Goldworkers List (Section VII).
His christening record at Christ Church, Spitalfields in 1807 shows his name as John Harrison Coulding, the son of Samuel, a gent from Booth Street and his wife Susan.
He signed indentures in 1821 as John Harrison Coulden to be the apprentice of William Eady (Grimwade p.383) of the Goldsmiths Company and jeweller of West Street, West Smithfield. He was made free in 1829.
He entered a mark at Goldsmiths Hall in 1831 from 15 Rose Crescent, Cambridge, marks in partnership with John Hodkinson in 1833 and 1835 from 1 Wine Office Court, Fleet Street. Hodkinson was another of William Eady's apprentices made free in 1832. Another mark was entered alone in 1837 from 7 Gough Square, Fleet Street. All marks were entered as gold workers.
In 1838 at West Hackney parish church as a bachelor and jeweller from London Fields he married Elizabeth Wilson of Bishopsgate, daughter of a licensed victualler. His marriage certificate also shows him as John Harrison Coulden.
7 Gough Square remained his address as recorded in an 1839 trade directory and the christening records for their sons John and George at St Dunstan in the West in 1840 and 1841 respectively.
The 1841 UK Census recorded the family at Windmill Street, Milton, Gravesend where he again reported he was a jeweller.
Christening records at St James, Clerkenwell from 1844-46 for three more of their children show their address as 12 Smith Street, Northampton Square where their father continued as a jeweller.
In 1844 John Booker signed indentures to be his apprentice at 12 Smith Street.
The 1851 UK Census record of the family has proved elusive.
Christening records at St James, Muswell Hill in 1860 for two more of their children show their address as Fortis Green and their father still a jeweller.
The 1861 UK Census record for the family has also proved elusive. The probable cause is the transcription to websites of the unusual name.
John Coulden entered a mark at Goldsmiths Hall in 1869 from 116 St John Street, Clerkenwell. The mark was withdrawn but not sent to be defaced until 1892 which suggests it may have related to his son John Coulden.
The 1871 UK Census shows him as a widower and retired jeweller living at Harwell Park, Fortis Green with several of his children.
He was still there in 1881. So were most of his children.
His death in 1884 was registered in Edmonton.
His Will was proved for probate in the same year at the Principal Registry. His last address remained the same as before. Two of his executors were named as his sons John and George, working jewellers of 116 St John Street, Clerkenwell. The value of his estate was declared as Â£9896 14 shillings and three pence (approximately?).
Further reading, if still required, can be found in Volume I page 99 of The Directory of Gold & Silversmiths Jewellers & Allied Traders 1838-1914 by John Culme.