This is Family Line Reference [A43], details known are ......

Alexander Mutch born 11 August 1811 in the parish of Strichen - died 4 August 1895 in the parish of Matauru, NZ


His parent is not known.


Spouse Jane Ann Forsyth born 2 January 1815 in the parish of Duffus, Moray - died 2 January 1903 in the parish of Bluff, New Zealand. They married 10 October 1842 in the parish of St Nicholas, Aberdeen.

Her father was James Forsyth. Details provided by Noelene Murphy
Children were:
  1. Mary Ann born 28 July 1843 christened 28 July 1843 in the parish of St Nicholas, Aberdeen
  2. James Chrystal born 1844 christened 13 September 1844 in the parish of St Nicholas, Aberdeen - died 16 August 1918 in the parish of Bluff, NZ. Married Ann Carruthers
  3. Alexander born 3 September 1846 christened 26 September 1846 in the parish of St Nicholas, Aberdeen - died 1904 in the parish of Dunedin, NZ. Married Sophia Jane Stevens
  4. John born 3 May 1848
  5. William born 3 July 1850
  6. Jean Ann born 30 May 1853 christened 3 July 1853 in the parish of St Nicholas, Aberdeen - died 10 November 1888 in the parish of NZ. Married Robert Sinclair

Last updated: Monday, 27th February 2023

Webmaster's notes:

This family line has been confirmed by Rae Mutch and Noelene Murphy of New Zealand who are both descended from son Alexander. Noelene has also provided a detailed listing of the NZ desendants of this family line.
Alexander + Jane sailed to New Zealand with three children (James, Alexander and Jane) onboard the ship JURA arriving at Port Chalmers, Dunedin on 23 September 1858.

They started a pioneer farm at Awakiki bush and the first house they built is still standing today - as you can see.

During one of my all to seldom visits to the Family History headquarters in Aberdeen, I found a copy of the Souvenir Booklet from the 1985 Mutch gathering at Puerua, Otago, New Zealand. I contains a lot of details about Alexander and Jane's descendants as well as this picture of them with son James and daughter Jean.

The booklet also adds John & William as two additional children of this family. The details are taken from a old family bible and haven't been verified.