THE JULIUS FAMILY
The earliest records of the JULIUS family are in the Records Office,
Fetter Lane, London.
Coat of Arms and Crest
Motto: VIRTUE ET INDUSTRIA FLORESCO.
WILLIAM JULIUS buried in Westminster Abbey near- entrance to Poets' Corner – “Near this place lyeth interred the body of Captain William Julius late Commander of His Majesty's Ship “Colchester” who departed this life 3rd October 1698 aged 33 years.”
WILLIAM JULIUS 1726-1780. A considerable landed proprietor in the island of St. Kitts -his brother John then being Governor of the island. He was considered one of the proudest and extravagant men in England. He never drove without his four horses and outriders and lived far beyond his income which was £30,000 per annum. He married a Welsh lady, Miss Edwards. His daughter Louisa Caroline married Phocian Dare. In her youth when living in St. Kitts, the late Lord Nelson after making her an offer of marriage which she refused, married her first cousin Mrs. Nesbitt, and was one of the bridesmaids. King Edward IV (then Duke of Clarence) who, with the Fleet, was anchored at Nevres, gave the bride away. Louisa Caroline was born 1764 and died 1845.
DOCTOR GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS was the son of William Julius of St. Kitts. He was born in 1756 and died 1866. Married Isabella Maria Gilder in 1795. As a boy he was heir to considerable property but his trustees were dishonest and by the time he came of age it had melted away. He went to India in 1799 to Bristol in 1810, and to Old Palace, Richmond in 1814, from where he attended the Royal Family who were then living at Kew. George IV gave him candlesticks. His son, George Julius, was his partner.
THE TRUE AND VERITABLE STORY OF SIXTEEN STRINGED JACK
About the middle of the last century (1700?) there lived in Cavendish
Square a certain Mr. Julius. He had a comfortable income of: £7,000
a year derived from his Estates in St. Kitts .He was Secretary to the
Marquis of Rockingham. (then Prime Minister) and was a friend of the Prince
Regent, and lived what was then the fashionable life of: a Man About Town.
He was well known as the possessor of 16. four very celebrated grey horses.
At this time the environs of London were greatly infested by Highwaymen,
and amongst these Knights of the Road, there was one who afterwards became
known as SIXTEEN STRINGED JACK.
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