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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 24 March 09 18:01 GMT (UK) »
hi pal,

1891 census- 53 caledonian road, cambusnethan, wishaw

home of janet steele

boarder...thomas aitken...age 20...joiner



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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 24 March 09 18:55 GMT (UK) »

Hi JOEKAR

Thanks again, and suppose not so strange, that Thomas started off as a Joiner, when his Dad was a sawyer etc, but how interesting!  Would 20 be quite a young age for someone to leave home then?
Wonder how long he practised his joinery for, before he became a Baptist Minister?
Maybe Wishaw is where he met his future wife, Edith Mary Short?
I've emailed Merle Martin in St Helena and wait with baited breath for her response........during the 1980's  (I need to look out my late mother's diary), my mother b. Edith Constance Aitken, Kingswilliamtown, South Africa, and her elder sister, Dorothy Aitken, and their cousin, Winifred Bateman of the USA, went on a splendid trip to the Island of St Helena and were treated most well, even dining with the Governor.  The three ladies said the small museum featured their Dad.
I wonder whose child Winifred Bateman is?  She may have been a second cousin, not a first cousin.
Thanks again Joe

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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 #20 on: Wednesday 25 March 09 14:01 GMT (UK) »

Hi JOEKAR

Kris of Krisejoint was able to tell me this morning that John Ellis Aitken and wife Norah and daughter, Elizabeth as you so kindly told me, arrived 1936 in Liverpool and were bound for St Ives.
In my ignorance, I thought this was in Cornwall, but it runs out it was St Ives, Doushire, Huntingdonshire  (thanks to Kris).

I's searching now for any info on this family since their arrival and also who Norah was and any details on her. 

I've also had a look (thanks to Barbara) on the Families in British India site, but can find no refs there to either Robert Aitken, nor John Elis Aitken and fam.

Many thanks
Danchaslyn      ::)
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 #21 on: Wednesday 25 March 09 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat.You've certainly got off to  good start!
You asked about the location of Kirkurd. I stay about a mile from there and about 5 miles from West Linton
Kirkurd is just a wee group of houses which, until about 1985ish had it's own school and church. The school is now a house and the church is used as a store but it's graveyard is still in use..... It's just off the A701 south of Blyth Bridge and about 10 miles west of Peebles.It remains a Parish in Peeblesshire although the school joined up with Newlands school in the early 80's and the the Church with Newlands Parish Church at Romanno Bridge.
I saw an entry in one of your replies referring to John - lodger- aged 26 Gartyhead, Scotson. I think Gartyhead has been misread and should read 'Entryhead' which is the existing lodge cottage to Scotstoun House, Blyth Bridge.
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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 26 March 09 08:57 GMT (UK) »


MRS A

 :D Hi Avril

How heartwarming to hear from someone living so close to the old origins........as you say, what a wonderful start, thanks to the lovely folk of RootsChat.Com.  As I'm a Beginner, not sure how to link chats in other sections, so forgive me if I'm telling you something you know, but there is more infor re this family in the Beginners' Section and also, my mistake, in the Cornwall Section  (the appropirate St Ives is in Huntingdon, not Cornwall!).

Anyway, lovey to hear a bit about Kirkurd, will have to visit the graveyard etc there sometime in the future.    8)

Also, William Aitken (no date of birth?) married Jane Veitch (no DOB?) at Canongate, Edinburgh, 1816.  They lived at Tofts, Kirkurd, would you know this place?
Their daughter Elizabeth was born 1818, would like the rest of her birthday if poss?

Thank you for 'Entryhead', think you must be right, would love to see this gatelodge also.

Jane Aitken, mother of William (Carpenter) was born 1791, Tofts, Kirkurd.  Would love her date of birth and maiden name?  And, if poss, her parents?   ???

Thanks again
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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 #23 on: Thursday 26 March 09 13:33 GMT (UK) »
hi pal,

still searching.....


1851 census- number 3, tofts, kirkurd

william...age 56...joiner
jane..age 59
elizabeth...age 33
marion...age 26
jane henderson...grand-daughter...age 9
william grosart...grandson...age 2 months


so with this info i found that ann aitken had married peter henderson

henderson family census

1861 census- upper liberton- liberton

peter...age 42...ploughman
ann...age 38
jane...age 19...domestic servant
harriet...age 17
elizabeth...age 14
peter...age 11
william...age 9 (christened 6/6/1852 penicuik)
ann...age 5 (born 8/7/1856 penicuik)

1871 census- campend cottages- newton

peter...age 52...ploughman
ann...age 51
peter...age 21...ploughman
william...age 19...ploughman
ann...age 15...farm hand
john...age 9 (born 2/7/1861 liberton)
mary...grand-daughter...age 3
william...grandson...age 3

1881 census- newton

ann...age 59
jane...age 39...farm hand
peter...age 30...gardener
ann...age 24
john...age 19...pit labourer
mary...grand-daughter..age 13
william...grandson...age 13
harriet...age 9...grand-daughter


1891 census- craigmiller cottages- liberton

ann..age 70
elizabeth..age 43...domestic servant
peter..age 40...gardener
ann...age 36
john...age 29...brewer's labourer


1901 cenus- moredun house- liberton

peter...age 56...gardener
elizabeth...age 54
mary...age 38
sarah...age 4...niece..potobello c1897


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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 26 March 09 14:36 GMT (UK) »

 :)

JOEKAR

Hi Joe   :)

Definitely think that finding out about one's family is one of the most exciting things to do, and all due thanks to folk such as yourself, who so kindly give of their time and knowledge.   ::)
I am astounded at everything you have found out and so grateful.  At this stage I need to buy a very, very large sheet of paper on which to transcribe all these family branches!

And now into a new family as well.........Hendersons, and a newish district.

Thank you very very much indeed     ;D
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 #25 on: Thursday 26 March 09 14:42 GMT (UK) »
following up on oor william ramsay,

i see that he was with his mum on the 1871 census and by 1881 has got married to isabella.

1871 census- rosehall, dalkeith road, newington

james geddes...age 45...servant
elizabeth geddes..age 53...housekeeper
william ramsay...age 16


1881 census- back o' mill, lands street, penicuik

william...age 35...joiner
isabella...age 32
isabella...age 6
john...age 5
william...age 3
margaret...age 1

1891 census- bridgehouse terrace, peebles

william...age 45..joiner
isabella...age 42
isabella...age 16
john..age 15..joiner
william...age 13
margaret...age 11
alexander...age 8

1901 census- 80 montelier park, newtington

william...age 56...builder
isabella...age 53
isabella...age 26
margaret..milliner



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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 26 March 09 14:49 GMT (UK) »
hi pal,

forgot to give you the 1851 census for the henderson's


1851 census- eight mile burn, penicuik

peter...age 30...ploughman
ann...age 22
harriet...age 7
elizabeth...age 4
peter...age 1



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