08 James

Genealogy of  Thomas Hutchison and Elspet Hutchison.
Hutchison family tree.

Descendents family tree.

  Thomas Hutchison.


Elspet Hutchison.
Born 25 May 1815   13 November 1833.
Place     Cruden, Berrymoss, Aberdeenshire.
Died 13 Sep 1887   18 February 1897.
Place     Osnaburgh, Dairsie, Fife.
Married Not married.   (1) Not married.
(2) Andrew Henderson. 24 Jan 1878.)
Ancestors George Hutchison & Christian Keith.   James Hutchison & Mary Castel.
Siblings 9 brothers, 2 sisters.    


The illegitimate son of Thomas Hutchison and Elspet Hutchison: James Hutchison, born 25 January 1863 at Clack of Midthird, Botriphnie, Banffshire, died 6 December 1901 at Aberdeen.

Thomas's sister Mary Hutchison (Mrs Reid) lived at Clack of Midthird, Botriphnie, and Elspet was obviously sent there in disgrace to give birth.

In the 1861 census Thomas H. was at Teuchan, Cruden, aged 45, also there Elspet Hutchison, aged 27, niece, domestic servant, and Mary Skene, aged 19, General Servant.

Presumably Elspet had been sent there to look after her uncle - obviously a mistake!

After Thomas and Elspet had been disciplined by the Kirk, Elspet seems to have gone to Aberdeen though I haven't as yet found her in a census.
1871 census shows - 1 Charles Street, Old Machar, Aberdeen. William Reith: Head: Widower: aged 66: ret builder: b. Newhills. Elspet Hutchison: um: aged 36: servant: b Cruden.
She married later, lived in Fife, had a daughter, who died in infancy. Thomas fled to Swansea, Wales and in 1871 was a lodger with a Thomas Baynham and his family; also with the Baynhams for the 1881 census, but had returned to Cruden before his death. I have his death as 13 September 1887 (not 15 Sept 1897) of acute peritonitis, aged 72, cert. by Al. Gray Duguid, at Gask, Cruden.

James Hutchison married twice. Firstly to Frances McKinnell Copland in 1887 at Glasgow and they had seven children, three dying in infancy. Frances died in 1894 at Aberdeen and JH married Alexandrina West 1 October 1895. Their son Victor James Hutchison was born 7 August 1896 in Aberdeen and died 26 April 1937 at Brighton, then they had a daughter Ruby Margaret (Marguerite) born 17 October 1899 who died 28 January 1900, having been pre-deceased by her mother (Alexandrina died 26 November 1899 after "fall from a height") but I would guess suicide while suffering from post-natal depression.

Victor James Hutchison also married twice, firstly to a young widow  with four children, Elizabeth Copland Forbes (Mrs  Mungall) on 13 April 1926 - possibly a shotgun wedding as she had a son, Victor Forbes Hutchison in November. Elizabeth died 29 November 1926, after the birth and the baby only survived a very short time.

VJH married Mary Ellen Jack on 9 April 1928 at Aberdeen and their daughter Eileen May Hutchison was born 6 November 1929.

EL. 25 June 2003.


ref Name Born Died Biography.
08 James. 25 Jan 1863 06 Dec 1901. m. (1) Francis Copland. (2) Alexandrina West.

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