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John James Blacklaw Borthwick
Researching John James Blacklaw Borthwick born 1886 and his parents John Borthwick and Mary Cobban Blacklaw. They lived in Leith. Any information would be appreciated
red mail YOUNG
Looking for Frances Young, born in Leith 1886,father Francis Young, mother Mary Watson, she married William Pickett 1935 in Glasgow.
red mail Graham/Miller
William Graham married Lilly Miller on 04 January 1815 in Leith North, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Scotland after proper Banns (ref: pg 82 Old Parish Records 692/0010060), he was a mariner. They had 2 children I can find: Margaret and John. John is my ggggrandfather. Suddently; John, a tailor, goes to England. William turns up in the Todd family in Kirkcudbright as an Imbecile (accident/stroke?) and Lily/Lillias Graham/Miller disappears. I may have her in Glasgow. Im stumped... divorce?
red mail Littlejohn,Miller/Millar in Leith
My 5th ggfather,William Littlejohn,born Leith 1713 was a ropemaker,married Agnes Brybner and had 8 Children.Robert married Euphan Neill,Robina married William Miller,shoemaker,and Grace married1) Jonathan Miller,painter 2) william Gale,soldier.Grace Miller married James Balbirnie and William Miller,Mary Rennie.I would like to hear from anyone with information on those families
red mail David Marshall Robertson
I seek further information on DAVID MARSHALL ROBERTSON who was born at Leith on 29 March 1814, son of CHARLES ROBERTSON and ANN MACKENZIE. He migrated to Australia in 1841. He later returned to Scotland where he married MARGARET PATERSON WALKER at Glasgow, 14 February 1847. The returned to Australia in 1849.
red mail Family of Francis SLOOTMAN/SLOTMAN
Francis Slootman arrived in Leith from Antwerp c. 1854. At some point he changed his name to FRANK SLOTMAN. He married Anne Jane WILLIAMSON from Ireland, in 1856. He had 6 daughters and 2 sons. The sons didn't marry. The daughters did! The married surnames I have for them are JESSOP, DIXON, DALRYMPLE, GORDON, INCH, & BUCKHURST. I have recently acquired a family album with photos from these families which I would be happy to share. I especially would like information of Francis Slootman's Flemish ancestors.
Cecil George Weaver
Looking for information on Cecil George Weaver who married Charlotte Combe Crombie in 1924 and lived at 37 Summerside Place, Leith. He was a keen amateur photographer, and I have bought a collection of his photos at an antique fair.
red mail John White sailor from Leith
Born in England. Married Anne Park at Cannongate 7/8/1829. Lived at 1 St Andrews St Leith. Had 9 children from 1830 to 1859. Cannot find trace of him since 1859. Any pointers gratefully received. Thank you
red mail thompson
looking for my grandmas family history .her name ELSPETH MINNIE THOMPSON..born 1886 leith nth .father was ALEXANDER THOMPSON.ships rigger .lived at bridge st leith nth midlothian ..would like to know her mothers name plus any brothers and sisters .any family history would be appreciated
red mail family of Molly Crae
I have a record of Molly Crae marrying James Elder in Leith on 03 0 1789 but have no other info about Molly Crae's family. Can anyone help?
red mail amos/Tolmie family . Leith
My grandmother Joanna known as Joan born Bridgend Rosshire in 1878 my Grandfather Thomas Amos born 1874 Leith, his parents were Mary and Robert.I Believe many of their family members migrated to Canada and Australia can anyone enlighten me
red mail James Simpson Ships Master Leith 1815
I have been searching for my 4 x G grandfather James Simpson who I believed lived in Leith. I have now found an entry listed in the Post office annual directory of James Simpson Ships Master living at 52 St Andrews street in 1815. I am of course very excited as this is the first reference I have found. I am still looking for a marriage without result as yet. Can anyone help please. Sheila
red mail Waters family: Leith & Portobello
Looking for anything about a Waters family who lived around Leith and Portobello approx 1890-1945. The head of the family was William Henry Waters, a railway goods manager, married to Jane Kinnear. They had approx 10 children. I think at least one of them emigrated to Canada, and I have marriages for two of the daughters, but the remaining sons simply 'vanish' after the 1901 Census. William Henry died in 1939.
red mail Todd from Water of Leith
My Gt Gt Gt grandfather David Todd, a weaver, married Margaret Bousey in 1810 at St Cuthberts Church and the marriage document stated both resided in Water of Leith. I would like to find any information about these two families.
red mail tennant Street Leith
Anyone have information about a laundry in Tennant Street Leith About 1920/1940 My great grandmother and her husband Annie Clarke and John Clarke owned this i believe it was known as Clarke,s Laundry.I would be very grateful for any information.
red mail Reid Family
looking for a Reid , from leith. Trade a butcher. Possible first name William. Married a Purches who's father came to Adelaide on the Sir Edward Parry as the ships carpenter in 1849
red mail James Philp or Philip
James Philp was a carpenter in Leith. He married Mary Bell in 1799 there and their children were James, Janet, Mary, Robert, Robert, Christian, John, Mary and Andrew. I'm trying to find out who he was - there is a possible candidate, a James Philp b. 1779 son of John Philp and Marion Cunningham (and I have a lot of information on this family), but nothing conclusive.
red mail william cooper hunter
looking for information re; Wm.Cooper Hunter of George Street N. Leith. May be deceased but his son is looking for information. Cousin of Bill Hunter is John Barkley/MacDonald. Bills'son is Hamish, Hamishs'mother is Patricia nee Fyvie. Hamish and Bill never met and Hamish would naturally be happy to receive any information concerning his fathers history. Bill Hunter was born around 1942/3. Lived at the above address with parents Wm.Hunter and Georgia Hunter. Nothing more known. Please help. Additional information; d.o.b. 20/03/1942. (Cousins Tommy Ganson,John Barclay/MacDonald.)Married Sylvia ? Divorced -possibly three daughters.Mother Georgina, Father also Wm Cooper Hunter. Moved to Eyemouth. Died alone at home. No info as to whether he was married or divorced at time of death. His son Hamish never met him and is keen to know when and how Billy died. As Hamish has a serious hereditery blood dis-order, the info. required is important to his welfare.
My Gt Gt Grandfather was Edward Robertson b/1821 South Leith, Scotland. I have found that his parents were John Robertson and Margaret (More?) I have Edward's Death in 1900 Sth Leith, and his Birth which was obtained by a friend visiting Scotland (from NZ) last year. It reads... From the Parish Register in the exact format as written:.... St James' Episcopal Church, Constitution Street, Leith Register of Baptisms 1809-1846, Marriages, 1813-1836 February 1821 EDWARD ROBERTSON, son of John Robertson and Margaret, his wife, was born 15/2/1821 and baptised 11th inst (I think there was an error in the writing and that should read Born 11th and Baptised 15th) I am having difficulty in locating a Marriage Certificate for this couple. Can anyone help please?
red mail Dickson Family
William Dickson born abt 1813 was transported to Tasmania as a convict. We think he is my husbands g/grandfather. Records show he arrived there on ship "Aurora 1" from Edinburgh in 1835. A shot in the dark that he came from Lothian area. We live in New Zealand. Dickson is a common name, anybody who has any knowledge of any Dicksons in this area around this time or previously would be most Helpful.
red mail Albert James Amass
Hi wonder if any one can give me any info about Albert James Amass who was an uncle of mine.He was a butcher in Leith in the 1930s onwards,I know he had two children James Stewart who died aged one and Henriette his daughter who i have no info on.I would be pleased to hear from anyone who knows anything Cheers Davy.
red mail CREARS (Creer) & CLYNE Families of Leith
I am looking for any information on two Ships Masters: John Clyne and James Crear or (Creer). James Crear married Johanna Clyne, John Clyne's daughter in 1818 in Leith. They later emmigrated to Tasmania, Australia in the late 1820s following a successful career as a Captain in the Royal Navy as well as several years with the Australian-Leith Shipping Company. Looking forward to anyone out there that may have some positive family contacts or general information on these families. Regards Paul
red mail Johnson of Leith
Looking for anything on the family of James Johnson born C1831 Leith
red mail Notman Bakery Canon Mills
Info has come to light that we have in the family a photo of my Grandfather Notman standing outside this shop/Bakery during WW2. He was stationed in Leith, possibly, having come up from Nottingham with his Regiment. I would like further info if any one has any on this Bakery possibly owned by a S F Notman. It is not known if this Notman was a relation but i would like to explore that possibility. The "Nottingham Notmans" left Scotland in the late 1700's.
red mail Simpson James - South Leith Scotland
I have recently found my maternal GGG grandfather James Simpson who was a Sea Captain and living in Lieth when his daughter Helen Simpson married James Lupton March 24 1866. I dont know who is wife was or anything else about the Simpson family or whether Helen Lupton nee( Simpson) had any siblings. I would really appreciate any information as I am unable to move forward with my family search. desparate ancestor.
red mail Janetta Taylor nee Fleming
Looking for descendants of Janetta Taylor, daughter of John & Jane Fleming.born Leith 1900. Any information would be most welcome. John Fleming was my gt uncle.
red mail John Fleming 1866. Leith.
Johns' parents were James & Helen Fleming nee Guthrie. Would like to know whether there are any descendants. John was the brother of my grandmother, Margaret Sandilands Fleming. Any info. would be most welcome. With thanks.
red mail janet mossman 1838
does anyone know anything about janet mossman, born leith, 1838 or 1839. i believe she married alexander elder. can anyone help? thank you
red mail William Craig Master butcher
Looking for any information on william craig of Leith. many thanks
red mail Thomas McCallion
I am interested in Thomas McCallion born 29/12/1891 who married Florence Smith born 27/10/1890. They married in Bristol 4/6/1918 but he returned to Scotland some time after 1930. Also his parents who came from Ireland, John McCallion born 1867 and Sarah Howden Born 1866 who married in Philidelphia USA 12/8/1888.
red mail John Shields
John B. Shields born abt 1805 Longland Kirkcudbright Scotland.He ended up in Leith South Midlothian as a Chelsea pensioner in 1881 aged 76.I found what could be his discharge from the 42nd.foot Regiment 1830/1852 when he was 46.His daughter was born in Malta so he was probably srving out there.Has any one this person in their tree?
red mail BACON/Borthwick Sawmills
In 1805 Matthew Bacon married at Portsea, Hampshire. In April 1811 he was sent (by Brunel) to LEITH to superintend the erection of sawmills for Messrs BORTHWICK of Leith. He later transferred to Woolwich and finally Chatham, Kent but I am interested in his time at Leith. Any information or contact suggestions gratefully received. Thank you.
red mail William Mair
Looking for information on William Mair. Spouse name was Jesse. Sons were William Alexander Mair 1885 and Thomas Brayshaw Mair 1888.
red mail Lenny Sclater
Iam looking for information regarding a Maggie Thomson Blacklaw b1873 in Edinburgh she married Robert Sclater they had two sons, her father was James Blacklaw from Stirling, and her Mother was Janet Binnie from Uphall, Ecclesmachan.
Looking for some info on the following: Francis Yarik Roche born 1924 Leith Edinburgh. Her mother was Mary Mowatt born abt 1900's. Mary Mowatt's mother was Mary Paul born 1800's
red mail Begg / Sinclair
Looking for info on Hugh Begg and Isabella Sinclair who married in South Leith 1812.
catherine millar john millar
catherine was my ggrandmother had 2 sons charles my grandfather & john both born at 88 coburg st leith charles b1882 john b1886 would like to know about john. also did catherine marry again have no trace of james scott millar her husband but not on 1891 census
red mail Bell, Morgan
Looking for any info on Charlotte Bell b. 1880 in Leith to Robert Bell and Eliza Morgan who were both born in Dunfermline and both died at 42 Sandport St., Leith. What happened to you Charlotte? Regrards, Kaye
red mail MCDADE-TAIT
Looking for information on Margaret Renfrew Tait married William Mcdade in Hamilton @ 1891. My great grandparents and have been unable to trace them any further back.Any information would be appreciated.Believe his father and mother may be Henry McDade and Ann Sneddon married in Luss @ 1891
Livingstone Newbegging
Looking forw dec/ans of Robert Livingstone b 22/12/1846 m Mary Cranston Newbegging b 26/7/1847
red mail Emigrated to Canada????
Hi there. I am looking for information about John Russell b.1884. Son of George Russell and Helen Russell(nee Hunter). I believe he may have moved to Canada sometime after the census in 1901. Thanks
red mail Russell
Hi there, I am doing my family tree, I'm looking for any Russell's related to James Russell and Janet/Jessie Russell (nee munro) married 1st dec 1870 in leith.I am the grandaughter of John Russell dob 21.01.1918, son of George, grandson of James. Would love to hear from any relatives.
am looking for descendants ancestors of John Turnbull (b Edinburgh, d 27/8/1922) married Frances Stokoe . Son Thomas William (b 28/10/1822)(restauranteeur - Turnbull & Cockburn, Edinburgh)
red mail henry and thomas brown
trying to trace henry and thomas brown 40 and 35yrs mother annie ivol brown nee flynn father henry brown ,last adrdress 1975 37/1 west pilton park ,do you know them caroline
red mail russell
Ian looking for any information on my great great grandparents .Thomas Russell born 1808 and Agnes Munro nee Barber. Iam unable to find a marriage entry for then ,I believe they lived in Riddles Close Leith. Thanks
red mail Peter McDonald Forbes and Isabella Martin nee Hume
I am trying to locate relatives of my above grandparent..Peter born around 1879..don`t know birth and death details...Isabella was first married to David Henderson Martin in 1903..he was a ww1 death in 1918 and she then married Peter in Dad also Peter was born to them in some point he was placed in care to foster parents called Lowrie near Fort William in Scotland...can anyone help especially with Peters details..thks..Evelyn
red mail JACK
Henry JACK, son of George JACK and Mary SMITH. He was born in Leith in 1864. Between 1866 and 1869 the family moved to Dublin city. George JACK was the son of Henry JACK (born 1798, Burntisland, Fife son of Robert JACK) and Elizabeth CHRISTIE (born 1798, illegimate daugher of Elizabeth GLASS). George was born 1833 in Burntisland, Fife.
red mail HIGGINS
red mail Waugh Family
John Waugh III born Leith, Scotland 1741. Apprenticed to William Hogg a merchant in Edinburgh and married Elizabeth Hogg Nov 1769 at Yester, East Lothian. They had 3 children. Jean, John IV, Janet. John IV married at St Cuthberts on 6 Aug 1802 to Jane Lindsay
red mail A Sailor Of Leith In 1587
From Calendar of Cecil Papers Vol 3 Page 240 No 508 Jennett Reid to her Husband 31st March 1587 Understands by James Nicoll that he and his company are in good hands. Gives particulars of home affairs dated at Leith Addressed to her well-beloved husband, William Purves, master of the ship of Leith called the - Gallioun - presently in London.
red mail Brisbane Family
My Grandmother was Sarah Margaret Brisbane. I don't think she liked the name Sarah as most entries I have found only name her as Margaret Brisbane. She was born as near as I can establish somewhere between June 1847 and April 1850 in Leith, Midlothian could be either North Leith or South Leith. Her father was James Brisbane a regular soldier in the 71st Foot and his regiment is known to have been in Britain from 1847 to 1853 which covers the period of Sarah Margaret's birth and also the 1851 census but I have not been able to locate the family from the census. Her mother was Margaret McDonald who married again to a Hutchison. I also have an address 70 St Andrews Street Leith which may have been a Brisbane or Hutchison home address. Any information or clues regarding my Grandmother and her parents and perhaps Grandmothers siblings would be most welcome.

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