of Dormston, Sedgley
Photo courtesy of Staffordshire County Buildings Picture Collection at the Staffordshire Past Track Web site http://www.staffspasttrack.org.uk/
In the Jul to Sep 1865 birth index, John Twigg Homer
, Dudley district vol 6c page 67
listed in the Kelly's 1896 Trade Directory for the Sedgley District
URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Offices, High Holborn. Meeting day, second Tuesday at 6 p.m.John T. Homer
Wolverhampton Red Book & Directory, 1897-98
Wolverhampton Liberal Club, North Street
Hon. Secretary J. T. Homer
In the 1901 census he is listed as a mine agent.
Court Guide & County Blue Book of Warks, Worcs & Staffs, 1902
Homer, John Twigg, Esg, Dormston, Sedgley, Dudley
In the 1911 census Dormston House, Sedgley near Dudley. Head John Twigg Homer
, single, age 45, civil servant divisional chief officer labour exchange, born Sedgley. 2 servants
Kelly's 1912 Trade Directory for Sedgley
HOMER, John Twigg J.P., Dormston
Kelly’s Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes 1914John Twigg Homer
, eldest surfing son of Late F. A. Homer, of Sedgley, Staffordshire, Justice of the Peace; born 1865; J.P. (1904) Staffordshire, divisional officer Labour Exchanges from 1910: Country Club; Dormston, Sedgley, Dudley.
National probate calendar
John Twigg Homer
of Dormston Sedgley Staffordshire died 9 February 1934 Probate Birmingham 12 May 1934 to Frederick Augustus Homer Gentleman and Kenneth Lemesle Adams solicitor. Effects 7336 pounds 5 shillings 4 pence
Commander of the Most Excellent Order Of the British Empire in the Commission of the Peace.
Deputy Lieutenant and County Alderman for Staffordshire,
Divisional Controller Ministry of Labour.
From the "The Story of the Ancient Manor of Sedgley"
published by E. A. Underhill in 1942
Mr. J. T. Homer
, who is a member of an ancient family belonging to the parish of Sedgley, was educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School, and although 34 years of age, he has had a remarkable and in many respects , a distinguished career. Before, he was out of his teens [note: before 1885] he was a volunteer in connection with the British expedition to Bechuanaland under Sir C. Warren, being a member of an irregular cavalry regiment [Methuens’s Horse], and whilst in Africa, he had some stiring adventures. In 1887, he went to Canada, where he took up farming and led the life of a settler, in the Northwest Territory of Manitoba. After spending sometime in the goldmines of Colorado, he returned to England in 1889, and at once interested himself in local affairs. In 1890, he was elected a member of the Sedgley School Board, and the following year, obtained seats on the Sedgley Local Board and the Dudley Board of Guardians, being also appointed parish warden and overseer of Sedgley. He was elected a member of the Sedgley Urban District Council in 1894, and in 1898 he became Chairman of the Dudley Board of Guardians, to which position he was unanimously elected. In 1899 he was returned unopposed as representative of the Coseley portion of Sedgley Parish in the Staffs County Council, and he was appointed Chairman of the Sedgley District Council about the same time. He was interested in the labour movment and was a Gladstonian.
D. Herald, May 6, 1899.
There is a a brass tablet bearing a coat of arms in memory of John Twigg Homer the Chairman of Sedgley Urban District Council in 1899 & 1900 in the All Saints Church, Vicar Street Sedgley. It reads:
In memory of John Twigg Homer, C.B.E., of Sedgley. Alderman, J.P. and D.L. for the county Stafford, of which he was High Sheriff in 1923. Born June 24th, 1865. Died February 9th, 1934. He served generously every good cause in his native county, of whose history and traditions, he possessed an unrivalled knowledge, for which he felt an ardent love.
Wikipedia lists him as the High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1923, John Twigg Homer of Dormston, Sedgeley