Souse & Saoust

Submitted by edpope on Tue, 23/03/2021 - 01:51

15.4.1810 tea Newton's, w. ouse &c / 14.1.1811 tea Newton's, w. Salomon, Saoust
Souse was a rare surname (there were none in Holdens 1811 directory for London) but there was a Thomas Souse of 4 Montague-court buried age 42 on 8.2.1813 at St Botolph Bishopsgate. Still given the second entry above I think it likely that Souse was Godwin's attempt to spell Saoust, as the name of a flautist was written in the Morning Post of 6.4.1801. He was Carl Saust born 1773 Saxony, came to England 1800, and often performed with J P Salomon DNB 1745-1815. On 2.2.1826 Charles Saust of South Molton-st married Ann Vardy, who died on 4.7.1826