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Alice Evelyn Leith Laing's Family

Rowan1.jpg (678076 bytes)The music playing in this page is "Rowan Tree".  A Rowan stood in my mother's Granny Leith's garden.  This is from Lesley Nelson's Folk Music site at   http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html. To stop the music, go the the control panel.


George Leith
and Jane Mitchel



The Leiths traced their descent from survivors of the Spanish Armada.  "Mad Jock" lived in Harthill Castle (between Insch and Inverurie) in 1639 and was a great supporter of the Royalist Cause against the Covenanters. There was also a branch of the family in Caithness.

George Leith (Farm Servant) and Helen Main,
Drumdurno Chapel of Garioch
Married 25/11/1882 Newhills
Alice's Maternal Great Grandparents

William Laing and
Elspet Mortimer
Alice's G G Grandparents


Henry Laing (Farmer, Newton) and Margaret Smith,
Married 04/11/1875, Newhills, Premnay
Alice's Great Grandparents

Helen Littlejohn
Alice's Great Grandmother



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L-R James Noble, Maggie Noble and their mother Helen Littlejohn, from cousin Sandy Felton

James Laing (born 28/04/1878 Bogside, Premnay) and Helen Leith (born 29/12/1882)
Premnay, Aberdeenshire
Alice's Grandparents

James Berry and Maggie Noble
Alice's Maternal Grandparents

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George Laing was in the Gordon Highlanders Home Guard during WWII

George Laing's Cap Badge


George Laing (1903-1993) and Alice Noble (1901-1992)
George was the Joiner on the Cluny Estate near Inverurie
Alice's Parents
Noble is a sept of Clan Mackintosh, Clan Chattan (Clan of the Cat)

“New-made wheels arrived from Alex Cameron, Bob Shepherd and Dod Laing, Joiner at Cluny Estates, whose work was always perfect."     

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