James Cecil Lilley

Male 1877 - 1948  (70 years)


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  • Name James Cecil Lilley 
    Born 19 Aug 1877  Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1911  The Kennel, Chertsey Lane, Egham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Cecil Lilley, Head, 33, Single, Director Lilly & Skinner Ltd, Boot factors & retailers, Employer, London
    Caroline Ann Foster, Servant, 33, Single, Housekeeper, Stanwell
    William Frank Clark, Servant, 18, Single, Kennelman (large numbers of Bull dogs), Leytonstone 
    Died 14 Jan 1948  Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 6 Feb 1948  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    LILLEY James Cecil of Woodcot Burgh Heath Surrey died 14 January 1948 Probate London 6 February to Stanley Thorp company director and Charles Edward Pettit solicitor. Effects 302652 16s.2d. 
    Person ID I12369  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2013 

    Father Thomas Lilley, JP,   b. 18 Oct 1845, 2 Buckingham Place, St Georges, Southwark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1916, Clacton, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Denton,   b. 1847 or 1848, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1919, Holland House, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1870  Rushden, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F372  Group Sheet

    Family Madeline Clare Angus-Thomas,   b. 28 Sep 1890,   d. Oct - Dec 1979, Wandsworth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1912  All Souls Church, St Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James Cecil Lilley, 35, Bachelor, Director, Ivy House Great Portland Street, Father Thomas Lilley Gentleman
      Madeline Clare Angus Thomas, 21, Spinster, 52 Princes Square Bayswater, Father Angus Thomas (dec) Fancy Publisher
      Witensses: Clara J Burnham, W Martin Burnham
    Children 
     1. James Gilbert Lilley, ('Dane Chandos'),   b. 25 Jul 1913, Tendring, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1980, The London Clinic, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F374  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    A 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley. 20/25 Hooper Limousine, registration YY 3691, chassis no. GMU54.
    A 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley. 20/25 Hooper Limousine, registration YY 3691, chassis no. GMU54.
    James C Lilley was the first owner of this car, placing his order in September 1932 and using Woodcot, Waterhouse Lane, Burgh Heath as the invoicing/delivery address. In 1939, his son Peter Lilley of 75 Gloucester Place, London requested that Jack Barclay remove the body on GMU54 and replace it with one from Chassis No GDP60 at a cost of 275. The chassis cards imply that GMU54 remained with the Lilley family until it was sold in 1950 to Messrs A Pargetter & Son in Coventry.

    GMU54 was on sale in 2015 for 37,500: 'A delightful, handsome D-back limousine, traditionally finished in black, with a particularly nice re-upholstered interior in black leather to the front and beige cloth to the rear, with new headlining, carpets, etc, and re-finished woodwork, all of which is recent and part of a restoration over the last ten years or so by the previous owner, which also included a full engine overhaul. Importantly, a new cylinder head has also been fitted, and other work has included re-wiring in correct cotton-covered cable. The car has twin side-mounted spare wheels, a full set of Ace wheel discs, and a nicely restored large rear-mounted trunk, which incorporates fitted drawers. Sound, driving well, characterful and appealing!'

    Between 1930 & 1964 Lilley & Skinner owned eight Rolls-Royces and eight Bentleys. Two registrations obviously 'cherished' were TL100 and JL11 which James Lilley had on four of his cars in the 1950 & 1960s. In addition, the company of Lilley & Skinner was the first owner of chassis number WDC35, and Thomas Lilley was the first owner of chassis numbers BLW43 and B81AP.

    Photos and research by kind courtesy of Sue Jones at www.realcar.co.uk
    The 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley
    The 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley
    The 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley
    The 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley
    The 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley.
    The 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley.
    The 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley
    The 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley
    The 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley
    The 1932 Rolls-Royce owned by James Cecil Lilley


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