William Howis Castle (1780 – 1812)

He was born about 1778/9 and baptised 18 June 1780 at Whitfield (the IGI has Owis) a son of Stephen Castle and Mary formerly Howis.


He was mentioned in the 1800 will of his great aunt Eleanor Frisby (formerly Howis).

He was mentioned (as William Castle) in his uncle, Edward Howis’s will dated 1807.

He was an executor and beneficiary (2 leasehold houses in Cross Court, Carnaby Street) in the will of his uncle William Howis of Ramsgate dated 1810, which was proved in 1811.


He died 20 August 1812 aged 33 years and buried at Whitfield (Kent) and was late of Piccadilly, London.


William Howis Castle’s will was dated 5 February 1812 and he was of Air Street in the parish of St James’s Westminster.  He mentions ‘Mr Stephen Howis of Air Street, Thomas Townsend and Louisa Townsend of St Albans Street, my brother Steven and sisters Ellen and Elizabeth Castle, to my brother Samuel Castle my wearing apparel and all my right to two leasehold houses in Cross Court in the parish of St James’s, to my father all my right or share of the business carried on by the firm of E E F and S Howis in Piccadilly, my mother, my uncle William Howis’.  His father was his residuary legatee and joint executor with his brother Samuel Castle and his will was proved at the PCC in London 16 January 1813

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Posted February 2014