Ancestry and Genealogy Ancestry and Genealogy: Foothead, (including: Fotehead, )

Family Name: Foothead

Alternative Spelling 1: Fotehead

Cubit Member: Okus

Country
England

State or UK County or Region: Southern England

Place or Area Name: London

Date From
1700

Date To
1900

Cubit Member: Okus

Country
India

State or UK County or Region: Madras Presidency

Date From
1750

Date To
1900

Country
New Zealand

State or UK County or Region: North Island

Date From
1850

Date To
2000

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"EJ & Thirza Foothead in New Zealand 1936/7"
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"The Homestead EJ Foothead built in New Zealand"
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"The Euterpe in 1883 in New Zealand"
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"The Ticket for travel on the Euterpe that took the Footheads to NZ"
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Posted by okus on Mar 11, 2010 4:21 AM CST:
JAMES FELIX FOOTHEAD married Mary Anne MANNING at St George in the East on 18 April 1849. At the time of their marriage they were living at 5 and 6 Berner St respectively. James was ex East India Company Army and had returned to England with the son, William and daughter, Eliza from his deceased Indian wife Margaret. They lived for a short time in Richmond, where they were running a Drapers Shop in Hill St. according to the 1851 census, before returning to the East End where James became Superintendent of “The Strangers Home”, a newly founded refuge for Lascar and Asian Seamen in Limehouse.
Mary Anne and James had 4 children of their own EDWARD JAMES FOOTHEAD, who was born while they were in Richmond on 6 March 1850; EMILY MARY ANNE, who was born in Waddington Place, Stratford, West Ham in April 1852 and died there in August 1852; a second EMILY MARY ANNE born Sep 1855 in Stepney, there was obviously something significant about that name to one or other of the parents; and SARAH ELIZABETH born June 1859 in Dalston, Hackney.
James, who had been born in Bloomsbury in approx 1801, died on 26 June 1880 at 75 Boleyn Road, Islington aged 79. Mary Anne died 22 Nov 1884 at 19 De Beauvoir Crescent, Hackney. The two Anglo Indian children didn’t stay at home once the family moved to the East End; Eliza set off on her own for Australia in 1857 where she eventually married. William died in the Lambeth Workhouse in 1868.
Edward, known as EJ, my great grandfather, remembered swimming in the Limehouse Cut as a boy and having his ears boxed for his pains. By the 1871 census he had qualified as a plumber, but was still living at home with his parents at 3, Osborne St, Hackney. He married THIRZA ANNE CROOK, a Gloucestershire girl working in London as a housemaid, on 28 July 1871. They had a large family of 8 sons and 1 daughter. ARTHUR EDWARD FOOTHEAD was born in Hackney in 1872 and JAMES FELIX FOOTHEAD in Edmonton in 1873. The other 6 boys and one daughter, JULIA ANNE FOOTHEAD, my grandmother, were born in New Zealand.

They emigrated, sailing on the’ Euterpe’ which departed London on 21 April 1874. The journey lasted for 124 days and must have been very uncomfortable with 400 passengers sharing such a small space and with two very young boys to care for. The ‘Euterpe’, renamed the ‘Star of India’, is the oldest working sailing boat still afloat and is currently in the San Diego Maritime Museum. Wikipedia Entry

The earliest Foothead I have traced is John Fotehead (1457-1520) who was Master of Michaelhouse College Cambridge from 1498 till his death. Michaelhouse is now part of Trinity College.

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