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Descendants of Leighton and Guthrie families to reunite

Posted by on 6 July 2016

Are you a Leighton or Guthrie descendant?

Descendants of the Leighton/Guthrie families are meeting for a family reunion on the weekend of September 24 and 25 in and around Lithgow, Running Stream, Rylstone and Kandos.

Mary Leighton (nee Elliott) born 1800 in Scotland (wife of David Leighton, Builder, born 1812 Scotland), died at Mudgee at 92 years of age in May 1892.

At that time she was reported as having 192 [sic] children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Both Mary and David are buried at the cemetery in Running Stream.

Some of the family is known to have moved to Maitland, some to the Illawarra, and it is our belief that there could be a substantial number of descendants still west of the Blue Mountains in the Lithgow to Mudgee regions.

The extended family of the Grandchildren of David & Mary, ie descendants of Robert Alexander Leighton (1871–1955) and his wife Elizabeth Guthrie (1886-1972), will be travelling from Queensland, NSW & Victoria to attend the reunion.

They are seeking contact from any descendants or even old timers who may remember the Leightons/Guthries.

If you have an interest in, or knowledge of these families from the region, please get in touch by contacting Yvonne on 0403 706642.

Yvonne Toepfer (nee Leighton)

Keiraville, NSW

Source: Mudgee Guardian, news article,, accessed 6 July 2016


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