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    John Farmiloe[1, 2]

    Male 1839 - 1917  (77 years)


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    • Name John Farmiloe 
      Born 29 Dec 1839  Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
      • The certificate states that John was the son of George Farmiloe, window glass cutter of 114 St. John Street.and Elizabeth Farmiloe formerly Meaking (sic)
      Gender Male 
      Census 1861  Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      Address:
      Fillerye House, Park Road 
      • John Farmiloe was living at Fillerye House, Park Road, St Mary Islington, Islington with his parwnts George and Elizabeth, and brothers William. Lewis and Henry, and Mary Cross, their servant.
      Court case 19 Jul 1869  Salisbury, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      • The Times reported that the action was heard before Mr Justice Lush and a Common Jury in the Western Circuit, Civil Side. Mr Falkend appeared for Mr Tanner, the Plaintiff and Mr Kingsdon QC and Mr Collins appeared for the Defendants. The Plaintiff was a painter and glazier at Chippenham. The Defendants were all merchants in London. The Plaintiff had been in the habit of purchasing his oils from the Defendants. In June of the previous year, the Plaintiff purchased some which he alleged were so bad that the paint mixed with it would not dry and in consequence he sustained loss by being injured in his trade and not being paid for work he had done.
        On the part of the Defendants, it was alleged that the oil was good and must have been mixed by the Plaintiff with other injurious matter.
        The case lasted almost the entire day and resulted in a verdict for the Defendants.
        (Note: the reference in the report to the Defendants being "all" merchants suggests that there were more than two and therefore that John Farmiloe was already a partner).
      Possessions From 1878 to 1891  Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
      He owned or at least managed the houses at 47,51 and 53 Parkhurst road 
      • Records of P.N. Jones, Solicitor, Wolverhampton:Chapel Street, Blakenhall. CONVEYANCE - ref. DX-137/4 - date: 28 March 1878: John Farmiloe of 47 Parkhurst Road, Holloway, London, gent.

        A letter of 3 September 1896 from Sophia H Ainslie requests that the annual rent of £45 be paid to her Solicitors.
      Occupation 1882  12 Rochester Row, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
      joined his brothers Thomas and William in partnership 
      • The rate books show that John Farmiloe was one of the occupiers of no. 17 Rochester Row with Thomas and William. Thomas Farmiloe refers in his Will to Articles of Partnership with William and John dated 2 June 1887.
      Residence Between 1885 and 1901  Hampstead, London (formerly Middlesex) Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
      48 Fitzjohn's Avenue 
      • John Farmiloe first appears as the occupier of No.48 Fitzjohns Avenue in the rate for Michaelmas 1885. The owner is stated to be the Midlands Railway Co. The rateable value was £167, and the half year's rate was £8 7s. He was still recorded as occupier at Lady Day 1886 but was recorded as the owner by Michaelmas 1886.He was still residing here at the 1891 and 1901 census.

        Historical background

        In 1875 Spencer Maryon Wilson, the son and heir of the lord of the local manor, contracted with John Culverhouse to make a new direct road to Hampstead to be known as Fitzjohn'sAvenue, from College Crescent off Finchley Road to Greenhill Road, and to plant ornamental trees. Wilson's intention was to create a "truly imposing road".

        Most of the building land on either side was let under a single agreement to Herbert and Edward Kelly, speculative builders, although some plots were sold to individuals who commissioned architects.

        Spencer Maryon Wilson's insistence on a treelined boulevard with large houses proved to be justified. Fitzjohn's Avenue was compared with Paris and was described by Harpers magazine in1883 as 'one of the noblest streets in the world'.

        Its early inhabitants included Lloyds underwriters,shipowners, auctioneers, silk manufacturers, a wine merchant, a director of Hull Docks, an Arctic explorer, and an Islamic scholar. It was particularly popular with successful artists, who included John Pettie (1839-93) at the Lothians and Paul Falconer Poole (1807-79) (fn. 62) at Uplands (no. 75), built byT. K. Green and described as 'elephantine Gothicwith bargeboarded gables'. The artists' houseswere opened on Show Sunday, attracting, accordingto the novelist Sir Max Pemberton (1863-1950), wholived at no. 56, those who 'should have been a sourceof inspiration . . . to the makers of fashion-plates'.Another resident was the author James Cotter Morison (1832-88), who entertained Henry Jamesand George Meredith at no. 30.

        [Source: 'Hampstead: Frognal and the Central Demesne', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9: Hampstead, Paddington (1989), pp. 33-42]
      Business 23 May 1895  [14
      John 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 16 Dec 1896  [15
      • with his brothers Thomas and William
      Court case 16 Dec 1901  Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
      • At the Southwark County Court yesterday the interesting point as to when a carrier's liability commences was decided by His Honour Judge Addison KC in the case of Farmiloe v the Midland Railway Company. The Plaintiffs, Messrs Farmiloe & Co. glass merchants agreed to send per the Defendant two very large sheets of plate glass which they insured with the Defendant. The glass was loaded on to the Defendant's van by the Plaintiffs' servants and one of the latter volunteered to guide the Defendant's horses away from the wharf, the Defendant's carmen being on the "dickey" and having charge of the reins. While the Plaintiff's servant was leading the horses, the van collided with a post, with the result that the glass was smashed. The value was £32. Mr Whately who appeared for the Plaintiffs contended that delivery took place immediately after the crate was placed on the Defendant's van, and risk attached from that moment. Mr Crawford submitted that delivery did not take place until there had been a complete surrender of possession and control, and on the Plaintiffs' evidence that had not taken place. His Honour held that at the time of the accident the Defendants had not taken full control and risk had not attached. He directed the jury without hearing the Defendant's case to find for the Defendant.
      Occupation Between 1902 and 1909  Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
      Director of T & W Farmiloe Ltd 
      • The 1909 T & W Farmiloe Ltd. catalogue shows the office premises at Rochester Row, the Nine Elms works and the Mitcham varnish works. The catalogue offers a very wide range of lead sheeting (eg for roofs), plumbing supplies and other articles. There is little mention of paint at this date. The business seems therefore at this time to have been in direct competition with that of George Farmiloe & Sons Ltd.
      Will 23 Jan 1917  [19
      • In his will, John appointed his wife Harriet and sons Harold and James Lewis as Executors. He gave a legacy of £1,000 to his wife, to be paid as soon as possible. John left £200 each to his daughters Annie Harriett Reid and Nora Evelyn Smith and his grand-daughters Doris and Gladys Farmiloe. £100 was left to his son Henry John and also his wife Violet. He bequeathed his leasehold house at 22 Lyndhurst Road, Hampstead to Harriett for life and then as she might appoint, or failing appointment the house to go to the residue; all the contents and John's personal effects were left to her absolutely. The freehold house at Block House Hill, Hythe, Kent and contents were left to his daughter Annie Harriett. There followed gifts of John's shares in T & W Farmiloe Ltd, leaving 195 shares to each of Harold and James Lewis and 65 to Nora; 65 were left in trust for Annie Harriett; the remainder were subject to further complicated trust provisions. the residue of the estate was left equally to Harold, James Lewis and Nora. There was a codicil made on 21 February 1917 whereby John effectively waived a loan of £5,500 6s 5d made to Harold to buy his house at Ramsgate and a loan of £1,210 2s 6d made to James lewis to buy his house at Hove. The Will was drawn up by A T Lawden, Solicitor of 28 John Street, Bedford Row WC.
      Died 27 Feb 1917  [19
      • He died six days after the date he signed the codicil to his Will
      Probate 31 Mar 1917  [19
      • The gross value of the estate was £84,649 14s 4d
      _FSFTID LCJS-9DY 
      _UID CC22B44A4CE04F41871B6E3FC3ED41AB93AB 
      Person ID I20  Farmiloe
      Last Modified 20 Feb 2012 

      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 Harriette Ann Meakin,   b. 1839, Burton on Trent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1926, 22 Lyndhurst Road, Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
      Married 16 Oct 1866  Saint Mowden, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 21, 22
      • John is described as a Merchant in the Marriage certificate, and residing in the Parish of St.Margaret, Westminster. His bride Harriett Ann was resident in Burton on Trent (father Henry James Meakin, Farmer).
      Census 1871  Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
      Address:
      16 Park Road Villas 
      • The 1871 Census shows John (aged 31, Lead and Glass Merchant) living at 16 Park Road Villas with Harriet (31), Annie (2) and Henry (2 months). Their servants were Martha Stanley (53) and Emily Anson (16). Emily was from Burton on Trent and probably therefore known to Harriet's family. John's father George and his household lived next door at no.17 Park Road Villas.

        Neighbours included older retired ladies and their households, a music teaching couple and a manufacturing chemist. At no.13 Park Road Villas, an Elizabeth Western (aged 25, a Widow and annuitant) was living with her daughter Florence (2), lodger William Blain and servant Rosetta Mays. Was she related to Ann Western, the sister of John's grandfather William?
      Census 1881  Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
      Address:
      47 Parkhurst Road 
      • John and Harriet (now 41) are living at 47 Parkhurst Road with Nora (6) and James Lewis (4). Their servants were Lucy Andrews (30) the Cook and Emma Brown (18) the Housemaid. His father George and his household lived next door at no. 45.
      Census 1891  Hampstead, London (formerly Middlesex) Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
      Address:
      47 Fitzjohn's Avenue 
      • John (Glass and Lead Merchant, aged 50) was now living at 48 Fitzjohn's Avenue with Harriet (50) and James Lewis (14). There were also Lizzie Simmons the Cook (42) and the housemaids Ellen (34) and Lilly (24). Sybil was away.
        Fitzjohn's Avenue was compared with Paris and was described by Harper's Magazine in 1883 as "one of the noblest streets in the world". Early inhabitants included Lloyds underwriters, shipowners, auctioneers, silk manufacturers, wine merchants. The street was popular with artists John Pettie (1839-1893) and Edwin Long (1829-1891).
      Census 1901  Hampstead, London (formerly Middlesex) Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
      Address:
      48 Fitzjohn's Avenue 
      • The 1901 census records for each house and each inhabitant:
        Names and Surname; Relation to Head of Family; Condition as to Marriage; Age Last Birthday; Profession or Occupation; Where Born

        No.48 Fitzjohns Avenue:
        John Farmiloe; Head; M; 61; Director Of Private Comp; Midx West Smithfield
        Harriet A Farmiloe; Wife; M; 61; - ; Staffs Burton On Trent
        Ella L Byford; Serv; Sing; 31; Cook Domestic; British Subj
        Roseland Gurr; Serv; Sing; 31; Housekeeper Domestic; Midx Holloway
        Harold Farmeloe [sic]; Son; Sing; 28; Clerk To Private Comp; London Hampstead

        No.44:
        Charles A. Barton; Head; M; 54; Retired Stockbroker; Ireland Dublin; living with his wife, and 5 servants

        No.46:
        William I. Pursell; Head; M; 33; General Labourer Caretaker; "To Let"; Midx Hampstead; living with his wife and son

        No.50:
        Walter Matthews; Head; M; 38; Police Constable Caretaker; "To Let"; Somerset Farley Green; living with his wife and son

        No.30 Dalham Road:
        Wilfrid Whiston; Head; M; 30; Living on own means; Surrey Catford; living with his wife, stepson, daughter, Governess and 5 servants
      Children 
       1. Annie Harriette Farmiloe,   b. 30 Jun 1868,   d. Yes, date unknown
       2. Henry John Farmiloe,   b. 18 Jan 1871, Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958, Hastings, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
       3. Harold Farmiloe,   b. 5 Dec 1872,   d. Yes, date unknown
       4. Nora Evelyn Farmiloe,   b. 1874, Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
       5. James Lewis Farmiloe,   b. 3 Jun 1876, Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1922  (Age 45 years)
      Last Modified 31 Mar 2016 
      Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • This couple who were married is clearly the couple who were the parents of the five children.

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

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

      3. [S3] P C Edwards Pedigree.

      4. [S47] General Register Office, Birth Certificate.

      5. [S25] Census: 1861, RG9/136.

      6. [S61] Times, the, 22 July 1869 p.10 col.d.

      7. [S62] Farmiloe, John: papers.

      8. [S167] Jones, P. N. Solicitor, DX-137/4 (Reliability: 3).

      9. [S37] Probate Calendar National Index, Will of Thomas Farmiloe, proved 29 May 1897.

      10. [S78] Westminster Rate Books, 1900-1882.

      11. [S79] Westminster Archives enquries, Letter 15 February 1949 (Farmiloe; ref 248) (Reliability: 3).

      12. [S83] Hampstead Rate Books, 1885/1886 (Michaelmas) [mflm Utah 373] (Reliability: 3).

      13. [S11] VCH: History of Middlesex, Volume 9: Hampstead, Paddington (1989), pp. 33-42] (Reliability: 2).
        via http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22635

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

      15. [S32] Company file, T.& W.Farmiloe, Limited no.50598.

      16. [S61] Times, the, 17 December 1901 (Reliability: 3).

      17. [S48] Directory of Directors, 1902.

      18. [S80] T & W Farmiloe Ltd. catalogue, Library ref: 696.0294.

      19. [S37] Probate Calendar National Index, 1917.

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

      21. [S47] General Register Office, Marriage Certificate.

      22. [S96] FamilySearch (Reliability: 2).

      23. [S23] Census: 1871, RG10/274.

      24. [S42] Census: 1881, RG 11/245.

      25. [S222] Census: 1891, RG12/107.

      26. [S161] Census: 1901, RG13/123.