Branch No. 14

1 JOHN (1?) LATTA,

Born near Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland and removed to Old Cumnoch, Scotland. Had at least one son:

2 ROBERT (2).


John (1). Born at Bridgend, Old Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, about 1788. Married Margaret Ferguson. Had at least three children:

3 WILLIAM (3).

ROBERT (3) died young.

JOHN (3) born about 1830; d. about 1910.


Robert (2) John (1). Born at Darmalloch, Old Cumnoch, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1819. Died in 1900. Married Margaret Allan, daughter of William and Helen (Simpson) Allan of Darmalloch. Children:

4 JOHN (4).

WILLIAM (4) b. at Darmalloch, Scotland. In 1930 director of firm of Lawther, Latta & Co., London, England.

ANDREW GIBSON (4) b. at Darmalloch, Ayrshire, Scotland. Created Knight of the British Empire in 1921. Conferred on him for voluntary services rendered in the Ministry of Shipping and Assistant Director of the Ship Management Branch, 1918-1921. Ship owner. Director of Lawther, Latta & Co. Ltd. Billiter Buildings, London, England. Single in 1930. Educated at Hamilton Academy. Address (1930) Braid Ave. Edinburg, Scotland. Clubs: Reform and Royal Automobile.

ROBERT (4) eldest son. Born at Darmalloch, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1860. In 1930 lived

at Craigadam, Dalbeattie, N.B.


William (3) Robert (2) John (1). Born at Darmalloch, Ayrshire, Scotland May 9, 1867. Married Ada May Shore, daughter of John Young Short, J.P. of Ashbrooke Hall, Sunderland on March 17, 1896. He was created First Baronet February 9, 1920. Arms: Sa. on role Arg. A lymphad sail furled on the first: in base two crescents of the second. Crest: In front of an oak tree fructed pro:er. a crescent Arg. Motte: Dum Vivi Vireo. Senior partner of Lawyer, Latta & Co. ship owners and merchants, Billiter Buildings, E.C.3. Educated Ayr Academy. Chairman Nitrate Producers Steamship Co. Ltd.; Include amongst those chosen for presentation to King Edward VII, November 1904, in recognition of services during South African war. Rendered services in connection with sea transport in Great European war. Address (1930) 12 Portman Square, London, W. 1 T: Mayfair 4597 and 4060. Clubs: Cath of London, Wellington, Ranelaigh, Hurlingham. Children:

CECIL (5) b. February 26, 1903. Educated at Eaton and Magladen College, oxford.

SYBIL MAY (5) m. Maj. Phillip Alexander Spence of Oatley Hall, Brackley, Northamptonshire, Late of the Black Watch. June 23, 1923.

ADA MARY (5) m. Domte de. Crameyel (Maurice Paul Richard Fontaine) of 87 Avenue Kleber, Paris, France, son and heir of the 6th Marquis de Crameyel. Title given by Louis XV 1773. Child: Comte Guy Francois Phillipe, b. June 20, 1925.