b: 16?? - aft 1713
John was Calum's and Jamie's eight times great grandfather.
The fact that John is the boys' earliest known ancestor is confirmed from two baptismal records from
his son John in which he is noted as John Leich younger, confirming the existence of a John Leich
senior. Nothing else is known of him as yet, except that in 1713 he was resident at 'Ardunnie' (Arduny), in Madderty
parish, just over the parish border from Trinity Gask.
Son of John LEICH and Unknown:
Calum's and Jamie's seven times great grandfather - see below.
abt 30/8/1713 - 17??
John was Calum's and Jamie's seven times great
John was baptized in the Perthshire parish of Madderty
Sab August 30th John Leich in Ardunnie had a child baptized called John.
The fact that John's father was called John is again confirmed from the baptismal records of two of his children,
in which he is noted as John Leitch younger. The naming pattern also supports the link.
John married Jean Fenton in Trinity Gask, Perthshire, on July 27th 1739. The OPR entry reads as follows:
June 24 received from Jean Fenton 01 04 00
Litch and Jean Fenton both in this parish proclaimed.
July 2nd the minr was at the Sacrament of Gask. John Litch and
Jean Fenton proclaimed pro 2do (?)
July 8th...John Litch and Jean Fenton both in this parish proclaimed pro 3ho.
27 John Litch and Jean Fenton were married.
The phrase "both in this parish" implies a temporary residence, rather than the phrase "of this
parish", implying origin. It seems that the couple married in Trinity Gask perhaps as the parish of origin for Jean, and that
the couple then settled in John's parish of Madderty, where their own childen were born at Muirmouth.
CHILDREN of JOHN LEICH and JEAN FENTON:
21/12/1740 (GROS: 378/1)
(1740) Sab: June 1st John Litch in Muirmouth had
a child baptised named John.
c: 18/4/1742 (GROS: 378/1) m: 24/3/1771
to Peter McEwan
(1742) Sab: April 18th. John Leitch Younger in Muirmouth had
a child baptised named Janet.
c: 30/11/1744 (GROS: 378/1)
(1744) Nov 30th, John Leitch Yo[unge]r in Muirmouth
had a child baptised named Isobell.
18/4/1742 - ????
Janet was Calum's and Jamie's great great great
great great great grandmother.
Janet was born in Muirmonth, Perthshire. Her surname
is spelt differently in different document sources as Leitch, Litch and Leetch.
Janet married Peter McEwan on 24th March 1771 in Trinity Gask, Perthshire. The OPR for Trinity Gask recorded the proclamations (GROS:
Sabbath March 24: Received for proclamation
money from Peter McCouan in the parish of Madertie and Janet Litch in thy parish two shillings sterling. Peter McCouan and
Janet Litch proclaimed pro 1mo.
Sabbath March 31...Peter McCouan and Janet Litch proclaimed pro 2do.
Aprile 7th...Peter McCouan and Janet Litch proclaimed pro 3ho.
CHILDREN of JANET LEETCH
and PETER McEWAN:
17 Jan 1772
Jean was born in Madderty, Perthshire.
c: 17 Jan 1774 d:1840
Peter was born in Madderty, Perthshire.
c: 10 May 1776 d: 1853
William was born in Madderty, Perthshire.
c: 15 Aug 1778 d: 1853 (approx)
Andrew was born in Madderty, Perthshire.
c: 28 Jan 1781 d: ????
Calum's and Jamie's great great great great great grandmother - see
Connecting to Calum and Jamie
John Leitch, born late 17th century
Son John Leich born 1713
Daughter, Janet Leetch, married Peter McEwen
Daughter, Janet McEwen, married Andrew Henderson in 1809
Daughter, Janet Henderson, married James
Daughter, Janet Rodger, married William Hay Paton
Son, David Hepburn Paton,
married Jessie McFarlane in 1889
Son, Charles Paton, married Jane Currie in 1934
Son, Colin Paton, married
Charlotte Harper Graham in 1969
Son, Christopher Mark Paton, married Claire Patricia Giles in 2000
Graham Paton and Jamie Christopher Paton