Manders, Thomas

BORN 22 Dec 1797, London: High Holborn - DIED 28 Oct 1859
GRAVE LOCATION Brookwood, Surrey: Brookwood Cemetery (Plot 118 (Actors' Acre))

Thomas Manders joined the Bank of England in 1814 but in 1821 his office was closed after the one-pound notes were withdrawn. In 1820 he married Louisa Powell (1801-1880). He often went to the theatre and decided to try professional acting himself in 1822. Charles Kean recommended him to John Saville Faucit, but their cooperation failed and he started a career in the provinces together with his wife.

He appeared in Exeter, Weymouth, Norwich and other cities but returned to Londo after his father died in 1829. He centereed his career in London now and for sixteen years he was engaged at the Queen's Theatre.

He worked with John Kemble Chapman in theatre management at the Vity Theatre, where he also was a successful as an actor in low comedy. Later in life he his career detoriated and he disappeared from the public eye.

• Wife: Manders, Louisa


The grave of Thomas Manders and Louisa Manders at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.
Picture by Androom (25 Jun 2009)


• Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004
Thomas Manders - Wikipedia

Manet, Édouard

Published: 22 Jul 2017
Last update: 20 Feb 2022