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Name: John Tuckett

Burial Number: 1161

Gender: Male

Occupation: Postmaster

Born: 00/10/1853

Died: 18/04/1924

Buried: 22/04/1924



John William Tuckett was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, in October 1853; his parents were, Henry Tuckett, 31yrs, Printer and Compositor, and Elizabeth, 25yrs. He had 3 siblings, Elizabeth b.1857, Alfred b.1862, and Edith b.1867. In 1871 John joined the civil service and began a long and successful career in the Post Office, beginning as a post office clerk and rising to postmaster in Gateshead, Burnley and finally Halifax.

On 23rd December 1874 John, 20yrs, married Esther Ada Harland, 19yrs, at St. Peter’s, Leeds. They had 3 children, George Henry b.1875, Ada Mary b.1877, and Gladys Mona b.1892.

John retired in 1913 after 42yrs with the post office and he and Esther moved to Worthing, living at Montrose, Heene, where John died on 18th April 1924, aged 70yrs.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 8 Plot: 18

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In loving memory of John William Tuckett died 18th April 1924 aged 70 . Also of Esther Ada his wife died 17th February 1931 aged 76.

Further Information


Name: John William Tuckett

Gender: Male

Born: 00/10/1853

Town: Leeds

County: Yorkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 23/12/1874

Spouse First Name: Esther

Spouse Second Name: Ada

Spouse Last Name: Harland

Town of Marriage: Leeds

County of Marriage: Yorkshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 18/04/1924

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Montrose

Address line 3: Heene

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


HALIFAX DAILY COURIER – Saturday 19th April 1924.

J. W. TUCKETTFormer Halifax Post- Master Dead.

The death took place yesterday, at Montrose, Worthing, of a former well-known and respected Halifax public official, in the person of Mr. John William Tuckett, who was postmaster here from 1905 to 1913. On his leaving Halifax, under the superannuation scheme, Mr. Tuckett went into residence at the South Coast town and his death there will be regretted by the many friends he made during his period of official duty at Halifax. He leaves 1 son and two daughters. Formerly the son occupied an important post in connection with the post office in South Africa, and directly after retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Tuckett visited him there. On the declaration of war, Mr. Tuckett (senior), entered into postal work there, rendering very important service, whilst Mrs. Tuckett returned home. Up to his retirement, Mr. Tuckett had the fine record of 42 years in the post office. A native of Leeds, he entered the Government service there in July 1871. In April 1892, he was appointed postmaster of Gateshead. Five years later, in August 1897, be transferred to Burnley and under his ruling, the postal facilities there were greatly improved. Further promotions came to him, when, on August 16, 1905, be took up the important position of postmaster at Halifax, following Mr. J. W. P. Gregson. During the eight years he was here, Mr. Tuckett always strove for the efficient working of the postal machine, and his handling of the work, whether the times were normal or whether there was a seasonal pressure, was always excellently carried through. Both Mr. and Mrs. Tuckett were active members of the Halifax Parish Church, and at Worthing he became a church warden.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 58, Lilac Terrace, Leeds, Yorkshire. Henry Tuckett, 48yrs, Printer and Compositor, wife, Elizabeth, 42yrs, daughter, Elizabeth A. 14yrs, son, John W. 17yrs, Pupil Teacher, son, Alfred, 9yrs, daughter, Edith, 3yrs.


Living at 20, Artillery Terrace, Leeds, Yorkshire. John William Tuckett, 27yrs, Civil Service, Post Office Clerk, wife, Esther Ada, 26yrs, 2 children, George Henry, 5yrs, Ada Mary, 4yrs, boarder, James Gasson, 22yrs, Civil Service, Post Office Clerk.


Living at 457, Padiham Road, Burnley, Lancashire. John William Tuckett, 47yrs, Postmaster of Burnley, wife, Esther Ada, 46yrs, daughter, Gladys Mona, 8yrs.


Living at 16, Elm View, Halifax, Yorkshire. John William Tuckett, 57yrs, Halifax Postmaster, Esther Ada, 56yrs, daughter, Gladys Mona, 18yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Montrose, Harrow Road, Worthing, Sussex.

John William Tuckett
Male 67 General Post Office (Postmaster) G P O
Esther Ada Tuckett
Female 66 Home Duties
Gladys Mona Tuckett
Female 28 Teacher Of Pianoforte And Home Duties (Part Time) Own Account
Leslie John Tuckett
Grandson, visitor
Male 13

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