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Family of John SCUTT and Elizabeth OVENDEN

Husband: John SCUTT (1808- )
Wife: Elizabeth OVENDEN (1811- )
Children: Richard Lucas SCUTT (1835- )
Edwin SCUTT (1838- )
Francis Newman SCUTT (1842- )
James SCUTT (1845-1849)
Albert SCUTT (1849- )
Elizabeth SCUTT (1851- )
Eliza SCUTT (1855- )
Caroline SCUTT (1858- )
Marriage 21 Aug 1831 Denton

Husband: John SCUTT

Name: John SCUTT
Sex: Male
Father: John SCUTT (1769-1837)
Mother: Elizabeth NEWMAN (1771- )
Birth 7 Aug 1808 Denton, Kent

Wife: Elizabeth OVENDEN

Name: Elizabeth OVENDEN
Sex: Female
Father: John OVENDEN (1787- )
Mother: Hannah CLARK ( - )
Birth 8 Feb 1811 Folkestone

Child 1: Richard Lucas SCUTT

Name: Richard Lucas SCUTT
Sex: Male
Birth 4 Oct 1835

Child 2: Edwin SCUTT

Name: Edwin SCUTT
Sex: Male
Birth 23 Apr 1838 Barham, Kent

Child 3: Francis Newman SCUTT

Name: Francis Newman SCUTT
Sex: Male
Birth 1842

Child 4: James SCUTT

Name: James SCUTT
Sex: Male
Birth 1845
Death 3 Sep 1849 (age 3-4) Dover

Child 5: Albert SCUTT

Name: Albert SCUTT
Sex: Male
Birth 1849

Child 6: Elizabeth SCUTT

Name: Elizabeth SCUTT
Sex: Female
Birth 1851

Child 7: Eliza SCUTT

Name: Eliza SCUTT
Sex: Female
Birth 1855

Child 8: Caroline SCUTT

Name: Caroline SCUTT
Sex: Female
Birth 1858

Note on Husband: John SCUTT - shared note

1. The record of John Scutt's marriage is taken from Michael Gandy's marriage index : John and Elizabeth are both batchelor/spinster of this parish, with the marriage by Banns in Denton.


2. In the 1841 census, the John Scutt and his family are living in Barham as follows :

John Scutt 30 Ag Lab Born Kent

Eliz Scutt 30 Born Kent

Charlotte 9 " "

John 7 " "

Richard 5 " "

Edwin 3 " "

Alfred 1 " "

The surprise is to find Charlotte here. There seems little doubt that she must be the Charlotte Scutt recorded as born to James and Ann Scutt in Denton in 1832.


3. The family of John Scutt can be found in the 1851 census in St Mary's, Dover. It consists of

John Scutt aged 42, born Denton

Elizabeth aged 40, born Folkestone

Charlotte, aged 19, born Denton

Edwin, aged 12, born Barham

Francis, aged 9, born Barham

Albert aged 2, born Dover.


As before, the evidence is that Charlotte is probably a neice.


4. In the 1861 census the family are living in Albion Place, Dover as follows :

John Scutt aged 52, Police Officer, born Denton, Kent

Elizabeth aged 50, born Folkestone

Francis aged 19, Mariner, born Dover

Albert aged 12, born Dover

Elizabeth aged 10, born Dover

Eliza aged 5, born Dover

Caroline aged 3, born Dover


5. Unfortunately, Richard Lucas is the only child for whom a baptism record can be found in Barham, yet he does not appear in the 1851 census. See the note on the death of his brother James in 1849 :- the death of a Richard Scutt is recorded at about the same time.


6. The following notes are from Jimmy Scutt : "John Scutt (married Elizabeth Ovenden) is almost certainly the John Scutt that died 1875 Jun Quarter, Southwark, - St. Olave. He was still living up to at least circa 1857/58 in Dover, a daughter Caroline Scutt (married William Terrant) being born there in that year. Elizabeth (Ovenden) was living (1881) in Magdalen Street, Southwark St.John Horsleydown."

Note on Wife: Elizabeth OVENDEN - shared note

1. I have the birth certificate of her son Edwin which suggests that her maiden name was Ovenden (sorry - can't be absolutely sure - it's none too legible).


2. From the 1851 census we expect her to be born around 1811 in Folkestone, and this matches up with a record in the IGI of an Elizabeth Ovenden, baptised February 8, 1811, the daughter of John and Hannah.


3. The following record from the 1881 census appears to be her. Caroline Terrant is her daughter.


Dwelling: Magdalen Street Board School

Census Place: Southwark St John Horsleydown, Surrey, England

Source: FHL Film 1341126 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0557 Folio 85 Page 45

Marr Age Sex Birthplace

Elizabeth SCUTT W 70 F Folkestone, Kent, England

Rel: Head

Occ: School Caretaker (Serv)

Caroline TERRANT M 23 F Dover, Kent, England

Rel: Daur

William TERRANT M 23 M

Rel: Son In Law

Occ: Warehouseman (Colour & Oil)