Edward Mote1

M, #180, b. 3 May 1845, d. circa March 1909
FatherWilliam Mote2 b. 24 Feb 1799, d. 21 Apr 1882
MotherMary Ann Hurden2 b. c 1801, d. 17 Jan 1881
RelationshipGrandson of James Mote
EVENTDATEPLACE
Birth3 May 1845Islington, London, Middlesex, England1,3
Marriage7 July 1868Clerkenwell, London, England1,4,2
Deathcirca March 1909His death may be this one registered in 1909 Q1 in Edmonton (3a/308)5
(Resident) CensusWilliam John, John Hurden, Joseph James, Sarah Elizabeth, Rebecca Louisa, James Richard, Hepzibah R and Edward appeared on the census of 1851 in the household of William Mote and Mary Ann Hurden at 42 Moneyer Street, Tower Hamlets, Shoreditch, England.9 
(Resident) CensusSarah Elizabeth, Rebecca Louisa, James Richard, Edward and Hepzibah R appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of William Mote and Mary Ann Hurden at 34 Kirby Street, Finsbury, London, England.10 
OccupationEdward Mote was a Clerk in 1861.10 
OccupationHe was A Solicitors General Clerk in 1871.6 
CensusHe and Fanny Arscott Spence appeared on the census of 1871 at 23 Rhidol Terrace, St Peters, Finsbury, England.6 
OccupationEdward Mote was a Solicitors Clerk in 1881.7 
CensusHe and Fanny Arscott Spence appeared on the census of 1881 at 6 Cowper Road, Hornsey, Middlesex, England; William R Spence is shown as a Boarder and Samuel J Spence is shown as a visitor at this same address.7 
CriminalThe London Times dated 21 February 1888 contained the following details under MIDDLESEX SESSIONS:

     EDWARD MOTE. Edward Mote pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with embezzling seventeen pounds six shillings and eightpence and six pounds five shillings and monies of Alfred Charles Tatlan and others, his master. Mr Bodkin appeared for the prosecution. The prosecutors are Solicitors, and the prisoner had been in their employment for about 20 years.
     Up to recently he had borne a very good character. The prosecutors were acting trustees of an estate under the will of a gentleman, and the management of this property had been placed in the hands of the prisoner whose duty it was to collect the rents, etc. On September 2nd, 1887, he entered the office of his employers at an early hour, and after a few minutes left, requesting another clerk not to mention that he had been there. He was not heard of again until Feb. 2nd, when he wrote to the firm announcing his intentions of giving himself up. The total amount of the prisoner's defalcations were found on the enquiry which resulted from his absconding, to amount to about six hundred and fifty pounds.

     Mr. Bassett Hopkins appeared for the prisoner and pleaded in mitigation of sentence that he had a wife and six children dependent on him.

     Mr. Commissioner Kerr sentenced the prisoner to eighteen months in prison with hard labour
on 2 September 1887. 
OccupationEdward Mote was a Clerk in 1891.1 
CensusHe and Fanny Arscott Spence appeared on the census of 1891 at 6 Plover Street, Hackney, Middlesex, England.1 
CensusEdward Mote appeared on the census of 1901 at 42 Noel Street, Islington, Middlesex, England.8 
OccupationHe was A Book Keeper in 1901.8 

Family

Fanny Arscott Spence b. circa June 1849, d. December 1895
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Edward Mote b. circa 1846 @ Islington
Descendant Chart - James Mote b. say 1775
Last Edited27 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S7] 1891 England Census.
  2. [S121] Mike Mote, "Edward Mote & Family," e-mail to Robert Mote, February 2012.
  3. [S121] Mike Mote, "Edward Mote & Family," e-mail to Robert Mote, February 2012, 1845 Q2 Islington 3/241.
  4. [S3] FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriage 1868 September Quarter Clerkenwell 1b 951.
  5. [S3] FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl
  6. [S17] 1871 England Census.
  7. [S2] 1881 British Census.
  8. [S12] 1901 England & Wales Census.
  9. [S73] 1851 Census Record.
  10. [S59] Compiler: British Government, The London 1861 Census.