NOTES ON SMITH PEDIGREE
Written by George Aynsley-smith circa 1940
My grandmother was Christian Trotter, daughter of George Trotter and Agnes Turner his wife, of Kerchesters in the parish of Sprouston. She was born in 1773 at Kerchesters and died at Loanend in September 1842. The Trotters were tenants in Kerchesters, a farm containing 1300 acres, for more than 100 years, the first being James Trotter, who married Janet Young, daughter of Robert Young, a previous tenant.
James Trotter was born about 1699 and married Janet Young in ( ? ), the last tenant being James (Trotter) who died in 1829. Shortly after that date the family resided at Cheswick, Northumberland, for about ten years and then went to live at Rosshill, Dalmeny, where the survivors died and are buried in Dalmeny churchyard.
In the meantime have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!