William LUTTER was born 04 February 1827 in Shenley, Hertfordshire, England. He married Julia Ann MORETON bet. January and March, 1872 in Bethnal Green District, London, Middlesex, England. He died bet. January and March, 1888 in Brentford District, Middlesex, England. Julia Ann MORETON was born 07 September 1833 in Colney Heath, Hertfordshire, England. She died 17 January 1904 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA.

Other Marriages/Unions for Julia Ann MORETON:
See James KNIBBS & Julia Ann MORETON OR Thomas DEAN & Julia Ann MORETON

Notes for William LUTTER:

The first we see of William is in 1841, living at Shenley, hertfordshire:
Richard Lutter Head Mar 50-54
Mary Lutter Wife Mar 50-54
Wm Lutter Son 14 Hertfordshire
Edith Lutter Daur 12 Hertfordshire
Lavinia Lutter Daur 6 Hertfordshire

William married Jane Williams in q4/1847 in the West Bromwich District of Staffordshire.

We next see him in 1851, living at West Bromwich, Staffordshire with his in-laws:
Edward Williams Head Mar 53 West Bromwich Staffordshire
Ann Williams Wife Mar 47 Rocester Staffordshire
Ann Williams Daur 12 West Bromwich Staffordshire
Mary Williams Daur 5 West Bromwich Staffordshire
William Lutter Son-In-Law Mar 24 Shenley Hill, Hertfordshire
Jane Lutter Daur Mar 21 West Bromwich Staffordshire
Jane Lutter Grand Daur 2 West Bromwich Staffordshire

William's wife Jane died during q3/1851 in the West Bromwich District.

I'm not quite sure what happened to William after 1851, but his daughter Jane was living with her grandfather and his two sisters-in-law in Spon Lane, West Bromwich:
Edward Williams Head Mar 64 West Bromwich Staffordshire
Ann Williams Daur 22 West Bromwich Staffordshire
Mary Williams Daur 15 West Bromwich Staffordshire
Jane Lutter Granddaur Female 12 West Bromwich Staffordshire

William married Julia in 1872.

We see William and Julia in 1881, living at Station Cottages, Isleworth, Middlesex:
William Lutter Head Mar 55 Wheelwright Shenley Hertfordshire
Juliana Lutter Wife Mar 48 Colney Hertfordshire
Rosetta Dean Step Daughter 18 St Albans Hertfordshire
Edith Garrard Grand Daughter 2 Hounslow Middlesex

Sources for William LUTTER:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales,

Notes for Julia Ann MORETON:

Also known as: Juliana

Julia was the daughter of Ezekial Lofty Moreton and his wife Sophia Bassill who married on 8 Jun 1824, St Matthew's Church, Bethnal Green, Middlesex. I believe there were 13 children altogether:
Isabella, Emma, Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, Julia Ann, Ann(e) or Anna, Hannah, William, Sophia, John (Thomas), Charlotte Amelia and Margaret (Mary) Frances.

We frst see Julia (as Julean) in 1841, living at St Albans, Hertfordshire:
Ezekiel Moreton Head Mar 43-47 Hertfordshire
Sophia Moreton Wife Mar 39-43 Hertfordshire
Emma Moreton Daur 16-20 Hertfordshire
Sarah Moreton Daur 13 Hertfordshire
Mary Moreton Daur 11 Hertfordshire
Elizabeth Moreton Daur 9 Hertfordshire
Julean Moreton Daur 7 Hertfordshire
Ann Moreton Daur 5 Hertfordshire
Hannah Moreton Daur 3 Hertfordshire
William Moreton Son 1 Hertfordshire

Jullia had eight children with her first husband Thomas Dean. They were Emily Eleanor Ashwell (b.q4/1856), Thomas Ashwell b.Nov1858), Alice Eliza (b.q2/1860), William George, Rosetta Harriett (b.q4/1863), Ellen Julia and Annie Victoria.

Soon after the death of her second husband, Wulliam Lutter, Julia travelled to the US as Julia Lutter in 1888 at the age of 55, aboard the ship Tower Hill. She gave Hazardville, Connecticut as her final destination. It was after this that she met James Knibbs and married him.

The 1900 US Federal Census shows that Julia had 5 surviving children. It also shows that she was born in England and emigrated to the US in 1888.

Julia's second husband, William Lutter, died at the end of 1887/beginning of 1888, and we know that Julia arrived in America in 1888. We believe she emigrated to be with her daughter Annie Victoria Dean.
Annie had left England for America with her then fiance, Richard William May and his parents to settle in Hazardville. Both Richard and his father had experience of working in a gunpowder mill in Feltham, Middlesex, and had perhaps heard of the opportunitieds to be had in the Hazard Powder Mill in Hazardville, Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.

Julia's daughter, Ann Victoria returned with Richard May to England in 1884 where they married in Brentford, Middlesex and then returned to Hazardville. They had three children, Reginald C (b.1883), Frederick (b.1885), and Dorothy Dean May (b.1894). Richard gave his occupation as Gunpowder Maker on the passenger list in 1894 when returning from England to the US.

Two of Julia's other daughters joined them in the US. Her daughter Emily Eleanor Ashwell Dean married a man named Edward Garrard, settling in the general area of Hartford County. Another daughter, Alice Eliza Dean married a man named George Henry Shipway who also joined thenm in the same location.
Alice and George Shipway later returned to live in England, but Emily and Edward Garrard remained in the US.

We can see a record of Julia having travelled back to England at around 1900 or 1901. The record of her return journey is shown at the Ellis Island database. On 10 March 1901, she arrived at New York aboard the vessel 'Germanic' from Liverpool, England. It appears that she was travelling alone. Her end destination was identified as Unionville, Hartford County, Connecticut, where it states she would be joining her husband James.

It is a fairly safe conjecture that Julia died in 1904. The Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934 list the following:
Name Julia Knibbs
Event Type Death
Event Date 1904
Event Place Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Spouse's Name Marten

The spouse's name is confusing, but I'm not aware of any other Julia Knibbs in Hartford County.

Sources for Julia Ann MORETON:

  1. 1900 US Census for So Meriden, CT,
  2. 1910 US Census for So Meriden, CT,
  3. GRO England & Wales,
  4. Connecticul Vital Records at https://www.ctatatelibrarydata.org,