Moses Thomas ALLNUTT (1817–1907)
His wife Mrs Sarah ALLNUTT, née Plummer (1816–1876)
Their daughter Miss Sarah Jane Plummer ALLNUTT (1845–1918)
Their son William Henry ALLNUTT (1847–1903)
William's wife Mrs Fanny ALLNUTT, née Arnold (1845–1903)
St Giles section: Row 33, Grave K36–37
In Affectionate Remembrance of
SARAH WIFE OF
MOSES THOMAS ALLNUTT
WHO DIED NOV. 13, 1876
AGED 60 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE NAMED
MOSES THOMAS ALLNUTT
WHO DIED NOV 10TH, 1907
IN HIS 91ST YEAR
WILLIAM HENRY ALLNUTT
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEBY 17TH 1903
AGED 55 YEARS
[Reverse] ALSO OF
FANNY, WIFE OF
WHO PASSED AWAY AUG 1ST 1918
AGED 73 YEARS
[Reverse of headstone,
shown at end of page]
FANNY WIFE OF
WHO PASSED AWAY AUG. 1, 1918
AGED 73 YEARS
SARAH J. ALLNUTT
DIED DEC. 21ST, 1934,
IN HER 90TH YEAR.
Moses Thomas Allnutt was born at Mongewell, near Wallingford, Oxfordshire on 29 June 1817, but does not appear to have been baptised there. He was the son of John Allnutt from Ipsden, a labourer who later became a farmer, and Elizabeth Auger, who were married at Crowmarsh Gifford on 13 August 1802. Moses had eight siblings, the first six of whom were baptised at Ipsden: John (1803), Richard (1804), Anna Maria (1806), William (1808), Charlotte Martha (1811), and Mary Keziah (1813). His two youngest sisters, Sophia and Sarah Emma, were baptised at North Stoke in 1820 and 1824 respectively.
Right: Photograph of Moses Thomas Allnutt, kindly supplied by his great-great-granddaughter
Sarah Plummer was born in Oxford on 26 September 1816 and baptised at St Aldate's Church on 18 October. She was the daughter of John Plummer, who was variously described as a labourer or a servant, and his wife Elizabeth. Her parents had three other children baptised at St Aldate's: Elizabeth (1815), Jane (1819), and Ann (1821).
On 28 February 1843 at St Aldate's Church, Oxford, Moses Allnutt, described as then being of St Giles in Middlesex, married Sarah Plummer. They had nine children:
- Elizabeth Sophia Plummer Allnutt (born at 21 Bedford Street, London in 1844 and baptised at St Giles-in-the-Fields Church on 28 April)
- Sarah Anne Plummer Allnutt (born in London in 1845 and baptised at St Giles-in-the-Fields Church on 2 January 1846)
- William Henry Allnutt (born at 23 Chenies Street, Holborn, London in 1847 and baptised at St Giles-in-the-Fields Church on 26 May)
- Frederick George Allnutt (born in Stoke Row, Oxfordshire in 1848/9 and baptised at St John the Evangelist Church there on 7 January 1849)
- Agnes Ann Allnutt (born in Stoke Row, Oxfordshire in 1851 and baptised at St John the Evangelist Church there on 7 December)
- Charles Frank Allnutt (born at Peers Row, Oxford and baptised at St Giles's Church on 28 January 1855)
- Thomas Moses Allnutt (born at North Parade, Oxford in 1857 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 10 May)
- Ernest Augustus Allnutt (born at 2 St Giles's Street, Oxford in 1856 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 28 December)
- Percy Edgar Allnutt (born at 2 St Giles's Street, Oxford in 1860 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 6 January 1861).
The family began their married life in London, where Moses had been living, and he was described as a servant when his first three children were baptised there.
By 1849 the family had moved to Stoke Row, Oxfordshire (part of Mongewell, where Moses had been born).
By the time of the 1851 census Moses (33) had been appointed butler to Philip Wynter, the President of St John's College, Oxford, and he spent census night in the President's Lodgings. His wife Sarah (30) was back home in Stoke Row with their first four children Elizabeth (7), Sarah (5), William (4), and Frederick (2).
At the time of the 1861 census Moses (42) was still a college servant, living at 2 St Giles's Street with his wife Sarah (43) and their nine children: Elizabeth (17), who was a pupil teacher; Sarah (15), William (14), Frederick (12), Agnes (9), Charles (6), and Ernest (4), who were at school; and baby Percy (seven months).
In 1865 Moses Allnutt, described as a college servant, took out the first lease on Percy Villa at 1 Blackhall Road (then called Pheasant Road and named after the pub that stood at 30 St Giles's Street, on the corner of the present Keble Road).
Their daughter Elizabeth was married in 1870:
- On 26 July 1870 at Ss Philip & James's Church, Elizabeth Sophia Plummer Allnutt of 1 Blackhall Road married the bookseller William Henry Gee of the High Street, the son of Charles Gee, gentleman. (For more about their life and children, see the biography of their son Herbert John Gee, who was killed in the First World War.)
At the time of the 1871 census Moses (53) was living at Percy Villa, 1 Blackhall Road with his wife Sarah (54) and four of their children: Sarah (25); Frederick (22), who an unemployed cook; Charles (16), who was a bookseller's apprentice; and Ernest (14) and Percy (10), who were still at school. Their son William (24), described as an assistant at the Bodleian Library, was paying a visit to the Arnold family in Camberwell on that census night; and two years later he married their daughter (see below).
Mrs Sarah Allnutt died in 1876:
† Mrs Sarah Allnutt née Plummer died at 1 Blackhall Road at the age of 60 on 13 November 1876 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 17 November (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).
William Henry Allnutt (son of Moses and Frances Allnutt)
On 16 July 1873 at St Andrew's Church, Barnsbury, Islington, William Henry Allnutt (26) married Fanny Arnold (28). William described his father as a gentleman in the register. For more on Fanny's background, see below.
In 1881 William Henry Allnutt (34) was an assistant librarian at the Bodleian, and lived at 10 Grove Street in central Oxford with his wife Fanny (36).
William collected a great deal of information about his own ancestors and other Allnutt families, and the data, in two notebooks, can be found in the Department of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library
In 1891 William (44) was living at 38 Woodstock Road with his wife Fanny (46): they had no children, but Fanny's nephew Harry Strathmore Arnold (15) was living with them.
He was still working as a librarian in 1901 and living at the same address with Fanny. He died there in 1903, predeceasing his father:
† William Henry Allnutt died at 38 Woodstock Road at the age of 55 on 17 February 1903 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 21 February (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).
His effects came to £495 11s. 4d., and his wife Fanny was his executor.
Moses Allnutt continued
At the time of the 1881 census Moses (63) was still working as a college servant and living at 1 Blackhall Road with three of his children: Sarah (35); Agnes (29), who was a governess; and Charles (26), who was also a college servant.
His son Thomas was married in 1885:
- On 1 September 1885 at St Thomas's Church, Oxford, Thomas Moses Allnutt (28), a tailor of Church Street, St Ebbe's, married Sarah Jane Sprawson (22), the daughter of Richard & Frances Sprawson.
In 1891 Moses (73), described as both a college butler and a builder, was still living at 1 Blackhall Road, with just his daughter Sarah (45).
By 1901 Moses (83) had retired and was living at the same address with his daughter Sarah (54).
Moses Allnutt died in 1907:
† Moses Thomas Allnutt died at 1 Blackhall Road at the age of 90 on 10 November 1907 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 13 November (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).
His effects came to £908 10s. 7d., and his executors were his unmarried daughters Sarah Jane Plummer Allnutt and Agnes Ann Allnutt, and his son-in-law William Henry Gee, who was now a political agent.
Mrs Fanny Allnutt, née Arnold, widow of William Henry Allnutt and daughter-in-law of Moses and Sarah Allnutt
Fanny Arnold was born in Camberwell, Surrey in 1845. She was the daughter of William Henry Arnold and Susan Rowley, who were married at St Dionis Church, Backchurch, London on 20 May 1832.
At the time of the 1861 census Fanny (16) was living at 23 Crawford Road, Lambeth with her father William (57), who was a clerk in the Bank of England; her mother Susan (50); and her siblings Mary (23), Emma (20), Mary (19), and William junior (11).
By 1871 her mother Susan (61) was a widow, and Fanny (26) was living at 1 Gloucester Road, Camberwell with her, and with her sister Mary and brother William: the latter was now a clerk in the Bank of England. Fanny's future husband William Henry Allnutt was paying a visit, and they were married in 1873 (see above).
Fanny had no children, but she and her husband brought up her nephew, Harry Strathmore Arnold. As recorded above, her husband died in 1903 and in 1911 Fanny (66), was living at 38 Woodstock Road in the home of her nephew Harry and his wife and child.
Fanny had moved to 28 Southmoor Road by the time of her death in 1918:
† Mrs Fanny Allnutt née Arnold died at 28 Southmoor Road at the age of 73 on 1 August 1918 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 3 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).
Sarah Allnutt, sister of William Henry Allnutt
and daughter of Moses and Sarah Allnutt
Sarah, who had looked after her parents in their old age, never married. At the time of the 1911 census she was aged 65 and living on her own with a servant at their old home, Percy Villa, 1 Blackhall Road. She was still there in 1915.
By 1928 she was living at 7 Museum Road, and she was still occupying that house when she died in Abingdon in 1934:
† Miss Sarah Jane Plummer Allnutt died at Barton Court in Abingdon at the age of 89 on 21 December 1934 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 24 December (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's Church).
Her effects came to £318 5s. 8d., and her executor was the surveyor Archibald Morris Gray.
For more information on the Allnatt/Allnutt family, see Arthur Henry Noble,
The Allnatt & Allnutt news-letter (1963), which is available in the Bodleian library, Oxford