Branch No. 44






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                                                                                                                          JOHN LATTA

John Latta married Jessie/Janet Erskine.


JOHN - b. Sept. 5, 1802 at Abbey Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.

JOHN - b. Dec. 16, 1804 at Abbey Paisley, Renfew, Scotland

                                                                                                                 1 WILLIAM (1) LATTA
Born abt. 1812 at Paisley, Scotland, son of John Latta and Jessie Erskine. Married Mary Arthur (b. 1813) at Dundonald, Ayr, Scotland on Dec. 31, 1845.  Died on  Sept. 6, 1873 at Troon, Scotland.

2 JOHN (2) b. 1836; d. 1911
28 JANE/JEAN (2) b. 1838/39

29 JANET A. (2) b. 1840/41


                                                                                                                                                   2 JOHN (2) LATTA
William (1). Born abt. 1836 at Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland; m. Jane Gilmore of Dundonald, Scotland in 1862.  Died Feb. 13, 1911 at Troon, Scotland.

11 WILLIAM (3) b. 1862 at Dundonald, Scotland; d. 1904 at Troon, Scotland; sea captain.
JAMES GILMORE (3) b. February 28,1865 at Dundonald, Scotland; d. 1927 at Tarbolton, Scotland.
JOHN (3) b. 1867 at Dundonald, Scotland; d. 1927.
5  ROBERT GILMORE (3) b. 1873 at Troon, Scotland; d. 1940; Captain of an ocean liner or flagship.
12 JESSIE WHITE (3) b. 1870 at Troon, Scotland; d. 1941; m. Robert McNeil of Troon, Scotland.
13 MARY ARTHUR (3) b. 1874 at Troon, Scotland; in 1934 living at Troon, Scotland.
DAVID GILMORE (3)b. 1878 at Troon, Scotland;

                                                                                                                                    3 JAMES GILMORE (3) LATTA
John (2) William (1). Born February 28, 1865 at Dundonald, Scotland; d. in 1927 at Tarbolton, Scotland; m. Agnes Douglas in 1895 at Hackney, Scotland. Lived at Auchenfall, Trone, and Argyleshire, Scotland.

JOHN (4) b. 1896 in Hendon, England; d. 1959 at Paddington.
14 JAMES DOUGLAS (4) b. in 1897 at Hendon, England; d. 1974; Served in the World War as pilot in the Royal Flying Corps. In 1934 Chairman of Directors of the Scottish Stamping and Eng. Co. Ltd. Neptune Works, Ayr.
15 HILDA MARY (Hilda May on birth) (4) b. 1899 at Hendon, England; d. 1997; m. I.P. Coats of Paisley, Scotland. Three children.

                                                                                                                                            4 JOHN (3) LATTA
John (2) William (1). Born at Ayrshire, Scotland in 1867; m. Susan Hyslop Newlands in 1897 in Blythswood, Glasgow, Scotland. Came to Seattle, Wash. U.S.A. in 1908. Died there in 1927. She was born in 1869; d. in Seattle in 1925.

8 JOHN (4) b. 1898 at Old Kilpatrick, Scotland.
9 ROBERT NEWLANDS (4) b. 1902 at Partick, Scotland.
10 WILLIAM (4) b.  March 26,1905 at Partick, Scotland.
16 SUSAN HYSLOP (4) (Susan Hislop on birth) b. 1900 at Old Kilpatrick, Scotland; m. Kenneth B. Colman in 1926.  In 1934 living at 9345 Fauntleroy Ave., Seattle, Wash.

                                                                                                                              5 ROBERT GILMORE (3) LATTA
John (2) William (1) b. 1873 at Troon, Scotland; d. 1940; m. Elizabeth Walker Low at St. Nicholas, Scotland in 1911. In 1934 commanding C.P.R. Liner, "Empress of Britain". Newspaper item: (Jack) Latta commands "Empress" on world cruise. A tall, sinewy Scot, who rounded the Horn in wind jammers, commands the Canadian Pacific flagship "Empress of Britain" in 1933 on her annual world cruise. He is Capt. R.G. (Jack) Latta. Born in Scotland in 1884, Jack Latta remained on shore until 21, then he went to see as apprentice on wind jammers. Won certificates in sail and steam. Rounded the Horn under canvass, and learned all about navigation in sailing vessels. Joined the Canadian Pacific Line in 1904 and within the last 17 years he has held 15 commands. His more recent being the "Empress of Scotland" and the "Empress of Australia". He was appointed first Commodore of the Canadian Pacific fleet in 1932.


DOUGLAS GORDON (4) b. 1917 at St. Marchar Aberdeen, Scotland

ROBERT I. (4) m. Edith Mack in Manchester, England in 1942.

JAMES K. (4) m. Florence P. Dixon in Wigton, England in 1945.

                                                                                                                                         6 DAVID GILMORE (3) LATTA
John (2) William (1). b. 1878 at Troon, Scotland. In 1934 living at 21 Milner Avenue, Braxpan, near Johannesburg, Union of South Africa.

17 JOHN (4).
18 ROBERT (4).
19 HAROLD (4).

                                                                                                                                     7 JOHN (4) LATTA
James G. (3) John (2) William (1). Born January 2, 1896 at Hendon, England; d. 1959 at Paddington; m. Rosa K.F. Fortune (1902-1977) in 1926 at Eton, England.  Served in the World War as pilot in the Royal Flying Corps. In 1934 Managing Director of the Scottish Stamping & Eng. Co. Ltd. Ayr, Scotland.

Two daughters:
21 PATRICIA (5) b. 1928.
22 DIANA (5) b. 1929.

                                                                                                                                  8 JOHN (4) LATTA
John (3) John (2) William (1). b. 1898 at Old Kilpatrick, Scotland;  m. Hazel Smith in 1922 in the United States. In 1934 living at Seattle, Wash.

23 VIRGINIA HELEN (5) b. 1923.
24 JOHN KENNETH (5) b. 1929.

                                                                                                                               9 ROBERT (4) LATTA
John (3) John (2) William (1). b. 1902 at Partick, Scotland; m. Marion Swift in 1928. In 1939 living at Seattle, Wash.

25 RUTH GILMORE (5) in 1929.

                                                                                                                               10 WILLIAM (4) LATTA
John (3) John (2) William (1). b. March 26,1905 at Partick, Scotland; m. Louise Forbeck in 1929 in the United States. In 1936 living at Seattle, Wash.

26 WILLIAM (5) b. in 1930.
27 LOUISE SUSAN (5) b. in 1932.


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Possible connections with Branch No. 44. & 34,39

Branch No. 34.
1 ____ (1). LATTA lived at Millerstown Farm, Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland. Married ____. Had at least one child, JOHN. This JOHN married and had at least six children: 1) PETER. 2) JAMES 3) JOHN 4) WILLIAM 5) ANN 6) MARY. PETER was born at Ayrshire, married Mary Smith. Merchant in Glasgow. Five children. All born in Ayrshire. His son, William died in West Coast of Africa. His daughter, Jane, married twice: 1) James Hutton 2) William Anderson. She died in Ayr.

2 James supposed to have gone to America. 3 John went to Philadelphia Pa. U.S.A. 4
William was one of the heads of Coats Thread Mills at Paisley, Scotland. He died in the early 60.
No family.

Branch No. 39
1 JAMES LATTA born at Paisley, Scotland about 1837. Married Jane Kelvie of Kiraubright. Six children. All but three, John, ____ and Elizabeth born in Ayrshire. John was born in Belfast, Ireland and Elizabeth was born in Troon, Scotland. Elizabeth married Andrew Dunsmore and in 1912 they lived at 33 George Street, Paisley, Scotland. Mary was born in Paisley, and died there August 1908. Married James Rutherford and had one child, James.
JAMES, son of 1 JAMES, born in Ayrshire and died there in 1882. He married Jessie Jolly of Glasgow.
DAVID, son of 1 JAMES, was born in Troon, Ayrshire about 1870. He married Ellen
Greenshield in Glasgow in 1896. In 1900 all the family came to America. He was a stationary engineer.

In your branch No. 44, and in the above branches 34 and 39, Paisley is in all three. Troonis in 44 and 39. Dumbarton is in 8, 39 and 44. In 34 JANE LATTA died in Ayr. In 34
WILLIAM was one of the heads of the Coats Thread Mills at Paisley. In 44, your branch, your sister, MARY, married I.P. Coats of Paisley. This is probably one of the Coats of the Thread Mills.
I have 12 branches in Scotland and four of these branches, 14, 34, 39 and 44 lived in Ayrshire. Branch 14 is that of Sir John Latta of London, England.
In your branch, 44, David Gilmore, lives in Braxpan, Union of South Africa. And in branch 34, WILLIAM, son of 1 PETER, died in the West Coast of Africa. I think it was on the Gold Coast, on the south of that country. The above is more than a coincidence. It looks as if your branch connects with branches 34 and 39. I hope you can make the connection.
In branch 39, John, who was born in Belfast, had all his children born in Ayrshire.

John Latta, branch 34, born in Ayrshire, Scotland, but now living at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, told me that the records of the Latta family are found in the Parish Churches of Mauchline, Ochiltree, and Ayrshire. He said a certain Judge Latta, S.S.C., who lived in Edinburgh, had collected a large amount of information about the Latta family. I tried to reach him, but failed.