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Ancestors of Robert McCutcheon - Hugh McCutcheon

Hugh McCutcheon

#707, (4 Oct 1828 - )
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Relationship   2nd great-grandfather of Robert Stewart McCutcheon.
Last Edited   25 Nov 2007
Charts   My ancestors
Hugh McCutcheon's descendants

Father   Hugh McCutcheon (c 1788 - 18 Mar 1869)
Mother   Ann Steven (c 1792 - )

Birth* 4 Oct 1828  
Christening 23 Nov 1828 Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland1 
Marriage* 4 Apr 1852 Mary McQuaker; Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland, spouse-death1,2 
Marriage* c 1857 (NoEvidenceMarried) Helen McKissock 
Marriage* 10 Oct 1859 Margaret Johnstone; Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland3 
Note* This gentleman was sued by my great-great grandmother, Helen McKissock for child maintenance, on behalf of their illegitimate son William, in 1858. In the action he is named as 'Hugh Hutcheon', a cattle dealer from Girvan. There has always been a problem with his surname: why Hutcheon and not McCutcheon, after all subsequent to the outcome of the paternity case my great-grandfather was given the surname 'McHutcheon'. I can't explain that one. But I've have searched the records of New Register House for a Hugh Hutcheon matching the description and nothing has come up. But according to the 1861 census for Girvan, there is only one cattle dealer in the Ayrshire town, and his name is Hugh McHutchion ! Good enough for me.
In the said census, he is a 30-year old married man, with three young children. His first wife, Mary McQuarrie had died about 1857, leaving two young daughters. The following year my great-great grandmother had her son by him. A year on he married a domestic servant, Margaret Johnstone. She was pregnant when they married. It seems Rabbie Burns wasn't the only Ayrshireman to have a way with the lassies....... Anyway, Hugh and Margaret would go on to have five children.
The nature of relationship between my great-great grandparents, is lost in the mists of the past. Was he a sad man missing his dead wife and falling for the charms of Helen ? Was it a 'one night stand' ? The court notes, and they are extensive, do not say. Certainly she couldn't have been a jilted fiance, as nothing as such is mentioned in the said court notes. 
Occupation 1857 Baker4 
Occupation* bt 1858 - 1861 Cattle dealer5 

Family 1

  Mary McQuaker (excluded)
Children  1. Anne McCutcheon (excluded)
  2. Mary McCutcheon (excluded)

Family 2

  Helen McKissock (c 1836 - 3 Jul 1915)
Child  1. William Hugh McCutcheon+ (1858 - 1939)

Family 3

  Margaret Johnstone (excluded)
Children  1. John McCutcheon (excluded)
  2. Anthony McCutcheon (excluded)
  3. James William McCutcheon (excluded)
  4. Agnes McCutcheon (excluded)
  5. Hugh McCutcheon (excluded)


  1. Microfilm: Ayrshire, Old Parish Records.
  2. IGI.
  3. Copy marriage certificate: Hugh McCutcheon and Margaret Johnstone, 10 Oct 1859.
  4. Copy birth certificate: Mary McCutcheon, 21 Jun 1857.
  5. 1861 Census for Ayrshire.