Old Photograph Southfield House Newton Mearns Scotland

Old photograph of Southfield House in Newton Mearns located seven miles South West of Glasgow, Scotland. Suthfield was sold in 1691 by Sir Archibald Stewart of Blackhall to Robert Urie of Millbrae and in 1771 was acquired by Alexander Hutchison, a Jamaican merchant. It remained in the Hutchison family until 1902.

The Hutchison name was adopted as a surname by the end of the 13th Century: Gilbert Huchun, recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex, dated 1296. The patronymic appears in the late 14th Century (see below) especially in Northern England and in Scotland. In the modern idiom the surname can be found recorded as Hutchison, Hutchason, Hutchinson and Hutchins. One of the earliest settlers in the New World Colonies was John Hutchinson, who departed from the Port of London, aboard the " Bonaventure ", bound for Virginia, America, in January 1634.

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