William Black

Male - Abt 1742


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  • Name William Black  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Liltie-co-kee, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Calla, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Abt 1742  Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Abt 1742  Whitburn Churchyard, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I111  Hamilton and Ridley family tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2013 

    Father James Black 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Tod,   d. Abt 1767, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William Black  [Birth]
    +2. David Black  [Birth]
    +3. Robert Black  [Birth]
    +4. James Black,   b. 11 Jan 1722, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
    +5. John Black,   b. Abt 1727,   d. Abt 1825  (Age ~ 98 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Alexander Black,   b. Abt 1742, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Liltie-co-kee, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Calla, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1742 - Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt 1742 - Whitburn Churchyard, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-1643032318] Melodies and Memories with a history of the Blacks of Breich Water District, John Black, (Glasgow A. M'Laren & Son), Accessed 23 Jun 2013.
      Descended, as has been stated on the authority of Sir T. Weymss Reid, biographer of William Black, the famous author, from the Clan Lamont, some of the family became located at Calla, near Carnwath. One of the number, named James, had several sons. Of these, William, who perhaps found the home nest too small, or who was ambitious to carve out a way for himself, migrated some dozen miles northward to Liltie-co-kee, in Whitburn Parish, Linlithgowshire. About fifty years ago that rather curious name, Liltie-co-kee, gave place to one which, if less picturesque, is more easily understood. Two railway bridges, on the Bathgate and Morningside railway, were built iA front of the little steading, and since then the name has been Bridgend. Southward the view takes in Holehouseburn, Rashiehill, Woodmuir, and the Hendrey's Course moorland ridge which divides Mid-lothian county from that of Lanark. Tormie Wheel and Levenseat moorland heights are also visible. To William, the first of Breich Water, and his wife, Mary Tod, were born six sons and two daughters. From this pioneer family, settled among the moors well over two hundred years ago, there have been many descendants, male and female. Throughout Scotland, England, and Ireland they have migrated, while Canada, America, Australia, New Zealand, and other places, have had many worthy emigrants from among the brave Blacks of Breich Water.