The Family History of
Peter & Elizabeth (nee Stewart) Lamont
Disappeared from Rothesay after the 1841 Census of Scotland
Peter LAMONT's intention to marry Elizabeth STEWART was pronounced in 2 churches in Scotland - in the established church where he was living in 1835, Rothesay Burgh, Buteshire, and in the church were we must presume that Elizabeth was living, in Glasgow. By the time they were enumerated during the 1841 Census of Scotland, there were five children in their family. Another child appeared the next year, and all indications are that both Peter and Elizabeth died very soon thereafter (although absolutely no proof of this has surfaced). By the time of the 1851 Census of Scotland enumeration, the children had dispersed, with several living with an aunt - Euphemia McLachlan, in Argylshire. The exact relationship of Euphemia to Peter is not presently known, but she may have been a sister.
In 1863, one of the children - Adelaide, but then a young woman, sailed on free passage from Plymouth, England, to Melbourne, Australia. There she married and a large family of descendants is known today. Read more about this here.