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
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
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.
to convince them of his good
standing and intentions, he and Elizabeth were married on January 18th
1784 at Wanstead in Essex
36 she was just 19.
To escape the censure of his Jewish peers he moved to
doors were closed preventing him
being a merchant as he becomes a pin maker initially in association
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
called Miles, Galindo & Co.
A James Lawrence joined the
business but this new partnership was dissolved on March 31st
Samuel died "after a severe and lingering illness" on 29th
July 1809 and was
buried in St Helen's Bishopsgate on August 7th.
various references after his death he is referred to as Samuel Galindo
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
There are two clues: In
Itinerary..of the Great
Roads...throughout England and Wales'
(1802) there appears this reference:
from 'Picturesque Rides and
Walks...thirty miles around the British ;Metropolis'. By J
the above, the probable location of the property can be shown on a map
and Elizabeth had ten children the
first eight children born in Bishopsgate the last two, from 1798, born
in Streatham (Tooting).
George Augustus 1786-1787
Charlotte Oakley 1789-1797
Richard Miles 1793-1866
with the last two being born in Streatham Surrey
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Richard Miles (1793-1866)
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
Hall of the Worshipful Society of
Apothecaries in London in 1817. After further study at the Marisch
University of Aberdeen he qualified as a surgeon in 1827 and
became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
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. Business affairs took him to Gloucester
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.
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
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.
last daughter, Sophia, was born in Streatham in 1801 and died in
Gloucester in 1833. She never married.