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Name: Lewis Notley

Burial Number: 1062

Gender: Male

Occupation: Builder and Contractor

Born: 00/00/1848

Died: 00/00/1922

Buried: 11/01/1922


Lewis Notley was born in 1848 in East London to Lewis and Sarah Notley (nee Pretty).  Lewis’s Father also called Lewis, signed up for military service with the  1st battalion 60th regiment of foot, but only completed 169 days as he suffered with epilepsy and was declared medically unfit for service. By 1851 Lewis’s Father had become a City Policeman in London, he was a police witness in several Old Bailey proceedings. (see Miscellaneous below)

He was then granted Freedom of the city on 25th October 1856.

Sarah Notley, Lewis’s Mother died on 21st January 1861, and Lewis’s Father then married Louisa Jacobs on the 11th March 1861.  By 1881 Lewis’s Father had retired from the police and was working as a boot maker. He died on the 24th February 1902 in Camberwell London

Lewis himself was living at home on the 1861 census and attending school, the family lived at Chequers Yard, St Botolph, Middlesex. Lewis married Jane Glanville on 17th January 1874 in Paddington, Middlesex.

They had 4 children-

Lewis Glanville born 1874 Holloway Middlesex

Frederick Glanville born 1876 Camberwell Surrey

Ethel Mary born 1885 Camberwell Surrey

Nellie Ellen Louise born 1887 Camberwell Surrey died 26th June 1903 Worthing Sussex


Lewis worked as a carpenter in 1881, then by 1891 he was working as a Builder and contractor, he was an employer with a Building and Contracting business.  He was also a councillor and chairman of the public health committee.  In 1902 Lewis was appointed as a committee member for the arrangements of the Kings Dinner in Camberwell.  This was a meal arranged for the poor and each committee member had to submit names from their ward.  There were also processions and street decorations organised.  The family lived at 260 Barry Road, Dulwich, Camberwell, London in 1891.

Then according to the 1901 census they had moved a couple of doors down to 254 Barry Road, where they stayed until 1921.


However, the probate record shows that they had moved to ‘Marmion’ 22 Salisbury road, Worthing by the end of 1921, where Lewis died on 30 December 1921. He left £22382 10s 9d (£650,369 in 2020) with probate to Frederick Glanville Notley (his son) and Harold George Cryer. Jane Notley died in 1920 in East Preston

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 6 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): melt.waving.aware

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In ever loving memory of our dear Nellie Ellen Louisa youngest child of Lewis and Jane Notley born July 5th 1886 died April 26th 1903. Also of Jane beloved wife of Lewis Notley died Sept. 30th 1920 aged 72 years "Until the day dawn and the shadows flee away"

Further Information


Name: Lewis Notley

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1848

Town: Unknown

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 17/1/1874

Spouse First Name: Jane

Spouse Last Name: Glanville

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/00/1922

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Marmion

Address line 2: 22 Salsbury Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £22382 10 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £650369

Census Information


5 Northumberland Place St Botolph Bishopsgate, London

Lewis Notley (Head) age 33, Sarah (Wife) age 32, Sarah (Daughter) 4, Lewis (Son) age 2, Caroline (Daughter) age 2 months


10 Chequers Yard, St Botolph, Middlesex

Lewis (Head) age 43, Louise (Wife) age 40, Sarah (Daughter) age 14, Lewis (Son) age 12, Caroline (Daughter) age 10, David (Son) age 5, Mary Ann (daughter) age 3, Maria (Daughter) age 3 months


46 Henstone road, Lambeth Camberwell London

Lewis Notley (Head) age 32, Jane (Wife) age 32, Lewis G (Son) age 6,

Frederick G (Son) age 5


260 Barry Road, Camberwell, London

Lewis Notley (Head) age 42, Jane (Wife) age 42, Lewis G (Son) age 16,

Frederick G (Son) age 15, Ethel (Daughter) age 6, Ellen L (Daughter) age 4


254 Barry Road, Camberwell, London

Lewis Notley (Head) age 52, Jane (Wife) age 52,  Ethel M (Daughter) age 16, Ellen L (Daughter) age 14, plus 1 servant


254 Barry Road, Camberwell London

Lewis Notley (Head) age 62, Jane Notley (Wife) age 62, plus 1 servant


254 Barry Road,  Camberwell, Surrey

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Frederick G Notley
Male 1876 45 Camberwell, London, England Prefity Manger Lewis Notley
Eleanor Notley
Female 1880 41 Kentish Town, London, England At Home
Winifred M Notley
Female 1900 21 Dulwich, London, England Shorthand Typist H M Office Of Works White Hall
Doris E Notley
Female 1904 17 Dulwich, London, England Shorthand Typist H M Office Of Works White Hall
Lewis F G Notley
Male 1913 7 Dulwich, London, England
Robert D Devan
Male 1896 24 Ireland Bank Clerk Lloyeds Bank Ltd Lowhard Steet
Lewis Notley
Male 1848 72 City of London, London, England Builder Retired

Miscellaneous Information

From Old Bailey Online

  1. CATHERINE WRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of Nov., 3 shawls, value 6s.; 2 table-cloths, 3s.; 2 pairs of shoes, 2s.; 1 petticoat, 1s. 6d.; 1 shift, 1s.; 1 sheet, 2s.; 3 gowns, 14s.; and 1 handkerchief, 1s.; the goods of Ann Rix, her mistress.

ELIZABETH ANN DYMOND . I am a widow, and lire in Bedford-street, Commercial-road. My mother, Ann Rix, is eighty-nine years old, and lives in Temple-street, Hackney-road—she engaged the prisoner to attend on her—I think that was in July last—I called on my mother on the 11th of April—the prisoner was there—my mother told me to take something out of her drawer, upon which the prisoner put down the broom that she had in her hand, and left the room, and went out of the house—I went to the drawer, and missed, a great many things—she sent a packet to my mother the same day, containing twenty-one duplicates—on the 20th of April, I saw her at her daughter’s house, in Widegate-street—she asked me how my mother was—I said, “You have almost killed her; what led you to steal the things?”—she said, “I don’t know what impelled me, but I will pay you by instalments”—I have since seen the articles mentioned in this indictment—they are my mother’s, and had been formerly in her drawers—she is not able to come here.

HENET EMBLEM . I am in the employ of Mr. Kelly, a pawnbroker—I produce a variety of articles, which have been identified by Mrs. Dymond—they were pawned by the prisoner—I took in die whole of them, and have seen the duplicates which I gave her—these things were pawned between the 14th of Nov. and the 4th of April—the most valuable article is this silk, which was pawned for 3s., on the 3rd of Jan. last.

ANN RICHARDSON . I am the wife of Thomas Richardson, a bookbinder, in Northampton-street, Mile-end. I know Mrs. Rix, and I know these articles to have been in her possession—the prisoner came to me on the 11th of April, and gave me a parcel of duplicates, which I took to Mrs. Rix, and, by Mrs. Rix’a desire, I traced these articles by means of those duplicates.

LEWIS NOTLEY (City police-constable, No. 665.) On the 20th of April the prisoner was given into my custody—she said, if Mrs. Dymond would let her, she would pay her a small sum of money a-week till they were paid for.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 63.— Confined Three Months.


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