Thank you to Sue Hughes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,
for providing the following details from her family history
research. Sue tells me that she is related to the Fife photographer, Andrew Young,
through his father's family.
Sue adds that her grandfather was also named
Andrew Young (1901-1987), and she has
a cousin with the same name. Her grandfather was the son of Andrew
Young the photographer's cousin, also named Andrew Young! So
far she has tuned up 8 Andrew Youngs in the family!
information on the family of John Leitch, from which the
information below has been taken.
Please see 'Acknowledgements 1 and 2'
below for colour coding.
Parents and Marriage
John Leitch was born 1833 in Beith, Fife, Scotland.
- Andrew Young married
Eliza Unknown, b. Kirkcaldy, Fife, 1837
- The eldest
child of John and Eliza was Janet Leitch.
Please disregard the
details above. See UPDATES 1 and 2 below
- Janet Leitch
was a linen weaver, born Kirkcaldy around 1855
- Janet married
Andrew Young at Burntisland on 29 Dec 1884 2,5
- Andrew Young
was born in Burntisland, Fife, 25 April 1854 4.
Burntisland, Fife, on
22 Jan 1925
Elizabeth Rodger wrote
providing different details of the parents of Andrew Young.
- Andrew Young's mother
was Elizabeth Herd
- The parents of Andrew's
wife, Janet Leitch, were in fact not John Leitch (b. Beith,
1833) and Eliza.
- They were John Leitch
(journeyman, 1813-1890, Burntisland) and Jane Chalmers (m.
1841, Abbotshall & Kirkcaldy)
Janet (1851-1930) was the 4th daughter of the marriage.
Sue Hughes replied on
March 25, 2008, saying:
"Thank you for the
update. It seems I had picked up the wrong
family from a census. Itís easily done."
- 1861: Scholar. 3
Photographer with John Patrick.
Photographer and Art Student.
Photographer and Employer.
- <1925: Early
photographer, artist, historian.
- 1861: Back
Street, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland .
- 1871: Not
listed as living with his parents.
- 1881: 71, High
Street, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland.
Lodger with Andrew Williamson, aged 85, retired
High Street, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland.
Bentfield Villas (a house with six windows)
with wife Janet and sister in Law Jeannie Rodgers.
Bentfield Villas, (now part of Kinghorn Road), Fife, Scotland. 3
All the details (in
purple above) provided by Sue Hughes,
now living at South Yarra, Victoria, Australia: (8, 13 Jan 2006)
In most cases, Sue has quoted fuller references than I have
Sue adds that she is continuing her research.
She has discovered that there were were no children living
with Andrew and Janet on the 1901 census, but she still has
to check 1891 census to see if any are mentioned.
Thank you also to Iain
Somerville, Burntisland, Fife for passing on a message from
Elizabeth Rodger on March 24, 2008. Elizabeth's
message is included as an UPDATE (in green
May Ralph, Oral History 28
Burntisland, Fife, Scotland
5 = Scotland's
People OPR & Statutory Register Index