Hi Kath, Just starting out...not sure whether there is a connection? I have a book in which is written... Reminiscences - compiled by Aunt Pattie for her niece Lucy Aitken. As far as I know of Aitken ancestors Andrew and Christina Aitken came from Fife in about 1855, the year he built the Flax Mills at Pinchbeck.He had 3 sons and one daughter - Thomas, Andrew, Martin.Daughter Christina who became Mrs. Christie (?)
Thomas married Miss Ann Looker. Martin married a Scotch lady. Andrew died a bachelor.
Thomas II had two sons and one daughter.Andrew and Thomas III, daughter probably died in infancy. Thomas (the elder son) married Mary Andrew eldest daughter of Mrs. *o**es Andrew of Tongue End near Bourne
Thomas III married Lucy; daughter of William and Lucy Smith (nee Topham) by whom he had seven children.They were married in April 1873. Thomas William born 1875, a bachelor in 1942 Robert (married Ethel Mary Leadbetter) died age 19 Percy (married Ethel Mary Brillain/Brittain) Lucy a spinster in 1942 Ernest, a bachelor in 1942 Andrew, the 'Flower of the Flock' died Margaret Ann