Peter HUTCHINSON, b. abt 1815 ___? son of ____ and ___ was married in ___, to Sarah / Bridget SCANLON ??, b. abt 1820 ___?, daughter of ___ and ___.

Peter HUTCHINSON was a tailor who had a daughter Mary HUTCHINSON born in 1843 at "Muntham" Station. Little is known of Peter HUTCHINSON although there is a Peter HUTCHINSON who died in 1858 in Victoria, aged 42 with parents Kenneth HUTCHINSON and Elizabeth / ELLEN SYMME. This seems to be the Peter HUTCHINSON who was christened 31 Mar 1816, Ellie, Fifeshire, Scotland to the same parents.

Peter HUTCHINSON & Sarah / Bridget SCANLON appear to have had the following known family:

  1. Mary HUTCHINSON b. 1843, "Muntham" Station, Carapook, Portland bay District, Colony of NSW, d. 1910 Corowa, NSW.

    Mary HUTCHINSON married Elijah DEARSLEY in 1863 and they had a number of children in the Casterton area. Elijah DEARSLEY left his wife and children and died back in England in 1866.

    Mary DEARSLEY, nee HUTCHINSON a relationship with John ANGUS resulting in the births of two more boys, Hartley & Robert at Casterton in the 1870s. Another two DEARSLEY children were born in Casterton in the 1880s. Refer to the list of children below.

    Mary DEARSLEY was listed as a Charwoman living in Henty Street, Casterton in 1882.

    There is lot more to this complex story which can be followed on this external link to the following websites of Glen Angus:

    Elijah DEARSLEY & John ANGUS & Mary HUTCHINSON appear to have had the following family:

    1. Henry Nash DEARSLEY b. 1863, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. ...............?

    2. John Charles DEARSLEY b. 1865, Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. .............?

    3. Sarah Elizabeth DEARSLEY 1867-1951, b. "Retreat" Station, Casterton, S-W Victoria, adopted by Daniel COUCH / CROUCH and Sarah Ann WALKER of the "Casterton" Hotel, d. 1951, Sydney, NSW; m. 1887 Casterton, Victoria to Dr Sydney Sargent MERRIFIELD 1861-1935.

    4. Mary Jane DEARSLEY b. 1869, Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. 1940, Melbourne, Vic., m. 1889 to Joseph Rossiter STRIDE 1863-1941.

    5. Robert ANGUS / DRESSLEY b. 1872, Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. 1933, Ceduna, SA.

    6. Hartley Patrick ANGUS / DRESSLEY b. 1876, Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. 1950, Adelaide, SA., m. Maragret McMAHON 1877-1941. WW1 service with 9th Light Horse Regiment, AIF.

    7. James DEARSLEY 1880-1911, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Brisbane, Queensland.

    8. Susan Kilby DEARSLEY b. 1883, Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. .................. ?

  2. Margaret HUTCHINSON b. ca 1846, Portland Bay Distict, Colony of NSW, d. 1871, Vic, Aus aged 25 Years.