1841 Scotland Census: Lasswade, Midlothian, Roslin
James Latta, 40, teacher
Jean Latta, 30
James Latta, 8
Eliza J. Latta, 6
John Latta, 4
Euphemia Latta, 2
Mary Latta, 8m
1851 Scotland Census: Watten School, Watten-Caithness
James Latta, 53, Parochial schoolmaster, b. Fife-Leslie
Jean Croy, wife, 44, b. Fife-Monimail
Elisa Jane Latta, dau., 15, scholar, b. Fife - Bt. Island (Originally: Fife -Burntisland)
John Latta, son, 13, scholar, b. Fife - Bt. Island
Euphemia Latta, dau., 11, scholar, b. Fife - Bt. Island
Mary Latta, dau., 9, scholar, b. Fife - Aberdour
David Latta, son, 7, scholar, b. Unknown - Roslin, Edin
Cathcart Latta, son, 6, scholar , b. Unknown - Roslin, Edin
Colin Latta, son, 3, b. Caithness-Watten
1861 Scotland Census: Watten, Caithness
James Latta, 63, schoolmaster, b. Leslie, Fifeshire
Jane Latta, 55, wife, b. Letham, Fifeshire
Euphemia Latta, 22, dau., b. Bt. Island, Fifeshire
Cathcart L. Latta, 16, son, b. Roslin, Edinburghshire
Colin Latta, 13, son, b. Watten, Caithnesshire

Marriage: 23 NOV 1818 Wemyss, Fife, Scotland states that Robert Latto died abt. 1870 in Patterson, Passaic Co., NJ (USA) and lists his wife's name as Doig.

This is the marriage of Robert Latta and Margaret Doig. Note the variant in spelling. The IGI doesn't recognize LATTA AND LATTO as the same so they have to be searched separately:

The following children are given as being born to this couple:

ISOBEL LATTA - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 11 DEC 1819 Christening: 26 DEC 1819 Dysart, Fife, Scotland

CATHERINE LATTA - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 14 APR 1822 Dysart, Fife, Scotland

MARGARET LATTA - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 25 MAR 1824 Christening: 11 APR 1824 Dysart, Fife, Scotland

GRACE LATTA - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 05 MAY 1828 Christening: 25 MAY 1828 Dysart, Fife, Scotland

Captains Registers of Lloyd's of London lists:

David Latto, b. Fifeshire 1835.

Sheriff Court of Fife Deeds 1715-1809

Bond by George Paterson to Mary Dinn, relict of George Latta, tenant in Drumtennant and her children, William, George & Mgt. dated 2 Jan 1720 & rec 22 Aug 1739.


I have - in the course of research for someone - taken several pictures of gravestones in the St Monance (Abercrombie) graveyard in Fife, Scotland. I'm having a bit of a clear out of my computer and would be happy to send anyone a copy of any of them.

Margaret Watt Latt, husband Robert Reekie, son William

Elizabeth McFarlane Latto, husband James Lawson, son James, Daughter Christina McFarlane Lawson and Catherine Latto Bowman.

Christian Latto Marr, husband Alexander Reekie and son John

David Latto, wife Isabela Brodie, son William, son Lindsay Foggo.

William Latto, wife Heneritta Dowie daughter Isabella, Helen D. I., son Alexander Latto.
William Latta m. Henrietta Dowie on January 26, 1825 at Fife

Margaret Latta m. Thomas Dowie Nov. 16, 1823 at St. Monance, Fife; children - John Dowie (8-12-1825) and Rachel Dowie (1-27-1828).

David Latto, wife Margaret Fyall, son Alexander Fyall, daughters Christina McFarlane and Helen Grieve.

Robert Latto, wife Christina McFarlane, son Robert, daughter Catherine, son William and daughter Margaret.

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Virtual American Biographies: Thomas Carstairs Latto

LATTO, Thomas Carstairs, poet, born in Kings-barn, Fifeshire, Scotland, 1 December, 1818, the son of Alexander Latto and Christina Anderson Latto. After receiving an elementary education from his father, Alexander Latto, the parish school-master, he entered the University of St. Andrews. but was not graduated. In 1838 he went to Edinburgh, and was employed as parliament-house and conveyancing clerk in the office of John Hunter, auditor of the court of sessions. After serving as a clerk for several years in Edinburgh and Dundee he entered into business in Glasgow in 1852, and then came to New York, where he was a founder of the "Scottish American Journal." He was connected with the publishing-house of Ivison and Co., of New York, for eleven years, and in 1871 became a real-estate agent in Brooklyn, where he now (1887) resides. Mr. Latto's principal work, " The Village School Examination," is still in manuscript. The poems that he has contributed to periodicals include " When we were at the Schule," "The Blind Lassie," " The Grave of Sir Walter Scott," and " Lines on J. Fenimore Cooper." See Wilson's " Poets and Poetry of Scotland" (New York, 1876).

1841 Scotland Census: St. Cuthbert's - Midlothian, Address: James Square
Latto, Thomas, 22, writer, b. outside census county
(in the home of Erskine Conolly, 40, messenger at arms)
1841 Scotland Census: Kingsbarns-Fife, Address: Market Sq.
Alexander Latto, 50, schoolmaster, b. Fife
Euphemia Latto, 20, b. Fife
Agnes Latto, 15, visitor, b. outside census county
Latto, Agnes, 14, b. Fife

Other Information on Fife, Scotland

this is a headstone inscription from Bennochy Cemetery Kirkcaldy
photo is available, I have no connection to Latta family.

654 Agnes LATTA died 20.3.1891 age 38
her husband Edward WARDLAW died 14.12.1817 age 70

1881 Census Abbotshall
Edwd. WARDLAW M 33 Gallatown, Fife, Scotland
Head Occ: Potters Handler
Agnes WARDLAW ( LATTO )M 29 F Drumkaldy, Fife, Scotland

Agnes parents would most likely have been
William LATTO & Agnes MILLER married 6.1.1838 Markinch

1881 Census Dysart
Agnes LATTA W 63 F Markinch,
Head Occ: Dressmaker
Janet LATTA U 30 F Markinch,
Daur Occ: Weaver Linen Factory
Mary LATTA U 26 F Markinch,
Daur Occ: Weaver Linen Factory

Agnes Christina Brown LATTO, born 1863 in Carnbee. Parents: Alexander LATTO and Agnes FERRIER who were married 25 July 1857 in Kingsbarns. Other siblings: William LATTO born 1857 Kingsbarns; David LATTO born 1861 Carnbee; John LATTO born 1865 Logie; Eliza Jessie LATTO born 1873 Kingsbarns.

It is possible Agnes FERRIER was born 1830 in Kingsbarns, to John FERRIER and Agnes TURPIE.

My g-grandmother LATTO married (date unknown in mid to late 1880's) to John BLYTH, blacksmith, who may have been from Kelty. John BLYTH and Agnes LATTO had following children: William BLYTH, Agnes BLYTH (C1898), Alexander BLYTH (C1889), Anne BLYTH, John (Jack) BLYTH, James BLYTH, in Scotland and they all emigrated to Falkland Islands C1903/04, where last child Frederick BLYTH was born.


Other Census records for Fife, Scotland

1851 Census - Foodie Cotton, Dairsie - Fife
John Latta, head, 45, farm servant, b. Fife-Kilmany
Susan Latta, wife, 38, housewife, b. Fife - Balmerino
Elizabeth Latta, dau., 12, scholar, b. Fife-Logie
John Latta, son, 8, scholar, b. Fife-Logie
1841 Census, S. Cults, Saline, Fife
John Latta, 30, b. Scotland, Ag Lab
Janet Latta, 25
James Latta, 2
Marion Latta,1
1851 Census - Lydox Mill Bothie, Dairsie -Fife
Isabella Latta, servnt, 48, Mill Worker, b. Fife-Largo
Jane Mill, 42, servnt, Mill Worker, b. Aberdeenshire
Jane Barnet, servnt, 20, Mill Worker, b. Fife-Cupar
1851 Census - Foodie Ash, Dairsie-Fife
George Latta, head, 35, weaver, b. Fife-St. Andrews
Helen Latta, wife, 32, housewife, b. Fife - St. Andrews
Elizabeth Latta, dau., 11, home, b. Fife - St. Andrews
Joseph Latta, son, 9, scholar, b. Fife - St. Andrews
George Latta, son, 9, scholar, b. Fife - St. Andrews
Janet Latta, dau., 6, scholar, b. Fife - St. Andrews
Margaret Latta, dau., 4, home, b. Fife - St. Andrews
Helen Latta, dau., 2, home, b. Fife - St. Andrews
1891 Census, 145 Grays Sqr., Dundee, Angus
Joseph Latta, 47, jute weaver, b. Fifeshire
Joseph Latta, 22, son, coachman elrumployed, b. Dunee Fort Farshire
William Latta, 18, son, coal carter, b. Dundee
David Latta, 9, son, scholar, b. Dundee