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Family of John SCUTT and Mary (?)

Husband: John SCUTT (1769-1837)
Wife: Mary (?) ( - )
Children: James SCUTT (1796- )

Husband: John SCUTT

Name: John SCUTT
Sex: Male
Father: Richard SCUTT (1743-1823)
Mother: Sarah LUFF (1740-1809)
Birth 1769
Death 11 May 1837 (age 67-68) Denton, Kent

Wife: Mary (?)

Name: Mary (?)
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Child 1: James SCUTT

Name: James SCUTT
Sex: Male
Spouse: Ann MINTER (1798-1846)
Birth 4 Dec 1796 Elsted, Sussex

Note on Husband: John SCUTT - shared note

1. John Scutt appears in the family tree as a result of his mention in some title deeds which involve his mother's family. (See the notes on Sarah Luff b.1740 for this document). So we take it that this John Scutt was definitely in Denton, Kent in 1810. The Denton parish register has records of the birth of three children to John and Elizabeth Scutt.


2. His date of birth of 1769 is obtained from the record of his death, aged 68, in 1837. This fits very well with the date of his parents marriage, and the fact that there is a 3-year gap between their marriage and the birth of the first of their children (= Avis) for whom a record has been found. Jimmy Scutt's database ought to be fairly complete for all Scutt births in Sussex, but the birth of John certainly isn't there.


3. I have asked Michael Gandy to search his East Kent marriage index (believed complete in this period) for John Scutt's marriage. He reports that there is no Scutt, Scott or Scot married to an Elizabeth in the years 1785 - 1805.


4. I am guessing that this John Scutt is the one who turns up in Elsted, Sussex as the father of James, Ann and Elizabeth between 1796 and 1801. The tangible evidence for a connection between Denton and Elsted is provided solely by Elizabeth (q.v. for more details). Elizabeth was married in Wootton, Kent and then turns up in the 1881 census giving her place of birth as Elsted. Note that, of the Elsted births, the mother of James is given as Mary, but Elizabeth is the mother of Ann and Elizabeth. For this reason I am assuming that John Scutt married twice.


5. Jimmy Scutt tells me that there is a Charlotte Scutt born in 1803 in Petersfield, Hants, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Scutt. (This is in the IGI, with the baptism taking place at the Church of Christ Independent). He thinks that she may possibly be part of the same family.