John Simpson and Mary Hutchison.

  John Simpson.


Mary Hutchison.
Born 5 Jun 1840.   25 January 1836.
Place Peterhead.   Cruden.
Died 30 March 1912.   29 July 1908.
Place Eastern General Hospital, Glasgow.   Mormet, Harriet Lodge, Steps, Cadder.
Married 31 July 1873.   31 July 1873.
Place Berrymoss, Cruden.   Berrymoss, Cruden.
Ancestors George Simpson and Mary Simpson.   James Hutchison and Mary Castel.
Siblings 5 brothers, 2 sisters.   4 sisters, 4 brothers.


John Simpson married Mary Hutchison 31.7.1873 at Berrymoss. 
Witnesses: James Simpson and William Hutchison.

John b 5.6.1840 in Peterhead. Parents George Simpson and Mary Simpson.  5 brothers and 2 sisters.  

1841 census John, 1, living at Invernettie Muir Hill, Peterhead.

John and Mary have proved an elusive pair but
1901 census 9 Hosier Street, Partick, Govan, John Simpson, gardener, and Mary Hutchison, wife.

Mary d 29.7.1908 of senile decay at Mount Harriet Lodge, Stepps, Cadder.

John d 30.3.1912 of carcinoma of pancreas and liver at Eastern General Hospital, Glasgow. (Usual Residence: Dunn's Land, Millerston).  Informant: Elizabeth Simpson, daughter-in-law of Blythswood Hotel, Argyle Street, Glasgow.
John and Mary had at least one more child but with a surname like Simpson I have so far failed to trace any more children or their whereabouts at 1881 or 1891 Census.
  [* Baptised 25 Jan 1836, Cruden.
Cruden Kirk records -
28 Nov 1853 - accused Mary Hutchison, residing at Berrymoss, confessed to fornication with John Rennie, residing in Auchleuchries.
21 Apr 1861 - admonishment of Mary Hutchison and John Simpson, Auchaton.
30 Jun 1861 - admonished again - confessed repentance and were restored to communion.
Death cert. - senile decay. Informant John Simpson, widower.]

Mary Hutchison, second child of James H and Mary Castel, had two illeg. children -
James Rennie
or Hutchison, born 1854, and
Mary Ann Hutchison, or Simpson who, I think, died about three years old. Mary Ann's father was  John Simpson of Achaton, and we think Mary H married him and moved with him to Glasgow, where they lived at 7, Kinning Street. 
Mary died 29th July 1908 at Mormet, Harriet Lodge, Stepps, Cadder, when her husband was described as "Gardener". We have never traced them further.

For the flimsiest of reasons I suspect that James Rennie went to Manchester
and founded a successful business which, among other things produced a
series of Lathe Tools embodying "Rennite" tips - a form of Tungsten or
Titanium Carbide, actually developed by Metropolitan Vickers in Manchester.
Something else I've never followed up.

TH to GH. May 05.


Child of John Rennie and Mary Hutchison.

ref Name Born Died Biography.
James 20 Nov 1853 1 Jul 1928 b. Probably Berrymoss,  bapt.18 Jan 1854 Cruden, d. 24 High St, New Aberdour, m. 16 Jul 1881 Janet Whyte.
James Rennie or Hutchison, illegitimate son of John Rennie and Mary Hutchison, born 28.11.53 probably Berrymoss, christened 18.1.1854 at Cruden.
Married Janet Whyte, b c1863, daughter of Alexander Whyte and Emma Ogston, 16.7.1881 at Aberdour.
1891 census, Hardslacks.
1901 census, Aucheuten, Hatton
Children:    Emma b c1883
                James H. b c1885
                Ann Elizabeth b c1886
                son b c1891
James died 1.7.1928, aged 74, of carcinoma of colon at 24 High Street New Aberdour.
Janet died 3.9.1936, aged 73, of myocardial degeneration at 166 Auchmill Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen.

Children of John Simpson and Mary Hutchison.

ref Name Born Died Biography.
  Mary Ann 24 Feb 1861 6 Jan 1865
Mary Ann Hutchison, daughter of Mary Hutchison and presumably John Simpson, b. Berrymoss, d. Berrymoss of diphtherial croup.  John was not acknowledged as her father on either birth or death certificate.

Page data from Chris McGregor.
* Valerie Campbell.