- Robert, son of William Howckot
(gentleman of Coventry) apprenticed to Richard Crosse, a stationer on 30
September 1602 (1).
- Robert Howcott, stationer, took up his freedom
on 6 November 1609 (2).
son of John Howcott (butcher of Shearsby, Leicestershire) apprenticed to
William Harvie, a butcher on 24 August 1610 (3).
son of William Howcot (a fellmonger of Coventry)
apprenticed to Thomas Moore plumber of London (4).
of a case at The Court of Requests relating to a debt owed by John Howcott
to Euseby Isham state that at "Trinity Term
last" John Howcott came to the chamber of William Powers in Clements
Hyde of Islington sentenced to be whipped for stealing a wether sheep belonging to Robert Howcott of the same
or 1619 - George
Howcott admitted to the livery of the Butchers' Company during the year
beginning November 1618 (3).
Howkett "out of Mr Waterworte's
house" buried in the body of the church at St James, Clerkenwell (7).
- The register of St James, Clerkenwell records
the burial of "Mr Francis Howcott, out of Mr Waterworte's
house, in ye church". Francis was the son of Robert & Katherine
Howcott and christened at Bruntingthorpe,
Leicestershire in 1601 (8).
- Robert Howcott married Elizabeth Barnes at St
Gregory by Saint Paul.
- Robert Howcott provided information to the House
of Lords "that one Talley told him, that one Tench
brought Irons to the Scaffold at the Murder of the King, and dipped his
Handkerchief in the Blood of the King" (9). This relates to the
execution of Charles I which took place in 1648/9.
- Francis, son of John & Ellinor
Howcott, christened at St Sepulchre, London.
- William Howcot of Poplar buried at St Dunstan Stepney on 18
- George Howcutt married Ann Smith at St Leonard, Shoreditch.
It is likely that George was a son of William and Sarah (Allom) Howcutt of
Brixworth. George & Ann were almost certainly the parents of at least
eight children born between 1801 and 1827 children, most if not all at
Southwark or Finsbury. The last member of that family with the Howcutt
surname was their daughter-in-law Sarah, who died at Camberwell in
- Joseph Howcott married Elizabeth Linnett at St Dunstan, Stepney. He was probably the son
of William & Sarah (Allom) Howcutt who had been christened at Brixworth
in 1770. It is likely that he was the same person as Joseph Howcutt who
died, aged 70, at Lambeth Workhouse in 1841.
- Children of Charles Howcutt christened at St
Dunstan, Stepney. This is the earliest record of the family in East End of
London. Charles had been christened at Brampton, Huntingdonshire in 1792, a
son of William & Ann (Franklin) Howcutt. His father was a son of
William and Sarah (Allom) Howcutt of Brixworth.
(1) “A Transcript of the Registers of the
Company of Stationers of London, 1554-1640”, edited by Edward Arber,
privately printed. (London, 1875-77), Volume II, part 1, page 117b.
(2) “A Transcript of the Registers of the
Company of Stationers of London, 1554-1640” (as above), Volume III, page
(3) Guildhall Library: Butchers’ Company,
Warden’s account book: CLC/L/BI/D/003/MS06440/002/001.
(4) Records of the Plumbers' Company, London.
(5) The National Archives (TNA): REQ2/295/21.
(6) London Metropolitan Archives: Middlesex
Sessions Records - Sessions roll 540/56,60. Gaol
Delivery roll 2/48d.
(7) Administration for the estate of John Hawcott of Seasbie (i.e.
Shearsby) was granted at Leicester in 1620. This, along with a reference in
John Waterworth's will to John Bourne of Knaptoft, which is about one mile from Shearsby,
indicate that John Howkett and John Hawcott were the same person.
(8) In depositions for the case Howcott v Sacheverell in 1627, John Oliver testified that
Robert Howcott and his late son Francis Howcott had been lending out sums
of money in London (TNA: C22/711/26).
(9) House of Lords Journal, volume 11, 1 August
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