John HUTT (1832–1882)
His wife Mrs Charlotte Ann HUTT, née Tuck (c.1832–1871)
St Paul section: Row 22, Grave E6 [St Paul ref. D19]
OF JOHN HUTT
WHO DIED MAY 27TH, 1882
AGED 49 YEARS
ALSO OF CHARLOTTE ANN
HIS BELOVED WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 1ST, 1871
AGED 39 YEARS
BOAST NOT THYSELF OF TOMORROW, FOR
THOU KNOWEST NOT WHAT A DAY MAY
Mrs Hutt died eleven years before her husband, but this grave evidently had no inscription (and possibly no marker) until John Hutt was buried with her.
John Hutt was born in Cumnor in 1832 and baptised there on 23 September. He was the son of John Hutt of Cumnor and Hannah Prior, who were married at Hinton Waldrist on 24 December 1828. His father was described variously as an agricultural labourer and a farmer, and then in 1854 as a registrar of births & deaths. His parents had five other children baptised at Cumnor: Thomas (1831), William (1834), Henry (1835), Charles (1836), and Mary (1838, died aged three weeks). At the time of the 1841 census John (8) was living at Cumnor with his family. By 1851 John (18) was an ostler at the Sherbourne Arms at 1 Castle Street, Oxford, but at the time of his marriage in 1854 he was a groom of Cornmarket Street.
Charlotte Tuck, also known as Ann and recorded as Charlotte Ann on her grave marker, was born at Longcot, Berkshire in c.1832, the daughter of the carpenter Joseph Tuck, but was not baptised there. At the time of the 1851 census Charlotte (18) was housemaid to a bank manager and his family at Market Place, Faringdon. By the time of her marriage in 1854 she was living at Green Dragon Yard, which stood in St Aldate's on the site of the present Christ Church memorial garden.
On 13 September 1854 at St Aldate's Church in Oxford, John Hutt (22) married Charlotte Ann Tuck (23), and they had the following children:
- Henry Hutt (born at Red Lion Square in 1854/5 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 25 March 1855);
died at Caroline Row, St Giles at the age of four and buried on 28 December 1858)
- William Hutt (born at Lee's Yard, Red Lion Square and baptised on Easter Day 1857)
- Annie Agnes Hutt (born at Caroline Row in 1859 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 23 May)
- John Hutt junior (born at Caroline Row in 1861 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 2 June)
- Jessie Mary Hutt (born at Caroline Row in 1863 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 6 September;
died at that address aged thirteen months in 1864 and buried on 13 September)
- Francis Hutt TWIN (born in Jericho Street in 1866 and privately baptised by St Paul's Church on 7 October)
- Percival Hutt TWIN (born in Jericho Street in 1866 and privately baptised by St Paul's Church on 7 October);
died aged two months)
- James Hutt (born in Jericho street in 1871 and privately baptised by St Paul's Church on 1 March);
died aged ten months)
The family was living at Red Lion Square in St Mary Magdalen parish at the beginning of 1855, but had moved to Caroline Row in St Giles's parish when their eldest son died at the end of 1858, and he would have been buried in St Sepulchre's Cemetery, probably in the area that St Giles's Church reserved for infant burials.
At the time of the 1861 census John Hutt (28) was an ostler, living with his wife Ann (28) and their children William (4) and John junior (two months): their address is given as Cox Row (which may be an error for Caroline Row, as they were definitely still at Caroline Row a couple of months later when their son John was baptised). Their daughter Annie (2) was paying a visit on census night to her grandfather in Cumnor, who was now a widower of 61 looked after by his daughter Emma (21).
Their daughter Jessie died at Caroline Row in September 1864, and again was probably buried in the St Giles's area reserved for infants.
The family had moved to Jericho Street by October 1866 when the twins Francis and Percival were born. Percival only survived two months, and was buried on 5 December 1866 in the infant area of the St Paul's section of the cemetery (St Paul ref. D.18, which must be near this grave).
Mrs Hutt died early in 1871 just after giving birth to her son James, who was baptised at home on the same day that she died:
† Mrs Charlotte Ann Hutt née Tuck died at Jericho Street at the age of 39 on 1 March 1871 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 5 March (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
Her name was recorded as Ann Hutt in both the burial register and by the General Register Office.
At the time of the 1871 census, soon after his wife's death, John Hutt (38), described as a groom, was living at 11 Jericho Street with four of his children: William (14), who was already working as a servant; and Anne (12), John junior (10), and Francis (4). The fifth child, baby James, who was one month old, is descried as the boarder of John & Fanny Higginson at 18 Victor Street. He died at Jericho Street at the age of ten months in early 1872, and was buried at St Sepulchre's Cemetery on 15 January: the St Paul's reference is Plot D19, so it is likely that he was placed here in his mother's grave.
In 1881 John was living at 6 Jericho Street with three of his children: William (24), who was a gilder; Annie (22), who probably kept house for him; and Francis (14), who was still at school. John junior (22) is hard to find.
John Hutt senior died the following year:
† John Hutt died at Jericho Street at the age of 49 on 27 May 1882 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 31 May (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
Surviving children of John and Hannah Hutt
- William Hutt (born 1857) was an unmarried gilder aged 34 at the time of the 1891 census, lodging with the Butler family at 69 James Street, east Oxford. He is hard to trace after that date.
- Annie Agnes Hutt (born 1859) was aged 32 in 1891 and was described as a cook/domestic servant: she was living with her aunt Miss Emma Hutt (57), who was a shopkeeper in Cumnor. In 1901 she was a cook in the household of the Collett family at 8 Marlborough Place, Brighton. She was still a cook with the same family in 1911 when she was aged 52, and they were then living at 21 Clifton Terrace, Brighton. She appears to be the Annie A. Hutt who died in Warwick in 1934 aged 76.
- John Hutt junior (born 1861), a labourer of 13 Jericho Street, married Mary Kirby of 88 Friars Street, the daughter of the tailor Jesse Kirby, on Christmas Day 1885 at Holy Trinity Church in St Ebbe's, and they settled in Jericho, where they had eleven children. In 1891 they were at 18 Cardigan Street, but by 1901 they were at 12 Canal Street. At the time of the 1911 census John (52) was a Corporation wharf labourer living at the latter address with Mary (48) and eight of their children: Edith May (24), who was a gatherer at OUP; John (21) who was also a Corporation wharf labourer; Grace Elizabeth (16) and Lilian Beatrice (14), who were domestic servants; and Harry (10), Winifred (8), and Mary Louisa (7), who were at school. John Hutt died at 12 Canal Street on 20 September 1937. His effects came to £212 2s. 8d., and his executor was his son John, who was now a greengrocer.
- Francis Hutt (born 1866), a college servant of 3 Adelaide Street, married Elizabeth Ward of 50 Southmoor Road, the daughter of the gardener Edmund Ward, at St Paul's Church on 15 August 1893. At the time of the 1901 census he was still working as a college servant and living at 10 Walton Well Road in Ss Philip & James's parish with his wife and their first two children Archibald Frank Hutt (5) and Gertrude Annie Hutt (2), plus his mother-in-law. Their next son John Edmund Hutt was born in Oxford, and their last son Percival Ward Hutt in Manchester. At the time of the 1911 census Francis (44) was working as an insurance agent and living at 25 Skerton Road, Barton-upon-Irwell with his wife and four children. He died in Manchester at the age of 66 on 19 April 1933. His effects came to £97 13s. 5d., and his unmarried daughter Gertrude was his executor.