John Muter

15 September 1842–24 January 1917 (Age 74)
Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Muter was born on 15 September 1842, in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Mutter, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Kerr, was 30. He married Mary Pryde on 31 December 1867, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Liberton, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881. In 1881, at the age of 39, his occupation is listed as coal miner. He died on 24 January 1917, in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

John Muter
Mary Pryde
Marriage: 31 December 1867
Mary Jeffrey Muter
Margaret Muter
Robert Muter
Alexander Mutter
Louisa Clements Elizabeth Muter

Spouse and Children

31 December 1867
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Mutter


    Margaret Kerr




World Events (8)


Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 1

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 26

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a spokesman, from Middle English mutere, motere ‘one who speaks at public meetings’, Old English mōtere, an agent derivative of (ge)mōt ‘gathering’, ‘meeting’. See also Musto .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Mutter, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • John Mutter in entry for Louisa Clements Elizabeth Mutter, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Mutter in entry for Alexander Mutter, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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