Genealogy of James Hutchison and Jane Stuart.
Hutchison family tree.

  James Hutchison.


Jane Stewart.
Born 2 December 1840.   1852.
Place Berrymoss, Cruden, Aberdeenshire.   Keig, Aberdeenshire.
Died 26 March 1896.    
Place Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.    
Married 16 December 1870.   16 December 1870.
Place Keig, Aberdeenshire.   Keig, Aberdeenshire.
Ancestors James Hutchison and Mary Castel.   Lewis Stewart and Mary Martin.
Siblings 5 sisters, 3 brothers.    


[*Baptised 2 Dec 1840, Cruden] (Witnesses, James Shepherd Esq. of Aldie and George Hutchison). [*d. Sydney, NSW, Australia. Buried Ch of England cemetery, Rookwood. Occupation - carpenter.]

Valerie Campbell.

The details of the life of James Hutchison are intriguing.
He married Jane Stuart, from Roadside of Keig, and promptly separated. They seem never to have lived together. He emigrated to Australia about fifteen years later, and there he married a second wife, probably bigamously. His son, James, was orphaned in Australia, but somehow or other arrived at Berrymoss to be raised by his uncle, Alexander, (see below) along with the other orphans, daughters (and son) of Elspet/Thomas's illeg. son James.

Jane earned her living as a "Photographer's Assistant," and, I think, later as a photographer, probably in Glasgow.

This young James grew up and had a family in Glasgow, of which our connection is Julia (Hutchison) Duncan. She has brothers, but few have survived. Eileen has details, I think.

TH/GH Mar 05.

James HUTCHISON, bap. 2 Dec 1840, Cruden, son of James Hutchison & Mary Castel, married Jane STEWART, b.1852 Keig, daughter of Lewis Stewart & Mary Martin. They married 16 Dec 1870 at Keig when Jamesís usual address was shown as Bucksburn, Newhills.

In the 1861 census a likely-sounding James H was at Stonehousehill, Cruden, aged 20, Apprentice Wright in the household of John Matthew, General Wright, Master.

In 1871 I havenít found James, but Jane was by herself at Bankhead, Newhills.

In 1881 census James (probably) was at Mains of Tulloch, Meldrum. The head of household was Alexander Catto, Farmer of 175 acres and James is shown:

James Hutchison, 40, married, boarder, Carpenter, b. Cruden.

Soon after that James must have gone to Australia because when he died on 26 March 1896 in Sydney he was said to have been 14 years in New South Wales.

James Hutchison, carpenter, 56 years, died Sydney Hospital of Septicaemia Asthenia, born Scotland, parentsí names not known. Buried Church of England Cemetery, Rookswood.

Only later trace of (possibly) Jane is in 1881 census at 2 High Street NS, Lanark

George Hume, head, unm. 26, Draper, emp. 1 man, 3 boys, 5 girls, b. Kelso

John Forbes, unm., 27, partner, Draper, b. Auchterless

Isabella Forbes, unm., 25, Servant (Domestic), b. Auchterless

Jane Hutchison, married, 29, Visitor, Photographer (Assistant), b. Keig

Rookwood cemetery was "the" cemetery most Sydneysiders were buried in, up to the 1950s or so.  There's even a special sandstone mortuary station at Central Railway Station in the
heart of Sydney where mourners gathered and caught a special cemetery train out to the cemetery for interments - in the old days. 
 Rookwood is pretty much filled up these days so rarely do burials happen there anymore.  I've never been out to Rookwood, even though it's only a few blocks away from Olympic Park (site of the 2000 Sydney Olympics and where I go each November to mark our matriculating students exam papers)! 
There's tens of thousands  of graves there so finding the grave of James Hutchison will be a bit of an adventure.  I'll see what I can do the next time I'm in Sydney.
BB. Jan 2006.


Child of James Hutchison and Sarah Harrison

ref Name Born Died Biography.
  James 1886   b. Sydney, Australia, m. Julia MacDonald.