Yes,I still live in South Africa,I have retired to Umdloti Beach on the North coast of KZN and despite making several attemts to leave the country there don't seem to be many vacancies for Kirtons worldwide, so "What the hell"?
Stuart / Stewart? Apparently my late father cocked it up when he registered me and instead of branding me with the same name as my grandfather,in his infinate wisdom he elected to lable me"Stewart".He probably could not spell?
The old man was indeed a baker,as was my late father, and in fact he worked and lived with my family in Margate, until approximately 1955, when my father passed away. If I remember correctly he passed away a few years later and is buried with his wife, as is my father in Umkomaas on the South Coast of Natal. Denise and her parents lived there at some stage of their lives.
I receive mail from Quentin Kirton whom I think is in New Zealand.He is the son of the late James Kirton, my brother. There are also Kirton "tribesmen" in Newcastle and Volksrust, South Africa. Another piece of useless information: Volksrust is incidently where I arrived to grace this planet. Wrong name and all?
First prize from my perspective. Continue the good Kirtonwork and that I won't be offended if you discover that there are millions of unclaimed Kirton dollars in Scotland and that I am the sole heir.If this is the case, please rest assured that your efforts will not go unnoticed and that you will be rewarded accordingly.
I believe that one of the first Kirtons who arrived and settled in The Eastern Cape about the time of the 1820 settlers, was locked up for pinching sheep..... Obviously not a member of our clan, but then again ,who knows?
A possible generic summary?... Scots that enjoy both bread and mutton?
If I have not bored you let me have your e mail address and have lots of fun with your endeavours.
Will be off line for a few weeks. Speak to you soon.
If you're buying, in true "Charlie Kirton" tradition. mine's a double!!!