Charles Lockey (1820-1901)

From Historical Hastings

Charles Lockey was the proprietor of the town's Music Hall in Robertson Street from around 1858[1] after he had moved to Hastings with his family from Somerset in that year - perhaps to recover from the throat disorder mentioned below[2]. From Census records, he was resident in an apartment at 6 Caroline Place in 1861,[3] moving to Lyndhurst, 1 Elphinstone Road where he died[4]. Charles was well known as a tenor singer, perhaps his best known performance being Mendelssohn's Oratorio 'Elijah'. Soon after his move to Hastings, he gave up performances and much of his public life due to a throat disorder.[5]


Children of: Charles Lockey and Martha Mae Williams (1821-1897)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Oliver Lockey (1854-1881)


John Beeston Lockey (1858-1941) 26 April 1858 18 March 1941
Richard Meredith Lockey (1861-)


Martha Lockey (1862-)


References & Notes

  1. Osborne's Stranger's Guide to Hastings and St Leonards c1854 Pg. 48 Google Books On this wiki
  2. Charles Lockey "UK Census", , 1861; St. Mary in the Castle; page 44, line 220.
  3. UK Census 1861
  4. "UK Census", , 1901; St. Mary in the Castle; , enumeration district 22 page 9, line 1.
  5. Corder, Frederick (1912). "Lockey, Charles" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography (2nd supplement). 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 473.