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Cowkeepers in the 17th and 18th Centuries

Cowkeeper names from 18thC London

Surnames I to Y are below. Click here for Surnames A - H and explanation.

DateDistrictPlaceSurnameFirstnameNewspaper story was about..
1714 Oct Hackney Ivory Richard group notice saying our cows are free of Distemper
1776 Jun Highgate James robbed of 5 guineas
1791 Apr Bethnal Green Johnston Thomas servant accused of fraud; acquitted
1791 Nov Bethnal Green Dog Row JohnsonThomas burglary: cash, plate, linen
1793 Jun Bethnal Green Dog Row Johnson Thomas bankrupt
1737 Oct Marybone Jones married Mrs Garbert
1748 Apr Chelsea Ebury Farm Keeling Thomas died
1748 Apr Chelsea Ebury Farm Keeling Thomas successor to Richard Orton at Ebury Farm
1799 Jul MaryboneGreat Portland Street Kendall sponsoring Mr Simpson, in town to advertise his school at Greta Bridge, Yorks (near Barnard C)
1745 Dec Islington Lane John distemper outbreak; appointed by Privy Council to monitor the outbreak and impose the rules to contain it
1793 May Shoreditch Cold Harbour Lay Samuel bankrupt
1793 May Shoreditch Cold Harbour Farm Lay Samuel sale (bankrupt) stock; glue factory; furniture
1779 Aug Islington Laycock Mrs married Mr Symmonds of Holloway
1714 Sep Marybone Lee Thomas group notice saying our cows are free of Distemper
1714 Sep St Pancras Tottenham Court Lewis Samuel group notice saying our cows are free of Distemper [Tatnham Ct]
1736 Sep Marybone Tottenham Court Lewis Samuel attacked and robbed coming home from Barnet races
1739 Nov Kentish Town Lewis Samuel fire consumed barn and hay
1769 Jul ShoreditchHaggerstone Litchfield John pardoned from death sentence; convicted of rape
1766 Dec MayfairHyde Park Corner Litchfield William mother is 109; mother-in-law is 92
1766 Apr MayfairPark Lane Litchfield William daughter married coal-merchant Wilkinson
1774 Mar MayfairHyde Park Corner, Park Lane Litchfield William strayed: one cow; stolen: gallon copper measure
1778 Dec MayfairHanover Sq Litchfield William bankrupt
1720 Jan Islington Lloyd won 5000 in lottery
1772 Sep Chelsea Lordship Lane Loft Nicholas sale of house, furniture, yard, stock, milkround
1793 Jan St Pancras Lording William bankrupt
1785 Nov Southwark Dirty Lane Love John arrested for theft of a horse
1799 Mar New Cross Love John bankrupt
1798 Jan NewingtonButts Milk House Marsh Mrsale of stock (retiring)
1758 Oct Westminster Tothill Fields Martin fire: two stacks of corn burnt to ashes
1792 Jun SouthwarkSt George's Fields Mash Richard bankrupt
1770 Sep Kilburn Mash kept Mr Thos Wallington's cows on his farm
1773 Oct Blackheath Maude Sarah died rich; aged 76
1761 Mar Westminster Tothill Fields Mears servant died after cart ran over him in the yard
1767 Apr WestminsterTothill Fields Meres Jnr died; or rather appeared to have died; recovered, removed from coffin
1775 Apr Holborn Miles servants helped catch a burglar in Queen Square
1736 Aug Highgate Miller horse won the 5 plate
1786 Nov Bethnal Green Bishop Bonner's Milligan John bankrupt
1790 Feb Hackney Grove Street Monkfield James bankrupt
1789 Feb Bow Bow Common Moore Thomas bankrupt
1752 Aug CityMoorfields Moss son badly injured by falling bricks
1768 Jan Paddington Mowbray Daniel died rich; at his son's house
1731 Nov Stockwell Nailer attacked and robbed
1728 Aug Southwark St George's Fields Nash Thomas stolen horse
1755 May Southwark Nash Thomas bankrupt
1714 Sep Marybone Newell Abbot group notice saying our cows are free of Distemper
1763 Apr Stepney Oldham Samuel bankrupt
1710 Apr Clerkenwell River head Orton Richard stolen horse
1748 Apr Chelsea Ebury Farm Orton Richard farm to let, would suit cow-keeper (RO prev tenant)
1714 Oct Hackney Paine Samuel group notice saying our cows are free of Distemper
1748 Sep Walworth Panker distemper - lost 7 cows to
1783 Jul St PancrasGray's Inn Lane Parkinson Jonathan took two pub landlords to court for joyriding his saddled horse
1793 Feb Stepney Stepney Green Perry Daniel sale of stock, carts (giving up)
1796 Apr Kent Kent-street End Piper stolen horse; from Lock's Fields, Walworth
1798 Oct Holloway Pollard William bankrupt
1798 Nov Holloway near the Mar-mile stone Pollard William sale (bankrupt) house+stock
1800 May Holloway Pollard Williamsale (bankrupt) five houses in Pollard Row (detailed desc)
1775 Sep Islington Highbury Barn Porter Thomas sale of stock (retiring)
1765 Jan MaryboneTottenham Court Road Pratt Mrs died; cowkeeper and farmer
1737 Mar BowMile End Preston threatening letter from friends of someone who stole from him
1714 Sep Stepney Preston William group notice saying our cows are free of Distemper
1714 Sep Stepney Pringle Thomas group notice saying our cows are free of Distemper
1722 Dec Stepney Church Lane Pringle Thomas leaseholder
1726 Sep Stepney Church Lane Pringle Thomas died recently
1726 Sep Stepney Church Lane Pringle Thomas (dec'd) dwelling house to let; stock for sale
1722 Dec Stepney Church Lane Pringle Thomas sale of stock (retiring)
1681 Aug Pritchard Giles satirical tract
1775 Jan Islington Pullein died
1753 May Islington Pullen Elizabeth died rich; aged 72; wealthy cowkeeper
1763 Jan Islington Pullen Henryservant Humphry Millar transported for stealing hay trusses
1764 Oct Islington Pullen Henryfire: hayrick; extinguished
1775 Oct Islington Pullen Henry died; eminent cowkeeper
1774 Apr Islington Highbury Pullin Samuel sale of pasture land at Great Cardinals Hat
1790 May Highgate Half-way House Purcell Edward bankrupt
1764 Jul City Bishopsgate Street Purts William butter (Apr firkins)stolen from the Cambridge-Waggon
1778 Jul St PancrasBattle Bridge Quigley Edward bankrupt
1778 Jul St Pancras Battle Bridge Quigley Edward sale (bankrupt) house, furniture, yard, stock +22 acres meadow
1796 May Stepney old Spring Teagardens Ramsden rents land there for 33 pa
1723 Aug IslingtonMount Mill Ratcliffe died; the noted Cow-keeper
1729 Jul Hampstead Raven John drowned in a well during a fever
1762 Sep SouthwarkSt George's Fields Reaves William sale of stock
1761 Mar Southwark Reeve James bankrupt
1733 Mar St PancrasGray's Inn Lane Rhodes John won 200 racing his mare to St Albans and back
1745 Dec St Pancras Rhodes John distemper outbreak; appointed by Privy Council to monitor the outbreak and impose the rules to contain it
1750 May St PancrasGray's Inn Lane Rhodes John robbed of 30s; cowkeeper at the Pindar of Wakefield
1751 Sep St PancrasGray's Inn Lane Rhodes John servant had clothes and money stolen
1767 Apr St PancrasGray's Inn Lane Rhodes John died, aged 78
1768 Feb St PancrasGray's Inn Lane Rhodes John servant run over by cart; died immediately
1775 May Islington Rhodes [Roads] John promised haymakers 1s 6d per day to break strike
1783 Jun Hackney Rhodes John sale of farm and land
1786 Jul St PancrasGray's Inn Lane Rhodes John woman drowned herself in his pond
1794 Sep Hoxton Rhodes Samuel notice of guaranteed milk price 2s 5d per quart; money back if overcharged
1795 Nov Shoreditch Hoxton (Hogsden) Rhodes servant fell under wheels of cart; died
1798 Jun HighgateChalk Farm Rhodes fire: barn + 200 loads of hay; value 700+
1780 May St PancrasGray's Inn Lane Richardson Thomas took three boys to court for hunting his cows with dogs
1791 Nov St PancrasGray's Inn Lane Richardson Thomas burglary at country residence in Upton, Essex; rare poultry stolen
1772 Feb MayfairHyde Park Corner, Piccadilly Richmond John bankrupt
1773 Jan MayfairHyde Park Corner, Piccadilly Richmond John sale (bankrupt) stock and carts
1782 Jun Barnet Riley burgled twice within two months
1774 Aug LambethSouth Lambeth Robinson Martha died rich; aged 73; retired May years ago having won 5000 in lottery
1797 Jun Kent Kent Road Rolls John refused to pay for pipe of port
1796 Feb St PancrasGray's Inn Lane Rowe prosecuting Tomlins for removing timber from his fields
1766 Sep Knightsbridge Russel died, many years cowkeeper of that place
1788 Jan Chelsea Five-field Row Rye John sale of stock, carts, peacock
1735 Feb Westminster Cabbage Lane Salisbury died rich; of apoplexy
1714 Sep Stepney Scott John group notice saying our cows are free of Distemper
1771 Aug City City Road Sebbon James sale (bankrupt): 7 acres divided by turnpike; now occupied by J S
1786 May Islington Sebbon died aged 92
1769 Dec WestminsterHorseferry road Shaw wife died
1781 Jan Islington Sibbon stolen: nine hogs and a calf
1799 Jun Holloway opposite Deval's lane Sibbon sale of grassland near Holloway Turnpike [A1]
1737 Oct Islington Sibborn died rich; very wealthy farmer and cowkeeper
1751 Jun Islington Sibons fire; arson
1750 Nov Croydon Sillyboy distemper in 3 bulls, shot to prevent contagion spreading
1748 Nov Camberwell Simmons Daniel bankrupt
1800 May DeptfordGreenland dock Skinner stolen horse
1772 Mar St Pancras Battle Bridge Smith Patrick sale (bankrupt) stock and furniture
1772 Feb St Pancras Battle Bridge Smith Patrick sale of stock (partial only)
1772 Mar St PancrasBaggnigge Wells Smith Ralph sale (bankrupt) stock and furniture
1772 Feb St PancrasBaggnigge Wells Smith Ralph sale of stock (partial only) near Bull-in-the-Pound
1744 Jun Deptford Fields Sturgis suddenly taken ill and died
1786 Jul WestminsterTothill Fields Summers acting as contact for couple wanting work
1790 Sep WestminsterTothill Fields Summers son John witness in bestiality trial at Old Bailey
1795 Oct Westminster Tothill FieldsSummers (widower) met and married same day
1789 Oct Stepney Ratcliffe, Steele Lane Swanson Edward attackers publish an apology
1779 Aug Holloway Symmonds married Mrs Laycock of Islington
1730 Jan New Cross Half-way House Symmons Daniel stolen horse
1795 Sep Hackney Homerton Row Thwaites Peter sale of house+buildings+yard
1736 NovBethnal Green Toovery Johnstolen horse
1701 Jun WestminsterTuttle Fields Trevise Matthew stolen horse
1791 Nov Islington Tuck William bankrupt
1792 Jan Paddington Turner Margaret (widow) bankrupt
1770 Jun St PancrasBattle Bridge wells Turner Mrs servant stabbed himself for unsuccessful love
1782 Apr St PancrasGray's Inn Lane Turner sale of house and land
1750 Jan WestminsterTothill Fields Unthank Johndied rich; wealthy cowkeeper
1758 May Westminster Tothill Fields Unthank John sale of stock (bankrupt)
1758 Sep Westminster Horseferry road Unthank Johndied, noted cowkeeper and farmer
1761 Sep no place given Walbank John sale of stock
1731 Jul Islington Canbury House Walker George stolen horse
1732 Aug Islington Canbury House WalkerGeorgestolen horse
1765 Apr Islington Walker Georgesale of carts, waggons and horses
1755 Jul St PancrasFoundling Hospital (near) Walker Joseph died, recently
1755 Jul St PancrasFoundling Hospital (near) Walker Joseph (dec'd) farm stock for sale
1752 Mar Islington Walker Thomas holding red bull in pound for Lord of Manor
1769 May Paddington Wallington Henry at King's Arms (now for sale) inc large yard rented by H W for 50pa
1770 Sep MayfairHyde Park Corner Wallington Thomas sale of stock kept at Mr Mash's farm, Kilburn
1777 Oct Marybone Berkley Street Ward two newly-built houses blew down and killed his 10 hogs
1763 Oct Dulwich Warring Samuel died aged 68
1786 Feb Islington West Williamdaughter married farmer William Tuck of Edmonton
1794 May Islington Parson's Mead [pleasure grounds nearby] West William sale of house+farm+brick field
1794 Sep Islington Islington West William notice of guaranteed milk price Feb.5d per quart; money back if overcharged
1745 Jan Camberwell West attacked and robbed of 27
1800 Nov Kennington The Bridge Wheeler George sale of stock
1714 Sep Marybone Whittaker Stephen group notice saying our cows are free of Distemper
1735 May Westminster Little Peter's Street Wilcox Mrs hanged herself
1786 Nov Bethnal Green Bishop Bonner's Wilkinson John bankrupt
1794 Sep Marybone Willan Thomas notice of guaranteed milk price 2s 5d per quart; money back if overcharged
1798 Sep Kidbrooknear Eltham Wilson Edward bankrupt
1778 Aug Kentish Town Kent-street Road Winter Mrs distemper - lost 25 cows to
1797 Feb Bermondsey Grange Road Winter Mrs sale of stock, furniture, crops (moving)
1711 Jun City Cripplegate Wood George bankrupt
1714 Oct Hackney Woodcock Abraham group notice saying our cows are free of Distemper
1741 Jul Hackney London Fields WoodfieldFrancisfarm and land to let; lately held by ...
1763 Aug HackneyClapton Woodfield Francisdied aged 78
1729 May Hackney London Fields Woodfield John died rich; eminent cow-keeper
1729 Oct Hackney Woodfield John stolen horse
1730 Dec Hackney Shaklewell Woodfield John servant found newborn baby in barn [Woodford]
1731 Mar Islington Woodfield John lost silver watch
1768 Jun Hackney Woodfield Samuel widow died [was it his death in 1763?]
1729 Apr Islington Mount Mill Night Field Woollerton stolen horse
1704 Apr Shoreditch Hagerston Yates Jer stolen horse

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