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The Leitch Family

This particular branch of the Leitch family has been traced back to 17th Century Madderty in Perthshire, Scotland.

The name Leitch is most likely derived from the Old English word 'laece'. meaning 'doctor'. The bloodsucker got its name from the doctor, not the other way around! An alternative derivation is from the ancient Gaelic surname "O'Laechaille".

The following members of the Leitch family are known to be related to Calum's and Jamie's family:

John Leich 1???
John Leich abt 30/8/1713 - ???? (married Jean Fenton)
John Leich 1/6/1740 - ????
Janet Leich 18/4/1742 - ???? (married Peter McEwan)
Isobell Leich 30/11/1744 - ????

 

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NB: Family history charts can be accessed at http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/chrispaton

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John Leich
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:
John Leich
b: 30/8/1713
 
Calum's and Jamie's seven times great grandfather - see below.
 
 

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John Leich
abt 30/8/1713 - 17??

John was Calum's and Jamie's seven times great grandfather.

John was baptized in the Perthshire parish of Madderty in 1713:

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
John 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.

July 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:

John Litch
c: 21/12/1740 (GROS: 378/1)

(1740) Sab: June 1st John Litch in Muirmouth had a child baptised named John.

 

Janet Leitch
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.

 

Isobell Leitch
c: 30/11/1744 (GROS: 378/1)

(1744) Nov 30th, John Leitch Yo[unge]r in Muirmouth had a child baptised named Isobell.

 

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Janet Leetch
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: 396/1):

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.

Sabbath Aprile 7th...Peter McCouan and Janet Litch proclaimed pro 3ho.

CHILDREN of JANET LEETCH and PETER McEWAN:

Jean McEwen
c: 17 Jan 1772

Jean was born in Madderty, Perthshire.

 

Peter McEwen
c: 17 Jan 1774 d:1840

Peter was born in Madderty, Perthshire.

 

William McEwen
c: 10 May 1776 d: 1853

William was born in Madderty, Perthshire. 

 

Andrew McCewan
c: 15 Aug 1778 d: 1853 (approx)

Andrew was born in Madderty, Perthshire.

 

Janet McEwen
c: 28 Jan 1781   d: ????

Calum's and Jamie's great great great great great grandmother - see McEwan page.

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Connecting to Calum and Jamie

John Leitch, born late 17th century

Son John Leich born 1713

Daughter, Janet Leetch, married Peter McEwen in 1771

Daughter, Janet McEwen, married Andrew Henderson in 1809

Daughter, Janet Henderson, married James Rogers
in 1836

Daughter, Janet Rodger, married William Hay Paton
in 1859

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

Sons, Calum Graham Paton and Jamie Christopher Paton

 

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