Mayor – 1929 – 1930.


Member of the Labour Party.

A Nonconformist – Protestant Dissenter – Primitive Methodist.

Arthur entered the Council in 1919 as one of the representatives of the St. Clement’s Ward.


Born: 10th April 1878, at Little Glemham, Suffolk.




John Clouting, born 17th August 1869, Little Glemham, baptised 29th September 1869, Little Glemham. In 1891, Yoxford, Suffolk, John married Annie Jessie Dennison, born 19th August 1868, 70, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk – daughter of John Dennision, a confectioner, and Eliza Dennison (nee Youngman), after the death of her mother in 1870, Annie lived her paternal grandparents – William Dennison, a soda water and confectioner – own account, and Charlotte Dennison (nee Warner), of Yoxford. Annie and John had six sons. Annie Clouting died 1933, Blyth.

In 1939, widowed John is a caretaker and living at the family home with two sons – Brook Street, Blyth, Suffolk. John Clouting died 1952, Blyth, Suffolk.


Julia Susan Clouting, born 1871, Little Glemham, baptised 6th August 1871, Suffolk. Julia Clouting died 1871, Little Glemham.

Henry William Clouting, born 22nd December 1872, Little Glemham, baptised 10th February 1873, Suffolk.


Charles Edmund Clouting, born 11th May 1875, Little Glemham. On the 26th December 1898, at Parham, Suffolk, Charles, an agricultural machine fitter, married Margaret Ellen Emms, born 27th March 1877, Colchester, Essex, baptised 13th October 1878, Parham – daughter of John Emms, a railway station master, and Emma Emms (nee Garling), and stepdaughter of Eliza Emms (nee Keable), of the Railway Station, Parham, Suffolk. Margaret and Charles had one son. In 1939, Margaret and Charles lived at their family home – 58, Salisbury Road, Norwich, Norfolk. Charles Clouting died 1952, Norfolk.


Bertram Edward Clouting, born 10th June 1880, Little Glemham.


Grace Elizabeth Clouting


Morton Walter Clouting


Sidney Clouting




1881   Turnpike, Little Glemham, Suffolk.


Arthur was 2 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Mark, 34.

Elizabeth, 33.


Henry, 8.

Charles, 5.

Bertram, 9 months.


1891   High Street, Yoxford, Suffolk.


Arthur was 12 years old, an Apprentice Coach Smith. He was lodging at the home of 66 year old widow, Emily Hurren, a School Governess & Bookseller.


1901   11, Fore Hamlet, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.


Arthur was 22 years old, a Machine Fitter. He was 1 of 2 Boarders for 34 year old widow, Sarah Louisa Amelia Pyke, a Grocer & Corn Chandler – own account.


1911   13, Tomline Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 32 years old, an Agricultural Machine Fitter – Engineering Works. He was married and head of the household.

Margaret, 34.

Sidney, 6.

Madge, 2.


In May 1904, Arthur married Margaret Elizabeth Coburn, born 12th August 1876, Thetford, Suffolk – daughter of Ezra and Sophia Coburn, of 216, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Margaret Clouting died 28th April 1959, at her residence 13, Tomline Road, Ipswich.


Probate to Arthur Lewis Clouting – widower, a retired implement fitter.

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