Dr George Charles JULIUS 
- Born: 6 Jun 1775, Nicola Town St Kitts
- Baptised: 12 Aug 1775, Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts
- Marriage (1): Isabella Maria GILDER  on 14 Sep 1795 in St Leonards Shoreditch Church London
- Died: 6 Nov 1866, Maze Hill Hse. St Leonards On Sea Eng. aged 91
- Buried: Church In The Wood Hollington Nr St Leonards
Copied from the Family Bible of G C Julius.
George Charles Julius - born June 6th 1775 at Nichola Town in the island of St Christopher. Married Sept 14 1795 at Shoreditch Church in the City of London. (The transcriber is unidentified but these dates have been adopted)
Baptisms: Christchurch Nichola Town St Kitts.
1775 August 12 Geo Charles s. of Wm & Jane JULIUS born 2nd June last (1775).
From a transcription by Mr & Mrs John Bromley c1925 and typed by Col H R Phipps, Bratton Lodge, Bratton Seymour, Wincanton, SOM. Presented to the SOG London 23 Nov. 1934. As searched 1984 by A Fysh, on file, and 2011 by J Christensen.
George Julius of Somerset was a medical student there for three sessions although he did not graduate.
1792-3 Anatomy and Surgery, Chemistry, Botany, Royal Infirmary.
1793-4 Theory and Practice of Medicine, Royal Infirmary will stop
1794-5 Anatomy and Surgery, Chemistry, Practice of Medicine, Materia Medica, Clinical Lectures.
Julius George CCS 1797.
AS 10 July 1797
Surgeon 30 April 1809
R 28 April 1812
In CG of 8 March 1798 name given as Jullings.
Ref: Role of Indian Medical Service 1615-1930 Crawford London 1930
Date of commission as Asst Surgeon 10 July 1797.
Date of commission as surgeon 30 April 1809.
Nominated by - Thornton Esq. Admitted to service.
Granted furlough to Europe 1809 on PA
Retired 28 April 1812.
Ref: Detailed records of Bengal Service L/MIL/10/71
1809 Civil Station Shahbad
1810 on furlough
Ref: India Register.
Apothecary to the Royal Household at Kew 9 Jul 1812 to 1836
JULIUS JOTTINGS. April 1900 No 2.
REMINISCENCES OF GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS. 1773 - 1866
We are indebted to Mrs Arabella E PARKINSON (nee Quilter) for the following: Some of my happy early days were spent at the Old Palace, Richmond, Surrey. (My grandfather) used often to take me out with him on his rounds.
When driving to Kew we sometimes met the King, who would stop his carriage and say, " Dr. Julius, there is nothing in the window,"or,'' Yes, you must call today and enquire" This alluded to a piece of putty placed as a signal to save my grand father's time, and that he might know he was, or was not wanted, and His Majesty George IV., being of an inquisitive turn of mind amused himself by watching this signal and making enquiries. Many of (my grandfather's) patients lived in Richmond Park, Lord Sidmouth and others and I have read there by moonlight whilst waiting for him.
One old countess used to accuse him of neglecting her, if her bill did not come to 100 pounds per annum. Another of his lady patients, also a countess, never paid him at all, but left the matter to her executors, and it then came to 700 pounds.
He was the most punctual of men, and when he rang, as was his custom, every morning for family prayers, we had only time to rush from the landing to the dining room, or we should be too late. He scarcely ever missed church, and his behaviour in it was most devout. Of course, with his large practice, the largest, I believe, out of London, he was often called away, and his footman was told to stand in one place in the porch where he could see him, and so come away without alarming or disturbing the congregation. He was a most temperate man, drinking only water, and as a rule no food between breakfast and late dinner. He had a weakness for sugar, and often brought me a piece from someone's basin, left, I suppose, on purpose for him.
I remember often seeing Sir Benjamin Brodie at my grandfather's, and one thing they said made a lasting impression on my young mind:-" It is such a comfort, when we lay our heads on our pillows at night, to feel how much we have done for our fellow-creatures during the day."
It would appear that George Julius, and Arthur George Onslow, 3rd Earl Onslow were friends, and this association continued with George's sons George and Frederick.
This relationship may be rooted in the fact that both the Julius and the Onslow families were invested as Planters in the West Indies from the 18th C. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146648885
The Onslow family had a connection with New Zealand, the 4th Earl being Governor 1889-1892. In 1892 he bought back to Clandon Park,West Clandon, SRY, a Maori meeting house (Hinemihi) which had survived the Mt Tarawera eruption.
THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXTRACT FROM "GENEALOGY" BY FLORENCE STEVENS.
Chapter VII. We now turn to the history of the sixth child of William and Jane Julius. This was George Charles, and well do I remember him A tall stately old man, with very white hair, blue eyes and a rather shambling gait. "The Doctor" he was always called by his family.
He could be severe and some people were rather afraid of him. He was 6 feet, spare and abstemious. He was born on June 6th 1775 in the Island of St. Kitts and accompanied his parents to England in 1779, as did also his eldest sister Jane, then 22 years old and Robert and Nancy, and possibly his two other sisters. After his fathers's death a year later, his mother moved to 15, Pritchard St. Bristol.
George Charles was sent to Eton (* see below) as his father's Will provided. Money matters were not easy when he grew up rumour says owing to the dishonesty of Trustees, and whether he went to Cambridge or not is not certain.
It was imagined by the family that he was sent to the Rev Jonathan Gilder, Rector of Aspeden in Herts. to be tutored, but a comparison of dates shews that it could not have been the case as George Charles Julius was only about 11 or 12 when Jonathan Gilder died in 1787.
George Julius soon settled his domestic life by marrying at the age of 20 one of Gilder's daughters Isabella Maria, aged 21. It was an early but very happy marriage. This was in the year 1795, just when Napoleon was beginning his stormy career and disturbing the peace of Europe, and this doubtless affected the Julius finances.
We do not know how early he determined to become a Doctor, but in 1796 he was attending Sir Astley Cooper's lectures in St. Thomas's Hospital. He received his Certificate from Sir A. Cooper in May 1796 and in July his first child Emily was born at Bristol.
The young couple decided on venturing to India where George was certain of a practice, leaving the baby Emily in charge of her, grandmother and Aunt Jane in Bristol. It must have been a real adventure in those days of Anglo Indian life. One of Mrs. Julius sisters accompanied them, and they remained in India till 1809 when little Emily always nicknamed "Pem" was about 13 years old.
When they returned to Europe in 1809 the European war was in full swing and they could only travel with a convoy. The story is current that when Dr. Julius had taken tickets for the voyage he went off up country to settle business and during his absence his wife met the Captain of the vessel who swore so dreadfully at every turn that she could not travel with him and cancelled the agreement, getting tickets on another boat. During the voyage a terrible , storm came on near the coast of Africa, and the ship, which I believe was the Chichester in command of the swearing Captain, went down with all on board including 250 children.
The vessels stopped at St. Helena for some days on the way home, and some of the family went on shore. I subjoin the copy of a bill sent in to Mr. Julius. Bill made out to Dr. G. C. Julius when stopping at St. Helena on his way from India in 1809.
Probably William did not land as he was only two years
30th April 1809.
Board etc. L1 lOs. Od.
Ditto on child. 15/-
Board. L1. 10. 0
Ditto two children. L1. 10. 0
Board from 2nd May to 8th inc. at 30s. L10.10. 0
Three tickets to the Play. L1. 10. 0
50 Apples at 6d. L1. 5. 0
A Pie 5/-
20 Loaves of Bread at 9d. 15/-
27 lbs . of Flour at 4d. 9/-
Total L19. 19. 0
Received J. Barnes from Mr. Julius L19.19s.Od St. Helena 1809.
The family seem to have gone to Mrs. William Julius on landing.
P Hatfield Eton College
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 4:53 PM
Subject: George Julius
Apologies for the delay in replying . . . . .
He does not seem to have attended Eton, though I have to say that before 1791 we do not have a complete list of boys, so it is possible he did come here but no lists survives for the period of his stay. However, he did not attend King's either, which in those days was almost entirely the preserve of Etonians, so I suspect that his father's Will was not followed in this repect.
P. Hatfield, College Archivist
JULIUS JOTTINGS, JANUARY 1900. No 1.
Grandpapa was a very fine old gentleman, over 6 foot, with marked features and rather a stern face, but a pleasant smile, and stately, courteous manners of the old school. Granny as she was fondly called by her devoted grandchildren, was of medium height, in the youth had auburn hair, was gifted with a keen sense of humour, and found a fund of stories to which it was our great delight to listen.
My earliest recollection of Grandpapa and Granny was on the occasion of a family dinner at the Old Palace, about the year 1850, near Christmas. The Archibald Julius and two of their children were there, the Fredericks and several of their party, Edric and Herbert Julius, Cameron Quilter, and many more.
The three latter dressed up as old women, and were most amusing; we also had a Punch and Judy show, the first I had ever seen. Such large family gatherings seem now to be things of the past. The next time I remember to have seen Granny was when she came to stay with us at Wrecclesham Vicarage. It was very hot weather, and during the absence of nurse from the room, my elder sister and I took off the baby's things, got our paint boxes, and painted her in rainbow coloured stripes. I shall never forget Granny's peels of laughter when the infant was brought for her to inspect.
When Grandpapa was a boy he was heir to considerable property, but his trustees were dishonest, and by the time he became of age it had melted away. He was sent to he tutored by the Rev. Jonathan Gilder, Rector of Aspeden, Hertfordshire, and Vicar of Layston, and he married one of the daughters; she was aged twenty one and he twenty; they were married on the 14th September 1795, and went to India in 1799. . . . . (Story about Isabella saving an Indian woman from sati (suttee). . . . .
On an occasion when he was in India Grandpapa was invited to a feast given by some native chiefs. At the last minute he was called away to visit a patient. Every European at that meal died from poison within a few hours!
When they left India Grandpapa took tickets for the passage on board the "Chichester" (this, I believe, was the ship) then went up country to wind up his business. During his absence Granny heard a very bad report of the captain, that he ill-treated his men and could not speak without an oath. She determined she would not travel in his ship, so she took tickets in another which sailed under the same convoy; it was in the time of war with the French. Of course Grandpapa was very vexed and angry at such a whim. However, Granny had her own way.
The vessels sailed, a party of about five ships. There was a fearful storm off Mauritius, and the "Chichester' went down. There were 250 children on board, being sent home by their parents, five of one family well known to the Julius.
In 1810 they settled in Bristol, and in 1814 came to the Old Palace, Richmond where they lived forty one years, and Grandpapa became partner to Sir David Dundas, who lived at Queensberry House and attended the Royal Family then living at Kew. George the IVth gave Grandpapa some candlesticks, silver plated on copper, which are now in the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs. Hull, of Earls Mount, Redhill.
Part of this time his eldest son, Dr George Julius, was practising with his father, and for his services to a young Princess was presented by King William the IVth with a silver vase, dated September 18, 1833, which is now in the possession of his grandson, Bertie Julius, of Tilford.
Of my grandparents interesting circle of friend, during these years, others are more competent to speak than I, but I observed in the memoirs of the late Canon Hoare that he reckoned them among his special friends.
In 1855 they retired to Wrecclesham, as they thought, for good, but Grandpapa missed the life and smooth pavements of a town, so in 1862 they once more moved, this time to St. Leonards, where, at Maze Hill House there days were ended. He died in 1866 at the age of 91, and she in 1867 in her 93rd year. They were buried in the churchyard at Hollington. The last remaining of their children, Aunt Annie, widow of Colonel Deverill, died in May 1898 aged 84.
Wishing that this brief fragment had been more complete,
I remain, dear Editor,
M. Louisa Brewin.
NOTES BY MRS JENIFER SHELLSHEAR, (nee Julius).
George spent his early childhood in the West Indies. He was in England when his father died. In 1792, the Edinburgh University Medical School records describe him as "of Somerset," so until then he may have been living with his mother in Bristol. He studied at Edinburgh 1792-95, though apparently he did not graduate. Then from 27th Sept 1795 for a period of perhaps 12 months, he acted as dresser to the surgeon. Mr Henry Cline.
About a year later 10th July 1797 George was appointed Ass. Surgeon to serve in the Bengal Presidency by the Honourable East India Company. He returned to England on furlough in 1809, returning finally in 1812. During his time in India, 5 more children were born, one of whom, a son, died there. The Missionary Chronicle of March 1821 affords a small glimpse of the family's life in India, describing how Mrs. Julius while stationed at Arrah in 1804, courageously saved the life of an Indian women who was being forced to commit suicide.
In 1810 George settled in Bristol, then by 1812, seems to have established himself at the Old Palace, Richmond where for sometime he was partner to Sir. DAVID DUNDAS also practicing in Richmond. On 9th July 1812 was appointed apothecary to the King's Household at Kew, a post he held till 1836, thus serving George III, George IV, William IV.
During the years he attended the Royal Family, several pieces of plate etc. were variously presented to him by King George IV and King William IV, and are now in possession of various members of the family. He was apparently successful and well liked and with one of the largest practices outside London.
He worked in Richmond until his retirement in 1855.
ROLL OF INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICES 1615 - 1930. (D. G. Crawford - London 1930)
GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS
AS. 10 July 1797 (In CG of 8th March 1798 name given as Jullings)
Surg. 30 April 1809
R 18 April 1812
On the 6th inst at Mazehill House, St Leonards on Sea, G. C. Julius Esq M.D. late of Richmond Surrey in his 92nd year.
The Times Friday November 9, 1866.
Will of George Charles Julius Doctor of Medicine.
Dated 14 September 1863
This is the last Will and Testament of me George Charles Julius late of Richmond in the County of Surrey but now of Maze Hill House St Leonards-on-the-Sea in the County of Sussex Doctor of Medicine I appoint my dear daughter Emily Julius Spinster and my dear son Alfred Alexander's Julius Solicitor executrix and executor of this my Will and I devise that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and the charges of proving and carrying into execution of this my Will may be fully paid and satisfied.
I give to my dear wife Isabella Maria Julius for her absolute use all my money that may be in my house and at my bankers at the time of my decease and I give to each of my sons and daughters who may be then living the sum of twenty pounds for mourning to be paid to them respectively as soon as convenient each of them my said daughters who shall be married receiving the same for her separate use and her discharge being sufficient for the same I give to my said wife for her life the use and enjoyment of all my household goods and furniture plate linen glass books pictures prints and other effects in and about my dwelling house and premises where I shall be residing at the time of my death and after my said wife's decease I give all and singular my said household goods and furniture linen glass books pictures prints and other effects unto my said daughter Emily Julius for her own absolute use I give to my faithful servant Joseph Bell if he shall be in my service at my decease the sum of twenty Guineas to be paid him as soon as convenient and also a clear annuity for his life of fifteen pounds to be payable to him quarterly from my decease and subject as aforesaid I give and bequeath to my said executrix and executor all the rest and residue of my Estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever (including my government stock and securities and my shares in the bank of Bengal in the East Indies) upon trust to convert into money the same or any part thereof that shall not consist of money or securities for money and to layout and invest in their names any monies so to arise and be produced in government or real securities at interest or upon any debentures or securities of any Canal or Railway Company incorporated by Act of Parliament or Charter but with full power to continue my said government stocks and securities and my said shares in the Bank of Bengal respectively as the same shall be at my decease in the same state of investment and continue to fund to alter and transpose the said trust securities or any of them so long and as often as they my said trustees shall in their discretion think proper and shall stand and be possessed of all and singular the said trust premises and the interest dividends and annual proceeds thereof upon trust for the intents and purposes following that is to say upon trust after satisfying the said annuity to pay the interest dividends and annual proceeds of the said trust premises as they shall arise and become payable unto my said beloved wife during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease all my said shares in the said Bank of Bengal (of which I have eighteen shares valued at four thousand rupees each making together seventy two thousand rupees) on the stocks funds and securities for the time being upon which the proceeds of the sale thereof shall be invested shall be upon trust to divide the same into seventy two equal parts or shares of which thirty of such seventy two equal shares or shares shall be for the absolute use and benefit of my son William Mavor Julius thirty other of such seventy two equal parts or shares shall be for the absolute use and benefit of my said daughter Emily Julius and the remaining nine other of such seventy two equal parts or shares shall be for the absolute use and benefit of my son Archibald Aeneas Julius and subject as aforesaid I direct and declare that the rest and residue of my estate and effects shall be for my said daughter Emily Julius to whom I give the same for her absolute use and benefit
I desire to express that in the division which I have made of my property by this my Will I have taken into consideration the circumstances of my several dear children some of them being well provided for but for all of whom I have an equal affection provided always and I direct that in case the said trustees or either of them or any future trustee or trustees to be appointed as hereinafter mentioned shall die or be desirous of retiring from or shall become incapable of acting in the said powers or shall desire to increase the number of such trustees it shall be lawful for the trustees or trustee on retiring or continuing on to act in the said Trusts by any writing under their her or his hands or hand to nominate any new trustee or trustees for the purposes of this my Will and when and so often as any trustee or trustees shall be so nominated as aforesaid all and singular the trusts funds and premises shall thereupon be transferred and assigned so as that the same shall be effectually vested in the surviving or continuing trustee or trustees and such additional or new trustee or trustees jointly or otherwise as the case may require upon the trusts herein before created or declared and for the time being subsisting concerning the same respectively and every such additional and new trustee shall and may act in the execution of the said trusts as fully and effectually in all respects as if he had been originally nominated a trustee in and by this my Will and I hereby revoke all my former Wills
In witness whereof I the said George Charles Julius have to this my last Will and Testament set and subscribed my hand this fourteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three.
George C Julius
Signed by the said George Charles Julius the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Jas Geo Langham solicitor Hastings
Fred A Langham solicitor same place.
This Is a Codicil to my Will dated the fourteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and sixty three whereas by my said Will I gave and bequeathed to my executrix and executor herein named all the rest and residue of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever including my government stock and securities and my shares in the Bank of Bengal in the East Indies upon the trusts therein particularly mentioned and I thereby declared that after the decease of my dear wife the trustees of my said Will should stand possessed of nine seventy two parts or shares in the Bank of Bengal (of which I had and now have eighteen shares valued at four thousand rupees each making together seventy two thousand rupees) or the stocks funds or securities for the time being upon which the proceeds of the sale thereof should be invested in a trust for the absolute use and benefit of my son Archibald Aeneas Julius now I do hereby revoke and make void so much of the said trusts as relate to the seventy two equal parts or shares in the said Bank of Bengal or the stocks funds or securities for the time being upon which the proceeds of the sale thereof shall be invested thereby declared to be for the absolute at use and benefit of my said son Archibald Aeneas Julius and in lieu thereof I do hereby declare that the trustees for the time being of my said Will shall stand possessed of the seventy two equal parts or shares after the decease of my said wife in trust for my dear daughter Ann Spencer Deverell widow for her own absolute use and benefit But in all other respects I hereby confirm my said Will and the trusts thereby declared as witness my hand this twenty fourth day of June one thousand eight hundred and sixty four
George C Julius
Signed by the said George Charles Julius the testator as and for a codicil to his last will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses
Jas Geo Langham solicitor Hastings
Fred A Langham solicitor same place.
Proved at London with a codicil 12 December 1866 by the oath of Emily Julius spinster the daughter of the surviving executor to whom administration was granted.
Julius George Charles 12 Dec 1866
The Will with Codicil of George Charles Julius M.D. formerly of Richmond in the county of Surrey but late of Maze Hill House St Leonards-on-Sea SSX who died 6 Nov 1866 at Maze Hill House was proved 12 Dec 1866 by Emily Julius spinster and daughter at under L10,000.
Ref: National Probate Calendar
Newly discovered image of George Julius courtesy of Prof John R. W. Glauert.
West Indian Book Plates.
Caribbeana Vol 3 Pg A76.
653. G.C. Julius. Arm. spade shield (F., 16,771)
Arms: Argent, a fess Azure between three stars.
Crest: A star. Motto: VIRTUTE ET INDUSTRIA FLORESCO.
Geo. Chas. Julius of the Old Palace Richmond, M.D. mar 1795 Isabella Maria, dau. of Rev Jonathon Guilder, and died 1866, aged 91.He had 1. Geo Chas Julius and 2. Fred. Guilder Julius, born 1811, who married Ellen Smith, and died 1886. (Lieut-Col H W Pook)
RICHMOND CENSUS 1841.
George Julius 60yrs M.D.
Isabella Julius 55yrs
Emily Julius 35yrs
William Julius 30yrs Army Captain.
Alfred Julius 25yrs Solicitor.
Archibald Julius 20yrs Student at Cambridge.
Fanny Maria Hull states in Julius Jottings No1 that George (her grandfather) inherited property on St Kitts and liberated all the slaves
The circumstances surrounding George's medical training require clarification.
RICHMOND PALACE - THE MEMORIES OF CHURCHILL JULIUS.
Extract from "A Power in the Land" by G.&A. Elworthy.
"The little garden attached to the house opened into the beautiful garden at the Old Palace, being a portion of the ancient Palace of Sheen built by Henry VII, in which Queen Elizabeth lived and died.
Of the State Apartments nothing is left. The part in which we lived, rented by my grandfather, GEORGE CHARLES from the Government on a 99 year lease at about 1814, was known as Wardrobe Court". Even today, when the house which once belonged in its entirety to the Julius family is now divided into three residences, the atmosphere is as redolent of history as it ever was, and by the courtesy of the present owners we were able to see for ourselves some of the magnificence that still remains. The beauty of the paneling, the charm of the garden, the sunlight slanting through the vast windows- such impressions give one the feeling of having stepped momentarily into the past. Wardrobe Court, dating back to the 15th Century when it served as the wardrobe of Henry VIIs Richmond Palace, was originally built with heavy timbered exterior walls.
Christopher Wren, in about 1730, completely enclosed the original building. Richmond Palace is rich in history, having been originally a royal residence in the time of Edward I. Anne, consort to Richard II died here in 1394; deeply affected by her death, the king, according to Holinshead, caused the palace to be thrown down and defaced. Henry V, however, restored it to its former magnificence. Henry VII, in 1492 held a Grand Tournament there. In 1499 it was almost consumed in fire, but Henry rebuilt the palace and gave it the name of Richmond.
Cardinal Wolsey frequently resided here; and Hall, in his Chronicles, says that "when the common people, are especially such as had been servants of Henry VII, saw the cardinal keep house in a manor royal at Richmond, which that monarch so highly esteemed, it was a marvel to hear how they grudged saying". " So the butcher's dogge doth lie in the manor of Richmond!" Queen Elizabeth I was a prisoner at Richmond during the reign of her sister Mary; after she came to the throne, the palace was her favourite residence, and here she died in 1603.
On an exterior wall, we are reminded that Upon this site formerly stood the Palace of Richmond built by Henry VII in 1501. A Royal Residence first occupied this site in 1126 The village of Richmond was originally known as Sheen.
THE TIMES - Saturday January 24 1824 pg. 4 col. c.
"Extensive Robbery - Between five and eight o'clock on the evening of Tuesday last, the house of George Charles Julius Esq., at Richmond, was burglariously entered, and robbed of a check for L.200, some Edinburgh one pound notes, a twenty-pound and ten-pound note of the Bank of England, and several five pound notes, a large number of sovereigns and some silver, a sealed letter containing a fine-pound note, and several sovereigns, with which the robbers got clear off".
Yesterday information was received at this office that on the evening of Tuesday last, the house of George Charles Julius, Esq, Richmond, Surrey, was broken into by thieves, and robbed of property to the amount of several hundred pounds. The robbers effected an entrance at the back of the premises, and in the first instance rifled all the cupboards, closets, etc, below stairs, from thence they proceeded to the parlour, and forced open the bureaus, desks, etc, and took away a red morocco leather pocketbook, similar to those used by Bankers clerks, which contained a cheque drawn by Dr Willis on Messrs Drummond and Co., for L200, also some Edinburgh L1 notes, of the house of Forbes and Co., a Bank of England note for L20, some for L10, and several for L5. They also found a long striped green bag full of sovereigns, and a bag of silver, together with a letter from Mr Erskine, sealed, in which was enclosed a L5 note. A full description of all the property stolen has been given to the police, and a reward of L50, is offered for the apprehension of any of the robbers, who as yet have evaded pursuit.
Ref: Morning Chronicle Saturday, 24 January 1824.
Information was yesterday lodged at the Mary-le-bone Police Office of an extensive robbery, in the house of Mr George Charles Julius, at Richmond. Hawker, the officer, was dispatched to make enquiries, and, on his return, stated to the magistrates, that the thieves, by some means unknown (it is supposed by seizing the advantage of the Hall door being left open, and opening of the library door with a false key), plundered some of the drawers, etc, of the following cash and notes; a cheque for L200 on the Bank of Messrs Drummond and Co., drawn by Dr John Willis, and payable to the order of a lady named Hodgson; some notes for L1 each, on the bank of Forbes and Co., Edinburgh; two Bank of England notes for L20, and L10, several L5 notes which were enclosed in a pocketbook; a small bag, containing some L5 notes, and a quantity of gold and silver monies, a sealed letter, known to be from a gentleman named Erskine, with a L5 note and a few sovereigns enclosed. With this very large booty the villains gone away, without giving the slightest alarm, and the robbery was not discovered until the next day.
From the regularly systematic manner in which this robbery was completed the robbers must have been experienced, and well acquainted with the premises. A large reward (L50) is offered for the apprehension of the burglars. The neighbourhood of Richmond and Kew has of late been subject to the visitation of a gang of villains, who have accomplished many very extensive nocturnal depredations.
Ref: Morning Advertiser Saturday, 24 January 1824.
George Charles Julius was recorded in the IGI, London records as being born abt 1770 at The Old Palace Richmond Surrey? further there is an entry George Julius (Adult aged 22) christening March 1796 St Botolph Without Aldgate London. Batch C006338, Source 0370932 Film Printout 6901255.
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Insured: George Charles Julius, Richmond, Surrey, esq.
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George is untraced in 1851 census, was he in Europe?
Tribute to David Dundas Bt.
To David Dundas, Bart.
Surgeon to the King etc
A man who relying on his outstanding talents and his own merits, attained the peak of honour and won the foremost men of the world to his friendship to a man who is justly to be admired by the medical world because of his great experience in the science of healing and because of his nature which is filled with many attractions of charm and humanity a man most beloved by his friends and all. To him the author mindful of all the benefits heaped upon him and of the friendship of which he is proud wishes with the greatest respect these first fruits of his labour to be sacred as a monument insufficient to repay him as he ought.
(Dundas (1749-1826) was surgeon general to the King from 1792 and was also made Royal Household Apothecary in 1792. He was a fine surgeon, and was made 1st Baronet Richmond in 1815.)
In 1812 George followed his Partner David Dundas Bt. as:
Apothecary to the Royal Household at Kew.
9 July 1812 - Julius, G. C.
Apothecaries 1660 - 1837
The apothecaries to the person and the apothecaries to the household were both appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. In many cases appointments were embodied in letters patent under the great seal.
Originally there was one apothecary to the person. Two served from 1685 to 1820 when the number was again reduced to one. The remuneration attached to the offices varied from time to time. In 1660 the sole apothecary received L242 15s consisting of a salary of L115 and board wages of L127 15s. In 1685 both apothecaries were granted salaries of L500. In 1702 one apothecary received L372 5s and the other L327. By 1711/12 the salaries had been fixed at L320 5s and L160.
The office of apothecary to the household was held singly until 1727. Thereafter it was usually held jointly, two occupants serving 1727/62, three 1762/66 and two 1766/74, 1778/83 and from 1820. Originally the remuneration amounted to L100 consisting of wages of L40 and board wages of L60. In 1702 the salary was L160. By 1711/12 it had been fixed at L106 13s 4d. early in the period, all apothecaries were allowed riding wages and, sometimes, lodgings.
George was a Trustee for the estate of a John Deane (died c1821) a Judge in Madras, one of Deanes illegitimate Eurasian children, Charles was living with George and his family in Richmond in 1815.
Ref: R Wallace
1. Images of George Charles Julius over the years.
2. Richmond Surrey: Views of the Palace and 1 Portland Terrace.
See tour of The Wardrobe Court in Books section of this website.
Richmond (Sheen) Palace https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond_Palace
3. Royal Humane Society Silver Medal: Silver Medal Awarded to George Julius, 1796.
George was awarded a silver medal by the Royal Humane Society, the inscription reads: Do IVLIVS VITAM O B RESTITVTAM 1796, Approximately - Dr Julius reviver of life
A Case of Suspension
A Life Restored
Addressed to the Treasurer.
It is with much pleafure that I communicate to you the following inftance of Refufcitation, by the ufe of the means reccommended by the Humane Society; and I hope it will encourage Practitioners to perfevere in their endeavours of reftoring Animation, when it has been fufpended even for a considerable time.
A woman in my neighbourhood endeavoured to put an end to her exiftence by hanging. - It was near half an hour before my arrival, and fhe was to all appearance dead. - I am happy to fay, that, by perfevering for fome time in the Refufcitative Procefs of the Society*, I had the in expreffible fatisfaction of reftoring Life to a defponding Woman.
I am, Dear Sir, Your Obliged,
George C Julius
January 30th 1797."
Then follows a short poem in criticism of suicide. Perhaps signed AN? see image.
Ref: Annual Reports, Humane Society 1774-2005: LMA/4517/B/01. (Jill Christensen)
Tuesday, 2 August 2011 2:49 a.m.
Royal Humane Society;
RE: Re Dr George Julius 1796
Dear Mr Fenn
How lovely to learn of a medal that has been retained in family hands for all these years! Your medal will have been struck in silver (the RHS did not introduce bronze medals until 1837) and, as Dick Wilkinson observes, it is normal to find medals of this period mounted behind watch glasses. . . . . .
The case books covering the period during which your medal was given unfortunately do not survive, but there is a good chance that an account of the case may have been published in the Society's 'Annual Report'. I wish you all the best with your research.
The Humane Society started to give out honorary medals in 1776
Dick Wilkinson, Secretary of the Royal Humane Society advises on the "Refufcitative Procefs of the Society"
Our history suggests the following methods were used initially but most abandoned after the first 60 years.
2Artificial respiration by mouth to mouth inflation with compression of the abdomen and chest
3Fumigation by introduction of tobacco smoke into the rectum and colon
4Rubbing the body or friction
7Inducement of vomiting.
It is unrecorded what particular method George used!
4. Dr George Charles Julius: Gift from King George IV, After 1810, London.
Julius Jottings April 1900 No 2, mentions a massive pair of silver candlesticks given to Dr Julius senior by the King George IV and then at that time in the possession of Mr Arthur O Julius of Ham. They were surmounted by the Royal crest and coronet on one side and the Julius arms on the other. They are hall-marked Mathew Bolton Birmingham 1810
George was a partner to Sir David Dundas in a medical practice in Richmond SRY, adjoining Kew Palace in Kew Gardens, George III's favoured home.
Dundas was appointed Sergeant Surgeon to George III in 1792. He was Household Apothecary at Kew but not officially Apothecary to the King. He assisted at the post mortem on Princess Charlotte on 7 November 1817 and was Physician to the Duke of Kent from 1816 to 1817 and Surgeon to the Duke of Kent from 1818 to 1820.
As a result the ties of the practice with the Royal Household were strong and George Julius was to benefit
being appointed Apothecary to the Royal Household at Kew on 9 July 1812.
It is not known why King George presented these candlesticks, to George Julius.
Hall marked 1810.
It seems most likely the gift was from George IV, as George Julius only assumed his appointment at Kew in 1812.
Our only guide as to the reason for the gift, was a gift given to George Julius's son George Charles Jnr by King William IV which was inscribed:
GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS Jun'. M.D.
kind attention and successful treatment
His Majesty's Grand-daughter
The daughter of the Lady A.K. Erskine.
September 18th 1833
This was a gift of a large silver urn see details on George Jnr's file including a fragment of a note from the King.
5. George C Julius: Form record of Edinburgh study and Royal Appointment, 1812.
Edinburgh University Library.
24 October 1984.
George Julius of Somerset was a medical student here for three sessions although he did not graduate.
The years when he was a student and the classes for which he enrolled were as follows.
1792/3 Anatomy and Surgery Chemistry, Botany, Royal Infirmary.
1793/4 Theory and Practice of Medicine, Royal Infirmary.
1794/5 Anatomy and Surgery, Chemistry, Practice of Medicine, Materia Medica, Clinical Lectures, Obstetrics,
Dr J T D Hall
22 October 1984.
Thank you for your letter of 11 October.
According to our records, George Charles Julius was appointed apothecary to the King's Household at Kew, in place of William Dundas who had previously held the appointment, on 9 July 1812.
He is still shown in this post in 1836 so he presumably held it through the reigns of King George III King George IV and King William IV.
As apothecary to the household at Kew he would have been responsible for attending all those in the king's service at Kew and providing them with medicine as required.
He does not appear to have held the appointment of "Apothecary to the Person" or "Physician to the King" at any time.
I am afraid we do not have any biographical details for Julius.
Yours very truly,
Elizabeth H Cuthbert
6. George Charles Julius: Memorabilia from "The Wardrobe Court" Richmond, c 1820's, The garden of The Wardrobe Court, Sheen (Richmond) Palace.
" This Vase was turned from a piece of the Yew Tree planted by Queen Elizabeth now standing in the Garden of Dr Julius of Richmond"
See the Wardrobe Court interiors 2019: Books section of this website.
7. George Charles Julius: Julius family memoriabilia, Cir 1830.
Family lore has it that this childs drum (sans drum skin) belonged to a member of the Royal Family (at Kew ?).
The note attached "A Drum which belonged to George IV" A further note by Marie Louise Julius wife of Arthur Dudley Julius says "An ivory drum which belonged to George IV. Given to my Husbands Great Grandfather by William IV., whose physician he was at Richmond"
A possible scenario is that it was for one of George Charles younger children around 1830, when William IV ascended to the Throne.
8. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Old Palace Yard Richmond SRY. George is recorded as M.D. aged 60 not born in SRY
9. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Old Palace Yard Richmond SRY. George is recorded as head of house married aged 75 a Physician Edinburgh not practising born St Kitts.
10. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Richmond Lodge Farnham SRY. George is recorded as married aged 85 head of household, M.D. not practising, born St Kitts West Indies. Also in the house were four servants.
11. Dr George Charles Julius: Short History of Richmond Lodge/Wrecclesham Grange, Cir 1855.
RICHMOND LODGE/WRECCLESHAM GRANGE
Wrecclesham Grange is the large house situated in Beales Lane, alongside, and to the west of St Peter's Church. When first built it was known as Richmond Lodge, it then became Wrecclesham Grange and more recently it has been called Ashton Manor.
The first occupant of the building was Dr George Charles Julius. Dr Julius was the father of the Rev (Henry) Richard Julius, who was Vicar of Wrecclesham for 40 years, from 1846 to 1886. In the early years of the 19th Century Dr George had been a prominent doctor in the Richmond area. In 1812 he had been appointed as apothecary to the King's household at Kew, a post he held until 1836. During this time he served as one of the Royal Physicians to three Kings, George III, George IV and William IV. He had lived in Wardrobe Court, an outbuilding of the Royal Palace of Richmond. Not long after he had retired from his practice, in 1845, he decided to move to Farnham, where his son Richard had established himself as the popular and successful Vicar of Wrecclesham.
It is not known when the Grange was built but it does not appear in the Tithe Map of Surrey which was drawn in 1840. It is thought that its construction of the Grange was undertaken in the late 1950's. In 1854, Dr. Julius is listed in the Surrey Electoral Roll as still living in the Old Palace Yard, Richmond. However, by 1857 it shows that he was living in Wrecclesham. The 1861 Census records Dr George Julius, aged 85, living at Richmond Court, Wrecclesham, with his wife Isabella, aged 83, and his 63-year-old daughter Emily. It is envisaged that he had this house built for his retirement and that he had moved there in or around 1857. However, the move to Wrecclesham was to be temporary for in 1862 they moved to St Leonards. One of his granddaughters, Florence Stevens, in a handwritten diary (To the Village Born), says:
Grandpapa missed the life and the smooth pavements of a town so they once more moved to St Leonards where, at Maze Hill House, their days were ended.
That Richmond Lodge is the name given to the house, later called the Grange, is confirmed in the sales particulars that were issued at the time of this move which are more or less identical to similar documents published in 1931 when Wrecclesham Grange was sold.
In 1862 George Charles Julius and Isabella Maria Julius transferred the title to Richmond Lodge to Henry Cowlard. The new owners of the property did not live in the house and in October 1863 the title passed to Dr John Wilton and his wife Ellen. John Wilton was shown in the Electoral Roll as living in the Grange in 1864, however, in the 1880's Dr Wilton was a doctor, living in Sutton, with his wife Ellen and two daughters Eleanor and Ann. While living in Sutton in 1881 Eleanor was married to Arthur Llewellyn Wynne Roberts, who was to become the owner of the Grange when John Wilton died in 1909. In 1871 the Grange was occupied by two maiden ladies. Hester Fenwick, a widow aged 47 and her twin sister Jean Melville.
By 1881 the tenancy of the Grange had again changed hands. The occupant a wealthy Scottish landowner, Robert Buchanon Dunlop. The family home of the Buchanon Dunlop's was Drumhead at Cardross, Dunbartonshire. Drumhead House had been built by the Cameron Dunlop family in the early 18th Century. Robert and his wife Francis had two daughters. Robert Dunlop, who had served as a churchwarden at St Peter's Church, died in Wrecclesham in 1882, and was buried in the St Peter's Graveyard.
The next tenant of the Grange was the Rev Henry Richard Julius. In 1886 Henry Julius suffered ill health, thought to have been a stroke. After 40 years in the Parish he left his much-loved Vicarage, that had been a happy family home. Initially he did not move very far; in fact, he moved nearer the Church he had served so well for over 4 decades, and took up residence in the Grange, the house which had been built for his father, George, on his retirement some 30 years previously. Rev Julius was not a strong man at this time and it was in the Grange, in August 1886, that the 'elders' of the Parish gathered to present him with a testimonial gift. Yet again the Julius tenancy of the Grange was relatively short as four years later in 1890, Henry and his wife Mary moved to Redhill. Where he was to die two years later, in 1892.
From 1893 to 1909 Dr John Wilton is living in the Grange with his Niece and two servants. John Wilton was churchwarden at this time. He was to die in 1909, was buried in the St Peter's Cemetery. His estate was to pass to his son in law Arthur Llewellyn Wynne Roberts.
The ownership of the Grange since 1909 is less clear. It is believed it remained in the hands of the Buchanon Dunlop family until it was taken over by the Nursing Home. The Surrey Electoral Roll has records of many occupants but most of them were tenants. It is understood that it was not until the end of World War 1 before it was occupied by the Wrecclesham Grange Nursing Home who were the main occupant in the inter war years. Newspaper records show that the Grange was one of the principal maternity homes in the Farnham area and interestingly a significant number of the 'members' of the History Project were brought into this world in these pleasant surroundings.
I suspect that many of our 'members' will be able to recall some of this missing detail and that we will be able to enlarge upon the use of the premises in the 20th Century. The building is currently used as a Retirement Home under the name of Ashton Court.
The previous owner of the Grange had been Paul Fennel who now lives in the house that he has built behind the main building, which is reached from the lane running alongside the church. Paul sold the Grange in 1963 to the present owners, Ashton Manor Nursing Home, part of the Beritaz Care Group.
The outbuildings of the Grange are of interest. The buildings at the foot of the Beales Lane were in the early 20th Century the Grocer's shop run by Percival Elsmore. Next to it was a workshop which was occupied by automobile coach makers and engineers, Page and Hunt, who later became E.D. Abbotts. Page and Hunt at one time had ten workshops in and around Wrecclesham, for all the different processes, and this was one of them. More recently the workshop was used for car body repairs before its conversion to its present uses which combine residential and office accommodation.
The other outbuilding of interest was Rose Cottage, not part of the Grange, but closely involved as it used the entrance in the lane alongside the Church. Prior to the building of the Grange there was a small school building, Wrecclesham's first school. Rose Cottage was the Master's House. It remained after the opening of the school in School Hill. Margaret Wearing and her parents lived in Rose Cottage and they had a close association with the Nursing home as the nurses used Rose Cottage for their residential accommodation. Rose Cottage and the old-school building were sold in 1909 when the Wrecclesham School moved to Little Green Lane.
The Picture of the house, is from the sales particulars in 1931 when the house was sold for £3,850. The Gardens and Grounds then extended to 15 acres. Although some of the land has now been disposed of they are to this day attractive and extensive. The house itself has many splendid features which are described in the sales particulars which will be displayed on our notice boards.
Ref: Wrecclesham's significant houses - WordPress.com (wreccleshams-significant-houses1.pdf)
12. Ada Frances Hunt: George Charles Julius link with George IV, Cir 1942.
A correspondent who informs us of the death of Mrs Hunt of Church Road, in her 93rd year, says that her passing severs as a link with old Richmond and Kew. She was the granddaughter of Dr G C Julius, who resided at Wardrobe Court, the Old Palace, for nearly 40 years. Dr Julius was physician to George IV and William IV, and attended the Royal family when they were in residence at Kew Palace. A piece of putty used to be put in one of the windows in order to show the doctor whether he was wanted at the Palace or not. The old King George IV used to take an interest in this and if his carriage passed that of the doctors on his way to Kew he used sometimes to lean out of the window and shout "A piece of putty in the window today Doctor". Dr Julius was partner to St David Dundas, who resided at Queensbury House, Richmond. Mrs Hunt was born at Tudor Place The Green, Richmond, but lived nearly all her life before she married at Wardrobe Court, where her father Dr F G Julius, lived after the retirement from practice of her grandfather.
Unidentified paper clipping.
13. George Charles Julius: Note from Earl Onslow, Unknown.
It is unclear what the note below refers to.
"With every kind of wish for your well being here and my highest aspirations for your eternal happiness hereafter
Believe me to be
your sincerely attached friend
This note from Onslow may have been to either George or his son Frederick ?
It may have referred to George's retirement to Wrecclesham SRY in 1855, close to Onslow's seat at Clandon Park SRY ?
George married Isabella Maria GILDER  [MRIN: 17], daughter of Rev Jonathan GILDER  and Mary BRAZIER , on 14 Sep 1795 in St Leonards Shoreditch Church London. (Isabella Maria GILDER  was baptised on 8 May 1774 in Aspenden Herts, died on 4 Jan 1867 in Maze Hill Hse. St Leonards On Sea Eng. and was buried in Church In The Wood Hollington Nr St Leonards.)