Rev John Thomas NOTTIDGE of St Helens Ipswich 
- Born: 23 Feb 1776, Bocking ESS
- Christened: 24 Feb 1776, St Mary Bocking ESS
- Marriage (1): Louisa ROBINSON  on 7 Aug 1810 in St Luke Chelsea LND
- Died: 21 Jan 1847, The Grove Ipswich SFK aged 70
D-P 268-1-3 img117 son of Mr Thomas ... Privately Baptized. Publickly received April 25 (with Apr 1776 entries)
John Thomas. Nottidge
Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 17) at TRINITY, Jan. 26, 1793. [Only] s. of Thomas, of Bocking, Essex. [B. Feb. 23, 1776.] School, Charterhouse, London. Matric. Michs. 1796; B.A. 1797; M.A. 1800. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Oct. 28, 1794. Ord. deacon (London) May 19, 1811; priest, Feb. 23, 1812; C. of Halstead, Essex, 1811-21. V. of Old Newton, Suffolk, 1823. R. of St Helen's and St Clement's, Ipswich, 1821-47. Married Louisa. 'He was deservedly called "The father of the Clergy" at Ipswich.' Died Jan. 21, 1847, at The Grove, Ipswich. (Inns of Court; Clergy List; G. Mag., 1847, I. 447.)
John Thomas Nottidge Esq
Record Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 7 Aug 1810
Marriage Place: St Luke, Chelsea, Kensington and Chelsea, England
Spouse: Louisa Robinson
Register Type: Parish Register
John Thomas Nottidge
Registration Year: 1847
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration district: Ipswich
The Late Rev J T Nottidge.
Sorrowing multitudes assembled together on the 28th ult, to witness the obsequies of this lamented gentlemen, and to pay their last tribute of affectionate sympathy for the faithful pastor. The solemn ceremony of the internment was appointed to take place at St Helens Church at 1 o'clock, and accordingly, long before that hour, St Helens St on both sides, leading to the road which communicates with "The Grove" where the late residence of the deceased is situated, and where he breathed his last, was crowded with people, most of whom were in mourning attire. The houses and shops throughout the parishes of St Clement and St Helen had closed shutters, and during the funeral ceremony all business was suspended. Indeed all the classes offered the homage of the heart to one whose practical piety and unostentatious benevolence had for so many years cheered the hearts of the widow and fatherless, and raised the sorrowful from despondency to lively hope beyond the grave. Soon after 1 o'clock, the bell of St Helens Church having resumed its solemn peeling, the funeral cortege moved from the deceased's residence, in the following order: R W Porter, Esq and Mr Sawyer, churchwardens of St Clement; Mr T B Ross and Mr I Baker, churchwardens of Trinity district church; Mr J M Clark and Mr Long, churchwardens of St Helen, all wearing black silk hat bands, and having their wands of office covered with grape; 33 clergyman in full canonical's, with silk hat bands. These were succeeded by G G Sampson Esq Mayor of Ipswich, G Bullen Esq W C Fonnereau, Esq J Head, Esq. S Ray, Esq W May, Esq Capt Paget, Lt Bolton, R.N. W Cooper, Esq the Rev T Davidson. The coffin was covered with a black silk velvet pall, supported by 12 bearers. The chief mourner was Ralph Nottige, Esq, nephew to the deceased, with two other of his relatives, accompanied by the Rev C Bridges, the Rev C M Torlesse, and the Rev T B West, 4 dissenting ministers also joined the cortege, where the domestics, and about 100 of the parishioners of St Clement and St Helen, all in mourning attire, closed the procession. The body was met at the southern porch, by the Rev T Davidson, the officiating minister, who read the funeral service. The remains were deposited in a plain brick vault on the north side of the church, and the brass plate on the lid of the coffin exhibiting merely the name and age of the deceased. A more impressive scene we have not often witnessed, the body descending to its last resting place amid the sighs and tears of the hundreds who crowded the burial ground.
Ipswich Journal and Chelmsford Chronicle 5 February 1847.
On Sunday 31 January 1847 the Rev W W Woodhouse curate of St Clements Ipswich preached a sermon on the occasion of John Nottidge's death - "Barnabas a Good Man and full of the Holy Ghost and of Faith"
See the "Books" section on this website.
Ref: Courtesy of N. Brand Historian.
Probate 3 May 1847
1. Rev John Thomas Nottidge: Will, 1847, Ipswich.
John married Louisa ROBINSON  [MRIN: 636], daughter of Martin ROBINSON  and Mary ELLITHORNE , on 7 Aug 1810 in St Luke Chelsea LND. (Louisa ROBINSON  was born on 24 Jun 1783 in Red Lion St Camden and was christened on 13 Jul 1783 in St George Queen Sq Camden.)