The David Livingstone Connection


David Livingstone was born 1813 on the island of Ulva however later moved to Blantyre on the outskirts of Glasgow for financial causes as a result of his father couldn’t help his rising household on the island. A lot has been written about Livingstone’s life in Scotland and in Africa the place he fought to abolish slavery.

My curiosity within the explorer is that my nice nice grand mom, Ann Livingstone is alleged to have been considerably associated to David however I’ve been unable to confirm this. Ann’s father is believed to have been a French soldier who died within the French wars round 1815 simply previous to her being born or when Ann was a child. A clue as to the identify of Ann’s father was that her son Robert Stewart named considered one of his sons William Livingstone Stewart and there was a sample within the household of naming a few of their youngsters after family members.

Ann married a William Stewart, a cooper at Outdated or New Kilpatrick in 1834. That they had 4 youngsters, Margaret, John, Robert, and Janet.

So far as David Livingstone’s household are involved, he had three Uncles and three Aunties. They have been; Richard, Mary, John, Charles, Margaret, and Catherine.

It has been claimed by the household for a number of generations that Ann Livingstone’s father was a brother to David’s father which might make Ann and David cousins. No hint of Ann will be discovered within the data of David’s household tree which was obtained from the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre Scotland. It is usually certainly not sure that the well-known explorer’s full household tree has been accomplished nonetheless as data are incomplete previous to 1855. Is it simply doable that Ann’s father’s father was David Livingstone’s grand father’s brother? The household tree of the explorer is incomplete and there’s not a lot details about his grand mother and father and past.

As for Ann’s father having fought within the French wars, I’ve discovered some Livingstone’s who fought and died in these wars round 1815 however no household data has been listed of their particulars. As was talked about earlier, it’s doable that Ann’s father was a William Livingstone. On researching a navy web site I’ve discovered a few William Livingstone’s who fought within the French wars however no particulars on their household is listed.

As new data is added to ancestry web sites the important lacking piece in our household tree will little question be dropped at the floor at some stage. Within the meantime the search continues.

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