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Crest of Sir Thomas Storey

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by Brad Storey


This gentleman, the second son of Mr. Isaac Storey, was born on the 30th September, 1823. On the 9th June, 1846, he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Lowther of Lancaster, the ceremony of marriage taking place at St. John's Church, Lancaster. (For Issues see Pedigree Sheet III.). Mr. William Story was a strenuous educationalist, and for some time was secretary of the Mechanics' Institute, the site of which is covered by the elegant Storey Institute and Museum. In everything that was calculated to benefit the young men and women of the town he was an untiring devotee. He was a partner in the firm of Storey Brothers, and was a member of the Corporation of Lancaster many years, filling the office of Mayor in 1872-73. He was of an amiable and unassuming disposition and endeared himself to all who came into contact with him. He died 22nd May, 1879.

An equally able man, though in pursuits distinct from those of his brethren, was this the sixth son of Mr. Isaac Storey. When quite a young man he visited Australia and spent a few years in that great colony. On his return he studied chemistry at Owen's College, Manchester, and was subsequently connected with the White Cross Mills for some years. In August, 1861, he married Margaret, daughter of James Bouskill of Bardsea, in the parish of Urswick. (For Issue see Pedigree Sheet III.). Mr. Joseph Storey also did useful work among the young and gave some most helpful experimental chemical lectures at time and time in Lancaster to members of the Mechanics' Institute. He died 29th April, 1888.

Mr. Edmund Sharpe, mentioned in Pedigree-III., who married Alice, daughter of William Storey, Esq., J.P., of Lancaster, niece of the late Sir Thomas Storey, J.P., D.L., is the elder brother of Sir Alfred Sharpe, K.C.M.G., C.B., some time His Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General for the British Central African Protectorate (1897-1904) and subsequently appointed Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief of the Nyasaland Protectorate, as the district is now designated, from 1907. Sir Alfred is the son of Edmund Sharpe, Esq., of Quarry Hill, Lancashire, born in 1853, and married in 1881 to a daughter of the Rev. T. E. Bolling, M.A., Vicar of Lever Bridge, Bolton-le-Moors, Diocese of Manchester. Sir Alfred Sharpe resides at the Residency, Zomba, British Central Africa.

The eldest son of the late Sir Thomas Storey, J.P., D.L., of whose career we have just treated, by his first wife, Miss Eliza Ann Sherren, daughter of the late Captain John Sherren of the Oxfordshire Light Infantry and of Folkestone in the County of Kent, was born in Lancaster on Monday, the 14th March, 1853. The Sherren family were connected by