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Ancestry of Jon & Irene Redpath

Updated February 12, 2013

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This page is in the process of being revised. Some information has been moved to the Redpath and Whiteoak Family Forum - see link at the bottom. Photographs from both sides of the family have been moved to the R & W Forum and the Whiteoak Forum for sorting and more accessible display.

Jon's family are mainly from East Lothian and Midlothian (paternal) and Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire (maternal). Amongst the surnames mentioned are: Redpath, Scott, Forbes, Muir, Manderson, Anderson, Wilson, Drysdale (Scotland) and Gerring, Goddard, Hobbs, Hawkins (England).

His ancestors were mostly farm workers, with the majority of the men being farm servants, or ploughmen.

Irene's family are from Yorkshire (paternal) and Sussex (maternal). The principal surnames are: Whiteoak, McCready, McCarthy, Metcalfe, Greenwood, Duckworth, Green, Barrett (Yorkshire) and Budgen, Trussler, Dapp, Wilson (Sussex).

Many of my Yorkshire ancestors were in the weaving trades: handloom weavers, and later machine weavers and wool sorters. The Sussex family were mainly farmers, pork butchers and carpenters.

If you are researching the Whiteoak surname, please look at my WHITEOAK Home Page or the Whiteoak Family Forum (follow the links below).

I hope to add more gravestones to the "Virtual Cemetery" as I find them. At the moment I have only submitted a few Redpath inscriptions, plus Duncan, Drysdale and Hannah.

If you want to add some information to what you see here, or correct anything, or ask a question, please visit the Redpath and Whiteoak Forum, or the Whiteoak Forum, at the links given. This will protect both your own e-mail address (which will be invisible) and mine from the spam pests. New details are always welcome!

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  • Ancestors of Irene Marion WHITEOAK (140 KB)
    My paternal ancestors came mainly from Yorkshire, and maternal ancestors from Sussex, in the south of England. To view each ancestor Tree in its entirety, find the person named in the title - on the extreme left - and right-click the name. Select "Make primary individual", and you should see the whole thing.
  • Ancestors of Jon David REDPATH (203 KB)
    Jon's paternal ancestors came mainly from East Lothian and Midlothian, in south-east Scotland, and his maternal ancestors from Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, in the south of England.
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    I don't know how many members of the family fell during, or as a result of, the two world wars. This is a list of those I am aware of at present.
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