Local Life In The 20th Century

William Luke TILLEY

( 1872 - 1950 )

William was the 1st son of Luke & Mary TILLEY.

1881 Census

Luke TILLEY: 42, Living at: 23, High Street, Ledbury, Marital status: Married, Occupation: Bookseller Stationer Printer, Other Household Members: Mary TILLEY: 32, Wife, William L TILLEY: 8, Son, John J TILLEY: 5, Son, Ernest TILLEY: 3, Son, Fanny FOSTER: 16, General Servant Domestic.

1901 Census

William L TILLEY: 28, Birth Place: Ledbury, Living at: 17 High street, Ledbury, Marital Status: Married, Occupation: Cycle Agent, Other Household Members: Annie E TILLEY: 28, Wife, Donald W TILLEY: Son, 4 months, Frances E MAYO: 16, General Servant Domestic.

[17 High street]

William was the Manager at the Cycle Works, selling Bicycles, Tricycles, Mail Carts, Perambulators, Invalid Chairs and Cycling Accessories.


William TILLEY opened his new garage in Market Street.

[William Tilley's garage]
TILLEY's Collection
1911 Census

William Luke TILLEY: 40, Street Address: The Oaklands, Ledbury, Household Members: Annie Elizabeth TILLEY: 39, Wife, Donald William TILLEY: 10, Son, Leslie Mary TILLEY: 6, Daughter, Eleanor Mary Tilley: 4 months, Daughter, Emily Jane SPARROW: 26, Servant, Isabel May PULLEN: 18, Servant.


Brother John acquired The Cycle Works, 17 High Street from William.


William L TILLEY: Birth Date:1 Aug 1872, Residence: 89 Damers Road, Dorchester, Dorset, England, Occupation: Financial Secretary Motor Repair, Spouse: Annie E Tilley 26 Dec 1872, Beatrice TILLEY 19 Dec 1891, Nora V MOORE ( MEARS ) 19 June 1918


National Probate Calendar - TILLEY William Luke, Lytton, Damers Road, Dorchester, died 23 August 1950, Probate Winchester 3 November to Donald William TILLEY bank official and Leslie Arthur TILLEY motor engineer. Effects £3910 15s 4d

Related Links
Luke TILLEY's Ledbury Bazaar ( Proprietor )
Cycle Works ( 17 High Street )
W. L. TILLEY Motor Garage ( Newmarket Street )
Luke TILLEY ( Father )
Ellen Fanny TILLEY ( Sister )
Alice Maude TILLEY ( Sister )
John Jacob TILLEY ( Brother )
Ernest TILLEY ( Brother )
Amy TILLEY ( Sister )
Mabel TILLEY ( Sister )

‹‹ TILLEY Family

1897 - 1979 Ledbury Tilleys Almanacks - Herefordshire History
Photographs are credited to the owners where possible
Edited Memories in italics are from members of the Old Ledbury Facebook Group
Cuttings are from Old Ledbury Reporter Newspapers
History of Ledbury in the 19th Century
Herefordshire Archive Records Centre HARC
( TILLEY's Collection ) - No photograph to be reproduced or used for commercial gain without permission Alan HOIDA

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