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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #36 on: Friday 10 April 09 16:09 BST (UK) »

 :)

Hello Mrs A  Avril

Thanks so much for telling me the distances, much appreciated.  Also, how far would Falkirk be from Torphichen?    ???

I'm sorry to be a pain, but my 'dial up' internet doesn't allow me to down loadmaps!  Live far to remotely and in the wilderness, and also, sorry not to reply sooner, been busy, heartachingly, searching for one of our small dogs, lost in the forest.     :'(

Thanks again, Avril    :D

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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 family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #37 on: Friday 10 April 09 18:33 BST (UK) »
have sent you a personal message with directions to both places. Hope youfind your wee dog.
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Re: AITKEN family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #38 on: Monday 13 April 09 10:20 BST (UK) »
:)

Joekar

Hi Joe

hi pal,

can i tell you that john ellis aitken returned to the uk.

on the 29/2/1936 he arrived in liverpool, he was aged 40, a banker and was married to norah and had a child elizabeth.

he was going to hunting, St.ives

noarah was aged 36 and elizabeth was aged 5.

Can you perhaps tell me please, if on this trip, John Ellis and Norah Jean Aitken had their son, Robert Tennant Aitken, possibly five years older than their daughter, Elizabeth Aitken (5), with them?    :o

Also, might this trip have been their final return from India, to live in the UK?   ???

Or, Joe, do you perhaps know, which trip it is, that they were going on, after arrival in the UK, to settle in Scotland, and where in Scotland?   ???

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 family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #39 on: Monday 13 April 09 10:23 BST (UK) »

 :)

Joekar    ................Hi Joe

Sorry, I got my posting to you muddled up in the quote.........................!    >:(

Please search near the end of the last posting's quote, for what I wrote to you.    ::)

Many thanks

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 family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #40 on: Tuesday 19 May 09 12:24 BST (UK) »
Hi JOEKAR

Also meant to say, that during other reading this morning, I discovered that Baptists are known, or, were known as 'non-conformists', and baptism, christening etc records, might be kept separately?
Rev Thomas Aitken most certainly was a Baptist, don't know if his siblings, or parents were?
Could this possibly be a reason why its difficult to trace his marriage to Edith Mary Short of King's Lynn, Norfolk?

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 :)

Hello All

Have now discovered that the Rev Thomas Aitken, only met and married Edith Mary Short, on the Island of St Helena!    ;)

Her parents and family, the Short Family, living on the Island of St Helena, where Edith Mary Short was born  prob 1875-1890?  Can anyone please tell me a birth date for Edith Mary Short?   ???

Can anyone please tell me more about the Short Family, all I know is that they were 'ex-Yorkshire'  ?   ???

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 family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #41 on: Thursday 21 May 09 21:34 BST (UK) »


 :)

As per kind information of weech...........

From passenger lists, Lady Caroline Aitken (as a widow) returned to England aboard the "City of Shimla", 1936 and her place of abode, was given as Arden House, West Byflet, Surrey, England.    8)

Mamakaz in particular, you searched long and hard, for which I'm so grateful for details as to where Lady Aitken returned to, in England to live, and here, at last, is the answer!    ;D

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 family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #42 on: Monday 25 May 09 20:18 BST (UK) »


 :)

As per kind info from "weech"..........

Cutting from the Times of India, undated:

FASHIONABLE BOMBAY WEDDING

The wedding of the week in Bombay has been at  Malabar Hill, of Marjorie Grace Aitken, daughter of Lady Aitken and the late Sir Robert Aitken, to Lieutenant Charles Elliot Bleck, of the 2nd Sherwood Forresters.

Her wedding dress is then described and mention made of the wedding taking place at the All Saints Church.

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 family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #43 on: Saturday 06 June 09 17:47 BST (UK) »



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Have traced Thomas Aitken, b.4/4/1871, third son of John & Grace Aitken of Kirkurd, to the Island of St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands, as from Sept, 1896 - March, 1897.

Here, he was a single man, and a missionary for the Baptist Union Church.

The last trace I have of him in Scotland, UK, is as a Boarder, working as a Joiner, during the 1891 Census, in the home of Janet Steele, Cambusmethan, Wishaw, Lanarkshire.

I have tried repeatedly, without success to find out from several different 'branches' of the Baptist Union Church, where, exactly in Scotland, or anywhere else in the UK, for that matter, Thomas, might have been a member of a Baptist Church congregation, and where it was that he would have trained/recruited to be a missionary.    8)

Any info on Thomas would be greatly appreciated, as would contact details possibly for the Baptist Church in Wishaw to-day?    ???

Also, any info on Janet Steele?  I've searched IGI for her, without success??   ???

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 family, West Linton, Peeblesshire
« Reply #44 on: Thursday 02 July 09 13:24 BST (UK) »


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Hello

Also searching for Richard Aitken, b 12/5/1874, Kirkurd, Peebles-Shire, youngest son of John and Grace Aitken.

Last known trace of him, was working with his eldest brother, Robert Aitken, at Royal Bank of Scotland, as a Bankers Clerk, in 1891, whilst living at home still.

Robert left for India in 1895, and Thomas Aitken, for St.Vincent, Cape Verde Islands in 1897.

As Richard Aitken, their middle brother is no longer at the family address in the Scottish Census of 1901, we don't know what happened to him?

Any help and info would be greatly appreciated.

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