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Thomas William Lidderdale

Born: February 28, 1830
Appleby, Westmorland, England
Christened: May 26, 1830
St. Michael, Appleby, Westmoreland, England
Died: September 4, 1884
Whitton, Middlesex, England
Jane Harrison
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Ann Sadler
2 Jun 1787 - 4 Nov 1865
William Sadler
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Elizabeth Cropper
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Thomas Robertson Lidderdale
24 Mar 1785 - 15 May 1852
Thomas Lidderdale
26 Dec 1760 - 29 Dec 1799



Frances Maria Acton

Born:  c1822, Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Christened:  August 6, 1822, Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Died:  1902, Brentford, Middlesex, England
Marriage: 1862, Kensington, Greater London, London, Middlesex, England

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Born 28th February 1830. He died 4th September 1884 S.P. and was buried at Whitton, Middlesex.

He married Frances Mary daughter of John Acton of Ludlow. He was in the literary department of the British Museum, where he specialised in work concerning Icelandic Sagas, having learnt the language. As mentioned before, he wrote our history for M'Kerlie's book, which shows his trained ability in the great deal he salved and recorded, for which a landless and scattered family should be grateful. Unfortunately he knew and discovered little about the branch which went to Ireland and which alone persists. Attention was called to this in the Galloway Press at the time, but to balance this the Lidderdale-Forrests have inherited his papers. This has been appreciated elsewhere in a short account of that family.

On the walls of the family burial enclosure in Galtway Kirkyard are tablets to the memory of the following members of the family mostly buried there.
- THOMAS youngest son of John Lidderdale of Castle Milk, Dumfries, who died at Ambergis Bay [Ambergris Cay] of Honduras, 28th December 1777 [should be 1799] aged 39.
- THOMAS ROBERTSON who died at Appleby, Westmorland, 15th May 1852, aged 67 and his only surviving son.
- THOMAS WILLIAM who died on his way to the British Museum Library where he was on the staff, his death taking place in a chemist's shop on 4th September 1884, when he was 54.

Source: Robert Halliday Lidderdale, An Account of the Lowland Scots Family of Lidderdale, 1950.

The St. Phillip and St. James Church (http:www.whitton-church.org.uk/history2.html), built in Whitton, Middlesex in 1862, has the following dedication on the base of its Lectern:

"To the Glory of God in loving memory of Thomas William Lidderdale, Easter 1886."

Extract from M. McL., Harper, Rambles in Galloway, Chapter 6 - Dundrennan to Kirkcudbright, 1876 (http://www.old-kirkcudbright.net/rambles/rambles1.htm).

The present representative of the Lidderdales is thus Thomas William of the Literary Department, British Museum. He married, 22nd January 1862, Frances Maria, daughter of John Acton of Ludlow, Salop.

Arms - Azure, a chevron ermine, quartering those of Robertson.
Crest - An eagle's head, erased, proper.
Motto - Foresight is all.

Extract from the Will of John Haliburton, of Preston in the County of Lancaster, who died on March 25, 1856 (In Her Majestys Court of Probate, The Principle Registry 1873). Courtesy of Robert Burn, United Kingdom.

Administrator descriptions: Thomas William Lidderdale of no. 13 Malvern Villas Hounslow in the County of Middlesex and Azile Eleanor Lidderdale of no. 13 Malvern Villas aforesaid spinster.

England 1841 Census
Dwelling: Low Weind
Census Place: Appleby, Westmoreland, England
Public Record Office Reference: RG 107/1156/1 pages 6 and 7.
Name  Age   Sex  Birthplace
Thomas Lidderdale 55 M Out of county
Ann Lidderdale 50 F Out of county
Azile Lidderdale 15 F Out of county
Thomas Lidderdale 11 M Westmoreland, England
England 1861 Census
Dwelling: No. 15 Norland Square
Census Place: St. Mary Abbots Kensington, Kensington, London, England
Public Record Office Reference: RG 11/17 page 15.
Name Relationship Marital
 Age   Sex  Occupation Birthplace
Thomas W. Lidderdale Head   31 M Librarian British Museum Appleby, Westmoreland
Anne Lidderdale Mother Widow 73 F Lady Yorkshire
Anne M. Lidderdale Aunt   69 F Lady London, Middlesex
Azile E. Lidderdale Sister   35 F Lady Appleby, Westmoreland
England 1871 Census
Dwelling: Malvern Villas
Census Place: Isleworth, Hounslow, Middlesex, England
Public Record Office Reference: RG 10/1313 pages 2 and 3.
Name Relationship Marital
 Age   Sex  Occupation Birthplace
Thomas William Lidderdale Head Married 41 M Senior - British Museum Westmoreland
Anna Maria Barabara Lidderdale   Aunt Single 80 F   Middlesex
Rebecca Aston Mother-in-law Widow 81 F   London, England
Dwelling: Brunswick St.
Census Place: St. George, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England
Public Record Office Reference: RG 10/2381 page 12.
Name Relationship Marital
 Age   Sex  Occupation Birthplace
Francis M. Lidderdale Sister Married 47 F   Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Walter Acton Head Married 44 M General practitioner Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Charlotte Catherine Aston Wife Married 45 F   Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England
England 1881 Census
Dwelling: Heath Road No 8
Census Place: Isleworth, Middlesex, England
Public Record Office Reference: RG 11/1338 page 51.
Name Relationship Marital
 Age   Sex  Occupation Birthplace
Thomas W. Lidderdale   Head Married 51 M Book Dept. British Museum, Civil Service Clerk Appleby, Westmorland, England
Frances M. Lidderdale Wife Married 58 F   Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Eliza Wilkins Servant Unmarried 52 F Sevant Bampton, Oxford, England
Church of Latter Day Saints, Genealogical Office (www.familysearch.org)
Christening: Thomas William Ledderdale May 26, 1830 St. Michael, Appleby, Westmoreland, England
Christening: Frances Maria Acton August 6, 1822 Ludlow, Shropshire, England
England and Wales General Register Office, England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes
Marriage: Thomas William Lidderdale and Frances Maria Acton Jan - Mar 1862 Kensington, Greater London, London, Middlesex, England Vol. 1a Page 57
Death: Thomas William Lidderdale Jul - Sep 1884 Strand, London, Middlesex, England Vol. 1b Page 450
Death: Frances M. Lidderdale Jul - Sep 1902 Brentford, Middlesex, England Vol. 3a Page 51

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