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Name: Julia Lorch

Burial Number: 0581

Gender: Female

Occupation: Music Teacher and Dress maker

Born: 00/00/1861

Died: 00/00/1909

Buried: 09/04/1909


Julia Elizabeth Lorch was born in 1861 in Ramsgate Kent to Johannes and Eliza Lorch.

Johannes was born in Germany in 1830, and arrived in England with his Uncle Andreas in 1846.  Both were musicians and in 1861 they were living in lodgings in Westminster with other members of the Lorch family (Jacob and Christoph). The Lorch family were Musicians who played in a band and appear to have toured in southern England.


Johannes married Eliza Twyman on 15th April 1861 in Westminster Middlesex. After they were married it would appear the band had a musical appointment at Ramsgate in Kent. Johannes and Eliza moved there and it was shortly after that Julia was born.

By 1871 Johannes and Eliza had settled in Brighton Sussex and were living in Devonshire Place.  In 1877 they were taken to court by the owner of the house they were living in, claiming for general dilapidations and damage to the garden (cutting down shrubs). It would appear the family may have been poor as they had to leave the house at short notice owing to the goods being seized under a bill of sale. The judge because of this reduced the claim to £3 6s

By 1881 and through to 1891 Julia is still living with her Parents and has become a Teacher of Music. Her father is still working as a musician.

Julia’s Mother Eliza died in 1894 in Brighton and by 1901 Julia is living with her Father at 29 Rugby Place in Brighton Sussex. She is now working on her own account as a Dressmaker working from home. Her Father died in July 1901 in Brighton, and Julia must have moved to Worthing where she died in 1909

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 2 Plot: 7

Exact Location (what3words): hedge.cable.gift

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Buried under the headstone for Martha Cumberland


In loving memory of Martha Cumberland born November 8th 1841 died February 19th 1913 "I know that my Redeemer liveth"

Further Information


Name: Julia Elizabeth Lorch

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1861

Town: Ramsgate

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/00/1909

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


1 John Street Westminster London

Julia’s Father Johannes lodging with other members of his musical family


24 Devonshire Street Brighton Sussex

John Lorch (Head) age 41, Eliza (Wife) age 40, Julia E (Daughter) age 9


17 Camelford Street Brighton Sussex

John Lorch (Head) age 51, Eliza (Wife) age 50, Julia E (Daughter) age 19


7 Wyndham Street Brighton Sussex

John Lorch (Head) age 61, Eliza (Wife) age 60, Julia E (Daughter) age 29


29 Rugby Place Brighton Sussex

John Lorch (Head) age 71, Julia E (Daughter) age 39, Emma Twyman (Niece) age 21

Miscellaneous Information

Sussex Express 10th May 1859 – A German Band

Frederick Heun, a member of a German band, which had been in Brighton all winter, charged another member of the band, named Andreas Lorch, with illegally pawning prosecutor’s contra-bass saxhorn, which, the prosecutor said, had cost him four guineas. It appears that Heun had gone over to Germany to see his father, and during his absence the defendant had pawned his instrument in Brighton for 25s., and the band left for Hastings, where defendant was apprehended. The defence was, that the prosecutor had thrown the band into very pecuniary difficulties by his prolonged absence, and they were compelled to hire another man in his place, and the consequence was that they felt themselves constrained, owing to the shortness of their resources, to pawn his instrument, which he had left with them, in order to relieve them from their difficulties. He had enclosed the duplicate to the prosecutor, and said that he should be repaid as soon as they could raise the money. – Having ascertained that Heun did not feel disposed to press the case so long as he could get his instrument our of pawn, the bench very generously, seeing that Lorch had no money, subscribed the amount among themselves and set the defendant free, for which he was very grateful.

Thanet Advertiser 1 June 1861 – Promenade Band

One of the most thinly attended meetings which has ever taken place on any subject of public interest in this town, was held in the Town Hall, at the hour of seven o’clock on Tuesday evening last, there being something than fifteen persons present. The occasion of the meeting was to determine upon what steps should be taken to secure the services of an efficient band for the ensuing season. The Deputy presided, and called upon Mr Rammell, the treasurer, to rad the statement of accounts. This was accordingly done, and there appeared to be a balance in hand of £4.5s.5d., after defraying all the expenses incurred last year. Mr Rammell also read a letter he had received from Mr Lorch, the person who provided the band last season, again offering his services. A resolution was then agreed to, to the effect that it is desirable to secure the services of the band for the ensuing season, and the following gentlemen were appointed a committee, with power to add to their number, to make the necessary arrangements, to collect subscriptions, etc. – The Deputy, Messrs. Rammell, Rose, Powell, Fuller, Jarman, and Smith. Mr Geo. Rammell and Mr Rose were appointed treasurer and secretary respectively, and they were directed to communicate with Mr Lorch, with the view to secure the services of his band. It was also resolved that the committee should determine the time and place for the band to play, which concluded the proceedings.

Brighton Herald Sept 8, 1877

Ward v Lorch was a claim of £6.3s. made against a professor of music by the owner of a house he formerly occupied for general dilapidations, damage to some shrubs in the garden, and for commission for re-letting the house. Mr Maynard was for the plaintiff, and Mr Waterman for defendant. Evidence as to the dilapidations – damage to the walls – having been given, Mr Smythe, nurseryman of Centurion Road, proved that the shrubs had been damaged to the amount of 10s, by being cut down. His Honour was not satisfied with defendant’s allegation that he had permission to cut down the shrubs, but saw not reason why he should be charged with commission for reletting the place (which he had left at short notice owing to his goods being seized under a bill of sale), and reduced the claim to £3.6s, for which he gave a verdict.

Brighton Gazette Nov 15, 1888 – Zither Concert

We desire to draw our readers’ attention to a very attractive entertainment to be given under the above title, at the Royal Pavilion, on Saturday next (17th), at 8:30pm.

Mons. Schwarz, the entrepreneur, is pretty well known in most of the European capitals as on of the leading zitherists of the age, and his performances, therefore, are to be looked forward to with great interest. He will be assisted on this occasion by his pupils, Herr Schell and Mr Buttberg, Miss Hockheimer, Miss Macintyre, Dr Lowe, Mr Gordon Cleather, the well trained chorus of the Brighton German Club, under the leadership of Herr Lorch; the conductor and accompanist being Mr W Norman Ros of St. Mary’s, whose name alone, in this sphere, is of itself sufficient praise.