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Re: William Erskine Aitchison
Posted by: Kim Cannon (ID *****8468) Date: October 03, 2007 at 21:20:01
In Reply to: William Erskine Aitchison by Dorothy Collett of 243

I have collected the following Aitchison family references, although they are not my own family - hoping to eventually discover the parents of James Aitchison who married Robina Campbell.

My Aitchison family originates from William Aitchison and Mary Russell Ker and I have two James Aitchisons on my family tree:

1)James Aitchison, born 2nd November 1844, Edinburgh, Scotland. Father William Ker Aitchison, mother Jane Thompson Murray.
2) James Miln Aitchison, born 1810, Peebles, Scotland. Father William Aitchison, mother Mary Russell Ker.

Reading the Aitchison Genealogy Forum I can see that the information I have collected in my research file may assist some of the contributors. This information is not exhaustive – just what I have gathered together from records that I have noted down. I have matched the parents and children that are noted on the indexes, and cannot vouch that is completely correct. It is often necessary to buy the actual certificates to verify family lines. However I thought I would post what I have on the website, as I can see several inquiries that relate to this family and what I have gathered so far may be useful for further leads on individuals in this family tree.

James Aitchison married Robina Campbell (father Robert Campbell)
IGI: 17th June 1816, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Their children were: (all records IGI and BDM’s,Victoria, Australia)
1)Charlotte Aitchison, born 19th April 1817, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2)Isabella Elizabeth Aitchison, born 23rd April 1819, baptised 2nd May 1819, Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland.
3)John Aitchison, born 19th December 1820, baptised 7th January 1821, Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland.
4)Catherine Aitchison, born 8th December 1822, baptised 18th December 1822, Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland
5)Janet Aitchison, born 18th February 1825, baptised 6th March 1825, Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland.
6)Roderick McLean Aitchison, born 24th May 1827, baptised 3rd June 1827, Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland, died Geelong, Victoria 1889, age 61 yrs, reg. no. 2366. Married twice – 1) Agnes Campbell and 2) Marion/ Maria Smith (died Melbourne Victoria 1906, reg. no. 10259, father Alex Smith, mother Sarah). *Note there are at least 11 children belonging to Roderick McLean Aitchison and his 2 wives on Victorian records 1856 onwards.
7)James Gloag Aitchison, born 26th April 1829, baptised 3rd May 1829, Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland.
8)William Erskine Aitchison, born July 1832, baptised 8th July 1832, Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland.
William died age 82 years 1914, Victoria, reg. no. 1622.
9)Alice Erskine Aitchison, born 29th July 1834, baptised, 24th August 1834, Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland, died as Alice Travers, 76 years, Malvern, Victoria 1911, reg. no. 2051. Married James Travis
Here are also the deaths of three of Alice’s children
a)Alice Erskine Wheatland died Prahran., Victoria 1939, age 79 yrs, reg. no. 2615
b)Roderick Warren Travis died Maffra, Victoria 1942, age 72 yrs, reg. no. 27945
c) Sarah Anne Travis died as Sarah Anne Mills 1919, Caulfied, Victoria, reg. no. 11470.


Here is William Erskine’s line (8th child of James Aitchison and Robina Campbell)

William Erskine Aitchison married 3 times
1)Beatrice Shields (father Ralph Shields, mother Jane, birthplace Muss.)
Married 1853 Victoria, reg.no. 817
Divorced 1853, Victoria ,no. 00817
Beatrice died age 24 yrs, 1861,Victoria reg. no. 6044
*Note even though they were on the Victorian divorce index in 1853, 4 children were born after this date, until Beatrice died in 1861.

2)Mary Russell (father William Russell, mother Sarah Potten)
Married 1864, Victoria, reg. no. 2157
Mary died Victoria 1883, reg. no. 3613

2)Mary Tait (born Mussellborough)
Married 1893 Victoria reg. no. 2383

*Note: On the IGI is a Resource File with contributor’s details, with a William Erskine Aitchison married to Margaret Rice.
I also discovered the following Victorian death:
Roderick McLean Aitchison died 1938, M’borough, Victoria, age 79 years. Father William Aitchison, mother Mary Rice, reg. no. 16636.
I do not know how this connects to the information I have previously gathered.

Children to Beatrice Shields (4):
1.Robina Jane Aitchison born 1855, Warnambool, Victoria, reg. no. 2039.
Died C’hill, Victoria 1939, reg. no. 9441.
Robina married Thomas John Carlyon 1880, Victoria, reg. no. 2871
Children (6) of Robina and Thomas
A) William John Carlyon, born C1881, died Melbourne, Victoria in 1949, age 68 yrs, reg. no. 9775.
B) Thomas Henry Carlyon, born C1885, died St Kilda, Victoria in 1965 age 80 years, reg. no. 14112.
C) Caroline Jane Carlyon, born C1887, died as Caroline Jane Du Gilbert in 1962, age 75 yrs, Ormo., Victoria, reg. no. 22660.
D) Ethel Alice Carlyon, born 1889, Maryborough, Victoria, reg. no. 32920, married Isaac George Richards, Victoria in 1910, reg. no. 9455.
E) Samuel Ernest Carlyon, born 1892, Maryborough, Victoria, reg. no. 15308, died Camp., Victoria 1957, age 64 years, reg. no. 17490.
F) Myrtle Ivy Carlyon, born 1895 Maryborough, Victoria, reg. no. 5233, died Myrtle Ivy May Jacobs age 73 years in Melbourne, Victoria 1969, reg. no. 4020.
                                                                                           
2) Jessie Catherine Aitchison, born C1856, died T’dale, Victoria, 1934, age 78years, reg. no. 19135

3) Ralph James Aitchison, born 1858, Camperdown, Victoria, reg. no. 2928.
There is also another birth record for a Ralph James Aitchison, born 1858, Timboon, Victoria, reg. no. 7012. (is this a duplicate for the same child?)
Ralph James Aitchison died 1858, Timboon, Victoria, reg. no. 4280.

4) Beatrice Aitchison, born 1861, Loddon, Victoria, reg. no. 10822, died 1861,Gana, Victoria, reg. no. 8386.

Children to Mary Russell (8):

1)William Henry Aitchison, born 1865, Dunolly, Victoria, reg. no. 8280, died Melbourne, Victoria, age 75 years, 1940, reg. no. 9413.
2)Alice Mary Aitchison, born Dunolly, Victoria 1867, reg. no. 7859.
3)Charles Erskine Aitchison born Timor, Victoria 1869, reg. no. 19225, died Victoria 1890, reg. no. 5045.
4)John Arthur Aitchison, born 1871, Timor, Victoria, reg. no. 26793, died H’thorn, Victoria 1946, age 74 yrs, reg. no. 3900.
5)George Albert Aitchison, born 1874, Timor, Victoria, reg. no. 5883.
6)Agnes Maria Aitchison, born 1875, Timor, Victoria, reg. no. 26276, died R’mond, Victoria 1951, age 75 yrs, reg. no. 8361.
7)Ellen May Aitchison, born 1878, Timor, Victoria, reg. no. 12261, died as Ellen May Tregoning, age 85 yrs, Kew, Victoria, reg. no. 3818.
8)Laura Isabella Aitchison, born 1880, Timor, Victoria, reg. no. 19237, married George Parker, Victoria 1909, reg. no. 1235, died 1959 Victoria age 79 yrs, reg. no. 28012.


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