S amuel Galindo, 1748-1809, was the complete opposite of James his elder brother. A solid industrious family man he followed in the Galindo tradition becoming a merchant of various products all his life. He first appears as a Hop Merchant in a directory of 1776 at 9 Cree Church LaneLeadenhall Street staying at this address until 1782.
Cree Church Lane was at the very centre of the Jewish community. 1782 was a decisive year for Samuel as he decided to defect from the Jewish faith and join the Anglican congregation. A baptism on April 1 of that year at St Andrew's Holborn records the event giving his father as Jehuda and his mother as Sarah. He was 34. It is probable that he took this serious step as he was attracted to Elizabeth Miles, 18 at the time, whose parents, John and Elizabeth were staunch protestants and would have disapproved of their daughter marrying a Jew. Managing to convince them of his good standing and intentions, he and Elizabeth were married on January 18th 1784 at Wanstead in Essex He was The original Bishops Gate 36 she was just 19. To escape the censure of his Jewish peers he moved to Bishopsgate. Perhaps doors were closed preventing him being a merchant as he becomes a pin maker initially in association with Morris Hime but later on his own, a trade he carried on until at least 1790. By 1793 he is in partnership with John and Richard Miles, his brother and father in Law as wholesale upholsterers and warehouse men. Richard retired from the business in 1794, the Company then called Miles, Galindo & Co. A James Lawrence joined the business but this new partnership was dissolved on March 31st 1797. Samuel died "after a severe and lingering illness" on 29th July 1809 and was buried in St Helen's Bishopsgate on August 7th.


In various references after his death he is referred to as Samuel Galindo of Tooting. In his will he refers to "selling my leasehold estate in Tooting" as well as properties in Bishopsgate and Bevis Marks (a street). It has been difficult to pinpoint exactly where the Tooting property was. There are two clues: In Cary's 'New Itinerary..of the Great Roads...throughout England and Wales' (1802) there appears this reference:
From Carys Intinerary
From Cary's Intinerary
Galindo misspelt





And from 'Picturesque Rides and Walks...thirty miles around the British ;Metropolis'. By J Hassell (1815): From Hassell

Tooting map of 1815
1815 map of Tooting
Samuel's property circled in red.





From the above, the probable location of the property can be shown on a map of 1815.





Samuel and Elizabeth had ten children the first eight children born in Bishopsgate the last two, from 1798, born in Streatham (Tooting).

Alfred Miles 1784-1833
George Augustus 1786-1787
Eliza 1787-?
Charlotte Oakley 1789-1797
Samuel 1790-1853
George 1791-1814
Richard Miles 1793-1866
Percy 1796-1860
with the last two being born in Streatham Surrey
Charles 1798-1868
and finally Sophia 1801-1833


More about the children


Alfred Miles (1784-1833), a pin and needle maker like his father, was born in Bishopsgate, London.

Alfred Miles Needlemaker

He married Elizabeth Paulet Hollingberry (1800-1867) in St Pancras London on 15 May 1817.

Was this union blessed with children? Two were baptised together at St James' Paddington in August 1833, the same month that Alfred died! The baptism record gives Elizabeth Ansdell (Galindo) date of birth July 6th 1832 and Harriette Ansdell (Galindo) as March 13th 1833.
On their marriage certificates both girls record Alfred Miles as their father.

In March 1841, Elizabeth had two further children baptised also in St James' Paddington, again giving 'Alfred, office clerk', as the father.
The first, Augustus Frederick, the baptism records show, was born on October 23 1834, but this is two years after Alfred died!
On his marriage certificate in 1860 he gives Augustus James Galindo as his father.

The second, Jane Louisa Galindo, born Dec 20th 1836 also gives Augustus Galindo as her father on her marriage certificate in 1853.

In his will, dated January 1825, Alfred leaves all his estate to his mother. When he died in 1833 his wife alleged he died intestate but the will was duly found and proved, she received nothing. All this suggests Alfred had a problem and Elizabeth found solace elsewhere!
The first daughter, Elizabeth Ansdell (Galindo) married Joseph Jules Daumer, Harriette Ansdell (Galindo) married Alexander Pilbeam leading to
Nova Pilbeam, a famous actress and Jane married Andre Caminada d'Antonio. The only chance of carrying the Galindo name on this branch was through Augustus Frederick. He married Emma Gosdeling.
They had four children born in London of which only Charles Frederick (1863-1910) survived. Augustus and Emma later moved to India where they had a further five children of which only Louisa Ellen Grace (1870-1893) survived.
Louisa married William Isaac Newton De Lange in India in 1889. They had two children, Marie Dewar De Lange b 1892 and Frederick Charles De Lange (1893-1938)

Charles Frederick married Gladys Woodroofe in Australia in 1936 they only had daughters so again the name died out.


Eliza (1787-1852) married Charles Dickinson (1797-1839) in Speldhurst Kent on 26th September 1815.
Charles and Eliza had 7 children before emigrating to Australia in 1831. Charles became Anglican Minister at St. Anne's, Field of Mars (now the Sydney suburb of Ryde)
He died there on 12/3/1839, Eliza died in Parramatta on 14/11/1852. They are buried together in the old St John's cemetery at Parramatta.



Samuel (1790-1853).
In about 1820, Elizabeth, Samuel senior's widow, moved to the Ross on Wye/Monmouth area with her sons Samuel, Percy and Charles.
The Game Acts of 1784 and 1785 required anyone killing game to buy a certificate at a cost of two guineas a year. In 1821 through to at least 1828 Samuel, of Glasbury Radnorshire, (now Powys) purchases such a certificate. Glasbury on Wye is 4 miles from Hay on Wye and 25 miles from Hereford, the nearest city.
Samuel was never far from his mother but whether they had a house in Glasbury or Hereford, with perhaps game rights in Glasbury, has yet to be established.

Liverpool Advert
From the Liverpool Mercury
28 Sep 1827.
In 1827 Samuel, junior, is in business with brother Charles as a 'Bullion, Exchange and Discount Office ' at 17 Water Street Liverpool. Samuel seems to have been the senior partner in this, Charles having other businesses in Liverpool.
In the 1851 census for Ross on Wye he is listed as 'Retired manager of Bromage & Co. Monmouth '.
(This private bank was founded in 1819 as Bromage, Snead & Co and was later known as Bromage & Co. otherwise the Monmouth Bank. Acquired by Lloyds in 1894)

He died in 1853.

His will states that "if dying within 10 miles of Ross to be buried in the churchyard near my late revered mother.....to Mary Tooth of Ross, late May Watkins, £100 for attendance on mother, my sister Eliza Dickenson £10, to my brother Percy Galindo as executor £10 and the other executor James Sylvanus Fortunatus Brown Bromage £10. To my nephew - the son of Percy - my plate, wearing apparel, desk, silver watch, gun, fishing rods, pictures & books. To my niece the daughter of the said brother Percy my late mother's work box and gold watch. Residue to my nieces and nephews, the children of my said brothers Richard Miles Galindo, Percy Galindo and Charles Galindo."
He never married and it seems favoured Mary Tooth over his sister!
His wishes were carried out and he was buried in Ross on Wye churchyard with his mother who died April 3rd 1845.


George (1791-1814)


Richard Miles (1793-1866)

Richard was apprenticed by his mother for the sum of £420 (about £14,000 today) to Richard Strong Wells, an Apothecary, in 1810 for eight years He spent six months in St Bartholemew's Hospital in 1814 before being received into the Hall of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in London in 1817. After further study at the Marisch College University of Aberdeen he qualified as a surgeon in 1827 and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Taking himself off to America he married Catherine Susanna Hall, in Mobile Alabama in January 1849, he was 54 she was 22. They had only one son, Richard Eyles born 1850.
Never having much money he describes his income in 1859 as between £140 and £150 per year, perhaps falling far short of Catherine's expectations. The marriage was not a success.
A letter by Percy, Richard's brother, dated Aug 4th 1859 says it all:
...Yes I had heard that Dick's wife had returned to her friends in America she having in fact written to that effect. The wisest thing I think she could (under the circumstances) do. She could in my humble opinion have done still better in taking her poor little boy with her as I have no doubt he would have done better there amongst her friends (who are all influential) than he would here. I am glad however to hear the poor little fellow has got a temporary Berth at Christ's Hospital. I have no desire to be severe but I must confess I cannot help viewing my brother's marriage at his time of life and in his circumstances as well as his general improvident and reckless conduct for some years past as something more the mere error............
Catherine later under the name 'Nizida' published "The Astral Light: An Attempted Exposition of Certain Occult Principles in Nature With Some Remarks Upon Modern Spiritism 1889" (for more on Catherine click
here)

Richard died in Islington on April 7th 1866, Catherine in 1909.
He left his estate (under£600) to his son Richard Eyles.
Click here, for his story.


Percy (1796-1860)
Percy was articled in 1822 to Thomas G Phillpotts, an attorney in Monmouth, and was to spend the rest of his life there.
As a solicitor, with offices in Monk Street, he features regularly in local newspapers from 1828 onwards, dealing with all the legal issues in a small town.
Monmouth Mayors Plaque
Part list of Monmouth Mayors
in Town Hall
Business affairs took him to Gloucester where he was attracted to Mary Wilton, the eldest daughter of John Pleydell Wilton, a fellow solicitor. Percy and Mary were married in July 1833 at Churcham near Gloucester.
Setting up home in Monk Street Monmouth a son, Alfred Miles named after his grandfather, was born on 23rd Aug 1834, followed by another son Percy in 1835 and finally a daughter, Bessie, in 1838. (Bessie never married and died in Bath in 1898.)
Sadly Mary died in 1840 and the son Percy in 1842.
Throwing himself into local politics he was elected Town Councillor in December 1843 and in November 1844 was unanimously elected Mayor of the Borough and re-elected in 1845. No more newspaper reports suggest he has retired. He died on 6th Sep 1860 and is buried in Monmouth.
His son Alfred Miles carries on the tradition and is a practising solicitor in Monmouth in 1860. He married Sarah Annie Waugh (1834-1932) in Kensington in 1863, later moving to Bournemouth. He died in 1922, they had no children so again this blood line ended.


Charles (1798-1868)
On Tuesday August 10th 1824 Charles married, in Hereford, Ann Carless, only daughter of William Carless of Hereford.
There is no evidence that he had business interests in Liverpool before that date but, with his first child, a daughter Emma Sophia, born in Everton on 21 Dec 1825 he must have been established there. Four further daughters, Eliza Maria, 1827, Charlotte Augusta, 1829, Anne Caroline, 1830 and Matilda Jane, 1832 were also born in Everton.
A final daughter, Ellen Matilda, 1838 was born in 'Wirrall'. Doubtless the better area reflecting his improved circumstances.

Advert for Gambier
From the Hereford Journal
August 11 1830
The first business advertisement in 1826 says he is in partnership with William Parkinson as booksellers, bookbinders and stationers in Liverpool.

From premises located Water Street Liverpool, a stone's throw from the docks he is offering foreign exchange with his brother Samuel in 1827 (see above) and without Samuel in 1831. A Trade Directory of 1834 shows he is still a bullion dealer.

He finds another outlet for his expertise in offering assistance to any would be emigrants.
The first advert, appearing in many regional newspapers, in 1830 is different to later ones and is of particular interest in offering land at Gambier Ohio without offering a passage.
Later advertisements offer passages, but no advice on what to do there, to Quebec, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and Sydney often with 'moderate rates, superior accommodation and liberal treatment' (for the passage). The last advert in 1834 shows he is still at Water Street.

There is no trace of the family in 1841, in 1851 he is in Shalbourn Wiltshire, as a 'Lay agent Teacher of Christianity'. 1861 sees him in Monkton Combe, Bath where he died in 1868. A memorial in Bath Cemetery records the whole family, none of the girls married so again the Galindo line ends.



The last daughter, Sophia, was born in Streatham in 1801 and died in Gloucester in 1833. She never married.