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william aitken birth lookup please

jack

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Hi there,

Could someone please do a lookup for a birth for a William Aitken, in 1801 in Falkirk. He married a Henrietta Petrie and they had a daughter Agnes in 1824and a son Thomas Alexander Aitken in 1830. I am trying to find his siblings to ascertain whether his parents were Adam and Katherine or Mark and Agnes.

Many thanks

Regards
Jackie
 
They also had

Helen Scrimgeour Aitken 1827

Margaret Douglas Aitken 1822. She married John Petrie Stevenson in 1844

I see your delima with the two Williams born within months of each other

There is a registration of marriage for Helen Scrimgeour and Thomas Aitken in Falkirk in 1801

Margaret Douglas married James Aitken in 1785, Falkirk

Bit off the beaten track but it will keep you busy for a while
 
Now you are confusing me:)
Do you think that William's parents were perhaps Thomas Aitken and Helen Scrimgeour?
Because the two William's that are born in 1801, have father's as Adam or Mark. No mention of Thomas. However, their eldest son was a Thomas, so now it confuses the issue a bit if they went with normal traditional naming patterns.

Regards
Jackie
 
I went back to 1841 census

William 50 Born 1796
Hanerta 40
Helen S 14
Mary D 15
Mrs Wardrop 50 born 1791 Falkirk

There is a William born in 1796 in Falkirk to Thomas Aitken and Jean Robert. They married 16/11/ 1792 and proceeded to populate Scotland

Alexander 22/12/1793
John 4/3/1795
William 24/9/1796
Alison 11/5/1797
Mary 16/2/1800
Thomas 17/1/1802
Robert 23/11/1804
Thomas 2/3/1809
Henry 2/3/1809
Janet 30/1/1813
 
Hi there,

In one of my replies for the 1841 census, it showed William as being 45 and a sheriff officer. Through one of the kind ladies, they found a Thomas Aitken married to a Margaret Douglas with children as:

William Bap 29-1-1792 Falkirk
Thomas Bap 20-12-1789 Falkirk
James Bap 1-6-1794 Falkirk
Margaret Bap 4-9-1796
Ann Bap 3-2-1799 Falkirk.

Then William above, married Henrietta, and they had amongst others, a Margaret Douglas Aitken Born 20-9-1822 in Falkirk. (This would tie in with naming traditions.)

I also had a look at the children from Thomas and Jean, and thought I was on the right track, but then the above came to light.

I have tried to look for a will for William, but nothing as yet. Should i put a post on the Will section? or is that section not for will lookups?

Regards
Jackie
 
Hi Jackie
Here's some of what the IGI has for children of both couples you mentioned:


Results for: Aitkin, British Isles
Father: Mark , Mother: Agnes
Exact Spelling: Off
Batch Number: C119701

International Genealogical Index / British Isles - 2

1. JAMES AITKEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 13 JUL 1794 Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland

2. WILLIAM AITKEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 22 MAR 1801 Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland




Results for: Aitkin, British Isles
Father: Adam , Mother: Catherine
Exact Spelling: Off
Batch Number: C119701 & C119702


International Genealogical Index / British Isles - 4

ROBINA AITKEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 31 MAR 1798 Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland

ALEXANDER AITKEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 30 SEP 1803 Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland

WILLIAM AITKEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 04 OCT 1801 Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland

ROBERT AITKEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 15 SEP 1805 Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland

AGNES AITKEN - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 20 SEP 1807 Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland
 
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