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1925_Death_Certificate_Laura_Elizabeth_NOTTIDGE.pdf
1925 Death in the Sub-district of Finchley in the County of Middlesex
No. 469
Twentieth October 1925 / 90, Chandos Avenue, Friern, Barnet, U.D.
Laura Elizabeth NOTTIDGE / Female / 84 years
Occupation, Widow of John Thomas NOTTIDGE a Draper.
Cause of death, (1) Cerebral Haemorrhage 1 1/4 months (2) Coma. Certified by Robert MAIN M.D.
Description of Informant,G.A. NOTTIDGE, Daughter, Present at the Death, 90, Chandos Avenue, Friern, Barnet.
Registered, Twenty first October 1925
Registrar, George SMITH.
1905_Death_Certificate_John_Thomas_NOTTIDGE.pdf
1905 Death in the sub-district of South Croydon in the County of Croydon
No. 148
Fouteenth April 1905, 150 Lower Addiscombe Road
John Thomas NOTTIDGE / Male / 64 years
Occupation, Draper.
Cause of death, Cerebral congestion, Uraenia, Coma, Certified by W.H.M. SMITH, LRCD
Description of Informant, L.E. NOTTIDGE, Widow of deceased, present at death, 150 Lower Addiscombe Road
Registered, Seventeenth April 1905
Registrar, Thomas DRIVER.
1901 Census
RG13 : Piece 648 : Folio 140 : Page 31
46, Crescent Road, South Norwood, Surrey.

John T NOTTIDGE : Head : Married : 60 yrs : Occupation, Manager of Drapery Business : Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Laura E NOTTIDGE : Wife : Married : 60 yrs : Born, Exeter.
Laura H NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 33 yrs : Born, Newington.
Gertrude A NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 31 yrs : Born, Newington.
John T NOTTIDGE : Son : Single : 26 yrs : Occupation, Fancy Draper : Born, S Norwood.
Elsie L NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 24 yrs : Occupation, Civil Service Telegraphist : Born, S Norwood.
Amy B NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 22 yrs : Occupation, Civil Service Telegraphist : Born, S Norwood.
Edith M NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 17 yrs : Born, Finsbury Park.
Gertrude GOODDY : Visitor : Single : 34 yrs : Born, South Africa ?
Louisa BELLAMY : Servant : Single : 21 yrs : Occupation, Housemaid Domestic : Born, Penge.
Alice LOVELL : Servant : Single : 22 yrs : Occupation, Cook : Born, Winchfield, Hants.

1897 Approx [Presuming Beatrice to be 27 yrs old]
Beatrice Margaretta NOTTIDGE

1897   Olive WANSEY Photo

1897 Approx [Presuming Beatrice to be 27 yrs old]
Beatrice Margaretta NOTTIDGE

1897   Olive WANSEY Photo
1891 Census
RG12 : Piece 1065 : Folio 106 : Page 52
4, Alexandra Road, South Norwood, Surrey.

John Thomas NOTTIDGE : Head : Married : 50 yrs : Occupation, Draper : Born, Newton, Suffolk.
Laura Elizabeth NOTTIDGE : Wife : Married : 50 yrs : Born, Exeter, Devon.
Laura Harriet NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 23 yrs : Occupation, Wholesale Draper Assistant : Born, Newington Causeway, London.
Gertrude Annie NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 21 yrs : Occupation, Wholesale Draper Assistant : Born, Newington Causeway, London.
Beatrice Margaret NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 20 yrs : Occupation, Wholesale Draper Assistant : Born, Newington Causeway, London.
Hilda Emily NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 19 yrs : Occupation, Wholesale Draper Assistant : Born, Newington Causeway, London.
John Thomas NOTTIDGE : Son : Single : 16 yrs : Occupation, Draper Assistant : Born, South Norwood, Surrey.
Flinne Louise NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 14 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, South Norwood, Surrey.
Amy Blanch NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 12 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, South Norwood, Surrey.
Edith Mable NOTTIDGE : Daughter : Single : 5 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, South Hornsey, London.
Elizabeth RYALL : Servant : Single : 43 yrs : Occupation, General Servant : Born, Marylebone, London.

 
1881 Census.
RG11 : Piece 818 : Folio 41 : Page 8
32, 33, 34, 35, High Street, South Norwood, Surrey.

John T. NOTTIDGE : Head : Married : 40 yrs : Occupation, Draper (Employing 10 Assistants & Porters) : Born, Old Newton, Suffolk
Laura E. NOTTIDGE : Wife : Married : 40 yrs : Born, Exeter, Devon.
Laura H. NOTTIDGE : Daughter : 13 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Lambeth, London.~
Gertrude A. NOTTIDGE : Daughter : 11 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Lambeth, London.
Beatrice M. NOTTIDGE : Daughter : 10 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Lambeth, London.
Hilda E. NOTTIDGE : Daughter : 9 yrs : Occupation, Scholar : Born, Lambeth, London.
John T. NOTTIDGE : Son : 6 yrs : Born, Norwood, Surrey.
Elsie L. NOTTIDGE : Daughter : 4 yrs: Born, Norwood, Surrey.
Amy B. NOTTIDGE : Daughter : 2 yrs : : Born, Norwood, Surrey.
Frances J. PRIDDY : Visitor : 39 yrs : Born, Exeter, Devon.
Rosina E. TOMKIN : Niece : 18 yrs : Occupation, Drapers Assistant : Born, Walworth, London.
Christianna LAMB : Servant : 19 yrs : Occupation, Servant Domestic : Born, Hartlepool, Durham.
Emma FIELD : Servant : 20 yrs : Occupation, Servant Domestic : Born, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

1879_Death_Certificate_Ralph_NOTTIDGE.pdf
1879 Death in the sub-district of Stowmarket in the County of Suffolk
No. 180
Second October 1879, Old Newton
Ralph Clarke NOTTIDGE / Male / 78 years
Occupation, Farmer
Cause of death, Ascites, Certified by William EBDEN, Surgeon.
Description of Informant, Margaretta C NOTTIDGE, Daughter, Present at the death, Old Newton.
Registered, Sixth October 1879.
Registrar, Henry RILEY.
1871_Census_Ralph_NOTTIDGE.pdf
RG10 / Piece 1733 / Folio 94 / Page 18
Cross Green, Old Newton, Suffolk

Ralph Clarke NOTTIDGE / Head / 70 yrs / Occupation, Gentleman / Born, Bocking, Essex.
Emily Anne NOTTIDGE / Daughter / 24 yrs / Occupation, Daughter / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Susanna PEDDAR / Niece / 29 yrs / Born, Harleston, Suffolk.
[Births Dec 1841 / Sarah Susanna PEDDAR / Stow / 12 / 388]
Elizabeth MAYS / Servant / 40 yrs / Born, Haughley, Suffolk.

1870_Birth_Certificate_Beatrice_Margaretta_NOTTIDGE.pdf
1870 Birth in the Sub-district of Trinity, Newington in the County of Surrey.
No. 264
When and where, First May 1870, Newington Causeway
Beatrice Margaretta / Girl

Name of father, John Thomas NOTTIDGE.
Name of mother, Laura Elizabeth NOTTIDGE formerly WELLSMAN
Occupation of father, Draper

Description of informant, J.T. NOTTIDGE, Father, Newington Causeway, Newington.
When registered, Second June 1870.
William Richard EDWARDS, Registrar.

1866_Marriage_Certificate_NOTTIDGE_WELSMAN.pdf
1866 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church, in the Parish of St Mary in the County of Surrey.
No 328
1st Sept 1866

John Thomas NOTTIDGE : Both of Full Age : Bachelor
Occupation, Draper.
Residence at time of Marriage, Newington?
Father's Name, Ralph Clarke NOTTIDGE.
Profession of Father, Farmer.

Laura Elizabeth WELSMAN : Both of Full Age : Spinster
Residence at time of Marriage, Lambeth.
Father's Name, George WELSMAN (deceased)
Profession of Father, Cabinet Maker.

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Licence, by me, C L MESAUNDER?, Curate.
This Marriage was solemnized between us, John Thomas NOTTIDGE, Laura Elizabeth WELSMAN in the Presence of us, William PUGLE?, Emma WELSMAN, Helen POPE.

1861_Census_Ralph_Ann_NOTTIDGE_Family.pdf
RG09 / Piece 1146 / Folio 97/ Page 18
Silver Street, Old Newton, Suffolk.

Ralph C NOTTIDGE / Head / Married / 60 yrs / Occupation, Farmer 38 Acres Employs 3 Men 1 Boy / Born, Essex.
Anne NOTTIDGE / Wife / Married / 51 yrs / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Maria L NOTTIDGE / Daughter / Unmarried / 22 yrs / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Harriet M NOTTIDGE / Daughter / Unmarried / 17 yrs / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Margaretta C NOTTIDGE / Daughter / Unmarried / 15 yrs / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Emily Anne NOTTIDGE / Daughter / Unmarried / 14 yrs / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Sarah A RAMPLIN Servant / Unmarried / 17 yrs / Occupation, General Servant / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.

1851_Census_Ralph_Ann_NOTTIDGE_Family.pdf
HO107 / Piece 1794 / Folio 760 / Page 15
White Hall Farm, Old Newton, Suffolk.

Ralph C NOTTIDGE / Head / Married / 50 yrs / Occupation, Farmer Of 274 Acres Employing 15 Laborers & 2 Boys / Born, Bocking, Essex.
Anne NOTTIDGE / Wife / Married / 41 yrs / Occupation, Farmers Wife / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Ralph C NOTTIDGE / Son / Unmarried / 20 yrs / Occupation, Farmers Son / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Frederick G NOTTIDGE / Son / Unmarried / 15 yrs / Occupation, Farmers Son / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Maria L NOTTIDGE / Daughter / 12 yrs / Occupation, Scholar / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
John T NOTTIDGE / Son / 10 yrs / Occupation, Scholar / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Harriett M NOTTIDGE / Daughter / 7 yrs / Occupation, Scholar / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Margaretta NOTTIDGE / Daughter / 5 yrs / Occupation, Scholar at Home / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Emily A NOTTIDGE / Daughter / 4 yrs / Occupation, Scholar at Home / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
William MORHPY / Servant / Unmarried / 20 yrs / Occupation, Farm Lab / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Susan HAMMOND / Servant / Unmarried / 19 yrs / Occupation, Dairy Maid / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
Susanna GLADWELL / Servant / Unmarried / 22 yrs / Occupation, Housemaid / Born, Old Newton, Suffolk.
William MORPHY / Laborer / Married / 53 yrs / Occupation, Ag Lab / Born, Westerfield, Suffolk.

1841_Census_Ralph_Ann_NOTTIDGE_Family.pdf
HO107 / Piece 1035 / Folio 13 / Page 18
White Hall, Old Newton, Suffolk.

Ralph NOTTIDGE / 40 yrs / Profession, Farmer / Not born in Suffolk.
Anne NOTTIDGE / 30 / Born, Suffolk.
Ralph NOTTIDGE 10 yrs / Born, Suffolk.
Edmund NOTTIDGE / 7 yrs / Born, Suffolk.
Frederick NOTTIDGE / 6 yrs / Born, Suffolk.
Emily NOTTIDGE / 5 yrs / Born, Suffolk.
Maria NOTTIDGE / 3 yrs / Born, Suffolk.
John NOTTIDGE / 1 yr / Born, Suffolk.
Samuel HUTTON / 25 yrs / Profession, Male Servant / Born, Suffolk
Alfred LAMBERT / 13 yrs / Profession, Male Servant / Born, Suffolk
Betsey SHAVE / 20 yrs / Profession, Female Servant / Born, Suffolk
Caroline MORPHY / 15 yrs / Profession, Female Servant / Born, Suffolk

1840_Birth_Certificate_John_Thomas_NOTTIDGE.pdf
1840 Birth in the Sub-district of Stowmarket in the County of Suffolk.
No. 116
When and where, Twenty Ninth of April 1840
John Thomas / Male

Name of father, Ralph Clarke NOTTIDGE.
Name of mother, Ann NOTTIDGE formerly TURNER
Occupation of father, Farmer

Description of informant, Ralph C NOTTIDGE, Father, Old Newton
When registered, Twenty Fifth of May 1840
Spencer FREEMAN, Registrar.


Circa 1885 [Presuming that Emily NOTTIDGE nee PEPY's grandchildren are still quite young]

An unsigned and undated black and white pencil drawing on card mounted on a wooden board. There is a small label on the back on the wooden board with "Rose Hill, Wixoe The residence of great-grandmother Mrs Pepy's Nottidge" written in ink.

Previously in the ownership of Joseph Christopher WANSEY (Christened as Christopher Raymond WANSEY)

1895       Margaret WANSEY Drawing

Children of Josias NOTTIDGE & Emily NOTTIDGE nee PEPYS

[Josias NOTTIDGE born 1796 - info from web unverified]
Edmund Pepys NOTTIDGE Born 26th Dec 1798 / Christened 23rd Apr 1799 in St Mary, Bocking, Essex 1779_Baptism_Register_Edmund_NOTTIDGE.pdf
[Margaretta Maria NOTTIDGE (Born St Pancras 1800, London) Buried 13th Jun 1808 aged 8 years - Info from web unverified]
Ralph Clarke NOTTIDGE Born 10th March 1801 / Christened 10th July 1801 in St Mary, Bocking, Essex 1801_Baptism_Register_Ralph_Clarke_NOTTIDGE.pdf
Louisa Jane NOTTIDGE daughter Born 8th Nov 1802 / Christened 6th Jan 1803 in St Mary, Bocking, Essex 1803_Baptism_Register_Louisa_Jane_NOTTIDGE.pdf
Charlotte Pepys NOTTIDGE daughter Born 8th Dec 1803 / Christened 19th in St Mary, Bocking, Essex July 1804 1804_Baptism_Register_Charlotte_Pepys_NOTTIDGE.pdf
Harriot Lankester NOTTIDGE daughter Born 18th Dec 1804 / Christened 18th Oct 1806 in St Mary, Bocking, Essex 1806_Baptism_Register_Harriot_Lankester_NOTTIDGE.pdf
Alecia Jane NOTTIDGE daughter Born on 7th Oct 1807 / Christened 30th Mar 1808 in St Mary, Bocking, Essex 1808_Baptism_Register_Alecia_Jane_NOTTIDGE.pdf
Clara NOTTIDGE daughter Born 7th Jun 1809 / Christened 26th Jun 1811 in St Mary, Bocking, Essex 1811_Baptism_Register_Clara_&_William_NOTTIDGE.pdf
William Townsend NOTTIDGE son Born 25th Nov 1810 / Christened 26th Jun 1811 in St Mary, Bocking, Essex 1811_Baptism_Register_Clara_&_William_NOTTIDGE.pdf
Cornelia NOTTIDGE daughter Born 19th Feb 1812 / Christened 20th Aug 1812 in St Mary, Bocking, Essex 1812_Baptism_Register_Cornelia_NOTTIDGE.pdf
[Agnes NOTTIDGE / Birth 2nd Feb 1819 / Christened 26th Oct 1819 in Wixoe, Suffolk (Record from IGI unverified)]

From Wikipedia

Louisa Nottidge was a woman whose unjust detention in a lunatic asylum attracted widespread public attention in mid-19th century England. In that period several similar cases emerged in the newspapers of sane persons being incarcerated in lunatic asylums for the convenience or financial gain of their immediate families. The most prominent, other than Louisa Nottidge, was the case of Rosina Bulwer Lytton. This public hysteria was exploited by the writer Wilkie Collins, who published the best-selling novel The Woman in White in 1860. The case of Louisa Nottidge has remained of interest with respect to the rights of psychiatric patients, women's rights, and the conflict between freedom of religion and the legal process.

Childhood
Louisa Jane Nottidge was born at her grandmother's house, Fulling Mill House, Bocking, Essex, in 1802.Her parents, Josias Nottidge (1762–1844) and Emily Pepys (1775–1863) were wealthy wool clothiers who worked fulling mills in Bradford Street, Bocking and in Wixoe, Suffolk. From 1794 her parents lived at a large house, with an eight-acre estate, called Rose Hill (Floriston Hall) in Wixoe, Suffolk. Louisa reported that from her early youth her reading had been directed mainly towards religious texts. She attended church regularly, with her six sisters and four brothers.

The Agapemone
In 1843 a revivalist clergyman, Rev. Henry James Prince, preached at the church of Stoke, near Wixoe. On the death of Josias Nottidge in 1844, the five unmarried sisters each inherited the sum of £6,000. Prince persuaded them to contribute to the founding of a religious community in Somerset, to be called the Agapemone, or Abode of Love. In 1845 the sisters travelled to Somerset with a view to residing at the new community; en route Prince persuaded three of the sisters—Harriet, Agnes and Clara—to marry three clergymen from the Agapemone.They were married in Swansea, on the same day, in 1845.

Abduction
Prince then encouraged Louisa to join her sisters at the Agapemone. After she had travelled to Somerset, her mother Emily feared the spiritual and financial influence that Prince had established over her daughters. Emily instructed her son Edmund, her nephew Edward Nottidge, and her son-in-law, Frederick Ripley, to travel down to Somerset and to rescue her unmarried daughter Louisa. The three men succeeded in removing Louisa against her will in November 1846, and imprisoned her in Ripley's villa by Regents Park (12 Woburn Place). Following her persistent claims regarding the divinity of Prince, her mother enlisted medical aid and had her certified insane, and then placed her in Moorcroft House Asylum, Hillingdon. Dr. Stilwell, the presiding physician, made notes on her condition and treatment, recorded in The Lancet.

Escape
Louisa escaped from the asylum in January 1848, travelling across London to meet Reverend William Cobbe from the Agapemone at a hotel in Cavendish Square. Cobbe was the brother of the campaigner Frances Power Cobbe. However, Louisa was recaptured two days later at Paddington Station. Cobbe alerted the Commissioners in Lunacy, whose report by Bryan Procter led to her release in May 1848.

Nottidge v Ripley and Another (1849)
Louisa then sued her brother, cousin and brother-in-law, Ripley, for abduction and false imprisonment in Nottidge v. Ripley and Another (1849); the trial was reported daily in The Times newspaper. Bryan Procter was called as a professional medical witness. The Lord Chief Baron pronounced a famous dictum that: "You ought to liberate every person who is not dangerous to himself or to others." Louisa won the case with damages, proving that she had been illegally detained. Louisa then returned to the Agapemone, transferring her wealth to Prince, and remained there until her death in 1858.

In 1850 Charles Dickens reported on the case of Louisa Nottidge and the Agapemone.

Nottidge v Prince (1860)
In 1860 Louisa's brother and executor, Ralph Nottidge, sued Prince to recoup the money that she had given him as a result of his undue influence over her, in the case of Nottidge v. Prince (1860), reported daily in The Times newspaper. The Nottidges won the case, with costs. Punch Magazine then launched a campaign to encourage Prince to emigrate to America, to join Brigham Young and his Mormons in the Utah desert.

Harriet Martineau wrote, in her biography of Bryan Procter, the following:
"For many years Mr Procter held the lucrative but not very congenial appointment of Commissioner of Lunacy; the responsibility of which was irksome, and occasionally (as in the case of Miss Nottidge, who was carried off from The Agapemone) alarming to a man of sensitive nature, and a hater of conflict."

Wilkie Collins dedicated his novel The Woman in White to Bryan Procter, poet and Commissioner for Lunacy.