I saw Robert & Christian Aitchison's Tombstone at Swinton Church last year. It is unfortunatley, broken in two, but is still readable. It also has James & Elizabeth the two infants recorded.
Christian Aitchison (Nee Kerr) was the daughter ofJames Kerr & Elizabeth Kelso from Fogo, Eccles. They were married at Coldstream on 23rd November 1798. Elizabeth Kelso Died at Little Swinton 25th November 1858 aged 79.
Ebeneser & Ellen Renton.They were married at Edrom, near Dunse 17th January 1873. Ellen Renton was the daughter of John Renton & IsabellaPhilips. Ellen was born in Dunbar @ 1849.
Their Children were
They wereJohn, Isabella, George, William and Ebeneser Junior.
Ebeneser and Ellen Renton, were resident atCarrington Barnes Farm, near Gorebridge in midlothian @ 1915. They had Ebeneser Junior living with them at this time. Ebbie as he was known, would be aged about 30 his father Ebeneser aged around 68.
Ebeneser Senior was a well experience Farm Hand. In 1915 he was out in the Field near Carrington using a Horse Drawn Thresher. The machine jammed! and Ebeneser climbed under it without un hitching the Horses. When the machine was cleared of the obstruction, the Horses bolted and Ebeneser was very badly injured. It is not known where he went too after he was injured?
Ebeneser Junior, had a Cleft Palate. In modern times this can be cured by a simple operation. however, he had a speach impediment due to this condition.
He married Euphemia Lees Pryde at Gayfield Square in Edinburgh on February 278th 1915. Euphemia was the Daughter of James Pryde and Elizabeth White.