Henry PITTMAN (c.1826–1877)
[His wife Mary Ann PITTMAN, née Sutton (1829/30–1914), interred at Hove]
Their sons Hambley George Pittman (1861–1867)
and Charles PITTMAN (1866–1937)
Charles's wife Mrs Elizabeth Hannah PITTMAN, née Panter (c.1860–1914) and
Elizabeth's mother Mrs Emma PANTER, née Pratt (1835–1876)
St Paul section: Row 4, Grave B24 [St Paul ref. T2]
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DIED JUNE 20, 1877, AGED 51.
ALSO ELIZABETH HANNAH,
WIFE OF CHARLES PITTMAN,
DIED APRIL 13, 1914 AGED 54.
EMMA WIFE OF JAMES PANTER
DIED JAN 4, 1913, AGED 76
AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY.
ALSO HAMBLEY GEORGE
SON OF HENRY PITTMAN
DIED APRIL 29, 1867, AGED 6 YEARS.
ALSO MARY ANN
WIFE OF HENRY PITTMAN
DIED FEB. 7, 1914 AGED 84
INTERRED AT HOVE.
AND OF CHARLES
SON OF HENRY PITTMAN
DIED NOV. 22, 1937 AGED 71.
Henry Pittman was born in Bath in c.1826. At the time of the 1851 census he was aged 24 and working as a coach maker in Oxford and lodging at 24 Holywell Street
Mary Ann Sutton was born in Oxford in 1829/30 and baptised at St Michael's Church on 17 January 1830. She was the daughter of the college servant John George Sutton and his wife Margaret Elizabeth. Her five siblings were also baptised at St Michael's: John George Sutton junior (1819), Elizabeth Jane Sutton (1824), Margaret Elizabeth Sutton (1825), Jane Susannah Sutton (1828), and Ellen Maria Sutton (1835).
On 15 September 1856 at St Giles's Church, Henry Pittman (29), described as a coachmaker of Observatory Street, married Mary Ann Sutton (26) of Observatory Street. They had the following children:
- Francis Henry Pittman (born at Adelaide Street, Oxford in 1857 and baptised at St Paul's Church on 2 August)
- Richard Keys Pittman (born at Adelaide Street, Oxford in 1858/9 and baptised at St Paul's Church on 23 January 1859)
- Hambley George Pittman (born at 10 Adelaide Street, Oxford in 1861 and baptised at St Paul's Church on 30 June);
- Frederick Pittman (born at 10 Adelaide Street, Oxford in 1863 and baptised at St Paul's Church on 25 December)
- Charles Pittman (born at 10 Adelaide Street, Oxford in 1866 and baptised at St Paul's Church on 23 December)
- Edward Fishwick Pittman (born at Adelaide Street, Oxford in 1868 and baptised at St Paul's Church on 7 March 1869)
- Elizabeth Maria Pittman (born at 1 St James Terrace, Kingston Road, Oxford in 1871 and baptised at Ss Philip & James's Church on 15 October)
The family lived at Adelaide Street in St Giles's parish (with the address specified as No. 10 in 1861 onwards) from 1857 to 1869. At the time of the 1861 census Henry (34), who was a coach trimmer, and Mary (31), who was a carriage liner, were living there with their first two sons Francis (3) and Richard (2), who were both already described as scholars.
Their sixth son Hambley, who was born soon after the 1861 census, died in 1867 (at Observatory Street, according to the parish register, but this could be an error for Adelaide Street):
† Hambley George Pittman died at Observatory Street at the age of nearly six on 29 April 1867 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 2 May (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
The St Paul's grave reference for Hambley is T2, the same as for his father, which suggests that although his name could not have been added to the above grave marker until 1914, he was not buried in the children's section but was the first placed here.
By the time of the 1871 census Henry Pittman (44) and Mary (42) were living at Kingston Road in Ss Philip & James's parish with their five surviving sons: Francis (13), Richard (12), Frederick (7), Charles (4), and Edward (2). Their last child and only daughter Elizabeth was born later that year.
Henry Pittman died in Oxford in 1877:
† Henry Pittman died at Kingston Road at the age of 51 on 20 June 1877 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 23 June (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
At the time of the 1881 census Mrs Pittman (52) was living at Kingston Road in the house then numbered 39 with her three youngest children: Charles (14) was a coachmaker's trimmer and Edward (12) and Elizabeth (9), who were at school.
Her son Charles (who is buried in this grave) was married in 1888 (see below).
At the time of the 1891 census Mary Ann Pittman was a widow of 61, running a boarding house at 138 Kingston Road with her daughter Elizabeth (19). She had two boarders on census night: a furniture salesman and a theology student.
Her son Edward was married in St Ebbe's, Oxford in 1897:
- On 7 September 1897 at Holy Trinity Church, Edward Fishwick Pittman (28), described as a hatter of 31 Albion Hill, Leicester, married Florence Mary Johnson (19) of 29 Speedwell Street, Oxford, the daughter of the joiner Henry Johnson.
Mrs Pittman and her daughter Elizabeth were still running the boarding house at 138 Kingston Road in 1901.
Elizabeth was married in London in 1904:
- In the second quarter of 1904 in the Lambeth district, Elizabeth Maria Pittman married David Roberts, who was born in Merionethshire.
By the time of the 1911 census Mrs Pittman (80) was living at 41 Westbourne Gardens, Hove with her daughter Elizabeth (37) and her son-in-law David Roberts (30), who was a chemist and druggist manager, and her granddaughter Gwendoline Mary Roberts (4).
Mrs Mary Ann Pittman née Sutton died at Hove on 7 February 1914 at the age of 84 and was buried there, but is mentioned on her husband's grave.
Mrs Emma Panter, née Pratt (the mother-in law of Charles Pittman, son of Henry & Mary Ann)
Emma Pratt was born in East St Helen's Street, Abingdon in 1835, the daughter of Stephen and Hannah Pratt. Her parents were married at St Helen's Church on 17 March 1833: her father was a widower, and her mother Mrs Hannah Cross was a widow. Emma's father was recorded as a victualler at the time of her baptism at St Helen's Church on 15 February 1835, but was described as a bargeman when her older brother William was baptised there in 1829, and as a labourer at her wedding.
On 20 February 1854 at St Giles's Church, Oxford, Emma Pratt married James Panter, born in Hanslope, Buckinghamshire in c.1830 and the son of the labourer Thomas Panter: they were both then living in St Bernard's Road (then called St John's Road). They had the following ten children:
- William Thomas Panter (born at Jericho Street, Oxford in 1855 and baptised at St Paul's Church on Whit Sunday)
- John George Panter (born at Portland Place, Oxford in 1856 and baptised at St Paul's Church on 25 December)
- Ann Panter (born in Oxford in 1858, reg. fourth quarter)
- Elizabeth Hannah Panter (born in Oxford in 1859/60, first quarter of 1860)
- Emily Panter (born in Oxford in 1861/2, reg. first quarter of 1862)
- Sidney Panter (born in Oxford in 1864, reg. second quarter)
- James Panter (born in Oxford in 1867/8, reg. first quarter of 1868)
- Henry Panter (born in St Giles's parish on 8 September 1870 and baptised at New Inn Hall Street Methodist Church on 19 October)
- Jane Eliza Panter (born at 6 Kingston Terrace on 3 January 1874 and baptised at New Inn Hall Street Methodist Church on 18 March)
- Amelia Panter (born at 8 Wytham Terrace, Kingston Road on 27 May 1880 and baptised at New Inn Hall Street Methodist Church on 8 August).
The family lived in Jericho at the start of their marriage, first at Jericho Street and then at Portland Place. Emma's husband was a “fireman on the railroad” when their first son William was baptised in 1855 and as an engine driver the following year.
The family appears to have become Methodists in 1857 or 1858, and the next six baptisms are hard to find. They had moved to Osney by 1861.
At the time of the 1861 census Emma (26) was living at 57 Bridge Street, Osney with her husband James (31) and their first four children William (5), John (4), Ann (2), and Elizabeth (1). Her husband was an engine driver for the London & North Western Railway (LNWR), whose station was at Rewley Road.
By the time of Henry's birth in 1870, the family was living in Kingston Road in St Giles's parish. Emma and James were there at the time of the 1871 census with their first eight children: William (16), who was a porter, George (14), who was an apprentice; Sidney (6) and James (3), who were at school; and Henry (six months).
At the time of the 1881 census Mrs Emma Panter (46) was living at 8 Wytham Terrace, Kingston Road with her husband James Panter (53), who was still a GWR engine driver, and seven of their children: Annie (22), who was a milliner; Elizabeth (21), who was a dressmaker; Sidney (17), who was a clerk; James (13), who was an errand boy; Henry (10) and Jane (7), who were at school; and Amelia (eleven months).
In 1891 their address was given as 42 Kingston Road, and James (53) was still working as an engine driver. Of the children, only the youngest, Amelia (10), was at home, and the family had a lodger.
By the time of the 1901 census James and Emma Panter had separated, and described themselves as a widower and widow. James (73) was living on his own at the family home at 42 Kingston Road, while Mrs Emma Panter (66) was living at Linslade, Buckinghamshire with her son James Panter (33), who was a railway ticket examiner, and his wife Mary and their one-month-old baby son.
Emma's husband James Panter died at 42 Kingston Road, Oxford at the age of 80 on 13 January 1908. He was buried on 16 January, and as his burial is recorded in the St Paul's register, he is likely to be buried in a different grave in St Sepulchre's Cemetery. His effects came to £241 5s. 6d., and his wife Emma was his executor.
Emma came back to live at 42 Kingston Road, where she was living on her own in 1911, when she was 76. She died there in 1913:
† Mrs Emma Panter née Pratt died at 42 Kingston Road at the age of 77 (but recorded as 76) on 4 January 1913 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 8 January (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
She was buried in the Pittman grave, and is described on the marker as an old friend of the family. Her effects came to £211 15s. 6d. Her executors were her daughter Mrs Elizabeth Hannah Pittman and Elizabeth's husband Charles Pittman.
Charles and Elizabeth Hannah Pittman
Charles Pittman was born at 10 Adelaide Street in 1866): see above.
Elizabeth Hannah Panter was born in Oxford in 1859/60: see above.
In the third quarter of 1888 in Oxford, Charles Pittman married Elizabeth Hannah Panter and they had the following children:
- Henry Charles Pittman (born at 18 Hayfield Road, Oxford on 28 January 1889 and baptised at Ss Philip & James's Church on 14 March); died there aged seven months and buried on 4 September 1889, probably in St Sepulchre's Cemetery, as the burial is recorded in the register of St Paul's Church
- William Norman Pittman (born at 18 Hayfield Road, Oxford in 1890 and baptised at Ss Philip & James's Church on 3 July);
died aged three months and buried on 26 August 1890, probably in St Sepulchre's Cemetery, as the burial is recorded in the parish registers of Ss Philip & James's and St Giles's Church
- Henry James Pittman (born at Hayfield Road, Oxford on 10 February 1893 and baptised at Ss Philip & James's Church on 6 April)
At the time of the 1891 census Charles (24) was working as a coach trimmer and living with his wife Elizabeth (31) at 18 Hayfield Road.
In 1901 they were living at 116 Kingston Road with their only surviving son Henry James Pittman (8).
In 1911 Charles (45) was still a coach trimmer, living at 118 Kingston Road with his wife Elizabeth (51) and their son Henry (18), who was a builder's clerk.
Mrs Elizabeth Pittman died in 1914, just a year after her mother-in-law above
† Mrs Elizabeth Hannah Pittman née Panter died at 118 Kingston Road at the age of 54 on 13 April 1914 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 16 April (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
On 8 March 1917 at St Giles's Church in Oxford, Charles Pittman (50) married his second wife, the widow Lucy Eleanor Cook (47), the daughter of the gardener George Ward.
Charles Pittman's only son was married in 1935:
- In 1935 (reg. fourth quarter) in Oxford, Henry James Pittman married Phyllis A. Linder.
Charles Pittman was still living at 118 Kingston Road when he died in hospital in 1937:
† Charles Pittman died at the Osler Pavilion, Headington at the age of 71 on 22 November 1937 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 25 November (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
He was buried with his first wife and her family. His effects came to £340 8s. 4d., and his executors were his wife Mrs Lucy Eleanor Pittman and Miss Mabel Charlotte Cook, who was probably his stepdaughter.
His second wife Lucy remained at 116 Kingston Road and died there on 2 January 1954. Her effects came to £218 6s. 2d., and her executor was her stepson Henry James Pittman, now a builder's merchant's clerk.