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Hello, I am the Granddaughter of Robert Esco Whitton. I know very little about this man, I have been trying to find my family for years.. Please Help with any information..
Carolyn Thomas
15 January 2018
I am the granddaughter of Dorothy Whitton Goodfellow. This site is wonderful. It's fascinating to read information of ancestors I know little about.
Amy Cullings Moreno
1 January 2018
Hello Whitten family: I am the GG granddaughter of Joseph Whitten and ELiza Greenaway from Armagh Ireland. I come down from their son Joseph ( Jane Martin), married in Glasgow Scotland- to son John Herbert Walter ( Christina Dickson), to my mum Robina .
Donna Petrie
1 June 2017
Hello my grandfathers name was Russell Remington Ritch his father Paul e ritch I would love to chat with any of you and would love more info on Paul Ritch's brother and father. Thanks
Amy Walker
21 April 2017
My grandfather was James Kerr and my mother was Winifred Kerr from Rye, New York. We knew the Whittens
Pamela Winifred Thomas Beyer
13 March 2017
I'm doing research for my mother in law Mary Hammond would love to hear from anyone else on the Whitton/Ball line.
Cheryl Mellan
10 March 2017
A Robert Whitton was the executor of the will and father in law of my 8times great grandfather Samuel Spencer in Bucks county, PA, USA. Does anyone have information on the American Whittons?
Meladie Spencer Jamra
9 March 2017
My husband is the grandson of Charlotte Craigie Smith, Benjamin Hagar Smith's eldest daughter. She was one of the family who made to trip south from Orkney.
Kay Tipper
4 March 2017
Hi my g/g grandmother was Mary Ann Whitton , who married John Proctor Fleming , their son Hugh , was my mother's grandfather. Their is a huge amount of descendants of this family. gordon
gordon mclaren
17 February 2017
My grandfather Thomas Robert Whitton was born in Dublin in1887. His father was Robert Whitton, mother Susanna Whitton. I have traced my family back to 1765 all living in Delgany County Wicklow Ireland I would like to trace back from 1765 Thamas married to Catherine. Also forward from 1922 Thomas Robert Whitton living in Graystones County Wicklow.
28 January 2017
Hi, I am the Great grandson of David Flett (b1839, Orkney, d 1888, Ballan, Australia). His sister, Jean, married James Ritch and they lived in Deerness, Orkney. David, William and Jean's mother was Ellen(Helen) Tait and her descendants still live in the same house. My family line is Magnus Flett ( m Ellen Tait), David Flett (b 1839) ( m Martha Ann Mathews), William Magnus Flett (b 1882) (m Alice Bell), William Donald Benbow Flett (b 1923) ( m Mary Roberts) Alan Robert Flett (b 1949) (m Helen Banks)
Alan Flett
26 July 2016
I am the granddaughter of Lawrence Eldwood Whitton, married to Nettie Esther Brymer. My father is William Lawrence Whitton. I just happened on this site and am very seriously impressed!!
Diana Whitton Harpel
28 May 2016
Hi: I just came across your site by accident and it opened up at a page displaying 'GEORGE FODDEN KEMP'. You could have knocked me over with a feather! 'GEORGE FODDEN KEMP' is my GRANDFATHER. I'm not sure how or why he appears in your history, but there he is. His first wife, Freda Maud Duncan Wilson is my GRANDMOTHER. Their first son JHON FODDEN KEMP is my father. I now know, from another site I found accidentally, that George and his second wife, Beatrice Ellen Wilson emigrated to Canada arriving in Quebec on 3 May 1928. He apparently settled in Vancouver and eventually died on 08 May 1988.
Brian Kemp
13 May 2016
Hello. My grandfather was Ronald Whitton from Hastings New Zealand. His father was Samuel Whitton and my Gt Gt grandfather was Henry William Whitton. I'd love to hear from any family from these lines.
Hayley Whitton
15 April 2016
I am william scott whitton Son of William King whitton Grandson of Abbie Earl Whitton Great Grandson of Abbie King Whitton Reside in East Texas. Story was we were outlaws on the run after killing someone in Alabama.
William Whitton
11 April 2016
My whitton family resides in Florida-U.S. my grandfather was Carl Charles Whitton. If you have Whitton family members that you can trace to Florida I would love to hear more about them. Great site!
Peggy Whitton Hand
9 January 2016
I am the grandson of Donald Whitton, born in Eltham, Kent & great grandson of William Davidson Whitton (piper) born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. His parents were James Whitton and Jane Rothnie. I have some photos of William and his parents.
Matt Sears
18 December 2015
I am the gggrand daughter of Francis Robert Whitton also known as frank Whitton who's married to Selina Elizabeth Leslie, they had 4 daughters and 3son's name Mary Elizabeth Whitton, Lola Whitton, jack Whitton, Arthur James Whitton, William Archie Whitton who is my grandfather and Vera may Whitton, Ellen Jane Whitton, Vera may married a Griffith, and Ellen married a Dixon, my grand father William Archie witton married gwendoline Margaret bright, my grandfather was born on the 28th of December 1917 at burra bee dee coonabarabran New South Wales, just trying to put together a family tree, would love to find out more... Thanks
janet whitton
12 November 2015
Hello everyone, my Grandfather was John Newton Goldsmith Whitton. My Mum is his Daughter, Heather Joan Whitton, Name changed by deed poll to her mothers maiden name Stuart, shortly after his death & her birth in Nottingham, September 1957. After his death my grandmother, Eudora Nysida Stuart returned to her family in Guyana in South America with my Mother for about 5 years before both, returning to England. I would love to find out more about my grandfather & the rest of our family that I never knew, but especially for my Mum who never knew her Father. So please if anybody can help me with any info I would be truly grateful.
Claire Martin
27 September 2015
Walter Percy whiting died wwi Charles Percy whiting died down shaft presumably. Sydney Charles whiting married Annie Reid son James Sydney Walter whiting died 2015
18 August 2015
A very interesting site. My grandparents lived, and my father was born in 3 Violet Place, Belvidere Road, Northam, Southampton in 1919. I wonder if you know how long this road existed for and when it disappeared as I can't find and info or pictures of it at all.
Robert Baptie
26 July 2015
I am the daughter of Edwin street ( I was adopted out as a baby) dose anyone know if Linda or dawn had any children with Edwin street
15 June 2015
I was delighted to find this site. I will add some information I have about the Ritch family from my history. If anyone can add to what I have, that would be wonderful! My mother's mother was named Rita Ritch and born 9/26/1887 in NYC. Her father was Henry Remsen Ritch ((born 1860). His father was William Ritch and his mother was Henrietta Hone Duryee (11/15/1839-1/14/1900) Henrietta's parents were Mary Jayne Fowler (born 11/3/1809) and Abraham R. Duryee (b. 3/2/1808 d. 7/20/1887)
Barbara Marita Keefe
10 May 2015
Just found your great site. My name is Cheryl and I live in NSW, Australia. Robert Whitton, who married Jane Wilkie, is my gt gt gt grandfather. Their daughter Janet Wihitten married David Dandie in Dundee in 1836. They had 4 children - Jane, Alexander, George Duncan, and Clara. Alexander (Rev. Alexander Dandie) and wife Barbara Hewat (married in Edinburgh in 1873) came out to Australia in 1873/74. They had 3 children, Catherine Frame, David Bruce, and Janet Alexandrina. David Bruce is my grandfather. A very interesting website! Cheryl
Cheryl Elliott
4 May 2015
Just discovered your site. My great grandfather, Robert Gow, was the son of James Moncur Gow, who you note travelled to Australia in 1882. Robert came independently around 1879, and while his father and some siblings stayed in Sydney, Robert changed his name to Smith and settled in Perth in 1880 or 1881. He became a successful saddler there, until he died in 1902 at 42 years, by drowning in the Swan River
John Kirkwood
24 April 2015
Hi; Thank you for this wonderful site. I am a direct descendant from John Herbert Walter Whitten ( son of Joseph and Jane nee Martin), I have sent you information in the past. I do have a spouse for George Whitten- a Jane Glassford. I am still trying to find information on his half brother David- father listed as James Simpson on his BC ( last seen in Australia). And of course trying to go backward with John Whitten & Eliza Greenaway and Jane Martin actual mother who was Mary Irvine. Hope this site connects me with other Whittens- and everyone keep your eyes peeled for David
Donna ( Icini)
25 January 2015
Hello, I have found your genealogy quite interesting. My mother is a direct desendant of Hugh Ritch & Cubica Young. My Grandfather is Delmas Dean Rich & my Grandmother is Ethel Roberta Davie. Together they had 5 children, my mother being the only daughter. I have to correct you on my Grandmothers death though. She passed away on Nov. 5, 1994 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hope you find this information as helpful as I have found yours. Thanks!! Bobbi
B. Golden
10 November 2014
Hello, what a fantastic website you have made. My grandfather is Charles Hugh Whitton (1922-1982). Born in Stirling Scotland, and moved to New Brunswick Canada in 1929. I am currently living in Calgary, Canada. Feel free to contact if ever in need of continued information of Charles' family.
Jillian Mai
9 November 2014
Re.Martha Bothwell married Henry Savage Kerr had 4 children (2boys 2girls) youngest son Allan Bothwell Kerr first wife Margret Shields died 1 daughter Margret Kerr, second wife Ann McPhee 1 child Henry(harry) Kerr my father who married Rosetta Clark who had 2 children, Jane & Carol Kerr(Brown) making Martha Bothwell my great grandmother.
Carol Brown
14 September 2014
Percy MacGregor Whitton who died on the Somme in 1916 was a member of Rosslyn Park FC rugby club in London, while he was at RMC Sandhurst. He is now remembered there on our new WW1 memorial unveiled 29/3/14, and in the book 'The Final Whistle: the Great War in Fifteen Players'
Stephen Cooper
10 September 2014
Hello. My name is Katrina, I live in Sydney Australia. My Grandfather is Norman Edwin Whitton (b. 1929). My GGrandfather is William Edwin Whitton (b. 1864), GGGrandfather is George Whitton (b. 1825) and GGGGrandfather is Robert Whitton (b. 1784). It's so great to see a site like this. My Grandfather Norman spent many years after his wife, Minnie Mason, passed away in 2002 searching our family tree, but with alot of dead ends. Just to add to the information, Norman & Minnie had two sons, Gary Whitton & Geoffrey Whitton. Gary married Coroline and had a son, Brett Whitton. My father Geoffrey married Marianne (nee. Wosowski) and had twin daughters, Amanda and Katrina (b. 1989) Just amazing to see a site like this. Thank you very much.
Katrina Whitton
6 August 2014
You have Arthur Llewellyn Brindle and Grace Ellen Legge in your database. Their daughtere, Dora Beryl Brindle was my aunt and she married "Scotty" (sorry, not sure of his first name) Whitton who she met on the ship over from Australia. They lived in Palo Alto California and had two children: Heather, my favorite cousin who is still alive at 92 and Stewart Whitton, who died some years ago. I would be glad to try to get more info from Heather is anyone is interested. She hates computers, but I can relay what she knows if anyone questions Roger Llewellyn Brindle
Roger L. Brindle
20 March 2014
Hi Robert I have just started researching some family history and through your site and some other enquiries I have discovered that my paternal great great grandfather was James lyon b 1847 on Graemsay Orkney. As you have already discovered James died at sea shortly after his marriage in Liverpool and prior to the birth of his daughter jemima. By a strange quirk of fate my father and mother who was Liverpudlian , were married in the same church in Liverpool in 1955. As I was also at sea, I would be interested in what you can tell me about the lyon family from Orkney and the details of his tragic death on the John Williams. Thank You. Russell
Russell Andrew
5 March 2014
Hi there I am related to Constance Helen Hockin who married John Mouritz Login (JML is on the Whitton and Ritch Family Tree). Anyone interested in the Hockins can email me or see
Rex Sinnott
23 February 2014
We are volunteers for the War Graves photographic project., photographing headstones on graves of Australia's Vietnam war dead. John hunter Whitton b, 28/10/1939 Bellshill, Scotland, KIA Vietnam 13/5/1968 is commemorated in the Garden of Remembrance, Melbourne, Victoria. It is believed his ashes were sent to Scotland. Our query is, does he have a grave and headstone in Scotland? If so, we would like a photo to forward to TWGPP and for our own records. Can anybody help please?
Janet Stacey
12 November 2013
Thank you for maintaining this wonderful resource for our family. I and my 12 brothers and four sisters are the 5 generation from William George (Bristol Bill) married to Mary Anne O'neil from County Clare Ireland. We (the Whitton mob)have useful information about the family's history from their arrival in Sydney, eventual settlement in Gulgong and marriage in Mudgee. Later they moved to Ballimore near Dubbo. I have noted some of our info does not appear on your good and well kept record. I.E The son of Bristol Bill, William Henry, met his wife, Rose McMunn, in Wellington N.S.W. Rose is buried in the old Ballimore cemetery. The only headstone remaining there. Would you like to add our wing to your site.
Marty Whitton
27 April 2013
I am a great granddaughter of Elizabeth (Whitton) McCune who married my great grandfather Hugh McCune in the United States and ended up living in Glenville, Clay County, Nebraska. Hugh married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Stephens) Whitton, natives of Arbroath, Scotland who were my great great grandparents. Elizabeth was born in 1843, and her marriage to Hugh McCune resulted in the birth of nine children: Laura (wife of William H. Haight), William, John C., Margaret N., Thomas Francis, Carrie E., Arthur (my grandfather) and Bertha M. Gracie was deceased in infancy. All of these children are deceased but there are many descendants! I am very interested in any contact with you or any descendants of great grandparents Elizabeth (Whitton) & Hugh McCune & great great grandparents Thomas & Margaret (my relatives/cousins, etc.,) I have family information on many of their descendants. My family and I have quite alot of information on the McCune family, but the Whitton family information pretty much ends with Thomas & Margaret Whitton so far. I also have some pictures of Hugh & Elizabeth (Whitton) McCune! Also am a descendant of McCune (how we spell it) families who were in Scotland/Ireland. Many immigrated to the United States. Still working on trying to link possible family members. Would love to hear from any family/descendants of the above. Kathleen (McCune) Keffer Nebraska/USA April 22, 2013
Kathleen (McCune) Keffer
23 April 2013
Very disappointing that the SouthAfrican Genealogy site has been taken down. Contained quite a bit of info. re the South African branch of Whitton Family. I am researching MARMADUKE LOWSON WHITTON (1836-1913) spouse ELEANOR LILLER (1853-1926). Would be happy to correspond with yet unknown cousins!
B. Staples
6 March 2013
A very belated thank you Robert for putting me in touch with two Whitton cousins, both of whom I now have regular contact with. I am the gt gt grandaughter of William Whitton, farmer, of Kirkmichael, Perthshire. To make contact with another gt gt grandaughter of his, and also the gt grandaughter of his younger brother was a real treat. It helped put names to faces in old family photos.
Lindsay Bevan
7 December 2012
Congratulations on such a comprehensive listing. My father-in-law was Donald Whitton Mackay. His mother was Annie Loiuse Mackay, daughter of Frank (Francis) and Mary McDonald. I have been unable to find a birth notice for her but family records list April 16, 1883. Nor can I find any census data for the entire family for 1891 and in the 1901 census, she is not listed anywhere. By 1911, she is married and in the Cochrane Ontario census. She died of scarlet fever at the afe of 40 in 1923 in Cochrane. Any help with birth, census etc would be appreciated.
Anna Mackay
26 October 2012
David Spence Lyon is my wife's great grandfather. Your site has given us sone information that we did not know. I wonder what it was like to live in the Orkney Islands, particulary on Graemsey in the 1800's. Long days in the summer, long nights in the winter.
Walt Fox
15 July 2012
Hi There I am the Grandaughter of Robert Norman Whitton and Lizzie Gilmour Whitton of Octavia Street Kirkaldy. My father was Norman Glen Whitton and migrated to New Zealand in his younger years. His grandmothers name was Robert and Grandmother Hannah. I would love to make contact with any relatives that may see this.
18 June 2012
I have had contact with you in the past as I was researching my family myself. You were of help to me then and what I have found on this site has been eye-opening to me. My Grandfather Thomas Whitton actually fathered 10 children, my Dad James only knew of Adam who came to Manchester as did my Dad and Tommy his brother who was in the Royal Scots and died in Singapore. I'm just sad my Dad isnt alive to have looked at your site with me. Thank you.
Jean Whitton
29 April 2012
Congratulations on a fabulous website. I am not myself part of the Whitton line, but I am a Weir/Hay descendant. This makes me a 2nd or 3rd cousin of the descendants of David Leighton Whitton. We share gg grandparents Alexander F Hay and Mary Weir, me via their eldest daughter Catherine (not Caroline) A Hay b 1856, and the Whittons through their second eldest daughter Ann Weir Hay b 1857 who married David Leighton Whitton. I am happy to share information with anyone who is interested.
Lynne Noone
16 April 2012
If anyone has any info on James Emslie or any of his family please get in touch. Trying to find his ashes. He was the elder brother of Alexander Emslie who married Emily Stewart Whitton. Funny I have called my daughter Emily! James is my great grandfather who disapeared when nan was 3 months old. He did go to canada and joined the mounties. They tell me his ashes where sent back to aberdeenshire back in 1969. If anyone has any info it would be greatly appreciated!
katie beddows
10 April 2012
Hello, I have just received information regarding my paternal grandmother who was a Home Child – that is, she was sent to Canada after being orphaned and cared for at the Quarriers homes in Glasgow. The documentation states that her mother, Winnifred (two n’s) Fyfe nee Whittingham lived at 19 Ardgowan Place. A Google search of that address brought me to your site. You have Winnifred Whitton (different spelling) living there and married to William Fyfe (the information I have has her husband as John Fyfe). I have to believe they are the same folks.
DC Stubbs
6 April 2012
Hi Robert, I am a Decendent of the English side of the Whitton family namely a Great Grandson of George Daniel Whitton who was bor in 1834 at Salisbury in England, emigrated to Australia. Would love to hear from any Whittons connected to this branch of the English tree.
David Whitton
6 April 2012
I am the great grandaughter of Robert Glen Whitton and Hannah Pender Whitton my grandmother was Alice Janet Pender Henly nee Whitton; My mum was Heather Henly and her brother was Raymond Glen Whitton Henley whose Grandaughter Caroline has also posted on this site. I have recently discovered the burials of Robert, Hannah and a further son Ralph in Clydebank. If anyone has furhter information please get in touch.
Teresa Lewis
20 March 2012
Hi there, it has been so intesting reading through your research. I have discovered family member's I never knew of, thankyou. I am the Grandaughter of George Whitten and Jane Brown Glassford.
louise whitten
25 January 2012
Thank you for all the work you have done. I have Mowat connections in 1800 to St. Side, which I am led to believe should be Sandside.
Lynda Hodgkinson
28 November 2011
i am a decendant of pheobe whitton and joseph griffiths i am looking for any information on this family and ancestors as i have found this site to be well presented and easy to read and follow ..
Rayleane Griffiths
14 April 2011
Many thanks for sending me details of your web site and many thanks for the work you have done it is wonderful. I am researching my Orkney ancestors, William Lyon who came to New Zealand in 1865, parents John and Catherine Lyon (born 1803?).
Heather Moss
20 November 2010
Searching for George Clark(e) WHITTON, born c1838, emigrated to Western Australia and married Mary Ann. I am his granddaughter. When and where born would be great.
kerry bunker
9 November 2010
Have been looking at the information about the children of Hugh Fyfe Mitchell Bain Whitton and Margaret Duncan McCallum Dick Whitton. Their third child--a daughter--who was born about 4 months before Margaret died is not listed. That daughter--Alice Lovina-- was "given" to a friend to be raised. I am Alice's daughter and have been a little curious about my biological "grandparents" and family tree.
Wanda Jessulat
23 September 2010
Found your entry on Thomasina Sinclair from a google search for Warbister, Hoy. I have lots os Sinclairs (inc this one) in my family tree, also Mowats (obviously), Willison, Brown, Taylor. Robb - all of Hoy. If I can be of help to anyone in their research please let me know ...
Norman Mowatt
20 August 2010
I am researching my B-I-L 's family. Robert Whitton born 25 Nov. 1850-son of Rober- ee as a publican in 1874 (i would guess born abt 1820)BOTH born in Scotland.Place unknown.Robt marr. 1874 toElizabeth Edson (b.1846 Sheffield UK.) Three dhtrs born before immig. to Ontario, Canada in 1884. This is a great board-many thanks.
18 August 2010
Pleased to find this site and all the work you have done - I'm not related to any Whittons; however, while researching my husband's family I have also been doing some extended research for his cousins on their paternal side. The family I am looking for is David Banks Leitch married to my husband's Aunt Catherine W. McCurry. David's parents were Andrew & Agnes(Banks b. 6 Jan 1853 Dundee Forfar) Leitch; his grandparents on his maternal side were James Banks &Agnes Whitton b. 1817 , Kinnaird Perth Scot. I seem to have linked to Agnes Banks Leitch's brother David's family;although it is stiill notconfirmed--am looking for any other information
Lorraine McCurry
2 August 2010
I am Robert Whitton's Great Grandson, he is a direct descendant of the Whitton line, the builders of a lot of the North Bar Without in Beverley, mostly built by Marmaduke and his family. Robert Whitton fathered My Grandmother Marjorie Franks (re Whitton) who was my mums mum.
Neil Towse
15 July 2010
I am a direct descendant of Marmaduke Lowson Whitton (1821-1889). Marmaduke was a notable East Ridings (Yorkshire) builder and on a wider scale a property developer who from time to time worked with his architect brother, James (1819-1903). James's architectural business was located in Lincoln, he died at Poulton-Le-Fylde (Lancashire) and buried in Beverley. Marmaduke is also buried in Beverley. I do not know about the family's link to a public political life in the region. Marmaduke's daughter, Mary Jane (my g-grandmother) married Charles Scholefield - a Master Railway Engineer from the West Ridings - they both lived in Beverley. Marilyn 31 May 2010
Marilyn Baker (nee Forrest)
31 May 2010
There is a book by Bremner, I think its called "Hoy. The enchanted isle".As I recall in it he describes the name Rich and Ritchie as having connections to the wreck of the Crown off Deerness in Orkney in which the Covenantors were being transported. A few managed to escape and settled in Orkney. However he states that it would take a Philadelphia lawyer to sort it all out. May be of some interest.
Robin Smith
5 May 2010
To see a whitton family site is great. But our links are in Ireland, not Scotland. My great grandfather was Thomas Robert Whitton who lived in Bray, Ireland. It is proving very difficult to find out more information, so if any one has any suggestions, I'd be grateful.
Jeannette Longworth
13 January 2010
If anyone has information about my father Alfred Edward Foubister;family history, photos etc., please let me know,. Thanks
chanel zigo
1 December 2009
Just found my Great Grandfather on your site. His youngest son Jim, married Aileen Whitton, and your note that she was living in Arbroath is correct. I've taken Robert Paton's genealogy back to 1800 and working on a Genoom site - have you consider using that tool?
Scott Bell
30 November 2009
Hi. My grandfather was John (Jack) Lawrence Whitton and married to Marie Francis (Gannon) Whitton. It looks like you may have some of the children, but not quite complete. Please let me know if I can help fill in some of the gaps.
Patricia Marie Whitton Crowe
27 September 2009
With Reference to David James Gillespie Scarth 1901 he died on 8th August 1985.He was married to Margaret Gilbert in Christchurch on the 17/04/1941.He farmed the lands of Evie at Dromore Mid Canterbury NZ Davids funeral was conducted by the Rev. John Sinclair at St Andrew's Church Ashburton.
David Scarth-Gillespie
25 September 2009
Hi, just stumbled across this site. I am related to William and Isabella's son Marmaduke Whitton, there daughter Rose Mary married John Eastwood. Rose Mary was my great grandmother x2 this branch of our family moved to South Africa where Rose Mary died and later some moved to Rhodesia. I have connected with a Whitton recently who shared some amazing info with me. One being that William (1806-1854) brother Marmaduke (1821-1889) was the renowned Yorkshire Architect and that this family were involved in politics in the Beverley region.
12 September 2009
What a brillaint website and fantastic to read about my family! Thanks for all your hard work and information. My connection, I'm David Knights daughter.
Sandra Miller
22 August 2009
Hi. Have just found my GGGG Grandfather, John Laidlaw, on your website so have some more info for you. He was born 1792 approx in Portpatrick, and died there in 1888. He served on the kirk sessions for 40 years. His wife, Jane Johnstone, was born approx the same year and died 1864 in Portpatrick (they have the same gravestone in the kirkyard). Three of their sons were lighthouse keepers, and I'm directly related through one of the daughters. Sarah
Sarah Watmore
11 August 2009
I have just discovered your terrific website. I am the third daughter of John Emerson Knight born Stromness 02 April, 1905. My father also had a brother Peter, who was shipwrecked in New Zealand and never returned to Orkney. There was another brother, David and three more sisters, Kitty, Lily and Barbara. Thank you again for all the information. Inga
Inga Hogley
9 August 2009
My father's uncle was David Whitton Edwards. He always said he and some of his brothers emigrated to the States. I see them here, living in Boston. Great site!
Steve Edwards
8 August 2009
Thank you for all your research. My Grand mother was Isabella Smart Low Whitton from St. Andrews near Dundee. I have done some research but nothing like I see here. Congrats
Margaret Neal
23 July 2009
I am the granddaughter of Raymond Glen Whitton Henley who died on 13 September 1944 in a road accident in Italy whilst serving with the HMS St Angelo. My father Raymond Henley, my brother Allan Henley, sister in law Suzanne Henley and niece Meagan Henley recently visited Bari War Cemetery in southern Italy where his remains are interred.
Caroline Henley
6 May 2009
Hello Robert, We were in touch in Feb. of 2009 as a Gen Forum query about my Mother's Whitton side of her family that came from Dundee, Scotland to Boston, MA about 1871. Thank you so much for the wonderful information that you shared with me. I am happy that I was able to fill in a few blanks for you. Your work is a credit to the Whitton Genealogy. Thank you again. i will be in touch. Cheers, Carol
Carol Strobeck
3 May 2009
I have a Robert James Cummings Lennox born c1909 - not sure where, but he lived in Canada. His father was John Scott Lennox. I have no other family names except that of his son, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He joined the Canadian Provost Corps in WW2 at Sunningdale Hospital, Toronto and was sent to the UK. He may well have changed to the Toronto Scottish at some point. We have a service number and have been able to verify that but are struggling to find anymore information. His son has been looking for him or family for over 50 years. If anyone has any thoughts they would be appreciated.
27 April 2009
For the James Whitton you have born 29 NOV 1860 in Dingwall, death after 1901 not located... He died 1905 according to the family gravestone in Dingwall. Probably died in England as he was there for the 1901 census. Congratulations for a nice tree, Francisco.
13 March 2009
Your site is amazing and certainly represents the passion you have for your roots. My 2nd. great grandfather, William Joseph Whiitton and his wife Eleanor Ritchie came from Dundee, Scotland to Boston, MA in 1869. William died at age 41 in 1891 and perhaps 15 years later Eleanor returned to Dundee, Scotland where it is said her family owned a restaurant/bar. She died there in 1940. William is buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, MA. He worked for the Cunard Shipping Line for 21 years as a clerk. Their first son, William Ignatius Whitton was my great grandfather. He died in 1960. I was too young to ever ask him questions about his parents. I love genealogy and would like to know more about my Whitton Family. Sadly there is no one left alive in our family that I can ask. It is great just seeing a web site with the Whitton name. Thank you, Carol
Carol Strobeck
1 February 2009
I have just found your fantastic website, my Great Great Grandmother was Jane Ann Ritch, who married David Foubister and lived at Rosebank in Orkney. It is so interesting to read all the different family names. You must have worked really hard. Thank you ! Claire Wood (nee Foubister)
Claire Wood
3 January 2009
Bonjour, Je viens du Québec, mon ancêtre, je crois est: L'ancêtre de ma famille s'appelait John Whittom Sr. Son épouse s'appelait Elizabeth (?). Elle est née vers 1768 à Jersey et est décédée en 1835 à Paspébiac en Gaspésie au Québec. Tous les Whittom's au Québec sommes unis par les mêmes ancêtres venant de la Gaspésie. Je sais que le nom a été modifié comme suit: Whitton, Whitten, Wheaton et peut-être d'autres... Selon le bouche à bouche familial nous serions de souche Irlandaise mais nos recherches se sont toujours bloquées à l'Ile Jersey malheureusement. Nous aimerions contacté des Whittom's d'ailleurs qui pourrait nous aider à parfaire nos recherches pour connaître enfin de quel endroit nous provenons et pouvoir peut-être un jour avec un peu de chance visiter le pays de nos origines. Merci à ceux qui vont lire ce message et qui pourront y répondre et excusez-moi pour avoir utilisé le français mais je ne suis pas assez familier avec la langue anglaise pour écrire un texte comme celui-ci. JR Whittom
Jean-Robert Whittom
21 December 2008
Hi, i came across this site when i was checking for more info on linklater /garson/leask ancestors, i think there is a connection here with my family from sanwick orkney who lived at housegarth, i am stuck at top of tree thomas linklater/katherine leask, can any help?
gillian macgillivray
11 December 2008
I'm looking for info about a Georgina Whilton Swankie but the middle name may have been Whitton hence me leaving a message here. Georginas family were apparently from Dundee and had fishing/whaling connections with Abroath and Carnoustie in Scotland ( my Grandad mentioned Abroath 'Smokies'). There were connections with Oglivy's I believe but whether these were family or close friends of the family I do not know. Georgina sailed to the Falklands in the late 18oo's. She married a Harry William Clark in 1892 from Kent. They had a son David who lived in Carnoustie as a boy, joining the navy under age. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Elsa Morgan
7 December 2008
I was recently contacted by someone who has researched the Cressey family. My grandmother, Alice Margaret Cressey, is in your information. Her mother was Marggaret Croft Whitton. I do not do research, but I do find this very interesting..Hello from Chico, California!
6 December 2008
Thank you so much for all the research you have undertaken. My grandad Alexander William Nicolson was one of the people you found details of and I'm so thrilled. Grandad died 1st January 1961 and his wife Elsie died 8th April 1960. My father, Douglas Nic(h)olson died 5th August 1988 but my mother is still alive at 94. I live in Australia but my brother John still lives in England as does my cousin Alex (Kathleen's son). Jessie never maried and died earlier this year thank you again Carolyn Elwin
Carolyn Elwin
12 June 2008
Hello Everybody. My name is Donna Whitton, i am Daughter of Lloyd Whitton. His fathers went by the names of Jack and John Whitton,married to Donna Whitton. His fathers name i believe was Thomas Whitton. I dont have much information on my fathers side of the family i was wondering if anybody recognizes any of these names and could get back to me with any information on reguarding this. I would love to know more of my family. Thank you
Donna Whitton
5 May 2008
I find your web site very interesting. I'm just trying to research the whitton name as the family came from fettercairn, scotland.
Robert D Whitton
24 April 2008
Lots of interesting information on the Ritch family. My great-grandfather was Isaac Ritch, grandfather John Ritch, father James Ritch
jean stewart ritch
4 April 2008
Hello, I was sent to this site from Neil Sutherland. From my research, I believe that we might be related through the Sutherland's. My grandfather, John Sutherland Robertson was born 22 Nov 1895 in Abderdeen Scotland, son of James Robertson and Mary Ann Davidson, grandon of James Robertson and Jean Sutherland, great grandson or William Sutherland and Jean Cromarty. Would love to hear back from you to share more information. Thanks, Jenn
Jennifer Robertson Linn
29 February 2008
Great site. Interesting to see all the Ogilvie's / Ogilvy's. And even my 3rd great grandparents are mentioned in here.
9 January 2008
great site, keep it up! i am learning loads!
Zoë Eccles
1 July 2007
Excellent site. My wife's grandfather came from Orkney and some of his ancesters were called Ritch from Rackwick and Graemesay.
Alastair Robertson
28 June 2007
My granny was Catherine Lyon and she had a brother James and a sister Agnes, they had Graemsay connections but moved to Stromness and then Rousay. Granny married Robert Grieve of Fadoon, Rousay and the Grieves are pretty well covered on Robert Marwick's web site. She was related to Sammy Johnston who also had connections with Graemsay but lived on the Island of Hoy at the Muirs as a farmer when I knew him and retired and then moved to Longhope.
Beryl Simpson nee' Gillespie
22 April 2007
Excellent site, Many thanks for the information you send me a while ago, as I was able to meet my Great Aunt, Edith Lawson (nee Whitton) at the age of 103 years.
Tracy Taylor
12 April 2007
Interesting,accurate it's great to see how many of us are all out here. Fantastic job! Regards alice
alice Ritch
11 April 2007
Like memory lane going through the STEWART section, even has my grandfather Hendry there. Interested in hearing from anyone connected with the Stewarts or anyone knowing about a William Whitton producing children with Agness Stewart around 1849 (never married to my knowledge Monumental site, nice that these people are remembered. Alan (Scotand)
Alan Stewart
10 April 2007
Thank you for sharing your tree with us. I am a descendant of Andrew Sinclair & Barbara Gunn. Their grandson James Taylor Sinclair came to Western Australia and was my grandfather. I think that we will find several links to our family.
Irma Walter (nee Sinclair)
6 April 2007
Wow - Robert! What a huge undertaking and you have done it. Will take me a while to get through it all but looking forward to reading all of it. Well done!
Bonnie Whitton
13 November 2006

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