This is Family Line Reference [J91], details known are ......

Joseph Mutch born 1812 - died 22 February 1884 at Kidshill in the parish of Old Deer


His father was John Mutch [J15]


Spouse Isabella Clark born 1802 - died 20 February 1880 at Kidshill in the parish of Old Deer. They married 27 May 1842 in the parish of Lonmay

There is also a marriage record for this pair at Old Deer on 4 June 1842. In these situations I only list the first recorded date.
Children were:
  1. Joseph born 1843 christened 22 September 1843 in the parish of Fraserburgh - died 30 July 1898 at Blackhills in the parish of Tyrie
  2. Bathia born 1845 christened 8 April 1845 in the parish of Fraserburgh - died 15 November 1940 at Craifhill in the parish of Strichen. Married William Will
  3. William born 1847 - died 29 December 1849

Last updated: Thursday, 15th April 2021

Webmaster's notes:

This marriage was also registered 4 June 1842 at Old Deer.
Mike Jefferis has sent details of a Monumental Inscription from the Tyrie Kirkyard regarding Joseph Mutch [J91], his children and wife. It reads as follows:

"Erected by Bathia Mutch in memory of her father Joseph Mutch d. Kidshill, Old Deer 20 Feb 1884 aged 72; mother Isabella Clark d. Kidshill, Old Deer 2 Feb 1880 aged 78. Her brother William d. 29 Dec 1849 aged 2; brother Joseph d. Blackhills Tyrie 30 July 1898 aged 54; above Bathia Mutch d. Craifhill, Strichen 15 Nov 1940

I found Bathia & Joseph's christening details in IGI, but on these entries Joseph is recorded as Joshua.
I found the death registration of Joseph on the Scotland's People website. The informant was his son Joseph was death registration I have also found on the same website.
Douglas Bruce helped me fix an error with daughter Bathie's death year and also provided fascinating details of her life and connection with his Bruce family ancestors:

I was asked by my cousin in Fraserburgh to see what I could find out about Bathia Mutch who looked after the children in the Bruce household in Fraserburgh after about 1905.

She looked after the youngest children, including my uncle Ernest, and Bathia was an important and much loved member of the Bruce household from 1905 to ~ 1920. My cousin in Fraserburgh also remembers her mother regularly visiting Bathia in Strichen when she was visiting her oldest sister in a house called "Windrush" also in Strichen. My cousin also remembers that Bathia shared a house with members of the Tarras family who may have been a branch of the Andrew Tarras family in Fraserburgh. He was a writer and also Town Clerk, his son James Wallace Tarras was also a journalist who I believe owned the Fraserburgh Times in its early days.

Bathia Mutch married a Wm Will on 16th Nov 1899, he was a widower aged 62 and she was a spinster aged 52. One of the witnesses, I found on certificate, was my grandfather Alexander Bruce who next appears as the executor of Wm Will's estate after his death in 1905. He is stated as having his butcher's business at 58 Cross Street Fraserburgh,which was correct.

Joseph Mutch, Bathia's father, was born in Lonmay although he farmed in and around Tyrie. The Bruce origins are St Combs/Lonmay so it is not beyond reason that Mutch and Bruce family members knew each other.