John Lockyer Huntly

A correct map of the city of Bath from a late survey
A correct map of the city of Bath from a late survey. © British Library Board.

HUNTLY, John Lockyer (1776-1862) — Bath

Engraver, copperplate printer & stationer. Engraved A correct map of the city of Bath from a late survey, for Wood & Cunningham, “Improved Bath guide; or picture of Bath” 1809. Also advertised the engraving of banknotes, bill-heads, etc., and is known for a number of bookplates.

Born in Bath in 1776 and baptised at St. Swithin, Walcot, Bath, 4 Aug 1776, the son of William Huntly (1749-1808) and his wife Elizabeth Lockyer (1743?-1800), who had married there in 1774. He married Ann Newport (1776-1858), daughter of a local builder, with whom he had at least three children, at Queen Square Chapel, 11 Aug 1808. Advertised “Engraving in general, and copper-plate printing executed in the best manner … bankers’ notes, bills of parcels, cards, maps and charts engraved with elegance and accuracy. Compliment and visiting cards, in three hours if required. A good allowance to booksellers. — Country orders punctaully [sic] attended to” (Bath Chronicle, 11 May 1809). His prices for bills of parcels in 1811, including the paper, ran from 2s.6d to 5s. per 100, while visiting, invitation and tradesmen’s cards (on “superior quality” card) were fractionally cheaper (Bath Chronicle, 7 Mar 1811). He had retired by the 1840s and in 1851 was living with his wife at Bathwick. He died at 12 Darlington Place, Bath, 23 Mar 1862 and was buried 27 Mar at the Argyle Chapel Independent Burial Ground. His younger brother Thomas Day Huntly (1783-1832) was an engraver in London.

8 Queen Street, Bath — 1808-1817
2 Pulteney Bridge, Bath — 1819-1844
7 Sydney Buildings, Bathwick (home) — 1841-1851
9 Sydney Buildings, Bathwick (home) — 1861

BBTI. BNA. Census 1841-1861. Fincham. LHD.