The Family of Agnes King formerly Cutter (1860 – 1917) of Little Abington, Cambs. and Manchester

She was baptised 6 April 1860 at Little Abington, a daughter of William Cutter and Sarah formerly Diss.

In 1861 and 1871 she was at home. 


In 1881 she was unmarried, aged 21, a general domestic servant in the household of Walter Mason a contracting master builder, in High Street, Haverhill. 


Agnes married James King in Manchester in the March quarter of 1889. 


In 1891, at 3 Garden Place, Manchester (All Souls, New Cross), James King was aged 35, an employed painter born at Manchester.  Agnes, his wife, was aged 31 and born in Cambridgeshire.  James' children were James W. aged 15, an employed apprentice to a painter, born at Ardwick, Lancs., Edward aged 13 an employed railway servant (porter), Francis aged 11, Annie aged 9, Alice aged 3 and Gertrude S. aged 1, all born in Manchester.  There was also an unmarried general domestic servant, Alice Goodhead aged 17 and born at Manchester.  Alice does not seem to be a child of Agnes', being born 1887-1888 but Gertrude does.


In 1901 Agnes and James were living in ‘North Manchester’, at 16 Peel Grove, (parish of Kirksmanshulme St Cyprian, ward of Longsight).  She was aged 41, born at Little Abington, and he was aged 44 and a painter (employer), born at Manchester.  With them was a son Francis aged 21, a painter (worker) and daughter Agnes, aged 18, both born at Manchester.  There was also James’ father-in-law, William Cutter, aged 79 and born at Little Abington, Cambs.  Francis and Agnes are likely to be James’ children by a former wife, as they are too old to belong to Agnes.  Accordingly a search was made of the 1881 census and at 19, Thornhill Street, Ardwick, Lancs., was found James King, aged 25, a house painter, born Manchester, his wife, A. Eliz. King, aged 28 and born at Nantwich, with their children James W. (5, born Ardwick, Lancs.), Edward (3, born Manchester) and Francis (1, born Openshaw, Lancs.).  Ardwick is very close to Kirkmanshulme.


In 1911, at 28 Buller Road, Longsight, in Manchester (Chorlton district) Agnes was aged 51 and born at Abington, Cambs. and James was aged 54, a house painter employer and born in Manchester.  They had been married for 22 years and Agnes had had 8 children of whom 3 had died.  There was also James’s daughter Alice, single, aged 23 and born in Manchester with them.


Agnes King, wife of James King, died 1 May 1917 (registered in the Chorlton district in the June quarter 1917, aged 57).  Administration of her estate was granted in Manchester 27 June 1917 to the said James King master painter.  Her effects were £2,546.7s.1d and she was of 28 Buller Road, Rusholme, Manchester.


Agnes and James' children were

Gertrude Flora King (1890 – 1898), birth registered in the March quarter 1890 in the Manchester district.  Her death was registered in the December quarter 1898 in the Manchester district.  She was aged 8.

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Posted November 2016