Thomas George Tickler

Thomas George Tickler was the son of George Tickler, a miller from Withern near Louth in Lincolnshire. He was born on 30 September 1852. He was baptised on 14 November 1852 at St Margaret’s Church in Withern (This church is now redundant and has been converted into a private residence).

1861 Census entry for Thomas Tickler.


1871 Census entry showing Thomas Tickler lodging at 12 Grimston Street in the Sculcoates District of Hull. He was employed as a draughtsman at a local engineering firm.

Thomas Tickler moved to Grimsby and set up T.G. Tickler Ltd, his well known preserve making business in 1878 making mainly Jam and Marmalade. The business was originally located in Hope Street.

1881 Census entry. By this time Thomas Tickler was living at 119 Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby (as of 2018 the premises are occupied by accountancy firm Haines Watts). He was now employed as a Grocer & Corn Factor Employing 3 Men.


1891 Census


Thomas Tickler was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Great Grimsby at a by-lection on Tuesday 12 May 1914 following the death of the Conservative MP Sir George Doughty (See separate page of this website). Doughty had held the seat for almost 20 years, with a short break in 1910.

Thomas Tickler died at his home in Langley, Bucks on 19 January 1938.

Lincolnshire Echo – 19 January 1938