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    William Farmiloe[1, 2]

    Male 1798 - Yes, date unknown  (~ 54 years)


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    • Name William Farmiloe 
      Born 22 Feb 1798  Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Gender Male 
      Baptism 9 Sep 1798  Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Bankruptcy 1822  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      • The evidence that this bankruptcy relates to the same William is the mention of London and his occupation of window glass-cutter.

        1822: Insolvent debtors Wm Farmiloe 2076

        Petition of Insolvent Debtors: Lancaster Castle 7 January 1823; William Farmiloe, formerly of London and late of Liverpool, Lancashire; Window-glass cutter.
      Occupation Between 1824 and 1840  Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
      Window and Glass Cutter 
      • The Sun Fire Office records that William Farmiloe of 20 Goswell Street window glass merchant took out a policy on 5 July 1824 and on 21 July 1829.

        The Post Office London Directory shows William in this trade at 20 Goswell Street from 1825. His brother George is in the same trade from 1830 at 8 St.John's Lane and from 1837 at 114 St.John Street. Pigot's Directory for 1839 lists Geo. Farmiloe under "Window Glass Cutters and Glaziers" at 33 James str, Westminster, along with William under the same heading at 20 Goswell st.
      Ins 5 Jul 1824  [8, 9
      Sun Fire Office over his household effects to the value of £250 
      • The description of the things covered was:
        "On his household goods, apparel, clothing, printed books and plate in his dwelling house aforesaid [20 Goswell Street] Brick and timbers £ 50
        Stock kept therein £200"
        Another policy is recorded on 21 July 1829.
      Criminal case 3 Feb 1851  Old Bailey, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
      stealing one coat, value 30s, the propertyof Benjamin Tebbitt and was convicted 
      Address:
      Old Bailey Court House 
      • It is clear this case relates to the same William Farmiloe because Wiliam Farmiloe is recorded in the 1851 Census taken on 30 March as a prisoner (occupation glass cutter, born in Clerkenwell) aged 54.
        The case report reads:
        584. WILLIAM FARMILOE , stealing 1 coat, value 30s.; the goods of Benjamin Tebbitt.
        MR. WOOLLETT conducted the Prosecution.
        HENRY BLUMDELL . I am a messenger of the Bankruptcy Court I know the prisoner well—I have seen him at that Court—I do not know that he had any occupation these—I never saw him engaged, but have seen him there repeatedly—I saw him there on 7th Jan.—Mr. Tebbitt, a bankrupt, was under examination—I saw the prisoner nearly the whole of the examination, and at the close of it I saw him leave the Court in a hurried way with a coat on his arm—he had a coat on then, the one that I had always seen him in, a surtout.
        Cross-examined by MR. COCKLE. Q. He did not wait till the conclusion of the case? A. No; it was a dark coat that he had—I saw him at the Court again on the Friday week following, as before—I had been acquainted with his appearance some few months—I do not know that he attends bankrupts' sales—he has generally been at bankrupts' examinations—the people were not all leaving at the time he did; they left soon after—I did not see him come in that morning.
        GEORGE RUSSELL (City-policeman, 34). In consequence of information I went to the Bankruptcy Court—I found the prisoner there—I followed him to Westminster-road, and from there to St. James's Park—I there stopped him, and asked if he was in the habit of visiting the Bankruptcy Court—he said, "Yes; he was in the habit of visiting a great many places"—I said, "You have been there this morning"—he said, "I have"—I said, "Do you remember being there about a fortnight ago, and taking a gentleman's coat away by mistake?"—he said he had not—I said, "Do you recollect taking a coat away at all, under any circumstances?"—he said he had not—I told him a gentleman had seen him take away one, and he had better come back to the Bankruptcy Court, and have the matter explained—he said, "I will go with you"—he went a short distance, and then said he should not go any further without I took him into custody—I said, "You may consider yourself now in custody"—I asked him his address—he said, "I shall not give you my name; I will tell the Magistrate my name—he was taken before the Magistrate, and he asked him to go back to the Bankruptcy Court, and he did—Mr. Blundell told him he had seen him that day fortnight when a bankrupt named Tebbitts was under examination, and he had seen him leave the Court with a coat on his arm—he told Mr. "Blundell he was mistaken—he said, "I am not mistaken, I know you so well"—he asked Mr. Blundell to retract what he had said—he said he could not because it was the truth—he said, "I implore you to retract"—he said he could not, and I took him to the station—I found on him three duplicates—one of them relates to a coat, but not the coat in question—he said he lived at I, Middleton-square, Clerkenwell, and was taking care of the house for a lady—I went there, and found seven more duplicates relating to waistcoats, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, and other things.
        Cross-examined. Q. Did he say he was sole occupier? A. He said he was the only person in the house—he told me be was in the habit of attending bankrupts' sales, and of purchasing at Debenham's—I have been there, and ascertained that he was frequently there, but not that he had purchased—I found these duplicates down in the kitchen, with a great many other papers.
        MR. WOOLLETT. Q. Did you find anybody else in the house? A. No; and the key the prisoner had opened the door.
        JOHN HARDY (policeman, S 205). I searched the house, 1, Middleton-square on 27th Jan.—I found three duplicates in a room occupied as a bedroom, behind the screen of the fireplace—one relates to a coat pawned for 5s., and another to an umbrella—they were concealed—I removed the screen, and found them.
        SAMUEL BUTTON . I am assistant to a pawnbroker, in Brewer-street, Golden-square. I produce this coat, pawned on 7th Jan. for 5*.—I do not know by whom—this is the duplicate I gave—it corresponds with the counterpart that I kept.
        Cross-examined. Q. Do you know the prisoner? A. No; this coat is worth 8s. or 10s.—I think it was pawned between two and three o'clock.
        BENJAMIN TEBBIT . I reside at the Isle of Wight. I was examined as a bankrupt on 7th Jan.—I lost this great coat on that day, between two and five o'clock—there was some money in it; I think from 6s. to 8s.
        Cross-examined. Q. How do you know this coat? A. By the cut of it, and by some repairs that I had done to it under the arm—my examination began about half-past one—I was there three or four hours—I think I left the Court about six—that was the close of my examination.
        JURY to HENRY BLUNDELL. Q. What time did the Court break up on 7th Jan.? A. I believe the examination terminated about four o'clock—Mr. Tebbitt had several examinations—the last was not over till seven—I saw the prisoner standing against the wall—I was afterwards informed by the bankrupt that his coat was put over the partition—it is about a mile and a half from the Bankruptcy Court to the pawnbroker's.
        (The prisoner received a good character.)
        GUILTY . Aged 54.— Confined Three Months.
      _UID D378959386BF7E46A0ECE6AB75A4AB56B34F 
      Died Yes, date unknown 
      Buried 30 Sep 1852  Highgate, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
      • Buried at Highgate Cemetery - West cemetery: grave 4763/61: a "common" grave, ie no stone (see letter 11 July 1997).
      Person ID I9  Farmiloe
      Last Modified 19 Dec 2014 

      Father William Farmiloe,   b. 1766,   d. Mar 1806, Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
      Mother Ury Mason,   b. 24 May 1755, Saint Sepulchre, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1806, Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
      Married 16 Jan 1792  Clerkenwell, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 13
      • The marriage was solemnised by J.Rooke (?) in presence of Thomas Hebard, Sarah Gatnell (?) and Joseph White (see engraving of St. John's Church, Clerkenwell).

        (For history of parish, see notes 7 April 1998)
      Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

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

      3. [S16] St. John's, Clerkenwell PR.

      4. [S30] Farmiloe, James: notes (Reliability: 2).

      5. [S27] Post Office London Directory.

      6. [S129] Pigot & Co's Directory: 1839, London p.259 (Reliability: 2).

      7. [S172] Sun Fire Office, MS 11936/497/1017864 - date: 5 July 1824 insured: Willaim Farmiloe 20 Goswell Street window glass merchant (Reliability: 3).
        accessed via a2a

        also: MS 11936/519/1094405 - date: 21 July 1829 Insured: William Farmiloe, 20 Goswell Street, window glass merchant

      8. [S172] Sun Fire Office, MS 11936/497/1017864 (Reliability: 3).

      9. [S172] Sun Fire Office, MS 11936/519/1094405 (Reliability: 3).

      10. [S141] Old Bailey proceedings, 584 (Reliability: 2).

      11. [S224] Census: 1851 (Reliability: 2).
        HO 107 piece 1526 folio 369 page 8

      12. [S17] Highgate Cemetery Register.

      13. [S12] Clerkenwell, History of.
        Engraving of St.John's church, Clerkenwell; pp. 307, 311