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Posted by Michael A. Anderson on July 05, 1999 at 15:55:34:

I am trying to trace my Anderson Ancestry.My great,greatgrandfather,John Anderson was born in Scottland between 1822 and 1823.He came to the USA and married Rebecca Ridering around 1860. They had children named:William Daniel,Margaret Ann,Frances Rebecca,Thomas Franklin,Stephen Ridinger,And Minnie.I am a greatgrandson of Thomas Franklin Anderson who was born in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania Dec. 24, 1867.I would deeply appreciate any info such as the parents,birth place or date,or other relatives still in Scottland.


Posted by Ross Mckenzie on July 14, 1999 at 00:50:31:

I am looking for relatives of my grandfather James Kemp who emmigrated from the Orkney Islands to New Zealand in 1925. His parents were Thomas and Helen Kemp and he had a brother John married to a Lottie Anderson and 3 sisters . Bessie married a Robert Inkster and Errol Flett , Dorothy who married George Molyneaux and Ida who married Andrew Liddle. Any help much appreciated.

  • Posted by Fiona Pearson on January 14, 19101 at 17:25:48:

    In Reply to: Kemp Family posted by Ross Mckenzie on July 14, 1999 at 00:50:31:

    James's mother, Helen nee Williamson, born 1883, was the daughter of my gr grandmother, Ann Williamson, born in Fair Isle,Shetland, 1860.
    Helen is sister or half-sister to my grandfather
    William Williamson born 1879.
    I'm trying to find out what happened to twin boys born, again illegitimately,to Ann in 1890.Their names were Peter & Charles and they apparently died in infancy,but are mentioned on 1881 census.
    I have a list of the children of all the family you mentioned if you'd like to email me at
    fcpearson@hotmail.com
    I believe many still live in Orkney, prob. Kirkwall.
    I've only just found this site I hope you still visit as I don't know your email.

  • Posted by Mike Rendall on July 25, 1999 at 12:32:36:

    In Reply to: Kemp Family posted by Ross Mckenzie on July 14, 1999 at 00:50:31:

    Hi Ross,
    Merely a fourth cousin of your grandfather by the look of it.
    The connection grandfather by the look of it with
    the connection going back to the Kemps coming to
    Orkney with Archer Fortescue when he bought Swambister
    House, Orphir around 1845\46. Drop us an e-mail to
    rendall.bearsden@cableol.co.uk I'm sure that there are much closer relatives around.

  • Posted by Kay Liney on November 17, 1999 at 17:20:47:

In Reply to: Re: Kemp Family posted by Mike Rendall on July 25, 1999 at 12:32:36:

I am researching a family of Kemps who came to Orkney from Kincardine O' Neil in Aberdeenshire


Posted by CHERYL HARRISON on July 23, 1999 at 15:11:00:

LOOKING FOR RELATIVES OF SAMUEL J. HARRISON AND WIFE, MARION COVERT HARRISON, IMMIG. FROM WALES REGION IN OR NEAR 1880'S. PARENTS, CHILDREN OR BROTHERS OR SISTERS WOULD BE OF GR-8 HELP.
WILLING TO SHARE INFO.


Posted by Ardythe Basham on July 27, 1999 at 17:47:05:

As part of a community history I would like to hear from anyone with information about Orkneymen settling in the Red River colony/Winnipeg/Fort Garry c. 1800. Thank you.

  • Posted by Audrey Wilson on February 04, 19101 at 17:31:26:

    In Reply to: Orkney/Winnipeg Links posted by Ardythe Basham on July 27, 1999 at 17:47:05:

    I have some names for you. George Robertson from Orphir, Orkney Came to Canada 1790 on the Beaver' worked for HBC. in 1827 he was in the RRC census. John Forbister/Foubister/Forbisher from Green O.Cleavre Parish, South Ronaldsay started to work for HBC at York Factory, in 1821 and was registered as a colonist at the Red River Settlement in 1830 and he had married the Catherine, the daughter of George Robertson and Nancy Atkinson. Their son James was my ggrandfather. AUDREY. I obtained quite a bit of info from HBC Archives in Wpg.

  • Posted by Brian Garrioch on March 16, 19100 at 18:13:58:

    In Reply to: Orkney/Winnipeg Links posted by Ardythe Basham on July 27, 1999 at 17:47:05:

    You may be able to get some information on the RE River Settlement if you can track down a limited edition of the following books
    First Furrows (ahistory of the early settlement of the Red River)
    The Correction Line(A substantial update to First Furrows)
    They may be available in the Provincial archives of Manitoba in Winnipeg
    Both were written by A C Garrioch my Great Grandfather.
    The next best bet is the HBCA which are held in the Provincial Archives and contain a huge amount of HB information from about 1680. Ther is wealth of information for Fort Garry see
    www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/resource/post-rec/post16.html#235

    Brian

  • Posted by Tammy Garrioch on June 29, 19100 at 16:29:53:

    In Reply to: Re: Orkney/Winnipeg Links posted by Brian Garrioch on March 16, 19100 at 18:13:58:

    THERE ARE OTHER BOOKS BY A.C. GARRIOCH THERE ARE CALLED: HATCHET MARK IN DUPLICATE, THE FAR AND FURRY NORTH MY FATHER IS A GREAT FAN AND HAS ALL HIS BOOKS.

  • Posted by Nora Hockin on January 23, 19100 at 16:30:14:

    In Reply to: Orkney/Winnipeg Links posted by Ardythe Basham on July 27, 1999 at 17:47:05:

    My 3x great grandfather John Cooper of Sanday, Orkney was among the first contingent of 18 or so men to arrive in the Selkirk settlement in 1811. He married Mary MacKinnon, daughter of Neil MacKinnon, in 1813. The MacKinnons had arrived a year or so later, from Mull. They moved to York, ON in 1815 after trouble with the Northwest Company.

    Let me know if you need or want further information and if so, what kind.

  • Posted by William H. Brown on December 14, 1999 at 16:07:54:

    In Reply to: Orkney/Winnipeg Links posted by Ardythe Basham on July 27, 1999 at 17:47:05:

    My Great Grand Father Peter Brown Born 1806 arrived Red River settlement 1835 from the Orkneys. My G.G.Grandfather Alexander Bremner born 1793 arrived from the Orkneys aboard the ship King George at York Factory June 12-1812

  • Posted by David Fielder on October 13, 1999 at 17:46:20:

    In Reply to: Orkney/Winnipeg Links posted by Ardythe Basham on July 27, 1999 at 17:47:05:

    I have numerous ancestors who were settled at Red River after being released by the HBC. Surnames include Flett, Spence, Rowland and Slater. Tell me what you need to know.
    D Fielder
    Vancouver, Wash.

  • Posted by Darlene Flette on October 30, 19100 at 14:56:07:

    In Reply to: Re: Orkney/Winnipeg Links posted by David Fielder on October 13, 1999 at 17:46:20:

    Would you have any info on
    George Flett who married Charlotte Drolette(sp??)
    Thankyou

  • Posted by Maureen Clarke on January 15, 19101 at 16:25:53:

    In Reply to: Re: Orkney/Winnipeg Links posted by Darlene Flette on October 30, 19100 at 14:56:07:

    : Would you have any info on
    : George Flett who married Charlotte Drolette(sp??)
    : Thankyou

    Descendants of the above couple still like in northern Alberta - Fort Chipewyan, Fort Vermilion, etc.


Posted by Joyce Stevens on July 28, 1999 at 21:10:36:

I am interested to find out about Robert Munroe who is listed on the 1861 census as being a servant at Runthall on Stronsay, home of Chalmers family. He would have been 14 years old in 1861.


Posted by Ian bryant on August 03, 1999 at 00:18:14:

My great great grandfather, Alexander Mckenzie of
Kildonan, married my g.g.grandmother,
Elizabeth Campbell of Bower Caithness,on Shapinsay on
18 April 1847.
My great grandmother Margaret Mckenzie was born on
Shapinsay in 1849. She eventually married my great
grandfather in Glasgow in 1864.
I do not know what happened to Alexander and Elizabeth.
Did they stay on Shapinsay?
Did they have other children?
Any help at all would be very much appreciated.
Thanks


Posted by Tony Hourston on August 10, 1999 at 17:53:21:

Seeking information on estimated arrival of Hourstons in
the US and in what states they settled.


Posted by Elieff, Douglas on August 12, 1999 at 18:49:44:

Looking for information on the Filson family.

Posted by Michelle Downing on August 12, 1999 at 19:22:15:

I'm looking for relatives of, and information on the decendants of Hugh Cormack and Margaret Cooper and their children Peter Cormack (c:27/11/1819); James Cormack (c:7/6/1824); Betsy Cormack (c:19/10/1828); William Cormack (c:16/12/1821; married to Barbara Peace); and Hugh Cormack (c:22/5/1831; married to Barbara Reid).
As far as I know, they mostly lived on Eday in the Orkney Isles, Scotland.

  • Posted by Walter Cormack on September 14, 19100 at 09:04:04:

    In Reply to: Cormack family - Eday posted by Michelle Downing on August 12, 1999 at 19:22:15:

    : I'm looking for relatives of, and information on the decendants of Hugh Cormack and Margaret Cooper and their children Peter Cormack (c:27/11/1819); James Cormack (c:7/6/1824); Betsy Cormack (c:19/10/1828); William Cormack (c:16/12/1821; married to Barbara Peace); and Hugh Cormack (c:22/5/1831; married to Barbara Reid).
    : As far as I know, they mostly lived on Eday in the Orkney Isles, Scotland.


Posted by Therese Black on August 14, 1999 at 00:59:32:

Marjory Clouston married Hugh Cobban 13.7.1765 in Firth & Stromness. They had a son named Hugh, possibly others. Hugh had a daughter with Janet Lumsden named Margaret Cobban in 1790 baptised in Elgin. Looking for information on this family

  • Posted by Claire Cobban on December 06, 1999 at 12:16:05:

    In Reply to: Clouston/Cobban posted by Therese Black on August 14, 1999 at 00:59:32:

    I came upon this page by chance. Is there a possibility that I am related to this family? My Grandfather is of Irish Heritage from Liverpool but I have been told the family name is originally from Scotland. My only helpful information is that the names Peter Richard John/James have been traditional names for as long as my Grandmonther can remember and going back over photographs as far back as when the first cameras came into use, it has become evident that Peter Richard John/James alternate but is always the first born male's name. Does this help at all?


Posted by RLaskey on August 16, 1999 at 19:04:07:

I have been attempting to locate anyone with a knowledge of Mr. William I. Baikie and his daughter (my mother) Eleanor Agnes Baikie. She was born in Kirkwall, December 2, 1887 and immigrated to the United States when she was about 6 years old (1893) and settled in the Chicago, Illinois area. She had brothers William, George, Henry, Thomas and Jim. If you have any information please contatct me at RLaskey@aol.com

  • Posted by Sandi Latuszek (Baikie) on January 03, 19102 at 01:10:49:

    In Reply to: Baikie's from Kirkwall - Orkney Islands posted by RLaskey on August 16, 1999 at 19:04:07:

    : I have been attempting to locate anyone with a knowledge of Mr. William I. Baikie and his daughter (my mother) Eleanor Agnes Baikie. She was born in Kirkwall, December 2, 1887 and immigrated to the United States when she was about 6 years old (1893) and settled in the Chicago, Illinois area. She had brothers William, George, Henry, Thomas and Jim. If you have any information please contatct me at RLaskey@aol.com

    Tried to email you privately, but email was returned. I have just started tracing my
    family history and have received information from my cousin, who has
    been tracing for a while. The paper that I have been given shows an
    Eleanor born on Dec. 2, 1887 who married a William Laskey. It shows her
    as being born to William Baikie - born in 1867, who married a M.
    Foubister. William was born to Henry Baikie and Mary Detrie, who were
    married November 21, 1862. Henry died in 1923. I can trace this
    history back to a Magnus Baikie who was born in Orkney Islands, Scotland in 1665.

    Sandi (Baikie) Latuszek

  • Posted by Wm Voss on August 28, 1999 at 19:47:27:

    In Reply to: Baikie's from Kirkwall - Orkney Islands posted by RLaskey on August 16, 1999 at 19:04:07:

    Would that be William Ibister Baikie, born 1867 in Stromness?

  • Posted by Linda Munro on May 10, 19101 at 18:50:15:

    In Reply to: Re: Baikie's from Kirkwall - Orkney Islands posted by Wm Voss on August 28, 1999 at 19:47:27:

    I have records of a William Baikie born 28.7.1864.
    He married Elizabeth Piercy.
    Parents were William Baikie born 1.8.1836 and mother Ann Harper.
    My great grandfather was Andrew Baikie, married in 1888 to Adamina Baikie.
    Arsdale and Stoo are areas I know of we came from.

  • Posted by Bonnie Hamilton on December 27, 1999 at 12:32:39:

    In Reply to: Re: Baikie's from Kirkwall - Orkney Islands posted by Wm Voss on August 28, 1999 at 19:47:27:

    Go to http://www.familysearch.org/

    Fantastic Website. It is the LDS compilation on line! There are a lot of William Baikie's listed. Knowing his mother's maiden name will help. I've included a link below for the search results for you. I have a relative, Jane Baikie Linskill (aka linskell) that I am researching also.

    Good Luck!


Posted by Ingo Viebrock on August 20, 1999 at 16:13:28:

Seeking help to identify roots of john Robertson Laughton who married Mary Jane Flett in Sandwick, orkney islands, in 1890.


Posted by Walter Groat on August 21, 1999 at 10:25:34:

Look for ancestry. I know my Grandfather came from Scotland. Help!!!

  • Posted by Jan Grant on April 12, 19100 at 09:05:41:

    In Reply to: Groat family posted by Walter Groat on August 21, 1999 at 10:25:34:

    : Look for ancestry. I know my Grandfather came from Scotland. Help!!!


    What was his name for a start? and any other details that you are aware of?

  • Posted by Kevin Pratt on October 28, 19101 at 04:50:44:

    In Reply to: Groat family posted by Walter Groat on August 21, 1999 at 10:26:32:

    Am working on Robertson Family Tree, Have a Ann Taylor Robertson Married to a John Groat . They had a william Charles Groat 22 Nov 1874, Hope this may help.


Posted by MEL RICH on August 21, 1999 at 19:28:33:

Researching the two above mentioned names. He was born in Rackwick on 27 February, 1793 and she was born on 30 September, 1792. They had five (known) children;
John, b. 07 October, 1821 at Rackwick: Thomas, b. 06 July, 1824 at Rackwick: Andrew, b. 01 August 1826 at Rackwick: Margaret Thomson Rich, b. 26 August, 1828 at Rackwick: and Charles, b. 18 June,1833, at Rackwick.
I beleive that Thomas' father was Hugh Rich, b. abt. 1759, at Rackwick.
Any help which you could give on any of these individuals and their ancestors will certainly be appreciated.
Thank You

Mel Rich


Posted by Tim Childs on August 22, 1999 at 20:58:51:

My ggg granddfather was Baikie Sinclair, born circa 1802,
in Orphir. His parents were George Sinclair and Margaret
Goudie (Gowdie) who were married in Orphir. I believe George
is the son of William Sinclair and Jannet Hourston who were
also married in Orphir in 1781. Does anyone have information
this family line.

Tim Childs
Napanee, Ontario, Canada


Posted by Norman Emlyn Stewart Cromarty on August 22, 1999 at 23:38:41:

Interested in any info on Wm. Banks Cromarty my gfather, lived on Snelseter farm on Hoy.


Posted by Phil Linklater on August 25, 1999 at 07:53:59:

Hi, I am trying to get information on my ancestors.
My Great grandfather Louis Brookes LINKLATER was supposedly born in Cardiff, Wales c 1858. His father's name was Thomas.
Louis emigrated to New Zealand about 1875.
Any information would be gratefully received.So far I have not been successful searching UK or Wales.


Posted by Kerry Underwood (Groat) on August 30, 1999 at 19:22:42:

Need information on John Groat, born about 1808 and married Isabella Thompson.

  • Posted by MARION MCLEOD on April 17, 19100 at 13:22:21:

    In Reply to: re JOHN GROAT posted by Kerry Underwood (Groat) on August 30, 1999 at 19:22:42:

    : Need information on John Groat, born about 1808 and married Isabella Thompson.

    Have some information on Groats which may be of help. Contact me direct please.

  • Posted by Kevin Pratt on October 28, 19101 at 04:48:14:

    In Reply to: Re: re JOHN GROAT posted by MARION MCLEOD on April 17, 19100 at 13:22:21:

    Also looking for information re John Groat,John married Ann Taylor Robertson 1863, am lookin gfor information on this family.


Posted by Norman Cromarty on August 31, 1999 at 22:13:15:

Any info on Wm. banks Cromarty, born in 1858 died in1933
1933, My gfather, My father was Andrew Stewart Cromarty, born 1893,died1960.

thanks Norm


Posted by Dan Hosea on September 04, 1999 at 12:40:09:

Looking for possible link between Hoseason and Hosea;

i.e. dropped patronymic suffix? Shetland to Scottish

mainland connection? Does anyone know?

Thanks.

 


Posted by Karl Cooper on September 20, 1999 at 14:55:37:

2 years ago Lauren Malette (present e-mail address unknown)inquired about Balfour's Brae in Sanday and the Melvilles (Meils) of Sanday. I have info for her.

  • Posted by Lauren Malette on September 28, 1999 at 12:44:03:

    In Reply to: Balfour's Brae/Melville - Sanday posted by Karl Cooper on September 20, 1999 at 14:55:37:

    : 2 years ago Lauren Malette (present e-mail address unknown)inquired about Balfour's Brae in Sanday and the Melvilles (Meils) of Sanday. I have info for her.

    And I would love to have any information! My current e-mail address is malette@tcel.com


Posted by Laurence Sutherland on September 24, 1999 at 12:22:21:

I am tracing the family history of the Sutherland family who lived in Graemsay. Henry Sutherland moved to Graemsay about 1830, having lived in Walls. He was born in Flotta about 1793. His mother's name was Osla Ballantine (various spellings) and I have drawn a complete blank about her: where she came from, her parents etc. Any information about the Sutherlands of Flotta and Osla Ballantine would be very welcome.


Posted by Glenn Morgan on September 26, 1999 at 15:38:04:

According to my grandfather, his father, Frank (or
Francis) MORGAN, was from the Orkneys. Unfortunately,
that is all I have to go on besides the fact that some
time before 1904, the family moved to Oshawa, Ontario,
Canada. I know this because in 1904, Frank married
Florence HERRIDGE there.

The 1881 British Isles census lists only two Morgan
families living in the Orkneys, Donald MORGAN (from
Thurso) and Alexander McLeod MORGAN (probably Donald's
son). Either Frank was not yet born, his family had
already emigrated to Canada, or my grandfather was
mistaken (I hope not).

Does anyone recognize Frank MORGAN from their research?
And could someone with access to the 1891 census check
to see if Frank is listed, possibly as Alexander's son
(I hope so)?

 


Posted by Eva Snell-Frazier on March 01, 19102 at 00:35:58:

In Reply to: Re: Snells and Holms posted by Cordleia Snell Holem on September 29, 1999 at 15:28:56:

: Stewarts to South Carolina by 1792. Holem orginally HOLM to Maryland ands Pennsylvania before Revolution, Snell befoe 1786 to North Carolina.

: Are there any Snells, Holms, or Stewarts interested in thse families ?

: Are there any Snells that want to correspond connected to the Snells that came to Mississippi in 1820's?


Posted by Jackie Middleton on October 02, 1999 at 08:34:26:

I'm searching for information on John, James & Joseph DICKSON, Ann & William HOURSTON, and Jane CLOUSTON all from South Ronaldsay.

 


Posted by Jim Liddle on October 06, 1999 at 08:07:00:

Wanting information on ancestors of Thomas Draver
Liddle (parents- John and Elspith). Thomas was born
17/04/1816 in Sharpinsay, Orkney, Scotland. He was
married to Mary Harcus, born 1821 in Edsay, Orkney,
Scotland

 


Posted by diane ryder on October 11, 1999 at 01:14:01:

Seeking information on the surname Moar. Only Moars that left the Orkneys in about late 1700 to early 1800 to work for the Hudson Bay Company Canada and settled in Rupert's Land

  • Posted by valerie moar on October 14, 19100 at 05:45:26:

    In Reply to: Research surname Moar posted by diane ryder on October 11, 1999 at 01:14:01:

    : Seeking information on the surname Moar. Only Moars that left the Orkneys in about late 1700 to early 1800 to work for the Hudson Bay Company Canada and settled in Rupert's Land

  • Posted by John Moar on May 27, 19100 at 11:04:04:

    In Reply to: Research surname Moar posted by diane ryder on October 11, 1999 at 01:14:01:

    William Moar, born 25/12/1795 married Ann Umphray Reawick, Shetland Islands, in 1830. They lives at Sefster and Grunting. They and their six children migrated to South Australia in 1851.

  • Posted by William John Moar on January 27, 19101 at 20:19:52:

    In Reply to: Re: Research surname Moar posted by John Moar on May 27, 19100 at 11:04:04:

    My father's fame was Lawrence Alvin Moar who was born in Damascus, Oregon 1919. He also had a brother who was born in Damascus, Oregon in the 1900's - 1910's who was named William John Moar.
    Lawrence Moar's father and mother came over from Austria in the early 1900's. We were always told that the father's last name was either Maurich or Mourich and that the name was shortened to Moar during immigration

    I was born in 1957 in Portland, Oregon.

    Any chance that we could belong to your Moar geneology?

  • Posted by valerie moar on October 14, 19100 at 05:44:43:

    In Reply to: Re: Research surname Moar posted by John Moar on May 27, 19100 at 11:04:04:

    : William Moar, born 25/12/1795 married Ann Umphray Reawick, Shetland Islands, in 1830. They lives at Sefster and Grunting. They and their six children migrated to South Australia in 1851.

  • Posted by Serena Willis on October 29, 1999 at 13:32:14:

    In Reply to: Research surname Moar posted by diane ryder on October 11, 1999 at 01:14:01:

    I have a large branch of the Moar family that settled in Manitoba, Can and would like to exchange info with other researchers.


  • Posted by valerie moar on October 14, 19100 at 05:08:50:

    In Reply to: Re: Research surname Moar posted by Serena Willis on October 29, 1999 at 13:32:14:

    : I have a large branch of the Moar family that settled in Manitoba, Can and would like to exchange info with other researchers.

  • Posted by David Moar on August 18, 19100 at 12:05:54:

    In Reply to: Re: Research surname Moar posted by Serena Willis on October 29, 1999 at 13:32:14:

    : I have a large branch of the Moar family that settled in Manitoba, Can and would like to exchange info with other researchers.
    I am attempting to trace what happened to my grandfathers brothers and sisters. My grandfathers name was george fourbister moar and he left the orkneys in the early part of this century with his wife hannah nettie johnstone I understand that some members of the family wemt to Canada. I hope you can help.

  • Posted by serena on October 04, 19100 at 15:57:54:

    In Reply to: Re: Research surname Moar posted by David Moar on August 18, 19100 at 12:05:54:

    The Moar's in my database came from the Orkney's in the early part of the 1800's. Dont seem to have your George. Serena


Posted by diane ryder on October 11, 1999 at 01:16:31:

Seeking information on the surname Moar. Only Moars that left the Orkneys in about late 1700 to early 1800 to work for the Hudson Bay Company Canada and settled in Rupert's Land

 


Posted by C. Byars Green on October 12, 1999 at 20:14:41:

My ancestor, John Henry Byars, parents unknown, spouse unknown, last heard of in New Kent County, VA Oct 25, 1695, left descendents in the thousands in the US. Sure would like to know where he came from and how he got from there to Virginia in 1695. His son, James Henry Byars (1713-1772)seemed to be a very solid citizen with money and land married twice to daughters of prominent families in Louisa County, VA; 1. Peggy Gentry and 2.Rachel Matthews. Sired about 14 children, most of whom survived to adulthood and reproduced at a similar rate. Anyone out there who can make a connection please contact me.

  • Posted by j. Lee Byer on September 19, 19101 at 03:51:23:

    In Reply to: BYARS/BYERS/BIARS/BIERS/BYER/BYAR posted by C. Byars Green on October 12, 1999 at 20:14:41:

    Hello,
    Contact me at the above address, as i have a nearly complete family tree

     


Posted by dutch thompson on October 26, 1999 at 13:01:37:

i am looking for information regarding an orkney settlement in pictou county, nova scotia, canada dating from the mid-1800s. some of the families who settled there -and are now all gone- craigie-a son invented the cure for rust in wheat. a monument -i think inwestern canada is soon,if not already, to be erected in this man's honour; benson; gunn; pottinger-this family helped start a railway in canada(there was also a mrs david pottanger in pictou (the town)earlier, in the 1820s); and reid.

i do not know where any of these families originated in orkney- older folks in this area of nova scotia barely remember the familes, and "orkney settlement" as a placename has all but died out. my own family- thomas thomson and wife elizabeth burghar-immigrated from westray or papa westray around 1799-1800, so pre-dated the other families. i'm wondering if my relatives wrote back home about life in nova scotia and encouraged the other families to immigrate.

any information greatly appreciated.
dutch thompson

  • Posted by Catherine Nagy on August 04, 19101 at 02:52:08:

    In Reply to: nova scotia "orkney settlement" posted by dutch thompson on October 26, 1999 at 13:02:31:

    My great-great-great-grandfather, Donald Urquhart, left Orkney for Nova Scotia when he was 12 years old. He was born August 22, 1819 but I haven't been able to get any information from the other side of the "pond". Census information and immigration information from Canada. Any information on him? Thanks

     


Posted by Alan McGuiness on October 30, 1999 at 20:54:05:

John was a shepherd, born about 1835, emigrated to New Zealand in 1859. His wife, (see various spellings) would have been born about 1836. Shipping records show only assisted passengers, from Caithness, arrived in NZ on the Cresswell. Daughter Anne born in New Zealand in 1865, in Dunedin.

  • Posted by Sue on June 02, 19101 at 22:33:04:

    In Reply to: John McLeod, m. Catherine Douglas/Douglass/Dougall posted by Alan McGuiness on October 30, 1999 at 20:54:05:

    : John was a shepherd, born about 1835, emigrated to New Zealand in 1859. His wife, (see various spellings) would have been born about 1836. Shipping records show only assisted passengers, from Caithness, arrived in NZ on the Cresswell. Daughter Anne born in New Zealand in 1865, in Dunedin.

  • Posted by Sue on June 02, 19101 at 22:37:39:

    In Reply to: Re: John McLeod, m. Catherine Douglas/Douglass/Dougall posted by Sue on June 02, 19101 at 22:33:04:


    Hi, I am a descendant of Catherine Douglas's brother. My mother has some information on her (some a bit sketchy). I do know that she arrived her and married a John McLeod. And moved to Woodville. whether this is correct or not we are unsure. I have been told that John McLeod was a ships captain???. The name McLeod has been carried thru grandfather and my elder brother. Can someone fill me in more I am happy to provide what info I have.

    Have a great day. Yes I am living in New Zealand

    see ya

    Sue

     


Posted by Sarah Finlow-Bates (nee Howrie) on November 02, 1999 at 19:57:50:

Information about Captain James Hourie and descendents please!

  • Posted by Steve Howrie on September 05, 19100 at 17:36:10:

    In Reply to: HOURIE/HOWRIE posted by Sarah Finlow-Bates (nee Howrie) on November 02, 1999 at 19:57:50:

    Hi Sis!

    I've been contacted by an Alison Howrie, now living in Orkney. Her father comes from Manchester (William James Howrie) and was an ear/throat/nose surgeon. His father ws William Ronald Howrie. Alison will try to get more info her her family for us. Could we be related to these Howrie's in any way?

    Give me a call. Love, Steve.

     


Posted by Horie Scott Edward on June 20, 19100 at 12:16:03:

In Reply to: Horie settled in Nova Scotia posted by Horie Scott Edward on November 05, 1999 at 12:45:05:

: My family settled in Nova Scotia , there is a house known as the Horie house that has been taken over by an uncle of mine from British Columbia. I am not sure of the exact location , but information is available .
: There are quite a settlement of Hories' in British columbia. Starting with William Macleod Horie Born 1830
: or so in The Orkneys . He is in our Family plot in an outlying area of Vancouver British Columbia.

: Scott E. Horie

I recently travelled the part of the Province of British Columbia and met a cousin Named Roy Horie who lives in Nelson British Columbia. His brother named George lives in Vancouver. There father is named Ivan.


Posted by Marlene Thomson on November 06, 1999 at 17:12:02:

Lots of info available and always seeking more.E Mail me!

  • Posted by Judy Coulter on January 13, 19102 at 21:17:35:

    In Reply to: Thomsons in South Ronaldsay posted by Marlene Thomson on November 06, 1999 at 17:12:02:

    Any infomation you can provide concerning Simeon (Simon) Thomson b 1795 would be appreciated.

  • Posted by Jim Simpson on August 13, 19100 at 12:52:29:

    In Reply to: Thomsons in South Ronaldsay posted by Marlene Thomson on November 06, 1999 at 17:12:02:


    : Any info you could provide on William Rosie/Helen Thomson (m. 4/12/1821) in Shapinsay would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Jim Simpson

  • Posted by Thomas Allan on February 14, 19100 at 01:40:05:

    In Reply to: Thomsons in South Ronaldsay posted by Marlene Thomson on November 06, 1999 at 17:12:02:


    I have , a 2nd or 3rd cousin Allan Thomson who married his brother's widow and lived in Aberden but was from Orkney. My Grandfather was from Orkney his name was William Robertson Allan. he had a sister Bena who married a William Sincliar and brothers Davie and John that I know of. My Name is Thomas Robertson Allan. WOuls you have come across any of the names I mention? Hope you canhelp, many thanks, Tom Allan


Posted by L. Clark on November 09, 1999 at 00:54:32:

Does anyone have any information on Gordine Baikie. She married a James Inkster on 17 Dec 1771 Stromness, Orkney. Thanks.

  • Posted by generson on June 14, 19100 at 15:27:11:

    In Reply to: Gordine Baikie posted by L. Clark on November 09, 1999 at 00:54:32:


    :si, encuentra en venta uno (auto, coche) gordine en el brasil en la ciudad Corumbá .
    sí quieres sigue la comunicacíon en mio email
    gracias hasta luego


Posted by Alice Herculson on November 11, 1999 at 01:56:08:

If you have any information about the surnames
HERCULSON or HARKELSON no matter how insignificant your
information may seem please send it to me via email.
Thank you.

 


Posted by Carmel Dickson on November 13, 1999 at 18:55:28:

Ithink this very good being able to put our tree in your
organization
I am researching the Croy family as my great grandmother was Jane croy came from the orkneys.
Born 1829 Parents were William Croy and Margaret Croy
Jane came to australia in 1852 to south australia and married a william Davis.

William Croy parents were Robert Croy and mother was Elizabeth Shearer and that is as far as I have gone.

Keep up the good work will visit again. Thank you

  • Posted by Maggie Croy on April 30, 19101 at 15:33:19:

    In Reply to: Croy posted by Carmel Dickson on November 13, 1999 at 18:55:28:

    : Ithink this very good being able to put our tree in your
    : organization
    : I am researching the Croy family as my great grandmother was Jane croy came from the orkneys.
    : Born 1829 Parents were William Croy and Margaret Croy
    : Jane came to australia in 1852 to south australia and married a william Davis.

    : William Croy parents were Robert Croy and mother was Elizabeth Shearer and that is as far as I have gone.

    : Keep up the good work will visit again. Thank you

     


Posted by jeanette best on November 16, 1999 at 00:29:05:

looking for earlier information on William Linklater b.c1812 Rendall OKI (parents Alexander and Barbara (Peace) and who married Mary Drever (parents Nicol and Barbara (Wallace)Have information on William and Mary's children.

 


Posted by carmel Dickson on November 18, 1999 at 23:29:03:

I am researching names from the Orkneys that fit in my family
Shearer,croys,Brock ,coopers ,gores [Sanday]Porter
anyone with imformation on these familys I would be grateful
to add to my tree .
Thanks for a wonderful column.

carmel dickson.

  • Posted by Moira Croy on December 10, 1999 at 16:31:33:

    In Reply to: croys posted by carmel Dickson on November 18, 1999 at 23:29:03:

    Email me, lot of good info on the Croys

     


Posted by Jackie on November 19, 1999 at 14:33:19:

Does anyone have info on the marriage of a Jean CLOUSTON and Joseph DICK on
Nov. 22, 1834 - Firth & Stenness, Orkney?

I have a Jane CLOUSTON and Joseph DICKSON, but cannot find a marriage date -
this date above is around the time I should
be locating a marriage date.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Jackie

 


Posted by Margaret Elliott on November 20, 1999 at 02:27:54:

My great grandfather George HEWISON, son of Janet (nee CHALMERS) and George HEWISON was born on 29th July, 1832 in Kirkwall. He came to Australia about 1852. His brothers and sisters were twins, Banjamin and Margaret, Agnes, William, Horace, Jane and Sara Anne.
I have old letters from William at Queen's Hotel, Kirkwall, dated 18th February, 1895 who then had one child Katie, and two letters from Shore Street, Kirkwall in 1878 and 1883 from his sister Sara Anne.
I would like to correspond with any descendants of the above.
Thanks.
Margaret Elliott.

  • Posted by Carl Mckenzie on May 25, 19101 at 09:04:58:

    In Reply to: Descendants of George HEWISON posted by Margaret Elliott on November 20, 1999 at 02:27:54:

    well my Chosen Christine Stanny her dad was from New Zealand Christopher Hewison his dad was George Hewison George's brother died when he was a kid his name was Christopher as well i dont know if there's a Connection could you please let us know my Chosen would love to know

  • Posted by Carl Mckenzie on May 25, 19101 at 08:57:59:

    In Reply to: Descendants of George HEWISON posted by Margaret Elliott on November 20, 1999 at 02:27:54:

    : My great grandfather George HEWISON, son of Janet (nee CHALMERS) and George HEWISON was born on 29th July, 1832 in Kirkwall. He came to Australia about 1852. His brothers and sisters were twins, Banjamin and Margaret, Agnes, William, Horace, Jane and Sara Anne.
    : I have old letters from William at Queen's Hotel, Kirkwall, dated 18th February, 1895 who then had one child Katie, and two letters from Shore Street, Kirkwall in 1878 and 1883 from his sister Sara Anne.
    : I would like to correspond with any descendants of the above.
    : Thanks.
    : Margaret Elliott.

 


Posted by Bette-Jean Black on November 22, 1999 at 17:55:34:

My grandfather's family name is Low (spelled with an E at the end in America) and I'm curious as to where it came from originally. He and family lived on Rousay, but I'm wondering if they migrated from elsewhere. Does anyone have the history of the name?

  • Posted by David Palmquist on August 06, 19100 at 20:59:46:

    In Reply to: Derivation of Low or Lowe family name posted by Bette-Jean Black on November 22, 1999 at 17:55:34:

    : My grandfather's family name is Low (spelled with an E at the end in America) and I'm curious as to where it came from originally. He and family lived on Rousay, but I'm wondering if they migrated from elsewhere. Does anyone have the history of the name?

    I MET JACKIE MILLER AND VARIOUS MEMBERS OF HER (SIMPSON) FAMILY THIS WEEKEND. THE NAME LOW CAME UP A FEW TIMES - SUGGEST YOU CONTACT JACKIE AT jaxs29@hotmail.com, SHE MIGHT BE ABLE TO STEER YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

     


Posted by Walter Fleet on November 23, 1999 at 22:30:17:

WILLIAM FLEET, b. 1815, Stromness. Would like to know if he was connected to the Presbyterian Parish Church of Stromness.
Walter R. Fleet
405 N. West Street
Coudersport, PA 16915
USA

  • Posted by Billie Teague on February 23, 19102 at 19:52:09:

    In Reply to: Parents of William Fleet posted by Walter Fleet on November 23, 1999 at 22:30:17:

    Please see "Fleet Family website" (Eric Fleet's page - he has info. for Fleet family back to circa. 10th century.) I do not have the website address by me at the moment. (Sorry)

    Billie

     


Posted by Geoffrey Pope on November 24, 1999 at 18:06:45:

I am a seventh-generation descendant of Hugh Isbister (the family name became "Ivester") in America who emigrated from Orkney on the "Marlborough" departing Stromness on 25 Sept. 1775. This Hugh's wife's name was Barbury (or Barbary or Barbara). Hugh and Barbury had at least 2 sons, George (b. 1789?) and Hugh Jr. (b. c. 1799). (Both these sons are in my direct line as their children, first cousins to one another, intermarried in 1848). Hugh seems to have died by 1800 (1800 Census lists Barbury as head of household) but Barbury as well as sons mentioned lived in Rutherford Co., NC as of 1820 US Census.

I am looking for clues to trace Hugh Isbister b. 1755 further back in Orkney. Anyone with information or "how-to" suggestions is asked to contact me.

With thanks and best wishes.

  • Posted by Martin Isbister on December 12, 19101 at 18:02:00:

    In Reply to: Isbister, Hugh b. Orkney c. 1755 posted by Geoffrey Pope on November 24, 1999 at 18:06:45:

    : I am a seventh-generation descendant of Hugh Isbister (the family name became "Ivester") in America who emigrated from Orkney on the "Marlborough" departing Stromness on 25 Sept. 1775. This Hugh's wife's name was Barbury (or Barbary or Barbara). Hugh and Barbury had at least 2 sons, George (b. 1789?) and Hugh Jr. (b. c. 1799). (Both these sons are in my direct line as their children, first cousins to one another, intermarried in 1848). Hugh seems to have died by 1800 (1800 Census lists Barbury as head of household) but Barbury as well as sons mentioned lived in Rutherford Co., NC as of 1820 US Census.

    : I am looking for clues to trace Hugh Isbister b. 1755 further back in Orkney. Anyone with information or "how-to" suggestions is asked to contact me.

    : With thanks and best wishes.

     


Posted by David Mason on December 09, 1999 at 19:38:48:

Looking for any info on my 2xGGrandfather David Mason.
The info I have is that he was born 1793 in Orkney,
came to Canada in 1809, married 1810 to Ann Unknown in
Nova Scotia. Details after 1810 are fairly well detailed
up to and including me. I would really like to find out more. From
other info posted on Mr Cursiter's absolutely wonderful site I found
lots of Masons/Measons but no obvious connection to my David.
Any info would be most appreciated.
Thanks--Dave Mason

 


Posted by Odd Bjorgan on December 10, 1999 at 04:55:06:

Seek information about Jacob (James)Anderson Dishington, born i Orkneys around 1600. He emigrated to Norway about 1630, and are one of my ancesters.
Thankful for all information

  • Posted by Terje Bendiksen on February 15, 19102 at 11:30:48:

    In Reply to: Dishington posted by Odd Bjorgan on December 10, 1999 at 04:55:06:

    : Seek information about Jacob (James)Anderson Dishington, born i Orkneys around 1600. He emigrated to Norway about 1630, and are one of my ancesters.
    : Thankful for all information

  • Posted by Terje Bendiksen on February 15, 19102 at 11:35:21:

    In Reply to: Re: Dishington posted by Terje Bendiksen on February 15, 19102 at 11:30:48:

    : : Seek information about Jacob (James)Anderson Dishington, born i Orkneys around 1600. He emigrated to Norway about 1630, and are one of my ancesters.
    : : Thankful for all information

    I have information about Jacob Anderson Dishington's family in Norway.

     


Posted by Wayne Jones on December 12, 1999 at 15:23:37:

Am looking for information concerning
family and ancestors of

James Spence born in Orphir or Kirkwall 1778-1779
who moved to Canada in 1797
had a brother Robert, merchant in Kirkwall
who died in 1834.

 


Posted by linda smith on December 20, 1999 at 18:20:02:

looking for information about john mcgowan and wife agnes he was a churchman in orkneys (possibly kirkwall ) in 1840's to 50s. wife's sister harriet wood lived with them.

 


Posted by Bonnie Hamilton on December 20, 1999 at 23:26:56:

GGGGrandmother Catherine Smith married Peter Mennie March 6th 1842 Cluny, Aberdeen. Looking for any information on Peter & Catherine Mennie's family. Peter died Nov 11, 1897 and is buried in Drumoak in Aberdeenshire. Supposedly related to the Grants of Cluny Castle.

We think there were 4 children. One daughter Margaret Mennie married George Henderson Dec 9, 1863.
Margaret was born on March 26th, 1844 at hthe Hill O'Fare in Upper Banchory.

Thanks!

 


Posted by Evelyn Peace Campbell on December 21, 1999 at 15:42:06:

I have just completed our Peace Family History, Was able to tract back to 1755, John Peace from Penn. USA. Understand that he immigrated from Ireland. Interested how Peaces got from Orkney to Ireland in the early 1600's. Was it the "Plantation or Colonization"? Thanks

  • Posted by IAIN SANDEMAN on April 20, 19100 at 16:51:47:

    In Reply to: History of the "Peace" family posted by Evelyn Peace Campbell on December 21, 1999 at 15:42:06:

    : I am in the process of tracing down my ancestors
    and i have reached a dead end.I have a William Peace born 20/01/1833. His parents were a John Peace( i have no details on him )who married a Margaret Spence(born 01/10/1798).John Peace was a boatman and both married in Sanday, Orkney.
    Margaret spence's parents were a Richard Spence and a Margaret Swannie.Both of whom i have no details .I was wondering if there was any connection to your family history.Any information would be appreciated.

     


Posted by Dave Cox on December 22, 1999 at 18:00:33:

I am trying to trace my grandmothers family back to its roots. The dual spelling appears freely interchangeable during the families passage from the Islands (many on the IGI from the parish of Harray), down the east coast to Moray & Banff and eventually to London, England. Can anybody help ??

 


Posted by Art Mackay on December 28, 1999 at 10:41:15:

I am looking for information on Jessie Ross born 1913 and married to a Alexander Finlay Laing 1933.If anyone has information past or present it would be appreciated.Please email Art at laddie@thenew.net

  • Posted by Arthur Mackay on July 26, 19100 at 09:28:45:

    In Reply to: Jessie Laing nee Ross 1913 Inverness posted by Art Mackay on December 28, 1999 at 10:41:15:

    : I am looking for information on Jessie Ross born 1913 and married to a Alexander Finlay Laing 1933.If anyone has information past or present it would be appreciated.Please email Art at artmac@look.ca

  • Posted by Evelyn LeBlanc on September 25, 19100 at 16:15:49:

    In Reply to: Re: Jessie Laing nee Ross 1913 Inverness posted by Arthur Mackay on July 26, 19100 at 09:28:45:

    : : I am looking for information on Jessie Ross born 1913 and married to a Alexander Finlay Laing 1933.If anyone has information past or present it would be appreciated.Please email Art at artmac@look.ca

    I am looking for info on my Father Alexander Ross born July 25, 1910

    in Inverness Nova Scotia. Perhaps Jessie Ross is a sister or close relative

    We lived in Ontario and my father never returned to nova scotia after he left in 1920.

    If this could be the same family, I would be so excited to hear from you.

  • Posted by Arthur Mackay on July 26, 19100 at 09:28:12:

    In Reply to: Jessie Laing nee Ross 1913 Inverness posted by Art Mackay on December 28, 1999 at 10:41:15:

    : I am looking for information on Jessie Ross born 1913 and married to a Alexander Finlay Laing 1933.If anyone has information past or present it would be appreciated.Please email Art at laddie@thenew.net

     


Posted by Caroline Shearer on December 28, 1999 at 10:45:37:

Looking for descendants of Robert Shearer, b: Nov. 24, 1854 in Holm. He was married to Maryann Garroch