Genealogy of William Hutchison and Mary Youngson.|
William Hutchison & Mary Youngson. Ca 1917.
Farmer. Dorbshill, Auchmacoy, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.
|William Hutchison (1877 - 1928) was born at the farm of Hardslacks of Cruden, fourth son and fifth child of George Hutchison and Ann
He attended Hatton school to the age of 14 then, somewhat reluctantly,
stayed at the farm to help his father. He hankered after a commercial career
- for which he was not really suited - and for some time combined his farm
duties those of a part time sales representative for a feeding-stuff
manufacturer. This experience led to a full time appointment as a
"traveller" for the Aberdeen Lime Company until in 1901 he joined the firm
of Barclay, Ross & Tough in the same capacity.
This formal connection lasted until his death in 1928 although long before
then he had withdrawn to manage, full time, the family farm of Hardslacks
following the death of his father in 1906.
After the return from Canada of his younger brother Alexander, they jointly
leased the farm of Dorbshill in Logie-Buchan, whither they moved at
Martinmas (November term), 1910. This larger holding was then home to their
widowed mother, her three sons, George - a permanent invalid, William and
Alexander, and two daughters, Ann and Isabella.
Isabella died in 1911; George in 1922.
Ann moved out on her marriage in 1922 to Alex Bain. Alexander left to run
his own farm - Danestone, in Oldmachar in 1924, and at the same time their
mother joined their sister Ann Bain in Aberdeen.
William married Mary Youngson, from Crosstone Farm, Ellon, in 1917. He
continued to run Dorbshill untill his unexpected and tragic death on 5th
February 1928, aged 51 - one week before that of his widow Mary, who died on
12th February 1928.
They left one son, William Youngson Hutchison, aged 8, who joined the
household of his uncle Alexander Hutchison at Danestone, with whom he was
TMH January 2004.