Howcutt & Howcott family history




Recent repairs to this house at Shearsby, Leicestershire make the carving that records William & Anne Howcott a great deal easier to read. William Howcott and Anne Garrett were married at Willoughby Waterless on 31 May 1658.

Barbara Houtman and her son Roger Matthews sharing their family history discoveries at the 2006 Howcott reunion. Barbara was a daughter of Axie Hattie Frances Howcott (1888-1962).

Sarah Moodey (1808-1886) was born at Barlavington, a parish in the South Downs of Sussex, which had a population of 78 in 1811. She moved to London where in 1830 she married John Howcutt. They had nine children whilst living at Brighton and later at Brixworth. Read more

Charles B Howcott Jr was born and raised at Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from Indiana State University and later received his Masters degree in music from New York University. An accomplished musician and choir master, he inspired numerous students and nurtured their wellbeing. Read more

In 1743, Dr James Stonhouse and Rev Philip Doddridge founded an infirmary at George Row, Northampton with the noble policy of admitting "the Poor, Sick, Lame and no money, gift or reward is taken of them or their friends on any account whatever". Read more

The Methodist chapel at Church Street, Brixworth dates back to 1811 and had at least two connections with the Howcutt family. Read more

This picture shows the stump of Brixworth Market Cross about 1900. The building immediately behind the steps was constructed in 1811 with funds that Thomas Roe left in 1665 to educate children from Brixworth and Scaldwell. It is likely that many of the Howcutt children living at Brixworth during the 19th century spent at least a few years studying there.



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