TILT, Alfred (1824?-1879) — London
Lithographer and stationer. Produced, as “Ford & Tilt”, Plan of the parish of St. Mary-le-Bone 1869.
Tilt was born in Lambeth in or about 1824. In 1841 he was recorded as a bookbinder, living with his family in Windmill Street, Lambeth. His father, Caleb Tilt, was a toll-collector. In 1850 he became a freemason at the United Strength Lodge and hosted one of its dinners at the Star and Garter, Kew Bridge, in 1854. He became a bookseller and then entered a partnership with Francis Ford as “Ford & Tilt”. He had married Dahlia Brown (d.1860), the daughter of Samuel Brown, a builder, at St. Martin in the Fields on 16 Jun 1853, but was already a widower when living in Teddington in 1861. By 1871 he was living at the Long Acre premises with his daughter, also Dahlia. Tilt died “after much patient suffering” at 52 Long Acre on 2 Dec 1879. Probate on his will was granted 17 Dec 1879 — his estate eventually declared at under £2,000. His daughter married Joseph Monday, organist at Holy Trinity, Bessborough Gardens, a fortnight later. There are some legal papers relating to Tilt in the National Archives.
52 Long Acre — 1856-1879
— Broom Farm House, Teddington (home) — 1861
BNA. Census 1841-1871. COPAC. LG. NA.