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  • ID: I1339
  • Name: William Falconer
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: Falconer
  • Prefix: Captain
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 Jul 1812 in 24, Wapping High Street, St George In The East, Stepney, London 1 2
  • Christening: 15 Sep 1812 St George in the East, Cannon Street Road, Stepney, London 3
  • Note:
    William son of James Falconer, Master Mariner, by Elizabeth his wife, Wapping Street. Born July 29 1812. Baptised Sept. 15 1812.
    Entry No: 2605 Source Ref: NX 97/277
  • Death: 11 Jul 1877 in Gothic House, near St Ann's Road, Stamford Hill, Middlesex 4 5
  • Occupation: Army Captain 6
  • Event: Apprenticeship 12 Jan 1828 Lucas Street, Commercial Road, Middlesex
  • Note:
    Falconer, William, son of James, of Lucas Street, Middlesex, mariner 1828. No more details given. Certificate sent for. Probably 122 Lucas Street as his sister married from here 4 years later.
    This showed that William was apprenticed to his father James, a mariner of Lucas Street in Middlesex, on Jan 12 1828. James agreed to pay his son thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain over a period of four years as well as teach him and supply him with sufficient meat, drink and lodging.
    It is highly probable that William Falconer served his apprenticeship on his father James Falconer's ship the Ealing Grove, 383 tons, built at London in 1792. The Ealing Grove was sheathed with copper over boards, the copper being repaired in 1829.

    She traded back and forth from London to the West Indies, including Demerara, a colony in the Guyanas on the north coast of South America, famous for its sugar.
    7
  • Event: fulfilled Apprenticeship 12 Jan 1832 Lucas Street, Commercial Road, Middlesex
  • Note:
    On this day it was confirmed that William Falconer had faithfully served the full term of his written agreement to Jas. Falconer. His apprenticeship was paid as follows:
    1st year: 5
    2nd year: 6
    3rd year: 8
    Last year : 11
    This totalled 30
    7
  • Event: Tithe Award 28 Feb 1837 Coulsdon, Surrey
  • Note:
    He owned land here, measuring over 11 acres, and presumably later built on it as an altered apportionment date for Nov 2nd 1860 has been added.
    Plot 717, later ref AAC, as were all of the plots listed here, 718.
    IR 29/34/39
    8
  • Event: Address 1842-1848 11, Brunswick Terrace, Commercial Road, Wapping 9
  • Event: Tithe Award 16 May 1843 Stamford Hill, Tottenham, Middlesex
  • Note:
    he owned plots 1435-1438, comprising over 3 acres of land in an area which was being developed around Stamford Hill.This was land belonging to St John.
    T1437a was altered on 20 Nov 1873 IR 29/21/53A
    8
  • Event: Witness statement 21 Oct 1844 The Old Bailey, London
  • Note:
    2473. JOSHUA DOE and THOMAS RAINEY were indicted for stealing ing 6 bottles, value 9d.; and 1 gallon of rum, 3s.; the goods of William Falconer, and others, in a vessel in a certain port of entry and discharge.
    WILLIAM FALCONER. I am part owner of the Ealing Grove, which was lying in the West India Docks'97Doe was my apprentice. On the 11th of Oct., there was a cask of rum in the after-hold'97I came on board that morning'97the mate reported to me that the cask of rum had been spiled'97I went below, and found the cask had been spiled, and in Rainey's berth I found four bottles of rum'97he was a sailor in the ship'97two bottles of rum had been previously found in Doe's chest'97I then sent for an officer who took the prisoners'97I have compared the bottles of rum with that in the cask, and I believe it is the same'97neither of the prisoners had any business with any rum'97I asked Rainey about it, but he denied it till he was in custody'97they confessed it before the Magistrate'97I saw Mr. Ballantine sign this'97(looking at the depositions)'97this is his signature'97(read)'97The prisoner Rainey says, "I had a sixpence in my pocket, and I said, 'Let us have a pot;' Doe said, 'We will have plenty to drink, let us have some soft tack;' I handed Scorey the sixpence, and he brought on board some onions and bread; Doe then said, 'Let us have a drop:' I said, 'I don't mind;' Scorey said, 'You had better take rum, because it belongs to the ship;' Doe said. 'Rum is a very strong thing;' Scorey said, 'It will do very well when beating down channel;' Doe said, 'Take a bucket;' Scorey went up and brought a bucket down; he said, 'The two of you go, and I will go on deck to keep a look-out;' we heard a tap, and blew the light out; Scorey then struck a lucifer, and held it down to us; Doe pierced the vent, and he held the bucket while I drew the gimlet out; Scorey met us, and took it from us; we did it between us.' "
    The prisoner Doe says, "I say the same as he does."
    DOE'97 GUILTY . Aged 19.
    RAINEY'97 GUILTY . Aged 22.
    Recommended to mercy by the Jury and
    Prosecutor.'97 Confined Six Days.
    10
  • Event: Address 1848-1850 20, Mercers Terrace, Salmon Lane, Stepney 11
  • Event: testimonial 1848
  • Note:
    My former testimonials including Indentures 19 years service were lodged at the Trinity House when I was examined in August 1848.
    He listed that he was Master of the Alexandrina for 2 years and 4 months.
    12
  • Event: Address 1851-1853 34, Albert Sq., Ratcliff, Stepney, Middlesex E1 0LH 13
  • Event: certificate of competency application Certificate 31 Mar 1851 34, Albert Sq., Ratcliff, Stepney, Middlesex E1 0LH
  • Note: His previous certificate was a Trinity House class 1 dated London 28 August 1848. Cert. numbr 1019. 12
  • Event: Master Mariner Certificate 5 Apr 1851 34, Albert Sq., Ratcliff, Stepney, Middlesex E1 0LH 14 12
  • Event: competency as Master Certificate 8 Apr 1851 34, Albert Sq., Ratcliff, Stepney, Middlesex E1 0LH
  • Note: Cert no 1019 was also given upon an extra examination passed in London. 12
  • Event: Address 1853-1858 King Edward's Villas, 2, King Edward's Road, Hackney, Middlesex
  • Note: He was living here when some of his children were born. His work partner Mercer also lived here and had his daughter Arabella baptised the same day and place. 11 13
  • Occupation: Ship Insurance Broker 1855-1871 11, Leadenhall Street, City, London
  • Occupation: ship agent 1856 23, Leadenhall Street, London
  • Event: Falconer and Mercer, ship & ins. agents Address 1856 19a, New East India Chambers, 23, Leadenhall Street, London 15
  • Event: Freedom of the City of London 30 Oct 1856 20, Arbour Square, Stepney, M E O T, Middlesex
  • Note:
    son of James Falconer Master Mariner of 20 Harbour Square and occupying premises 23 Leadenhall Street in the City of London ship agent.
    I hereby declare that I am not an Alien nor the son of an Alien, and that I am above the age of twenty one years.
  • Event: Freedom admissions papers 30 Oct 1856 London 16
  • Event: Address 1860 2, Villas, King Edward Road, Hackney, London 17
  • Occupation: Shipping Agent 1861
  • Residence: 1861 The Common, Homefield House, Coulsdon, Surrey
  • Residence: Aft 1861 Hilldrop Road, Camden Road, London
  • Event: Falconer & Mercer office address 1863 3, East India Chambers, Leadenhall Street, London
  • Note:
    http://digital.tcl.sc.edu/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/diamondflds/id/23/rv/compoundobject/cpd/240 1872
    TO CAPE TOWN.
    Having procured my ticket for a passage to South Africa of the agents in London, Falconer & Mercer at No. 3 East India Chambers, Leadenhall street I was provided with a railroad pass free to Southampton the place of sailing; therefore, on Sunday, the 8th day of January, leaving the great metropolis and all its busy, thronging people, with its deep misery and poverty and its great wealth and profusion all commingled in one vast whirling maelstrom of existence I was soon on board the steamer "Celt," bound for Cape Town and Algoa Bay. This voyage lasted 33 days and was undertaken by a man en route for the diamond fields.
  • Residence: 1870-1876 Gothic House, near St Ann's Road, Stamford Hill, Middlesex
  • Note:
    Head William Falconer M 58 Maesbury, Middlesex
    Wife Ann Falconer F 47 Algoa Bay, South Africa
    Daughter Anne S Falconer F 27 Middlesex
    Daughter Elizabeth M Falconer F 22 Middlesex
    Daughter Maria S Falconer F 19 Middlesex
    Daughter Amelia K Falconer F 14 Hackney, Middlesex
    Son John H Falconer M 12 Hackney, Middlesex
    Daughter Florence M Falconer F 8 Coulsdon, Surrey
    Daughter Edith C Falconer F 6 Coulsdon, Surrey
    Servant Martha Thomsile F 55 Cauldwell, Surrey
    Servant Elizabeth Willis F 27 Ely, Cambridgeshire
    Servant Hannah Willis F 23 Ely, Cambridgeshire
    13 18
  • Event: office premises Bef 1872 23, Leadenhall Street, London
  • Event: F. J. Mercer and Co. office 1872 11, Leadenhall Street, London
  • Note: William left the business in 1872.
  • Event: gentleman Status 1875-1876 19
  • Occupation: Captain in the Merchant Service
  • Note: Information on both Florence and Edith's marriages, 9 years after he died.
  • Change Date: 19 Apr 2016 at 17:32
  • Note:
    (Research):As the settlement grew, more ships visited the port, but only a few have been recorded between 1835 and 1838, namely "Circe" - vanishing with all hands in 1835 - "Dove", "Mary II" and "Comet". Another small vessel can be mentioned that traded for a number of years between Port Natal and Port Elizabeth - the "Conch" - under the command of Captain Bell. Bulpin remarks that he knew Durban Lagoon well, as he often traded there.

    By 1830 some form of postal activity must have been organised. Rosenthal mentions that mail from Cape Town by sea to Durban was delivered in Pietermaritzburg by native runners in September and December of that year: by this time overland mail services from Grahamstown were in operation, but believed to be intermittent.

    BOERS AND BRITISH
    The Voortrekkers established the Republic of Natal at Pietermaritzburg in 1839 and a number of settlers from Durban joined; others left the Colony. A few remained at the Port, which for about a year was occupied by the British. It was evacuated in December 1839, one of the few vessels recorded there during this period being the "Mazeppa" whose home port was evidently Cape Town. The Boers then organised the port, appointing a harbour master and promulgating harbour and customs dues.

    In 1840 a notice was issued that all letters arriving by ship should be delivered to the harbour master who would send them to the landrost, who in turn would make the necessary arrangements for delivery. The monthly overland mail service, across the route taken by Dick King, by this time appeared to have been improved, although it took at least 20 days. In October 1841 ship postage rates were introduced. Ships recorded during this period calling at the port were "Eleanor", "Mary", "Levant" (American) and "Brazilia" (Dutch). Rosenthal confirms that both "Eleanor" and "Mary" carried mail.

    In 1842 the British Army was instructed to re-occupy the Port of Natal. This was accomplished in May 1842, and held very precariously during the succeeding months. Throughout this period ships entering the lagoon were mostly concerned with military affairs, although army and some civilian mail could have been delivered. "Mazeppa" is again recorded at the port in 1842. Natal was officially annexed by Britain in 1845 and in that year a port captain was appointed, the Captain Bell previously mentioned.

    He collected all mail from ships' captains and handed it to the Collector of Customs for delivery. New ship postage rates were also enforced. "Mazeppa" again called at Port Natal in both 1843 and 1845, and in February 1846 the "Sarah Bell" brought a cargo from England exclusively for Natal, and mail would certainly have landed under "ship letter" rates.

    In 1845 while mail was still being sent monthly from Durban and Pietermaritzburg to Grahamstown and vice versa by native runners, the service was frequently interrupted by frontier disturbances. Mail sometimes took nearly a month to arrive at its destination. In November 1846 the service was routed via Colesberg to the Cape, but this did not last long. In 1848 mail was again sent to King William's Town. By the end of 1849 it was despatched via Harrisburg and Colesberg. All these changes, with resultant delays, meant that whenever possible mail was despatched by the first available vessel.
    NEXT STOP CAPE TOWN
    By 1848 ships bound for Mauritius (so Hart, Kantey and Leon inform us) were taking mail via this Colony to Cape Town. This caused endless delays and lead to official complaints. This state of affairs did not last long. By 1852 the postal situation appeared to have improved. Durban was growing, and in a newly built double-storey building in Market Square, occupied by Middleton & Co, the post office was given one of the rooms on the ground floor. During the four years between 1848 to 1852, 5000 immigrants entered Natal, leading to greatly increased trade. More ships called at the port, from England, India and Mauritius. Holden notes that 11 immigrant ships entered the port in 1849, 24 in 1850 and 22 in 1851. Some like "Devonian" and "Sarah Bell" made more than one visit.

    One firm piece of evidence on the despatch of ships' mail is found in an advertisement in the Natal Witness. In its issue of 27 March 1846, it advertised the start of a weekly private postal service from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, stating that "Parties desirous of writing per "Louisa" for Cape Town, may secure an opportunity". It is understood that this private service remained in operation until 1850, but we don't know whether the proprietors of the newspaper managed to persuade the captains of other ships at the port to carry the mail weekly or periodically to Cape Town.

    Two small coastal vessels, the "Albion" cutter and the "Herald", traded between Port Natal, the Umtata River mouth and the Buffalo River during 1852, and no doubt mail could simultaneously have been carried between Durban and East London.
    POSTAGE RATES
    The early settlers at Port Natal would probably have had to make some form of payment in cash or kind to ships' captains for the delivery and despatch of their letters as no postal services were in operation. Possibly some of these letters still exist, but whether the route they travelled or the ships which brought them can be identified is another matter. One source noted that in 1834 from Cape Town to Natal, letters were charged at the rate of 4d for a single sheet, 8d for two or 1/- per oz. Under the Republic of Natal, the Volksraad, in 1841 - according to Rosenthal - "approved the payment of 3d for every letter arriving by ship, of which ld went to the Captain and 2d to Government". There is no mention of the cost outwards for letters.

    Rosenthal also mentions that in 1845, 8d was charged for overseas letters from Natal. Holden quotes from a notice, dated 1852, that the ship letter rate to England from Durban was 6d for a letter not exceeding '/2 oz, with every additional oz an extra 6d, all letters being prepaid.

    From Maritzburg the rate overseas was 8d prepaid - evidently 2d from Maritzburg to Durban.

    Hart, Kantey and Leon note the ship letter rate from 1842- 1850, Durban to Cape Town, was a basic 4d, plus an additional charge of 8d from the Cape to the UK. Nothing is mentioned from 1845 on inward rates by sea. Further information is needed.
    References:

    * Natal and the Zulu Coast, Bulpin, T V
    * Runner and Mail Coach. Rosenthal & Blum
    * Natal - the Earliest Postal Routes, Leon, Leslie A;
    * Philatelist, Nov 1970
    * The Postmarkings of Natal, Hart, Kantey & Leon
    * History of Natal, Holden
    * Looking Back, Historical Soc of PE,June 1977

    S A
    THE GENERAL SCREW STEAMSHIP NAVIGATION CO 1852
    From as early as 1829 the Commercial Exchange of Cape Town had concerned itself about the improvement of trade between the Cape Colony and Natal. During succeeding years on various occasions it made overtures to the Cape government on this issue.

    The exchange therefore reacted favourably to the news that the General Screw Co had secured a contract with the Cape and Natal governments to carry mail to and from Cape Town and Port Natal, on the arrival and departure of the Company's mail boats from England.

    The minutes of the Exhange noted that the agreement called for two ships of 300 tons each to be provided. Holden mentions that apart from the "Sir Robert Peel", the second vessel earmarked for the service was the "City of Rotterdam". In the event only the "Sir Robert Peel" was put into service and the failure by the Company to provide the second vessel led to a memorandum being sent to the governor of the Cape from the Commercial Exchange.

    When the "Queen of the South" arrived at Table Bay on 29 July 1852, the "Sir Robert Peel" was waiting to collect the mail for England. She left shortly afterwards, no doubt calling at Port Elizabeth and East London. She arrived off Durban on 12 August, but was unable to enter port owing to bad weather. Three days later she made shipping history by being the first steamer to cross the bar at Durban.
    GOLD?
    Minutes of the Commercial Exchange (28.5.1853) note that when gold was discovered in Australia, the Cape Natal mail contract was cancelled, but this was evidently incorrect. Murray stated that the "Peel" continued her regular sailings along the coast until the England to Cape mail service was discontinued in 1854. In the meantime the General Screw Co had ordered two more vessels of 500 tons each for the coastal service. The first of these, the "Natal" arrived at the Cape in March 1854; the other, the "Cape of Good Hope", arrived later that year.

    Murray says that the three coastal vessels, "Sir Robert Peel", "Natal" and the "Cape of Good Hope", returned to England in 1854, but gives no more specific dates. I have been unable to find, as yet, the last sailing date of the "Peel" on this route, neither have I been able to ascertain whether the other two vessels were used on the Cape - Natal mail run.
    POSTAGE RATES AND COVERS
    Covers carried by " Sir Robert Peel" appear very scarce. Hart, Kantey and Leon illustrate and detail one cover carried by this mail ship on the route. Emanating from Pietermaritzburg, it is hand stamped with the boxed "PREPAID" in red, addressed to Cape Town and carries a manuscript endorsement of d. If the rate from Maritzburg to Durban was 2d, then the ship rate from Durban to Cape Town would have been 6d. The letter evidently being double weight, postage therefore cost d.
    References.-

    * Men of Good Hope, Immelman, R F M
    * History of Nataf, Holden,
    * Ships and South Africa, Murray,
    * The Postmarkings of Natal, Hart, Kantey & Leon

    1854 TO 1857 - COASTAL ROUTE
    With the failure of the General Screw Steamship Navigation Co's mail service from England to the Cape in 1854, and the subsequent withdrawal of the Cape-Natal supplementary mail service, no regular coastal mail services were started between 1854 and 1857. Murray records, in his list of Cape coasters, not a single vessel operating in this field for these years. Obviously some ships traded along the coast at that time. Denfield notes an "East London Packet" launched from that port in 1854 and wrecked in 1855, but her routes were not given. He also mentions an "L B Packet", whose first voyage from the Buffalo started on 21 July 1857, but again no details are given. These two packets must have at times carried mail to Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town during the unsettling periods on the Eastern frontier. When the Lindsay mail contract kicked off in September 1857 from Dartmouth, England, to the Cape, Mauritius and India, no mail contract for the Cape to Natal route appears to have been sought or offered.
    VIP VISITOR
    The one important event in the postal world at this time was the visit in 1855 of the postmaster general of the Cape on a tour of inspection of country post offices. While he was most interested in the services in the rural areas, particularly the Eastern Province, Mr Le Seur's visit to Port Elizabeth improved the handling of ships' mails. Two important requests were made by the Commercial Association of the Town - (a) that a special clerk be engaged to receive and deliver ships' mails, and (b) that the local postmaster be authorised to open all mail packets whether addressed to the P M G; Cape Town, or otherwise. The latter request was made because at times letters for Port Elizabeth were contained in the packet addressed to Cape Town, thereby delaying the delivery of mail, particularly that t'rom,-ships. ' Concerning the first request, the government agreed that Port Elizibeth, being an important seaport, should be placed on a different footing from other post offices. It was placed under the authority of an official provided by government at a salary of 150 a year, plus a messenger and an allowance of 2 per month for contingencies. The second request was not granted. But the postmaster general in England and the postmasters ofNatal and Mauritius were requested to forward via any vessel proceeding direct to Port Elizabeth packets containing letters for persons living in that town plus such other items as were found expedient.
    COMPLAINT














    A complaint was lodged that irregularity prevailed respecting public mail and loose letters arriving with vessels at Port Elizabeth, and the despatch of letters by such vessels. The postmaster of Port Elizabeth was notified that "when he shall have obtained the latest time fixed for the sailing of any vessel to notify in writing, outside his office, the time when any mail will be closed by him for such vessel". Finally the postmaster at Port Elizabeth was advised in a letter, dated 13 March 1850, on the arrival and departure of ships' mails, that no delivery of letters or any other duty was required of him on Sundays. The exception was the placing in safety until Monday of any mail which arrived on the Sabbath. The postmaster general did not visit East London or any of the other towns in British Kaffraria.
    References:

    Ships and South Africa, Murray, M
    Pioneer Port, Denfield,
    "Tour of Inspection", Postmast General's Report, 1&55

    http://www.red-duster.co.uk/UNION.htm
  • Note:
    (Medical):The will (dated the 3rd of March, 1876) of Mr William Falconer formerly of Homefield House Coulsden in the County of Surrey and afterwards of Hilldrop Road Camden Road but late of Gothic House, St Ann's Road, Stamford Hill, both in the County of Middlesex who died 11 July 1877 at Gothic House was proved at the Principal Registry on the 11th of August by Mrs. Ann Falconer widow the Relict Miss Ann Elizabeth Scorey Falconer spinster the daughter both of Gothic House and William Trinder Smith of Finsbury Circus in the City of London Merchant the executors. The personal estate being sworn under 40,000. The testator left all his real and personal estate to his wife for life, and then to his sons and daughters and their children, as his wife shall by will appoint. Illustrated London News. Fri 31 Aug 1877 London Standard

    Edmonton County: Middlesex
    Year of registration: 1877
    Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep Age at death:64 Volume no: 3A Page no: 119

    William Falconer Year 1877 Court Of Probate Residence STAMFORD HILL
    TNA ref IR27/401
    Record set Index to Death Duty Registers 1796-1903
    i
    /i




    Father: James Falconer b: in Laurencekirk, Kincardine, Scotland c: 25 Apr 1782 in Laurencekirk, Kincardine, Scotland
    Mother: Elizabeth Samuel b: 1783 in Begrums Farm, Mountnessing, Essex c: 4 May 1783 in St Giles, Mountnessing, Essex

    Marriage 1 (Mary) Ann Scorey b: 1823 in Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, South Africa
    • Married: 24 Jun 1841 in Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, South Africa 20
    • Note:
      Marriage Solemnized at Port Elizabeth in the Parish of Port Elizabeth in the district of Uitenhage 1841.
      June 24th 1841 William Falconer Full Age bachelor Master Mariner of Port Elizabeth at the time of his marriage and Ann Scorey Minor Spinster also of Port Elizabeth, after Licence at the house of Captain Scorey at Port Elizabeth aforesaid by me F.W. Cleland A. B. Chaplain.
      This marriage was solemnized between us William Falconer Ann Scorey In the presence of us Will Smith, Elizabeth Wyatt A. M. Wyeth. This was probably the William Smith whose son married Ann's daughter.

      William Falconer Residence: Port Elizabeth Occupation: Master Mariner Date Of Marriage: 24 June 1841 Bride: Ann ScoreyAge Of Bride: Minor Residence Of Bride: Port Elizabeth Notes Of Bride: License; Married at the house of Captain Scorey at Port Elizabeth Witness 1: William Smith Witness 2: Elizabeth Wyatt Witness 3: A.M. Wyatt Entry Number: M83/146 Source: St. Marys Anglican Church, Port Elizabeth.

      http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/cape-and-natal-news/227-cape-and-natal-news-1859-1-january-april.html

      FASHION IN GRAHAM'S TOWN
      What astonished me not a little was the extraordinary fuss made over people, even in middling circumstances, getting married. Every private carriage in the town is borrowed for the occasion and the coachman to boot, who is certain to figure in his best suit and his whipstick decorated with half an ell of narrow white ribbon. All parties invited to the ceremony expect a carriage and pair placed at their disposal. Of course the best turn-out is reserved for their conveyance home after the priest has tied the mystic knot, but in going it is mere chance. The fashion is for the bridegroom to go first and not unfrequently he has to endure a most intolerable penance of an hour and a half before all the friends are assembled. His hopes, however are somewhat freshened by the appearance of several young ladies, dressed to death, who are to officiate as bridesmaids and a numerous progeny of very small children dressed up and flounced like wax dolls. Last of all comes the bride elect, led slowly by her doting father, as though half repented and would fain be off the bargain but its too late. All is at once bustle. The parson commences operations at once, the "I will" is pronounced his work is soon accomplished the clerk says Amen the new made husband gives his wife a buss that runs through the building like a soft note of a bugle declaring his victory, and again the whole of the city carriages, buggies and hackneys are put in requisition to convey all concerned to a jolly good breakfast.
    • Change Date: 7 Jan 2016
    Children
    1. Has No Children James Scorey Falconer b: 17 Jul 1842 in 11, Brunswick Terrace, Commercial Road, Wapping c: 5 Oct 1842 in St James, Butcher Row, Ratcliff, London
    2. Has No Children Ann Elizabeth Scorey Falconer b: 5 Feb 1844 in 11, Brunswick Terrace, Commercial Road, Wapping c: 14 Mar 1844 in St James, Butcher Row, Ratcliff, London
    3. Has No Children William George Scorey Falconer b: 28 Apr 1845 in 11, Brunswick Terrace, Commercial Road, Wapping c: 18 Jun 1845 in St James, Butcher Row, Ratcliff, London
    4. Has Children Janet Isabella Falconer b: 31 Oct 1846 in 11, Brunswick Terrace, Commercial Road, Wapping c: 25 Nov 1846 in St James, Butcher Row, Ratcliff, London
    5. Has Children Elizabeth Matilda Falconer b: 27 Aug 1848 in 20, Mercers Terrace, Salmon Lane, Stepney, London c: 27 Sep 1848 in St James, Butcher Row, Ratcliff, London
    6. Has No Children Alexander Duthie Falconer b: 7 Jul 1850 in 20, Mercers Terrace, Salmon Lane, Stepney c: 1 Aug 1850 in St James, Butcher Row, Ratcliff, London
    7. Has Children Maria Sisson Falconer b: 6 Jan 1852 in 34, Albert Sq., Ratcliff, Stepney, Middlesex E1 0LH c: 15 Apr 1852 in St James, Butcher Row, Ratcliff, London
    8. Has No Children Archibald Sinclair Falconer b: Bet 1 Jul 1853 and 30 Sep 1853 in King Edward's Villas, 2, King Edward's Road, Hackney, Middlesex c: 28 Dec 1853 in St John of Jerusalem, Hackney, Middlesex
    9. Has No Children William Francis Falconer b: in King Edward's Villas, 2, King Edward's Road, Hackney, Middlesex c: 29 Aug 1855 in St John of Jerusalem, Hackney, Middlesex
    10. Has Children Amelia Keith Falconer b: 23 Jan 1857 in King Edward's Villas, 2, King Edward's Road, Hackney, Middlesex c: 17 May 1857 in St John at Hackney, Lower Clapton Road, Middlesex
    11. Has No Children John Henry Falconer b: 26 Nov 1858 in King Edward's Villas, 2, King Edward's Road, Hackney, Middlesex c: 20 Mar 1859 in St John at Hackney, Lower Clapton Road, Middlesex
    12. Has Children Arthur Sisson Falconer b: 1860 c: 18 Nov 1860 in Coulsdon, Surrey
    13. Has Children Florence Mary Falconer b: 12 Sep 1862 in Coulsdon, Surrey c: 5 Oct 1862 in Coulsdon, Surrey
    14. Has Children Edith Constance Falconer b: in Coulsdon, Surrey c: 7 Aug 1864 in Coulsdon, Surrey

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Census 1851
      Title: 1851 census of England. Digital images.
      Author: England.
      Publication: ancestry.co.uk . \i Census 1851\i0 . n.d.
      Text: The 1851 Census of England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man was taken on the night of March 30.
      Repository:
        Name: The National Archives
        Kew
        Richmond
        Surrey TW9 4DU

      Page: digital images, ancestry.co.uk, \i Census 1851\i0 ; citing PRO HO 107
      Quality: 3
      Text: Stepney F24 1551-45 verso and 46 microfilm
    2. Abbrev: Parish Records
      Title: n/a
      Publication: FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
      Text: Birth, baptism marriage and death records copied to microfilm or microfiche.
      Page: FHL microfilm
      Quality: 3
    3. Abbrev: Parish Records
      Title: n/a
      Publication: FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
      Text: Birth, baptism marriage and death records copied to microfilm or microfiche.
      Page: FHL microfilm
      Quality: 4
      Date: 12 Aug 2007
    4. Abbrev: Newspaper announcement
      Title: Newspaper announcement
      Page: The Standard (London, England), Saturday, July 14, 1877; pg. [1]; Issue 16528
      Quality: 3
    5. Abbrev: Probate Calendar 1858-1966
      Title: National Probate Calendar, Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1966.
      Author: Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England.
      Text: http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/probate/copies-of-grants-wills
      Repository:
        Name: Postal Searches and Copies Department, Leeds District Probate Registry
        York House, York Place
        Leeds LS1 2BA UK

      Page: www.ancestry.co.uk
      Quality: 3
      Text: He left 40,000
    6. Abbrev: Death Certificate
      Title: Death Certificates.
      Author: England and Wales. Registrar General.
      Text: The appropriate death certificate is held or has been sighted to confirm the data.
      Page: death certificate
      Quality: 3
      Date: 26 Feb 2007
    7. Abbrev: Apprentice Indentures
      Title: \i Trinity House Calendars\i0 . Digital images.
      Publication: \i Society of Genealogists 1987\i0.
      Text: The record above is an index entry providing a short summary of the information held on this individual within the Trinity House Calendars 1787-1854 collection. You can order a copy of the original documents from The Society of Genealogists, enquiring is free and you are under no obligation to purchase.
      Page: <
      Quality: 3
    8. Abbrev: Tithe Apportionment and Map
      Title: \i Tithe Apportionment and Map\i0; digital image
      Publication: (N.p.: n.p., n.d.) (The Genealogist. I also visited many record offices to view the originals).
    9. Abbrev: Parish registers
      Title: Parish registers.
      Text: Church records can be found in the appropriate record office relevant to the parish, including the London Metropolitan Archives, and the City of London Corporation Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery Department. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London EC2P 2EJ. Sources for High Wycombe were augmented by The EurekA Partnership series of booklets unless personally accessed in High Wycombe Library.
      Repository:
        Name: n/a

      Quality: 3
      Text: address given upon children's baptisms.
    10. Abbrev: The Old Bailey
      Title: "The Old Bailey Proceedings," database, www.oldbaileyonline.org, \i The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's Central Criminal Court 1674-1913 \i0
      Page: accessed 7 Jan 2016), p. 83; Reference Number: t18441021-2473.
      Quality: 3
    11. Abbrev: Parish registers
      Title: Parish registers.
      Text: Church records can be found in the appropriate record office relevant to the parish, including the London Metropolitan Archives, and the City of London Corporation Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery Department. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London EC2P 2EJ. Sources for High Wycombe were augmented by The EurekA Partnership series of booklets unless personally accessed in High Wycombe Library.
      Repository:
        Name: n/a
    12. Abbrev: UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927
      Title: Digital images.
      Author: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK.
      Publication: ancestry. \i Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927\i0.
      Text: Master and Mate certificates issued to merchant seamen by the British Board of Trade.
      Repository:
        Name: National Maritime Museum
        Greenwich
        London
    13. Abbrev: London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
      Title: "London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965," database, www.ancestry.com
      Author: Electoral Registers. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives
    14. Abbrev: Census 1851
      Title: 1851 census of England. Digital images.
      Author: England.
      Publication: ancestry.co.uk . \i Census 1851\i0 . n.d.
      Text: The 1851 Census of England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man was taken on the night of March 30.
      Repository:
        Name: The National Archives
        Kew
        Richmond
        Surrey TW9 4DU

      Page: digital images, ancestry.co.uk, \i Census 1851\i0 ; citing PRO HO 107
      Quality: 3
    15. Abbrev: Directory
      Title: database
      Page: 1856 London Directory.
      Quality: 3
    16. Abbrev: London Freedom of the City Admission Papers 1681-1925 (Ancestry)
      Title: "London Freedom of the City Admission Papers ." Digital images.
      Author: London, England
      Publication: London Metropolitan Archives. COL/CHD/FR/02. www.ancestry.co.uk : n.d.
      Text: This database contains papers associated with application for "Freemen" status. Historically, Freedom papers go back to royal charters granted for the privilege to market, trade, or conduct business. Livery Companies (which originated in guilds) are associations of craftsmen whose members can earn Freemen status and who regulated their trade by controlling wages, labor conditions, and admission by apprenticeship. When an individual is granted Freedom papers they are made "Free of the City of London."

      The three meanings of the word Freeman are: a man who did not have to pay trade taxes and shared in the profits of his borough, a person free of feudal service who had served their apprenticeship and could trade in their own right, and anyone who was a member of a City Guild. "Freedom of the Company" meant that a person had earned freemen status within the company or guild and could then apply for Freedom of the City. The tradition of becoming a Freeman is still practiced today and is a point of pride for both men and women though the practical reasons for membership are no longer necessary.

      Freedom admission papers can record many biographical details about the individual to whom Freemen status is awarded making this collection of particular interest to genealogists. Many of the documents in this collection are "indentures" or sealed agreements for things like apprenticeship agreements. The original document was made with all copies on the same page of parchment. An "indented" or wavy line was drawn between these copies, which were then cut apart straight through the wavy line. When brought together later these copies could be realigned or "tallied" by matching the indented lines.
      Fitzhugh, Terrick V. H. and Susan Lumas. The Dictionary of Genealogy.
      Page: William Falconer (www.ancestry.co.uk); citing London Metropolitan Archive; Reference Number: COL/CHD/FR/02/1904-1905.
      Quality: 3
    17. Abbrev: Herts Guardian, Agricultural Journal, and General Advertiser
      Title: \i Herts Guardian, Agricultural Journal, and General Advertiser \i0
      Author: http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/newspapers. Copyright British Newspaper Archives.
      Page: "The Railway Accident," Saturday 24 March 1860, p. 5; digital images.
      Quality: 3
    18. Abbrev: Census 1871
      Title: 1871 census of England. Digital images.
      Author: The National Archives of the UK.
      Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc. \i Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871\i0 . www.ancestry.co.uk : 2005
      Text: Census Returns of England and Wales. : Public Record Office (PRO), 1871.
      The census of 1871 was taken on 2 April 1871
      Repository:
        Name: The National Archives
        Kew
        Richmond
        Surrey TW9 4DU

      Page: digital images, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., \i Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871\i0 (www.ancestry.co.uk); citing PRO RG 10
      Quality: 3
    19. Abbrev: Marriage Certificate
      Title: Marriage Certificates.
      Author: England and Wales. Registrar General.
      Text: The appropriate marriage certificate is held (or has been sighted) to confirm the data.
      Page: marriage certificate
      Quality: 3
    20. Abbrev: Marriage Certificate South Africa
      Title: Digital images.

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