The Family of Tom Cutter (1862 – 1915) of Little Abington, Cambs. and Stratford, London

He was baptised 20 July 1862, Little Abington, a son of William Cutter and Sarah formerly Diss.

In 1871 and 1881 he was living at home.  He was a shepherd.


A possible marriage of Tom Cutter is in the June quarter 1884 in the Woolwich district, to Agnes Brown Carnegie (Agnes can be confused with Ann).


In 1891, at 11 Bryant Street, West Ham,  (St John, Stratford), Tom was aged 28, a carman labourer, born at Abington.  His wife, Annie was aged 26 and born at Balsham.  Their child was Ralph aged 3 born at Stratford and there was a boarder, William Marsh (?), single, aged 24, a carman labourer, born at Linton.


In the 1901 census of West Ham (parish of St John, Stratford), 84, Pitchford Street, there is a Tom Cutter, aged 38, a refreshment stall keeper, working on his own account, born Abington, Cambs.  His wife was Ann, aged 36 and born at Balsham, Cambs., and his children were Ralph aged 13, Mabel A. 3 and Thomas W. 4 months all born at Stratford, London.


In 1911, at 84 Pitchford Street, Stratford in 4 rooms in the West Ham district, Tom was aged 48, a coffee stall keeper born at Abington, Ann was aged 46 and born at Balsham and they had been married 24 years and had had three children none of whom had died.  With them were their children Ralph aged 23 a wheelwright, Mabel Annie aged 13 and Thomas William was 10, all born in Stratford.


Tom Cutter died 11 August 1915 (registered in the West Ham district in the September quarter 1915 and aged 53).  Probate was granted 10 November 1915 at London to Aaron Thomas Overall, bricklayer [married to Flora, Tom’s sister].  His effects were £1,610 and he was of 84 Pitchford Street, West Ham Lane, Stratford, Essex.


Tom and Ann’s children were:

Ralph Cutter, born c. 1887/8 at Stratford

Mabel Annie Cutter, born 1897/8 at Stratford

Thomas William Cutter, born c. Dec 1900/Jan 1901 at Stratford

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Posted November 2016