My known ancestors from this region include my great-grandfather William Aitken born 1824, died September 19, 1889, married Christina Findlay, daughter of James Findlay and Allison Thompson. He was a landscape architect and had a garden center in Kirkintilloch. He is known to have brothers John A. and George. Children of William: 1. Robert Walker Aitken b.August 12, 1864 in Kirkintilloch, Scotland; d.July 12, 1936 in Winnipeg, Canada (my grandfather) 2. Alice Aitken b.November 20, 1851; d.April 21, 1921 3. John Gilchrist Aitken b.January 5, 1856; d.December 1, 1936 4. James Corbett Aitken b.May 1854; d.February 6, 1937 5. Christina Aitken 6. Margaret Aitken b.1853; d.1854 7. Margaret Logan Aitken b.1856; d.1860 8. Laura Corbett Aitken b.1856; d.1863 9. Jude Robert Aitken b.1861; d.1863
Robert Walker Aitken married Margaret Merrilees Alexander in 1890. She was born in 1871 in Lancashire, England and died December 21, 1939 in Winnipeg, Canada. Robert went into his father's business in partnership with his brothers John and James as well as his brother-in-law James Miller. In time Miller dropped out and started his own garden business and Robert left the business and after a brief residence in Blackpool, England emigrated to Canada in 1900. If anyone can relate to this family and has family historical information, I would appreciate it.