Genealogy of Thomas Hutchison and Elspet Hutchison.
||25 Jan 1863
||06 Dec 1901.
|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,
Presumably Elspet had been sent there to look after her uncle - obviously a
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. 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,
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
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.
Biography by Eileen Lothian. 25 June 2003.