CFHS code : AL195
Parish : St Andrew the Less
Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband SAMUEL BUCK HUTT d March 26 1897 in his 75th year also of JULIA PRISCILLA HUTT wife of the above d May 24th 1905 aged 83
Monument : Headstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Samuel Buck Hutt (1822 – 26 March 1897)
Samuel was the son of Edward and Jemima Hutt and brother of Edward. He grew up on Little St. Mary’s Lane, where his father was a bookbinder. He married Julia Priscilla Dealtry on 30 June 1844 at St Mary the Less Church and the couple had at least two children: Lucy Mary (1845-1911) and Samuel Richard (1846-1921). Initially he worked as a college servant (1851), but by at least 1857 he was a rate collector/assistant overseer for St. Mary the Less parish. The family lived at 6 Tennis Court Road (at least 1860 onwards).
In 1882 Samuel was the Secretary of the Royal Albert Benevolent Society on Hills Road. A letter he wrote to the Cambridge Independent Press gave a picture of the Society at that time. It was founded on the suggestion of Mr C. Barker, who had a leather shop on Sidney Street. By 1882 there were 5 men and 15 women living at the homes, and the main benefactor was Mr James Reynolds who had left them shares worth £1,484. He also sat on the Cambridge Library Committee for many years.
In later life he suffered from heart disease and used a wheelchair (or wheeled chair as they were known then). In April 1886 he took Rev. James Mayo to court who he accused of assaulting him. Samuel had been going down Warkworth Street where Rev. Mayo lived, and the Rev. had placed a bucket and coal scuttle in his way before then taking hold of the chair and forcing it off the footpath. Samuel’s solicitor Mr Matthew claimed this could have seriously affected him. Rev. Mayo called into question how ill Samuel really was and declared he wanted medical evidence as ‘everyone in this court might be suffering from heart disease’. Rev. Mayo was bound over for six month but was made to lodge £25 with the courts, and pay costs of £1 2s 6d. He asked that his honourable word be taken instead of the £25, which was refused by the bench. He was not happy, asked for a week to pay and left the court saying that he felt he had been robbed. The Cambridge Independent Press reported the case under the headline of ‘The Rev. James Mayo again’ which suggests he had previous form!
Samuel died in 1896.
Julia Priscilla Hutt (née Dealtry) (c.1822 – 24 May 1905)
Julia was the daughter of Richard and Mary (née Dixon) Dealtry and was born in Cambridge. She was most probably known as Priscilla, as census records seem to indicate this. She married Samuel Hutt when she was c.22 years old. When the census of 1901 was taken she was staying with her daughter Lucy at Brunswick Walk. She died aged 83 years.
by Claire Martinsen
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