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Burial of Louis Bilton in Devon.
« on: Tuesday 29 January 19 00:31 GMT (UK) »

Hi All

Can anyone help with finding the burial site of Mr Louis Bilton who was a china painter-Artist.

He was born about 1860 in Stoke on Trent.

Death 14 NOV 1937 Sidbury, Devon, England aged 78 years

Reg Dec 1937
District of Honiton
Devon County Vol 5b page 11

He had a cousin who was very close to him named Anne L Wolfe.

I would love to find where he is buried and if he has a headstone.

I would also like to find out if he had probate.

Any help would be so appreciated

kind regards
Tim




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Re: Burial of Louis Bilton in Devon.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 03:01 GMT (UK) »
On Ancestry...

Name    Louis Bilton
Event Type    Probate
Event Date    4 Jan 1938
Event Place    Devon, England, United Kingdom
Event Place    Devonshire, United Kingdom
Beneficiary's Name    Anne Louise Wolfe

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Re: Burial of Louis Bilton in Devon.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 03:50 GMT (UK) »

Hi solidrock

Thank you so much for your help with the probate, it is very much appreciated.

I hope someone out there can help find his grave.

kind regards
Tim

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Re: Burial of Louis Bilton in Devon.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 09:19 GMT (UK) »
It's a long shot but his Will might show a burial place request.  I found such a request in my 2xgt.aunt's Will.

You can buy a copy for 10 from this site:  https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Burial of Louis Bilton in Devon.
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 12:21 GMT (UK) »

Hi nanny jan

Thank you so much for the information and the attachment for the will request site.
I found out he may have died in Sidmouth Devon.

Thanks again,  I am sure he was buried but there are so many Cemeteries in Devon. He may have had a obituary in the paper which may also say where he was buried but I don't have access to the UK papers.

Kind regards
Tim

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Re: Burial of Louis Bilton in Devon.
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 30 January 19 02:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi nattai,
Are you sure that you have the right Louis Bilton in Devon? One source suggests that he died in 1910.  https://maas.museum/inside-the-collection/2012/10/03/rare-doulton-desert-plate-painted-by-louis-bilton-with-australian-wildflowers/
He was in Sydney, Australia 1885 to 1887. He was employed by Doulton & Co in Burslem from 1892.
Biography...
https://www.daao.org.au/bio/louis-bilton/biography/

I think this is him in 1881    Regent Street,    Stoke Upon Trent  age 21,    China Painter. Living with his parents.
Page Number    35
Registration Number    RG11
Piece/Folio    2728/51
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In 1891 he was living in Maer, Newcastle Under Lyme. age 31, Potters Artist.
Page Number:   9
Registration Number:   RG12
Piece/Folio:   2147/ 18

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Re: Burial of Louis Bilton in Devon.
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 30 January 19 06:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi solidrock

He did not die in 1910 that source is incorrect, and a lot of articles have his death us unknown.

I am looking for the burial site  for the Louis Bilton, artist and painter of Australian wild flower for Doulton.

My Louis Bilton defiantly died on the 14 November 1937, of the Saint Clair Malden Estate Sidford Sidbury Devonshire. He left his estate to his cousin Anne Louise Wolfe, who was a spinster. 

He left a very large estate of some 5172 pounds so one would think he had a nice headstone. I just hope his cousin buried him nicely with a large headstone ... but trying to find his grave is a puzzle.

also thank you so much for the attachments to web pages.

kind regards
Tim


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Re: Burial of Louis Bilton in Devon.
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 30 January 19 07:03 GMT (UK) »
Seems strange that there's no records apart from the death of him being in Devon. Maybe he was cremated or buried with relatives.

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Re: Burial of Louis Bilton in Devon.
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 30 January 19 07:37 GMT (UK) »

Hi solidrock

Yes it is strange, I do know there is a death notice for him in the Evening Review newspaper, East London, Ohio USA, sat Nov 27th 1937 page 3. This is due to him living there with his cousin Anne Louise Wolfe from 1925-1930. However I can not view the whole article in that paper.


I don't think he was cremated but yes he may have been buried with family in another county, I have just gone off for a copy of his will, through the site you sent me.

Do you know how I can get a copy of his full probate file ?

Kind regards
Tim