he left London and founded the Yorkshire Branch."

      Probably the WS Huffam in the 1909 1910 phone book of 29 Broomfield Road Heaton Moor

      Left £473 10s 2d
    Person ID I922  Hougham
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2007 

    Father Huffam, Frederick Thomas
              b. 20 Dec 1828, Limehouse London Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1899, Stockport Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Welch, Isabella
              b. 20 Mar 1833, Nantwich Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1916, Stockport Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1853 
    Family ID F381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Welch, Georgina
              b. 9 May 1857, Nantwich Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Jun 1950, The Castleton Nursing Home Banstead Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1880  Prestwich Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Huffam, Charles Francis Otto
              b. 31 Dec 1882, Prestwich Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Nov 1963, Fremington Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Huffam, Marguerette
              b. 1885, Chorlton Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Huffam, Dorothy
              b. 9 Mar 1886, Stockport Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Aug 1975, Perth Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Huffam, Stanley George
              b. 1887, Stockport Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1887, Stockport Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Huffam, Gordon Stanley Crosslay
              b. 23 Feb 1889, Stockport Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Huffam, Victor
              b. 18 May 1890, Stockport Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 31 Jul 1982  (Age 92 years)
     7. Huffam, Lawrence
              b. 2 Apr 1892, Stockport Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1916  (Age 23 years)
     8. Huffam, John Collier
              b. 2 May 1894, Stockport Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Jun 1915, Hendon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     9. Huffam, Phylis Violet
              b. 26 Jul 1900, Stockport Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Jan 1990, Rockingham Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Family ID F433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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