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AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« on: Monday 23 March 09 16:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I'm searching for family descendants, who could possibly assist with tracing family tree of, Robert, Liz, Thomas, Richard Aitken, born circa 1860-1875, in West Linton, Peeblesshire, Scotland, to John Aitken (sawyer) and Grace, his second wife (seamstress).
I think both Robert and Richard became bankers, Robert in India and Richard, in South Africa.  Thomas, became Rev Tom Aitken of Kingswilliamstown, South Africa, via a stint as Prison Chaplain on the Island of St Helena.
Any info further back to John & Grace Aitken, and anything else much appreciated.
Thanks
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MOE,   Norway, Swaziland, and Zululand, South Africa
JORGENSON, Hole, Ringerike, Buskurud, Norway
AITKEN,  Scotland, England, India, Island of St Helena, South Africa
LOBB,  India and London
WALSH,  India and England
SHORT,  Yorkshire, England, Island of St Helena
BATEMAN,  Island of St Helena, U.S.A.
YUILL,  U.S.A.
FIRTH,  Yorkshire, Engand
LIPTROT, various counties of England
SMITH,  various counties of England
LYNCH,  Yorkshire, England, Rhodesia and South Africa

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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 March 09 16:53 GMT (UK) »
hi pal,

let me first welcome you to rootschat, a wonderful, wonderful website.

for a little starters, here is what i found so far...more to come..

1881 census- west linton

john...age 54...sawyer..born c1827
grace...age 50...draper..born edinburgh c1831
robert...age 17...banker's clerk...born west linton
elizabeth...age 15...draper's assist
thomas...age 9
richard...age 6...born west linton c1875


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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 March 09 16:58 GMT (UK) »
hi pal,


1891 census- west linton

john...age 65...sawyer..born kirkurd
grace..age 60..draper
elizabeth...age 25...draper's assist
richard...age 16...banker's clerk


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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 March 09 17:10 GMT (UK) »
hi pal,

1871 census- west linton

john..age 44...sawyer
grace...age 40...draper
william...age 18...joiner's apprentice...born penicuik c1853
john...age 9
robert...age 7
elizabeth...age 5


1861 census- bridgehouse mile, west linton

john...age 35...saw miller
william...age 8
archibald..age 6
jane...mother..age 70
elizabeth...sister...age 43
william ramsay...nephew...age 6


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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 March 09 17:21 GMT (UK) »
hi pal,

1851 census- scotston gartyhead, newlands

john...lodger...age 26




1841 census- tofts, kirkurd

william...age 55...carpenter
jane...age 45
john...age 15


john aitken was christened on the 30th april 1826 in kirkurd

son of william aitken & jean veitch


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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #5 on: Monday 23 March 09 17:30 GMT (UK) »
JOEKAR

Wow, wow, wow, thank you for the welcome and I'm overwhelmed by your amazingly quick response and for the info......you def have the right folk, thank you so much.
Looks like by 1891 Robert had left, but, for where?  How does he get from humble beginnings in West Linton, to an esteemed position in the Bank of India? Thomas, only we presume, 19,  during this Census, has already left? Maybe for England, prior to St Helena.  I know he married a Edith Mary Short from England, no date, or place, for that.
And, by 1891, Richard was a 16 year old bank clerk.
Do you happen to know where Kirkurd, the place of John Aitken's birth in 1827 is?
About 30 years ago, my mother, (Edith Constance Aitken) on a visit from South Africa, to Scotland, tried to find John Aitken's grave in West Linton, unsuccessfully!

And, we knew of the death of one of the children, now you've helpfully told me, its, I think, John, Age 9, in the 1871 Census.

Thank you, thank you, thank you
MOE,   Norway, Swaziland, and Zululand, South Africa
JORGENSON, Hole, Ringerike, Buskurud, Norway
AITKEN,  Scotland, England, India, Island of St Helena, South Africa
LOBB,  India and London
WALSH,  India and England
SHORT,  Yorkshire, England, Island of St Helena
BATEMAN,  Island of St Helena, U.S.A.
YUILL,  U.S.A.
FIRTH,  Yorkshire, Engand
LIPTROT, various counties of England
SMITH,  various counties of England
LYNCH,  Yorkshire, England, Rhodesia and South Africa

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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #6 on: Monday 23 March 09 17:34 GMT (UK) »
hi pal,

john aitken married grace tennant in west linton, 19th august 1867

children born

john...13/5/1861
robert...11/5/1863
elizabeth...3/8/1865
thomas...4/4/1871
richard...12/5/1874


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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #7 on: Monday 23 March 09 17:43 GMT (UK) »
hi pal,


i can tell you that william aitken and jane veitch married in canongate, edinburgh on the 27th november 1816.

you john had another two sisters. ann who was christened on the 23/9/1821 and marion christened 23/3/1824. cannot see anything for his sister elizabeth yet...but i think william ramsay aged 6 in the 1861 census belongs to her..just going to check

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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #8 on: Monday 23 March 09 17:46 GMT (UK) »
hi pal,

was correct, william christened on the 22/7/1855, son of matthew ramsay and elizabeth aitken.


will now search the other censuses for your guys.



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