CFHS code : HT224

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JONATHAN HOWELL d April 30 1882 aged 56

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Jonathan Howell (1826 – 30 April 1882)

Jonathan was born in Barnwell, two miles south of Oundle in Northamptonshire. He was the son of labourer James and Jane Howell and was baptised in Barnwell on 14 May 1826. In April 1851 he was living in Great Billing, Northamptonshire and working as a miller. He married Sarah Hewitt in Cambridge a few months later on 23 July 1851 and they had at least four children: John Henry (1853-), Sarah Ann (Annie) (1857-), Frederick William Hewitt (1859-1934) and Emily Flora (1866-). Jonathan ran a shop from 11 King Street, which was variously described as a general shop, a wine and spirit shop, confectioners, pub and  greengrocers.

Jonathan died aged 56 years old ‘after a short illness’.  In June 1882 part of his estate was sold at auction: six ‘very superior built first class tenements, long leasehold, Trafalgar Terrace, between Bridge road and Trafalgar Road, near Bates’ Ferry Bridge to be sold by auction’.  The six properties had been built in 1870 and were sold with each property already being rented at £10 per annum.

Sarah Howell moved to live at Holt, where her son John was a schoolmaster and then to Brighton to live with daughter Annie.  She died in Brighton in 1902.



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Jonathan Howell