My Scottish Heritage

If I had to choose a branch of my family history that I felt a deep affinity and closeness too, then I would have to choose my Scottish branch. There is something about my Scottish roots that intrigues me and every time I visit Scotland, I feel as though I am home and maybe one day I will be fortunate enough to call it that.

I have been researching my Scottish family tree for many years and there is still a lot of work to complete, recently I have discovered a family tree online (well sourced) which connects my tree to an incredible and interesting past.

This connection also answers a question regarding the use of middle names given to the siblings of my 3x great grandfather Alexander Walker. these middle names were: Stewart, Rose, Thom, Thompson and Thain for years I had no idea why these middle names were used, but since discovering this online tree, these middle names are all associated surnames that belong to his ancestors.

Did Alexander Walker’s parents Barbara Cowie and James Walker know of their colorful and rich historical past, it certainly looks that way and too much of a coincidence for them having used these names at random.

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Below is just one section of my Scottish Family Tree.


Robert I “King of Scotland” BRUCE (1274 – 1329)
is my 21st great grandfather

Matilda ‘Maud’ BRUCE (1312 – 1353)
daughter of Robert I “King of Scotland” BRUCE and my 20x great grandmother

Jonet ISAAC (1338 – )
daughter of Matilda ‘Maud’ BRUCE and my 19x great grandmother

Isabel de ERGADIA (1358 – 1439)
daughter of Jonet ISAAC and my 18x great grandmother

James “The Black Knight of Lorn” STEWART (1383 – 1451)
son of Isabel de ERGADIA and my 17x great grandfather

Sir John ‘of Balvenie’ “1st Earl of Atholl” STEWART (1440 – 1512)
son of James “The Black Knight of Lorn” STEWART and my 16x great grandfather

John “2nd Earl of Atholl” STEWART (1475 – 1521)
son of Sir John ‘of Balvenie’ “1st Earl of Atholl” STEWART and my 15x great grandfather

John “3rd Earl of Atholl” STEWART (1507 – 1542)
son of John “2nd Earl of Atholl” STEWART and my 14x great grandfather

Margaret “Lady of Atholl” STEWART (1521 – 1555)
daughter of John “3rd Earl of Atholl” STEWART and my 13x great grandmother

Margaret ‘of Freuchie’ GRANT (1545 – )
daughter of Margaret “Lady of Atholl” STEWART and my 12x great grandmother

Daughter of GORDON (1566 – )
daughter of Margaret ‘of Freuchie’ GRANT and my 11x great grandmother

John ‘of Fernaughtie’ GORDON (1584 – )
son of Daughter of GORDON and my 10x great grandfather

Robert ‘of Farnachtie’ GORDON (1630 – )
son of John ‘of Fernaughtie’ GORDON and my 9x great grandfather

John ‘in Belnacoul’ GORDON (1680 – 1737)
son of Robert ‘of Farnachtie’ GORDON and my 8x great grandfather

Adam ‘of Lyne of Rudry’ GORDON (1710 – )
son of John ‘in Belnacoul’ GORDON and my 7x great grandfather

Robert GORDON (1748 – 1789)
son of Adam ‘of Lyne of Rudry’ GORDON and my 6x great grandfather

Helen GORDON (1781 – )
daughter of Robert GORDON and my 5x great grandmother

Barbara COWIE (1815 – 1904)
daughter of Helen GORDON and my 4x great grandmother

Alexander WALKER (1846 – 1931)
son of Barbara COWIE and my 3x great grandfather

Barbara Eliza WALKER (1875 – 1957)
daughter of Alexander WALKER and my 2x great grandmother

Doris Margery TAYLOR (1904 – 1999)
daughter of Barbara Eliza WALKER and my great grandmother

Joyce Margery PLASKETT (1934 – 2013)
daughter of Doris Margery TAYLOR and my grandmother