Old Monovians Association; History of the School

George Monoux - In Walthamstow

MONOUX IN WALTHAMSTOW.


George Monoux probably began his residence in Walthamstow in the early years of the sixteenth century, and he resided at his seat, known as "Moones" in Moones Lane, now Billet Lane, near Chapel End, till his death on 9th February, 1543-4. "Moones" is described as a spacious building, moated around, with several enclosures of land and many large meadows. This estate was sold in 1589 to Thomas Hale, from whose family it passed in 1596 to Ralph Harrison. Eventually, in 1635, it came into the possession of the Rowe family of Higham Hill. The last reference I can find to the house is in 1817, when it was sold with other property belonging to Salisbury Hall. The house no longer stands, but "Moones" is still marked on the Ordnance Map. Such was the home where Monoux passed the years when he was playing his part as Citizen, Alderman, Lord Mayor, and Member of Parliament for London.

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