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Conrad Loddiges

Immediate Family:

Son of George Loddiges, Snr and Jane Loddiges
Husband of Susanna Agar Loddiges
Father of Evelyn Loddiges; Conrad Loddiges and George Loddiges
Brother of Jane Loddiges and Helena Loddiges

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About Conrad Loddiges

Conrad Loddiges II

Born: 1821

Place of Birth: Hackney, london

Baptised 20 July 1821 son of George and Jane Loddiges Nurseryman at St. John Hackney

Died: 1856

Place of Death: Hackney, London?

Married Susanna Agar Bowes of Honeston, daughter of George Bowes, Gentleman. on 14 June 1842 at Parish Church, Hackney, Middlesex (Witnesses George Bowes, George Loddiges, Helena Loddiges and William Loddiges)

Children: Evelyn 1844

Conrad 1846 -1898

George 1847


“On the death of George Loddiges in 1846, the nursery business passed to his son Conrad Loddiges II (1821–1865), who found it increasingly difficult to negotiate a new lease from the land-owner (St. Thomas' Hospital), given the much higher prices the land could now command for housing development, due to London's growth into the surrounding countryside. Similarly, the part of the nursery that was owned by the Loddiges family in freehold, was becoming more valuable as building land, whilst losing its attractive countryside village setting. Conrad was involved with the display of ferns and terrariums for the Great Exhibition. The nursery closed in stages between 1852 and 1854 due to expiry of the lease from St. Thomas' Hospital. Conrad Loddiges II offered the whole of the exotic plant stock was to Kew Gardens for a sum of £9000 (20 years earlier the collection was valued at £200,0000) but this was refused. Many rare plants were auctioned via Stevens auctioneers, including rare orchids sold to John Day who would later become famous as a botanical illustrator. Joseph Paxton purchased 300 palms and plants for the opening of the new Crystal Palace at Sydenham. The Illustrated London News of 5 August 1854 illustrated plumed horses pulling a giant palm tree through the City of London on its way to be prominently displayed by Paxton in time for the opening of Crystal Palace by Queen Victoria.” [1]

In 1846 George took over the nursery with his uncle – George’s brother William. William died 5 years later, leaving Conrad II the owner. Competition increased for the nursery. Air pollution became a serious problem and in 1853 the decision was made to close the business.

1851 Census

Church Street

Alice Loddiges HD Widow 65 Proprietor of Houses born Midddlesex St.Luke

Next door

HO107; Piece: 1505; Folio: 204; Page: 4; GSU roll: 87839.

St. John Hackney, Loddiges Buildings, Church Street

Conrad Loddiges HD M 29 Nurseryman employong 11 men born Middlesex Hackney

Susanna Age Loddiges WI M 32 born Middlesex Shoreditch

Evelyn Loddiges DAUR 6 born Middlesex Hackney

Conrad Loddiges SON 5 born Middlesex Hackney

George Loddiges SON 3 born Middlesex Hackney

Next Door

2 Loddiges Buildings

Edward Hughes HD MAR 45 Gas Com ?? Collector born Flintshire

Maria Hughes WIFE M 33 born Middlesex Hackney

Alice Jane Hughes DAUR 4 Born Middlesex, Hackney

1861 Census Hackney St. John, Hackney, Middlesex

Class: RG9; Piece: 158; Folio: 69; Page: 7; GSU roll: 542583.

36 Church Street, Loddiges Terr

Conrad Loddiges HD M 39 Landed Proprietor born Middlesex Hackney

Susanna Loddiges WI M 42 Fundholder born Middlesex Shoreditch

Evelyn Loddiges DAUR U 16 Scholar born Middlesex Hackney

Conrad Loddiges SON U 15 Scholar born Middlesex Hackney

George Loddiges SON U 13 Scholar born Middlesex Hackney

37 Church Street

Helena Loddiges HD U 43 Fundholder born Middlesex Hackney

1871 Census

RG10; Piece: 324; Folio: 40; Page: 2; GSU roll: 818898.

Susanna Loddiges HD Widow 52 No Occupation born Middlesex London

Conrad Loddiges SON U 25 Cvlerk unemployed born Middlesex Hackney

George Loddiges SON U 23 Clerk born Middlesex, Hackney

22nd Feb 1808 William Loddiges married Sophia Mullis by Licence Hackney St. John.

12 Oct 1837 Maria Loddiges Minor daughter of William Loddiges Nurseryman married Edward Hughes Gentleman son of Thomas Hughes Gentleman at Parish Church Hackney, Middlesex. (Witnesses William Loddiges, George Loddiges and Helena Loddiges)

17th Oct 1811 George Loddiges of St. John Hackney in Middlesex married Jane Creighton of Clerkenwell St. James, Islington by Licence. Witnesses William Loddiges and Alice Creighton.

on the same day

17th Oct 1811 William Loddiges of St.John Hackney Middlesex married Alice Creighton of Clerkenwell St. James, Islington by Licence. witnesses included George Loddiges and Jane Creighton.

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Conrad Loddiges's Timeline

Age 24
Hackney, Greater London, UK
Age 25
Hackney, Greater London, UK
Age 27
Kingston, St Andrew Parish, Jamaica