My husband's Aitken ancestors emigrated from Ayrshire to Saskatchewan between 1905 and 1910.His great grandfather was William Aitken born 1859 in Sornhill Toll, Riccarton, Ayrshire.He married Margaret Blane (1861-1922) in 1880 at Bellisle Farm, Galston, Ayrshire.Their sons, William Aitken (1881-1966) and Peter (1885-1951) moved to Canada first.The rest of them came to Saskatchewan in 1910.The other children were David McQueen Aitken b. 1884; Catherine Cumming Aitken b. 1884; Janet Aitken (1889-1976), Margaret Blane Aitken (1892-1978) and Robert Aitken (1900-1988).
parents of William Aitken (1859-1951) were William Aitken (1829-1915) and Janet McFadzean (1829-1915).This William Aitken was born and married in Colmonell, Ayrshire.He was a farm labourer and later a pitheadman.He died in Galston, Ayrshire.Their children were: Isabella, Robert, James, Janet, William, Alexander, Adam, David, John Albert, Thomas, Matthew and Helen Jane.
parents of William Aitken (1829-1915) were William Aitken (1791-1872) and Isabella Hill.He was born in Dromara, Co. Down, Ireland.His parents were Alexander Aitken and Isabella Moreland.He was a silk weaver.Their children, all born in Colmonell, were: William, Helen, Agness and Susan.He was widowed between 1837 and 1841.He died at Hillhead, Riccarton, Ayrshire at the residence of his eldest son, William (1829-1915).