Surname Saturday Scutcher

Posted: January 7, 2012 in FamilySearch, Surname Saturday
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My Paternal grandfather Frederick George Richer was born to Thomas Richer and Matilda Emma Scutcher in 1883 at Walthamstow Essex.

This post will concentrate on the Scutcher family. The surname of Scutcher has many spellings, consisting of:

  • Scutcher,
  • Scotcher
  • Chutche
  • Chutchee
  • Scutche
  • Scutchey
  • Cutcher
  • Sutcher
  • Scutchy

Matilda Emma Scutcher was born in 1842 Tendring, Great Bentley, Essex.  Her parents were:  Francis Scutcher and Mary Pretty.

Francis and Mary were married at Great Bentley Essex on the 21 July 1818. Francis’s surname on the English Marriages 1538-1973 located on Family Search shows it as being Scutche.

Francis and Mary had 11 children:I note here that all of the christening information on Family Search are shown as Scutche and Scutchey

  • MaryAnn             Born 1818
  • Sarah                  Born 1821
  • John Francis        Born 1824
  • Eliza                   Born 1826
  • Elizabeth             Born 1829 – Died 1836
  • William                Born 1832 – Died 1854
  • Susanna              Born 1834
  • Hannah                Born 1839
  • Matilda Emma      Born 1842 – Died 1925
  • Francis                Born 1844

Trying to find the family on the UK census has been difficult as the as the surnames have been transcribed incorrectly. For instance the 1841 census shows the family as:

  • Francis Scuther    48
  • Mary Souther      40
  • William Souther   9
  • Susanna Souther  5
  • James Souther      4
  • Hannah Souther  2

From looking at the image, it clearly shows the name as Scutcher. On the 1851 Census they are indexed as Scotcher and again the image clearly (me anyway) showing Scutcher.

  • Francis Scotcher   60
  • Mary Scotcher      50
  • James Scotcher     14
  • Hannah Scotcher  12
  • Matilda Scotcher    9
  • Francis Scotcher     7
  • James Scutcher     96

Moving on, Francis’s parents were James and Susan Scutcher.  I have not as yet been able to find their marriage or what Susan’s maiden name was, but she was born about 1759 and died in 1820 and is buried at the St Mary the Virgin Church at Great Bentley Essex (source: National Burial Index Third Edition

James born about 1755 and a number of trees on ancestry have his father’s name as being Ambrose but as yet I haven’t found any evidence of this though in saying this, James & Susan did have a son named Ambrose born in 1789.

James and Susan had 7 children:

  • Susan             Born 1783
  • James             Born 1785
  • Ambrose         Born 1789
  • Francis           Born 1790 – 1869
  • Elizabeth         Born 1793
  • Anne               Born 1795
  • Mary               Born 1797

James Scutcher died in 1851 and is buried at the St Mary the Virgin Church at Great Bentley Essex (source: National Burial Index Third Edition).

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