Hugh Charter married Eliza Maden, son John married Agnes Kirkland
Gr gr grandfather John Charters married Agnes Kirkland at Bathgate, West Lothian in 1856, giving his parents as Hugh, a shoemaker and Eliza Maden, both deceased. His given age was 23, place of residence Bathgate. The I.G.I. has a birth entry for John, "of Bathgate", in 1833. Information submitted after 1991 etc, no other source info. available. He however on later census returns gives his place of birth as Liverpool, Lancs.
I cannot find any siblings on the Bathgate I.G.I. and no record of where Hugh and Eliza may have married. I.G.I. of Liverpool also no help. John and Agnes moved to Co Durham. Known children; Elizabeth died infant, Jane, Agnes mar Robert Pigg, Eliza servant in 1881, Margaret mar George Pigg, John William mar Mary(Polly) Best. I should be very grateful for any information about this family and would love to hear from descendants. Many thanks.