John Hurden Mote1

M, #37, b. 26 June 1830, d. 2 August 1898
FatherWilliam Mote b. 24 Feb 1799, d. 21 Apr 1882
MotherMary Ann Hurden b. c 1801, d. 17 Jan 1881
RelationshipsBrother of Edward Mote
Grandson of James Mote
Birth26 June 1830Shoreditch, England1
Baptism5 September 1830St Leonards, Shoreditch, England1
Birthcirca 1831Clerkenwell, London, England2
Marriagecirca December 1852Islington, London, Middlesex, England3
Death2 August 1898Islington, London, Middlesex, England4
Probate1898Middlesex, England
Name Variation John Hurden Mote was also known as John Handon Mote.2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 6 June 1841 in the household of William Mote and Mary Ann Hurden at Little Warner Street, Ossulstone, Finsbury Division, Middlesex, England.7 
(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.8 
AnecdoteJ H Mote is mentioned frequently in the Islington Vestry Minutes between 1870 and 1880. These records are held in the Islington Local History Centre in Finsbury Library, Islington. 
CensusJohn Hurden Mote and Elizabeth Boulton appeared on the census of 1871 at No. 6 Hilton Villas, Forest Hill, Lewisham, England.5 
OccupationJohn Hurden Mote was a Solicitor between 1871 and 1891.2,9 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1881 at 75 Isledon Road, Islington, Middlesex, England.2 
AnecdoteOn June 29, 1886, J H Mote wrote a letter to the Times which was published the following day.

The Times (London), June 30, 1886
page 15, col F, Issue: 31799

Sir, --- As the election agent of Mr Henry Spicer the Liberal candidate for South Islington, I desire to say that Mr Spicer was not even aware of the holding of the meeting in St Peter's Schools, at which Mr Lluellyn and the Duke of Norfolk attended, until after it had been held.
I also was equally unconcious that such a meeting was to be held, and did not hear of it until after it was over.
Neither I nor any of the members of Mr Spicer's committee promoted, organized, or assisted at the disturbance which occurred at that meeting. As soon as Mr Spicer heard of it he wrote to Mr Lluellyn to express his regret at what had happened and his determination to do all in his power to check such action in the future; he received a kind reply from Mrs Lluellyn, in which she mentioned her husband's illness, and Mrs Spicer then called on Mrs Lluellyn and expressed her sorrow and sympathy. The interview was a most kindly and friendly one, and she stated that her husband had not been personally injured at the meeting, but was suffering from the effects of a chill. Unfortunately Mr Lluellyn, after the meeting, although suffering from a cold at the time, drove home outside his carriage, after which he rapidly got worse. Pneumonia set in and he sank. This is completely confirmed by Dr Stokes, who attended him throughout the illness.
Mr Spicer desires me to say he has been profoundly touched by the sad event which has happened during his contest in this division.
He wishes me also to add that immediately after the account of the disturbance appeared he ordered bills to be issued urging his supporters to abstain from attending Conservative meetings.
In justice to Mr Spicer I have to beg you will kindly insert this letter.
I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
John H Mote, Mr Spicer's election agent.
11, Gray's-inn-square, W.C. June 29.10
AnecdoteThe following notice appeared in The Times on 23 September 1889:

Sir, --- We are desired by our client, Mr W S Gilbert, to state that he intends to appeal against the judgment of Mr Justice Denman in this case, and accordingly the action will be continued.
Yours obediently, BOLTON and MOTE
11, Gray's-inn-square, W.C., Sept 21.11
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1891 at 75 Isledon Road, Islington, Middlesex, England


Elizabeth Boulton b. 1 February 1834, d. circa December 1873
ChartsDescendant Chart - James Mote b. say 1775
Last Edited12 Feb 2012


  1. [S5] International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  2. [S2] 1881 British Census.
  3. [S6] UK Registered BDMs, , 1852 Q4 Islington 1b 291.
  4. [S3] FreeBMD, online, 1898 Q3 Islington 1b 265.
  5. [S17] 1871 England Census.
  6. [S21] The Times, Printed Tuesday, May 18, 1875; page1; Issue 28318; column A; category deaths.
  7. [S47] Compiler: British Government, The London 1841 Census, Subject: Images of the 1841 Census Books, Disk 6 H-661-3.pdf page: 71.
  8. [S73] 1851 Census Record.
  9. [S7] 1891 England Census.
  10. [S21] The Times.
  11. [S21] The Times, The Times, 23 Sept, 1889; page 10; col A; Issue: 32811.
  12. [S3] FreeBMD, online