Colin, My e mail is as above or Aitchpiper@aol.co.uk
yes they are definitley related. I was given this information from a Mr Iain M Aitchison of Liverpool, England in 1981. I suspect Iain is now deceased since,have had no replies to any of my letters i sent to him.
Robert Aitchison and Agnes Aikman, are the Parents of Robert Aitchison born Swinton Mill born 2nd August 1804. The Robert born at Swintonmill married Christian Kerr in 1826.
I have seen Robert and Christians Grave at Swinton Kirk. The Stone is broken in half but otherwise in good condition and readable.