James Haig Aitken

ID No.371, (27 November 1883 - 24 November 1963)
Father*Thomas Aitken1,2,3,4 b. c 1837, d. 11 Sep 1914
Mother*Agnes Gregory Haig1,3,4 b. 23 Feb 1842, d. 27 Jul 1898
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Patricia Elizabeth Chalmers
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Descendent Chart for George Aitken
Nickname James Haig Aitken was usually known as Jimmy.5 
27 Nov 1883 Thomas Aitken, Agnes Gregory Haig and James Haig Aitken lived at Duddingston Mills, Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland.1 
Birth*27 Nov 1883 He was born in Duddingston Mills, Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland.1,2,3,4 
Birth Reg10 Dec 1883 His birth was registered in Duddingston by his father, Thomas Aitken.1 
Census 1901
31 Mar 1901 The 1901 UK Census enumerated James Haig Aitken as being son of Thomas Aitken, Head of the household at West Mills, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.2 
Occupation31 Mar 1901 James Haig Aitken was an apprentice mechanic in factory.2  
Occupation He was a flour miller.4  
Military*  Jimmy is believed to have served in the Black Watch during WW1.5 
Occupation28 Dec 1923 He was a linoleum worker.3  
Residence*28 Dec 1923 He lived at West Mills, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.3 
Marriage*28 Dec 1923 He married Grace Neish, daughter of James Blackwood Neish and Grace Winks, in 73 Bridgeton, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. The marriage was solemnised by Rev. John Barbour.3,6,4 
Occupation* James Haig Aitken was employed by Barry, Ostler & Shepherd.5  
16 Feb 1942 He became a widower on the death of his wife Grace.6 
Death Reg
17 Feb 1942 He registered the death of his wife, Grace Aitken, in Kirkcaldy.6 
Death*24 Nov 1963 James Haig Aitken died at 59 Harris Drive, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, aged 79.4 
Death Reg25 Nov 1963 His death was registered by his son-in-law, an unknown person , in Kirkcaldy.4 


Grace Neish (13 Nov 1887 - 16 Feb 1942)
  • Grace Aitken7
Last Edited21 May 2016


  1. [S1] Birth Cert: 1883: Duddingston L (684/2),28.
  2. [S51] Census Sco: 1901: 442,3,19, sch:85.
  3. [S11] Marr Cert: 1923: Kirkcaldy (442),295.
  4. [S21] Death Cert: 1963: Kirkcaldy (442),715.
  5. [S99] Verbal.
  6. [S21] Death Cert: 1942: Kirkcaldy (442),94.
  7. [S81] Ext. Research: Mrs T Aitken (599).