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Howard Newsletter - 1997

Updated 31st December 1997

This is the 1997 edition of WebNews the Newsletter of the extended Howard family featured in this web site. This is where news and family history developments during the year were posted so that interested members of this extended Howard family can keep up to date with new finds, leads, family history events, births, marriages and the like. Most recent events are posted first.

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23rd December 1997

Marriage: SUTTON, Florence Winifred (nee Howard) (P546) to James SEARLE (P616), first cousins, at Methodist Church, Fairoaks, Eastleigh, Hampshire. Reported by Rose Bateman (nee Howard) (P397).


22nd December 1997

Event: Received Wills for Rose Howard and Derek W. Taylor in post from St. Catherine's House

Result: Bingo - an early Christmas present!!

Will of Derek W. Taylor proved to be a false lead, an army officer from North Wales. Rose Howard's Will on the other hand was pure gold. The beneficiary to the estate of Rose Howard who died intestate was one Betty Gloria Christina Taylor with an address in Peterborough from 1986. I called directory enquiries who provided a telephone number for a Taylor living at that address. Within minutes I was speaking to Betty and was delighted to have made contact after months of research.

Betty confirmed her connection with my Howard family and I am now in the process of writing to exchange information and photographs.


14th December 1997

Baptism: SPEARS, Samuel David Jacob at St. Jospeh's Church, Thame, Oxfordshire. Parents Sandra (nee Howard) and David Spears


11th December 1997

Event: Visit to Family Records Center, Myddleton Street, London

Purpose:To search for birth/marriage of an A.H. Vincent to a (Steve?) Songhurst.

Result: Searched births 1894-1909 - nothing in Chertsey area. Three possible births (A.H. Vincent) noted between 1899-1903 at Pancras, West Ham and Luton, also noted an Arthur Vincent born at West Ham. Searched marriage registers 1912-1941 - no marriage noted between a Vincent and a Songhurst. Possible second marriage!


11th December 1997

Event: Visit to St. Catherine's House (Registry of Wills)

Purpose: To locate any interesting wills in search for Betty Gloria Christina Taylor (nee Howard)

Result: Wills for Rose Howard (Betty Taylor's Aunt) and Derek W. Taylor (Husband?) located and ordered.


8th December 1997

Event: Received Birth Certificate in post for Rose Howard

Result: One birth Certificate received as follows:-


2nd December 1997

Event: Visit by John Richardson to Family History Centre, Middleton Street

Purpose: To order Birth Certificate of Rose Howard

Result: Rose Howard registered 3Q 1897 - certificate ordered.


1st December 1997

Event: Visit to St. Paul's Parish Church, Addlestone

Purpose: To examine Parish Baptisms/Burial Registers, Woodham, Surrey for Howard/Eagle/Vincent related events

Result: Reviewed Baptism Registers (1901-1975) and Burial Registers (1881-1899)- No new information found.


1st December 1997

Event: Visit to Guildford Muniment Rooms

Purpose: To examine All Saints Parish Baptisms/Burial Registers, Woodham, Surrey for Howard/Eagle/Vincent related events

Result: Reviewed Baptism Registers (1894-1972) - No new information found.


27th November 1997

Event: Received five certificates from FRC in my search for the family of Charles and Elizabeth Howard

Result: Five birth, marriage and death certificates received as follows:-


20th November 1997

Event: Visit to Family History Centre, Middleton Street and Greater London Record Office

Purpose: To locate and order various certificates connected with current research.

Result: Five certificates ordered, due 25th November 1997.

Searched death registers for death of Winifred Mary Howard, without success. Searched the years, 1975-1985. Three Winifred Mary Howard's listed (Peterboro'-3Q1980, Doncaster-1Q1979 and Poole-3Q1978). Further search of Wills necessary before ordering certificates.

Birth registers searched for birth of Betty Gloria Christina Howard, daughter of James Howard, born 1893. Years searched 1910 - 1932 and 1936-1941. Further search required. Possibly not originally a Howard Child(!)


8th November 1997

Event: Telephone call from John Richardson

Purpose: John Richardson confirmed that he had received two birth certificates ordered earlier in the week. James Howard b. 29 Jun 1893 is confirmed as the younger son of George and Matilda Howard of Bendown Valley, Wandsworth. Lillian Mary Howard, born 13 Feb 1907, daughter of John Howard and Beatrice Mary Howard nee Coombe. With this information, next step is to locate Marriage Certificate for John/Beatrice to confirm John was the son of Charles Howard.


23rd October 1997

Event: Received eight certificates from FRC in my search for the family of George and Matilda Howard

Result: Eight birth, marriage and death certificates received as follows:-

A death certificate for a Winifred May Howard was also received but not related. A Birth Certificate for a James Howard was ordered but not received - no father and mother was not Matilda Errington. The next step is to trace a birth certificate for Rose and James Howard. Rose born 2Q 1897, James born 2Q 1893 to confirm father is a George Howard. If confirmed, trace daughter last known address was Datchet, Bucks, c. 1972.


16th October 1997

Event: Visit to Family Records Centre, Myddleton Street and Greater London Record Office

Purpose: John Richardson received this morning a copy of the Birth Certificate for Edith Howard, confirming maiden name of Matilda Howard as Errington. With this information, visit FRC to locate Marriage Certificate and try and locate birth/death certificates for others from this family.

Result: Nine certificates ordered, due 22nd October 1997. During the visit to Greater London Record Office I again reviewed the microfilmed Records for St. Andrews Parish Church, Earlsfield and noted the following new information.

Other entries look interesting but require further investigation before posting as events of interest to this Howard family.


15th October 1997

Event: Visit to Wandsworth Local Studies Library, Battersea

Purpose:To review 1891 census records to determine whether George and Matilda Howard were living in Wandsworth at the time of the 1891 census at 70 Bendown Valley Road. Also to review Electoral Registers of the district for details and clues.

Result: Located George and Matilda Howard on the 1891 Census living at 70 Bendown Valley Road as follows:-

  • George Howard - Head (26) Carman, b. Sry, Wandsworth
  • Matilda Howard - Wife (24) b. North Woolwich
  • George Howard - Son (4) b. Sry, Wandsworth
  • Charles Howard - Son (2) b. Sry, Wandsworth
  • John Howard - Son (1) b. Sry, Wandsworth
  • John Howard - Brother (23) Carman, b. Sry, Wandsworth

    The discovery of George Howard living with his brother is terrific news as this confirms this to be the George Howard we are looking for.

    The Electoral Roll Registers proved to be a wonderful source of information and yielded the following.

    1898

  • at 74 Bendon Valley - George Howard
  • at 20 Lydden Road - William Howard

    1900

  • at 74 Bendown Valley Road - Matilda Howard (where's George?)

    1907

  • at 18 Burtop Road - George Howard (did George and Matilda spilt up?)
  • at 73 Swaffield Road - William Howard living with Arthur William Briggs
  • at 38 Isis Street - John Howard
  • at 28 Tranmere Road - Thomas Howard
  • at 40 Disraeli Gardens - John Howard

    1912

  • at 3 Marcus Terrace, Malva Road - Matilda Howard (where's George?)
  • at 16 Orchard Street - George Howard (Matilda's son?)
  • at 6 Sandown Place - William Howard
  • at 18A Cargill Road - Thomas Howard

    1920

  • at 16 Marcus Terrace, Malva Road - Matilda Howard with 3 others, Charles Howard (Son?), John Howard (Son?) and James Howard (Who is James - another Son?) at 19 Lemmual Street - William (Bub), Annie and William James Howard and Arthur William Briggs.
  • at 18A Cargill Road - Thomas and Annie Howard - could this be Thomas Howard, younger brother to William/George/John Henry?

    1926

  • at 16 Marcus Terrace, Malva Road - Matilda Howard with sons Charles and John Henry Howard.
  • at 19 Lemmual Street - William and Annie Howard with William James Howard and Arthur William Briggs and Elizabeth Briggs (nee Howard).
  • at 18A Cargill Road - Thomas and Annie Howard
  • at 18 Marcus Street - Frederick James Potter and Eleanor Jane Potter (nee Howard)
  • at 39 Marcus Street - Alfred Howard(?) - Who is this?

    1931

  • at 16 Marcus Terrace, Malva Road - Matilda Howard with son (?) John Howard and wife (?) Rose Howard.
  • at 19 Lemmual Street - William and Annie Howard with Elizabeth Briggs (nee Howard).
  • at 31 Wandle House Twilly Street - Arthur Howard and Priscilla Howard (?) - Who are these Howards?
  • at 18A Cargill Road - Thomas and Annie Howard with daughters (?) Dorothy Evelyn Howard and Cecile Margaret Howard
  • at 19 Marcus Street - James Howard and Winifred Mary Howard
  • at 40 Franche Road - John Howard with Beatrice Mary (wife?) and Albert Edward, Beatrice Ellen, Eva Violet Kate and Lillian Mary

    1947 - 1980

  • at 19 Marcus Street - James Howard and Winifred Mary Howard listed up to 1977 when Winifred was listed on her own (James last listed in 1973). No one at that address in 1980.
  • at 16 Marcus Malva Road- John Henry Howard and Rose Howard listed up to 1960 when Rose listed on her own (John last listed in 1954).

    11th October 1997

    Event: Visit to FRC by John Richardson to order birth certificate for Edith Ethel Howard - born 25 March 1892

    Purpose:To determine maiden name of Matilda Howard prior to finding marriage certificate which should confirm fathers name for George Howard.

    Result: Birth Entry located and Certificate ordered.


    20th September 1997

    Marriage: WEBB, Roy Harold (P563) to WESTBROOK, Michelle Anne at David Solomens Estate, Tunbridge Wells, Kent - congratulations to you both


    22nd August 1997

    Event:Visit to Cemeteries Central Office, Putney Vale, Near Wandsworth

    Purpose:Review records of Burials at this Cemetery for clues as to whereabouts of Elizabeth and her younger children, Rosina, George, John Henry and Thomas after death of Charles Howard in 1882.

    Result: Reviewed Burial records 1880-1900, also checked my Great Grandfathers burial in 1945. Following relevant records found.

    No other significant burial records were found.


    21st August 1997

    Event: Visit to Greater London Record Office to find out more of Charles Howard's family living in Wandsworth, c. 1880's.

    Purpose:To trace what happened to Elizabeth Howard and younger Children; Rosina, George, John Henry and Thomas after death of Charles Howard in 1882.

    Result: Reviewed Parish Registers for St. Anne's and St. Andrews for interesting Howard Marriages and Baptisms, following records look interesting. Established that burials of the period were made at the Wandsworth Cemetery in Magdalen Road and that records for this burial ground are today held at Putney Vale Cemetery.

    St. Anne's Parish Registers

    St. Andrews Parish Registers


    25th July 1997

    Birth: SPEARS, Samuel David Jacob, to parents David and Sandra (nee Howard) Spears at Stoke Manderville Hospital, Aylesbury, Bucks - congratulations to both Sandra and David from Samuel's "Uncle Graham".


    2nd May 1997

    Birth: SAUNDERS, Bradley George, to parents Christopher and Deborah Florence (Nee Howard) Saunders - congratulations Christopher and Deborah from Rose Bateman.


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