LILLIE, Arthur

1831 - 1911

As George Arthur Howard Lillie, but known as Arthur Lillie, he was born at Fulham, London on 24 February and baptised at Fulham on 30 April 1831, son Philip Lillie, an army officer, and his wife Alice née Winter, who married in Ireland on 12 May 1819. Educated at Christ's Hospital School, Hertford and in June 1847, Lillie passed the examinations at the East India Company's military college, Addiscombe and arrived in India to join his regiment in January 1848. In 1855, a lieutenant in the Bengal Thirteenth Regiment Native Infantry and in 1861 a 30 year old lieutenant in the Indian Service, living at 7 Princes Square, Paddington, the home of his 65 year old widowed aunt, Alicia Bunbury née Lillie (c.1795-1863). A soldier in 'Education & Work' for the Colonial Service of the British Army in India and whilst there became a Buddhist taking an enthusiastic interest in the Gospel of the Hebrews, writing several works on their religion but his books were poorly received. Lillie appears to have written the original rule book for a Scottish croquet tournament, which, if so, continues to be his best-received work. In 1881, a 50 year old late lieut. Indian Army, living at 3 Hawick Place, Westminster, London with his 47 year old unmarried sister Louisa Julia Georgina (1834-1914). As Capt. Arthur Lillie, a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1886-1887 exhibiting from 67 Wynnstay Gardens, Kensington, London in 1886 four watercolours 'Roscroft, Brittany', 'Ballyshannon', 'Penrhos, Anglesea' and 'Mulroy Water, Co. Donegal' and three the following year 'Passage Boats to the Isle de Batz, Brittany', 'Roscroft, Brittany' and 'Brittany'. In 1911, an 80 year old invalided lieutenant Indian Army, still living at Wynnstay Gardens, Kensington with his 77 year old sister Louisa, both unmarried, and with whom he had lived for over 40 years. He died at 67 Wynnstay Gardens, Kensington on 28 November 1911, aged 80.

? youngest son of Sir John Scott Lillie and his wife Louisa née Sutherland who took out a licence to marry on 18 January 1820. In 1841 John Scott Lillie was living at Cheyne Walk, St Luke Chelsea, Kensington.