What a great site. Enjoyed finding out about where in Scotland the Tait's first settled. Thank you
Very interested in this site as have traced my 5 times Great Grandfather James Tait to Innerleithen born about 1768/1771 married to Janet maiden name not known have been unable to find records of his marriage or death but Janet died between 1841 & 1851 according to census. Any local information to help would be appreciated
in scotlands people there is a document states there was a James Tait married to a Janet Ketchen
not sure if that helps...
Hi, very nice website, cheers!
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Great site. An excellent history on the Tait riding family from the East March
Nice to see some information on our Clan
Hi, searching for information on my Scottish heritage. My father had traced some, but I seem to find two different coat of arms. Any help?
I have found two different Coat of Arms. The one in this site, and a more modern, simpler style.
The Coat of Arms in this site would be the more traditional.
I started digging in my ancestors. And found out on the oldest registered relative on my mothers side was Hemming Teit from Pirn, born 1225. He traveled with Birger Jarl (under the Swedish crown) to Finland and settled in Pernå where he was granted land. (he named the place after his own original place Pirn). In Pernå he built a church. Some of the altar stones are incorporated in the church that was built in the 1300s and which stands today. I think I have to vist Innerleithen at some point, just for fun! I live in Norway...
Hej Kaisa & Tait clan. My brother just found the same story regarding relatives in our fathers side. We live on the swedish westcoast. (And we like horses 😊) Yes, see you in Innerleithen, happy new year 2021! / Sara
I am also a descendant of this Teit, although I know him as 'Henning'. My line ended up in the southwest coast of Finland, and there is a particular fondness for horses throughout the generations I know of. :D
I wish I'd know this before when visiting Edinburgh. All the more reason to return to Scotland now, though!
Hallo Kaisa,Sara and Sylvia, fun to meet nordic relatives on this site. I just find out that I´m also an descendant of Hemming Teit on my mothers side. / Mats
I live in Västerås, Sweden :)
Just found this page, very interesting
Very interesting website. Decades ago as a boy, I stood with my father in a northern Alabama (USA) graveyard and saw a family plot of my ancestors born in the 1800's who spelled there name Tate, Tait, and Tayte but were all clearly in the same family based upon the inscriptions of the stones and proximity. Later, with this information, and the advent of the internet, he had anecdotally traced our roots to this area of Scotland. I would like to use his records and see if I can narrow this lineage down some. By the way, my immediate family currently stretches from Florida to Wyoming in the USA under the surname of Tate.
So very glad to find a page for the Taits of the Scottish Marches! I descend from Samuel "Rock" Tate (1730 - 1813) and his wife, Nancy Caldwell (1733 - 1818), my maternal 5x great-grandparents. Both born in County Derry/Londonderry and buried in Burke County, North Carolina. Family lore has the Tates as Huguenot refugees from France; however, there is a paucity of documentation to substantiate the claim. Is it possible for "Tate" to be an alternate spelling of "Tait"?
Thanks for the fine page. As I just recently found out, I'm descendant of the Tait of Perna (Henning Tait) line. I live in southeast Finland. Got to visit Innerleithen at some point, perhaps even get the correct tartan scarf to celebrate the connection. By the way, we own a horse and are very fond of these creatures. Runs in the family?
Good to see a family site.
Will be back to Scotland hopefully summer 2022 (my 66th year)
Last in Scotland in 2016 (60th)
Would love to meet any family Tait :)
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