Mrs Anne REVILLE, née Whittaker (1800–1893)
Her grandson Richard JESSOP junior (1858–1909)
St Paul section: Row 16, Grave A19
Front of grave marker
Loving Memory of
who died January 23rd 1893
aged 92 years
… … … … … … …
Back of grave marker
loving memory of
Who died Dec. 4, 1909
Aged 51 Years
Thy will be done
This is one of a group of three adjoining graves in Row 16 belonging to the Jessop family.
Ann Whittaker was born in Nuthall (or Nuttall) in Nottinghamshire in 1800.
On 11 February 1834 at Colwall, Malvern, Herefordshire, Ann Whittaker married Henry Revill or Reville (born in Southwell, Nottinghamshire in c.1806), and they had the following children:
- Frederick Reville (born in Colwall in 1834 and baptised there on 31 December)
- Emma Reville (born in Colwall in 1836 and baptised there on 15 August)
- Henry Whittaker Reville (born in Lydney, Gloucestershire in 1840 and baptised there on 8 December).
The couple evidently began their life in Colwall in Herefordshire, but by 1841 they had moved to Lydney in Gloucestershire. Henry Reville spent census night at Lydney Park, where he was a servant, while Ann (41) was at their home in Lydney with their three children: Frederick (6), Emma (5), and Henry (six months).
Ann’s husband Henry (44) spent the census night of 1851 at Wadham College, where he was now the house butler, while Ann (50) was back home at Lydney with two of their children, Emma (14) and Henry (10). Frederick (16) is hard to find.
Ann and the children must have moved down to Oxford to join Henry Reville soon after the 1851 census, and by 1856 they were living at 49 Holywell Street (one of the houses demolished to make way for Hertford College’s Holywell quadrangle).
Two of their children were married i in the 1850s:
- On 2 December 1856 at Holywell Church, Oxford, their only daughter Emma Reville (19) became the second wife of Richard Jessop senior (32). For more about their daughter Emma and her children, see her separate grave.
- On 30 August 1859 at St Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford, their elder son Frederick Reville, described as a solicitor’s clerk, married Belinda Searle, the daughter of the tailor Henry Searle.
Henry and Anne Reville are hard to find in the 1861 census: it is possible that she and her husband moved for a few years to Hampshire.
Her younger son was married in 1866:
- On 14 July 1866 at St John the Evangelist Church, Notting Hill, Henry Whittaker Reville (born in Lydney, Gloucestershire in 1840) married Lydia Hannah Cottrell.
Henry Reville died near Southampton in 1870, and was presumably buried there. His death announcement in Jackson’s Oxford Journal read: “Dec. 12, at Fawley, Southampton, aged 68, Mr. Henry Reville, late of this city, much and deservedly respected.”
At the time of the 1871 census Mrs Ann Reville, a widow of 70, was back in Oxford and lodging with the gardener Stephen Pretty and his wife at 18 Great Clarendon Street. The baker George Hale (38), who was to become the husband of her daughter’s stepdaughter Betsey, was paying a visit to the house.
In 1881 and 1891 census Mrs Anne Reville (90) was lodging at 43 Walton Street with the cabinet-maker William Ambrose Withers and his family. She must have moved to 112 Kingston Road soon afterwards, as she died there in 1893:
† Mrs Anne Reville died at 112 Kingston Road at the age of 92 on 23 January 1893 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 27 January (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church).
Richard Jessop junior (Mrs Anne Reville’s grandson)
Richard Jessop junior was born at Clarendon Place in Upper Walton Street in 1858 and baptised at St Paul’s Church on 21 February. He was the son of Richard Jessop senior and his second wife Emma Reville. His father was a butcher, and by 1861 the family had settled at 49 Walton Street.
At the time of the 1861, 1871, and 1881 censuses Richard was home with his parents at Walton Street. His father died later in 1881.
For more on his family and early life, see the separate grave of his parents.
Richard does not appear to have had a job, and may have had an illness or disability. At the time of the 1891 census, when he was 33, he was described as being supported by his parents and was staying at Knowle in Warwickshire with his cousin John Jessop (46), a railway signalman, and his family. By 1901 his cousin had moved to Balsall Heath, Worcestershire with his family and was working as a caretaker, and Richard (42) was still staying with them.
Richard Jessop appears to have moved back to Oxford, as he died there in 1909:
† Richard Jessop died at 74 Southmoor Road at the age of 51 on 4 December 1909 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 7 December (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church).
The three children of Mrs Anne Reville née Whittaker and her husband Henry
- Frederick Reville (born c.1836) was a general clerk aged 27 in 1861 living at Wood Green, Witney with his wife Belinda (32) and their daughter Alice (nine months). They were still there in 1871, but Frederick was now the manager of a brewery, and they had five children: Alice (10), Florence (9), Mary (6), Frederick (5), and Ralph (3). By 1881 they had moved to London, and were living at 41 Bouverie Road, Stoke Newington: Frederick was now a merchant’s clerk, and Alice (20), Mary (16) and Frederick (15) were at home with them. In 1901 Frederick was a widower and working as a mercantile clerk, living at 29 Speenham Road, Lambeth with his daughters Alice (30) and Florence (29).
- Emma Reville, Mrs Jessop (born c.1837): see separate grave
- Henry Whittaker Reville (born in Lydney, Gloucestershire in 1840) married Lydia Hannah Cottrell in Kensington in 1866. He was an assistant tobacconist aged 30 in 1871, living in Fulham with his Reading-born wife Lydia (30) and their children Constance Lydia Reville (3) and Henry Cottrell Reville (2). In 1881 he was a tobacconist at Ealing with his two children: he described himself as married, but his sister-in-law Miss Harriet Cottrell was living with them. His wife Lydia died at the age of 42 in 1883, and on 15 October 1884 he illegally married his deceased wife’s sister Harriet Cottrell at St Botolph’s Church in Aldgate. He now described himself as an artist, and examples of his work can be found in a Google search for “H W Reville”. In 1891 he and his second wife Harriet were living at 8 Gordon Road, Ealing with his two daughters by his first wife and their son Frederick (3), plus their two servants; the situation was much the same in 1901. Henry Whittaker Reville died in the City of London Lunatic Asylum on 18 May 1904.
The three adjoining Jessop graves: unusually, they all face west rather than east