Hi there, im hoping someone will be able to help me. My dad died when i was a baby, and he was told by the people who brought him up that his mother died in childbirth having him in rottenrow maternity on 4/2/1937. All my life i havebelived this to be the case,until recently i got my dads large birth certificate and this told a different story... it now appears taht i have living relatives in glasgow that i never knew i had and i would love to be able to meet them. I will exaplin my family tree as i currently know it and hope that someone may be able to add in some iof the missing details...
MY great, great grandfather was Thomas Aitken ( born 1855) He married Janet McPike from Ayrat St Quivox Parish church in Ayr on 21st septemeber 1876.
They had the following chldren.. ( there may be others but this is as far as i know )
*Thomas Aitken born 4th may 1876*who married Isabella Allan on 17th july 1903 in rutherglen, glasgow. They had a big family,, but the only one i am aware of is Janet McPike Aitken who was born on 28th may 1905, she also had a sister called Isabella Allan Aitken .. dontknow her birthdate.
* James McPike Aitken born 4th july 1878*( my great grandfather)who married Martha Dunsmore on 1st june 1900 in Calton, glasgow. They had a large family who consisted of the following and who were all born in the bridgeton district:
Thomas Aitken 30/3/1901 William Dunsmore Aitken 27/9/07 James Aitken 21/5/08 ( deid from whooping cough aged 3 weeks) Martha Williamson Aitken 1908 James McPike Aitken 1912 Janet McPike Aitken 16/9/1917 ( my granny) who never married as far as we know , and had my dad, douglas aitken on 4/2/1937, and we found out she ahd a later child called john aitken21/12/1940 who died from spina bifida and septicemia aged 13 days. She lived in Kinnear Road in glasgow( near bridgeton) Robert Bryce Aitken 19/1/1922
They may have had more children, but the above is all we know at present.
* Richard Mcpike Aitken born on August 17th 1884* who married Rose Elliot on 18th june 1915 in irvine. The only child we know so far that they had was a Janet MCpike Aitken in 10th September 1917.
This is all i know abt dads side of the famiy at the momebnt, i am yet to find the marriage certificates and borth certificates of my dads aunts, uncles and cousins....and its possible my dad had brothers and sisters that we dont know about yet.
ANy help or possible links would be greatly appreciated as i am eager to compelte the family tree of the family i never knew existed :D Many thanks Debbie xx