James (Jim) Selby
Person Male Born 1844 Died 1888
Stage coachman. Lived at 7 Edgware Road. On 13 July 1888, he established a record by driving “The Old Times” coach from Hatchett's Hotel to the “Old Ship” at Brighton and back - 108 miles in 7 hours 50 minutes - changing horses 13 times on the road. This in the year he died, aged 45. The Museum of London has a painting which depict Selby driving “The Old Times” on the day of the journey. Buried in Highgate Cemetery, following (though probably leading) a mile long funeral procession.