What did they look like?

 

Army and Prison Records give written descriptions of the following people:

 

Charles Herbert Howcutt (1875-1930)

5ft 9 in tall, 154 lb weight, 35/38 in chest. Fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair. Details from record of enlistment in the Coldstream Guards, February 1894.

 

James Howcutt (1806-    )

5ft 3 in tall. Blue eyes, brown hair. Details from record when James was transported to Tasmania in 1827.

 

Oliver Howcutt (1866-1938)

5ft 8 in tall, 142 lb weight, 36/38 in chest. Fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair. Details from record of application to join the Royal Artillery, September 1892.

 

William Howcutt (1792-1878)

5ft 5 in tall. Fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, round face. Details from record of enlistment in the 23rd Dragoons, August 1808.

 

William Howcutt (1860-1892)

5ft 5 in tall, 129 lb weight, 34 in chest. Fair complexion, light blue eyes, brown hair. Details from record of enlistment in the 4th Regiment of Foot, March 1878.