Howcutt & Howcott family history





This picture shows the stump of Brixworth Market Cross about 1900. The building immediately behind the steps was constructed in 1811 with funds that Thomas Roe left in 1665 to educate children from Brixworth and Scaldwell. It is likely that many of the Howcutt children living at Brixworth during the 19th century spent at least a few years studying there.

Catcleugh Reservoir supplies drinking water to the Newcastle & Gateshead areas. When it was completed the reservoir took a year to fill. The 1901 census lists Oliver Howcutt (1866-1938) among the navvies housed in Hut No. 39 in the parish of Byrness, near the development site. Read more….

Catherine McRae or Davis married William Henry Howcott in 1876. They are ancestors of many present-day members of the Howcott family in North Carolina and beyond. Read more about Catherine and her ancestry.

Andrew Howcutt (1845-1925) – In the 19th century, many people suffering from epilepsy were committed to live in asylums. Andrew Howcutt was one of them. Read more….

John Howcott & Mary Garrett - John, son of William Howcott and Axie Beasley, was christened at Grace Church, Plymouth NC on 3 April 1859. He and his wife Mary Jane Garrett were among the first Howcotts to move to the North, when they arrived at Boston at the end of the 19th century. Read more….

Ann Howcutt & Albert Buttivant - Ann Howcutt married Albert Buttivant in 1871. For reasons unknown he signed the register as “Albert Huckinbury” and shortly afterwards was said to be unmarried. This is their story. Read more….

St Dunstan, Stepney - The Howcutt family has several links with this church. The present building is mainly medieval but replaces earlier structures dating back for over 1,000 years. Read more….



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