James Black


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  • Name James Black  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Calla, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I118  Hamilton and Ridley family tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2013 

    +1. William Black,   d. Abt 1742, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Family ID F555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Calla, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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    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.
      This outline history is chiefly for the purpose of tracing genealogical lines from over two centuries past until the present time. While there is not much of a strange or heroic nature to tell, it is an evident fact that the Blacks have borne a creditable part in upholding the name and fame of the law-abiding, God-fearing Scottish peasantry, whose fame can never perish.

      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 in front of the little steading, and since then the name has been Bridgend. Southward the view takes in Hole- houseburn, Rashiehill, Woodmuir, and the Hendrey's Course moorland ridge which divides Mid-lothian county from that of Lanark. Tormie Wheel and Levenseat moor-land heights are also visible.