There are two hamlets called Lutley.

1. In the parish of Cradley, just to the West of Halesowen (West of Birmingham) in the County of Worcestershire. Ordnance Survey map reference SO940830. Click here to see an article about Lutley Mill.

2. In the parish of Enville, in the County of Staffordshire. Ordnance Survey map reference SO817887. Click here to see a map showing its location.

The two Lutley's are only 12 km apart.


Sir Philip de Lutteleye (Enville branch) (c1270 - c1350) was the earliest person known to use the Lutley name. Click here for further details.

John Lutley (Enville branch) (1599 - 1644) was educated at Shrewsbury, and was an ardent Royalist. Click here for further details.

David Lutley, Dionisius Lutley and Bernard Luttley (branches unknown) were involved in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685. Click here for further details.

Abraham Christopher Lutley (Wiveliscombe branch) (1802 - 1889) farmed in Wiveliscombe and came up before the magistrates on a charge of feloniously damaging public property! Click here to see how he fared.

Philip Lutley Sclater (Enville branch) (1829-1913) was a lawyer and eminent zoologist. Click here for further details.

Robert John Lutley (Wiveliscombe branch) (1830 - ??) left Somerset for America in 1853. Click here to see a brief biography and summary of his letters describing the voyage to America and life in the Mid-West before the Civil War.

Fred Lutley (Wiveliscombe branch) (1860 - 1886) was killed by Indians (Geronimo's band) in Arizona. Click here to see an extract from The Tombstone Diaries by George Whitwell Parsons.

Thomas Lutley (Wiveliscombe branch) (1862 - ??) served with the Royal Engineers and settled in Nova Scotia. Click here to see further details about Thomas and his sons William Francis Lutley (1892 - 1962), Frederick Thomas (1897 - 1970) and Joseph Leonard (1900 - 1967).

William Lutley Sclater (Enville branch) (1863 - 1944) was an assistant in the Indian Museum in Calcutta and later Director of the South African Museum in Capetown. He was successor to his father as Editor of Ibis, the journal of the British Ornithological Union. He co-authored, with his father, The Geography of Mammals. He was killed by a V1 rocket in London in1944. His photograph appears in the photo album. Click here for a link to the South Africa Museum website giving details of his career.

Colonel M T Lutley (Enville branch) (c 1910). Click here to see his views on appropriate court dress.

Robert Farrant Lutley (Hemyock branch) (1879 - 1954) went out to Western Australia in 1910. Click here to see his notes of a pioneer's life in Western Australia.

Frank Lutley (Wiveliscombe branch) (1876 - 1916) served with the 18th Battalion Australian Forces and died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles. Click here for further information.

John Leo Lutley (Wiveliscombe branch) (1924 - 1943) served on the USS Capelin which was sunk in 1943. Click here for further information.

David Lutley (Hemyock branch) (1911-1994). Click here to read his account of his boyhood on the Tiverton Junction to Hemyock branch railway, first published in Railway Magazine.