Where to begin?
Contained in this site are pieces of information from the period 1622 through to the present day.
They are only snippets of many lives and as such will never do justice to the people involved.
The earliest record that I have discovered so far is for the birth of Margaret Praytous, daughter of Hendrie Prettous and Agnes Lyndsay.
Margaret was born on 8th April 1622 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.
Since that day nearly 400 years have passed and during that time the name spelling may have changed, but the family still
has a presence in Alloa.
The other branches of my family tree include McQuillians from
Stirling and Ireland, Gilchrists from Alloa and Cupar in Fife,
Fredericks/Friedrichs from Alloa, Edinburgh and Bavaria.
I hope within this site to be able to document as many people as
possible and also give an appreciation of the timeline of history
surrounding the dates and events connected with my family.