Frederick William Kolthammer

#1777, (1884 - 1941)
FatherFriedrich Wilhelm Kolthammer1 (1856 - 1906)
MotherMargarete Kathrina Kobold1 (1862 - 1935)
RelationshipSon of Friedrich Wilhelm Kolthammer
ChartsDietrich Burchard Kolthammer - Eight generations of Descendants
Friedrich Kolthammer & Margarete Kobold - children & grandchildren


Ethel Nicol May Cuthbertson (c 1882 - 1951)

Life Events

BirthFrederick William Kolthammer was born on 4 Dec 1884 in London.1,2
BaptismHe was baptized on 19 Apr 1885 in St. Georges Lutheran Church, Little Alie Street, St Mary Whitechapel parish, Middlesex. Details from the register: 2 Sunday after Easter, Friedrich Wilhelm born 4 Dec 1884 to Friedrich Wilhelm Kolthammer, tailor, of Solten in Hanover & his wife Margaretha formerly Koboldt of Eichenau in Würtemberg. Their residence was No 8, Paris Terrace, Hind Street, Poplar. The sponsor was Mr W Warneke and the minister was Rev V. Stieglitz.1
Friedrich Wilhelm Kolthammer
baptism from the German register
Friedrich Wilhelm Kolthammer
baptism from the English register
(with Parents) 1891 CensusFritz appeared on the 1891 Census of Southwark, St George the Martyr Civil Parish, London with his parents. He was age 6, a Scholar, and was born in London.3 
(with Parents) 1901 CensusFredrick appeared on the 1901 Census of St George The Martyr Civil Parish, Southwark, London living in three rooms with his parents and seven siblings. He was 16 years old and born in Poplar, London.4 
Newspaper Published 25 Dec 1903 in the Cambridge Independent Press, a list of entrance scholarships and exhibitions, including "King's College -- Exhibitions:-- F. W. Kolthammer, St. Olave's Grammar School, Southwark, £40 for Classics."5 
Education 1897 Belvedere Place Board School

1897-1904 St Olave’s Grammar School, Tooley Street, Tower Bridge, Southwark, which was founded for the parish of St Olave in Southwark and at that time was located on the south bank of the Thames in Tooley Street. The headmaster W.G. Rushbrooke was greatly admired and Frederick gave the name ‘Rushbrooke’ to his son Jack.

1904 Matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford. Junior Hulme Scholar. Took ‘Reponsions’ (University examination) in Greek, Latin and Algebra.

1905 Sat examination in ‘Sacra Scriptura’. Received Bridgman Prize (for an essay on history or philosophy)

1906 Sat examinations in Greek and Latin literature, 2nd Class Moderations

1908 Final Examination in Literae Humaniores (Classics, Philosophy, Ancient History (also known as’Greats’ in Oxford). 2nd Class. BA awarded.

1911 (4 May) MA (at Oxford this is awarded 21 terms after matriculation, no further study needed.)6 
Photograph This photograph was inscribed "With Br Fred's best love. Oct. 1905" and was given to his brother William when William was leaving for Canada.
Fred Kolthammer
October 1905
Fritz Kolthammer
Dobrzechow, Poland
August 1908
WEA Dinner Party at Balliol College, Oxford, 1909
FW Kolthammer is on the top row, third from left
MarriageHe married Ethel Nicol May Cuthbertson on 1 Jun 1910 in Preston, Sussex.7
PublicationFrederick William Kolthammer wrote an introduction to David Ricardo's The Principles of Political Economy & Taxation in 1911. 
1911 CensusHe and his wife appeared on the 1911 Census of Marple Bridge, Stockport, Cheshire, at St Olave's, enumerated 2 Apr 1911. Fredrick William was age 26, married, a University Lecturer (Oxford), and was born in Poplar, London. Ethel Nicol May was 29 and born in Edinburgh, Midlothian. They had one domestic servant.8 
PublicationHe wrote Some Notes on the incidence of Taxation on the Working-class Family. 1913.
Notes: In. London.-III. London School of Economics and Political Science.-Ratan Tata Foundation. Memoranda on Problems of Poverty. no. 1. [1913, etc.] 8o. 
(Son) BirthSon Jack Rushbrooke was born on 11 Feb 1913 in Mellor, Derbyshire.7,9 
Mellor, Derbyshire, 1916
the house in which Jack was born
Ethel, Jack, & FW Cuthbertson
FW, Ethel, & Jack Cuthbertson
(Dtr) BirthDaughter Margaret Christine was born on 28 Mar 1917.10,11 
Occupation1908 member of Tutorial Classes Committee

1909-1920 Tutor for the Tutorial Classes Committee of the University Extension Delegacy, which was a part of Oxford University but semi-autonomous.

Took classes in Chesterfield, Glossop, Hanley (now part of Stoke-on-Trent), Huddersfield, and Oldham.

Taught history (particularly European history ranging from the 17th to early 20th centuries), politics and philosophy.

1910 Was a Workers' Educational Association (WEA) Summer School organiser and tutor in Oxford.

1915-16 Took R.H Tawney’s classes in North Staffordshire - ‘the first informal experiment in the system of resident tutors that Oxford and other extramural departments would develop after the war'.12,13
DivorceFW and Ethel were divorced in Apr 1923.7 
MarriageFrederick Cuthbertson married Irene Gladys Chambers on 23 Nov 1923 in Birmingham, Warwickshire.14
Occupation1923 Lecturer and tutor (Economics)(M,A.)

1920? – 1931

Lecturer University College, Southampton, Hampshire

Labour Councillor, Southampton

WEA lecturer, chiefly on economics and civics

1931 -1936 Town Clerk, Eastleigh Urban District Council, Hampshire

1936-1941 Charter Town Clerk, Borough of Eastleigh, Hampshire.14,15
FW Cuthbertson
Charter Town Clerk, Borough of Eastleigh, Hampshire
1939 RegisterFrederick W Cuthbertson appeared on the England and Wales 1939 Register in Eastleigh, Hampshire, at 1 Desborough Road. The register listed every civilian at the outbreak of war and was used in order to have current population statistics, issue identification cards, monitor population movements, and in 1940 to issue ration cards.
He was born 7 [sic] Dec 1884 and his occupation was Town Clerk & Civil Defense Coordinating Officer. Irene G Cuthbertson (born 24 Aug 1892, Part Time Corsetiere, married) was in Newcastle-under-Lyme MB, Staffordshire when the register was recorded.
Information about a second person in the household was redacted. The redaction will be in effect for 100 years from the person's date of birth or until proof of death is verified.16 
DeathFrederick died on 17 Feb 1941.
ObituaryHis obituary was published on 22 Feb 1941 in the Winchester and Hampshire Observer.17
F W Cuthbertson
Obituary, 1941
ProbateHis estate was proved on 31 Mar 1941. Entry from the calendar:

Cuthbertson Frederick William of 1 Desborough-road Eastleigh Hampshire died 17 February 1941 at 9 chamberlayne-road Eastleigh Probate Winchester 31 March to Irene Gladys Cuthbertson widow. Effects £1680 17s. 5d.18
Last Edited7 Dec 2016


  1. Microfilm of the Baptisms of St George's German Lutheran Church, Whitechapel, Middlesex, 1857-1897 (Family History Library, 1752197).
  2. FreeBMD. Frederick Kolthammer, Mar Q 1885, Poplar RD.
  3. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/346 folio 143.
  4. 1901 Census for England & Wales, RG 13/366 folio 127.
  5. Cambridge Independent Press, 25 December 1903, page 8. Image accessed online at Find My Past.
  6. Brasenose College Register (1909); Brasenose Who’s Who (1919), (BCR4 A1/1-2), Oxford University Archives, Bodleian Library.
  7. E-mails from Jean Heselden to J Kolthammer.
  8. Image of the 1911 Census for England and Wales (1911,
  9. FreeBMD. Jack R Kolthammer, mother's surname Cuthbertson, Mar Q 1913, Hayfield RD.
  10. E-mails from Carola Dunn to J Kolthammer.
  11. FreeBMD. Margaret C Cuthbertson, Jun Q 1917, Headington RD.
  12. Lawrence Goldman Dons and Workers: Oxford and Adult Education since 1850, Clarendon Press, Oxford (1995).
  13. Albert Mansbridge A Study in the Development of Higher Education Among Working Men and Women, Longman, Green and Co., London (1913), page 82.
  14. Marriage certificate of Frederick William Cuthbertson & Irene Gladys Chambers.
  15. Eastleigh Weekly News 9 October 1936; Winchester/Hampshire Observer 22 Feb 1941; Hampshire Chronicle 22 Feb 1941.
  16. 1939 Register for England and Wales. Frederick W Cuthbertson household. Ref: RG101/2331A/014/38 Letter Code: EDGV.
  17. Obituary of F W Cuthbertson in Winchester and Hampshire Observer, 22 February 1941.
  18. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858-1966. Images viewed at Frederick William Cuthbertson, 1941.