1735 approx - 2/1/1814
Sara was Calum's and Jamie's great great great
great great great grandmother.
Little is known of Sara. In her wedding OPR entry she
is described as being of the parish of Tibbermore in Perthshire, the parish adjoining Perth on its north westren boundary,
and as Tibbermore was a predominantly Gaelic speaking parish, she would no doubt have been fluent in the Highland tongue as
her first language, if she had any English at all. No doubt at the age of ten Sara would have been thrilled to learn of the
arrival of the exiled Bonnie Prince Charlie into Perth during the Highland Forty Five, as the doomed campaign got underway
to reclaim his throne.
Sara was proclaimed for marriage with Lachlan
Hay in Tibbermore on 16th December 1770, and the wedding itself happened on 3rd January 1771. The banns
entries reads as follows (GROS: OPR 395/1):
Lachlan Hay and Sarah
Straitton both in this parish, also Alexander Brinks in the parish of Scone and Mary Gow in this were proclaimed pro primo.
Lachlan Hay and Sarah
Straiton, also Alexander Binks and Mary Gow were proclaimed pro secondo.
Lachlan Hay and Sarah Straitton were married.
At some point after
the birth of her children, Sara relocated to Perth. Although Lachlan died prior to 1798, as noted in her daughter Christian's
marriage entry in the Perth OPR, Sara herself survived until the ripe old age of 79, eventually dying on January 2nd 1814
of "decline", as it is noted in the Perth burial register, or tuberculosis as it is more commonly refferred to today.
of SARA STRAITTON and LACHLAN HAY:
1771 c: 3/11/1771
Jean was born in the parish of Tibbermore. On Jean's
birth entry in the old parochial register, her mother's surname was spelt as Straitton.
1774 c: 20/3/1774
Jean was born in the parish of Tibbermore.
b: 1776 c: 11/5/1776
Christian was Calum's and Jamie's great great
great great great grandmother - see Paton - Part Two page.
Connecting to Calum and Jamie
Sarah Straitton married Lachlan Hay in 1771.
Daughter, Christian Hay, married William Paton in 1798.
Son, William Paton, married Joan Woodroffe in 1831.
Son, William Hay Paton, married Janet Rodger in 1859.
Son, David Hepburn Paton, married Jessie McFarlane in
Son, Charles Paton, married Jane Currie in 1934.
Son, Colin Paton, married Charlotte Harper Graham in
Son, Christopher Mark Paton, married Claire Patricia Giles in 2000.
Sons, Calum Graham Paton and Jamie