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TAAFFE, Dr Richard Patrick Burke MB, MS, FRCS
R P B TaaffeIrish-born surgeon (MRCS 1852, FRCS 1857) and physician who founded a children's hospital at 178 Western Road in 1868, which moved to a former schoolhouse in Dyke Road in 1870. This was demolished and replaced by the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, which opened in 1881. He became Brighton's medical officer of health by 1881. He married Mary Cheesman in 1853 and his eldest son, Richard John Cheesman Taaffe, married the daughter of John Yearsley. • 6 Pavilion Parade [residence, practice 1856-1863]
• 47 (renumbered 45 from 1871) Old Steine [residence, practice 1864-1888]
TALLEYRAND-Périgord, Charles Maurice de
TalleyrandFrench statesman, stayed in Old Steine in 1831/1832 during his time as French Ambassador to the Court of St James. 9 Old Steine* [residence]
TAMPLIN, Richard
TAMPLIN, Colonel Henry Pagden
TAMPLIN, William Cloves
Richard Tamplin was born at Horsted Keynes. He founded Tamplin [& Son]'s Brewery at Southwick in 1820 but after a destructive fire he built the Phoenix Brewery between Richmond Terrace and Albion Hill. Born at Horsted Keynes. He was joined and succeeded in the business by his son, Henry.
Henry Pagden Tamplin succeeded his father as head of the brewery. Born at Dane Hill, he also played cricket for Sussex, making two first-class appearances. He died at Pyecombe and left nearly £35,000.
William Cloves Tamplin, Henry's elder son, succeeded to the family brewing business. During his tenure the company was incorporated, c1890. He was commanding officer of the 1st Volunteer Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, building of whose headquarters he financed. He left £203,976 14s 3d.
1 Lennox Place [family residence 1834-1893]
Tamplin Terrace
Phoenix Place, Phoenix Rise
Malthouse Lane
TARNER, Edwin Adolphus
TARNER, Edwin Tilbury
TARNER, Letetia Tilbury
Merchant and warehouse keeper. He retained a residence in Marylebone, where he was born, as well as in Brighton; in the grounds at Tilbury Place he built a lookout tower (Grade II listed) in 1832, reputedly to watch ships approaching along the Channel and be in London to meet them. He married He left nearly £90,000. Of his eight children, his eldest son
Edwin Tilbury Tarner was a tiler and bricklayer, who inherited St John's Lodge; he is buried at Woodvale Cemetery, where an obelisk marks his grave. His sister
Letetia Tilbury Tarner also lived at St John's Lodge (as did all the siblings), left £50,940 13s 2d and bequeathed the Tilbury Place property to Brighton Corporation.
St John's Lodge, 1 Tilbury Place [residence]
Tarnerland [commemorative]
TATE, Fred (Frederick William)
Fred TateSussex and England cricketer from 1887 to 1905, best remembered unfortunately for dropping a catch in a test match. Born illegitimate in Brighton Workhouse, died in poverty in Burgess Hill. 9 Kingsbury Street [childhood home]
TATE, Maurice (William)
Maurice TateSussex and England cricketer, born in Brighton, son of Sussex player Fred Tate. Regarded as the founder of modern seam bowling, holding the record for most wickets by an English player outside England (116 in 1926/27 in India and Ceylon), when he also became the only player to achieve the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets outside England in a season. Tate Memorial Gates, Sussex County Cricket Ground, Eaton Road
Tate Residences, Eaton Road [under construction]
28 Warleigh Road [birthplace]*
THELLUSSON, Capt Charles Sabine Augustus
One of the two beneficiaries in the Thellusson Will case, which is believed to have inspired the Jarndyce v Jarndyce case in Charles Dickens' Bleak House, that was eventually settled by the House of Lords in 1859. Peter Thellusson, a naturalised Huguenot merchant and director of the Bank of England, amassed a fortune of more than £600,000, which he bequeathed in trust to his surviving descendants, bypassing his children and grandchildren.
Stanley TheobaldSurveyor and estate agent (Geo White & Sons). Local councillor, leader of the Tory group, long-time chairman of the housing committee of Brighton Council, building more council housing than anyone else and overseeing the project to build the Brighton Centre. Theobald House, Blackman Street
THOMAS[-STANFORD], Sir Charles Geisler
Born in Highgate, in 1897 he married Ellen Stanford—whom he met in Madeira, although his father, David Collet Thomas (1827-1915), had a residence at 21 Second Avenue, Hove. He took the surname Thomas-Stanford. They were living at 3 Ennismore Gardens, Westminster in 1901 but their principal residence was Preston Manor. His ashes are interred at St Peter's Church, Preston, where there is a memorial plaque in the church.
THORNTON, Surgeon-General Sir James Howard KCB, JP
Son of a major in the Indian Medical Service (IMS), which he himself joined in 1856 and served through the Indian Mutiny. In China he was wounded in action in the Khasia and Jynkia Hills campaign. He was chief medical officer in the Suskin and Hargara expeditions. Mentioned five times in despatches, awarded four medals with seven clasps, the Khedive's Star and the CB, raised to KCB in 1904. He retired to Hove in 1891. He was a Hove councillor for Stanford ward 1904-1913. 6 Wilbury Avenue [residence 1899] • 11 Wilbury Avenue [residence]
TIERNEY, Sir Matthew John
Matthew TierneySettled in Brighton in 1802 after qualifying in medicine and was soon appointed physician to the royal household in Brighton, having taken premises adjacent to the Royal Pavilion. He held increasingly elevated royal positions under the Prince Regent/George IV and William IV. After meeting Edward Jenner in 1798 he became interested in vaccination and was involved in the formation of a vaccine institution in Brighton, the first in the country away from London. 3 Pavilion Parade [residence, surgery]
Tierney Arms/Royal Tierney Picture House, 64 Edward Street
Born in Marylebone, London. Apprenticed as a tiler and bricklayer. His daughter Letitia (1810-1866) married Edwin Adolphus Tarner. He died at Patriot Place and left nearly £45,000. Tilbury Place, Tilbury Way
1 Patriot Place [residence]
Chates Farm Court
TILLEY, Vesta, Lady de Frece
Vesta TilleyMusic hall artiste, male impersonator. Married (Sir) Walter de Frece, owner of Brighton Hippodrome. 8 King's Esplanade* [summer residence 1947-1952]
Landowner. Moulescoomb Place, Lewes Road [residence]
TREDCROFT, Nathaniel
Son of Nathaniel Tredcroft, the Cromwellian Vicar of Horsham, married Elizabeth Scrase, heir to the manor of Hove Villa et Ecclesia, in 1702. Their great-grandson, Nathaniel Tredcroft, sold his share of the manor to William Stanford of Preston in 18081. Tredcroft Road

1Charles Thomas-Stanford (1923): 46.
TRINDER, Tommy (Thomas Edward)
Tommy TrinderSon of a London tram driver, comedian who went on stage at the age of 12. By 1926 he was a star of touring variety shows run by Archie Pitt (Gracie Fields' first husband). He became famous nationally through radio programmes from 1937. He was signed by Ealing Studios, for which he made films that moved from comedy to straight acting as the Second World War progressed. He appeared at the Hippodrome regualrly from 1935, starred in his own show in 1948 and in the summr season show Starlight Rendezvous in 1950. When ITV began in 1955 he became the first compère of Sunday Night at the London Palladium. His catchphrase was 'You lucky people'. 71 Marine Parade [residence 1940s-c1960]
TURNER, Minnie Sara
Minnie Sara TurnerRan a boarding house in Victoria Road (optimistically called Sea View). Through her active involvement in the suffragist movement, the house was often inhabited or visited by suffragettes, including Mrs Pankhurst, Emily Davidson and Annie Kenney. 13 Victoria Road
TURTON, James Richard Henry MB BS London, FRCS
General surgeon, son of James Turton, a Brighton surgeon. Trained at St Bartholomew's, then became house surgeon to Sir Crisp English at St George's Hospital before being mobilised as Lt-Commander in the Royal Navy, serving on ships of the Grand Fleet during World War One. Appointed honorary assistant surgeon at Royal Sussex County Hospital in 1921, full surgeon 1927, senior surgeon 1944. He later went to live in Albourne. Turton Close
• 71 Middle Street [residence c184-1901]
21 Brunswick Place [residence 1915-1936]
• 26 The Drive [residence 1936-c1953]
• 148 Preston Road [residence 1939
TYNTE, Col Charles James Kemys, FRS
MP for West Somerset 1832-1837 and Bridgwater 1847-1865. 6 Lewes Crescent [residence 1856]
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