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The HUTCHISON family lived around the Kirkcaldy area, in Fife, Scotland. In 1830, Robert Hutchison began a business trading in wheat, oats, flax, butter and flour in Kirkcaldy. The Hutchison flour mill continues in operation today as part of Carr’s Flour Mills Ltd. At least 3 of Robert’s grandsons have entries on Wikipedia, including Baron Robert HUTCHISON, Sir Balfour Oliphant HUTCHISON, and Sir William Oliphant HUTCHISON.
Other surnames of interest in the HUTCHISON branch include;
- OLIPHANT and BARKER families, who also lived around Kirkcaldy, in Fife. I am posting up onto the blog, details of a collection of original OLIPHANT (and BARKER) family papers – wills, etc.
Locations of interest include;
- , in , Scotland
Here is the HUTCHISON tree (in a “pedigree view”, working back from my great-grandfather);
-v-[ Jonh HUTCH(E)SON, b. ???, d. ???, m. 20/06/1773, Kirkcaldy
-iv-[ Alexander HUTCHISON, b. ../../1772, Kirkcaldy, d. ???, m. 09/08/1804, Kirkcaldy, Fife.
-v-[ Isabel BETT (or BEATT), b. ???, d. ???
-iii-[ Robert HUTCHISON, b. 07/09/1806, Kirkcaldy, d. 07/11/1883, Kirkcaldy, m. 18/04/1837, Kirkcaldy.
(See a portrait painting of Robert HUTCHISON, HERE ]
-v-[ Robert BINNIE, b. ???, d. ???, m. 21/05/1768, Cramond, Mid Lothian.
-iv-[ Joanna BINNIE, b. ../../1782, Cramond, Mid Lothian, d. ???
-v-[ Janet GEDDES, b. ???, d. ???
-ii-[ Henry William HUTCHISON, b. 15/04/1849, d. ../../1922, m. ???
-vi-[ Robert OLIPHANT, b. abt 1696, Kirkcaldy, d. ../../1772, Kirkcaldy, m. ???
-v-[ William OLIPHANT*, b. abt 1728, Kirkcaldy, d. ../../1777, Kirkcaldy, m. 11/04/1763
-vi-[ Janet BELL (or BUTT), b. ???, d. ???
-iv-[ Robert OLIPHANT, b. 02/09/1765, d. ???, m. 03/01/1797, Edinburgh.
-vi-[ George BARKER, b. ../../1704, d. ???, m. 28/12/1732
-v-[ Mary BARKER*, b. ../../1733, Kirkcaldy, d. ../../1775, Kirkcaldy.
-vi-[ Christian BELL (or BETT), b. ???, d. ???
-iii-[ Mary OLIPHANT, b. 25/04/1808, d. ../../1852
-v-[ Henry OLIPHANT*, b. ../../1741, d. ???, m. 01/12/1776
-iv-[ Janet OLIPHANT, b. 19/10/1777, d. ???
-v-[ Christian BARKER*, b. ../../1741, d. 02/12/1777
-i-[ (Sir) William Oliphant HUTCHISON, b. 02/07/1889, Dysart, Fife, d. 05/02/1970, Cambridge, m. 15/11/1918, Edinburgh, to Margery WALTON. [See the WALTON ancestry HERE]
-iii-[ John KEY, b. ???, d. ???, m. 25/04/1845
-ii-[ Sarah “Hannah” KEY, b. ../../1850, d. ../../1938
-iii-[ Sarah WHITE (or WHYTE), b. ???, d. ???
* Notes; William OLIPHANT (b. abt 1728), and Henry OLIPHANT (b.1741) were brothers. Their respective wives, Mary BARKER (b. 1733), and Christian BARKER (b. 1741) were sisters.
Click here to download as a PDF file;
HUTCHISON ancestors – Feb2017version
I can go back 2 further generations from Robert OLIPHANT (b. abt 1696), and 1 further generation from George BARKER (b. 1704). But that gets a bit leggy in this format! So I’ll stop at 6 generations.
Contents last updated; February 2017.
The Roman Numeral in front of a name (above) indicates the generation (counting backwards) and the number of “great”s that you need to add to describe their relationship to me. i.e.
- “-i-” = my “great-grandparent”,
- “-iv-” = my “4x-great-grandparent”.
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If someone’s name is highlighted as a hyperlink, you can click that link to an external webpage with information about that person. I generally favour entries on Wikipedia, though other sources may come up if there is nothing on Wikipedia, or if the alternative offers better information.
* My sources;
Hutchison family tree – compiled circa 1987, by Douglas HUTCHISON (C.B.E.), of Bolfracks, Aberfeldy, Perthshire (the son of a cousin of W.O. HUTCHISON).
OLIPHANTs of Kirkcaldy – Tree compiled by James Hunter MacGregor (genealogist), June 1917, now in the library at St Andrews University, Fife. Comissioned by Mary Christian HUTCHISON, dau. of Robert HUTCHISON and Mary OLIPHANT. Thanks to Roddy OLIPHANT for finding this document and sharing it over the internet with the current descendants of the Kirkcaldy OLIPHANTs. Also to the other relatives, particularly Anne HAENGA and Gordon McCONNELL (both in New Zealand), for their input – correcting some errors in James Hunter’s origional work, and adding new details. Several long forum threads between us can be found on the OLIPHANT GenForum at Genealogy.com
OLIPHANT family papers – in the care of Priscilla HUTCHISON, which I was able to scan a while ago and have posted the images and transcriptions onto afamilyhistoryblog.
A letter to me from Robin HUTCHISON (my Great Uncle) in Aug 2004 with various notes, including a transcribed extract from Mary WHITE’s Diary, circa 1867 – “kept while she was visiting her scottish relatives” around Kirkcaldy in Fife.
Family notes – kept by Priscilla HUTCHISON in a notebook/diary titled “A Diary of Edinburgh”.
International Genealogical Index (IGI) – My own searches of the index, used mainly to double-check other sources. Not to be fully relied on by itself. Given the chance I like to look at the OPR microfilms (from which the IGI is transcribed), which tend to contain many more details than the IGI.
My apologies if I’ve missed any particular sources or credits that I should have given. I believe that these are my major sources.