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Walter Aitken

Male Abt 1811 - 1885  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Walter Aitken 
    Born Abt 1811  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 28 Apr 1811  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1881  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Walter Aitken
    Age: 69
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1812
    Relationship: Head
    Spouse's name: Catherine
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Killearn, Stirlingshire
    Registration Number: 482
    Registration district: Killearn
    Civil Parish: Killearn
    County: Stirlingshire
    Occupation: Grocer
    ED: 5
    Household schedule number: 20
    Line: 3
    Roll: cssct1881_136  
    Occupation 1871 - 1881  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The 1871 and 1881 census reports show occupation as Grocer. 
    Residence 1881  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The 1881 Scottish Census shows residence at Kirkhouse, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland. Reference FHL Film 0203541 GRO Reference Vol 482 Enum District 5, Page 6 
    Death 01 Aug 1885  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died at 8:30 AM of "senile decay," onset two years earlier. 
    Died 01 Aug 1885  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I513983599  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2009 

    Father Robert Aitken,   b. Abt 1781, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1836  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Isobel McNicol 
    Married Jul 1806  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Robert Aitken and Isobel [Isobell?] McNicol Marriage
    Robert Aitken and Isobel [Isobell?] McNicol Marriage
    Were married in Killearn sometime during July 1806.
    Headstones
    Robert Aitken and Family Grave - Killearn Old Parish Church
    Robert Aitken and Family Grave - Killearn Old Parish Church
    The old, ruined Killearn Kirk with the Aitken grave on the left
    The old, ruined Killearn Kirk with the Aitken grave on the left
    Photographed by Glenda Asquith
    Family ID F513881762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha McGavin,   b. Abt 1808,   d. Mar 1856, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 1835 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Aitken,   b. Abt 1836, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Isabella Aitken,   b. Abt 1838
    +3. Martha Aitken,   b. 02 Aug 1839, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1922, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +4. Catherine Aitken,   b. 27 Jun 1841, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1905, New Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +5. Robert Aitken,   b. 20 May 1847, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1909, Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. John Aitken,   b. 04 Nov 1848, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907  (Age 58 years)
    +7. Maria Buchanan Aitken,   b. 14 Dec 1851, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Sep 1885, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    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
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F513881760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Dunn,   b. Abt 1819, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1864 
    Documents
    Walter Aitken - 1871 Scottish Census
    Walter Aitken - 1871 Scottish Census
    The 1871 census shows Walter Aitken, age 59, living in Killearn, Scotland with his wife Catherine, age 52. Walter is a grocer.

    Scottish Census 1871 482/00 005/00 006
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F513881761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Lilybank Cottage, Killearn, Scotland
    Lilybank Cottage, Killearn, Scotland
    Photograph courtesy of Glenda Asquith, April 2009
    Lilybank Cottage, Killearn, Scotland
    Lilybank Cottage, Killearn, Scotland
    Photograph courtesy of Glenda Asquith, April 2009
    Lilybank Cottage, Killearn, Scotland
    Lilybank Cottage, Killearn, Scotland
    Photograph courtesy of Glenda Asquith, April 2009

    Documents
    Walter Aitken Baptism Certificate
    Walter Aitken Baptism Certificate
    The baptism certificate shows Walter Aitken, the son of Robert Aitken and Isobel McNicol, was baptised on 28 Apr 1811.
    Walter Aitken Death Certificate - Died 1 Aug 1885 at 8:30 AM in the Village of Killearn, Scotland
    Walter Aitken Death Certificate - Died 1 Aug 1885 at 8:30 AM in the Village of Killearn, Scotland
    Death certificate indicates Walter, a shop-keeper, was married to Catherine Dunn, and formerly married to Martha McGavin. His parents were Robert Aitken (deceased), a cotton weaver, and Isobel Aitken maiden name McNicol (deceased). He died from "senile decay," two years in origin. The informant on the death certificate was Andrew Dunn, his borhter-in-law.
    Killearn [Scotland] Cattle and Flower Show - 31 Jul 1869
    Killearn [Scotland] Cattle and Flower Show - 31 Jul 1869
    Article from the Glasgow Herald, issue 9228. Walter Aitken won 3rd prize for black currants, and first prize for 12 pea pods.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4952] Scottish Statutory Records, (www.scotslandspeople.gov.uk), OPR Births 482 /0030 0167 Killearn (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S4952] Scottish Statutory Records, (www.scotslandspeople.gov.uk), 482/00 0010 (Reliability: 3).