Personal information about John Lewis

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   John Lewis
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Age at death:
   82
Date of burial:
   28 November 1881
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   Guildford
Burial register information:
  
Book number: 1868
Page number: 242
Record number: 4336
Official at burial:
   E W Shalders
     
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

John Lewis
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    01 December 1881
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News

Transcription:

 

JOHN LEWIS

THE LATE MR. JOHN LEWIS

 The remains of this gentleman, the notice of whose decease appears in our obituary today (and whose son Mr. Marcus H. Lewis is a leading member of the corn trade in this town) were on Tuesday conveyed to their last resting place in the Newbury Cemetery. In earthly life Mr. Lewis resided here, being held in high esteem by his fellow townsmen, by whom he was elected Mayor of Newbury on the ninth of November 1841, the day of the Prince of Wales' birth.

 

During his mayoralty troublous times agitated the town and neighbourhood, arising in part from the agricultural machine breaking then rife throughout the country. Twice, as we are informed, was Mr. Lewis compelled to read the Riot Act.

 

About thirty years ago he left Newbury to reside at Guildford, but he has never entirely severed his connection with this town, as in addition to family ties, he remained one of the trustees of Hunt's charity until his death, which has occurred, as our readers will observe, at the advanced age of 83. Mr. Alderman Hickman, who with the Town Clerk attended the funeral, is we believe the only surviving member of the Corporation contemporary with Mr. Lewis.

 

 

Newbury Weekly News December 1 1881

 

Sources:Newbury Weekly News 1 December 1881

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