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Alexander Mutch born 11 December 1811 christened 30 December 1811 in the parish of Cruden - died 30 April 1887 in the parish of Kintore


His father was William Mutch [W1]


Spouse Christian Matthew born 1825 christened 12 February 1825 in the parish of Fyvie - died 8 April 1892 in the parish of Kintore. They married 2 December 1847 in the parish of Fyvie.

Her father was Adam Mathew and her mother was Christian Burr.
Children were:
  1. Ann Taylor born 1848 christened 13 March 1848 in the parish of Fyvie. Married John Hutcheon
  2. Christian Watson born 1849 christened 9 September 1849 in the parish of Fyvie - died 21 July 1901 at 36 Mount Street in the parish of Aberdeen. Had a relationship with Unknown. Married George Catto
  3. Alexander born 31 October 1851 in the parish of Fyvie - died 28 December 1938 in the parish of Inverurie. Married Ann Milne Birse
  4. William born 19 October 1853 in the parish of Fyvie - died 13 September 1931 at Kirktown in the parish of Inverkeithny, Banff. Married Mary Barron Grant
  5. James Taylor born 8 June 1856 in the parish of Fyvie
  6. Margaret Taylor born 16 November 1858 in the parish of Fyvie
  7. Adam born 30 January 1861 in the parish of Fyvie - died 6 March 1889 at Sauchen in the parish of Cluny. Married Gordon Ingram
  8. John born 22 December 1863 in the parish of Fyvie
  9. Jane born 23 August 1868 in the parish of Fyvie. Had a relationship with Unknown. Had a relationship with John Paterson. Had a relationship with Unknown. Married Henry Oliphant

Last updated: Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Webmaster's notes:

Adele Wallwork has provided the following information on son William:

I am a decendant of william Mutch who was born in the parish of fyvie on the 19th October 1853.

William married Mary Barron Grant on 28th May 1898 in sherriff court House, Aberdeen

William died on the 13th September 1931 in Kirktown. Inverkeithny, Banff aged 77 years.

William and Mary had a son Samuel Mutch (b, 28/07/1901 Mid Pitglassie Auchterless) followed by a daughter Christina Mutch born 1904 Auchterless.Christina was my Great Grandmother

Christina Mutch gave birth to a daughter ( Jeannie Hay Mutch) when she was 16 years old on 12th April 1921, Inverkeithny.

Christina married a William Adams on 14th February 1925 at 54 Castle Street, Aberdeen.

On 5th april 1946 Christina died in the maternity Hospital, Aberdeen after giving birth to a son (James Adam). She died from Eclampsia and Cardiac arrest. The baby died the next day due to prematurity and asphyxia.

Jeannie Hay Mutch gave birth to my father on 20th January 1938 Aberchirder Banffshire. She died in Raigmore hospital, Inverness from cancer of the small bowel on 8th June 1962

Seonaid Henderson has found details of son Adam's marriage:

I have also found Adam Mutch son of Alexander A 24.He married a Gordon,(yes that's what it says!) Ingarm on the 18th December 1886 in the Parish of Rayne,he died on the 6th march 1889 at Sauchen Cluny.His brother William of Moorland Cottage,port Elphinstone was the informant.

Rob Burr, who is connected to this line through Christian Mathew's mother (Christian Burr), has provided a lot more details about this family line. You can view them on this pdf file.
Rob has also provided the following additional details:

Re their 2nd child, Christian Watson Mutch, b. 1849.

Prior to her marriage to George Catto, Christian had son Samuel Watson Mutch, b. 1 Dec 1880 at Port Elphinstone, Kintore. The father is not known. (Samuel was listed with his grandmother, Christian Matthew, at the 1891 census - see earlier note)

Samuel married Ann Wallace Munro in 1912*. He later served with the Gordon Highlanders in WW 1.

Although he died on 6 June 1919, he is listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site as a "Commonwealth War Dead". Presumably he died from injuries suffered during the war. The CWGC records that he is buried at Allenvale Cemetery in Aberdeen.

* The Scotlandspeople index of marriages has a very curious listing for Samuel’s marriage in 1912. It has his marriage indexed under the War and Service Returns (which unfortunately means No Image is available on-line). However under the same reference number (056/AF 0053), it lists his spouse under 4 completely different names; Flora McCorquodale, Isabella McLean, Ann Wallace Munro and Elizabeth Welsh). I have recorded her as Ann Wallace Munro as that is the name shown on the CWGC site.

Re their 3rd child, Alexander Mutch, b. 1851 at Fyvie., married to Ann Birse

I have now found them in the 1901 census, resident at Railway Terrace, Port Elphinstone. This shows that in addition to the children previously listed they also had the following children:

John, b. abt. 1891 at Inverurie
Ellen J., b. abt. 1893 at Kintore
Betsy S., b. abt. 1895 at Kintore
Catherine C., b. abt. 1899 at Inverurie

Also with them at this census were their son James (b. abt. 1877 at Inverurie) and his wife Catherine. Further research has found the marriage at Aberdeen on 13 Sept. 1898 of James to Catherine Craigie (b. abt. 1874, d. of Alexander Craigie and his wife, Margaret Kiloh)

In addition, their grand-daughter Maggie A. Mutch (aged 7, b. Inverurie) was listed. I haven't been able to find a birth registration for her under either Maggie or Margaret.

Finally, I have found Alexander's death registration; he died aged 87 at Inverurie on 28 Dec. 1938. The informant was a grandson, David Mutch.

Re their 7th child, Adam Mutch, b. 1861 at Fyvie, d. 1889 at Cluny. His widow, Gordon Ingram later married Adam McLeod and, upon his death, she married Robert Middleton. She died on 25 Jan. 1937 at Aberdeen.

Re their 9th child, Jane Mutch. b. 1863 at Fyvie

Jane had at least 3 children before she married at Inverurie on 13 May 1909 to Henry Oliphant (son of Peter Oliphant and Mary Ann Mackie).

The first (father unknown) was John Steele Mutch, b. 17 Apr 1887 at Port Elphinstone (he was also recorded with Christian Matthew at the 1891 census)

The second was Hector Paterson Mutch (father John Paterson), b. 23 May 1890 at Port Elphinstone (he also was recorded with Christian Matthew in 1891). Hector married at Insch on 10 May 1913 to Lizzie Brown (d. of Alexander Brown and Alexina Lippe).

The third was William Mutch, b. abt. 1893 (father unknown). He died in France on 16 May 1915 - his details are recorded on the CWGC site

John Adam has provided the following details about the descendants of son William's daughter Christina:

Like Adele I am a descendant of William Mutch, born 19/10/1853. His daughter Christina was my grandmother. She married my grandfather William Adam on 14/2/1925. They had eight children. Alexander, William, Mary, Christina, George,Anne, Samuel, and James.

My grandmother died giving birth to James who died one day after his birth. Alexander was my father. At the age of eighteen in 1943 he volunteered to work in the mines as he was classed as having a reserved occupation (farming) and could not join the armed forces. He came to work at Rossington near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. He married my mother in 1947 having decided to stay in Rossington after the end of the war. I was born in1948 and my brother, Owen was born a year later in 1949. My father was killed in a mining accident on 2 May 1952.

My Grandfather had a farm not far from Inverkeithny, the address being, South Tollo, Fortrie by Turriff Aberdeenshire. My uncle William, had the adjoining farm, Hillhead of Tollo, and my aunty Christina, had a farm close by, Haremoss, with her husband Robert Duncan. My grandfather died in 1978 having retired from the farm and gone to live at a tiny hamlet called Bogforth some five or six miles west of Huntly. Unfortunately there are only three of William and Christina's children alive today. George lives with his wife in Huntley and Mary lives in Cruden Bay north of Aberdeen. I am afraid I do not know the whereabouts of Samuel.

Lynda Wilson provided details of Alexander's grandson's footballing career. See under son Alexander for further details and links to photographs
Elaine McGary has written to say:

My Great Grandmother was Christian Watson Mutch (b1880 Inverurie d1944 Aberdeen), who was the 4th child of Alexander Mutch (b1851 Fyvie d1938 Inverurie) and grandaughter of Alexander Mutch [A24]

She has also provided this recently acquired photo of her Great Great Grandparents - Alexander Mutch and his wife, Ann Milne Birse (1856-1933: