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Stephen Britcher of Tonbridge

  • Born: Feb 1876, Tonbridge, Kent, England
  • Christened: 7 May 1876, St. Stephen, Tonbridge, Kent, England 1
  • Died: 21 Oct 1928, Priory Bank, Pembury Rd., Tonbridge, Kent, England 2 3

  Research Notes:

Stephen son of George Britcher of St. Stephen's Tonbridge, fruit salesman, and Frances (baptismal record)


At the time of the 1891 England Census Stephen Britcher, age 15, born in Tonbridge Kent, fruit salesman, was with his parents in Oak Lodge, 126 Primrose Hill, Tonbridge Kent.

In Dec 1900 Stephen Britcher was present at the marriage of his brother George Thomas Britcher to Marie Hofer in Newington Southwark.

At the time of the 1901 England Census Stephen Britcher, age 25, born in Tonbridge Kent, single, fruit salesman (own account), was boarding at 63 Newington Causeway, Newington London.

In Oct 1902 Stephen Britcher was present at the marriage of his cousin Florence Annie Britcher to Horace Hutchings in London.

In Mar 1909 Stephen Britcher, salesman, was granted Probate of the personal effects of his late brother William Britcher of 16 High St., Tonbridge.

At the time of the 1911 England Census Stephen Britcher, age 35, born in Tonbridge Kent, fruit salesman, was with his widowed mother Frances H Britcher in Priory Bank, Tonbridge Kent.

In Nov 1911 S Britcher was present at the marriage of his brother Harold Britcher to Edith Marion Annie Moxsom in Hackney London.




The death occurred on Sunday of Mr. Stephen Britcher, of Priory Bank, Pembury-road, Tonbridge, at the age of 52 years, following a short illness. Born in Tonbridge in February, 1876, the son of the late Mr. George Britcher, educated first at the late Mr. Lane's School at Tonbridge and afterwards in France, he entered the whole fruit business in Covent Garden and became a partner with his brother, George, in the firm Messrs. G. and S. Britcher, in the Borough, from which he retired six years ago.

The late Mr. Britcher's principal interest in life was Freemasonry, and he attended its meetings frequently—often several in the course of a week—in all parts of the County of Kent and in London. He joined the "Borough" Lodge, of which—and of several others—he was a Past Master, and attained Grand Lodge rank, being a P.Grd. Std. Bearer. He was at the time of his death Secretary of the Lodge of the Men of Kent and Kentish Men, and was a Joining Past Master of the Medway Lodge. He was Secretary of the Medway Chapter and of the Crays Valley Chapter, and of the Medway Mark Lodge. A founder of many lodges, at the time of his death he was a subscribing member of twenty-one lodges and chapters in England and three in France. He was a patron of all the Masonic Charities.

For a period of three years—1923-26—Mr. Britcher was a member of the Urban District Council. He was a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the Worshipful Company of Glovers, a Fellow of the Zoological Society, a member of the National Rose Society and many other societies, and a generous supporter of local institutions.

He had travelled extensively on the Continent, and was very keen on the encouragement of friendly relations between England and France, and the organisation of his summer excursions from Tonbridge to Boulogne will be remembered by many.

His religious views were High Church, and he was a member of the local branch of the English Church Union.

Mr. Britcher was unmarried. He is survived by three brothers and two sisters....

Kent & Sussex Courier, 26 October 1928, p. 14


Stephen Britcher of Priory Bank Pembury-road Tonbridge died 21 October 1928. Probate London 17 December to George Thomas Britcher, fruiterer, and Archibald Harry Bailey, solicitor. Effects £51868 14s. 4d. 3


1 Tonbridge St. Stephen Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 7, no. 49.

2 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Tonbridge district, 4th Quarter, vol. 2a, p. 1003.

3 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995, 1928, p. 396.

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