Dr Alistair Tait Royal Crichton 1923

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Was Alistair Tait employed at the Royal Crischton? Is 1923 his birth year or does 1923 have to do with some other event that is associated with Dr. Tait?

Do you have any additional information as to the name of his wife, where he was married and whether he spent all his years in the UK or did he relocate?

Is there a specific question about Alistair Tait that you want answered?
I believe Dr Tait was employed at the Royal Crichton. 1923 is the dob of an illegitimate child fathered by Dr Tait with Gertrude Grierson, a nurse also employed at the Royal Crichton. The child (a son) was born in Inverness

It is believed that Dr Tait died abroad, very possibly India.

Does Dr Tait have any surviving relatives?
In searching for Alistar Tate, by far, the most frequent result is Alexander Tait. Are you sure that his first name is Alistar?

Do you know the name of the child?
Pretty certain the name was Alistair.  He is listed in the 1922 Chronicle of the Royal Crichton as 3rd physician.  By 1923 he had left to go into private practice.  It is believed that Dr Tait's will was held by a solicitor in Inverurie by Inverness.

The child's name was David
Further information just gathered. By 1941Dr Tait was Major Tait.  He had paid maintenance for David for the statutory 16 years. A firm of solicitors in Cupar in Fife dealt with the final Maintenance payment in 1939
Do you know if David came to NY or is that just another person with the same first and last name?

I have three James Anderson's in my early ancestry. The earliest was Of Cool-Collet Hill, Glaslough, Monaghan County, Ireland. He married Janet Bell. James and Janet (Bell) Anderson had a son, also named James. This James Anderson, Sr. married Sarah Bell in 1792 at County Monaghan, Ireland. Their son, James Anderson, Jr. married Caroline Brown at Jefferson County, KY.

The Sarah Bell who married James Anderson, Sr. is the sister to my ancestor, Walter Bell, born July 24, 1775. Walter came to American in 1792 with many of his siblings and his parents, settling in western PA.
This David did not go to New York.  He remained in Scotland
There are several men named David Tait who are buried in Scotland. Is there one who looks to be the right person to you?

David Tait
Find A Grave Index
death:    19 July 1939    
burial:    1939    Kirkwall, , Orkney Islands, Scotland            

David J Tait
Find A Grave Index
death:    31 January 1943    
burial:    1943    Corstorphine, , City of Edinburgh, Scotland            

David Tait
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death:    September 1959    
burial:    1959    Forgan, , Fife, Scotland            

David Tait
Find A Grave Index
death:    1974    
burial:    1974    Dollar, , Clackmannanshire, Scotland            

David S. Tait
BillionGraves Index
death:    29 January 1974    
burial:        Mid Calder, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom            
David Gillespie Tait
BillionGraves Index
death:    15 January 1982    
burial:        Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom            
David Tait
BillionGraves Index
death:    16 January 1944    
burial:        Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Thank you.


The Alistair Tait in question is believed to have died in India

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There was a David Tait born in 1923 in Great Britain. He immigrated to New York City in 1953.        https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HQB-Y2X


https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG2-G7JK  A David R. Tait died in Waterford, Oakland, MI in May 2009 and is buried at All Saints Cemetery.  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG2-G7JK                                   

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2m points)
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Lieutenant Colonel Alastair A Tait

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Name Lieutenant Colonel Alastair A Tait
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1942
Event Place Karachi, , Sindh, Pakistan
Death Date 11 Apr 1942
Affiliate Record Identifier 67350209
Cemetery Karachi War Cemetery


"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV28-PW59 : accessed 1 December 2015), Lieutenant Colonel Alastair A Tait, 1942; Burial, Karachi, , Sindh, Pakistan, Karachi War Cemetery; citing record ID 67350209, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2m points)


Lieutenant Colonel Alastair A Tait
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Birth:  Jan. 18, 1900
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death:  Apr. 11, 1942, India
Family links: 
  Thomas Smith Tait (1844 - 1901)
  Bellanna Walker Tait (1856 - 1936)
Indian Medical Service
Karachi War Cemetery 
Sindh, Pakistan
Plot: 11. D. 4.
Maintained by: IWPP Custodial Account
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Mar 23, 2011 
Find A Grave Memorial# 67350209
Spot on Frank.  I reached the same information on University of Aberdeen role of honour.
Are there any living relatives?
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It looks like Alistair Tait had an older brother, Thomas Walker Tait.  


Thomas Walker Tait
Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
birth:    16 January 1891    Kintore Burgh, Aberdeen, Scotland
residence:    1891    Scotland    
father:    Thomas Smith Tait
mother:    Bellanna Walker Tait        

Thomas W Tait
Scotland Census, 1891
birth:    1891    Aberdenshire
residence:    1891    Kintore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland            

Thomas Tait
Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922
birth:        Scotland
immigration:    March 1910    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada            

Thomas Tait
Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922
birth:        Scotland
immigration:    May 1914    Quebec City, Quebec, Canada            

Thomas Tait
New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957
birth:        Britain
immigration:    1955    New York City, New York, United States            

Mary Walker Tait
Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954
birth:        Scotland
immigration:    from 1895 to 1924    Vermont, United States

Sorry, I don't know about living relatives.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2m points)
Yes, the brothers were sons of John Thomas Tait and Bellana Walker
There is a contemporary Thomas Tait who is a Canadian fashion designer living and working in London.  Do you know if he is a descendant of Thomas Walker Tait, brother of Alastair?
The resource I use the most is famlysearch.org , but their records are of people who are no longer living. You could contact Thomas Tait on the interenet, on twitter, or on facebook.  http://showstudio.com/contributor/thomas_tait

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