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A detailed look at the intermarriages between Edinburgh goldsmith families complete with family trees. Plus, photos from areas where prominent families were from and maps of family locations.
Finally, a look into the family connections of the Edinburgh goldsmiths. Not only are the most prominent families mapped in detail, but interesting interconnections have surfaced. The family relationships have finally made it clear how masters chose apprentices - they were frequently their sister's sons. Marriages between families were extremely common so that most of the major goldsmith families are found to be related.
This book provides Scottish genealogical information for families connected to the freemen Edinburgh goldsmiths. Entries span a period of more than 500 years from approximately 1490 to the present and are organized into a series of 214 family trees. Significant ancestral locales are provided in maps, diagrams, and photographs. Indexes of goldsmiths are provided by surname, chronology of freedom dates and family tree.
If you're researcing your own Scottish heritage, this book could aid your search. Included in the book are the following surnames:
AIKMAN, AITCHISON, ALLAN, ANDERSON, AULD, AYTOUN (AITON) , BANNATINE, BARTANE (BARTON), BEECH, BELL, BENNET, BETHUNE, BLAIR, BORTHWICK, BOWMAN, BRODIE, BROWN, BRUCE, BURN, BURRELL, BURTON, CAMERON, CAMPBELL, CARSTAIRS, CAW, CLARK, CLEGHORNE, COCHRAN, COCKBURN, COULTER, COUTTS, CRAIG, CRAW, CRAWFORD, CRICHTON, CROSBIE, CROSS, CUNNINGHAM, DAVIE, DEMPSTER, DENNISTOUN (DANIELSON), DICKSON, DOUGLAS, DOWNIE, DRUMMOND, DUNCAN, FORBES, FORSYTH, FOULIS, FRASER, GARDNER, GED, GIBSON, GILBERT, GILCHRIST, GILMOUR, GORDON, GRAEME (GRAHAM), GREIG, HALLY, HAMILTON, HART, HAY, HENDERSON, HERIOT, HEWITT, HILL, HOPE, HOUSTON, HOWDEN, HUTCHISON, HUTTON, INGLIS, IRVING, JACKSON, JAMIESON, JUSTICE, KAY, KER (KERR), KINCAID, KING, KIRKWOOD, KYLE, LAMB, LAW, LESLIE, LINDSAY, LOTHIAN, MACKAY (McKAY), MAIN, MARSHALL, MAXWELL, McEWAN, McINTOSH, McKENZIE, McLEAN, MEIKLE (MICHAEL), MITCHELL, MILLER, MITCHELSON, MONTGOMERY, MOSMAN, MURRAY, NISBET, OLIPHANT, PALMER, PATON, PATERSON, PEARSON, PEAT, PENMAN, PITCAIRN, POLLACK, PRIMROSE, RAE (RAY), RAMSAY, REID, ROBERTSON, ROBB, ROLLAND, ROLLO, RUTHERFORD, SCOTT, SEATON, SIMPSON, SINCLAIR, SMITH, SPENCE, STEVEN, STEWART, SWAN, SYME (SIM), TAIT, TATTON, TAYLOR, THOMSON, TROTTER, TURNBULL, VEITCH, WALLACE, WARDEN, WARDLAW, WATSON, WATT, WEIR, WELSH, WEEMS, WILKIE, WILSON, WOOD, YORSTOUN, YOUNG, ZIEGLER
Perhaps your ancestors are listed as well.