A: Mary (1803-?)

A:   Mary McCUTCHEON (3) (William McCutcheon-2; McCutcheon-1) was born circa 1803 in County Down, Northern Ireland.   She married William NELSON on the 30th March 1837 in the Home District, ON.  He was born circa 1800.  ♥

NOTE:   Witnesses at Mary and William’s marriage were David Jeffery and David McCutcheon.  Other than the marriage record for Mary and William and the birth record for their son Alexander, no other historical records have been found for this family.  It is possible that they immigrated to the United States or went west to “The Territories” of Canada.

♥          Siblings married siblings:  In this case brother and sister, Mary and William McCutcheon married Brother and sister, William and Letitia Nelson.


  • Alexander NELSON (4) (Mary McCutcheon-3; William McCutcheon-2; McCutcheon-1) was born about 1837 in Vaughan Township, York County, ON.

7 thoughts on “A: Mary (1803-?)

  1. Darlene says:

    I am a decedant of William Nelson who married Mary McCutcheon – if you need any information – please email me

    • Margaret says:

      I am a descendant of John Nelson (& wife Ann McIntosh) from County Down who emigrated to Ontario c. 1850. Early DNA results suggest that he may be related to William Nelson & Letitia Nelson McCutcheon.

  2. Margaret says:

    I have found records that would suggest William Nelson & Mary McCutcheon did remain in the area. 1861 census in West Gwillimbury, Simcoe County with several children. Mary Ann Nelson born c. 1843 married Charles Hamilton 13 Feb 1843 & her parents names were recorded as William Nelson & Mary McCutchen (sic). Agnes Nelson born c. 1865 married Thomas Sibbald. On her death record 29 Apr 1934 in Barrie Ontario her parents names were recorded as William Nelson & Mary McCutcheon.

  3. Darlene nelson says:

    Hi Margaret

    I would be a descendant of William and Mary by their son Thomas. Much of the family has remained close to their roots in Simcoe county through the generations. Would be interested to know your connection.

    • Margaret Hurst says:

      Hi Darlene…thank you & sorry for the delay in replying, just saw your note now. I now have a solid Ancestry DNA match that indicates my great-great-grandfather John Nelson was most likely a brother of your William Nelson. John Nelson & his family came from Ballymullan, County Down in the early 1850’s. He farmed first in Garafraxa Township, Wellington County, then moved north to Ryerson Township, Parry Sound District when it was opened for settlement in the 1870’s. His daughter, my great-grandmother Ellen Nelson (1857-1920) married Henry Hurst of Alliston (1844-1885); their son Frank Nelson Hurst (1879-1960) was my grandfather. I would be pleased to compare notes & share info with you. Thanks again.

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