OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
www.oldplymouth.uk
 

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: January 20, 2020
Webpage updated: March 15, 2020

        

WHO WAS WHO IN OLD PLYMOUTH

EDMUND LOCKYER (1782-1816)

Edmund Lockyer was the son of Mr Edmund Lockyer (1750-1836) and his wife Eleanor, formerly Penrose.  He was born on October 28th 1782 and baptised at the Ancient Parish Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle on February 4th 1783.

He qualified as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and became a Fellow of the Linnean Society (FLS).  Edmund Lockyer married Miss Elizabeth Braithwaite at Saint Alphage, Greenwich, London, on April 10th 1809.  They had three children, Miss Eleanor-Mary Lockyer (1810), Miss Rosa-Elizabeth Lockyer (1811) and Edmund Leopold Lockyer (1816).

Edmund Lockyer junior served as Mayor of Plymouth for 1810-1811.  It was Edmund Lockyer MD who laid the foundation stone of the Royal Theatre, Assembly Rooms and Hotel on Tuesday September 10th 1811.

Edmund Lockyer died athome on December 3rd 1816 and was buried at the Ancient Parish Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle on December 10th 1816.  He was survived by his widow and three children.