David Wishart’s book “Genealogical History of the Wisharts of Pittarrow and Logie Wishart, County of Kincardine, or the Mearns, and of Fifeshire (Scotland)” was published in Perth, Scotland in 1914. It chronicles the Wishart family in Scotland from the 13th century to the end of the 19th century. Copies were supplied by the author to members of his family and friends, together with a printed tree entitled “Genealogical Tree of the Wisharts of Kincardineshire or the Mearns and Fifeshire, Scotland” (see right).
We are very pleased that David Wishart’s book has been transcribed into electronic format by Neville Wishart (WIS0013) of Wellington, New Zealand, and we are able to offer it here for download as a PDF free of charge.
Neville has also transcribed David Wishart’s tree into a format suitable for viewing with Family Tree Maker, and other genealogical tree programs.
The electronic versions of the book and the tree have the advantage that you can search on names, places, dates or tree reference numbers to find someone in David Wishart’s book.
Readers should be aware that the author copied freely from an earlier book by Dr. Charles Rogers entitled “Life of George Wishart”. He also focused on tracing the origins of his own family in Fifeshire, Scotland, and other branches are consequently incomplete. A number of errors in the book have been reported, but there has been no attempt to correct these in the version we supply here – it is verbatim, a true transciption of the original book, as published in 1914.
This book and tree contain references to over 700 Wisharts spannning seven centuries. Our family genealogist has records of over 25,000 Wisharts, including many branches in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
DOWNLOAD David Wishart’s book Wisharts of Pittarrow.
DOWNLOAD a GEDCOM of the Tree.