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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
  • 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'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: Ealing Grove 20 Jun 1835
  • Note: Shipping arrival: Ealing Grove, Falconer, from Dominica. 8
  • Event: Capture of a slave ship 1837 Africa
  • Note: A survey was held on the slave brig on Thursday by Captain Falconer of the Ealing Grove...who reported minutely on the damage she had sustained, and that she was not in a fit state to proceed to sea. 9
  • 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
    10
  • Event: Shipping Intelligence 1838
  • Note:
    FROM ALGOA BAY-
    The Velox, Falconer, Oct. 24, for the Mauritius.
    A Mr. Falconer arrived in South Africa from Liverpool as Master of the Bland. He was Master of the Schooner Velox from 9 Mar 1838 until after July 17 1840, but before 1842. Records are then incomplete. This ship ran London-Cape-Ceylon-Mauritius-Sydney. This could have been transporting mail, or it may have been moving cargo. Sugar for example was brought in from the Mauritius until Natal provided enough. Patterson, owner of the Wapping Yard built the Schooner Velox (154 tons) in 1834. In 1836 the responsibility for sea mail was transferred from the Post Office to the Admiralty who called for tenders to transport the mail.
    11
  • Event: Shipping manifest 23 Jun 1841
  • Note:
    Cape Frontier Times (Grahamstown) 23rd June 1841.
    The passengers mentioned as travelling on the Brig Harmony, under J. Douglas, included Mr & Mrs Scheuble, Mr Chase, Mr Robb, Mr Falconer, Mr Mettlerkemp, Mr Elster and 9 in steerage.
    This was possibly William travelling back for his forthcoming marriage. Harmony reached Table Bay on 10 June 1841 and Algoa Bay on 15 June 1841.
  • Event: Address 1842-1848 11, Brunswick Terrace, Commercial Road, Wapping 12
  • 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
    10
  • Event: Ealing Grove Oct 1843 Gravesend, Kent
  • Note: sailed for Dominica, under Falconer. 13
  • Event: Witness statement 21 Oct 1844 The Old Bailey, London
  • Note:
    2473. JOSHUA DOE and THOMAS RAINEY were indicted for stealing 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 Doe was my apprentice. On the 11th of Oct., there was a cask of rum in the after-hold I came on board that morning the mate reported to me that the cask of rum had been spiled I went below, and found the cask had been spiled, and in Rainey's berth I found four bottles of rum he was a sailor in the ship two bottles of rum had been previously found in Doe's chest I then sent for an officer who took the prisoners I have compared the bottles of rum with that in the cask, and I believe it is the same neither of the prisoners had any business with any rum I asked Rainey about it, but he denied it till he was in custody they confessed it before the Magistrate I saw Mr. Ballantine sign this (looking at the depositions) this is his signature(read)The 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 GUILTY. Aged 19.RAINEY GUILTY. Aged 22.
    Recommended to mercy by the Jury and
    Prosecutor. Confined Six Days.
    14
  • Event: Shipping manifest 18 Aug 1845
  • Note:

    In 1845 he was Master of the Brig. Plumstead which left London on Oct 9 1845 and arrived in Algoa Bay on Dec.14 1845. The cargo was all sundries. Passengers included Mrs. Falconer, child and Miss Robinson.
    15
  • Event: Shipping Intelligence 1847
  • Note:
    Arrived in Port Elizabeth
    Dec 19, Johanna, W. Falconer from London 29 Sept. to this port. Cargo sundries. Passengers Mesdms WEYMESS, FALCONER, MULLENS and BAXTER, Captain WEYMESS, Messrs SIMPSON, NIGHTINGALE and DRIVER, 2 Children and 2 Servants, 3 in the steerage.
    16
  • Event: Address 1848-1850 20, Mercers Terrace, Salmon Lane, Stepney 17
  • 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.
    Aug 28 1848 he received a First Class cert. from Trinity House, London. It was stated that he was formerly master of "Joanna" of London 295 tons. London Gazette Issue 20894, Page 3291
    18
  • Event: Shipping manifest 5 Apr 1848 Algoa Bay, South Africa
  • Note:
    On April 5 1848 the barque Johanna, lying in Algoa Bay, was driven on shore along with other ships "during a most terrific gale," her cables parting during a S.E. gale. The Johanna was bound for London and was ready for the sea. Although no lives were lost the ship was expected to be a "total wreck." She had became yet another victim of the infamous south-east gales at this Cape port. The Spectator (London), reported on 10 June 1848 that Falconer's Johanna was not alone in her disaster: the Martha under Capt W. Woolley, from London, was wrecked in the same gale at Algoa Bay; her crew was saved.

    Johanna was a British wooden barque of 274 tons, recently built in 1843 in Newcastle and was captained by William Falconer. She had been to Algoa Bay without mishap the year before under Falconer's expert command. He had had 19 years' sailing as a merchant mariner, gaining experience during these years under his father's guidance.
  • Event: The eldest daughter of the owner of this grotto in Margate married F. Mercer who went into partnership with my 3x grandfather, as shipping agents and won the contract for the first official postal service to South Africa Mercer & Falconer connection Abt 1850
  • Note:
    Mercer lived in the same road as the Falconer family, so some of his children were baptised in the same church and at the same time.

    The Margate Shell Grotto - Kent Archaeological Society www.kentarchaeology.ac/authors/023.pdf

    This imposing grave on the main roadway to the chapels from the Manston Road is for Captain Francis John Mercer, Master Mariner and his family. He was born on the 20th of May 1819, son of Samuel Mercer (the younger), a member of this prosperous family of timber merchants and builders who also owned much property in the town. Rather than entering the family business Francis became apprenticed to the sea. By 1841 he was part owner of the brigantine 'Harrington', the year in which his first child, Emma, was born, possibly at sea as her birth was registered in New Zealand on the 29th July. Francis John Mercer had married Arabella Newlove in 1840, she being the eldest daughter of James Newlove, owner of Margate's Shell Grotto. They had six children in total, the second youngest, Caroline (later Caroline Drewe-Mercer who died in 1922 and is also buried in the cemetery tomb) being registered as having been born 'At sea, off Cape Town' in 1851, so it would appear that Arabella often travelled the world with her husband. Francis gained his master's ticket in 1849.

    Of course the 19th century was a very good era in which to be involved with deep sea shipping; fortunes were made. By the mid 1850's when still a relatively young man, Captain Mercer had left the sea and begun a business career ashore, investing his money in a shipping agency, in which he was an equal partner. Trading as Falconer & Mercer, the firm had London offices at 123, Leadenhall Street, where for several years they had been loading brokers for clipper ships operating between the Thames and Table Bay, South Africa. In 1853, the Union Line of steamships was formed, having previously operated as the Union Collier Company. In 1856 the Union Line's office was at Oriental Place, Canute Road, Southampton. Thomas Hill was appointed as Agent and most interestingly, George Yeates Mercer, brother of Francis, named as Secretary. By 1858 Falconer & Mercer had been appointed London Agents for the Union Line, which had inaugurated its first South Africa mail run with the steamship 'DANE', which arrived at Cape Town on the 29th October, 1857, after a 44 day voyage.

    By 1872 William Falconer had left the business which then traded as F.J. Mercer and moved its office in that year just a short distance to 11 Leadenhall Street. In that same year George Yeates Mercer was Southampton Manager of the Union Line and it is obvious that close business ties between the two companies were maintained. In fact, in 1877, Francis Mercer's office was taken over by the Union Line when it moved its administration to London.

    The main competition of the Union Line on the South Africa run was the Castle Line, the companies merging in 1900 to become the Union-Castle line. Retiring around 1878, the Mercers took up residence at Elmhurst, Bedonwell, Erith, Kent where Francis died on the 4th January 1889, his body being transported back to his old home for interment. Inscribed under his name on the obelisk is this fitting requiem for a sailor ~ "Through storm and tempest passed, a haven found at last". Arabella outlived Francis, passing away on the 6th October 1893. She too lies at rest in the Margate tomb and under her name is inscribed :- "At rest, life's troubles o'er, we trust in God and weep no more".
    From an article by Mick Twyman researched by John Acheson, Alf Beeching and Alan Ricketts.
    19
  • Event: Address 1851-1853 34, Albert Square, Ratcliff, Stepney, Middlesex E1 0LH
  • Note:
    HO107 piece 1551 folio 45 page 83
    Falconer, William Head Married M 38 1813 Master Mariner St George East, Middlesex
    Falconer, Ann Wife Married F 27 1824 Cape of Good Hope
    Falconer, Ann E Daughter F 7 1844 Scholar Ratcliffe, Middlesex
    Falconer, Janet J Daughter F 4 1847 Stepney, Middlesex
    Falconer, Elizabeth Daughter F 2 1849 Limehouse, Middlesex
    Falconer, Alexander Son M 0 (8 MOS) 1851 Limehouse, Middlesex
    Clarke, Fanny Visitor Unmarried F 22 1829 Bath, Somersetshire
    Rainey, Thomas Visitor Unmarried M 31 1820 Mariner Dominica, West Indies
    Spall, Eliza Servant Unmarried F 31 1820 Housemaid Bruisyard, Suffolk
    Waggett, Ann Servant Unmarried F 22 1829 Nurse Maid Stepney, Middlesex
    Ann's niece Maria Scorey was living next door.
    Booth's map shows this to be a well to do area. He also lived next to the curate of St Mary's, St George in the East.
    20
  • Event: Shipping manifest 1851
  • Note: On Aug 12 1851 he arrived in Algoa Bay on the Schooner Cramona from Table Bay. The passengers included Mrs. Falconer and three children. This should have been four, so who was missing? At this time they were living at 34, Albert Square, next door to Maria Scorey, ne Robinson, Ann's cousin and also her step mother.
  • Event: certificate of competency application Certificate 31 Mar 1851 34, Albert Square, Ratcliff, Stepney, Middlesex E1 0LH
  • Note: His previous certificate was a Trinity House class 1 dated London 28 August 1848. Cert. numbr 1019. 18
  • Event: Master Mariner Certificate 5 Apr 1851 34, Albert Square, Ratcliff, Stepney, Middlesex E1 0LH 21 18
  • Event: competency as Master Certificate 8 Apr 1851 34, Albert Square, Ratcliff, Stepney, Middlesex E1 0LH
  • Note: Cert no 1019 was also given upon an extra examination passed in London. 18
  • 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 and was described as a broker. His work partner Mercer also lived here at no.3 and had his daughter Arabella baptised the same day and place. 17 20
  • Event: Shipping manifest 1853 Velox
  • Note:
    VELOX 32338 Sydney, 1853, Sail Appropriation Books, RSS
    Sydney, NSW MNL, 1857
    Sydney, Sail, 142 tons MNL, 1860
    Sydney, NSW, Sail MNL, 1870
    By 1870 this ship no longer belonged to William Falconer as it had been transferred to William Peverley of Sydney N.S.W.
  • Occupation: Ship Insurance Broker 1855-1871 11, Leadenhall Street, City of London
  • Event: Falconer and Mercer, ship & insurance agents Address 1856 19a, New East India Chambers, 23, Leadenhall Street, London 22
  • Occupation: ship agent 1856 23, Leadenhall Street, London
  • Event: Shipping Intelligence 1856 London
  • Note: Messrs. Falconer and Mercer, of London, has just returned from Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, in 47 days, to the Downs, being the quickest passage on record 23
  • Event: Union Line's Office 1856 Oriental Place, Canute Road, Southampton
  • Note:
    This was the address of P & O offices.
    http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLibraries/1770.asp?view=text
  • Event: Freedom admissions papers 30 Oct 1856 London 24
  • 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.
  • Occupation: Shipping Agent for the Union Line 1858 London
  • Event: shipping news 1859
  • Note:
    Jan 1859 Cape and Natal News 1859 1 January - April
    The Skimmer of the Seas was dispatched yesterday by Messrs. Falconer and Mercer from Gravesend for Algoa Bay. She took the following passengers.
  • Event: Address 1860 2, Villas, King Edward Road, Hackney, London 25
  • Event: Address 1861 The Common, Homefield House, Coulsdon, Surrey
  • Event: Address 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.
  • Event: Court appeal 1864 London
  • Note:
    Cause number: 1864 F63. C 16/199/F63
    Short title: In the matter of the estate of James Falconer, deceased: Falconer v Falconer.
    Documents: Administration summons.
    Plaintiffs: Isabella Sophia Leslie Falconer.
    Defendants: William Falconer and Charles Frederick Robinson.
    SFP. Covering dates 1864
    Short title: In the matter of the estate of James Falconer, deceased: Holbeck v Falconer.
    Documents: Administration summons, memorandum.
    Plaintiffs: Sarah Janet Holbeck by Francis John Mercer her next friend.
    Defendants: William Falconer and Charles Frederick Robinson.
    SFP. Covering dates 1864
    26
  • Event: Address 14 May 1869 27 East India chambers in the City of London Ship Broker
  • Note: He was an executor to Sarah nee Samuel's Will in Mountnessing. He was described as a ship broker. 27
  • Event: Address 1870-1876 Gothic House, 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
    20 28
  • Event: Windus family research to do 1870 Hackney Archives
  • Note:
    Windus family
    Family papers, including sale catalogue of D/F/WIN Gothic House, Stamford Hill, 1831-70
    http://www.hackney.gov.uk/c-archives-comprehensive-page12.htm
  • Event: office premises Bef 1872 23, Leadenhall Street, London
  • Event: F. J. Mercer and Co. office 1872 11, Leadenhall Street, City of London
  • Note: William left the business in 1872.
  • Event: The Gazette 2 Jan 1874 London
  • Note:
    The following notice was posted to the London Gazette:Issue:24050 Page:21
    The partnership heretofore existing between us the undersigned William Falconer and Francis John Mercer, carrying on business as Ship and Insurance brokers, at no. 11 Leadenhall-street, in the city of London,was this day disolved by mutual consent. 31st December 1873
    William Falconer Francis John Mercer.
  • Event: gentleman Status 1875-1876 29
  • Occupation: Captain in the Merchant Service
  • Note: Information on both Florence and Edith's marriages, 9 years after he died.
  • Change Date: 24 Sep 2016 at 23:18
  • 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, 31 August 1877 - South Wales Daily News

    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: 1782 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 30
    • Event: Marriage in Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, South Africa
    • Note:
      William Falconer of 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 in the Parish of Port Elizabeth in the district of Uitenhage 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.
      Entry Number: M83/146 Source: St. Marys Anglican Church, Port Elizabeth.
    • Event: Marriage in South Africa
    • Note:
      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: 1 Sep 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 Square, 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: 1855 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 in Homefield House, Coulsdon, Surrey c: 18 Nov 1860 in Coulsdon, Surrey
    13. Has Children Florence Mary Falconer b: 12 Sep 1862 in Homefield House, Coulsdon, Surrey c: 5 Oct 1862 in St John, Coulsdon, Surrey
    14. Has Children Edith Constance Falconer b: 13 Jul 1864 in Homefield House, Coulsdon, Surrey c: 7 Aug 1864 in Coulsdon, Surrey

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Census 1851
      Title: 1851. 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: Morning Advertiser
      Title: \i Morning Advertiser\i0
      Author: London.
      Repository:
        Name: Findmypast

      Page: "Vessels entered inwards at the Custom House.," 22 June 1835, p. 1; digital images on findmypast.
      Quality: 3
    9. Abbrev: London Courier and Evening Gazette
      Title: \i London Courier and Evening Gazette \i0
      Author: findmypast.
      Page: "Capture of a slave ship," 15 June 1837; digital images on findmypast.
      Quality: 3
    10. 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).
    11. Abbrev: Morning Post
      Title: Morning Post and Fashionable World
      Publication: www.findmypast.co.uk
      Page: Morning Post Wed 16 Jan 1839
      Quality: 3
    12. Abbrev: Parish registers
      Title: Parish registers.
      Text: Church records can be found in the appropriate record office relevant to the parish, including the LMA in London. 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.
    13. Abbrev: Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser
      Title: \i Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser\i0
      Page: 27 Oct 1843; digital images by findmypast.
      Quality: 3
    14. 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
    15. Abbrev: Morning Post
      Title: Morning Post and Fashionable World
      Publication: www.findmypast.co.uk
      Page: Morning Post Mon 18 Aug 1845
      Quality: 3
    16. Abbrev: eggsa SA
      Title: Digital images.
      Publication: http://www.eggsa.org/website.
      Page: Tuesday 28 December 1847 http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/cape-frontier-times/920-cape-frontier-times-1847-4-october-december; (http://www.eggsa.org/website : accessed 22 Aug 2016)
      Quality: 3
    17. Abbrev: Parish registers
      Title: Parish registers.
      Text: Church records can be found in the appropriate record office relevant to the parish, including the LMA in London. Sources for High Wycombe were augmented by The EurekA Partnership series of booklets unless personally accessed in High Wycombe Library.
      Repository:
        Name: n/a
    18. Abbrev: UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927
      Title: Digital images.
      Author: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK., BT115 1845-1854
      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
    19. Abbrev: Website
      Title: database
      Page: accessed 22 Aug 2015), Falconer connection; http://www.margatecemetery.co.uk/Page-6-Grave-No.1-The-Mercer-Grave.htm.
      Quality: 3
    20. 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
    21. Abbrev: Census 1851
      Title: 1851. 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
    22. Abbrev: Directory
      Title: database
      Page: 1856 London Directory.
      Quality: 3
    23. Abbrev: London Standard
      Title: \i London Standard\i0
      Page: London Standard Thu 18 Dec 1856; digital images on findmypast.
      Quality: 3
    24. 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
    25. 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
    26. Media: Newspaper
      Abbrev: The Gazette
      Title: The Gazette
      Author: HMSO
      Publication: The London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes are published by TSO (The Stationery Office) under the superintendence of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO), part of The National Archives and are subject to Crown Copyright. You may quote or transcribe freely and without formal permission, but you must give the document reference number.
    27. 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
    28. Abbrev: Census 1871
      Title: 1871. Digital images.
      Author: England. 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: Held at TNA, formerly the PRO. The 1871 Census for England was taken on the night of 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
    29. 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
    30. Abbrev: Marriage Certificate South Africa
      Title: Digital images.

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