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AITKEN, Richard, b.12 May 1874, West Linton
« on: Thursday 02 April 09 16:04 BST (UK) »

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Hello

Can someone please help me find out what happened to Richard Aitken, b.12 May 1874, West Linton, Peeblesshire, Scotland?    ???

All, I have is that he started work in a bank, left at some stage for South Africa, where he continued to be a banker.    8)

Would love to know how and when he got to South Africa, also anything about his banking in Scotland, then in South Africa, and about his family?  i.e. who did he marry, did he have children, when did he die, and where?   ???

Any info would be much appreciated.   ;D

Thanks

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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, Richard, b.12 May 1874, West Linton
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 April 09 13:50 BST (UK) »

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Hello

This further info kindly given to me by Mamakaz might help someone build up more of a picture to help me please, please, please...........?   ???

UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878 - 1960:

Richard Aitken b abt 1874, age 37 accompanied by Robert Aitken, age 1 - 12 years.
Port of Departure:  Quebec,  Canada 
Port of Arrival:                  Liverpool, England

Empress of Ireland
Canadian Pacific Line

If this is 'my' Richard travelling from Canada to UK, at age 37, this voyage would have been +/- 1911?

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Don't know from which passenger lists:

Also,  Richard Aitken, trip Glasgow - New York,  1891,  no further details, don't know if same Richard Aitken?   ??? he would have been age 17 years, if it is 'my' Richard?  A year after he was a Bankers Clerk in Scotland.

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Also, Mr John Aitken, 2nd Class Passenger,  Thurs 12 July, 1900

SS  Furnessia      Glasgow  -  New York


No further details, and don't know if this John Aitken, is connected to John Aitken of possibly 1851 Census of Scotland, showing a John Aitken (Lodger) at Entryhead, Scotsdon, Newlands, Scotland?   ???

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Richard Aitken  appears in 1891 Census of Scotland, age 16, Bankers Clerk, but not in Census of 1901 with rest of family, which suggests he left the UK 1892 - 1900?                   

Some living relatives in South Africa, seem to think that Richard left Scotland, for South Africa, but as I know of American cousins, could he have gone to USA or Canada instead?  ???

Cheers

Danchaslyn

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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, Richard, b.12 May 1874, West Linton
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 May 09 23:17 BST (UK) »


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Hello

Family folklore now has it, that Richard may have died in the 1918 'Flu Pandemic?   ???

If this were the case, and one doesn't know in which country this may have occurred, any suggestions on how to proceed would be much appreciated.

Thank you

Danchaslyn

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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, Richard, b.12 May 1874, West Linton
« Reply #3 on: Friday 24 July 09 00:09 BST (UK) »


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Richard Aitken, it has been confirmed, was working in the Bank of Scotland, West Linton, before his emigration.  He joined the bank as a Bankers Clerk at age 16.

He followed his eldest brother, Robert Aitken, into the RBOS, WL.

By the 1901 Census, he is no longer at home with the family, in West Linton,  and his two elder brothers, Robert and Thomas, have both emigrated.  Robert to India, and Thomas to the Cape Verde Islands.

Any info would be appreciated.

Cheers

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, Richard, b.12 May 1874, West Linton
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 August 09 14:38 BST (UK) »


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At last, a scrap of paper, written in a long dead rellie's hand, has come to light, and the mystery of where RICHARD AITKEN emigrated to, has been solved.

Richard Aitken, known as  DICK AITKEN emigrated to Johannesburg, South Africa.

He continued his career, started all those years ago in the West Linton Branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland, and was a very successful Johannesburg  BANKER.

If anyone can help please with his shipping passage details, that would be great. Don't yet know when he left Scotland for South Africa, but anytime after the 1891 Scotland Census, when he is 16, living at home, and a "Bankers Clerk" and the 1901 Census, when he is no longer at home.

Help please?

Cheers

Danchaslyn

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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, Richard, b.12 May 1874, West Linton
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 November 13 15:21 GMT (UK) »
I have a photo of Richard Aitken taken in 1894 at West Linton Golf Club.  He's one of a group of golfers.  He looks about 20 and is described on the photo as a bank clerk.  Must be the same person.  I probably have more information on him if anyone is interested

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