Francis Place's connections

Place, George

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale
George born 18.8.1773 bapt St Martin i t Fields 15.9.1773 son of Simon Place & Mary
John Payne bapt Lambeth 6.1.1767 son of John Payne & Mary
Ann Cole Payne bapt Lambeth 23.8.1769 dau of John Payne & Mary
Susannah Tomze bapt Lambeth 21.2.1776 dau of John Pain & Mary
Joseph Deacon bach = Lambeth 23.8.1787 Ann Cole Payne sp botp banns sigs wits James Payne, John Payne
James Payne bach = Lambeth 10.7.1790 Hannah Place sp botp banns

Stimson, Matthew

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale pages 121, 123-5
Matthew Stimson bach = St Giles Cripplegate 9.11.1763 martha Amery sp botp
Martha Ann Stimson born 29.7.1767 bapt 6.8.1767 Endell St Lying-in Hospital dau of Matthew age 27 swordcutter & Martha discharged 13.8.1767 recommender Catherine Macaulay
Martha bapt 20.2.1774 St Sepulchre dau of Matthew Stimson & Martha
Mary Ann Stimson born 22.12.1775 bapt 14.1.1776 St Sepulchre dau of Matthew Stimson & Martha
Matthew Stimson broker Fleet Lane SunFire 1780

Pike, John

(see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale pages 94 -97. Pike had been foreman to Lingham (qv), was breeches maker Fleet St nr Temple Bar, his wife's brother was Piercy, his sister died in childbed a year later, Piercy maybe the father. Pike ruined but recovered, kept pub 1812 in Old Bailey, his wife died, Pike ruined again, drowned in water-butt)
John Pike otp bach = St Giles Cripplegate 7.6.1786 Margaret Lapp otp sp banns sigs wits Richard Kentish, Thomas Ryan
Sophia d of John & Margaret Pike bapt 2.5.1787 St Clement Danes

Lingham, Thomas

(see Francis Place's Autobiography ed. Mary Thale pages 94 - 119, Place worked for tailor Lingham)
Note; for parish registers of Savoy precinct you have to contact the vicar, I have not seen for Linghams
Thomas Lingham glover Strand voted 1774 Mountmorris & Mahon, Old Bailey 9.1.1776
   glover precinct of Savoy bankrupt (Gazette 11.2.1777 certificate 24.6.1777)
   glover 137 Strand stock for sale (Morn Post 28.3.1777)
   Sun Fire 1777 glover corner of Dutchy lane Strand
   Old Bailey 21.10.1778 daughter Anne Lingham (gloves stolen)

Lymans, James Howard

(see Francis Place's Autobiography ed. Mary Thale pages 117-118 engraver, 16.8.1833 now nearly 70 yrs old, vagabond, wife & 2 daus dead)
James Howard Lymans son of James & Elizabeth Lymans bapt 14.4.1765 St Bride's born 28.3.1765 New Street
James Lymans of New St Square St Brides stationer & chandler will PCC 13.8.1772 wife Elizabeth. He was son of Francis Lymans peruke maker of St Clement Danes and apprenticed 1748 to Francis Cogan stationer.
James lymans of St Dunstan i t West bach = St Geo Han Sq 12.4.1761 Elizabeth Hammatt otp sp by Archbishop lic

Jones, Henry

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale p30, 43 (Place went to Jones' school in Wine Office Court from age 7)
Land Tax Wine Office Court, Farringdon Ward Without, 1776 to 1809 £28 rental value. (James Fenwick from 1812)
Mary Jones bapt 18.11.1781 St Brides of Henry & Mary born 4.11.1781
Henry Jones late schoolmaster of Wine Office Court will dated 18.3.1810 all to sister Mary, proved PCC 3.4.1810
Henry Jones of 7 Wine Office Court buried 25.3.1810 St Brides age 40 decline

Hummerston, James

See Autobiography of Francis Place, ed. Mary Thale p96, 100. (where Place met his wife)
Thomas Hummerston Cooks Co. took appr Thos Webb 1744
James Hummerston son of James Hummerstone of Lothbury, London, silk dyer appr to Thos Webb Cooks Co 13.2.1766
William Dunn Hummerston appr to Geo Grace Goldsmiths Co 24.12.1776
SunFire 1777 James Hummerston pastrycook Fleet St


see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale p 88 (according to Place, Bury was one of his father's cronies, a gentlemanly man in some government office, who died poor and miserable in the extreme. An unnamed woman whom Place perhaps implied was Bury's mistress kept a lace and fringe shop for him in the Strand between Arundel and Norfolk Streets. Place said that Bury "sold" her daughter at age 14. At 15 the daughter had a child, at 17 she married a young man who went to the West Indies, made money, then came home and died. The daughter lived on his money but later became a prostitute.

France, Joseph

see Autobiography of Francis Place ed. Mary Thale p71-82

Cuthbert, David

see Autobiography of Francis Olace, ed. Mary Thale p. 53-4 (in Greyhound Court where Place learned to turn and file) Place made a simple error calling him Cuthbertson. There was indeed a John Cuthbertson, mathematical, philosophical and optical instrument maker c.1743-1821 who worked in Amsterdam in the 1770s and 1780s and then returned to London, trading in Shoe Lane Holborn and then Poland Street. However the mathematical instrument maker in Greyhound Court was David Cuthbert