Smythson Family History

Frederick William Spooner

Male 1814 - 1873  (59 years)


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  • Name Frederick William Spooner 
    Born 1814  Henry Street, Pentonville, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Christened 28 Aug 1814  St Michael & All Saints, Edenham Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Sep 1873  Dashwood, Gravesend Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I590  Smythson Tree
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2016 

    Father William Spooner,   b. 1786, not born in Middlesex. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Apr 1852  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Catharine Hodgkin,   c. 19 Dec 1789, Edenham Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Dec 1811  St Michael & All Saints, Edenham Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann Janes,   b. 7 Jun 1820, Hoxton New Town, Shoreditch, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1875, 25 Georges Square, Upton, West Ham, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1841  St Leonards Shoreditch London Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Witnesses James Jones (her Dad), and Eliza Martha Jones
    Children 
     1. Catharine Sarah Spooner,   b. 1843, City Road, Shoreditch, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Harriet Spooner,   b. 11 Jan 1844, Battersea, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Eliza Spooner,   b. 24 Aug 1845, Park Cottage, The Marsh, Battersea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1923, Victoria Hospital, Lewes, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. William James Spooner,   b. 11 May 1847, Battersea, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ellen Spooner,   b. 1852, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Henry Spooner,   b. 1854, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Walter Spooner,   b. 1855, Rosterville, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Stanley Spooner,   b. 1857, Rosterville, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1841 census: age 25 (rounded) Cl (clerk?) b in Middlesex with father William & siblings at Cumming Street, Clerkenwell (St James). No mother Catherine.
      1851 census: age 37 born Pentonville, Middx, Occupation wine cooper, wine merchant, number of men employed xx by partner. With wife Sarah Ann 30 b Hoxton, children Catherine Sarah 8 b City Road, Harriet 7 b Battersea, Eliza 5 b Battersea, William James 3 b Battersea and visitor (mother in law) Sarah Jones 62 b Hockliffe, Beds; all at Heath Cottage, St James Road, Croydon Common.
      1861 census: age 47, accountant, born Pentonville, Middx., with wife Sarah Ann 40 born Shoreditch, children Catherine Sarah 18 b Shoreditch, Harriet 17 b Battersea, James William 13 b Battersea, Henry 7 b Croydon, Walter 6 b Northfleet, Kent, Stanley 4 b Northfleet & two servants, living at Woodlands Villas, Woodlands Road, Isleworth.
      1871 census: age 57 Accountant of Tilbury and South and Railway company, b Pentonville with wife Sarah A 50 b Pentonville, children William 23 accountant b Battersea, Ellen 19 b Croydon, Henry 17 corn merchant b Croydon, Walter 16 coffee merchant b Rotherhithe, Kent, Stanley 14 scholar b Rotherhithe, Catherine S Daniell (married daughter) 28 wife of undermentioned b Middlesex KN, Hurst Daniell 29 secretary for bank b Bourne, Lincs, Madeline H Daniell 5 b Middlesex KN, plus a housemaid and cook all at Dashwood Cottage, Ha?oon Rd, Gravesend.

      nb.
      Hurst Daniell, who married Frederick's daughter Catherine Spooner was a second cousin to Richard Smythson who married another daughter Eliza Spooner. Daniell and the Smith/ Smythson family were from Lincolnshire.
      Coincidence that Frederick William Spooner appears to have been christened in Lincolnshire, does the link go back further??

      Baptism FreeREG:
      Only one (on IGI) for a Frederick William Spooner, father William Spooner & mother Catherine.
      28 Aug 1814 at St Michael & All Saints, Edenham, Lincolnshire.
      Frederick William Spooner son of William Spooner, Warehouseman & Catherine of Henry St, Pentonville, Middlesex.

      All other children to William & Catherine Spooner are baptised in London, so may be Frederick being the eldest was baptised were his parents came from....Lincolnshire?

      Marriage cert ref:
      Dec qtr 1841 Shoreditch 2 298

      Marriage certificate:
      20 Oct 1841 at St Leonard, Shoreditch
      Frederick William Spooner of full age bachelor accountant of Cumming Street to
      Sarah Ann Jones of full age spinster of Provost Street,
      fathers' names; William Spooner, warehouseman & James Jones, tailor,
      witnesses; James Jones & Eliza Martha Jones.

      Original Parish Register, St Leonards, Shoreditch.
      Marriage entry, original signatures. Frederick signs with a flourish, Sarah Ann can barely write. But the witnesses clearly write their names as James & Eliza Martha JANES.
      Copy in file.

      Freedom of the City of London (Ancestry):
      20 April 1852,
      I Frederick William Spooner
      (son of William Spooner-late of Noel Street Islington, Warehouseman, Dec) occupying premises 3&6 Talbot Court, Gracechurch Street
      in the City of London, and carrying on the business of a Wine Merchant do hereby apply
      to be admitted to the Freedom of the City of London, by redemption, in pursuance of
      the Resolution of the Court of Common Council of the 13th day of July 1848,
      in the Company of Spectaclemakers of London; and I hereby
      declare that I am not an Alien, nor the son of an Alien, and that I am above the age of Twenty-one years.
      Signed JWSpooner
      Witness Jno Sewell
      £6.. 5.. 4 paid.

      Death certificate:
      Frederick William Spooner, accountant aged 60 yrs died 28 November 1873 at 'Dashwood' Gravesend, cause of death interus ascites & anasarca - certified (massive swelling, could be due to cirrosis or cancer), informant
      W J Spooner of 15 Byrfield Street, Hammersmith, London, present at death.

      Probate Register:
      Frederick William Spooner formerly of Park Cottage, Battersea Marsh, late of Dashwood, Gravesend, Kent died at Dashwood 28 Nov 1873, probate Principal Registry 15 Dec 1873 by Sarah Ann Spooner of Dashwood widow the relict the sole executrix.

      Will:
      Written 9 May 1845, Proved 15 December 1873.
      To dear wife Sarah Ann Spooner, Life assurance £200 plus bonuses, to her absolutely,
      also all household, linen, and all possessions to her for ever & absolutely,
      and appoint her sole guardian of my children 'being assured of her affectionate and parental kindness towards them'
      and appoint her sole executrix.
      witnessed by Thomas Lewis solicitor 25 Clements Lane & Edward Butcher clerk to Mr Lewis.


      Effects under £800

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Death Certificate, b. 1813 as age 60 in 1873 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S12] 1841 census, age 25 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S11] 1851 census, age 37 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S4] 1861 Census, age 47 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S8] 1871 Census, Age 57 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S14] IGI.

    7. [S15] Death Certificate, Age 60, occup accountant. Informant W _ Spooner (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S6] Marriage certificate.