Re: Ritch Families from Orkney, Scotland
Do you have a Christopher RITCH in your info? I don't have a birth date, however, his daughter Elizabeth was born 1859 in St James Santee Parish, Charleston Dist., SC.
Elizabeth RITCH (later RICH) m. John SHOKES. I have found SHOOKS in NC. One SHOOKS tree has a John that fits mine. I often wondered if the SHOKES and RITCH families moved to SC together.