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William Lovatt 1842 - 1918
Tailor. Mayor of Burslem 1901-1903
|26 June 1842||Place:||Vale Place, Shelton, Staffordshire, England.|
|Death date:||29 Dec 1918||Place:||Woodland Avenue, High Lane, Burslem|
|father: John Lovatt (1810-?)||mother: Martha Woodwiss (1806-?)|
|wife 1: Jane Challinor
wife 2: Emma Sanders (1851-98)
Fred William Lovatt (1870-1871)
Emma Woodwiss Lovatt (1875-1961)
George Lovatt (1877-1899)
William Thomas Lovatt (1882-after 1926)
Alice Lovatt (1889-1965)
|1842||William Lovatt born 26th June 1842, the son of John Lovatt and Martha née Woodwise|
|After leaving school W.L. became
apprenticed to the tailoring trade and served his time in a London Establishment.
Subsequently he returned to Newcastle-under-Lyme as assistant in the shop of Messrs. Marsden Bros., who eventually placed him in charge of the Burslem branch.
|1867||William Lovatt married Jane Challinor.|
|1870||William and Jane had a son, Fred
William Lovatt on the 24th Nov 1870.
William Lovatt's wife, Jane, died on 1st December 1870.
|1871||The child Fred William Lovatt
died on 1st June 1871
William Lovatt married again - his bride was Emma Sanders and they married on 29th October 1871 at Wolstanton Registry Office.
|1875||Emma Woodwiss Lovatt was born 9 Jan 1875|
|1877||George Lovatt was born 16 Jan 1877|
|1881||At the time of the 1881 census the family was living at 44 Wharf Street, Burslem and William Lovatt's occupation was a Clothier's Assistant.|
|When that business was
discontinued he carried on business as clothier, tailor and outfitter at
15-17 St. Johns Square, Burslem.
No 15 was used by Arnold Bennett as the Baines shop in his novel 'Old Wives' Tale'.
|1882||William Thomas Lovatt was born 3 Nov 1882.|
|1889||Alice Lovatt was born 20 Jan 1889.|
|1891||At the time of the 1991 census William Lovatt carried out his business at numbers 17-19 St. Johns Square as can be seen in the photograph below.|
|1898||His second wife Emma née Sanders died on 1st May 1898.|
|1900||William Lovatt became the Councillor for North Ward, Burslem.|
|1901||W. L. was elected as Mayor of Burslem, and was invited to continue for a second year.|
|1918||William Lovatt died on 29th December 1918 at his home in Woodland Avenue, High Lane, Burslem.|
Mayor of Burslem 1901-1903
Formal mayor portrait painted by
1909 picture of St. John's Square taken from Fountain Place
on St. John's Square
The buildings at the bottom of the Square were (left to right) Longson's,
Lovatt's (Tailors & Outfitters) and Duke William Hotel.
No 15 was used by Arnold Bennett
as the Baines shop in his novel 'Old Wives' Tale'.
on Arnold Bennett
Dwelling: 44 Wharf St
Census Place: Burslem, Staffordshire, England
Marr | Age | Sex
|William LOVATT||M 38 M||Head||Hanley||Clothiers Assistant|
|Emma LOVATT||M 29 F||Wife||Wolstanton|
|Emma LOVATT||6 F||Daur||Burslem||Scholar|
|George LOVATT||4 M||Son||Burslem||Scholar|
29 Dec 2003