Leith of Glenkindie

May 28, 2017 Coming soon

Liet. Gen James Leith – Isobel Knolls

May 28, 2017 Over the years I have had brief contact with the descendants of a George Leith born 29th Nov 1789 in Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland. George's baptismal record lists him as...

Wider Leith DNA project

May 28, 2017 More info to come.

Alexander Sebastian Leith-Hay and Christina G. A. Hamilton

December 30, 2015 Col. Alexander Sebastian Leith-Hay of Rannes and Leith Hall. Aberdeen, b. 1818, Granada in the West Indies, d.1900 at Leith Hall, h. 1862; m. 1860, Christina Grace Agnes, dau. of...

Leith Hall 1902 – tenantry

November 18, 2015 Charles Edward Norman Leith-Hay followed his uncle Alexander Sebastian to the Lairdship of the  Estate in 1900. Charles was a very popular and much liked and respected landlord who did much...

Leith Hall – Outside

November 9, 2015 The Hall gallery from 2015 provides some images on the Gardens. I recommend visiting Leith Hall Gardens and Estate for local staff based content updated regularly. The photos in the album...

Charles Arthur O’Neill Leith Hay – A life

November 1, 2015 The Gallery for Charles Arthur O'Neill Leith-Hay provides a window into the life of the last Leith Hall Laird between 8th May 1918 to his passing on a Saturday afternoon...

Leith Hall aerial view

November 1, 2015 Graham from Aeroglen.co.uk recently placed this video on Youtube for the Trust's property showing the Hall and the Gardens on the Estate. Graham is an experienced helicopter pilot now operating...

Georgle Leslie L-H, Jean Leith Hay and Doreen Leith-Hay

November 1, 2015 The image below from the family albums displays Jean Leith-Hay, Mrs George Leith-Hay (nee Allen) and Doreen Leith-Hay in approximately 1907. Jean was the elder daughter of Charles Edward Norman...

Scots Heraldry

March 11, 2015 The dust cover on the 1978 version of this volume provides the following take.  Heraldry is a living science, more relevant to modern life than many people imagine. It is...

1745-46 Jacobites

March 11, 2015 Scot's family websites often contain information on the 45' and the often romanticised characters involved in the Stuart's ultimate and unsuccessful attempt to regain their lost throne on the shores of...

John Leith III of Leith Hall and Harriot Stuart

February 5, 2015    The life of John Leith III of Leith Hall is perhaps best remembered for the ballad on his early demise. This ballad composed by an old rhymester of the time...

Hays of Rannes and Lenplum

January 5, 2015 The text for the Hays of Rannes and Lenplum comes from the Appendix of the 1937 volume - A Jacobite Exile by Henrietta and Alistair Tayler with additions from the...

James Leith-Hay and Maria Catherine Gray

October 6, 2014 James Leith-Hay led an interesting life in his day. He  travelled further with his brothers in his day than any of his forebears on a global scale. From Aberdeenshire to...

Andrew Leith-Hay and Mary Margaret Clark

September 21, 2014 The below 1862 obituary on Sir Andrew provides another version on his life. In the family book some 100 years afterwards some of Andrew's shortcomings obviously receive  more space than...

Norma Caroline Georgina Leith-Hay and Henry George Russell Phipps

May 3, 2014 Many Scot's family or clan websites  most often focus on the details of only those with illustrious pasts and particularly the heads of the families down the line. Primarily, the...

Violet Norma Gibson – later Jessop

March 24, 2014  Focusing again on female family members, Florence Leith-Hay's eldest daughter provides a significant link in the early 20th Century to her ancestral home on her mother's side. The section on...

Maria Catherine Leith Hay (nee Gray)

November 22, 2013  Some more information is available on Charles Edward Norman Leith-Hay's mother Maria Catherine to what is in the section on James Leith Hay and her life in Australia. Her parents were...

Narrative of the Peninsular War

November 3, 2013 A modern version of Andrew Leith-Hay's Peninsular war was published in full in 2013 in either soft or hard cover. This site has no affiliation with the publisher . However, the quality...

Primary Source – The Baronage of Scotland

October 20, 2013 The baronage of Scotland based on Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, 6th Bt. (1694-1770) 1764 work and published in Edinburgh posthumously provides of good source for primary source material on the...

Charles Arthur O’Neill Leith-Hay

October 8, 2013  The Last Laird of Rannes and Leith Hall and male line representer of the Leith-Hay family's life was also penned down by his mother Henrietta in the 1957 book on...

V.L.A Phipps and Marie Elaine Elliott

September 26, 2013   Vivian Louis Augustus Phipps may have had a name with a certain aristocratic ring to it, but this would only perhaps allude to something in his past or the generations...

Charles Edward Norman Leith-Hay and Louisa Henrietta Valdivia O’Neill Leith-Hay

September 26, 2013 These portraits are at the Hall and held by the N.T.S. Uncle Charlie was born on the 9th of October in Ipswich Queensland, Australia to his parents James L-H and Maria...

Russell Constantine Charles Phipps

September 26, 2013 Russell Constantine Charles Phipps - Gunner 3rd Field Artillery Brigade Russell Constantine Charles Phipps was born on the 11 March 1883, at the Hollow Beaudesert Upper Logan to Lord Henry Phipps...

Norman’s family members

September 15, 2013 Further to Norman Leith-Hay story his descendants have been updated and these photos are all courtesy of Norman’s daughter Barbara’s descendants. Thank you M. C and A. N. for sharing...

Staff Sgt. Archibald Erroll Leith-Hay Gibson

September 10, 2013 Keeping in line with reporting on forgotten members of this family. Florence Leith Hay’s youngest child Archibald Erroll Leith-Hay Gibson b 26 September 1902 in Mackay QLD, who passed on...

Portraits – PCF images and old literature on the Hall and family

August 24, 2013 Some of the old images of the family members and faces at the Hall in the past appear to be lacking names and this is also the case for any...

Norman Leith Hay – Further information

August 24, 2013 (Image credit National Library Australia) Catholic Priest, Leith Hay, Bogu, McArthur, Beardy, Milner D.D. Watt, Rt Pitcairn, Captain Cary Bet, Kirchner, Mendinsky [picture] ca. 1855 drawing by James G. Sawkins,...

Toolburra in the Downs to Rannes in the Dawson

August 16, 2013    Much of the family information on the Leith-Hay brothers in Australia focuses on their move up to the Dawson Valley towards the mid 1850’s and the eventual end of their...

G. E. K. Fairholme – Thank you National Gallery Australia

July 29, 2013 George Knight Erskine Fairholme (image Mitchell Library) Thank you to the National Gallery of Australia for the Fairholme Lithographs. An album section has been added with these images courtesy of the...

George Leslie Leith Hay and Bessie Hirst – (Mary Elizabeth Leith Hay? Help needed.

July 25, 2013 Any information on Bessie Hirst,  George Leslie Leith Hay between 1880-1910 and Jean and Doreen as well as Elizabeth Edwards d. 1997 in the UK would be required to help...

Aberdeenshire general interest images and photos from 1908-1909 from Violet Gibson

July 16, 2013 This album and part two was kept by Leith Isley and comes courtesy of Meg L, Violet’s daughter and granddaughter and family. They are extracts of a travel album and show...

A note of interest – Ardmore

July 14, 2013 Kennethmont can also be supported by consuming the product shown above (responsibly) The Ardmore Distillery was founded in 1898 and sends its product all over the world. Disclaimer - Please...

Leith Hall re-opening on 26th July 2013. Please see the Facebook page for details from the N.T Scotland

July 14, 2013 The Facebook page shows the development and refurbishment of the Hall as well as the rejuvenation of the Gardens for the re-opening scheduled for the 26th July 2013. Contacts are available...

Florence Gibson nee Leith-Hay and Vilolet Norma Gibson Travel album Image credits Meg L. Brisbane

June 28, 2013 Update to information on the site Florence Gibson nee Leith-Hay - 4th child of James Leith-Hay and Maria Catherine Gray bio details on the site. Also details on her husband. Link Florence...

The Scot’s Magazine June 1984 – credit and thank you to Sir Edward Peck

June 28, 2013 Link --> The Guardian obituary of Sir Edward Edward peck.pdf and Copyright the Guardian Ed Douglas Antipodean Rannes Easter Torrans, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch AB3 9HJ. Dear Sir, --- “where does the Don run into the Dee?” Any...

Norman Leith Hay

May 26, 2013 If the family M.S.C and J.C.M  in Warrington Cheshire have any connection to Norman Leith Hay, the 4th son of Andrew Leith Hay, please get in contact.   The above shows his...

Short bio details for some of the old family members have been completed.

May 2, 2013   The site was intended to encompass biographical details of the family and descendants. So far a few of the family members have their bio’s in the Genealogy section. Updated bio’s were done...

Memoirs of the Late Lieutenant-General Sir James Leith with a Precis of some of the Most Remarkable Events of the Peninsular War 
by a British Officer – Andrew L-H

April 21, 2013 Ebook accessible and downloadable in the Library under Lieut General Sir James Leith. Thanks to Google for the nice scan. Please make no commercial use of this volume. Part of the cover hangs...

The Leiths of Harthill – thanks to Francis Bickley in the 1930’s

April 10, 2013 Info  at Leith’s of Harthill   (Note Pending copyright issues) It’s an old book some 76 years in age and its author lived very long as well, meaning 70 years past...

The Castellated Architecture of Aberdeenshire – 1849 version digitised

April 6, 2013 Ebook accessible and downloadable at Castellated Architecture This ebook is a copy of the 1849 original. The late 1800’s and modern version is of course based on this book. This is...

Ebook – A Jacobite Exile -Andrew Hay of Rannas by Alistair and Henrietta Tayler published 1937 – portrait held by National Trust for Scotland

March 10, 2013 Two versions are being placed for viewing of the 1937 book. - Original scan of the 1937 book published 76 years ago. -Ebook and and pdf versions with additional information Note the cover...

Information sought on the family – Florence Gibson (nee Leith-Hay)

February 13, 2013 Please get in contact if your  parents / grandparents are Jean Jessop (later Fuller) and Leith Hay Jessop (later Isley). Seeking info on Meg L Laidlaw and Jill L-H Rogers and...

National Trust for Scotland – Leith Hall Garden and Estate on BBC

February 13, 2013   The BBC and Public Catalogue Foundation released images of the collection around December 2012. Note not all images in the collection were included and various portraits are missing. These are available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/galleries/locations/the-national-trust-for-scotland-leith-hall-garden-estate-7263   Now...

Leith Hay family site launched

November 10, 2012 This blog is intended to provide any updates on the progress of this site. It is expected the the layout will change as further information is included on the family. The...