Family Names

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton

The search for Thomas Dutton (part 3)

 Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton, a widower, and salesman, married Ann Elizabeth Porter, a minor, on 9 May 1866 in Holy Trinity parish church, Islington.[i],[ii]  Thomas’ father is listed as Henry Dutton deceased and Elizabeth’s father is listed as George Porter deceased. [iii]  Ann Elizabeth died at the age of 26 after giving birth to three children, two of which died before Ann.  Ann died in 1873.[iv]

Children of Thomas & Ann Dutton
Name of child
Birthdates
Place of Birth
Or
Church
Bapt dates
Mother’s name
Mother’s surname given by GRO index[v]
Father’s name
residential address
Father’s occupation
Possible death of marriage of child
Catherine Elizabeth Dutton.[vi],[vii]
29 April 1867
St Mary, Islington
26 May 1867
Elizabeth
Porter
Thomas
Holloway
Drover
1867
Aged 0.[viii]
Emily Dutton.[ix],[x]
2 May 1868
St Mary, Islington
7 June 1868
Ann Elizabeth
Porter
Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton
4 James Rd
Drover
Married Robert Charles Melbourn in 1888. [xi]
Thomas Henry Dutton[xii],[xiii]
3 Oct 1870
St Mary, Islington
1 May 1870
Ann Elizabeth
Porter
Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton
? Davies(?) Road
Drover
1873
Aged 3[xiv]

In the 1881 census, Thomas Dutton, a widower aged 60, listed as Master Drover was living with his 13-year-old daughter Emily (said to have been born in Islington), living in Caledonian Road, London.[xv] To date, I have not been able to locate any birth or death records for Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton.

We know according to parish records that he remarried, in 1866 in Islington, to a young woman who was a minor without a father.   This was almost nine years after Mary Ann Dutton nee Dillon turned up in Australia.  It is possible that Thomas alone and without a wife for nine years declared himself a widow, and tinkered ever so slightly with his name to hide his deception.

Why the two Thomas Dutton men could be the same person:
  1.       The naming patterns of his offspring to each wife - the eldest boy to each wife was a Thomas, and the eldest girl was a Catherine Elizabeth  [see the previous post to compare the children of Thomas Dutton & Mary Ann Dillon]
  2.       His occupation, for the most part, a Drover

Of course, we may never know, but I will keep on trying until I can either or confirm Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton as Mary Ann Dillon’s first husband.

To read more about the search for Thomas Dutton see
  1.         Did Kate Dutton’s father serve in the 39th Regiment of Foot of The British Army?
  2.        The Second Marriage of Thomas Dutton

Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton was born about 1821 in St Pancras, Middlesex, a suburb of London in England.[xvi] He is thought to have died in between the 1881 and 1891 Census as he has not yet been located in the 1891 census after his daughter gets married.

Now to decide where to go next in my search for Mary Ann Dillon’s husband.  Any ideas?



[i] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p83/tri/011 Marriage of Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton & Ann Elizabeth Porter on  9 May 1866 in Holy Trinity, Islington p.80 entry 160.
[ii] Index entry for the death of Ann Elizabeth Dutton aged 26  GRO Reference 1873 Dec Quarter in Islington Volume 1b page 182
[iii] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p83/tri/011 Marriage of Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton & Ann Elizabeth Porter on  9 May 1866 in Holy Trinity, Islington p.80 entry 160.
[iv] Index entry for the death of Ann Elizabeth Dutton at the GRO unable to be located, however, the entry does appear on Freebmd http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?cite=A9qPcCu2Fh%2F%2FXVtifvzwRQ&scan=1 accessed 3 July 2018
[v] General Register Office for England and Wales online ordering service https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp accessed 2 July 2018
[vi] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Board of Guardian Records and Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Catherine Elizabeth  Dutton baptized 26/05/1867, St Mary, Islington   p.168  entry 1340
[vii] Index entry for the birth of Catherine Elizabeth Dutton born to mother with the maiden name of Porter. GRO Reference 1867 June Quarter in Islington Volume 1b Page 250
[viii] Index entry for the birth of Catherine Elizabeth Dutton died aged 0.  GRO Reference: 1867  J Quarter in ISLINGTON  Volume 01B  Page 162
[ix] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Board of Guardian Records and Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Emily  Dutton baptized 7 June 1868, St Mary, Islington   p.362 entry 2895
[x] Index entry for the birth of Emily Dutton to mother with the maiden name of Porter. GRO Reference 1868 June Quarter in Islington Volume 1B page 24
[xi] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p83/mry1/1254 marriage of Emily Dutton & Robert Charles Melbourn on 19 May 1888, St Mary, Islington Parish register: 1801-1910. Year 1888, Page 28, entry 56
[xii] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Board of Guardian Records and Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Thomas Henry Dutton baptized 1 May 1870, St Mary, Islington   p.220 entry 1759
[xiii] Index entry for the birth of Thomas Henry Dutton born to mother with the maiden name of Porter. GRO Reference 1870 June Quarter in Islington Volume 1B page 241
[xiv] Index entry for the death of Thomas Henry Dutton aged 3 GRO Reference 1873 June Quarter in Islington Volume !B page 137
[xv] Ancestry.com, 1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census, Islington Class: RG11; Piece: 240; Folio: 27; Page: 48 Household of Thomas Dutton
[xvi] Ancestry.com, 1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census, Islington Class: RG11; Piece: 240; Folio: 27; Page: 48 Household of Thomas Dutton

Sunday, 1 July 2018

The Second Marriage of Thomas Dutton

The search for Thomas Dutton (part 2)


According to their daughter’s, Kate, birth certificate her parents, Thomas Dutton and Mary Ann Dillon, were married in 1856 in London, England.

Annotated excerpt from the birth certificate of Kate Dutton born in 1858, Geelong Vitoria, Australia 2541/1858

A search for the couple’s marriage in 1856 was unfruitful; however, one was located for them in 1848, eight years earlier. 

Why was there such an error? The information for their daughter Kate’s birth certificate was supplied to the Registrar by a friend to the family and as a consequence may not be correct, such as has been established for Thomas’ occupation as a soldier (see here for more details).  The reason for the error is not clear.

Confirming if this the correct couple?
Thomas Henry Dutton, was a widower working as a “Drover” of “Full Age”, the son of William, a White Smith, when he married Mary.  Mary was also of “Full Age”, the daughter of John Dillon, a sugar baker.

Mary like Thomas married twice, I have not been able to locate Thomas’ first marriage but I have been able to find Mary’s second marriage to John Edwards.  On both of Mary’s marriage certificates, Mary Ann lists her father as John Dillon, sugar Baker. Thus the marriage in 1848 seems to be the correct marriage for Mary Ann Dillon and therefore the correct one for Thomas Henry Dutton.

Finding the family of Thomas Dutton & Mary Dillon
Mary Ann’s death certificate recorded that she had a total of 1 living and 3 deceased at the time of death.  We cannot assume that all of Mary Ann’s children were fathered by Thomas, but so far I have managed to identify the following children, with the parents of Mary (nee Dillon) & Thomas Dutton

Name of child
Birthdate
Place of Birth
Bapt dates
Mother’s name
Father’s name
residential address of mother
Father’s occupation
Thomas Dutton[i]
24 Sep 1848.
House of Correction Clerkenwell
?
Mary Dutton formerly Dillon
Thomas Dutton
House of Correction Clerkenwell
Butcher
Catherine Elizabeth Dutton[ii],[iii]
16 Nov 1851.
4 Brook Hill
16 Dec. 1851.
Mary Dutton formerly Dillon
Thomas Henry Dutton
4 Brook Hill Clerkenwell
Drover
Kate Dutton[iv]

21 Dec 1857.
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
 ?
Mary Dutton m name Dillon
Thomas Dutton
Geelong [inferred]
Soldier
39th Ref Infy

What became of Kate Dutton’s siblings is not yet known, nor do we know if she had any older half-siblings from her father’s first marriage.

Thomas’ Occupation
Research has shown that it is unlikely that Thomas was ever a soldier [for discussion click here], however when Mary Ann & Thomas got married he was a drover an occupation that reappears in his daughter Catherine Elizabeth’s records.[v],[vi],[vii]

The move to Australia
It has always been generally accepted by later generations of the family that Mary came out to Australia with her husband and after Kate was born he died, however to date we have no specific evidence to substantiate this.
The family would have immigrated after Catharine’s birthday and before their daughter, Kate was born, therefore between 1851 & 1858.  Efforts to locate the couple’s third child who is also purported to have died have so far been unsuccessful but if found could help to reduce the window of when the couple migrated to Australia.

Evidence that Thomas returned to/or never left England
I have discovered a Thomas Dutton, a widower, in the 1881 census, occupation listed as Master Drover, living with his 13-year-old daughter Emily (said to have been born in Islington), living in Caledonian Road, London.[viii]

Emily is marrying on 19 May 1888 to Robert Charles Melbourn, her father is listed as Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton, a drover.[ix]

 Is this Thomas who has returned to England and to his profession as a drover? Or did he never leave, England?

Next step is to close the loop for Thomas Henry Hanley Dutton, drover, to see if he could possibly be the same person Thomas Henry Dutton, Drover.

And so the search continues ...  Although it is looking now that Thomas although at some stage the husband of Mary Ann Dillon is probably not the father of Kate Dutton daughter of Mary Ann Dutton nee Dillon.




[i] England, birth certificate for Thomas Dutton, born 24 September 1848; citing 3/87/407(?), December quarter 1848, St James Clerkenwell registration district, Amwell Clerkenwell sub-district; General Register Office, Southport.
[ii] England, birth certificate for Catharine Elizabeth Dutton, born 16 November 1851; citing 3/142/407?, December quarter 1851, St James Clerkenwell registration district, St James Clerkenwell sub-district; General Register Office, Southport.
[iii] Board of Guardian Records and Church of England Parish Registers., "London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917," database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.Ancestry.com : accessed 1 Jul 2018), Baptism of Catherine Elizabeth Dutton baptised 16 December 1851, St James Clerkenwell., page 229, entry 1526; citing Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917, St James, Clerkenwell 1839-1866 parish register Reference Number: p76/js1/019.
[iv] Victoria  Australia Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Birth certificate  2541 (1858), Kate Dutton born 21 December 1857.
[v] England, marriage certificate for Thomas Henry Dutton and Mary Ann Dillon, married 1848; citing 2/2/475, Jan-Feb-Mar  quarter 1848, East London registration district, St Giles with Cripplegate sub-district; General Register Office, Southport.
[vi] England, birth certificate for Catharine Elizabeth Dutton, born 16 November 1851; citing 3/142/407?, December quarter 1851, St James Clerkenwell registration district, St James Clerkenwell sub-district; General Register Office, Southport.
[vii] Board of Guardian Records and Church of England Parish Registers., "London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917," database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.Ancestry.com : accessed 1 Jul 2018), Baptism of Catherine Elizabeth Dutton baptised 16 December 1851, St James Clerkenwell., page 229, entry 1526; citing Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917, St James, Clerkenwell 1839-1866 parish register Reference Number: p76/js1/019.
[viii] Ancestry.com, 1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census, Islington Class: RG11; Piece: 240; Folio: 27; Page: 48 Household of Thomas Dutton
[ix] Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. London Metropolitan Archives, London. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p83/mry1/1254 marriage of Emily Dutton & Robert Charles Melbourn on 19 May 1888, St Mary, Islington Parish register: 1801-1910. Year 1888, Page 28, entry 56