Eliza Gutch (née Hutchinson) (1840-1931) was an author and contributor to Notes and Queries. It was from her suggestion that the Folklore Society was formed, with Gutch as a founder member. Her knowledge of folklore was utilised by Joseph Wright in his English Dialect Dictionary, to which she contributed her findings on the folklore of both Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
Gutch was born on 15 July, St Swithin's Day, in Manthorpe, Lincolnshire as Eliza Hutchinson. Her father, Simon Hutchinson, was a land agent in Little Gonerby. In 1868 she was married to solicitor John James Gutch. Her contributions to Notes and Queries were made using the pseudonym "St Swithin".
Eliza Gutch was the last private owner of Holgate Windmill, and her children sold the Mill on her death to the City of York Council for preservation as a historic site.
- County Folklore: Examples of Printed Folk-Lore Concerning the North Riding of Yorkshire, York and the Ansty (1901)
- Mrs Gutch and Mabel Peacock, County Folklore: Examples of Printed Folklore Concerning Lincolnshire (1908)
- County Folklore: Examples of Printed Folk-Lore Concerning the East Riding of Yorkshire (1912)
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