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Solomon Hougham

Solomon Hougham

Male 1599 - 1658  (59 years)

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  • Name Solomon Hougham 
    Born 1599  Weddington, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptized 1 Jan 1600  Weddington, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Nov 1658  Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plague
    Buried Aft 27 Nov 1658  St Mary's Church, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Solomon Hougham, mayor of Sandwich
    Solomon Hougham, mayor of Sandwich
    Notes 
    • Robin Young includes children, from Achievements of Canterbury research,
      Elizabeth (bapt 3 Sep 1620 in Stourmouth),
      Henry (bapt 12 Oct 1628 in Stourmouth, but note Henry (1632-1694) - possible if this Henry died early),
      George (bapt 12 Oct 1628 in Stourmouth, buried 3 Sep 1630) and
      Anne (bapt 5 Jun 1631 in Stourmouth, but note Ann (1624-1716) is still alive)
      Are the two Henry's and two Ann(e)'s the same, requiring rationalising of dates?

      Ireland has Solomon as son of Michael and Judith Austen. Given that Michael died 1583 and Solomon was born 1600. This is impossible.
      1600 - He is recorded in register of Baptisms of Ash church 1600 Jan 1: Solomon son of Richard Hougham.
      1606 - A Solomon is clearly included in the will of Richard 7 Oct 1606 - RY
      1619 - 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
      1619 - He is recorded on Knights visitation of Kent 1619-1621 as son of Richard.
      1632 - He purchased the manor of Shelving (alias Woodnesbury) in Eastry in 1632
      1639 - Mayor of Sandwich
      1658 - died of the plague in 1658. 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 outs ide of the doorway was bricked up leaving him buried neither inside nor outside the church. Evidence remains today as does a brass plate inside the church. 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 Januar y 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 Marc h 1697 in his 73rd 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".
      He was succeded by his eldest son Richard.
      1661 - 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"
      1663 - 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.
      1694 - 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 nother 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 pounds. To my brother in 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.
      [2, 3, 4]
    Person ID I2124  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Luther-Royes
    Links To This person is also Solomon Hougham in the tree "hougham" at The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree 
    Last Modified 20 May 2014 

    Father Richard Hougham
              b. 1574, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Oct 1606, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Saunders
              b. 1572, Northbourne, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Jun 1661, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Notes 
    • There were four children - see The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree links
    Headstones
    Richard and Elizabeth Hougham and family, 1661
    Richard and Elizabeth Hougham and family, 1661
    Memorial erected in Ash church according to the will of Ann Hougham to her parents Richard and Elizabeth (Sanders) Hougham,
    her three brothers Michael, Edward and Solomon, and herself
    Family ID F726  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Beake
              b. 1598, Bekesbourne, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Jan 1641, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1619  Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • St Mary's Birchington
    Notes 
    • There were five children - see The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree links
    Children 
    +1. Henry Hougham
              b. 1632, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 1694  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 20 May 2014 15:06:31 
    Family ID F733  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1599 - Weddington, Ash, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 1 Jan 1600 - Weddington, Ash, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Dec 1619 - Sandwich, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1658 - Sandwich, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 27 Nov 1658 - St Mary's Church, Sandwich, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S36] St Nicholas Church, Ash, Kent, England Baptism Register.

    2. [S251] Robin Young, Hougham/Huffam Family Tree.

    3. [S76] W.H. Ireland, A New and Complete History of the County of Kent  (George Virtue, London,1828).

    4. [S78] Referenced in Robin Young, Achievements of Canterbury.

    5. [S285] England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973  FHL Film Number: 0973121 IT 2.