Miss Mary HUTTON (1819–1900)
Her sister Miss Margaret HUTTON (1823–1897)
St Paul section: Row 8, Grave A13
IN LOVING MEMORY OF / MARY HUTTON
BORN AT SHIPLEY, YORKSHIRE DEC. 13, 1819 / DIED AT OXFORD JAN. 10, 1900
"FOR THE UPRIGHT SHALL DWELL IN THE LAND"
[Other side, below] IN LOVING MEMORY OF / MARGARET HUTTON
BORN AT SHIPLEY, YORKSHIRE MAY 14, 1823 / DIED AT OXFORD JULY 4, 1897
"THEY REST FROM THEIR LABOURS AND THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM"
Mary Hutton was born at Shipley in Yorkshire on 13 December 1819, and her sister Margaret Hutton on 14 May 1823. Their father John Hutton (born in Shipley in c.1785) was a stuff maker. They had at least two more siblings who were also born in Shipley: Hannah Hutton (c.1824) and James Hutton (c.1826).
Their mother was dead by 1841.
At the time of the 1861 census Mary Hutton (41) was living at Camden Terrace, Leeds and acting as housekeeper to her widower father John Hutton (76), who described himself as a retired stuff maker: his niece Hannah Clapham (41) also lived with them. Meanwhile her sister Margaret Hutton (36) was acting as housekeeper to her widowed aunt Mrs Mary Hall (71), who lived at 117 Briggate, Idle, Yorkshire.
They had a connection with Oxford, as their sister Hannah Hutton, who had married George Brooke, a solicitor’s managing clerk, in the Dewsbury district of West Yorkshire in the first quarter of 1853, had moved to 8 & 9 Broad Street in about 1860 with her husband and their four children, and then to Walton Street by March 1863.
In 1871 Margaret Hutton (47) was the keeper of boarding house in Leeds, but her older sister Mary Hutton is hard to find.
By 1881 Margaret was running a lodging house at 4 Walton Street, Oxford and her nephew George Thomas Brooke (18), described as a scholar, was living with her, as well as three lodgers, a general servant, and a coachman. Her sister Mary again is elusive. Meanwhile their other sister Mrs Hannah Brooke (59), who was now a widow, was living at 23 Clarendon Street with her son Alfred (23), and running a lodging house there.
In 1891 Margaret was still running her boarding house at 4 Walton Street, but only a servant was there with her on census night. Meanwhile her sister Mary (71) was a housekeeper at Dingle Head, Toxteth Park.
By 1897 Margaret Hutton, and probably her older sister Mary as well, had moved to 98 Great Clarendon Street. Margaret died there that year:
† Miss Margaret Hutton died at 98 Great Clarendon Street at the age of 74 on 4 July 1897 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 7 July (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church).
Her older sister Mary died in the same house two and a half years later:
† Miss Mary Hutton died at 98 Great Clarendon Street at the age of 80 on 10 January 1900 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 13 January (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church).
Her effects came to £194 0s. 4d.
Their sister Mrs Hannah Brooke died in 1903 at the age of 82 and was buried in a separate grave in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery.