Henry Kent Causton

CAUSTON, Henry Kent (1800-1881) — London

Printer, publisher, bookseller, lithographer and stationer. Published “The Leigh peerage. Being a full and complete history of the claim of George Leigh, Esq. to the dormant title of Baron Leigh, of Stoneley” 1830-1832, with maps; Watson’s telegraph stations for Barnard L. Watson, “Watson’s code of signals for the use of vessels at sea” 1842, etc. He published mainly commercial tables, etc.

Henry Kent Staple Causton was born in May 1800 and baptised 4 Jul 1800 at St. James Clerkenwell — the son of the first Henry Kent Causton (1773-1848), publisher of London directories, and his wife Jane Staple(s), who had married the previous year. He was working with his father as “Henry Kent Causton & Son” from 1825. He married Elizabeth Liddell (1814-1866) at Preston, Lancashire, 24 Aug 1831. By 1830 he was a member of the Skinners’ Company and had begun trading on his own account as Henry Kent Causton Jr. He and his wife Elizabeth baptised at least five children at St. Mark Kennington 1835-1843. By 1851 he was employing five hands — a number increased to thirty-six by 1871, by which time he had been joined in the business by his sons James Alexander (1842-1923) and Richard Townsend Causton (1843-1930), trading as “Henry Kent Causton & Sons(s)” from 1863. He retired in the 1870s, died at his home in North Brixton 27 Sep 1881, and was buried at All Saints with St. Margaret, Upper Norwood, 4 Oct 1881. Probate was granted to his daughter Elizabeth Agnes Causton on an estate valued at £2,167.11s.10d. on 24 Nov 1881.

14 Birchin Lane, Cornhill — 1830-1846
3 Nag’s Head Court, Lombard Street — 1847-1866
— 3 Clarendon Place, Vassall Road, Brixton (home) — 1851-1871
4 Laurence Pountney Hill — 1866-1875
2 Old Swan Lane, Upper Thames Street — 1876-1878
— 55 Vassall Road, Brixton (home) — 1878-1881

BBTI. BNA. Brown. Census 1851-1881. COPAC. Maxted (1977). NA. OB. Todd.