Robert Shout -Statuary and his line

Robert (1763 – 1843)  was the son of John Shout and Mary Hoggart and nephew of Benjamin the oilman with whom he was in partnership as statuaries and monumental masons, working from premises in Eagle Street off Red Lion Square and at 18 High Holborn. I think it is likely that Robert was the “artistic” force in the partnership while Benjamin was more the “busineness” man (perhaps just the backer).

In 1822 Robert was elected Master of The Worshipful Company of Masons

Robert married twice – first to Lucy Lutwyche (1772 – 1822) with whom he had a son, Charles Lutwyche Shout (1794 – 1855). About three months after the death of Lucy, Robert married Sophia Morton (1768 – 1838). They had no children.

Robert lived at Treherne House in Hampstead (no longer there) where he died in 1843. His will stated his wish to be buried in a leaden coffin in the same vault or as near as possible to Sophia’s  in Kensall Green Cemetery, which was the fashionable place to be buried at that time, with many notable people opting for the same.

Having served as an apprentice under his father, Charles was admitted to the Worshipful Company of Masons and was granted the status of Freeman of the company in 1818 as shown by the item below which is available on ANCESTRY.CO.UK


Charles Lutwyche continued the business after his father’s retirement, but sources suggest that he was not as good as his father and the business declined until he sold all the stock, tools etc in 1831 as advertised in The Times dated 3rd July. He also lived at Treherne House

Charles married Jane Gibson (1797 – 1864) in 1822 at Holborn St Andrew. They had the following children – Robert Howard Shout (1823 – 1882) more information here

Emily Harriet Lucy (1825 – 1906) married Francis John Bellew (1799 – 1868)

Laura Sophia Shout (1828 – 1916) unmarried

Augustus Charles Shout (1834 – 1906) married Marion Agnes Nicholson ( 1828 – 1891)Augustus joined his siblings in Australia. He is recorded  at  Toowong (now a suburb of Brisbane) Queensland 1889 -92 and died in 1906 in Karakatta, Western Australia.

He studied medicine at  the Middlesex Hospital Medical School becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1852 (although he is shown in the 1851 census as a surgeon)

He practiced at Petworth Sussex where he was also the surgeon  to the Petworth Union. In this capacity he gave evidence at the inquest into the death of a child at the Petworth Union in 1860, murdered by her mother with the administration of “white powder”. He subsequently moved to  Chelmsford Essex where he was again the surgeon for the local workhouse

Henry Chetwynd Shout (1834 – 1908) married Ann Bolton (1831 – 1899) in the 1851 census he is listed as a lithographer

Clara Jane Shout (1837 – 1919) unmarried

The four youngest issue all migrated to Perth, Western Australia, where they subsequently died. Henry (aka Harry) migrated after the death of his wife.

In his will Charles, which ran to some six pages, requested that he be buried in the same grave as his mother, and that his name be added to her memorial in  St John’s Church Hampstead (see below). He also directed that his funeral should  cost no more than £20. He appointed his widow together with his friends John William Howard  a solicitor  (probably the source of the middle name of his eldest son) and Henry Brodie Morton as executors. Interestingly Henry Brodie Morton is also mentioned in the will of Charles’ father Robert as being his son in law.( He is in fact his Stepson, being the son of Robert’s second wife Sophia by her first husband.)

Above is the memorial in Hampstead Church to which he refers, and below is the grave of Lucy,  Charles and his wife Jane