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John Coutts, Kirkmichael, Scotland. Son of William or Donald? (ggg grandfather of James Coutts, Branxholme, Australia)

 

 

Coutts of Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland

We have been provided 2 family histories that contain very similar information but differ over the first generation. The first few generations of each are below and fuller details are  linked. If it is teh first mentioned William there is some chance he was captured at Culloden as the name and dates align

 

1. *Donald Coutts was born About 1690. He married *Janet Grant  . 

1st Generation

 Children of *Donald Coutts and *Janet Grant:

i.     2.    *John Coutts was born 18 April, 1731 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland and died 28 December, 1762-1779 in Kirkmichael and Tomintoul, Banffshire, Scotland.

ii.           Unknown Coutts was born 31 December, 1728 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.

iii.   3.    Donald Coutts was born 10 March, 1734 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.

iv.          Thomas Coutts was born 17 March, 1739 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.

v.           Elizabeth Coutts was born 30 August, 1743 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.

 

2nd Generation (Children)

 

2. *John Coutts (*Donald1) was born 18 April, 1731 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland and died 28 December, 1762-1779 in Kirkmichael and Tomintoul, Banffshire, Scotland. He married *Margaret Bain (Steuart-Stuart) Stewart 28 December, 1762 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.  She was born 1732 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland and died 1779 in Banff, Banffshire, Scotland, daughter of William (Steuart, Stuart) Stewart and Unknown Katherine.

 

Children of *John Coutts and *Margaret Bain (Steuart-Stuart) Stewart:

 i.     4.    *Donald Coutts was born 18 December, 1763 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.

ii.    5.    William Coutts was born 20 March, 1765 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.

iii.          James Coutts was born 6 December, 1767 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.

iv.          John Coutts was born 1 February, 1774 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.

v.           Katharine (Catherine?) Coutts was born 1777 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland and died 23 July, 1855 in Abernethy, Scotland.

vi.   6.    Robert Coutts was born 1779 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland and died 2 September, 1863 in Tornabirack, Congash, Abernethy, Kincardine, Scotland.

3. Donald Coutts (*Donald1) was born 10 March, 1734 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. He married Jean Bain  . 

 Children of Donald Coutts and Jean Bain:

i.     7.    George Coutts was born 6 May, 1763 or 1764 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, or Newton, East Lothian, Scotland.

 

Kirkmichael Kirkyard

 

 

 

A partial List of Descendants is available at: 

Family of James Coutts, Kirkmichael

 

A Professional Research Report for a partial group of descendants is available at:

Descendants of James Coutts, Kirkmichael

Tomintoul in 1842

Tomintoul is the only village in the parish. It is situated about 5 miles south of the parish church. It was commenced in the year 1750, and now contains a population of 530. It has five markets held annually in it. There is no system of police established. The villagers subsist chiefly on the produce of their tenements and the small lots of land they which they rent from the heritor. The average quantity of land attached to each tenement is about two acres. There are 120 tenements, and 143 families, 56 of the families occupy all the land.... There is no branch of trade or manufacture established in the village, and the lots of land are too small for the comfortable maintenance of those who occupy them. There are 87 families depending on handicraft, trade or on their industry as common labourers, or on charity for their maintenance. The site of the village was a bleak and barren moor previous to its erection in 1750, and still from its exposed situation, and having no wood near it, it presents a bleak and barren aspect. It is the highest in elevation above the sea, and probably the farthest distant from the sea of any village in Scotland of the same extent and population.

(Contributed in April, 1842, 
by the Rev. Charles Macpherson, Minister of Tomintoul, 
to The New Statistical Account of Scotland, Vol. XIII)

 

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