Hello CAROLYN I am part of your extended family . I am decended from John Ritchie and Jean McHOUL (McWhenl, McHawel,Howal) -there are several different spellings- John was born in 1751 and he died on 10th jan 1826 Jean was born 7th july 1767.She also married James Train on 31st july 1840 after John had died.
Family Robert Ritchie b 1790 d 16th june 1880 married Margaret McQueen 29th june 1811
James Ritchie born 23rd nov 1795 died 25th nov 1848 married Margaret Highet 12th june 1827 (this is my g/g/grandfather)
Hugh Ritchie born 1798
Janet Ritchie born 6th aug 1803 died in Ontario Canada 4th nov 1876 Married James Highet 9th aug 1829
William Richie born 1792 died 1875 Married Agnes Falconer who died 1853
Jean Ritchie born 21st may 1807
Alexander Ritchie born 1791-1794 Hellen Farquhar.
This is just the bones of this family . When you get in contact I will forward more. I would love more information on William . I have census records of william and family. Regards Alan RitchieGoreNEW ZEALAND