Spence McAlpine & Margaret Elliott had three children together, William, Margaret
and John who died as an infant.
their marriage, William left to work the goldfields of Victoria and possibly Western
Australia. After many years had passed with no word or contact from William, Margaret
presumed he had died.
re-married a Frederick Lamont and had two children to him, Fred Lamont &
Jack Lamont.The 2 Lamont boys became very close stepbrother's to Margaret Routledge
considerable years that Margaret had been re-married to Lamont, old William reappeared
from the goldfields an caused a great turmoil in the family as Margaret &
Frederick Lamont's marriage was now considered to be invalid and they were forced
was facing the terrible choice of keeping the two Lamont boys or letting them
live with their father, when Frederick Lamont died. Thus the boys stayed with
Elliott herself died in 1900 and was outlived by her first husband, William by
& Margaret's first son, William Spence also died in the same year as his father.