Everything that I have refers to the spelling : Lidster.From what I understand this spelling was much more common for England and a uncommon spelling for Scotland.As I mentioned before I believe that the family that I am looking for originally came from Fife.
This is what I have so far:
James Lidster m. Catherine Renton
Son : James Lidster born in Fife around 1826
James Lidster m. Agnes Phillips Agnes Phillips born around 1836, her maiden name was Renton, I don't know where she was born.
I do not have not a marriage date or place.
Children of James Lidster and Agnes Phillips Most were born in West Lothian. I do have a census and death certificates for John and Agnes, they all list James as being a Limestone Miner. I know that they lived near the Levenseat Mine in West Calder area.James Lidster died in 1891 at Levenseat, West Calder.Agnes Phillips Lidster died in 1894 at Longridge, Whitburn, County of Linlithgow. Children:
John b1854 / d ? Agnes b1855 / d1934 James b1858 / d 1858 ??b1859 / d1859 William b1860 / d1944 Robert b1863 / d 1909 Catherine b1869 / d 1910 Jemimima b 1871 / d ? David b 1875 / 1940
Michelle, I have further information about the families of some of the children that you see above, born between 1854 and 1875.I also have some other possibilites that James and Agnes had more children but have not confirmed this yet for sure.
Can you let me know if anyone looks familiar at all so far ?