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William Mutch

~ His parent is not known.

~ Had a relationship with Martha Thomson

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Last updated: Saturday, 9th April 2016

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I am grateful to Jan Stewart who provided the following information about her husband's Grandmother's family.

"Family of William Mutch and Martha Thomson:-

James Mutch Baptism, parish of Banchory Ternan, County of Kincardine 1825.
"William Mutch late from Ireland at present residing at Orbidie[it looks like Orbidie but not sure if that is correct) and his wife Martha Thomson had a son baptized March 17th and named James.

James Mutch married Henrietta Balfour Donald 2nd September 1849 Sorn, Ayrshire. Marriage also on 28th August Newton and St Quivox Ayrshire.

James Mutch died 7th Janury 1893, Doonholm Lodge, Ayr, occupation forester, age 65 years.Married to (1) Henrietta Donald and (2) Mary Murdoch, parents given as, William Mutch quarryman dec. and Martha Thomson dec.

David Mutch (he is my husband"s great great grandfather) Parish of Kirkoswald, county of Ayr, September 25th,1853:
David mutch labourer,South Threave in this parish fifth son of William Mutch Aberdeenshire and Martha Thomson his wife,was on the 25th of September and the 2nd day of October 1853 proclaimed for marriage to Matilda Craig eighth daughter of William Craig labourer Herron"s park Kirkoswald and Elizabeth Kennedy his wife - The foresaid parties were married at Herron"s park on the 4th of October 1853 by the Rev. Mr findlay of Kirkoswald.

David Mutch,died 1915. "David Mutch formerly quarryman, died, 5th March 1915, Laigh Perriston, Maybole, aged 85 years, married to Matilda Craig, parents William Mutch shepherd, (dec) and Martha Mutch ms Thomson (dec)."

David Mutch and Matilda Craig had the following children :-

  • Martha Thomson Mutch C 16/41854
  • Rachel Craig Mutch 15/12/1855
  • Mary Mutch 18/1/1858
  • Elizabeth Mutch 27/11/1860
  • Henrietta Balfour Donald Mutch 26/12/1862
  • James 2/5/1865
  • William Mutch 11/1/1868
  • Emily Mutch 4/3/1870
  • David Mutch 28/3/1872

all born Kirkoswald or Maybole.

Mark Summervill Mutch Births and baptisms 1833-1834 parish of Dailly County of Ayr.
"Mutch,Mark Summervill, son lawful to William Mutch, by his wife Martha Thonson, was born December 18th and afterwards baptized."

Emily Mutch Marriage district of Forfar, county of Forfar 1861:-
"Emily Mutch 22, domestic servant, spinster, married Charles Wallace. policeman, batchelor, aged 25." Emily"s parents were William Mutch labourer and Martha Mutch MsThomson both dec.

  • 1841 Census Dailly Emily Mutch age 2, and David Mutch age 11 no sign of their parents.
  • 1851 Census Emily is in Sorn Ayrshire aged 12, with Janet Donald age 70, and John Donald age 41(mother and brother of Henrietta Donald who married Emily"s brother James.)
  • 1861 Census Inchgarth,Forfar parish shows Emily Mutch, dairymaid, unmarried age 22, born Queensferry, midlothian.
  • 1881 Census 20 Cowgate (Peter"s Court ) Dundee, Forfar
    • Charles Wallace 43 B Fettercairn
    • Emily Wallace 42 B Queensferry Edinburgh
    • Ann Wallace 13 B Dundee - IGI shows her as Ann Duke Wallace B 2/11/1867
    • Charles Wallace 11 B Dundee - IGI shows birth 31/12/1869
    • Emily Wallace 8 B Dundee - IGI shows birth 14/3/1873
    • William J Wallace 5 B Dundee
    • Mary Wallace 3 B Dundee
    • IGI also shows Martha B 20/8/1865

Most of this information is from birth, marriage,and death certificates."

Forum user Annandale01 has posted the following details about their link to son James + Mary Murdoch:

"My great grandmother, Mary Murdoch, married James Mutch on 8 March 1892. On 3 December that year she gave birth to their daughter, Annie Mutch. James passed away at Doonholm Lodge, Ayr in January 1893. At some point after James's death, Mary returned to Dalmellington, Ayrshire where she and her son, William Murdoch, were in business together owing and operating a newsagent and stationer's shop. William Murdoch, his wife and family lived at 16 High Main Street, Dalmellington prior to relocating to Dumfriesshire in the 1930s. Any information on the family would be of interest. I believe that Mary and James's daughter Annie Mutch married a David Brown who also resided in Dalmellington"

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