Alexander Mutch born 1800 christened 11 March 1800 in the parish of Strichen - died 17 July 1866 at Inholmsby(?) in the parish of Stromness, Orkney
~ His father was John Mutch [J15]
~ Had a relationship with Jane Dickie born 1809 in the parish of Tyrie - died 1 February 1878 at Burn of Marno in the parish of Tyrie
~ Children were:
~ Spouse Elizabeth Bowers/Bouys/Boyes
They married 7 July 1834 in the parish of Fraserburgh
~ Children were:
Last updated: Wednesday, 1st April 2020
After struggling with a very bad copy of an 1882 birth certificate for my first cousin twice removed, John Manson, I have finally found out that his mother was Eliza Mutch (b. 1862), dau of William Mutch and Ann Adams.
Eliza must have died before 1887 because her husband John Manson remarries and has 3 more kids between 1887 and 1894 with a woman named Margaret. They lived in Dumfriesshire and then Birmingham, but Eliza's son John was never with them. I have recently discovered (80 pages of WWI records) that the John who was Eliza's son was raised from infancy by my great great grandfather (also John Manson, 1840-1931) and his spinster daughter May in Stromness.
Eliza's son John migrated to Australia in late 1910-early 1911 and farmed in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. In 1916 he joined the Autralian Imperial Forces, and was killed a year later (3 May 1917) at the second battle of Bullecourt, France.
Today I purchased John's and Eliza's marriage cert, and Eliza's death cert from Scotland's People. Marriage: 19 Jan 1882 at Whomsley, Stromness (possibly the farm her folks were living?). Eliza states her usual residence is Sandwick. Son John born 13 Aug 1882. Eliza dies at Deepdale, Stromness (probably at John's parents' farm) 3 Nov 1883 of typhoid fever. She was 21 yrs old.
In the Parish of Crimond in the Co. of Aberdeen:
On 31st day Oct 1857 at Crimond married after banns was solemnised between us according to the forms of the established Church of Scotland - (Sgd) William Mutch, 22, Tillydaff, St Fergus, bachelor (Parents - Alexander Mutch, farmer and Elizabeth Mutch ms Boyes) - Sgd (with X) Ann Adams, 27, no address(Parents - James Adams, farmer and Ann Adams ms (?Will). Signed by Alexander (?...), Minister of Crimond and Witnessed by William Henderson and John Adams.
William Mutch, general labourer, married to Ann Adams, died 27th December 1911 at 0h 15m am, 6 Church Street, New Pitsligo (Tyrie). Sex - M; Age - 76y. Father - Alexander Mutch, farmer, dec.; Mother - Elizabeth Mutch ms Boyes, dec. Cause of death - senile gangrene of leg, 2 mo. 10 days as cert. by Alexander Baxter, MB. Informant - Eustace Hadden, son-in-law, (?84) High Street (Present). Reg. 27th December 1911 at New Pitsligo. George Matthew, Registrar.