Bef. 1727 - aft. Nov 1744
Jean was Calum's and Jamie's seven times
Although Jean raised her family in the parish of Trinity Gask, it is not known when or
where she was born. A strong contender is the
Janet Fenton born on 11 FEB 1722 in the adjacent parish of Auchtergaven, to David Fenton
and Janet Barnet:
Daughter to David Fenton and Janet Barnet in Easter Kirktown was baptised the 11th of February Jajvijc and twenty two
This would fit the bill in that her first daughter
was indeed named Janet, which fits with the Scottish naming pattern, in which the first daughter is traditionally
named after the mother's mother.
A Jean Fenton is also found to
have been baptised in the adjacent parish of Muthill on 31 MAR 1710, as noted in that parish's episcopal church
baptismal register - if so she was the daughter of John Fenton and Jean Buchanan:
Mar.31. Jean daughter to John Fenton and Jean Buchanan at Abercarney born
This seems less likely in that she would have
been aged 29 when she married in 1739, which would be quite late in the period.
An even more remote possibility is that she may
be the Jean Fenton christened in Perth on 13 JUN 1725. If true, her father would have been Robert
Fenton, and her mother Janet Coldstream, which also certainly fits in with the fact that she called
her first daughter Janet. However, this would mean that she would have been fourteen when she married - not impossible though,
as the law actually permitted marriage for girls from the age of 12.
Our Jean married John Leich on 27th July 1739 in Trinity Gask, Perthshire, Scotland.
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.
CHILDREN of JEAN FENTON and JOHN LEITCH:
Calum's and Jamie's great great great great
great great grandmother - see McEwan page.
Born in Muirmonth
in Perthshire (hence Jean and John obviously lived there).
Connecting to Calum and Jamie
Jean Fenton married John Leitch in 1739.
Janet Leetch, married Peter McEwen in 1771
Daughter, Janet McEwen, married Andrew Henderson in 1809
Janet Henderson, married James Rogers
Daughter, Janet Rodger, married William Hay Paton
David Hepburn Paton, married Jessie McFarlane in 1889
Son, Charles Paton, married Jane Currie in 1934
Colin Paton, married Charlotte Harper Graham in 1969
Son, Christopher Mark Paton, married Claire Patricia Giles in
Sons, Calum Graham Paton and Jamie Christopher Paton