Hi: We too are related to the Scratch family of Essex. Nicholas Scratch,27, Gosfield, Ontario,Essex County,son of Peter H. and Mary married Ruth Isabella Livingstone,17, Caistor Twp,Lincoln County,then of Mersea, Essex County Ontario.Ruth is the daughter of Robert D. Livingstone and Abigail. wit'n Robert D. Livingstone and Robert H. Livingstone -2-18-1872 Mersea, Ontario - Vol. 20, page #228 Ruth is my husband's gt. aunt.Ruth is one of at least 15 other siblings and another of her sisters Anne, also married a Scratch from this area. regards -L.L.