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Martha Aitken

Martha Aitken

Female 1839 - 1922  (83 years)

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  • Name Martha Aitken 
    Born 02 Aug 1839  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 25 Aug 1839  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Church Record 05 Apr 1877  Emmanuel/Abbey Road Congregational Church, Barrow-in-Furness Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    According to a letter from Mrs. Susan Benson, a Historical Research Assistant at the Cumbria Record Office dated 21 Apr 2009: "I have looked through the miute book of the Emmanuel/Abbey Road Congreational Church. Mrs. Bushby was accepted a member on 5 Apr 1877. It is noted that she emigrated to Australia but no date is given. The handwriting on this note is the same as that of the minute taker between August 1878 and 10 Nov 1880 so we can assume she left before that date. I cannot find mention of her transferring to another church in the minutes though there are mentions of other people moving away." 
    Died 16 Oct 1922  Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Oct 1922  Lithgow Cemetery, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Row 7A, Lot 32
    Person ID I513983572  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2009 

    Father Walter Aitken,   b. Abt 1811, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1885, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Martha McGavin,   b. Abt 1808,   d. Mar 1856, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 1835 
    Documents
    Walter Aitken and Family - 1841 Scottish Census
    Walter Aitken and Family - 1841 Scottish Census
    The 1841 census shows Walter Aitken (age 30) living with his wife Martha (30) and daughters Elizabeth (4), Isabella (3), and Martha (1).

    Census 1841 482/00 003/00 005
    Walter Aitken - 1861 Scottish Census
    Walter Aitken - 1861 Scottish Census
    The 1861 census shows Walter Aitken (age 49, a widower and a woodman, born in Killearn) living in Killearn with son John (12) and Maria (age 9).

    1861 Scottish Census - 482/00 005/00 006
    Family ID F513881760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Bushby,   b. Abt 1832, Sandwith, St. Bees, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1893, Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1857  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Type: After Banns - Church of Scotland 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Bushby,   b. 30 Jun 1858, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1945, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +2. Walter Bushby,   b. 24 Apr 1860, Strathblane, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1934, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. John Bushby,   b. Abt 1865, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Dec 1947, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +4. Martha Jane Bushby,   b. Abt 1867, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1907, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    +5. William James Bushby,   b. 22 Dec 1868, 4 Harrison Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Mar 1954, East Fremantle, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +6. Frederick Bushby,   b. Abt 1873, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1932, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    +7. Harrison Bushby,   b. 1ST QTR 1871, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +8. George Thomas Bushby,   b. 19 Oct 1874, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1965, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     9. Wilfred Bushby,   b. 03 Aug 1876, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1948, Leonora, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     10. Alice Bushby,   b. 26 Aug 1878, Cumbria, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1918, Tacoma, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     11. Clara Bushby,   b. 1881, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1883, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Photos
    The Bushby Brothers
    The Bushby Brothers
    Sitting from left to right: Walter Bushby, Robert Bushby (100% right), John Bushby (100% right)

    Standing Left to Right: Fred (maybe) or William, Wilfred, George

    "We concluded that Wilfred is Wilfred (standing middle) as he does have a noticable scar on his forehead (which is documented on his WW1 record). He also seems to be wearing his "best shirt" again . . same as other photo.)"

    Approximate ages of the boys: Robert 47, Walter 45, John 40, Fred 32 or William 36, George 31 and Wilfred 29.
    Documents
    1871 U.K. Census - James Bushby, Wife Martha, and Family - 7 Harrison Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria (LA13)
    1871 U.K. Census - James Bushby, Wife Martha, and Family - 7 Harrison Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria (LA13)
    The census report shows James Bushby (age 38, born in St. Bees, Cumbria) living with wife, Martha (age 31, born in Scotland), and children Robert (age 12, born in Scotland), Walter (age 12, born in Scotland), John (age 6, born in Barrow), Martha Jane (age 4, born in Barrow), William James (age 2, born in Barrow), and Harrison (age 3 months, born in Barrow).

    Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 4244; Folio: 44; Page: 24; GSU roll: 848079.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England.
    1861 U.K. Census - James Bushby and wife Martha - Parish of Dalton, District of Barrow St. George
    1861 U.K. Census - James Bushby and wife Martha - Parish of Dalton, District of Barrow St. George
    The census shows James Bushby (age 32, born in Sandwick [?], Cumbria), a stone mason, living with his wife Martha (age 21, born in Stirling, Scotland), and sons Robert (age 2, born in Stirling, Scotland) and Walter (age 11 months, born in Stirling, Scotland).

    Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 3170; Folio: 52; Page: 24; GSU roll: 543090.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England.
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F513881750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Martha Aitken Bushby
    Martha Aitken Bushby
    Photo taken in Sydney. On the back of the photo it has two notations:

    In black ink (original note?) says: M. Bushby 65 years on Aug 3rd.

    Underneath, written in pencil, then written over in biro, it says 72 years old August 1911.

    Documents
    Martha Aitken - Baptism Certificate
    Martha Aitken - Baptism Certificate
    "Martha Aitken lawful daughter of Walter Aitken and Martha McGavin his spouse was born 2 Aug and baptised this day [25 Aug 1839]."
    Alien Passengers Applying for Admission to the United States - Vancouver, B.C. - 24 Jun 1916
    Alien Passengers Applying for Admission to the United States - Vancouver, B.C. - 24 Jun 1916
    The manifest shows the Raby family arriving on the Princess Victoria on 24 Jun 1916:

    Lewis Johnston Raby, age 33, broker, resident at 1120 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C., $75 on hand, born in Duncan, Canada, first visit to United States, 5 feet 9.5 inches, black hair, hazel eyes.

    Alice Raby, age 36, no occupation, $250 on hand, born Sydney, Australia, last visited United States "summer of 1908," 5 feet 7.5 inches, brown hair, brown eyes.

    Martha Bushby, age 77, no occupation, no cash on hand, born Killearn, Scotland, 5 foot 6 inches, grey hair, blue eyes.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.
    1920 United States Census - Lewis Johnston Raby, wife Agnes, and former mother-in-law Martha Bushby
    1920 United States Census - Lewis Johnston Raby, wife Agnes, and former mother-in-law Martha Bushby
    The 1920 U.S. census shows Johnston R. Lewis [believed to be Lewis Johnston Raby], born in Canada, age 36 [year of birth c.1884], a shipwright at a ship yard, naturalised 1917, living with his second wife Agnes, age 32, born in Wisconsin. Also with them, described as a "boarder," is Martha Aitken, age 80 [born c.1840], born in Scotland.

    They live at 1651 South 35th Street, Tacoma, Washington 98418.

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Tacoma Ward 5, Pierce, Washington; Roll: T625_1937; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 327; Image: 263.

    Headstones
    Headstone for James Bushby and Martha [Aitken] Bushby
    Headstone for James Bushby and Martha [Aitken] Bushby
    Martha Bushby died 16 Oct 1922, Age 83 years, "Peace, perfect place."
    John Bushby died at Lochinvar, 3 Nov 1883, age 61 years.
    Plot: Row 7A, Lot 32

  • Sources 
    1. [S4952] Scottish Statutory Records, (www.scotslandspeople.gov.uk), GROS Data 482/0040/0084 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S4952] Scottish Statutory Records, (www.scotslandspeople.gov.uk).

    3. [S5020] Cumbria Record Office & Local Studies Library (Reliability: 3), 21 Apr 2009.

    4. [S4952] Scottish Statutory Records, (www.scotslandspeople.gov.uk) (Reliability: 3).