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    George Farmiloe[1, 2, 3]

    Male 1826 - 1906  (80 years)


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    • Name George Farmiloe 
      Born 16 Jan 1826  Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      Gender Male 
      Baptism 26 Mar 1826  Clerkenwell (St. James) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      Occupation Between 1846 and 1900  Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
      Merchant 
      • George helped his father build up a prosperous manufacturing business from the original builders' merchant and glaziers business. He formed a limited company with his son Thomas Meakin and nephew James Meakin, in November 1897 (copy Memorandum of Association held). His daughters Elizabeth (Spinster), Amy Constance (Spinster), Fanny Marion (Married Woman of Melbourne, Australia), Alice Emilie (Married Woman), Ethel Mary (Spinster), Florence Pigott (Spinster) and Kate Louise (Spinster) all subscribed for one share each. By an agreement dated 15 December 1897, he converted £102,120 owed to him by the company on bills of exchange into shares with his son who likewise converted £53,340 of debt into shares ( see the copy of the agreement).
      Court case 3 Jan 1859  the Old Bailey, City of London Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
      was a witness in a trial of two men accused of stealing lead, 
      • 187. THOMAS BROWNING (44), and JOHN SMITH PERRY (34) , Stealing 6 cwt. of lead, and a variety of house fixtures, value 44l. 19s., of James Sivewright, fixed to a building.
        ...GEORGE FABMILOE . I am a lead and glass merchant of 118, St. John-street—I know the prisoners—I can speak confidently to Browning, and I believe I have seen Perry twice or three times—I first saw Perry about December 1st.—I cannot say what he brought on that occasion, but he brought me old lead on several occasions, ordinary old gutters—he may have brought me some pipe, but I do not remember it—he brought me thin sheet lead as if it had been used for roofing and flushing—he gave the name of Reeve, Endell-street—on Wednesday 8th December, Browning brought two gutters weighing 1 cwt.—I weighed it, sent into the counting-house, and I believe he took the money for it—I am the son of the head of the firm.
        [James Farmiloe his brother also gave evidence.]
      Census 1861  15 Tollington Park, Upper Holloway, Finsbury Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
      • The 1861 Census shows George (aged 35) living at this address with his wife E, daughters Elizabeth (4) and Amy Constance (5 months) and sons Thomas Meakin (3) and George Frederick (2)
      Livery 1865  [9, 10
      Fruiterer's Company 
      • The record of admission as a Freeman of the City of London refers to his request to join the Fruiterer's Company rather than the Cordwainers of which his father was a Liveryman. George became the Master of the Company in 1874.
      Freeman 7 Feb 1865  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
      • The Order of the Court of Mayor and Aldermen records that " upon reading the humble petition of George Farmiloe and it appearing that the Petitioner is the son of George Farmiloe Citizen and Cordwainer of London and was born after his father's admission to the Freedom of this City whereby he has a right to the same in the said Company of Cordwainers but for particular reasons prayed to be admitted to the Company of Fruiterers It is Ordered that he be admitted into the Freedom of this City by patrimony and in the said Company of Fruiterers.
      Occupation 6 Aug 1866  Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
      Land Tax Commissioner 
      Census 1881  Saint Pancras Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
      • The 1881 Census index shows Geo. Farmiloe aged 55, Head of the household, a Widower whose occupation was in Lead & Glass. His children Elizabeth (25), Thomas Meakin (23), Florence Pigott (11) and Kate Louise (9) were there on Census night. Alice Emilie (15) and Ethel Mary (13) were at a boarding school in Ealing. It is not known where the other children were.
      Residence Abt 1889  Hampstead, London (formerly Middlesex) Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
      43 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead 
      • In the period c.1860 to 1890, a large number of beautiful houses were built in Hampstead. Fitzjohn's Avenue, Frognal, and along the borders of the Heath. There is a list of houses rated to the relief of the poor in April 1889, at an assessment based on a gross value of not less than £400 a year. Included in the list is 43 Maresfield Gardens owned by George Farmiloe, Jun.
      Intvw 6 Jun 1894  Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
      was interviewed by a researcher on behalf of Charles Booth 
      • Charles Booth's Inquiry into the Life and Labour of the People in London, undertaken between 1886 and 1903 was one of several surveys of working class life carried out in the 19th century. It is the only survey for which the original notes and data have survived and therefore provides a unique insight into the development of the philosophy and methodology of social investigation in the United Kingdom.

        The survey was published as Life and Labour of the People 2 vols (London: 1889) (title of Vol 2 reads Labour and Life of the People), Labour and Life of the People 2 vols & Appendix (London: 1889-1891 2nd ed.), Life and Labour of the People in London 9 vols & Maps (London: 1892-1897) and Life and Labour of the People in London 17 vols (London: Macmillan,1902-1903). However, Booth included in the published volumes only information that could be quantified, and which would not identify or embarrass any individual interviewee. For these reasons much of the vivid detail can only be traced through use of the original notebooks.
        The survey notes and data form a rich and varied resource for investigation into the social and economic history of late 19th century London. Living and working conditions, the lives and employment of women, organisation of trade and industry, the effects of national and international migration, leisure activities, and the religious life of the capital are all described in detail. The Booth collection held by the Archives Division of the British Library of Political and Economic Science (London School of Economics) contains 450 original notebooks from the survey
      Business 23 May 1895  [16
      George Farmiloe entered into a deed of partnership with four of his brothers. 
      • An Indenture dated 23 May 1895 records that James Farmiloe entered into partnership with his brothers Thomas, William, John and George to establish a formal partnership to carry on business as lead manufacturers at the Island Lead Mills, Island Row, Limehouse with effect from 1 January 1895. The deed records that the business had been carried on for some time before that. It would appear that James was the senior or majority partner and was to be the Manager of the business.
      Co form 17 Nov 1897  [2
      converted the business 
      • The Memorandum of Association of George Farmiloe & Sons, Limited was signed on 17 November 1897 and the company was registered on 18 November 1897. In addition to George and his son Thomas Meakin, the subscribers to the Memorandum of Association included his nephew James Meakin, and his daughters Elizabeth, Amy Constance, Fanny Marion, Alice Emilie, Ethel Mary, Florence Pigott and Kate Louise. The meeting must have been a major family occasion as Fanny Marion was married and her address was given as Melbourne, Australia.
        All the subscribers took up one share each. However, by an agreement made on 15 December 1897, George and Thomas Meakin were allotted the following shares credited as fully paid against the cancellation of bills of exchange drwan by them on the Company for the face value:

        Preference Shares of £10 Ordinary Shares of £10
        George Farmiloe 8,212 2,000
        Thomas Meakin 4,434 1,000
      Pastimes Hampstead, London (formerly Middlesex) Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
      was a keen cricketer. 
      • George was President of his own cricket club. The Club seems to have held Annual Dinners from 1899. The Menu of the Sixth Annual Dinner held on 31 December 1904 has survived (copy held). A plentiful six courses were offered including Soups (Consomme Julienne and Thick Ox Tail), Fish (Boiled Turbot and Fillet of Sole), Entree (Chicken Cutlets and Peas), Joints (Roast Saddle of Mutton and Roast Sirloin of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding), Vegetables (Brussels Sprouts, Turnip Tops, Boiled and Baked Potatoes), Poultry (Boiled Turkey and Ham with Mashed Potatoes and Braised Celery), Sweets (Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce, Mince Pies, Meringue Creams, Fruit, Iced Pudding; Cheese and Celery) and Dessert.
      photo 31 Dec 1904  [18
      or image was used for 
      • The photograph was printed on the George Farmiloe Cricket Club Dinner Menu held on 31 December 1904.
      Probate 1906  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
      • Estate valued at £120,329: 11; 4d. (about £6.9 million at 2009 values, according to The National Archives currency converter).
      _FSFTID LCJS-MXR 
      _UID C91EA8A5394DDB45A3020E17A1931E50468F 
      Died 12 Mar 1906  [19
      • Date of death recorded in PPR.
      Person ID I15  Farmiloe
      Last Modified 5 Sep 2014 

      Father George Farmiloe,   b. 9 Feb 1799, Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1891, Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
      Mother Elizabeth Meakin,   b. 1794, Stone, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1871, Tyllerye House, Park Road, Holloway, Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
      Married 31 Aug 1823  Christ Church (Spitalfields) Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
      • George and Elizabeth married by licence (like George's grandfather William). The marriage was solemnised by Neil Sheldale Buter. Thomas Meakin and Mary Noble were witnesses
      Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Elizabeth Pigott 
      Married 29 Sep 1855  [4
      Children 
       1. Elizabeth Farmiloe,   b. 12 Aug 1856,   d. Yes, date unknown
       2. Thomas Meakin Farmiloe,   b. 5 Dec 1857,   d. Yes, date unknown
       3. George Frederick Farmiloe,   b. 13 May 1859,   d. Yes, date unknown
       4. Amy Constance Farmiloe,   b. 24 Oct 1860,   d. Yes, date unknown
       5. Fanny Marion Farmiloe,   b. 15 Apr 1862,   d. 1926  (Age 63 years)
       6. William Percy Farmiloe,   b. 3 Apr 1864,   d. Yes, date unknown
       7. Alice Emilie Farmiloe,   b. 23 Jul 1865,   d. Yes, date unknown
       8. Rebecca Beatrice Farmiloe,   b. 16 Sep 1866,   d. 1866
       9. Ethel Mary Farmiloe,   b. 26 Nov 1867,   d. Yes, date unknown
       10. Florence Pigott Farmiloe,   b. 1 Dec 1869,   d. Yes, date unknown
       11. Kate Louise Farmiloe,   b. 26 Apr 1871,   d. 1959  (Age 87 years)
      Last Modified 31 Mar 2016 
      Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • On the death of his father George Senior in 1891, George succeeeded.The firm was converted into a limited company with his son Thomas Meakin and his nephew James.

    • Sources 
      1. [S2] GEDCOM file imported on 25 Dec 2003.

      2. [S32] Company file (Reliability: 3).

      3. [S1] GEDCOM file imported on 4 January 2012.

      4. [S3] P C Edwards Pedigree.

      5. [S26] Borough of Finsbury Official Guide: 1958, p.107.

      6. [S32] Company file, George Farmiloe & Sons Limited no.50684.

      7. [S141] Old Bailey proceedings, 187 (Reliability: 2).

      8. [S34] Pearman Special Collection, Box 4; Packet N.

      9. [S254] Freedom Admission.

      10. [S61] Times, the, 15 October 1874 p.5.

      11. [S254] Freedom Admission, COL/CHD/FR/02/2005-2007 (Reliability: 3).
        via ancestry.co.uk
        Copy held

      12. [S116] London Ancestor website.
        An Act to appoint additional Commissioners for executing the Acts for granting a Land Tax and other Rates and Taxes. [6th August 1866]

        For the Rest of the County of Middlesex.
        George Farmiloe junior, 118, Saint John Street, West Smithfield

      13. [S35] Census: 1881 Surname Index: Middlesex, Census ref: RG 11/ 0212 57 29.

      14. [S36] Records of Hampstead, pp. 80-81.

      15. [S123] Charles Booth Archive, Booth B89, pp70-72 (Reliability: 3).
        http://booth.lse.ac.uk/

      16. [S186] Indenture dated 23 May 1895 (Reliability: 3).

      17. [S33] Farmiloe, George: Cricket Club Dinner Menu.

      18. [S33] Farmiloe, George: Cricket Club Dinner Menu (Reliability: 3).

      19. [S37] Probate Calendar National Index, 1906.

      20. [S21] Christ Church Spitalfields PR, Page 279.