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Solomon Hougham

Solomon Hougham

Male Bef 1746 - 1818  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name Solomon Hougham 
    Born Bef 30 Apr 1746  Edmonton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birthplace assumed from place of baptism
    Baptized 30 Apr 1746  Edmonton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • All Saints
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 137 Aldersgate St, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 23 Feb 1818 
    Will of Solomon Hougham (1746-1818)
    Will of Solomon Hougham (1746-1818)
    Will of Solomon Hougham (1746-1818) transcribed
    Will of Solomon Hougham (1746-1818) transcribed
    summary table included
    Died 17 Aug 1818  19 Charterhouse Square, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Aug 1818  St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Of Aldergate Street London Jeweller
      Owned 137 and 138 Aldersgate Street London and lived in 19 Charterhouse Square

      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 froom 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.

      Silver Forums at 925-1000.com (http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=23390):
      Apprentices taken by him were
      William Bennet (1784)
      William Ward (1786)
      Robert Jones (1787)
      Thomas Franklin (1788)
      Soloman Royce (nephew) (1789) [Royce is used in the goldsmith records for Solomon Royes]
      Henry Hougham (1789)
      James Ede (1794)
      John East Dix (1795)
      In 1792 he was a signatory to the London Bucklemakers Petition to the Prince of Wales and one of the deputation of six who presented a petition to the King himself .
      On 19th February 1800 the Proceedings of the Old Bailey ref t18000219-9 reports:-
      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.. .. 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.
      His mark of 13th September 1817 was in partnership with two of his ex-apprentices, Solomon Royce, a nephew, and John East Dix.
      Died 17th August 1818 at the age of 72
      The will of Solomon Hougham, Merchant of Aldersgate Street London, Middlesex was proved at PCC on 27th August 1818.
      It includes a legacy of £500 to William Ward, one of his journeymen and an ex-apprentice. Also "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 "
      A full transcript is on the royroyes site (under Notes)
      http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/html_sessions/T18000219.html ...
      BENJAMIN BRIND, theft : simple grand larceny [from Solomon Hougham].
      The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18000219-9
      Trial Summary:
      • Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
      • Punishment Type: imprisonment : House of Correction, fine,
      (Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
      • Verdict: Guilty,
      • Other trials on 19 Feb 1800
      • Name search for: BENJAMIN BRIND,
      • Crime Location: Aldersgate-street
      • Associated Records...
      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 prisonener 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 coulld 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 innform 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.
      [2]
    Person ID I2219  Roy~Royes | Hougham
    Links To This person is also Solomon Hougham in the tree "Hougham" at The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree 
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2015 

    Father Solomon Hougham
              b. 4 Dec 1704, Bromley, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Dec 1780, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Lydia Hunt
              b. 16 May 1706, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Jan 1789, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1739  Backchurch, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Register Book of St Dionis Backchurch parish of London thus:
      1739 18 Dec Solomon Hougham of Bromley in the county of Kent, bachelor, and Lydia Hunt of Canterbury, by licence.
    Family ID F751  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Jewer
              b. 1741
              d. 1 Jan 1812  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1801  [3
    <i>The Times</i> announcement of the marriage of Solomon Hougham and Mrs Jewer
    The Times announcement of the marriage of Solomon Hougham and Mrs Jewer
    Last Modified 20 May 2011 00:00:00 
    Family ID F806  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 30 Apr 1746 - Edmonton, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 30 Apr 1746 - Edmonton, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - silversmith - - 137 Aldersgate St, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Aug 1818 - 19 Charterhouse Square, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Aug 1818 - St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Silvermark - 1792 - Solomon Hougham
    Silvermark - 1792 - Solomon Hougham
    Silvermark - 1808 - Solomon Hougham
    Silvermark - 1808 - Solomon Hougham
    Silvermark - 1817 - Solomon Hougham, Solomon Royes and John East Dix
    Silvermark - 1817 - Solomon Hougham, Solomon Royes and John East Dix

    Documents
    Would be assassin of King George III trained by Solomon Hougham!
    Would be assassin of King George III trained by Solomon Hougham!

    Headstones
    Hougham monument
    Hougham monument
    St Botolph's Church, London - note the Hougham arms on the top
    In a vault behind the altar are the remains of
    Solomon Hougham who died 18 Dec 1780 aged 76 years,
    Lydia Hougham who died 24 Jan 1789 aged 83 years,
    Ann Hougham who died 20 Nov 1789 aged 36 years,
    Charles Hougham who died 18 January 1793 aged 44 years,
    Jane Hougham who died 1 January 1812 aged 71 years, and also
    Solomon Hougham who died 17 August 1818 aged 72 years.

    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 Charles Hougham (1748-1793) transcribed
    Will of Charles Hougham (1748-1793) transcribed
    summary table included
    Will of George Hougham (?-1783) transcribed
    Will of George Hougham (?-1783) transcribed
    Will of Henry Hougham (1742-1818) transcribed
    Will of Henry Hougham (1742-1818) transcribed
    Will of Jane Hougham (1741-1812) transcribed
    Will of Jane Hougham (1741-1812) transcribed
    Will of Charles Mordaunt Hougham d 1784 transcribed
    Will of Charles Mordaunt Hougham d 1784 transcribed
    summary table included
    Punctuation and spacing added for ease of reading

  • Sources 
    1. [S428] England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991.

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

    3. [S343] Parish Records Collection 1538-2005.
      Licence Date 20 Jan 1801
      Faculty Office Marriage Licence Allegations 1701-1850