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Christopher Huffam

Christopher Huffam

Male 1771 - 1839  (67 years)

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  • Name Christopher Huffam 
    Born 23 Aug 1771 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation ships rigger 
    Will 5 Jan 1839  16 Harkworth Tce, Limehouse, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will of Christopher Huffam (1771-1839)
    Will of Christopher Huffam (1771-1839)
    Will of Christopher Huffam (1771-1839) transcribed
    Will of Christopher Huffam (1771-1839) transcribed
    Died 29 Apr 1839 
    Buried 6 May 1839 
    Probate 2 Aug 1839  Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ships Rigger of 4 Garford Street and 12 Church Row Limehouse

      After his fathers death, he and brother William Henry carried on the business.

      For subsequent generations go to http://hougham.royroyes.net/getperson.php?personID=I618&tree=hougham

      Godfather to Charles John Huffam Dickens, English novelist - see the article at http://royroyes.net/genealogy/showmedia.php?mediaID=660

      "The Dickensonian" vol.25 p.66.Mr W.H.Huffam of Norwich writes: It may interest you to know that I possess the original portrait you give of my great grandfather, Christopher Huffam. It was photographed for publication about 30 years ago,whehen I resided in Manchester. It is an oil painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence,and my grandfather, Solomon Huffam, son of Christopher Huffam then living in London, used to tell me with pride that it cost 100 pound to paint and that his father was saiid to be one of the handsomest men in London, and that he was a Gentleman in waiting to King William IV, an honour given him in recognition of his work in connection with the war in France. He fitted out a Privateer at his own expense and she did valuable service. I came into possession of the portrait on the death of my Grandfather together with a quantity of old legal documents referring to property in Limehouse."
    Person ID I3665  Roy~Royes | Hougham
    Links To This person is also Christopher Huffam in the tree "hougham" at The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree
    Roy~Royes Family Links maintains this entry because of the possible connection with Charles (John Huffam) Dickens. To see more information about this branch use the Hougham/Huffam Family Tree link. 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2010 

    Father Solomon Huffam
              b. Bef 1 Dec 1737
              d. 1804  (Age > 66 years) 
    Mother Rachel Stilles
              b. 1740
              d. 1829, Limehouse, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1763  Limehouse, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St Ann's
    Histories
    Will of Solomon Huffam (1737-1804) transcribed
    Will of Solomon Huffam (1737-1804) transcribed
    Family ID F1318  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Austen Squire
              d. 1806 
    Married 1795  Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F1322  Family Group  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1795 - Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 5 Jan 1839 - 16 Harkworth Tce, Limehouse, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 2 Aug 1839 - Islington, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Christopher Huffam (1771-1838)
    Christopher Huffam (1771-1838)
    about 1800. He was godfather to Charles John Huffam Dickens.

    Documents
    Pedigree chart for Christopher Huffam
    Pedigree chart for Christopher Huffam

    Histories
    Huffam & Son
    Huffam & Son
    Gillian West asks if Charles John Huffam Dickens had the Huffams and Royes in mind when he wrote Dombey & Son?
    Will of Solomon Huffam (1737-1804) transcribed
    Will of Solomon Huffam (1737-1804) transcribed