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John Molteno

John Molteno

Male 1788 - 1827  (38 years)

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  • Name John Molteno 
    Born 1 Mar 1788  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Somerset House, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deputy Controller of Legacy duty at Somerset House, an Attorney of King's Bench 
    Residence 1805  Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 3 Apr 1805  Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Articles of Clerkship. Indentured for 5 years. 
    Died 1827  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I165  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father George Anthony Molteno,   b. 1751, Milano, Lombardia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1816, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Lewis,   b. 8 Jul 1758, St Paul Covent Garden, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1810, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1782  Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Bower,   b. 26 Dec 1790, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1866, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 3 May 1813  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Charles Molteno, Sir,   b. 5 Jun 1814, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1886, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Charles Frank Molteno,   b. 16 Nov 1816, Weybridge, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1869, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Frederick John Molteno,   b. Abt 1817,   d. Abt 1869  (Age ~ 52 years)
     4. Rose Molteno,   b. 1819, Camberwell St Giles, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1825, Camberwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     5. Nancy Alicia Molteno,   b. Abt 1821, Camberwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1892, Richmond, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     6. Frederick James Molteno,   b. Abt 1824, Peckham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1895, Camberwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     7. Alicia Molteno,   b. Abt 1825, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Sandhurst, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     8. Johnny William Molteno,   b. Abt 1827, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1831, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Son of George Anthony Molteno and Mary Lewis. John married Caroline Bower. He did not go into his father’s printselling business but instead, worked at Somerset House in London, where he became Assistant Keeper of Legacy Duty. John and Caroline’s children included John Charles, Frank, Nancy, Frederick James, and Alicia. When John got seriously ill at the young age of 39, he was distraught at being able to leave virtually nothing to this widow in his will, and the family became hard up on his death. John Charles was pulled out of school and got one or two nondescript jobs in the City. Facing such dead ends, four of the children (John, Frank, Fred and Alicia) emigrated as soon as they could – to the Cape Colony, Hawaii, and Victoria and New South Wales in Australia. Their mother, Caroline, was left with only one daughter, Nancy, still living with her. When Nancy married Mr Bingle, she moved from Peckham across London to the southwest of London where her husband ran a small college in Richmond.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1788 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Deputy Controller of Legacy duty at Somerset House, an Attorney of King's Bench - - Somerset House, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1805 - Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Articles of Clerkship. Indentured for 5 years. - 3 Apr 1805 - Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 May 1813 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1827 - London Link to Google Earth
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