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The Straitton Family

The name Straitton (also Stratton and Straiton) comes from the Old English "straet-tun" which described a fenced settlement that existed along a long straight road, such as an old Roman road. There is a settlement to the south of Edinburgh called Straiton that shares this origin.

The following Straitton member is related to Calum:

Sara Straitton (17?? - ????)

 

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

Sara Straitton
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):

16 Decmr
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.

23rd 
Lachlan Hay and Sarah Straiton, also Alexander Binks and Mary Gow were proclaimed pro secondo.

Anno 1772  3 Jan
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.

 

CHILDREN of SARA STRAITTON and LACHLAN HAY:

Jean Hay
b: 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.

 

Elizabeth Hay
b: 1774 c: 20/3/1774

Jean was born in the parish of Tibbermore.

 

Christian Hay
b: 1776 c: 11/5/1776

Christian was Calum's and Jamie's great great great great great grandmother - see Paton - Part Two page.

 

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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 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