CFHS code : BO18

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : In affectionate memory of SAMUEL DAVID COLKETT artist late of Norwich d Jan 24 1863 aged 55 also of HAMUTAL COLKETT widow of the above who died at Sutton Surrey April 29 1893 aged 83

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202934, 0.13782353 – click here for location

Colkett headstone


This elegantly carved headstone, in the shape of a cross, a cross incised within, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located to the north east of the centre circle, east of the north-bound centre path, four rows eastward.


‘To the memory of Samuel David Colkett artist late of Norwich
who died Jan 24 1863 aged 55 years’

‘Also of Hamutal Colkett widow of the above
who died at Sutton, Surrey April 29 1893 aged 83’

Samuel David Colkett (1806‒1863)Artist – see also Life Story page

Samuel was the son of William Samuel Colkett and Susannah Sharp. He was born in Norwich, and baptised there on 2 March 1806. In his early life he lived in Norwich, then in 1828 he moved to London. He married Hamutal Brock on 9 August 1830 in the Old Church, St Pancras, London. In 1836 he moved back to Norwich, then in 1843 to Great Yarmouth. By 1851 the couple were living at 19 Regent Street, Great Yarmouth with three daughters (Georgiana, Emily and Victoria) and one son (Charles). By 1861, the family was living at 53 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, where he was still living at the time of his death, aged 55, in 1863.

Hamutal Colkett (née Brock) (1807‒1893)

Hamutal was born in Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, on 16 December 1807, and baptised there on 19 June 1808. Her parents were Jeremiah Brock, farmer, and Deborah Brock. She had at least two siblings (Edward and Martha). Hamutal married Samuel David Colkett on 9 August 1830, at the Old Church, St Pancras, London. By 1851 she and her husband and four children (Georgiana, Emily, Victoria and Charles) were living at 19 Regent Street, Great Yarmouth and by 1861 at 53 Trumpington Street, Cambridge. Samuel died in 1863. In 1881, her unmarried daughter Emily was living with her at 54 Trumpington Street (corner of St Botolph Lane), as a lodging house keeper. In 1891, at the age of 80, she was living with her married daughter Georgiana, and husband Daniel Byford, at 62 Park Hill, Carshalton, Surrey, where she died two years later.

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St Botolph: burial records
Census reports 1841-1891
Births, Deaths and Marriages
various art websites
Oxford Art Online: ‘Samuel David Colkett’, ‘Victoria Susanna Colkett’

By Ian Bent

Hamutal Colkett; Samuel David Colkett