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Alfred Shuttleworth (1843-1925)
Alfred Shuttleworth was born in Lincoln in 1843, the son of Joseph and Sarah Grace (nee Clayton (Shuttleworth). He married Mary Ann Clayton, his cousin and daughter of Nathaniel Clayton, his fathers partner. Sarah died at Scarborough in 1880. Alfred became a partner in Clayton, Shuttleworth & Co on his fathers death in 1883. By 1891 he was living at Eastgate House, now part of the Lincoln Hotel, with 8 servants. He was a magistrate for LIncoln.
Alfred died in Lincoln in 1925 without issue
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Joseph Shuttleworth (1819-1883)
Joseph Shuttleworth was born in Coningsby in 1819, his parents were John Allenby and Rebecca (nee Newton) Shuttleworth. He married Sarah Grace Clayton, daughter of Nathaniel Clayton in 1842. Joseph formed Clayton, Shuttleworth & Co with Nathaniel Clayton. Sarah died in 1849 and he married Caroline Jane Ellison, daughter of Lt Col Richard Ellisonin 1861 in London. In 1861 he was living at New Road (later Lindum Road), Lincoln. He boughr the Old Warden Estate in Bedfordshire in 1872 and commissioned Henry Clutton, the prominent Victoria architect to design a mansion in the Jacobean style. Joseph Shuttleworth died in 1883 at Hartsholme Hall, Lincoln.
James Snow (1782-1875)
James Snow was born in Wellingore in 1782, son of James and Agnes (nee Johnson) Snow. He was a surgeon working in Lincoln. He married Elizabeth Marr in East Retford in 1806. He was the father of Jane Frances Snow, the wife of Richard Carline, and grandfather of Edward Snow Mason. He was Mayor of Lincoln in 1825 and 1832. He died in Lincoln in 1875.
Edward Mansell Sympson (1860-1922)
Dr.Edward Mansell Sympson, was born in Lincoln in 1860, parents Thomas & Caroline (nee Peacock) Sympson. Studied at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. He married Florence Mabel Knight in 1888. Churchwarden of St Mary Magdalene 1893-1895. Wrote "Lincoln: A Historical and Topographical Account of the City" and "Memorials of Old Lincolnshire" (1911). Member of the Society of Antiquaries of London. He died in Lincoln in 1922
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Robert Arthur Taylor (1886-1934)
Robert Arthur Taylor, a farmers' son, was born in Haslingden, Manchester in 1886. His family moved to Lincoln in 1893 and returned to Manchester in 1898. He studied economics at Ruskin College, Oxford and returned to Lincoln in 1904. He married Laura Webber at St Paul in the Bail, LIncoln in 1909. In 1911 he lived at 42 Horton Street with his wife and 1 year old daughter Rosalie, he was employed as a tailor's cutter. In 1912 he set up his own tailoring business in Melville Street. He later joined a partnership with his brother in another shop in Melville Street.
From 1913 he represented the Park ward on Lincoln City Council, until he enlisted. After the war he was re-elected and was councillor for the Park ward until 1930 when he was promoted to Alderman. He was Labour candidate for Lincoln at the 1918 General Election, becoming Lincoln's first Labour MP in 1924, and re-elected in 1929. Labour were swept from power by the Conservatives in 1931 and he lost his seat. He was also the first Labour Mayor of Lincoln, 1924-5.
In Parliament he worked to promote Anglo-Russian trade and in February 1928 he was the author of a bill to amend the Shop Hours Act, although this was eventually blocked. After his defeat in the parliamentary election of 1931 he became an organiser for the Shop Assistants Union. He died after a short illness in 1934.
Edwin Teesdale (1836-1921)
Edwin Teesdale born in 1836 in Lincoln, married Harriet Smalley in 1858, Harriet died in 1899. In 1872 Auditor for Lincoln Corporation. In 1894, managing clerk for Clayton, Shuttlewort & Co. Died in 1921 in Lincoln.
Charles Knowles Tomlinson (1819-1893)
Charles Knowles Tomlinson was born at Toulston Hall, North Yorkshire in 1819, the son of John Tomlinson. He married Eleanor Hayward in 1847. Eleanor died in 1869. Charles married Marie Louise Rea in Kensington in 1876. Charles was a chemist in partnership with Charles Hayward (1836-1880), his brother-in-law at 233 High Street and 6 Bailgate. Tomlinson and Hayward took out a patent in 1865 for a sheep ointment preparation, it is not known how successful it was. Henry Hyett managed the shop in the Bail and took over the business after the death of Charles Hayward in 1880. Charles Knowles Tomlinson died in Lincoln on 1893.
John Cooper Torry (1819-1908)
John Cooper Torry was born in 1819 in Kingston on Hull to John and Sarah Torry. He studied at Edinburgh and Glasgow and became an M.D. in 1845. He Married Sarah Ann Kirton of Canwick in Branston in 1846. He then gained a law degree in South Africa, When he returned to England he became Senior Physician to the County Asylum, The Lunatic Asylum, the General Dispensary and The Penitent Females' Home. He was mayor of Lincoln in 1862. The moved to London in the 1870s. He died in Fulham in 1908.
John Thomas Tweed (1823-1910)
John Thomas Tweed was born in Bishop's Stortford in 1823. He Married Mary Ann Gregory in London in 1848. He was a solicitor residing at 5 Pottergate, Lincoln. Town clerk of Lincoln from 1855 to 1905, the oldest Town Clerk in England, and Mayor of Lincoln in 1854. He died in 1910
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William Ashbee Tritton (1875-1946)
William Tritton was born in Islington, London. His father, William Birch Tritton, was a stockbroker.
Following his education at Christ's College, Finchley and King's College, London in 1891 he was apprenticed at Gwynne & Company, pump manufacturers. He was employed in several engineering companies, extending his engineering knowledge. In 1906 the chair-man William Foster & Co., William Tomlinson Page, persuaded him to join the firm as managing director.
Together with Major W G Wilson, Tritton designed the military tracked vehicle which was to be known as the "Tank". Trench warfare had become a stalemate and a way of breaking through the German defences was needed. There had been tests before WW1 of using racked vehicles over rough terrain but they hadn't been the success that was expected and were only used in the war for moving heavy guns. Tritton and Wilson developed the idea into a tracked vehicle mounted with canon and/or machine guns.
William Tritton was knighted in 1917 for his work on the tank.
After the war Sir William continued as managing director with Fosters and, in 1939, became Chairman of the Board.
In 1919 Tritton and Wilson were awarded a joint grant of £15,000 as a reward for their work as tank designers. Sir William gave most of his share to employees at Fosters who worked on the development of the tank.
Sir William died on September 24th 1946, at the Lindum Nursing Home, aged 71. He lived at Eastcliffe Road, Lincoln.
James Ward Usher (1845-1921)
James Ward Usher was born in 1845 in Lincoln, son of James and Jane (nee Duckett) Usher. He joined his father in the business in 1860, the business was renamed "Usher & Son ". He took over the business in 1874. He obtained the sole rights to use the Lincoln Imp, and sell it in jewellery. James was a passionate collector.
Over a period of 30 years he built up a large collection of clocks, watches, ceramics, miniatures, coins, silver and paintings. A talented artist, he made an illustrated inventory of his collection. His collection is now housed at the Usher Gallery (The Collection). He never married. He died 1921 in Lincoln. His last will and testament, dated just two days before his death on 20th August 1921 states:
"I bequeath to the Corporation of the City of Lincoln all my collection of objects of art and vertu, with the cases and fittings containing the same, for the purpose of forming a nucleus of an art gallery. And I direct that my name shall be identified with this bequest as the gift of the Usher collection"
The building to house the collection was designed by the architect Sir Reginald Blomfield R.A, . The Usher Gallery, on Lindum Hill, was officially opened on the 25th May 1927 with a solid gold key by the Prince of Wales.
Thomas Wallis (1841-1930)
Thomas Wallis was born in 1841 at Hainton near Market Rasen, son of William and Juliet Wallis. Married Eliza Josephine Hewitt in 1866 at Market Rasen. Timber & Coal Merchant at Holmes Wharf. Mayor of Lincoln in 1896. Living at Southfield, I St Catherines Road, Lincoln in 1911. He died 1930 in Lincoln
Charles Ward (1810-1870)
Charles Ward was born in Lincoln 1810, his parents were John and Mary Ward. He married Caroline Abigail Ward in Tydd St Mary in 1836. He was a brickmaker living at Lucy Tower House, Newland, Lincoln. He was an alderman with Lincoln Corporation, Mayor of Lincoln in 1860 and a magistrate. He died in Lincoln in 1870.
William J Warriner (1829-1898)
William J Warriner was born in Lincoln in 1829. He Married Mary A ? . He was a coal merchant and Mayor of Lincoln in 1881. Died in Lincoln in 1898.
Harry Garnham Watkins (1870-1956)
Harry Garnham Watkins was born in Lincoln in 1870, parents William Watkins and Kate Watkins (nee Garnham). Qualified as an architect and worked for William Watkins & Son, Moved to Nottingham in about 1911 and became a partner in Bromley & Watkins. Died in Hampshire in 1956.