Gait Ancestry Index Page

This is a site to explore the ancestors of Peter W Gait, 1939

It has been written as an 80th Birthday present for him.

HAPPY 80th Peter 4/5/2019

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With thanks for all the happy memories

All our love

David, Louise, Becky,Toby, Freya, Iona, Otis, Isobel, Ben,Val, & Michelle,

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If you would like to contact the owner of this site please email chris@chrisgrant.eu

Research started on 07/01/2019 . Last put live 01/05/2019

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Paternal side

Summary. The Gaits came lived within a 10k radius of Chilcompton from 1735 to 1901. Their spouses, Emma Southcott, Susanna Badman & Ann Evans, were also Somerset lasses, although Emma's father, William Southcott, originated from Devon.

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Thus almost a quarter of Peter's ancestors were from Somerset, his grandfather, James Henry Gait, 1874, moving up to Aberdeenshire in his late teens

The other half of his paternal ancestors are almost completely Scottish , as far as we know.

And all his maternal ancestors were from Scotland

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Peter W Gait 1939 . . James Gait 1908-1989 . . James Henry Gait 1874-1959 . . . Jacob Gait 1837-1901 . . George Gait 1807-1889 . . William Gait 1768-1835 . .John Gait 1735- 1805. . James Gait 1700

Amy Catherine Gait/Hart 1867-1920

Margaret Lyon Dixon wife of James H Gait 1876-1950 . . . James Dixon 1815-1890 . . William Dixon

Emma Southcott wife of Jacob Gait 1843-1908 . . . William Southcott 1795-1876 . . Henry Southcott 1756-1796 . .John Southcott 174?- 1784

Ann Evans 1st wife of George Gait 1803-1849 . .John Evans 1793-1859 . . Isaac Evans~1766-1847 . John Evans 1740-1790

Susannah Badman wife of William Southcott 1800-1880 . . Thomas Badman 1750-1818

Jane Smith/ Morrison wife of James Dixon ~1856- 1935 . . John Morrison ~1828->1875

Margaret Lyon wife of William Dixon 1778-1855 . David Lyon ~1750

Ann Smith wife of William Gait 1767-1856 . . John Smith 1739-1814

Margaret Smith single mother of Jane Smith/Morrison 1828-1857 . . George Smith ~1794 -<1851

Margaret Smith snr wife of George Smith 1791-1867 . . William Smith & Elizabeth Falconer

Mary Richards wife of Thomas Badman 1755-1831

Ann Dickson wife of David Lyon

Betty Parfit wife of John Evans 1786-1814

Robert William Thompson, inventor, 1st cousin of James Dixon 1815, 1822-1873

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Correction: the wife of Alexander Brown 1768 was Elizabeth Gilzean

Maternal Side

Edith Natalie Longmore Brown 1898-1993 . . William Longmore Brown 1873-1901 . . James Geddes Brown 1840-1888 . . Alexander Brown 1792-1853 . . Alexander Brown snr 1768-1842

Jessie/Trixie Brown, sister of Natalie, 1897-1977

Gertrude Cooper wife of William L Brown 1870-1919 . . Robert Cooper 1843-1905 . . . John Cooper 1809-1881 . . . Robert Cooper ~1775- (1817-1841)

Edith Cooper, twin of Gertrude, 1870-19

Jessie Longmore wife of James G Brown 1842-1920 . . William Longmore 1806-1882 . . . William Longmore 1781-1858 . . William Longmore 1751-1824

Annie McDonald wife of Robert Cooper 1839-1870 . . . David McDonald ~1800-1857?

Catherine Geddes wife of Alexander Brown 1799-1857 . . John Geddes 1754-1817 . . . Thomas ( & earlier) Geddes 1726 -1789

Helen Lemmon wife of William Longmore 1803-1848 . . William Lemmon 1767 - <1841

Mary Mcpherson wife of John Cooper 1816-1870 . . William McPherson

May Chalmers wife of William Longmore 1781 ~1774-1861 . . Alexander Chalmers

Ann Innes wife of David McDonald 1805- 1879 . .William Innes 1772-1828

Margaret Sharp wife of William Innes 1777-1856 . . James Sharp

Helen Tod wife of John Geddes 1771-1837

Elizabeth Gilzean wife of Alexander Brown snr 1764-1844 . . Earlier Gilzean

Jannet Longmoor wife of William Lemmon 1784 - >1841

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