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George Howes

George Howes

Male Abt 1806 - 1881  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name George Howes  [1, 2
    Birth Abt 1806  Cawston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • age 75 at death
    Born Abt Aug 1806  Cawston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 24 Aug 1806  St Agnes, Cawston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 28 Sep 1828  Cawston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 24 May 1829  [5
    Weaver 
    Court case 5 Jan 1831  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Machine breaking - convicted 
    Occupation 17 Jan 1831  [6
    Labourer 
    Emigration 5 Apr 1831 
    • Ship: "Proteus" - 254 tons
    Immigration 3 Aug 1831  Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Transportation
    Occupation 26 Feb 1834 
    Carrier 
    Residence 1838  Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1862  Paterson Road, Brighton East, Brighton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from rate book
    Occupation 1880  [7
    Market gardener 
    Death 1881  Brighton East, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 11 Jul 1881  Paterson Road, Brighton East, Brighton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: General debility from dysentery and old age, 10 weeks 
    George Howes (Australian) DC
    George Howes (Australian) DC
    Buried Aft 11 Jul 1881  Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Grave D103
    Notes 
    • Transported to Australia for 14 years in 1831 for taking part in the Swing Riots. See this from:
      http://gravesoftas.dynup.net/graves%20of%20tasmania/Convicts/william_d ove.htm

      A local newspaper report of the trial of William Dove reads

      "On the 24th November 1830 in the parish of Cawston, George Howes aged 23, Benjamin Leamon aged 22 and William Dove aged 21 went to a farm where there was a threshing machine and told the farmer they wanted to break it up. The farmer offered to dismantle the machine and promised not to use to again and started to do so, but they smashed the machine anyway.

      "Several witnesses testified that Dove was the ring leader. One thought that the others would not have done it unless Dove had urged them. It was said that he was a stranger to the parish (in fact he had come from the neighbouring parish of Reepham)?

      "On 5th Jan 1831 William Dove, alias Dow was tried at the Norfolk Quarter sessions before William Frere sergeant at law, Edward, Lord Sheffield, John Wayland Esq, John Peter Boileau Esq and others. He was charged with breaking up a threshing machine, found guilty and sentenced to transportation for seven years."

      And see: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Jill_M_Chambers/

      From Master's thesis:
      http://eprints.utas.edu.au/19178/1/whole_BrownBruceW2004_thesis.pdf
      "Respectable, well
      connected settlers were still the favoured ones for receiving assignees; the Norfolk
      ploughman George Howes, for example, was assigned to Thomas Horne, the colony's
      leading barrister who later became Attorney-General, then Supreme Court judge and
      eventually President of the Legislative Council.

      "Howes appears to have got in with bad company in Hobart and in 1834, as part of a sentence, was ordered never again to be assigned to a settler in the south. Even while on the road party he misbehaved and in 1835 was reassigned to Norfolk Plains, to another road party. He received his free pardon on 3 August 1837. In 1838 he departed the colony for Port Phillip and married Eliza She,an (an Irish immigrant girl) in 1840. In total they had four children. In 1841, when their first child was born, they were living in a one-room mud hut in South Melbourne.

      "By 1843, they were living in East Brighton. Subsequently, they were among the first settlers in the
      Bentleigh/McKinnon (Moorabbin) district, where George established a market garden. His son by his first marriage (William) emigrated to Australia with his bride and later joined his father and his two half brothers John and Edward as a market gardener. In the 1862 rates book for Moorabbin, Howes was recorded as owning two properties which were both being worked as market gardens. "
    Person ID I22192  ONS
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2017 

    Father John Howes,   b. Abt Oct 1780, Wood Dalling, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1860, Cawston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Minns,   b. 4 Oct 1778, Edgefield, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1855, Cawston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1804  St Michael, Hockering, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 9
    Witness 20 Mar 1804 
    William Howes 
    Witness 20 Mar 1804 
    William Parfitt 
    Family ID F2000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Cooper,   b. Abt 1807,   d. Abt May 1831, Cawston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1828  St Agnes, Cawston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    George Howes / Sarah Cooper MC
    George Howes / Sarah Cooper MC
    Witness 28 Sep 1828  [2
    Christian Howes - sister 
    Witness 28 Sep 1828  [2
    James Howes 
    Witness 28 Sep 1828 
    John Howes 
    Children 
    +1. George Cooper Howes,   b. 1 Mar 1827, Cawston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Howes,   b. Abt May 1829, Cawston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    +3. William Cooper Howes,   b. Abt Jan 1831, Cawston, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889  (Age ~ 57 years)
    Family ID F9069  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Shehan,   b. 1825, County Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1879, Brighton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1839  [3
    • Age 23 at marriage
    Married 1840  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Anne Howes,   b. 1841, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1879  (Age < 37 years)
     2. Edward Howes,   b. 1843, Brighton East, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Howes,   b. 1847, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James Howes,   b. 1847, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1879  (Age < 31 years)
    Family ID F3844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1806 - Cawston, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Aug 1806 - Cawston, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 24 Aug 1806 - St Agnes, Cawston, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 28 Sep 1828 - Cawston, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Sep 1828 - St Agnes, Cawston, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt case - Machine breaking - convicted - 5 Jan 1831 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 3 Aug 1831 - Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1838 - Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1840 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Paterson Road, Brighton East, Brighton, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: General debility from dysentery and old age, 10 weeks - 11 Jul 1881 - Paterson Road, Brighton East, Brighton, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 11 Jul 1881 - Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S42] FamilySearch.org.

    2. [S64] Parish Register - marriages.
      indicates that we have seen the original parish register, microfilm/fiche or a scanned image


    3. [S20] Death cert.

    4. [S62] Parish Register - baptisms.
      indicates that we have seen the original parish register, microfilm/fiche or a scanned image

    5. [S95] Baptism record - daughter.

    6. [S94] Baptism record - son.

    7. [S284] Stephen Weller.

    8. [S613] Grace Sullivan.

    9. [S55] Norfolk Marriage CD, Norfolk Family History Society.