William was born about 1774 in Ayrshire, Scotland, the son of Hutchison but his mother is unknown.
He died about 1844 in Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland.
He had two marriages/partners. His first wife is not known. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their five known children were Hutchison (c1812-?), Hutchison (c1814-?), Hutchison (c1816-?), Hutchison (c1818-?) and Hutchison (c1820-?).
His second wife was Elspeth Sneddon. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their two known children were James (1837-1896) and Peter (c1839-?).
!Source: "Statement of Genealogy", by James Hutchison, [His grandson], Box 292, Renton Washington.
!Notes: Grandfather James A. Hotchkiss listed the births of William and Elspeth as about 1750 and 1780 respectively. If these were the parents of the children listed here, these dates were of course wrong. Should investigate. After reading the above source, I adjusted the dates as listed here, estimating that William lived an average life of 70 years, and the story below is still true. Note that Jean Armour was the poet Robert Burn's second wife.
[Extracted from "Statement of Geneology" above. See the full text under James Hutchison]. Born somewhere in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1750 or 60's. He was a cotter [or cottager, a tenant farmer] by occupation. Read Burn's "Cotters Saturday Night" for a good description of such a humble tradesman. [A pretty and true picture.] He used to tell of going to the same school and reading from the same book with Jean Armour, burns wife. This is how I conclude when he was born. He died around 1844 at Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland.