The Jubilee of Penny Postage
South Kensington Envelope
2nd July, 1890
Notable Recipients

Sir John Braddick Monckton FSA (8 July 1832 3 February 1902) was a British lawyer and civil servant, then Town Clerk of London for 30 years until his death. He was elected Town Clerk of London after the death of Frederick Woodthorpe on 17 July 1873 and served until 3 February 1902, his death date.

Educated at Rugby School and while living on King Street in 1851 he became a Solicitor's Articled clerk for the City of London. He represented the 'Guild of Saddlers of the City of London' in 1875. He was a member of the English Freemasons and chair of their Building Committee. He was a Master of 'Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London' in 1893 & 1894.

In 1858 he married an amateur actress Maria Louisa Long (18371920). Their eldest son was composer Lionel Monckton. Their daughter, Mrs. Augusta Moore, who wrote as 'Martin J. Pritchard,' was a popular novelist of the period.

He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London in the south-east part of the central enclosed roundel.




29 November, 2015