Branch No. 14




Branch 14 Captain: Ian Latta, Ryedale House, Old Carlisle Road, Moffat DG10 9QJ Scotland. (Ian has been out of contact with the Latta Genealogy Society for quite some time.)



                                                            1 JOHN (1) LATTA

Born near Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland and removed to Old Cumnoch, Ayrshire, Scotland.  Married Margaret Ronald on June 11, 1773 in Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland.  They are both buried in the Old Cumnoch Cemetery.


31  MARY (2) b. August 20, 1783 at Old Cumnock.

35  JANET (2) b. May 24, 1785; m. John Hunter on January 14, 1812 in Old Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland.

2   ROBERT (2) b. June 27, 1787 at Old Cumnock.

32  THOMAS (2) b. June 30, 1789 in Old Cumnock

33  MARGARET (2) b. Sept. 20, 1792 at Old Cumnock; m. James Wilson on June 21, 1811 in Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland.

34  ANNE (2) b. Feb. 22, 1798 at Old Cumnock.


Old Cumnock Cemetery – Latta burials

John Latta – no dates

Margaret Ronald Latta – no dates

Robert Latta – died 11-12-1845

Robert Latta – died 8-31-1878

Thomas Latta – no dates

Isabella Latta Flinn – died 1-29-1907

Agnes Latta Kay – d. 5-4-1850

Ann Latta – d. 1-14-1824

Ann Latta – d. 5-11-1831

Jane Latta – d. 12-8-1893

Margaret Latta – d. 12-31-1873

                                                            2 ROBERT (2) LATTA

John (1). Born at Bridgend, Old Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, about 1788. Buried in the Old Cumnock Cemetery.  Married Margaret Caldow on June 12, 1807 in Old Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland.   Margaret died December 31, 1873 and is buried in the Old Cumnock Cemetery.  Robert died August 31, 1878 at Cumnock, and is buried in the Old Cumnock Cemetery.  Scotland National Probate Index  1876-1936, page 378 – “Confirmation of Robert Latta, Carrier and Cheese Merchant, Cumnock, afterwards residing there, who died 31 August 1878, at Cumnock, testate, granted at Ayr, to James Craig of Craigdarroch and Monquhra, William Latta, Farmer, Darmalloch, Parish of Cumnock, and John Latta, Farmer, Kyle, Parish of Auchinleck, his sons, and Hew Hamilton Crichton, W. S. Executors nominated in Will or Deed dated 25 September 1875, and recorded in Court Books of Commissaroit of Ayr, 7 February 1879.

3 WILLIAM (3) b. 1821; d. 1900
5 ROBERT (3) b. 1812; d. 1845. 
6 JOHN (3) b. 6-17-1825.  d. 1910.

13  JOHN (3) b. Feb. 12, 1810, baptized Feb. 23, 1810 at Old Cumnock; died 1810.

14  JOHN (3) b. Jan. 22, 1811, baptized Jan. 25, 1811 at Old Cumnock; died 1811. 

15  JANET (3)  b. 1826; d. 1900; married James Picken on Feb. 26, 1847 at Stewarton, Ayr, Scotland.

16  ANNE (3) b. 1814; d. 1-14-1824.  Buried Old Cumnock Cemetery.

17  JEAN (3) b. abt. 1816; d. 1824. 

18  AGNES (3) b. 1818; d. 5-4-1850; married Thomas Kay on June 15, 1838 in Old Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland.  Buried in the Old Cumnock Cemetery.

19  MARGARET (3) b. 1808; d. 1885; buried in Cumnock New Cemetery; married William Fergusson on June 6, 1828 in Old Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland.

20  JANE (3) b. 1815; d. 12-8-1893. Buried in Old Cumnock Cemetery.

36  ANNE (3)  b. 1828; died 5-11-1831.  Buried in Old Cumnock Cemetery.


Cumnock New Cemetery – Latta burials

Margaret Latta Ferguson – d. 4-21-1885

Agnes Young Latta – d. 6-14-1894

Agnes Latta – d. 9-14-1901

Annabella Latta – d. 3-21-1943

James Latta – d. 10-11-1935

Jane Latta – d. 7-21-1972

Jane Latta – d. 12-1-1941

Janet Latta – d. 8-17-1903

John Latta – d. 9-23-1906

John Latta – d. 11-5-1937

Margaret Latta – d. 5-4-1917

Mary Latta – d. 11-11-1892

Thomas Latta – d. 11-19-1918

Thomas Latta – d. 8-31-1883

William Latta – d. 11-11-1862

                                                           3 WILLIAM (3) LATTA

Robert (2) John (1). Born at Darmalloch, Old Cumnoch, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1819.  Died in 1900. Married Margaret Allan, daughter of William and Helen (Simpson) Allan of Darmalloch.

4 "Sir" JOHN (4) b. 1868
7 WILLIAM (4) b. 1869 Darmalloch, Scotland. In 1930 director of firm of Lawther, Latta & Co., London, England.
8 ANDREW GIBSON (4) b. 1875 at Darmalloch, Ayrshire, Scotland. Created Knight of the British Empire in 1921. Conferred on him for voluntary services rendered in the Ministry of Shipping and Assistant Director of the Ship Management Branch, 1918-1921. Ship owner. Director of Lawther, Latta & Co. Ltd. Billiter Buildings, London, England. Single in 1930. Educated at Hamilton Academy. Address (1930) Braid Ave. Edinburg, Scotland. Clubs: Reform and Royal Automobile.
9 ROBERT (4) eldest son. Born at Darmalloch, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1860. In 1930 lived at Craigadam, Dalbeattie, N.B.

37  HELEN (4) b. 1863.

38  MARGARET (4) b. 1865

39  THOMAS K. (4) b. 1871

40  EUPHEMIA (4) b. 1873

41  ALICE S. (4) b. 1879

                                                        4 "Sir" JOHN (4) LATTA

William (3) Robert (2) John (1). Born May 9, 1867 in Old Cumnock, Ayrshire.   Married Ada May Shore, daughter of John Young Short, J.P. of Ashbrooke Hall, Sunderland on March 17, 1896. He was created First Baronet February 9, 1920. 


Arms: Sa. on role Arg. A lymphad sail furled on the first: in base two crescents of the second. Crest: In front of an oak tree fructed pro:er. a crescent Arg. Motte: Dum Vivi Vireo.


Senior partner of Lawyer, Latta & Co. ship owners and merchants, Billiter Buildings, E.C.3. Educated Ayr Academy. Chairman Nitrate Producers Steamship Co. Ltd.; Include amongst those chosen for presentation to King Edward VII, November 1904, in recognition of services during South African war. Rendered services in connection with sea transport in Great European war. Address (1930) 12 Portman Square, London, W. 1 T: Mayfair 4597 and 4060. Clubs: Cath of London, Wellington, Ranelaigh, Hurlingham.


10 CECIL (5) b. February 26, 1903. Educated at Eaton and Magladen College, Oxford.
11 SYBIL MAY (5) m. Maj. Phillip Alexander Spence of Oatley Hall, Brackley,  Northamptonshire, Late of the Black Watch. June 23, 1923.
12 ADA MARY (5) m. Domte de. Crameyel (Maurice Paul Richard Fontaine) of 87 Avenue Kleber, Paris, France, son and heir of the 6th Marquis de Crameyel. Title given by Louis XV 1773. Child: Comte Guy Francois Phillipe, b. June 20, 1925.


                                            6 JOHN (3) LATTA

Robert (2) John (1). Born June 17, 1825 to Robert Latta and Margaret Caldow.  Married Agnes Young.  Agnes Young Latta died June 14, 1894 and is buried in the Cumnock New Cemetery.  John Latta is possibly the one buried in the Cumnock New Cemetery who died on 9-23-1906.


21  AGNES (4) b. September 27, 1852 at Auchinleck, Ayr, Scotland; d. 9-14-1901.  Buried in Cumnock New Cemetery. Never married.

22  MARGARET (4) b. 1854; d. 5-4-1917. Buried in Cumnock New Cemetery. Never married.

23  ROBERT (4) b. 1856; d. 1930

36  WILLIAM (4)  b. 1857; d. 11-11-1862. Buried in Cumnock New Cemetery.

24  JOHN (4) b. b. 1860; d. 11-5-1937. Buried in Cumnock New Cemetery.

25  THOMAS (4) b. 1861; d. 8-31-1883. Buried in Cumnock New Cemetery. 

26  JANE (4) b. December 10, 1863 at Auchinleck, Ayr, Scotland; d. 12-1-1941.  Buried in Cumnock New Cemetery.

27  ANNABELLA (4)  b. Jan. 8, 1866; died March 21, 1943; buried in the Cumnock New Cemetery; never married.

28  JANET (4) b. November 5, 1867 at Auchinleck, Ayr, Scotland;

29  WILLIAM (4)  b. March 12, 1872 at Auchinleck, Ayr, Scotland; d. 1950

30  MARY (4) b. 1875; d. 11-11-1892.  Buried in Cumnock New Cemetery.  Never married.



E-mail received January 7, 2005:

Hi there Sue

My name is Alan Latta, I am 24 years old and I'm from Ayrshire, Scotland.

I was just bored at work and browsing the internet when I came upon your  website.

I have no idea if this is of any use to you but I'll give you the family history as far as I am aware:

My Great Grandfather was from Saltcoats and owned a pub, I also know he had a brother Robert. He had 3 sons and a daughter. The eldest My grandfather William who died in 2002 aged 66. twin boys Robert and James, Robert now dead due to alcohol problems, and a daughter Agnes (Nancy)

My grandfather also had 3 sons and a daughter. My dad Robert the eldest followed by Thomas, James and Karen.

As far as I am aware my family have always been from Saltcoats in Ayrshire, however as my pappy is now dead I can't ask him for more info. I have no
idea if we are connected in any way to you lot over the pond, but it would be nice to think that we were. It's nice to have a history I think.

Anyway, let me know if this info is of any use to you and if you have any questions I'll do my best to find out that information for you.


Alan -

ps. don't know if it's a Scottish thing, but all of the Latta men have died young due to heart problems. However, all joking aside, that really could be
down to alcohol and tobacco.


Received 1/20/05

Here is an interesting entry from our new reader, Alan Latta from Saltcoats. Please let let me know if any connection is found. If Sue is  listening, Br. #14 did have a "Carter" in their history. Ian Latta has a brass Plate, so inscribed. There is also a town in Saskatchewan named Govan, where Br. #13 were well established years ago. (Keith's branch).
Alex.Latta. Br. #16.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Latta" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 5:14 AM
Subject: RE: Saltcoats Latta's

> Alex
> Thanks for posting on that information, I look forward to receiving it.
> I have an update on some information that may be of use to you, if not  then sorry for bothering you.
> The James Latta (1877) that I have listed. I have found his family in the 1881 census - resident at 11 Towers Street, Govan, Lanark.
> He had 3 brothers: Thomas Campbell Latta (aged 5 in 1881) this is the Thomas who went to Canada. Alexander Latta (aged 9) and Allan Latta (aged
> 12) All of whom were born in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He had a sister Margaret who died at age 7, the same year as the census, and another
> sister Cathernine Buchanan Latta aged 1 in 1881. His father was called James Latta and he was a Baker, Jouneyman. His mother was called Mary
> Wilson Latta.
> Using the website, I have managed to take it back further than this.
> The father I mentioned there James Latta was born in 1847 and died in 1889. Through his death certificate I have managed to trace his parents:
> An Allan Latta who married a Catherine Buchanan on 18/12/1821 in Pailsey High. I know that this father Allan Latta died in 1867 aged 71,
> registered in Tradeston, Glasgow. He must have be born in about 1796. I can find no record of his birth on this web site - nothing for Allan Latta
> at all apart from his death certificate and his marriage certificate. I was unable to view the marriage certificate, however have ordered it and
> should receive it within the next 2 weeks. I have his death certificate which lists his parents, however it is very difficult to read, I am hoping
> that the marriage certificate will shed new light on this!
> It looks on his death certificate as if his dad's name was William Latta (a carter) and his mother was Janet Erskine, however that may not be
> correct. The death certificate was signed by a John Latta listed as his son, so James Latta (1847) must have had at least 1 brother.
> I am at a loss at the moment as to how to take things back further. The marriage certificate will hopefully be legible and also list a place of
> birth and his parents' names.
> If you have any suggestions or information then please let me know.
> I thought that Latta was a fairly uncommon name, however back in those days there were hundreds of us - and what makes it even more complicated
> is the fact that most of them had the same bloody first names!!!
> Still, hope this finds you in good health, and not too cold!
> Alan Latta (1980)