Sir Charles Montague Lush B. 7/12/1853 D. 22/6/1930


  “Came from Wexford during the Irish rebellion

  (1688), settled in Bideford where he died”


B. ~1690

Married Beymon or



  “Of whom

   nothing is


Elizabeth D. ~1739

Married John Cotes(Taylor) 31/1/1759 D. ~1814

Son John b. 1769


B. ~1732 D. ~1804

Wife: Jenny Hill

B. ~1759 D ~1814

John B. 1760  

Died as infant


B. 12/12/1762  D. ~1832


Ann Unsworth  

D. 1827

Jenny  B. 12/1/1765


Thomas Honeywell


 B 11/8/1767  

D. 1848


B. 15/8/1769 D. 16/11/1835

1st wife Christain Coombs D. ~1796

2nd Name unknown

D. at Appledore


B. 27/12/1772  D. 28/4/1838

Wife Mary Procombe

Elizabeth  B.25/1/1779

Married  Thomas Glass

John B. 1785

Married, but no issue

Wife survived him, &

re-married (Easterbrook)

Christopher John (Rev)    

B. 1789 D. 18/6/1884      

Married 18/2/1812   

Elizabeth Ann Chappel

B. 18/11/1783 D 18/2/1886

Died minors & unmarried

Samuel B. 1787

Jenny B. 1791

Samuel B. 1800


Died as infant

John Christopher  

B. 8/2/1813

D. 18/6/1884

M. Martha Oliver

B. 1812

D. 6/2/1890

Frederick Chappel

B. 5/10/1814

D. 21/5/1892

Elizabeth Ann

B. 5/12/1817

Died 16/3/1881

M. Robert Lush (Sir)

Rebecca Christain

B. 25/12/1819

D. 10/8/1851

M. Elkins (?)

4 girls



B. 22/10/1822

Died May 1870

Married William Lush

No issue

Jane Chappel

M. Bannister 12/10/1847





& ?????

James Oliver  B. ~1839

1st wife King     

2nd Williamson

Edward B.1832


Marian Appleton


Martha B. ~1833

M. Miller

Robert Lush  

B. ~1846  

D. ~1867

John Christopher

B. 5/1/1838 D. 1926


Octavia Ann Neeves B 1877


B. ~1848

D. ~1854


B. ~1850

D. ~1852

Rose Elizabeth

B. ~1868

Aida Marion

B. ~1870

Robert Lush B. ~1872

D. 4/10/1961

M. 1900

Nanette Rogers

 B 1875 Aylesbury

Perhaps Ada

D. 1932

Charles Claybrook

B. ~1874

Louisa M

B. ~1879

M.  Dunn

Winifred M

B. ~1880


B. ????

Herbert Edward

B. ~1867


B. ???

Edward Montague

B. 14/11/1901 D. 1966

M. Edna Lilian  Edwards  7/9/1929

B. 1905  D. 1972

Reginald Howard

B. 1904  D. 8/5/1976

M. Dorothy May Hobbs

D. 1/11/1964

Patrica Ann

B. 1931   D. 1996


William White

No issue

Richard Lush

B. 1935

Married Maureen Taylor

B. 1939

Emma Catherine

B. 1965


Andrew Hardcastle

B. 1964

Matthew Taylor

B. 1967

D. 2004

Phoebe Grace

Born 3/9/02

Lily Frances

Born 23/01/00


Born 21/7/1935

M. 7/9/57

Robin Melor

B. 14/10/34

Mary Rose

B. 15/8/1937

Married 14/3/1959

John Peter Pitchforth

B. 22/1/1935

Christopher Charles

B. 14/2/60

M. Karen Davies

Alister Hugh

B. 13/9/62

M. Amanda Chinn


Thomas Anthony Owen

 B. 16/8/90

Joshua Charles Christopher

B. 28/02/93

Victoria Louise

B. 16/5/91

Harry Robin Edward

B. 26/10/93

John Howard

B. 20/11/1961

Married 3/6/1989

Catriona Mari Gutherie

B. 30/10/63

Ian Michael

B. 29/6/64

Married 25/5/1991

Joyce Helen Campbell

B. 5/3/63

Katherine Anne

B. 10/6/1966

Amy Clair

B. 4/1/1993

Emily Jane

B. 1/11/1994

Daniel Allister Jack

Eleanor Laura

Rebecca Emma

B. 20/8/1999

Twins born 15/6/1997

Charles B. 1855

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Reginald Howard

B. 1886

D. 1898

From Memoirs of Ministers

27. Woollacott, Christopher was born on the 15th September 1789.  From his infancy he was blessed with the bright example and earnest prayers of a Christian mother to whose influence, under Divine blessing, his early decision for God may be traced.  The immediate occasion of his conversion was the illness of his only brother, who was dying of consumption, and for whom, as he was often heard to say, his first real prayer was offered. This solicitude led him to feel his own deed of a Saviour, and about the same time the two youths entered, through faith in Christ, into the enjoyment of Gospel peace.  Shortly after his conversion Mr Woollacott was baptised, and united to the church at Pembrook-street, Plymouth Dock, under the pastoral care of the Rev. Mr Gray, formally of Northampton.  His gifts as a speaker very soon attracted the attention of the minister and the church, by whom he was encouraged to devote himself to the ministry of the Word.  His preparatory studies were carried on under the superintendence of the Rev. Isaiah Birt, then pastor of the sister church at Plymouth, by whose assistance and council he greatly profited, and his gifts as a Christian teacher were rapidly developed. At one time the connection between himself and Mr Birt seemed likely to become permanent.  On the removal of the latter to Birmingham it was arranged that Mr Woollacott should accompany him as his assistant minister; but Providence has otherwise ordained.  Shortly before the time at which they were to leave Plymouth, the Baptist church at Modbury in Devonshire to which he had preached several times with great acceptance, unanimously invited him to become its pastor.  This invitation he saw his duty to accept.  The ten years of his ministry there appear to have been greatly blessed.  Although the population was small, the chapel had to be twice enlarged, and the little church increased, until from sixteen it numbered seventy members.  Financial and family matters, however, rendered a change necessary, and he accordingly preached with a view to the pastorate at various churches, from all of which he received cordial and unanimous invitations.  After devout prayer and consultation with friends on whose judgement he could rely, he decided to accept the invitation from the church at Westminster, and on October 5th 1823, he entered on his pastoral labours there.  His connection with the church continued for about ten years, and his labours were attended with much success, nearly 200 members having been received into fellowship during that time, amongst whom were his eldest son, now deacon and founder of the Baptist church at Maldon and his eldest daughter, now Lady Lush, one of the most useful members of the church at Regents Park.  A new chapel, larger than the one he first occupied, was erected during his ministry.  In this he hoped he might be permitted to labour to the end and sometimes said, “I shall die in my nest”.  Circumstances, however, which led him to leave, accompanied by a number of his friends, and to accept the pastorate of the church at Little Wild-street, Lincoln’s-inn-fields.  There as at Modbury, the church there had been reduced to the lowest ebb.  It had been without a pastor for seven years and the congregation seldom numbered more than ten persons.  He and his friends did their best to revive the cause, and their efforts were attended with pleasing indications of success.  His first sermon, preached on January 1st, 1834, was from the text:  “I determined not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified;” and for the thirty years of his ministry there, the resolution therein expressed was constantly maintained.  Many were added to the church, of whom not a few have gone before to glory, whilst others remain to tread in his steps.  In the winter of 1862 his beloved wife to whom he had been united for fifty-four years was prostrated by an attack of paralysis, from which she never fully recovered.  Up to this time, she had been the true pastor’s wife, rendering him in various ways valuable assistance.  The loss of this he greatly felt and as his own health was beginning to fail, he, with the advice of his son-in law and daughter, Sir Robert and Lady Lush and other members of the family, was led to announce his intention of retiring at the end of 1863, when he would have completed his fifty years ministry as a Christian pastor, after which he would only preach occasionally as his health might permit.  A valedictory service was held on the 1st January, 1864, in which the Revs. W. Brock, P. Dickerson, W. Landels, E. Wells,, P.W. Williamson, S. Wills, D.D. and G. Wyard took part, and bore testimony to the respect with which they regarded their venerated friend.  After this he preached occasionally for some years.  Lately, however, he has been incapacitated for all ministerial work, and, practically dead to the world, has been quietly and patiently waiting for the final change.  Mr Woollacott’s labours were not confined to the pastorate.  He published in an interesting little volume, now out of print, a history of the church at little Wild-street from 1690 to 1858, with biographical notices of its pastors.  For many years he was the honoured and indefatigable secretary of the Baptist Tract society, whose interests he laboured hard to promote, and not a few of its best tracts were from his pen.  He was the author of no less than twenty-two of these, all of which were characterised by that clear, concise style and useful tendency which secured for them a very general acceptance.  The affection of a large number of descendants surrounded him to the last; and, when at length death came, it fell on him as gently as sleep on a wearied child.  Quietly, without a struggle, and with out a pang, he passed away and “was not, for God took him,” on January 2nd, 1879, and in the ninetieth year of his age.  He was interred, amid many tokens of love an respect, in the family grave of his son-in-law, Sir Robert Lush at Kensal-green cemetery.

Lush, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert (1807-1881)

From The Annual Register 1881 - Chronicle p. 153-4

27th December – at Avenue Road, Hampstead aged 74 – Rt. Hon Sir Robert Lush, a Lord Justice of Appeal who was born in October 1807 at Shaftesbury. His father was Mr. Robert Lush of that town, and his mother was Lucy, the daughter of Mr. Foote of Tollard, Wiltshire. In his 29th year he was admitted student of Gray's Inn. His previous experience, and especially his practical familiarity with the ministerial business of Judges Chambers, enabled Mr. Lush from the first to earn high distinction as a student; and it was in his student days that he published the first work with which his name is associated. In 1838, two years before his call, he published the Act for the Abolition of Arrest on Mesne Process (1 & 2 Vict 1 & 2) with copious notes explanatory of the alterations in law and practice effected thereby and an Index. Its success encouraged Mr. Lush to publish in 1840 his more famous work Practice of the Superior Courts of Common Law at Westminster in Actions and Proceedings over which they have a Common Jurisdiction On being called to the Bar by his inn in November 1840, Mr. Lush joined the Home Circuit, and practised as a special pleader within the Bar. His deserved reputation as a sound and acute lawyer, specially familiar with procedure, but not wanting in acquaintance also with the substantive body of the law, brought him early into practice. In 1857 he was made a Q.C., and immediately elected a bencher of his Inn. He practised as leading counsel for eight years, and, though he never held any official status, and never had a seat in Parliament, he was for his professional merits alone selected as successor of Mr. Justice Crompton and received his patent as a Justice of the Queen's Bench on the 30th October 1865. Mr. Justice Lush was knighted in due course. In a judicial career of 16 years Sir Robert Lush presided at many important investigations. Sitting in the same court with Sir Alexander Cockburn and Sir Colin Blackburn he was constantly appealed to on the points of practice and judicial discretion which make up a most important part of the duty of all courts of law. Perhaps he came most prominently before the public as one of the three Judges of the famous trial at the Bar of Thomas Castro, otherwise Arthur Orton, for perjury and forgery in supporting his claim to the Tichborne estates. A remarkable opportunity of utilising Sir Robert Lush's extensive knowledge of practice was afforded by the framing of the rules under the Judicature Act, which he is credited with having most powerfully helped to mould, in association with Sir George Jessel, the one representing the experience of Common Law and the other that of Equity. He had been sworn a member of the Privy Council in 1879. Sir Robert Lush served on many Commissions and Committees of Judges. One of his latest tasks was to consider Sir James Stephen's well-known draft code relating to indictable offences. He married in 1839, Elizabeth Ann, eldest daughter of the Rev. Christopher Woollacott of London.

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Charles went to Rhodesia and was an accountant.  He worked for Tarry’s Hardware in Bulawayo.

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Charles Christopher

b. ~1864

M Anges Manson

Frank Died young







Twins born 1917

Living in Canada


B. 1935

Now in Australia

3 Girls


M .Dollie

1 child Moira

Then m  Liliana, in 1947

Children, Laurenzo Charles, born July 27, 1948

Norman Leslie, born October 3, 1949

Rosanne Emma, born September 11, 1955

Anthony Herbert, born November 10, 1957

Herbert Woollacott was an Architect in Rhodesia. —–

We have very little information on the Woollacotts. Our records indicate that the a firm of architects - Messrs. Woollacott, Scott and Hudson(Bulawayo) - in which Mr Herbert Woollacott was a partner, was one of three finalists in a competition for the design of Durban's new Town Hall in 1903 (A total of twenty-eight designs had been submitted). The design of Messrs Woolacott, Scott and Hudson was accepted with amendments. Apparently Mr Woollacott retired before the decision was made, while Mr Scott retired soon after the signing of the contract. The remaining partner, Mr Hudson, assumed responsibility for supervising the construction of the Town Hall, with the assistance of William Farley, the Clerk of Works.


Yours sincerely

Paul Tichmann

Acting Director: Local History Museums

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