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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 10 March 19 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ken,

I have quite a lot of info on the Simpson Family in Scotland.
Can you give me info of how your related.
I maybe able to fill in some blanks.

I've managed to trace a lot of William Ritchie's Family.
But quite a few married with no family.
I've been able to trace Alexander's relatives.
And I know of someone who contacted a living relative.


Regards
Alistair.

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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 10 March 19 20:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alistair,
Agnes Hill Simpson was my great aunt wife of William Brown Ritchie.
She was the sister of my grand father  James Smith Simpson 1896 - 1957
They all mostly lived in west Angus (Forfarshire) ie. Glamis, Kinnettles, Meigle, Kirkinch.

My grandmother Mary Craig Burns the above James Smith Simpsons wife, her mothers maiden name was Margaret Kidd Simpson 1866 - 1936
Her family mostly lived in the same area.

I can trace a lot of them back to the late 1700s
If your Simpsons are the same family we may be able to help each other.
I use Ancestry.com
Best Regards
Ken

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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 10 March 19 22:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ken,

My Granny Elizabeth Welsh Gray (Ritchie).
She had 9 Brothers, 2 of which went to Australia & 1 to New Zealand.
1 died in WW1 & the youngest died in 1910 age 2.

I'm on Ancestry as well, but I've not posted my Trees.
It's just too complicated, although not as complicated as a lot of trees.
But I tend to go back and forth, when I find new info.
My Ancestry ID is Alistair688.

I had a issue with a tree on Ancestry concerning my Granny's Ritchie Family.

Someone posted her Ritchie parents as having 3 other siblings.
I took a closer look, to find they were born either side, of proven siblings.
My Great Great Grand Parents would have had to move, from the county of Angus to Edinburgh & back to Angus. Twice to have had these Children.
So I'm now very careful with trees on Ancestry.

I have details of James Smith Simpson & Agnes Simpson.
But I expect you have this also, and more.

I've just got details on William Burns & Margaret Kydd Simpson.
Their 5 Children: David,Alexander,Mary Craig,Leslie & Williamina Burns.

Ritchie Family:

Ritchie Henry Ritchie & Jane Brown.
Children: William (Australia),Harry,James (1891-1917) (Killed WW1),Alexander (Australia),David,Elizabeth,Robert,Fred (NZ),George & Allan (Died young).

William Brown Ritchie (27/10/1887-1975 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia) Family is:
Agness Hill Simpson (b. 9/12/1889 -d.4/4/1970 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia).

Henry (b.9/1909 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia   -d.10/1983 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia).

William Jnr (b.15/2/1913 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia -d.20/4/1999)
Married Gwendoline Doris McGinn (B.25/1/1917 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia- d. 11/3/1999 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia).

Elizabeth (4/1919 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia - 9/1999 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia ). Married William Priest  (1909-1978) Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Their Son is William Peter Priest Wife Yvonne Judith (Surname unknown).

Regards
Alistair.