Harry Saltley PUTTICK (1880–1929)
Ashes of his wife Mrs Alice Clara PUTTICK, née Bulbeck (1882–1976)
St Mary Magdalen section: Row 45, Grave N60

Harry Puttick


DIED 21ST AUG. 1929


DIED 21ST AUG. 1976


Harry Saltley Puttick was born at Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey on 12 October 1880. He was the son of Henry Puttick (born in Cranleigh, Surrey in 1850/1) and Leith Reeves (born in Ewhurst, Surrey in 1850/1), who were married in Guildford in the second quarter of 1879.

At the time of the 1881 census Harry (2) was living with his parents at 3 Spital Street, Alexandra Terrace, Stoke Next, Guildford, and Harry’s father Henry was a post office clerk. His twin siblings Winifred Woking Puttick and Herbert Cranley Puttick were born in 1882, but Herbert died soon after birth. His next brother was Charles Upwey Puttick (1885), and then there was another set of twins: Jesse Blandford Puttick and Harvey Blandford Puttick (1890).

In 1891 Harry (12) was living at 44 Stoke Road, Guildford with his parents and his four younger siblings Winifred (9), Charles (6), and twins Harvey and Jesse (1).

Another brother, Thomas Caversham Puttick, was born in 1895. Near the beginning of the following year one of the twins, Harvey, died at the age of six, and this may have influenced the fact that Harry was baptised on 23 March 1896 at the age of 15 at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford. His father was now Deputy Postmaster at Guildford.

By 1901 Harry’s father Henry (49) was the Chief Clerk in the Post Office and the family was living at 23 Artillery Road, Stoke Within, Guildford. Harry (20) was now a student at training college; Winifred (19) was a clerk at the post office; Charles (16) was an upholsterer; and Jesse (11) and Thomas (5) were at school.

By 1911 Harry (30) was working as an assistant schoolmaster in Oxford, boarding at 202 Divinity Road.

Alice Clara Bulbeck was born in St Clement’s, Oxford on 10 March, the daughter of George Bulbeck (born in Sussex in 1858/9) and Mary Brogden (born in Newland, Witney in 1859/60), who were married in Oxford in the fourth quarter of 1878.

At the time of the 1891 census Alice (9) was living with her parents at 29 Caroline Street in St Clement’s. Her father was a cab driver, and she had four siblings, all at school: Kate (13), Harry (11), Elizabeth Sarah (6), and Ada (4).

By 1901 Alice was an assistant teacher, aged 19. She was still living with her parents, who had moved to 40 Rectory Road (then called Pembroke Street) in Cowley St John parish. Her brother Harry (21) was a cricket-ball maker, and her sisters Elizabeth (16) and Ada (14) were described as mother’s helps: it was probably their own mother whom they helped, as she was now working as a laundress.

The family still lived at 40 Rectory Road in 1911. Alice (29) was still working as an assistant teacher and living at home with her parents and younger sister Elizabeth (26), who was now a music teacher.

On 2 August 1912 at St Clement's Church, Oxford, Harry Saltley Puttick (31) married Alice Clara Bulbeck (30): he was still living at 202 Divinity Road, and she was then at 54 St Clement’s Street. They had two children:

  • Leslie Cyril Puttick (born in Oxford on 8 July 1913)
  • Kathleen D. Puttick (born in Warwick on 20 July 1918).

The family stayed in the Oxford area after their marriage, but must have been in the Warwick district in 1918 when their daughter Kathleen was born.

On 14 February 1920 Harry, described as a Lecturer in Commerce, embarked for Japan with wife and two children. They returned to England from Canada in June 1928: they gave their address as Wadham, Woodbridge Hill, Guildford, and Harry was now described as a lawyer.

Later in 1928 Harry and Alice Puttick were living at 44 St John Street, Oxford, in the parish of St Mary Magdalen, and Harry was living there when died in hospital in 1929:

† Harry Saltley Puttick died at the Radcliffe Infirmary at the age of 48 on 21 August 1929 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 24 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).

His effects came to £193 18s. 1d., and his wife was his executor.

Their son and daughter were both married in the 1930s:

  • In the Ploughley district of Oxfordshire in the second quarter of 1936, Leslie Cyril Puttick married Emily Wadsworth.
  • In Oxford in the third quarter of 1939, Kathleen D. Puttick married Albert J. Mackenzie.

Mrs Alice Puttick was still living at 44 St John Street in 1976, when she was aged 94. She died that year:

† Mrs Alice Clara Puttick, née Bulbeck died at the age of 96 on 21 August 1976, and her ashes were scattered on her husband’s grave in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery.



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