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Louisa Ann Manley Drewry

20th July 1802 - 15th Mar 1829

Life History

20th July 1802


11th Aug 1802

Christened in Willesden

21st Feb 1824

Married James Painter in the parish of St Pancras

15th mar 1829

Died in London


The Brent Archive's notes on the F A Wood collection provide:
"1802 Christening of Louisa (daughter of Samuel and Ada Drewry) on 11th August."

Louisa in the Wood collection

Study of the original baptismal record shows that Wood has understandably mis-read a very faint entry that actually says "Sam and Ann" are her parents.

But where did the 'Manley' come from?


Louisa_Drewry_marriage_allegation.jpg The Marriage Allegation is dated the 18th February, 1824, and signed by James Painter.

Samuel's daughter

The marriage of Louisa and James, at St. Pancras New Church, was reported in the 'New Monthly Magazine' and other journals.

The marriage is recorded in Pallots

The Wedding recordThe marriage record shows that her brother, Sam, and sister, Maria, were witnesses.

James Painter is mentioned as a good friend in her brother William Tillotson's will.

James Painter is one of the witnesses to the marriage of Louisa's sister, Maria Drewry to Peter Painter in 1835.

In 1837, he is a beneficiary in the will of Sophia Runciman, cousin to his wife's step-brother, Charles Stewart Drewry.

Marriage Settlement - Cultural Collections Website Lincolnshire County Council.

AccNo: 1972/038:00; Document Reference Number: BRA 1693/1
Record Details:
Marriage Settlement; Date: 19 Feb 1824
1. James Painter of Howland Street, Fitzroy Square, Middlesex, surgeon,
2. Louisa Ann Manley Drewry of Howland Street, spinster,
3. Samuel Drewry, Lieutenant on board HMS Ramillies, and Henry Runciman Drewry of Howland Street, esq.
Consideration: Marriage between 1. and 2. Reciting: (inter alia) marriage settlement of 25 & 26 Apr 1804 concerning the marriage of George Robson and Sense Wilcockson, with Samuel Drewry and John Tillotson Laycock as trustees; also the will of Sense Robson of Peterborough, widow, in which (inter alia) she left the Theatre building etc in the parish of St Martin, Lincoln, to Maria Drewry and her other niece Louisa Ann Manley Drewry.
Moiety of the Theatre building etc situated in a yard belonging to the Kings Arms in the parish of St Martin, Lincoln, on various trusts.
Endorsed: Lease and Release
1) Samuel Drewry and Henry Runciman Drewry,
2) James Painter. Whereas Louisa Ann Manley Painter died on 15 Mar last, and her husband became entitled to the above moiety, 1. release the moiety of the Theatre to 2, and other investments mentioned in the above deed.
Consideration: 10s. 28 & 29 Jan 1830

Death Announcement from the London Standard, March 1829


[John Tillotson Laycock died in Howland Steet in 1817. Louisa's brother, Henry Runciman Drewry, was living in Howland Steet in 1824 - see above.]

Burial record


James Painter

James Painter was a surgeon in Howland Street (in the 1841 census), born in Scotland.

After Louisa died in 1829, he remarried a Lucy – 27 years his junior.
They had a son James Stewart Painter .

In 1851 census and later he was described variously as being a Fundholder, 'House Proprietor', and 'of Independent Means'

In the 1841 census at Howland Street, St Pancras, Marylebone

James Painter51Surgeonb. Scotland
Edward Newton25Surgeon
Richard Vine25M S
William Russell16M S
Isabella Vine38F S
Harriet Smith22F S

In the 1851 census at 41, Berners Street, Marylebone (The neighbours are surgeons)

James PainterHead 62Fund Holder House Proprietorb. Fifeshire, Scotland
Lucy PainterWife35b. Fairlight, Sussex
James StewartSon4b. Marylebone, Middlesex
Maria MenziesWidow33Annuitantb. West Indies, Jamaica
Maria GillettServant39Cook, Unm.b. Yarmouth, Norfolk
Emma RobertsServant29House Maid, Unm.b. St Pancras, Middlesex

In the 1861 census at 8, Hamilton Terrace, St Marylebone

James PainterHead72Fundholderb. Scotland
Lucy PainterWife45b. Fairley HT, Sussex
Ann HeasmanServant22Housemaid, Unm.b. West Hoathley, Sussex
Adelaide MitchellServant22Cook, Unm.b. East Grimstead, Sussex

In the 1871 census in Hamilton Terrace, St Marylebone

James PainterHead82Independent b. Scotland, Fifeshire
Lucy PainterWife55b. Sussex, Fairlight
Maria GullettServant60Cook b. Norfolk
Fanny ParfittServant21Housemaid b. Somerset

Death Announcement from the Morning Post, 12th April, 1876


Probate of James painter

James Painter - Probate