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Name: Charles Hayton

Burial Number: 1159

Gender: Male

Occupation: Pianoforte Manufacturer; Manager to a Paint and Decorators; Chief Receptionaire at a Furniture Firm;

Born: 00/00/1847

Died: 04/04/1924

Buried: 08/04/1924


Charles, born in Tonbridge, Kent, was the son of Isaac Hayton and Nancy Carfrae. Isaac was originally from Cumberland, Nancy was from Moffat, Scotland. They married in 1835 in Holloway. Charles was the seventh of their 9 children.

At Charles’s Baptism in October 1847, at St Peter & St Paul, Tonbridge, Isaac was described as a Gentleman.

In 1851 the family was living in Ashbridge House, in Tonbridge. Isaac was a Merchant. They had a Nurse, a Nursemaid and two House Servants.

By 1861 they had moved to Kensington Park Gardens in London. Isaac was described as a ‘Cape of Good Hope’ Merchant. Their eldest son, Thomas, was a Clerk, and they had four House Servants.

The family was living in Beckenham in 1871. Son John was a Clerk, son Henry was a Stockbroker. Charles wasn’t with them, (and I haven’t been able to find him), but daughters Margaret and Caroline were living at home.

Charles married Mary Rosa Oetzmann on the 29th July 1872, in St. Nicholas, Brighton. Mary was born in Bloomsbury and Mary’s father Frederick was a Piano Manufacturer, living in Norfolk Square

In 1851 Frederick and family were living in Great Russell Street.

In 1880 his company was based in Blandford Mews, Manchester Square, Conduit Street and in Broad Street, London. Charles was Clerk to the Business.

Frederick Oetzmann and Sons’ Pianofortes and harmoniums will be found on comparison the most reasonable in London. Established 30 years : none but first class Pianofortes manufactured. 151, Regent Street. The only address. Frederick Oetzmann and Sons’ Pianofortes and harmoniums, new and second hand. On the tree years’ system :– Pianettes from 2 p. 2g per quarter.– Piccolos from 2 p. 10g per quarter.– Drwaing room Model from 3 p. 3g per quarter.Harmoniums, best make, eight pleasing stops, 1 ½ guinea per quarter. Frederick Oetzmann & sons, 151, Regent St.”

Charles and Mary Rosa went on to have six children.

In 1880, daughter Mary Constance was baptised in St Mary, Putney. Father Charles was a Pianoforte Manufacturer.

In 1881, living in Putney, Charles and Mary had daughters Maud, Winifred  and Mary, and 2-year-old Charles, a Cook and a Nurse.

Living in Streatham in 1891, they now had another son, Arthur, and their eldest daughter, Maud, was a Governess. They had lost another daughter, Dorothy, in her first year.

1895 – “Notice is hereby given that the Partnership hereto fore subsisting between us the undersigned Frederick William Oetzmann, Arthur Leopold Oetzmann and Charles Isaac Hayton carrying on business as Pianoforte Manufacturers at No. 38 Conduit-street, Regent-street in the county of Middlesex under the style or firm Frederick Oetzmann and Sons has been disolved by mutual consent so far as regards the said Charles Isaac Hayton as from the 10th day of August 1895. […]” The London Gazette, 1895, p. 4571

As Frederick Senior had died in 1879, this must be his son, and Mary’s younger brother, Frederick, as well as her brother Arthur. Charles and Frederick Junior were the Executors of Frederick’s will. From then on, Charles Hayton was in business on his own.

Still in Streatham in 1901, Charles was ‘Manager to a Paint Decorators’, Winifred, at 26, was a Governess, son Charles, at 22, was a Furniture Salesman and daughter Mary, at 20, was a Clerk to a Savings Bank. They had a female Servant and Jane Couchman, 35, ‘Companion to a Lady.’

In 1911, living in Kitson Road,  Barnes, Surrey, Charles and Mary had daughter Winifred Rose living with them, and a 19-year-old female Servant. It was recorded that they had had 7chuildren, 2 of whom had died. Charles was described as ‘Chief Receptionaire at a Furniture Firm (one who receives Customers)’

By 1918, they had moved to 49 Alexandra Road, Worthing, which was to be their final home.

In the 1921 census, Charles, Mary and Winifred were Visitors in the household of  Harold Hart, Gentleman, and his wife Maude, in Downside, Offington Lane.

Maude and Joseph were married in 1921. Joseph, born in Leicestershire, had been a ‘Hired Hand’ in Manitoba, before leaving for England and arriving in Liverpool in 1911. Joseph died, in Worthing, in 1931 – but that’s another story…..

When Charles died, at Groombridge Nursing Home, his address was given as 49 Alexandra Road. Probate was given to Charles Frederick Carfrae Hayton and Arthur Cuthbert Hayton.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 7 Plot: 17

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Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In ever loving memory of my beloved husband Charles Isaac Hayton who entered into rest 4th April 1924 aged 76 years "Resting and trusting in Christ " also of our beloved mother Mary Rose Hayton aged 76 years who fell asleep 26th January 1926 after many years of patient suffering Rev.Vll 14-17 Portion of the cost of this headstone was given by a faithful and devoted Chinese servant

Further Information


Name: Charles Isaac Hayton

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1847

Town: Tonbridge

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 29/7/1872

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Second Name: Rosa

Spouse Last Name: Oetzmann

Town of Marriage: Brighton

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/04/1924

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Groombridge Nursing Home

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Ashbridge House, Tonbridge – Isaac Hayton, Merchant; Nurse; Nurserymaid; Servant; Servant;


Living at Kensingon Park Gardens, London – Isaac, Cape of Good Hope Merchant; Thomas, Clerk; Servant; Servant; Servant; Servant;


Living in Beckenham – John, Clerk; Henry, Stockbroker; Margaret; Caroline;


Living in Putney – Charles; Mary Rosa; Maud; Winifred; Mary; Charles, 2yrs; Cook; Nurse;


Living in Streatham – Charles; Mary Rosa; Maud, Governess; Arthur;


Living in Streatham – Charles, Manager to a Paint and Decorators; Winifred, 26yrs, Governess; Charles, 22yrs; Furniture Salesman; Mary, 20yrs, Clerk to a Savings Bank; Jane Couchman, 35yrs, Companion to a Lady; Servant;


Living in Kitson Road, Barnes, Surrey – Charles, Chief Receptionaire at a Furniture Firm; Mary; Winifred Rose, Servant, 19yrs;


Staying at Downside, Offington Lane, Worthing – Harold Hart; Maude Hart; Charles; Mary; Winifred;

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