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Posted by Ronald W. Rosie III on January 02, 19100 at 12:14:47:

James Rosie born Oct.16,1757 in South Ronaldshay. Married Isabella Louttit. Any and all information would help

Thanks
Ron

 


Posted by D Mason on January 04, 19100 at 20:16:40:

looking for any info on my GG?Grandfather David Mason
reportedly born in ?St Andrews Orkney
circa 1793. Emmigrated to New Brunswick Canada in 1809
and married Ann Antweather in 1810. She was born on Nova Scotia.
Any help most appreciated.

 


Posted by M. Cromarty on January 09, 19100 at 02:01:46:

William Lloyd Cromarty worked in New York City, his fathers family came from Scottland and were sent to the Isles. William married Ruth Meixsell. Had a son named Lloyd Randall Cromarty, and Daughter named Julia. WLC, LRC, Ruth are all deceased. I'm hoping someone will recognize these names, since there were other relatives living but have lost track of them, except for Julia.

 


Posted by Jack Brown on January 09, 19100 at 11:04:42:

Researching the families of William Sinclair
m: Mary Halcro abt 1795
of Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland.

Would like to contact others who are like minded.

Jack.

  • In Reply to: Sincliar v Halcro 1770 -1830 posted by Jack Brown on January 09, 19100 at 11:04:42:

    I've made contact with William (Bill) Sinclair.
    Jim Simpson, where are you? We had two email exchanges and you were gone!?
    Michael Stenhouse, never got a reply from you. Would like to here from you!!

    Here is the first generation.

    Descendants of William Sinclair

    1 William SINCLAIR b: in Orkney, Scotland, UK d: Bef. 1866
    - +Mary HALCRO b: in Orkney, Scotland, UK m: Abt. 1795 in Orkney, Scotland, UK d: Bef. 1866
    - 2 Ann SINCLAIR b: 16 Apr 1796 in Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK Bap-Christened: 24 Apr 1796 Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney Scotland, UK
    - 2 Catharine SINCLAIR b: 25 Sep 1798 in Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK Bap-Christened: 04 Oct 1798 Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney Scotland, UK d: 1866 in At the Free Manse in Firth, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    ---- +Michael ROY m: 20 Jun 1835 in Huntly, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    - 2 William SINCLAIR b: 11 Aug 1800 in Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK Bap-Christened: 18 Aug 1800 Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney Scotland, UK
    - 2 Thomas SINCLAIR b: 30 Apr 1803 in Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK Bap-Christened: 29 May 1803 Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney Scotland, UK d: 23 Oct 1866 in Nabban, Firth, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    ---- +Elizabeth GOAR aka: Elizabeth Gowar b: Abt. 1811 in Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK m: 25 Jan 1827 in Kirkwall and St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK d: 03 Feb 1872 in Nabban, Firth Stennis, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    - 2 David SINCLAIR b: 01 May 1805 in Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK Bap-Christened: 02 Jun 1805 Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney Scotland, UK
    - 2 John SINCLAIR b: 27 Apr 1807 in Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK Bap-Christened: 24 May 1807 Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK d: 18 Jan 1873 in Buckan, Sandwick RD, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    ---- +Ann BEWS b: Abt. 1823 m: 18 Nov 1847 in Firth And Stenness, Orkney, Scotland d: 06 Nov 1868 in Buckan, Sandwick RD, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    - 2 James SINCLAIR b: 24 Sep 1809 in Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK Bap-Christened: 29 Oct 1809 Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney Scotland, UK d: 01 Dec 1891 in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    ---- +Mary REID b: 25 Jun 1811 in Stromness, Orkney, Scotland m: 30 Dec 1841 in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK d: 25 May 1873 in Union St., Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    - *2nd Wife of James SINCLAIR:
    ---- +Ellen COSTIE aka: Helen Costie b: 1841 in Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK m: 03 Dec 1874 in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK d: 01 Feb 1891 in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    - 2 Mary SINCLAIR b: 17 Feb 1812 in Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK Bap-Christened: 05 Apr 1812 Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney Scotland, UK
    - 2 George SINCLAIR b: Aug 1814 in Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK Bap-Christened: 03 Sep 1814 Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland, UK

  • Posted by Jack Brown on January 26, 19102 at 00:53:55:

    In Reply to: Re: Sincliar v Halcro 1770 -1830 posted by Jack Brown on December 02, 19100 at 23:55:26:

    Please note that Sinclair/Halcro researcher
    Jack Brown has a new email address

    jwbrown@cedarhollow.ca

  • Posted by William Sinclair on June 30, 19100 at 18:30:26:

    In Reply to: Sincliar v Halcro 1770 -1830 posted by Jack Brown on January 09, 19100 at 11:04:42:

    : Researching the families of William Sinclair
    : m: Mary Halcro abt 1795
    : of Kirkwall & St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland.

    : Would like to contact others who are like minded.

    : Jack.
    Jack, I have Mary Halcro and William Sinclair in my line. Please contact me.

  • Posted by Michael D Stenhouse on April 27, 19100 at 04:22:24:

    In Reply to: Sincliar v Halcro 1770 -1830 posted by Jack Brown on January 09, 19100 at 11:04:42:

    Please contact me regarding HALCRO.

    Regards,
    Michael.

     


Posted by John Campbell on January 15, 19100 at 09:59:15:

Researching the family of John Irvine Sinclair;
b: c1889 - place unknown.
m: 3Sep1913 - Jessie Wallace - Prattsfauld/Sanday.
We believe his father was James Sinclair who married
Mary Ann Moar.
We believe he was one of seven children;
1-Peter, 2-William, 3-James, 4-Wilhelmina
5-John Irvine, 6-Elizabeth, 7-Davie
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

 


Posted by Barb on January 16, 19100 at 18:01:03:

my great grandfather was born in scotland. his name was Narine Oliver Hay. He died in 1959 in Wickford Essex.

 


Posted by Karl Cooper on January 22, 19100 at 13:59:04:

Jennifer Hooper, was seeking info on Spences 23/8/98,e-mail address changed? Unable to contact her.

 


Posted by Steven Dishon on January 27, 19100 at 05:21:03:

I am looking for information on John Laughton Dishon who was born in Kirkwall,Orkney Islands in 1840.He was a sailor and jumped ship in Australia in about 1861.The information on his death certificate says his parents names were James Dishon & Jane Roberton but at this stage I can't find any record of them.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Posted by Judith Finlay on March 11, 19101 at 01:49:47:

    In Reply to: John Laughton Dishon posted by Steven Dishon on January 27, 19100 at 05:21:03:

    Hi Steven,

    I guess your in Australia. I live in Newcastle NSW and I am interested in your message due to the middle name of your John Laughton Dishon.

    I am looking for info on James Laughton & Jean or Jane Fyfe that were married in Aberdeen Scotland in 1845.

    The first info that I have found on their children is the birth of David Laughton in 1856 in Southend, Argyleshire, Scotland and then there was a gap to William in 1862 and Jemima in 1866 both born in the Shetland isles.

    If they married in 1845 it would be expected that they would have had other children prior to 1856.

    Is it possible that your John changed his name when he jumped ship??

    Were in Australia did he settle??

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Regards Judy Finlay
    jfinlay@primus.com.au

     


Posted by barbara annal estes on January 29, 19100 at 21:16:19:

looking for barbara annal of south ronaldshay parish

  • Posted by Dave Annal on June 03, 19100 at 06:28:20:

    In Reply to: barbara simeson annal posted by barbara annal estes on January 29, 19100 at 21:16:19:

    : looking for barbara annal of south ronaldshay parish

    : What do you know about this Barbara Annal. When was she born? I've probably got her in my records.

  • Posted by Nigel Springthorpe on April 29, 19101 at 17:12:05:

    In Reply to: Re: barbara simeson annal posted by Dave Annal on June 03, 19100 at 06:28:20:

    : : looking for barbara annal of south ronaldshay parish

    : : What do you know about this Barbara Annal. When was she born? I've probably got her in my records.

    : : My aunt was Barbara Annal, born 6/7/1888 died 10/7/1953 and lived at Fairwarp South Ronalsay, contact me for further information. 29thApril 2001

     


Posted by Dwayla Harcrow on January 31, 19100 at 02:46:43:

Would like to hear from anyone of the families
of Thomas or Mangus Halcro, they can to U.S.
in the 1700's.

  • Posted by George Harcrow on July 31, 19100 at 22:46:10:

    In Reply to: Halcro,Thomas or Mangus posted by Dwayla Harcrow on January 31, 19100 at 02:46:43:

    I am the ninth generation from Robert Halcrow, Orkney Islands, Scotland.
    From Robert and Katherine Seater came Magnus and wife, Elisabeth, then to America in 1774 with Hugh at age 4.
    Then to the name Harcrow. Hugh married Margaret King. They had Samuel Mark Who married Alphia Ginn who in turn had Jessie Boone
    Who married Anna E. Lyons. They had Tilman Peter who married Louise Cornelia Trammel. They had Finis Coopper Who married Allie Shands.
    They had Shands Freeman who married Jo Eda Berryman. and had me, George. I married Barbara Jean Fontana (Sicilian) and live in Hughson California, U.S.A.
    My son Jason Finis Coopper married Randee Baade and have a son Seas David Harcrow.
    Thats my line! What's yours?

  • Posted by George Harcrow on May 21, 19101 at 23:58:39:

    In Reply to: Re: Halcro,Thomas or Mangus posted by George Harcrow on July 31, 19100 at 22:46:10:

    Ive written what I know about my family. One might have the decency to return some kind of comment!

  • Posted by George Harcrow on July 31, 19100 at 22:53:16:

    In Reply to: Re: Halcro,Thomas or Mangus posted by George Harcrow on July 31, 19100 at 22:46:10:

    : I am the ninth generation from Robert Halcrow, Orkney Islands, Scotland.
    : From Robert and Katherine Seater came Magnus and wife, Elisabeth Halcro, (daughter of another Robert Halcro and Barbara Hay), then to America in 1774 with Hugh at age 4.
    : Then to the name Harcrow. Hugh married Margaret King. They had Samuel Mark Who married Alphia Ginn who in turn had Jessie Boone
    : Who married Anna E. Lyons. They had Tilman Peter who married Louise Cornelia Trammel. They had Finis Coopper Who married Allie Shands.
    : They had Shands Freeman who married Jo Eda Berryman. and had me, George. I married Barbara Jean Fontana (Sicilian) and live in Hughson California, U.S.A.
    : My son Jason Finis Coopper married Randee Baade and have a son Sean David Harcrow.
    : Thats my line! What's yours?

    I spelled my grandson's name in the first one (unforgivable sin for a grandfather)

  • Posted by Virginia Slaven on April 10, 19100 at 23:54:22:

    In Reply to: Halcro,Thomas or Mangus posted by Dwayla Harcrow on January 31, 19100 at 02:46:43:

    : Would like to hear from anyone of the families
    : of Thomas or Mangus Halcro, they can to U.S.
    : in the 1700's


    my greatgrand mother was Elizabeth Halcro daughter
    of Thomas Halcro & Isebella Matheson

  • Posted by George Harcrow on May 22, 19101 at 00:07:04:

    In Reply to: Re: Halcro,Thomas or Mangus posted by Virginia Slaven on April 13, 19100 at 04:10:47:

    My return comment, or follow-up has been on this site for some time!
    Is there really some one out there that is interested in the Harcrow family in the U.S.?

     


Posted by Kathi Sumrall on February 06, 19100 at 15:16:20:

Looking for information on my ggggggrandfather, Thomas Guthrie, who along with his wife, Jean (Duncan) and children, Margaret, Helen, Adam, Thomas, John, Jean, and Janet, left Stromness, via Kirkwall, as indentured servants for Thomas Brown, in 1774 for Savannah, Georgia, USA. Any information you may have on his ancestry, and Jean Duncan's Ancestry, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 


Posted by Cheryl Silvestrin on February 12, 19100 at 04:10:33:

Trying to locate any information on Lieutenant Daniel Burgess born 20 February 1744 Orkney Islands and served in the Royal Navy. Married Christian Cromarty 8 September 1785 in St Margarets Hope South Ronaldsay and had 4 children; Daniel, Christian Jean, Andrew and Elspet Sutherland. I find him next as the Governor of the Poor Knights of Windsor claiming he is unmarried and childless. He died and was buried at Windsor Castle on 8 May 1824. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

 


Posted by Bonnie Hamilton on February 13, 19100 at 00:08:05:

I found a fabulous web site where you can access the actual records of the General Register for Scotland and order copies of birth, death and marriage and other records on line using your credit card. This is a pay-per-view service, but does not seem too expensive 6 pounds(about $15 US dollars for 30 pages downloaded and there is a 24 hr window to do your research). Be sure to read the directions VERY carefully if you decide to use this service so you can get the most for your money. http://www.origins.net/GRO/

 


Posted by Liz Foulis on February 14, 19100 at 13:29:46:


Liz Foulis
Foulis Ancestry

  • Posted by Mark Foulis on August 26, 19101 at 07:17:09:

    In Reply to: Foulis Ancestry posted by Liz Foulis on February 14, 19100 at 13:29:46:

    if someone could please forward some information
    on foulis ancestry it would be much appreciated
    : Foulis Ancestry

  • Posted by Paul Antonelli on July 12, 19101 at 07:53:26:

    In Reply to: Foulis Ancestry posted by Liz Foulis on February 14, 19100 at 13:29:46:

    :My GGGmother was Mary Foulis b.circa 1770 in the Orkneys she m.Archibald Beaton 2/5/1791 at Kirkwall.They had an only child Barbara b.22/2/1792 at Kirkwall.
    regards Paul.
    : Liz Foulis
    : Foulis Ancestry

  • Posted by Simon Read on February 15, 19101 at 10:19:19:

    In Reply to: Foulis Ancestry posted by Liz Foulis on February 14, 19100 at 13:29:46:

    :
    : Liz Foulis
    : Foulis Ancestry

    My Mother married Colin Foulis who resides in the Isle of Man. Colin's late mother and father (Gordon and Gwen) also lived on the Island, but I understand their ancestors originated from Scotland. Any information would be of interest, and will be passed onto Colin.

     


Posted by Alister Sclater on February 18, 19100 at 12:17:02:

I am told by my father of our family coming from the Isle of Sandey. He was Malcolm Sclater born 1909 ish and he told of a direct cousin from the Orkneys Tom Ward who went to London served in the met and on finishing returned to the orkenys. With its unusual spelling the name tends to stand out and a few of the more unusual connections come from Africa where the are sclaterai in the Roberts "Birds of Southern Africa". A road in Nairobi and the name for the old road up into the Kenyan highlands was Sclaters road. Strong links to possibly an engineer as there is also and endangered buck in Nigeria called Sclaters buck or similar. Has any one done any research. It would be helpful not to have to cover the same ground and also to exchange information.

 


Posted by Sue Bell on February 18, 19100 at 23:37:47:

I have been informed that an ancestor of mine, Capt JAMES SUTHERLAND was the Proprietor of Burray, Orkney and made Lord Duffas in 1827.
Can anyone tell me what this means?
Apparently he had at least 10 children though did not marry. One of his daughters was a HELEN SUTHERLAND who married the Rev WILLIAM BROADFOOT in 1800 at kirkwall where he was the minister. Another dtr was ESTER SUTHERLAND who married a DR ALEXANDER BROADFOOT.
If anyone can help me with info on any of these families it would be most appreciated.

 


Posted by Kathleen Pearson on February 21, 19100 at 20:17:18:

Does anyone know which Anna/Anne Louttit married Robert McKenly March 31, 1768? Was it Anna Louttit, (father: Thomas Louttit, mother:Janet Cromerty)christened December 3, 1744, or was it Anne Louttit,(father: James Louttit, mother: Isbell Amet) christened September 15, 1747?

 


Posted by Troy Spetz on February 22, 19100 at 13:11:20:

I am researching the family of William Linklater (1819-1898) who married Margaret Hourston (1819-1900) in 1847.

The family lived for a time in the parish of Evie and Rendall.

Between 1848 and 1859, William and Margaret had seven children: John, Margaret, William, James, Hannah, Robert and Annie.

If you are researching this family, please contact me.

tds.

Personal Home Page ...
  • Posted by Glenda Spetz on February 15, 19102 at 12:09:09:

    In Reply to: Researching Linklater/Hourstons of Evie and Rendall Parish posted by Troy Spetz on February 22, 19100 at 13:11:20:

    February 2002.

    My son Troy posted this message in 1999.

    I am continuing the research into the family of William Linklater (1819-1898) who married Margaret Hourston (1819-1900) in 1847.

    The family lived for a time in the parish of Evie and Rendall.

    Between 1848 and 1859, William and Margaret had seven children: John, Margaret, William, James, Hannah, Robert and Annie.

    If you are researching this family, please contact me.

    Glenda Spetz
    sgspetz@kos.net

    Posted: February 2002

 

 


Posted by James Roberts on February 26, 19100 at 02:58:53:

I'm looking for info on any of the following individuals:
Alexander Bremner, born 1791, Wick, Caithness. Son of James Bremner,
born abt. 1765, and Katherine Ogg Also, Magnus Twatt, born 1751, in the Parish of Ophir, Orkney
Islands. His mother was Anna Manson. Both Alexander and Magnus
were employed by the Hudson's Bay Company and came to Canada.
Looking for any history on their family lines.

  • Posted by Deryle Generous on March 05, 19101 at 16:26:45:

    In Reply to: Researching - Bremner,Twatt,Ogg,Manson. posted by James Roberts on February 26, 19100 at 02:58:53:

    : I'm looking for info on any of the following individuals:
    : Alexander Bremner, born 1791, Wick, Caithness. Son of James Bremner,
    : born abt. 1765, and Katherine Ogg Also, Magnus Twatt, born 1751, in the Parish of Ophir, Orkney
    : Islands. His mother was Anna Manson. Both Alexander and Magnus
    : were employed by the Hudson's Bay Company and came to Canada.
    : Looking for any history on their family lines.

  • Posted by K Ballachay on July 02, 19101 at 19:05:21:

    In Reply to: Re: Researching - Bremner,Twatt,Ogg,Manson. posted by Deryle Generous on March 05, 19101 at 16:26:45:

    Find it interesting that my GG grandfather was an Alexander Bremner and his wife was Betsy Elizabeth Twatt. I do not know more, but would love to find out more if you do.

     


Posted by Greg Laughton on February 27, 19100 at 13:56:00:

In about 1812, a James Laughton married an Ann (Anne) Garrioch in Orkney. They don't, apparently, have any children registered there. Any chance they emigrated to North America? Especially either northern Vermont, or Canada West (Ontario) Leeds County, a small village called Gananoque? There are Laughtons all over the place, and I don't seem to be related to any of them. My GGGrandfather was James L, born 1824...somewhere, died 1856 February 15th, not yet 32.
Who's working on Garrioch? Or Laughton? Got anything that early? I have a whole BUNCH of fragments on Laughtons in the States and Canada.

  • Posted by Judith Finlay on March 11, 19101 at 01:37:58:

    In Reply to: Laughton/Garrioch connection posted by Greg Laughton on February 27, 19100 at 13:56:00:

    Hi Greg,

    Don't know much about the Laughton side of my husbands family but I do have a James Laughton who married Jane or Jean Fyfe in Aberdeen, Scotland 13/12/1845. As I don't know his parents or anything prior to his marriage it is possible that he could have been a child of your James as the time is about right.

    James was apparently a Lighthouse Keeper and his children that I know of at this time were born in different parts of Scotland.

    David was born 14/8/1856 in Southend, Argyleshire, Scotland, William was born 21/07/1862 in Unst, Shetland, Scotland and Jemima was born 26/05/1866 in Bressay, Shetland, Scotland.

    David married in London England about 1875 and came to Australia in 1883. David died in 1899 in Newcastle Australia.

    Don't know if this is of any help but it is possible that your James could be the person I am looking for.

    Regards Judy Finlay
    jfinlay@primus.com.au

  • Posted by Brian Garrioch on March 16, 19100 at 17:54:49:

    In Reply to: Laughton/Garrioch connection posted by Greg Laughton on February 27, 19100 at 13:56:00:

    The only Garrioch's that I am aware of that may "fit the bill" are an Ann born to Archibald Garrioch and Marion Furbiister on 12 july 1783 and an Ann born to William Garrioch and Isabel Garrioch on 20 May 1777
    All other Ann's would have been well into their late forties by 1812. Both of the above familys came from the Holm and Paplay parish.
    Thats all that I know as they are not directly related to my forebears as far as I know.

    Brian

    : In about 1812, a James Laughton married an Ann (Anne) Garrioch in Orkney. They don't, apparently, have any children registered there. Any chance they emigrated to North America? Especially either northern Vermont, or Canada West (Ontario) Leeds County, a small village called Gananoque? There are Laughtons all over the place, and I don't seem to be related to any of them. My GGGrandfather was James L, born 1824...somewhere, died 1856 February 15th, not yet 32.
    : Who's working on Garrioch? Or Laughton? Got anything that early? I have a whole BUNCH of fragments on Laughtons in the States and Canada.

     


Posted by Garth Muir on February 29, 19100 at 19:15:13:

Looking for info on a James Muir b abt.1800. Two children
William and John Mckinnon who came to Canada. Anything would help

 


Posted by Jim Herriott on March 06, 19100 at 03:24:41:

I am looking for information on James Mackie born 1849 in Birsay Parish or his ancestors. James Mackie is my Great Grandfather.
Thank you

 


Posted by Hazel Cameron on March 07, 19100 at 06:54:17:

I am researching the Sinclair family of Sanday.
James Sinclair married Barbara Wallace 12 April 1849.
Children: James 1850, Ellin 1852, John 1854, William 1856,David 1861, Peter 1864, Barbara 1869. John arrived in Australia circa 1879. I would be most interested to conntact researchers of this family, to share information. Hazel Cameron.

 


Posted by Hazel Cameron on March 07, 19100 at 06:54:53:

I am researching the Sinclair family of Sanday. James Sinclair married Barbara Wallace 12 April 1849.
Children: James 1850, Ellin 1852, John 1854, William 1856,David 1861, Peter 1864, Barbara 1869. John arrived in Australia circa 1879. I would be most interested to conntact researchers of this family, to share information. Hazel Cameron.

 


Posted by Suzy Chappel nee Groat on March 10, 19100 at 02:27:39:


I am seeking information on Donald Groat who married Annie Ritchie who previously was married to Malcolm Dunnet. Donald was born in Thurso

  • Posted by Kerry Underwood on May 11, 19100 at 18:39:51:

    In Reply to: Groat Family Thurso posted by Suzy Chappel nee Groat on March 10, 19100 at 02:27:39:

    Have info. on Annie Ritchie - born about 1770/ died 1858 Castletown, Scot/ married Malcolm Dunnet 1800 Thurso. One child - Janet Dunnet. born 1802/ died 12/11/1870/ married Benjamin Geddes 13/12/1823 (this is my line).
    Annie then married Donald Groat on 12/1/1811 and have a list of their descendants. Annie's parents were Alexander Ritchie/ born 1728/ died 1832/ married Anne Innes. Does this tally with your info? Let me know anything you
    have. Kerry.

  • Posted by David Peterson on May 28, 19101 at 01:25:24:

    In Reply to: Re: Groat Family Thurso posted by Kerry Underwood on May 11, 19100 at 18:39:51:

    I've got Donald Groat m.1811 Annie Richie -> Malcolm Groat b.1813 d.1898.

    Malcolm Groat married Isabella Swanson Miller and had 9 children - the first four in the British Isles and the remaining 5 in NSW, Australia. I'm currently researching Malcolm's descendants in NSW (he is my wife's GG Grandfather) but have a fair bit of information already if you are interested.

    I'm also interested in any other information backwards or "sideways" that you might have. I'm guessing that the family can be traced back to John de Groot - but I'd love to find some evidence.

    dp

  • Posted by Kerry Underwood on May 11, 19100 at 18:32:51:

    In Reply to: Groat Family Thurso posted by Suzy Chappel nee Groat on March 10, 19100 at 02:27:39:

    :
    : I am seeking information on Donald Groat who married Annie Ritchie who previously was married to Malcolm Dunnet. Donald was born in Thurso

     


Posted by Liz Scott on March 11, 19100 at 06:14:24:

hi there i am looking for information on a david scott who married charlotte bews oliver who came to wallacetown in 1886 new zealand with two children
thanks
liz

 


Posted by Gordon Kelly on March 11, 19100 at 17:29:19:

She was born December 12, 1880 on the Isle of Westry in the Orkney Islands.


have no other information. she came to Toronto, Canada around 1902 - 1906.

  • Posted by Marlene on May 07, 19101 at 20:00:54:

    In Reply to: Leslie, Betsy posted by Gordon Kelly on March 11, 19100 at 17:29:19:

    : She was born December 12, 1880 on the Isle of Westry in the Orkney Islands.

    : have no other information. she came to Toronto, Canada around 1902 - 1906.

    Thought I'd take a look for you & guess what I found first thing!

     


Posted by Bruce Dyson on March 12, 19100 at 21:36:00:

Anyone with information on Leonard, James I, born
1855, Rousay, or Marwick, Ann, born 1857, Rousay
please email me at bdyson@autobahn.mb.ca

 


Posted by beverleyreid on March 15, 19100 at 20:58:16:

I am researching the Lennie family from tankerness orkney names are Margaret Married J Leith. Rebecca B1834 Robert Married A Tait
Mary B 1838 James B 1840 John Married I Taylor 1851 census says they lived at Nefs my GG Jean Lennie married William Lorimer of rosehearty in N Z

  • Posted by Peter DeWolf on June 27, 19101 at 14:26:19:

    In Reply to: lennie family posted by beverleyreid on March 15, 19100 at 20:58:16:

    My mother is Jean Catherine (nee Lennie) DeWolf.
    Her father was from British Columbia and the children were born there....2 boys - 2 girls. They moved to Ottawa Ontario circa 1920...G/F Lennie was a senior Customs Canada official. I still have the original marriage certificates for G/F Lennie circa 1910 (his father was the preacher who married them...I think his name was Ezeakiel or similar. If needed I can pull up the paperwork if this rings anyone's alarm bells.

  • Posted by Lisa Johnson on May 05, 19101 at 05:33:38:

    In Reply to: lennie family posted by beverleyreid on March 15, 19100 at 20:58:16:

    Hi. Im not sure if there is any connection but my mum Christina Lennie and her 3 sisters and 1 brother were all born in Leith. there father was Iain Lennie. I know that one side of her parents come from Orkney but will need to check with her.Let me know if you want me to follow that up.

  • Posted by Bruce Gibson on April 14, 19101 at 17:10:27:

    In Reply to: lennie family posted by beverleyreid on March 15, 19100 at 20:58:16:

    Hi,Beverly::My interest is in the Lennie Family.My G'mother was Elizabeth Lennie, her mother Johanna , and father Lawrence. Lawrence and Johanna married in Sydney, Elizabeth was born there.Lawrence came from Kirkaldy but I am unable to find his parents. Do you know of Lawrence in your Lennies. William Lorimer was a name my father mentioned as a longtime friend of the family, I never met him and do not know what his wife's name was. ?was Rose a relative.

     


Posted by Dianne Butcher on March 18, 19100 at 11:41:51:

Jemima was my gggrandmother. married in Richmond, Natal, South Africa.
Parents: John & Mary (TAYLOR) FOUBISTER from St Andrews
I would any information about them
Thanks

 


Posted by Amy Brault on March 20, 19100 at 14:47:35:


IF anyone has any info on Geroge and Isabella[clark]Flett .Greore had a brother at stayed in scotland.

 


Posted by James Sinclair on March 25, 19100 at 19:27:05:

I am researching my Family tree which relates to the Sinclairs in Flotta. I have hit a dead end on my great great grandafather who I have no information on other than he was a labourer, and was not married to my great great granmother Betsie Norquoy who was one of 9 Children who lived in a house called Flashigoe on Flotta ? Any help would be greatly appreciated !

 


Posted by Brenda Campbell Brown on March 26, 19100 at 00:44:44:

I am researching the above mentioned. I have different versions of where the Ritchies/Ritcheys emigrated from. One version says the name originated in Scotland, another says they came to Pennsylvania/Virginia from England, etc.

Should anyone have any information on a James Ritchie, Alexander Crockett Ritchie who went to the US, please email me at:

brenda@gcis.

Thanks

 


Posted by Melvin Beaudry on March 27, 19100 at 09:30:31:

The people from Scotland and the Orkney Islands that worked in the Fur Trade had a great influence on the Metis Culture.
I will send this site address also open Gail Morins site, under ancestors you will find many Scot names and those from the Orkney Islands. (I would like to ask as I do not know, are they both Scot?). My name is misspelled in url address, but has to be thus.
Melvin Beaudry, Lynnwood Washington

 


Posted by Melvin Beaudry on March 27, 19100 at 09:35:36:

In Reply to: Scot, and people from Orkney Islands in American , Canadian Fur Trade posted by Melvin Beaudry on March 27, 19100 at 09:30:31:

: The people from Scotland and the Orkney Islands that worked in the Fur Trade had a great influence on the Metis Culture.
: I will send this site address also open Gail Morins site, under ancestors you will find many Scot names and those from the Orkney Islands. (I would like to ask as I do not know, are they both Scot?). My name is misspelled in url address, but has to be thus.
: Melvin Beaudry, Lynnwood Washington
http://www.geocities/com/Heartland/Pointe/7500/mbaudry.html

 


Posted by Ralph Stevenson White on March 28, 19100 at 19:31:41:

In Reply to: Stevenson Information posted by Ralph Stevenson White on March 28, 19100 at 19:28:31:

: Anyone having information on the Stevensons of Westray I would like to hear from you.
I would like any information on Thomas who was born in 1826. He married Mary Rendall and they had 11 children. Thanks Surrey, B.C. Canada

 


Posted by Terry Harrold on March 31, 19100 at 20:09:36:

Hello, I am searching for the parents of Lawrence S. Harrold. He was born in Osborn,Ohio in the USA in 1861. We have been told the family came from Orkney and came to America possibly Boston then moved west thru Pennsylvania and on to Ohio then settling in Illinois prior to 1861. He has at least one son Harold Sherman Harrold and he was born in DeWitt,Illinois in 1902. I know this is slim information but it is all I have so far. If anyone can help us it would be very much appreciated. Thank you, Terry Harrold

 


Posted by Brenda Lapointe on April 01, 19100 at 07:58:15:

Hello. Iam looking for relatives in the U.K. of William Garrioch who immegrated to Canada in 1811, worked for the H.B.C. He was from the Orkneys.Stommes I think. Father was Magnus Garrioch.Thankyou Brenda

 


Posted by David Harcus on April 06, 19100 at 15:41:08:

About 25 years ago an obviously elderly Arcus from Vancouver who had written and published privately a book on the family, with a heavy leaning on a French branch, contacted me through a solicitors directory and got me to do research at the Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh for a projected second edition. I sent him some 19th C material including an original and valued photo of my great grandfather and the correspondence then stopped, letters were never answered or returned by the US mail. If this rings any bells with Arcuses or Harcuses (or are we fifth declension) out there in cyberspace, could they get in touch ?

 


Posted by Lynda Herd on April 10, 19100 at 00:28:48:


Ann/ Anne Whyte born Orkney approximately 1850's youngest child was James Mc Kenzie Whyte Euman born Edinburgh 4th August 1887. Any information on Ann would be appreciated. Visiting Orkneys in June from Australia

  • Posted by Shyama Heather Peebles on January 21, 19101 at 04:10:08:

    In Reply to: Re: whyte: family research posted by Shyama Heather Peebles on January 21, 19101 at 04:02:50:

    My GtGrandparents were Andrew EUMAN & Ann WHYTE
    they were married 26 Mar 1875 Edinburgh.
    I have only been able to find 3 children so far
    John b. 28 Mar 1876 Edinburgh
    Catherine Sinclair b. 1879 Edinburgh (mt grandmother)
    Andrew b. 1880 Edinburgh
    On Ann & Andrew's marriage cert - Ann's parents
    are Andrew WHYTE ( dec. occupation ship carpenter) and mother Agnes PURVIS
    I am hoping we have the same family
    occupation

     


Posted by June Keating on April 14, 19100 at 20:09:02:

I have been researching the Gibson family. I have the birth of Thomas Gibson on 10th November 1821. He left the Orkneys for Australia and eventually New Zealand.
His parents were Robert and Christian (nee Hourstane). Her father was Magnus and mother Margaret (nee Dinnie), and Magnus' father was Thomas.
Robert Gibson's parents were David and Jean (nee Morwick)
The Gibsons were from Rousay and Egilshay and the Hourstanes from Evie and Rendall.
This is as far as I have been able to get so I would be very appreciative of any help that is available.

  • Posted by Allan Ross Gibson. on April 15, 19101 at 19:43:38:

    In Reply to: GIBSON, HOURSTANE(HOURSTON) posted by June Keating on April 14, 19100 at 20:09:02:

    My father's cousin Elizabeth Allan researched the Allan f/tree, did not mention a marraige date but said in her notes that she was a descendant of Earl Robert Stewart. I assume, that is of course Orkney. My tree is:- John Allan/James/David/Eliza Jane Allan/Iverach Allan Gibson/Allan Ross Gibson.
    If you were to give your address I will send you
    what info I have on the tree and some hstory of Orkney that Elizabeth found.
    Regards Ross Gibson.

  • Posted by June Keating on April 16, 19100 at 06:15:19:

    In Reply to: GIBSON, HOURSTANE(HOURSTON) posted by June Keating on April 14, 19100 at 20:09:02:

    It would now appear that Christian's parents were Walter & Margaret (nee Hercus) therefore the last part of that line is incorrect.
    I still need a lot of help, please

 


Posted by June MacPhee on April 16, 19100 at 00:50:10:

Does anyboby know anything about John Daly, married to Isabel Burns. They had 7 children. John.Margaret,Hugh,Harry,Mary,Jimmy,and Cathy.They lived in Glasgow Scotland on Hollibrook St. Isabel died around 1958? and John died around 1967? Sons Hugh, Harry and Jimmy died of cancer all others are still alive.Cathy, John live in England, Mary and Margaret live in Canada any info would be a help.

 


Posted by Jarrod Manson on April 16, 19100 at 22:54:24:

I am stuck. If any one could help it would be much appreciated. There are three Magnus Mansons born in Orkney islands in 1817. Does any one know of the three and if so did any migrate to South Australia? The Magnus I am trying to locate died in 1863 (drowned). Moved to South Australia and married(?) Mary (Roche). He was also a captain of a ship in South Australia.

 


Posted by Pauline Spence Boyce on April 17, 19100 at 15:52:54:

I am looking for informtion on John and Thomas Spence. They were born in Birsay, Scotland, Thomas in 1862 and John in , I believe, either 1 or 2 years earlier. They left Scotland when they were very young and settled in Evergreen, Colorado. They had a sister that stayed in Scotland. I would love any information that you have. Pauline Spence Boyce.

  • Posted by Dave Fielder on July 04, 19101 at 23:46:29:

    In Reply to: Spence family posted by Pauline Spence Boyce on April 17, 19100 at 15:52:54:

    I have Spences from that area who came to Canada with HBC in early 1800s. Left a lot of family behind. Do you know the pedigree of Thomas and John?

 


Posted by Elaine Berry on April 27, 19100 at 08:46:28:

I am trying to trace my grandmother's family. John Slater married Joanne Smith in Aberdeen c1867/68. John's parents were John Slater and Sybeley (Sibella) Fotheringhame (from Orkney Islands). John and Joanna's first three children were born in Aberdeen - they were Robina Valentine, Elizabeth & Martha. They then moved to Glasgow where they had three boys and another daughter. John was involved with the City Mission in Glasgow which later became the Salvation Army. He emigrated to South Africa around turn of century, but I believe that the oldest girls remained in Scotland. Can anyone help?

 


Posted by Anne Spence on April 27, 19100 at 16:14:36:

Any information on Keith Stewart Spence born in Kirkwall 24th Sept 1797 and son of David Spence andMargaret Stewart would be much appreciated. Also Thomas (James) born 14 th Oct 1803.

 


Posted by Janet Stevenson on May 06, 19100 at 22:21:00:

Would Karen Lowrey of Cairns Queensland Australia please check E-Mail address she provided as I have failed to make contact through it on three separate occasions. Janet Stevenson

 


Posted by Peter Wood {UK] on May 08, 19100 at 08:39:37:

Please read my surname history and family tree of 1532
at http://web.ukonline.co.uk/footstepsofwood/index.html
I have just re-published a very old book,written in 1863 about the Wood of Largo.( Admiral sir Andrew Wood )
The Wood Family of Largo Scotland

  • Posted by Nicola parkman on February 13, 19102 at 14:32:33:

    In Reply to: Wood Surname History and Family tree 1532 posted by Peter Wood {UK] on May 08, 19100 at 08:39:37:

    Hi

    Could you help me. Before Sir Mark Wood bought Gatton Park in Surrey where did he live ?

  • Posted by Peter Wood on January 05, 19102 at 19:20:20:

    In Reply to: Wood Surname History and Family tree 1532 posted by Peter Wood {UK] on May 08, 19100 at 08:39:37:

    : Please read my surname history and family tree of 1532
    : at http://web.ukonline.co.uk/footstepsofwood/index.html
    : I have just re-published a very old book,written in 1863 about the Wood of Largo.( Admiral sir Andrew Wood )
    :Haveagander

     


Posted by May Dhu on May 13, 19100 at 20:43:56:

Is there anyone out there with the name of Dhu or has any past history of anyone of this surname,please contact me and take my frustrations away.

 


Posted by David G. Lamb on May 15, 19100 at 12:36:29:

I am looking for any information on the branch of the Flett Family that lived on Eynhallow. My grt-grt-grandfather, James Flett, was born on the island in 1824. However, as early as 1699 a George Flett was listed as residing on the island. Any information would be gratefully accepted.

 


Posted by Keith Yolanda Douglas on May 20, 19100 at 17:09:05:

We are looking for information about grandmother Elizabeth Work (born ca 1891 - 1894). We believe that she was born on Stronsay. She died in San Diego, California ca 1928 and we believe that her ashes were returned to Stronsay for internment.

Elizabeth’s brother James Work was about 10 years older than Elizabeth. (We do not know if they had other siblings.) James (a tailor) left Orkney as a young man for the US West Coast (probably Portland, Oregon). Elizabeth later joined him in the US.

Elizabeth's son Ralph visited Work family members (and his mother's gravesite which he believes may be) on Stronsay in 1977. The Works owned Holland Farm on Stronsay. We would very much appreciate any information you could give us about Elizabeth & James, their ancestors and any of these surviving relatives. We believe some Work family members still live on Stronsay.

  • Posted by Marg on May 13, 19101 at 19:59:07:

    In Reply to: Re: Elizabeth Work and James Work posted by Margaret Work on May 13, 19101 at 19:53:41:

    To Keith Yolanda Douglas

    I have information about the Holland farm in Stronsay and lots of history about the farm. We have info on lots of Elizabeth Works but none of them seem to fit the dates of your Elizabeth.
    I have a map of Stomsay 1595 and the Main farms including Holland farm. If you wish to reply with a mailing address I could send you what information I have. I use my daughter's computer e-mail to reply or search Look forward to hearning from you.
    Margaret Work

     

  • Posted by Keith Yolanda Douglas on July 01, 19101 at 14:51:44:

    In Reply to: Re: Elizabeth Work and James Work posted by Marg on May 13, 19101 at 19:59:07:

    Dear Margaret:

    We have found a great deal of information about Elizabeth (born June 15, 1889 at Braeholland, Shapinsay of parents William Work and Elizabeth Twatt) and her family. In fact, we have been to visit Elizabeth's gravesite, to visit Braeholland, Breck, and Holland Farms and to visit with Elizabeth's nephews living in Orkney, Ayrshire, and Yorkshire.
    We would greatly appeciate any information that you have about the family, ancestors, and descendents as well as about Holland Farm.
    We would be happy to share with you any information that we have. Our address is: c/o Law Offices of Keith W. Douglas, 19147 Doral Place, Northridge, California 91326-1222. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Keith and Yolanda Douglas

  • Posted by jackie work on January 19, 19101 at 16:02:08:

    In Reply to: Elizabeth Work and James Work posted by Keith Yolanda Douglas on May 20, 19100 at 17:09:05:

    Dear Keith...my mother-in-law is a Work and is researching the Work family tree. She has met some Works in the states and might know someone who can help you. You can write to her directly if you like. Let me know if you would like her address. E-mail me at "jackiew@mountaincable.on.ca"

     


Posted by D.J. Jamison on May 27, 19100 at 00:45:37:

Looking for information on the Harris family. Any Harris' out there?

 


Posted by D.J. Jamison on May 27, 19100 at 00:46:18:

Looking for information on the Harris family. Any Harris' out there? Isabel was a McLeod

 


Posted by Steve Nelson on May 28, 19100 at 13:40:58:

Looking for information on Peter Kirkness and his wife Mary Scott. Peter Kirkness left his home at Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland when he was 19 and came to Lower Canada where he worked for 9 years for the Hudson's Bay Co. as a woodsman. In the year 1854, he returned to Scotland where he married Mary Scott who was reported to be a maid in his father's house. A month later, they sailed to Canada, a journey of six weeks. They settled in Thamesford where Peter worked at his trade of a cooper for two years. From there, they moved to Guelph, residing there for two years, then moved to Toronto where they lived for two years. In 1860, they moved to Arthur Township in Wellington County. They resided here until their deaths.
Peter died at his son, George's on Thursday, May 19th, 1904. His funeral service was conducted by Rev. W. G. Hanna, Ba. A., of the Presbyterian Church. He was in his 79th year. His wife had died 4 years earlier, at age 60, from dropsy.
A son James, died at age 26 years, 8 mo. 7 days.
(The ocean crossing to Canada had been so rough and Mary had been so sick that she would not go back to visit her family even though she was extremely homesick.)
Peter Kirkness b:abt 1825 in Kirkwall, Orkney Isl
married Mary Scott b: abt 1836
Children:
1) Mary Ann Kirkness b: Sep 5, 1855 m: Robert Meredith McDonald
2) Peter Kirkness b: Dec 24, 1856
3) William Kirkness b: Jan 10, 1859 m: Janet Scott
4) James Kirkness b; Sep 18, 1861
5) Margaret Jane Kirkness b: Dec 17, 1862 m: Charles Allen McRobb
6) John R. Kirkness b: Dec 2, 1864 m: Elsie Duguid
7) Sarah Kirkness b: May 21, 1866 m: John Wesley Hatch
8) George Kirkness b: May 9, 1868 m: Alice Durant
9) Alice Elizabeth Kirkness b: Jan 23, 1873 m: Edmund Woolis
10) Ann Eliza Kirkness b: Jan 23, 1873 m: Donald Sinclair
11) Emma I. Kirkness b: Sep 29, 1874 m: Fordyce Mackie

  • Posted by Marilyn on December 27, 19100 at 13:51:36:

    In Reply to: Kirkness, Peter posted by Steve Nelson on May 28, 19100 at 13:40:58:

    My ggrandfather was a James Kirkness born in 1860's. Not much is known about him but he lived around Norway House Manitoba for a time. He could be the brother of your Peter. My James married a Ellen or Helen Munro Or Munroe

     


Posted by Audrey Wall nee Finlayson on May 30, 19100 at 08:54:02:

We are looking for any one related to Arthur Douglas
Finlayson or his wife Emeline Seatter Sabiston.
They left Kirkwall 50+ years ago and settled in
North Shields, Tyne and Wear.
We are daughter and grandaughter of the above if
if you can help in tracing living relatives
please email above address.

 


Posted by We are Sinclairs, Flotta comes up in our line on June 04, 19100 at 19:40:54:

In Reply to: Sinclair's Flotta posted by James Sinclair on March 25, 19100 at 19:27:05:

: I am researching my Family tree which relates to the Sinclairs in Flotta. I have hit a dead end on my great great grandafather who I have no information on other than he was a labourer, and was not married to my great great granmother Betsie Norquoy who was one of 9 Children who lived in a house called Flashigoe on Flotta ? Any help would be greatly appreciated !

 


Posted by Sinclair William on June 04, 19100 at 19:49:45:

Looking for family, they left the Orkneys in the 1870"s with a daughter named Margaret.Immigrated to Canada, we think to Chatham Ontario.

 


Posted by Sandra Honeyman on June 14, 19100 at 07:26:31:

Looking for descendants of Honeymans from Orkney. Can't understand why they are not on this site, there was a Bishop, Sherriff and a Lord (Armadale) all Honeymans from Orkney. I have some information, perhaps we can share.

  • Posted by susan honeyman crawford on December 08, 19100 at 22:53:24:

    In Reply to: Honeymans from Orkney posted by Sandra Honeyman on June 14, 19100 at 07:26:31:

    : Looking for descendants of Honeymans from Orkney. Can't understand why they are not on this site, there was a Bishop, Sherriff and a Lord (Armadale) all Honeymans from Orkney. I have some information, perhaps we can share.
    I have some history on the honeymans descended from John Honeyman who went to Canada with General Wulff, then worked for General Washington if this is of interest to you let me know

  • Posted by Sandra Honeyman on December 10, 19100 at 13:28:57:

    In Reply to: Re: Honeymans from Orkney posted by susan honeyman crawford on December 08, 19100 at 22:53:24:

    Yes I am interested, please reply at above email address, thank you

     


Posted by C.Madison Brick Brewer on June 19, 19100 at 16:03:51:

My GG Grandfather was James Linklater, dob 16 June, 1834, a son of Magnus Linklater and Margaret Scott, of Harray, Orkney. James went to Victoria, B.C. as a very young man. His daughter, was Margaret Letitia Linklater, daughter of James and Lucy Thebold (?). I have pictures and correspondence from James to his daughter which I will share with family. I seek additional information about my Orkney ancestors.

 


Posted by william a wood on June 20, 19100 at 18:18:36:

Seeking any info on the marriage of William Wood(Surgeon)
and Elizabeth Reid 24 july 1824 in Savill,lady,sanday by a rev Walter Traith(sp)
What I need is any reference to William place of birth
Are there any realatives around who could help?

  • Posted by Kenny Learmonth on August 03, 19100 at 17:34:36:

    In Reply to: wm @ elizabeth wood sanday lady posted by william a wood on June 20, 19100 at 18:18:36:

    : Seeking any info on the marriage of William Wood(Surgeon)
    : and Elizabeth Reid 24 july 1824 in Savill,lady,sanday by a rev Walter Traith(sp)
    : What I need is any reference to William place of birth
    : Are there any realatives around who could help?

    William,
    According to the 1841 Sanday Census residing at Corsegate, Lady, Sandat is
    Patrick Wood, age 35 occupation MD Surgeon, born England
    Eliza Wood, age 30 and born Ireland
    William Wood age 4 and born Scotland
    Patrick Wood age 2 months and born Orkney
    also residing in the house were William Gordon age 7, a boarder and born in Orkney
    Barbara Cock, age 30, a nurse and born Orkney
    Janet Skea, age 15 Female Servant and born Orkney

    The 1851 Census has the same family living at Little Nearhouse, Lady. This time Patricks place of birth is more precise, Midlothian, Leith.
    Son William has a middle initial S but says he was born in England.
    Although 10 years later, ages in the same order are 41, 36, 14, and 10. Margaret Wood, sister of head of household, unm. aged 50 is living with them, also being born in Leith.
    1861 same residence but Patricks Occupation says General Practitioner on Medicine, LRC University, Edinburgh.
    Eliza has a middle name Sutton and her place of birth is given as Dublin Royal Barrocks.
    The children are not included anywhere in the census.
    There are no Woods in the 1871 census.
    Hope this helps.

    Regards, Kenny

     


Posted by Dave Hinz on June 21, 19100 at 13:07:44:

I'm tracing my family tree, and have found some
possible links to the Jarls (Earls) of Orkney in
the Viking times. I would be most interested
in contacting other researchers who have studied
this time period, to compare notes, theories,
and sources.

Best Regards,
Dave Hinz
Helenville, Wisconsin

 


Posted by Nathan Hann Amanda Jane Hann (nee Scott) on June 28, 19100 at 11:06:13:

We have been researching our Scott Ancestors from the Isle of Sanday / Kirkwall for 15 years. We are trying to find any living relatives / descendants. We have very detailed information on these families and would like to talk to anyone who thinks they might be related
In Particular, (From Isle of Sanday) descendants of the following:-

Simon SCOTT (M)....................... C: 8 Jun 1817 Ba: C110262
Father: John SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jain MUIR Pr: 6901953

Margret SCOTT (F)..................... C: 30 Nov 1818 Ba: C110262
Father: John SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jean MUIR Pr: 6901953

Margret SCOTT (F)..................... C: 4 Dec 1818 Ba: C110262
Father: John SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jain MUIR Pr: 6901953

James SCOTT (M)....................... C: 25 Apr 1820 Ba: C110264
Father: John SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jain MUIR Pr: 6901953

Nelly SCOTT (F)....................... C: 26 Mar 1821 Ba: C110264
Father: John SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jain MUIR Pr: 6901953

Barbra SCOTT (F)...................... C: 30 Jun 1826 Ba: C110264
Father: John SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jean MUIR Pr: 6901953

CROSS 2 4 X AYR RENDALL ANN 55 1786 Y 348
CROSS 2 4 AYR RENDALL JAMES 30 1811 FISHERMAN Y 349
CROSS 2 4 AYR RENDALL MARGARET 25 1816 Y 350
CROSS 2 4 AYR SCOTT SIMON 20 1821 FISHERMAN Y 351

Dwelling: Holland
Census Place: Cross Burness & N Ronaldshay, Orkney, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203398 GRO Ref Volume 026 EnumDist 5 Page 5
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Simon SCOTT M 63 M Burness, Orkney, Scotland
Rel: Head
Occ: Farmer Of 20 Acres (Arable) Employing 1 Man & 1 Woman
Jane SCOTT M 65 F Lady, Orkney, Scotland
Rel: Wife
Barbara SCOTT U 34 F Cross, Orkney, Scotland
Rel: Daur
Occ: Farmers Daur Serv (Domes)
James SCOTT M 26 M Cross, Orkney, Scotland
Rel: Son
Occ: Farmers Son Ag Lab
Helen SCOTT M 28 F Cross, Orkney, Scotland
Rel: Daur In Law

John SCOTT (M)........................ C: 19 Aug 1844 Ba: C110264
Father: Simon SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jean GRIEVE Pr: 6901953

Barbara SCOTT (F)..................... C: 7 Oct 1846 Ba: C110264
Father: Simon SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jean GRIEVE Pr: 6901953

William SCOTT (M)..................... C: 17 Apr 1849 Ba: C110264
Father: Simon SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jean GRIEVE Pr: 6901953

Simon SCOTT (M)....................... C: 9 Apr 1851 Ba: C110264
Father: Simon SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jean GRIEVE Pr: 6901953

Charles SCOTT (M)..................... C: 23 Jun 1853 Ba: C110264
Father: Simon SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jean GRIEVE Pr: 6901953

James SCOTT (M)....................... C: 24 Dec 1854 Ba: C110264
Father: Simon SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Jean GRIEVE Pr: 6901953

Jane SCOTT (F)........................ B: 24 Apr 1857 Ba: C110261
Father: Simon SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 6035516 REGISTER
Mother: Jane GRIEVE

Barbara SCOTT (F)..................... B: 9 Dec 1852 Ba: C110264
Father: James SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Eliza SLATER Pr: 6901953

John SCOTT (M)........................ B: 8 Sep 1848 Ba: C110264
Father: James SCOTT Sanday, Orkney, Scotland So: 990509
Mother: Eliza SLATER Pr: 6901953


Descendants of Simon Scott & Jane Grieve (Isle of Sanday Married 1843)

  • Posted by Tom King on May 18, 19101 at 17:23:38:

    In Reply to: Scott, Sinclair,Grieve,Muir,Sclater - Sanday posted by Nathan Hann Amanda Jane Hann (nee Scott) on June 28, 19100 at 11:06:13:

    Hi there
    I was interested to see your research on Scotts of Sanday. My mother was Hellen Scott and was born at Knowe, Burness, Sanday. She had a brother, James, and a sister Catherine, all three now deceased. Their parents were Thomas Scott and Mary Delday. Thomas Scott was one of a family of seven, the other family members being Gilbert, John, William, Catherine, Janet, and Mary.
    I do not know if this is the same Scotts or not but if interested get in touch. I'm afraid I do not have much in the way of dates etc. as I am in the early stages of research of my mothers ancestors.
    Hope to hear from you.
    Bye for now

    Tom King

  • Posted by Paul Antonelli on July 12, 19101 at 07:46:02:

    In Reply to: Re: Scott, Sinclair,Grieve,Muir,Sclater - Sanday posted by Tom King on May 18, 19101 at 17:23:38:

    My GG Aunt was Mary Bews b.21/10/1818.f.David Bews m. Barbara Beaton.Mary married John Urquart Scott,Joiner, 29/8/1870 at Kirkwall John's f. was Simon Scott ships carpenter, b.circa 1785 from Sanday m. Barbara Mowat b.circa 1785 c.20/6/1785?f.John Mowat,m.Margaret Eunson.John Urquart was one of four children,incl.Margaret Scott 25/11/1821,Janet Sinclair Traill b.? and Urquart Scott b.4/5/1816 all at Kirkwall.In the 1851 census Simon and his family lived at 102 Bridge St, Kirkwall and lived next door to Ann Bews also a relation.My ancestors in the Orkneys are Bews,Beaton,Foulis(Fowles),Sinclair,Traill and Lindsay.
    regards,Paul

  • Posted by John M Finley on October 09, 19100 at 12:23:58:

    In Reply to: Scott, Sinclair,Grieve,Muir,Sclater - Sanday posted by Nathan Hann Amanda Jane Hann (nee Scott) on June 28, 19100 at 11:06:13:


    George Shelton Wallaxe's book "The Sclater Family in Virginia" noted that the Sclater name appeared in Kirkwell in the Orkneys in the 16 century. Our earliest Sclater records show a John Sclater who was born in about 1632 and migrated to the Americas prior to the 1700s. He has 3 sons, Richard, Rev. James and William shelton.


    in My talk to anyone who thinks they might be related

 


Posted by Jane Joy on July 01, 19100 at 15:58:10:

Does anyone know of any Orkney YORSTON's who may have
moved to the mainland of Scotland c.1750/1770. specifically
South Leith, near Edinburgh. I am looking for a James
YORSTON who had a daughter, Janet Yorston, b.c.1772 in
South Leith. Janet married a James Ainslie from the
Edinburgh area.
Thanks,
Jane.
Ayrshire.
Scotland.

 


Posted by Shirley Cassidy on July 03, 19100 at 06:43:16:

Information on John Sinclair m Elizabeth Wilson at Walls 1765-1775? Would appreciate any assistance. Shirley Cassidy


Posted by Margaret Morgan on July 11, 19100 at 21:58:55:

Trying to find any information on my 3rd great grandparents, David Manson and Janet Oman who were married in Thurso on March 10, either 1797 or 1798. Would like to know their parents and dates of birth.

 


Posted by Jim Naggles on July 12, 19100 at 13:54:35:

I'm trying to find out why my family name is part of the title of what appears to be a reference book of Orkney Island family names. The book's partial title is "Naggles O'________."

 


Posted by Jim Naggles on July 12, 19100 at 14:27:16:

I'm just curious as to what the meaning of what is to me my family name is in the title "Naggles O Piapittem, The Placenames of Orkney Island", by Gregor Lamb. I find it fascinating since we can't seem to trace the origins of Naggles. Please help.


Posted by Jim Naggles on July 12, 19100 at 16:29:55:

My family has never been able to pin down the ethnic origin of the name Naggles. Accordingly, I was puzzled to see my name as part of a book entitled "Naggles O Piapittem, The Placenames of Sanday, Orkney." What is the meaning of "Naggles" in the title? Are there Naggles living on Orkney? Please help.

 


Posted by Margaret Morgan on July 12, 19100 at 20:54:55:

Trying to find anything on David Manson who married Janet Oman on March 10, 1798 (or 1797) in Thurso. They are my 3rd great grandparents.


Posted by Peter on July 17, 19100 at 19:18:40:

I am looking for a picture of the Ballenden crest. Can anyone help? Please?

Best wishes

  • Posted by Dorothy Scott on April 28, 19101 at 17:56:38:

    In Reply to: Ballenden posted by Peter on July 17, 19100 at 19:18:40:

    Re: Ballenden - There are Ballendens in my late husband's ancestry and I may be able to locate a crest or coat of arms. Sir Patrick, his son, also Patrick and his son, Adam, are the line I have researched. Hope you will share yours with me whilst I do some digging. D. Scott Dorothy Scott 17:56:38 4/28/101 (0)


Posted by Debbie Huff on July 18, 19100 at 01:16:44:

I am trying to find out info on Wm & Elizabeth. I believe Elizabeth's maiden name was also Manson. Their daughter,my gggrandmother,Elizabeth Manson was born 26Apr1858 in Olrig, Caithness, Scotland. She later moved to the USA. I don't know if she came with family or alone. She married Robert H. Armstrong, date unknown. I would appreciate any information. Thank you.

 


Posted by Rebecca Kribs on July 25, 19100 at 10:26:58:

My mother's maiden name is Gullion, Her father was James Gullion, who married Mildred Price. They originated in Kirkwall and I believe I still have living relatives there....any help?

  • Posted by Ann Kent on June 05, 19101 at 15:16:00:

    In Reply to: GULLION family history posted by Rebecca Kribs on July 25, 19100 at 10:26:58:

    : My mother's maiden name is Gullion, Her father was James Gullion, who married Mildred Price. They originated in Kirkwall and I believe I still have living relatives there....any help?
    : Hi my grandmothers maiden name was Gullion and here father was William Gullion, Old Berridale, Westray. There are still a small number of Gullions living in Orkney. I don't know if we are related but if you would like to contact me i will help as much as i can.

  • Posted by Ann Kent on June 05, 19101 at 14:43:17:

    In Reply to: GULLION family history posted by Rebecca Kribs on July 25, 19100 at 10:26:58:

    My grandmothers maiden name was Gullion and there are still a small number of Gullions in Orkney. I don't know if we are in any way related but if you would like to get in tough I will help as much as possible

  • Posted by R Gullion on November 03, 19100 at 21:08:06:

    In Reply to: GULLION family history posted by Rebecca Kribs on July 25, 19100 at 10:26:58:

    : My mother's maiden name is Gullion, Her father was James Gullion, who married Mildred Price. They originated in Kirkwall and I believe I still have living relatives there....any help?
    Hi we sent emails awhile ago I am your mothers cousin in Michigan, as far as I can tell there are no Gullions left in Orkeny, all have passed away, only living relative I know is Albert Spence in kirkwall, his mother was Mary Gullion you uncle's sister.

    Bob Gullion

  • Posted by Ann Kent on June 05, 19101 at 14:59:49:

    In Reply to: Re: GULLION family history posted by R Gullion on November 03, 19100 at 21:08:06:

    : : My mother's maiden name is Gullion, Her father was James Gullion, who married Mildred Price. They originated in Kirkwall and I believe I still have living relatives there....any help?
    : Hi we sent emails awhile ago I am your mothers cousin in Michigan, as far as I can tell there are no Gullions left in Orkeny, all have passed away, only living relative I know is Albert Spence in kirkwall, his mother was Mary Gullion you uncle's sister.
    : Hi my grandmothers maiden name was Gullion and there are still a small number of Gullions living in Orkney. My great grandfathers name was
    William Gullion of Old Berridale Westray. I don't know if we are in any way related but if you would like to get in contact with me I will help as much as possible.

    : Bob Gullion

     


Posted by D.J.Moffatt on July 26, 19100 at 11:23:08:

Would like to hear from a member of the Anderson Family of Evie or Eday. My friends name was James J. Anderson, living in Duart Ontario, Canada, B- May 23, 1919 at Evie Orkney. He plied the Great lakes.for many years on board a lake freighter. Thank you D.J.

 


Posted by Sally Spangler on July 29, 19100 at 21:43:50:

Arthur Sinclair trading in tobacco and other American stuffs is in America in Surry, Co, VA by March 1773, when he buys property in Cobham, Surry Co., but who were his parents and where did they live and what did they do? I can tell you all about the US side up to the Civil War, but nothing in Scotland.

 


Posted by Dell Scarf on July 29, 19100 at 22:25:38:

I am seeking any information on the subject surnames who may have resided in the British Isles.
Family research has confirmed the families resided in Ireland in the 1700's and speculative research by Darryl Scarff shows lineage to 1580 and possibly to 1045.
I am trying to establish the migration pattern of the families in Ireland and in the British Isles.
Dell Scarf/Calgary,Alberta, Canada

  • Posted by Dell Scarf on November 14, 19100 at 20:38:52:

    In Reply to: Scarf/Scharf/Scarth/Scarff posted by Dell Scarf on July 29, 19100 at 22:25:38:

    : I am seeking any information on the subject surnames who may have resided in the British Isles.
    : Family research has confirmed the families resided in Ireland in the 1700's and speculative research by Darryl Scarff shows lineage to 1580 and possibly to 1045.
    : I am trying to establish the migration pattern of the families in Ireland and in the British Isles.
    : Dell Scarf/Yellowknife,NT,Canada.Any messages can be sent to dellscarf@hotmail.com

  • Posted by Dell Ray M Scarf on November 25, 19101 at 14:37:29:

    In Reply to: Re: Scarf/Scharf/Scarth/Scarff posted by Dell Scarf on November 14, 19100 at 20:38:52:

    : : I am seeking any information on the subject surnames who may have resided in the British Isles.
    : : Family research has confirmed the families resided in Ireland in the 1700's and speculative research by Darryl Scarff shows lineage to 1580 and possibly to 1045.
    : : I am trying to establish the migration pattern of the families in Ireland and in the British Isles.
    : : Dell Scarf/Yellowknife,NT,Canada.Any messages can be sent to dellscarf@hotmail.com

    Dell Ray M. Scarf & Families FTM Homepage

     


Posted by Philip Welch on July 30, 19100 at 04:45:34:

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  • Posted by rhona murray on October 22, 19101 at 15:48:34:

    In Reply to: complimentary issue of Scottish Islands Explorer posted by Philip Welch on July 30, 19100 at 04:45:34:

    : Scottish Islands Explorer is a new monthly magazine dedicatd to discovering all aspects of the islands of Scotland. Request your free complimentary issue today!

 


Posted by Paul Clyne on July 30, 19100 at 22:34:28:

I am researching my family tree. I am looking for Alexander Clyne who married Christian Calder in 1787.
They had 4 children that we know of, Christian Clyne B:1787, Peter Clyne B:1806 who is my GGG Granfather, David Clyne B:1790 and Alexander Clyne B:1799, they were all born in Sordale, Caithness Scotland.

Would Appreciate any help,
Regards,
Paul Clyne.

 


Posted by James Hughson Bisset on July 31, 19100 at 10:27:22:

Hi i'm beginning the hopefully long road into my roots.
I am particularly looking for info about (John?)Hughson
who married Margaret Gunn, and or Hughsons who worked for the Northern Lighthouse Board.
many thanks.
JHB.

 


Posted by Julie on August 02, 19100 at 08:49:10:

Looking for info on WILLIAM ANDERSON and his son JOHN. John was born in 1665 and they immigrated to Maryland, USA, sometime between then and 1701 when William died. John married Elizabeth Pratt. Anybody know anything about this line of Andersons?


Posted by Sarah Hopkins on August 03, 19100 at 05:31:27:

Would like to contact anyone interested in the paintings of Stanley Cursiter.

  • Posted by Colin Cumming on August 01, 19101 at 04:10:07:

    In Reply to: Stanley Cursiter posted by Sarah Hopkins on August 03, 19100 at 05:31:27:

    I have tried in vain to see more of his paintings after being amazed by ''Girl with Pewter Jug'' at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow. Is there a collection open to the public anywhere in Scotland?

  • Posted by Norman Hutchison on January 24, 19102 at 18:39:49:

    In Reply to: Re: Stanley Cursiter posted by Colin Cumming on August 01, 19101 at 04:10:07:

    Colin,

    I too am related to Stanley Cursiter (my grandmother Lizzie Cursiter was his cousin). I knew of his name but very little about his art. I happened to take my daughter to the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh about 3 months ago and was astonished to see 3 of his paintings on display !. That really prompted my interest in genealogy. Have you read his autobiography entitled 'Looking Back' ?

    Regards

    Norman Hutchison

    : I have tried in vain to see more of his paintings after being amazed by ''Girl with Pewter Jug'' at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow. Is there a collection open to the public anywhere in Scotland?

  • Posted by Andrew Hunter on June 25, 19101 at 12:31:00:

    In Reply to: Stanley Cursiter posted by Sarah Hopkins on August 03, 19100 at 05:31:27:

    : Would like to contact anyone interested in the paintings of Stanley Cursiter.

    I am a grandson of Stanley Cursiter and may be able to help with queries.

  • Posted by Borrowman on October 27, 19100 at 05:25:56:

    In Reply to: Stanley Cursiter posted by Sarah Hopkins on August 03, 19100 at 05:31:27:

    : Would like to contact anyone interested in the paintings of Stanley Cursiter.

    Found the above whilst doing a search on Stanley Cursiter. Not much available really is there? I'm
    interested in the Scottish colourists - Cadell, Peploe et al. I remember some years back going to an exhibition of theirs in Edinburgh (I'm from Edinburgh but live in Amsterdam) where they had on display some v. small but exquisite works by Cursiter. I would like to see more.

     


Posted by Julie on August 03, 19100 at 13:03:02:

Has anyone heard of the book
"The Andersons from the Great Forks of the Patuxant" by Cora Dulaney? This is said to be the reference document for William & John Anderson immigrating from Orkney.

 


Posted by tanya couch on August 04, 19100 at 00:17:14:

My mother's family (Oddie) came from the Orkney's to Canada in the 1800's. I'm looking for information about the surname.

Thanks

  • Posted by John Simpson on March 29, 19101 at 00:52:03:

    In Reply to: looking for information on surname "Oddie" posted by tanya couch on August 04, 19100 at 00:17:14:

    : My mother's family (Oddie) came from the Orkney's to Canada in the 1800's. I'm looking for information about the surname.

    : Thanks
    I know of Oddies that came to around Winnipeg in late 1800 or early 1900's.I haven't researched that fam.but I know that name is found in Orkney in the late 1600's Send a note if you would like the info I have. John

     


Posted by Jewffrey W. Card on August 04, 19100 at 06:38:08:

George FLETT, a native of the Orkney Islands, Scotland. His wife was Susan GODFREY. George died in New Brunswick Their known son:
William FLETT (1827-1869) born New Brunswick, Canada married: Helen H. ROBERTSON. I am looking for information on George FLETT and Susan GODFREY.

Thanks,

Jeffrey Card

 


Posted by Philip Booker on August 06, 19100 at 21:06:25:

I would like to trace the descendants of Alexander Smith and Clementina Cobban. The family came to Rendall in about 1840 where Alexander became the independent (Congregational) minister. I have traced their sons James Cobban and George to Fiji and thence to Australia. Another son, Alexander, became a farmer, Margaret Thompson married a schooleacher, and Charles became a schoolteacher, all on Mainland Island. I don't know what became of the other children who included Hannah, Mary Louisa, Clementina and Ebenezer. Their eldest daughter, Isabella, also became a schoolteacher and married Peter Cusiter. Their son, Alexander Smith Cusiter, also came to Australia and was my wife's grandfather. Any information appreciated.

 


Posted by Maggie Gardner on August 11, 19100 at 20:46:30:

Can anybody help with KENT George and Joanna(nee IRVINE) b.1855 d.1916. They had 8 children th6th being my grandmother WILLIAMINA b.1889

 


Posted by Jim Simpson on August 13, 19100 at 12:58:31:

Any info on William Sinclair/Ann Dunnet(Dinnet) would be greatly appreciated. They had 3 children: William, Isabel, and Robert all born in Kirkwall & St. Ola around 1750.

Thank you,
Jim Simpson

  • Posted by Jackie Miller on March 19, 19101 at 15:37:06:

    In Reply to: Sinclair/Dunnet(Dinnet) posted by Jim Simpson on August 13, 19100 at 12:58:31:

    : Any info on William Sinclair/Ann Dunnet(Dinnet) would be greatly appreciated. They had 3 children: William, Isabel, and Robert all born in Kirkwall & St. Ola around 1750.

    : Thank you,
    : Jim Simpson

    Jim, sorry that I don't have any info on the Sinclair/Dunnet line but I was wondering what your connection to the Simpson line is. My line is the Simpson/Garrioch line from Flotta, Orkney

    Maybe we are connected thru your other line?

    regards, Jackie

     


Posted by Karl Cooper on August 13, 19100 at 16:44:37:

Check out this site: www.old-maps.co.uk for detailed maps of Orkney from circa 1882, you will need to know approximate locations and district names to pinpoint houses.

 


Posted by Leslie Gries on August 19, 19100 at 11:43:42:

American descendants of the Taylor family are having a reunion in Beatrice, NE, USA on Sept. 3rd, 2000. We would love to hear from any other descendants abroad. We are descendants of a group of brothers who came to America from Orphir around 1850. My g-g-grandfather was John Taylor b. 3/15/1826 in Orphir. His parents were Robert Taylor b. 1796 and Barbara Hay and his grandparents were Magnus Taylor b. 1753 Hangaback, Scotland and Catherine Garrioch b. 1760.

 


Posted by Penny Schott on August 21, 19100 at 11:45:37:

Looking for info on my GGrandmother Jane I. Guthrie born Feb.17,1858 in Newcastle England. Her father was Thomas Guthrie,Mother unk first name last Buchanan
Jane had a brother Thomas Guthrie who married Eva
The parents came from Orkney Island but not sure just what town.Any help would be appreciated.
Penny
tepo10@aol.com

 


Posted by Katherine Kemp on August 23, 19100 at 20:43:55:

In Reply to: Ritchie/Ritchey Surname posted by Brenda Campbell Brown on March 26, 19100 at 00:44:44:

: I am researching the above mentioned. I have different versions of where the Ritchies/Ritcheys emigrated from. One version says the name originated in Scotland, another says they came to Pennsylvania/Virginia from England, etc.

: Should anyone have any information on a James Ritchie, Alexander Crockett Ritchie who went to the US, please email me at:

: brenda@gcis.

: Thanks

My maiden surname is Ritchie. You will find that there are a lot of Ritchies in the north-east of Scotland. The Ritchies are a sect of the Clan MacIntosh which was located in the noth-eastern area of Scotland before the days of the Scottish Highland Clearances. Sincerely, Katherine Kemp

 


Posted by Pam Robb on August 25, 19100 at 01:33:08:

On 17th October 1807 at Lochwinnoch,Renfrew,Scotland, Mary Brodie married Hamilton Robb.
Could anyone tell me if there were any children to this marriage, or continue this line for me.
Pam Robb. N.Z.

 


Posted by Roy Flett on September 02, 19100 at 11:54:30:

I am interested in any information on my Irvine / Nicolson ancestors from Shapinsay:

Thomas Nicolson m. Jannet Heddle 1774, Shapinsay
Thomas Nicolson m. Margaret Shearer 1789, Shapinsay
William Nicolson m. Elizabeth Irvine 1846, Shapinsay
Mary Nicolson m. James Barnett 1867, Kirkwall
James Irvine m. Elspeth Heddle 1781, Shapinsay
Magnus Irvine m. (1) Margaret Bain 1818, Kirkwall
(2) Elizabeth Work

 


Posted by Tom King on September 02, 19100 at 15:06:51:

Researching the Kings from Sanday and trying to trace William (Billy) King who emigrated with his family to Canada from Sandquoy Sanday possibly 1920's. I do not know which part of Canada the family settled in but would be interested in any information regarding the family

  • Posted by Tom King on September 07, 19100 at 16:37:03:

    In Reply to: William King posted by Tom King on September 02, 19100 at 15:06:51:

    : Researching the Kings from Sanday and trying to trace William (Billy) King who emigrated with his family to Canada from Sandquoy Sanday possibly 1920's. I do not know which part of Canada the family settled in but would be interested in any information regarding the family

    Since posting the above message I now have some more information regarding William King. He was married to Jessie Tulloch and had the following family:- Lida, Rona(probably known as Vera),Netta, Winifred and Muriel there may also have been Tom. William's father was Tom King married to a Margaret Tulloch and they had also stayed at Sandquoy. Tom King was a brother of my great grandfather who lived at Lopness, Sanday.
    Any information regarding the family would be helpful.

     


Posted by Susan Wann on September 04, 2000 at 09:44:02:

Thomas James Millon born Orkney Island about 1805,
was a sea captain who sailed to Australia and
New Zealand in the 1830s.
Looking for information about him and about
the Millon family.

 


Posted by Art Mackay on September 07, 19100 at 09:10:08:

Does anyone have information on The Reverand Harry McRae or Elizabeth Williams who both lived in the Troon area in Scotland around 1927. Please e-mail Art at
armacka@ngco.com

 


Posted by Karen Watkins on September 07, 19100 at 23:19:20:

Has anyone found sources about Travellers on Orkney? The Scottish Book of Surnames says that the Feas are gypsies rather than Scottish. I'm curious about the nature of their lifestyle on Orkney.

  • Posted by Ptolemy MacPhee on April 21, 19101 at 20:56:00:

    In Reply to: Travellers/"Gypsies" (Fea) on Orkney? posted by Karen Watkins on September 07, 19100 at 23:19:20:

    The MacPhees are Scottish. Their name MaelDubhsith means "son of the dark fairy" and they are one of the oldest clans in Scotland. The reason they are travellers is that in the 1600s the clan chief was murdered and the clan dispersed.

     


Posted by A.S.C. on September 10, 19100 at 15:46:16:

In Reply to: IRVINE/NICOLSON FAMILIES OF SHAPINSAY posted by Roy Flett on September 02, 19100 at 11:54:30:

: I am interested in any information on my Irvine / Nicolson ancestors from Shapinsay:

: Thomas Nicolson m. Jannet Heddle 1774, Shapinsay
: Thomas Nicolson m. Margaret Shearer 1789, Shapinsay
: William Nicolson m. Elizabeth Irvine 1846, Shapinsay
: Mary Nicolson m. James Barnett 1867, Kirkwall
: James Irvine m. Elspeth Heddle 1781, Shapinsay
: Magnus Irvine m. (1) Margaret Bain 1818, Kirkwall
: (2) Elizabeth Work 17 June 1853
in Shapinsay but: Are you sure it was the same Magnus?

 


Posted by Patti Flynn Heimsness on September 10, 19100 at 23:41:48:

Does the name Byas appear anywhere in your family tree? I am trying to find a connection for my William Byas Irvine to anything human.
Can you help?
I believe he was born in 1843 in Kirkwall. So far, have found neither parent nor sibling for this poor orphan!
Patti Flynn Heimsness
sapwcbtp@home.com

 


Posted by Faye Dunn on September 15, 19100 at 08:13:38:

I am searching for any information about George Dunn who married Margaret Mann in the Shetland Islands. They had a son Peter Dunn who married Margaret McKerral.
If anyone can help me with any information about the above people or any Dunn's from Shetland I would be most grateful.

 


Posted by Richard Johnston on September 20, 19100 at 12:19:02:

Looking for connections to my Orkney ancestors...I have lots more than this but this is my direct line:


John Johnston (b1704 Kirkwall, Orkney) married Ursulla Flett

their son
Harry Johnston (b 31 May 1730, Orphir, Orkney) married Barbara Isbister
5 Dec 1758, in Orphir, Orkney

their son
Peter Johnston (b 1755, Orkney) married Elspet Sutherland b abt 1771 Walls, Orkney

their son
William Johnston (b 1793 Walls, Orkney) married Ann MacKay
22 Sep 1814 in Skaill, Reay, Caithiness, Scotland

their son
John Johnston (b 12 Jul 1834, Walls, Orkney) married Jessie Johnston
11 Mar 1858 in Flotta, Orkney, Scotland

their son
Donald Johnston b 1 Nov 1868, Walls, Orkney
married Ann Lyon
31 Dec 1895, Graemsay, Orkney

their son
James Johnston b 1 May 1899, Aberdeen, Scotland
married Bessie Burnet
30 Sep 1940 in Ont.

their son
Raymond Johnston (b 18 Dec 1941, Branchton, Ont.) married Shirley Hollinger
15 Sep 1964, Cambridge, Ont.

their son, (me)
Richard Johnston (1 Aug 1967 Cambridge, Ont.) married Sarah Moore.
17 Oct 1998, Guelph, Ont.


Other Orkney family names of interest:
Sutherland, Linklater, Bews, Isbister, Mackay, Heddle

 Id also be happy to field any questions or share gedcoms I have
Finding it difficult to trace Margaret Johnsdaughter who married Hans Halcrow around 1765
Thought with your Johnston name you might advise


Posted by Evelyn LeBlanc on September 25, 19100 at 16:21:29:

Does anyone know of Alexander Ross, born Inverness, N.S.
July 25, 1910? He apparently left home at the age of 15.
He had sisters Katherine, Carolyn, and maybe a brother Mitchell.
Alexander Ross is my father and I have no info on him other than
that he was born in Inverness or near Margaree Corner.
Any info would be appreciated

 


Posted by Evelyn LeBlanc on September 25, 19100 at 16:21:36:

Does anyone know of Alexander Ross, born Inverness, N.S.
July 25, 1910? He apparently left home at the age of 15.
He had sisters Katherine, Carolyn, and maybe a brother Mitchell.
Alexander Ross is my father and I have no info on him other than
that he was born in Inverness or near Margaree Corner.
Any info would be appreciated

 


Posted by Debbie Works Bovard on October 15, 19100 at 16:44:06:

I am related to Joseph Works, born abt 1760. I believe that Joseph's father was John Works, born abt. 1734. His father was Alexander Work, married abt 1729. I know that my family came from the Orkney Islands but I think they were in Ireland for a while. If you have any information, please contact me. Thank you.

  • Posted by Jackie Work on January 19, 19101 at 15:55:49:

    In Reply to: Work/Works history posted by Debbie Works Bovard on October 15, 19100 at 16:44:06:

    Dear Debbie...my husbands family are Work... they can trace back to around the 1800s...we have siblings Robert Work c.1820 and Isabel Work c.1817 who were the children of Robert Work and Marjory Grieve married in 1815. We can't seem to find records of Robert Sr's parents or siblings. Perhaps you are related as he would more than likely have been born around 1780's. Robert jr immigrated to Canada in the 1830s. Isabel apparently never married. ---jackie work :-)

     


Posted by Christine Brown on October 15, 19100 at 20:17:31:

Seeking information on Mungo Clouston. I think he was the father of Jane/Jean Clouston born c1800. On Scots Origins I can find a Mungo Clouston and Peggy Liddle being the parents of Jane/Jean Clouston. The only marriage I can find of Peggy (Margaret) Liddle is to a Thomas Clouston in 1798. Is Thomas Mungo? Where did the name Mungo come from? Any help would be appreciated. Thank-you.

 


Posted by Leonard R Noakes on October 16, 19100 at 20:07:47:

Looking information on william Sangster and his decendents. I know about his 2 marriages but have no idea where he originated He is buried in Longhope Cemetery would apppreciate any leads on his birthplace and paernts names

 


Posted by Allan Steel on October 17, 19100 at 03:53:05:

I have posted my Leask family,which originated in Orkney,on my web site.Keen to hear from anyone connected to family.
http://coachhouse32.homestead.com/index.html
regards
Allan,NZ.

  • Posted by Hazel Borland on August 08, 19101 at 18:48:45:

    In Reply to: Leask family posted by Allan Steel on October 17, 19100 at 03:53:05:

    My Leask's came from Evie & Rendall, Orkney too ...but I don't see any names I recognise. However, I'll keep your page bookmarked and check back again, once I get more information

    Hazel

     


Posted by annette walls on October 17, 19100 at 08:34:44:

My grandparents - Norman Hay Walls and Mary Cumming - originated from the Orkneys. I would be very grateful for any information about how I can trace their families and ancestors. Many thanks.

 


Posted by karyn atlin on October 19, 19100 at 04:29:37:

Looking for birthplace location for above DOB 1839 Birthplace Orkney Islands married Caroline Setter. Donald was the first born child of Christine Sarah Swain and John McDonald married in Kildonan Parish, Red River Manitoba. Any info that is out there is appreciated.

  • Posted by eileen on November 27, 19100 at 22:29:53:

    In Reply to: Donald Angus McDonald posted by karyn atlin on October 19, 19100 at 04:29:37:

    : Looking for birthplace location for above DOB 1839 Birthplace Orkney Islands married Caroline Setter. Donald was the first born child of Christine Sarah Swain and John McDonald married in Kildonan Parish, Red River Manitoba. Any info that is out there is appreciated.

  • Posted by eileen on November 27, 19100 at 22:34:42:

    In Reply to: Re: Donald Angus McDonald posted by eileen on November 27, 19100 at 22:29:53:

    : : Looking for birthplace location for above DOB 1839 Birthplace Orkney Islands married Caroline Setter. Donald was the first born child of Christine Sarah Swain and John McDonald married in Kildonan Parish, Red River Manitoba. Any info that is out there is appreciated.

    You can contact me at my e-mail address for further information...Donald Angus Mcdonald was born in 1831 at the Red River Settlement (MB, CAN)
    For now, Eileen

  • Posted by rarihokwats on February 24, 19102 at 02:12:41:

    In Reply to: Re: Donald Angus McDonald posted by eileen on November 27, 19100 at 22:34:42:

    Greetings. Well, actually Donald was the fifth child -- but the first son -- of John McDonald and Sarah Swain. He was not born in the Orkneys, but rather right at St. Andrews in Manitoba, bap 15 Nov 1831 at St. Johns.

    Best regards.

    Rarihokwats

     


Posted by Cathy Whitham on October 21, 19100 at 09:05:48:

My ggg grandfather was James Harcus(Hercus) born about 1820 and he married Betsey Sinclair in Orphir in 1839.They had several children including my gg grandfather James Irving Harcus born in Stromness.They moved down to Workington in Cumbria for work. Does anyone go back from these ancestors please?

 


Posted by cathy whitham on October 21, 19100 at 09:13:19:

My ggg grandfather was James Harcus born 1820-- ish and he married Betsey Sinclair in Orphir in 1839. They had several children including my gg grandfather, James Irving Harcus who was born in Stromness in 1856. Do these people appear in anyone else's tree please-----if so do get in touch!

 


Posted by Sian Greening on October 24, 19100 at 14:53:23:

I have obtained the marriage certificate of my ancestors James Sinclair born 1798 (parents unknown)and Ann Eunson b abt 1816 (parents unknown)married 1834 in Kirkwell & St Ola. They emigrated to NZ in 1858 with their 10 (surviving) children, all born in the parish of Kirkwell and St Ola. Is anyone reseearching Sinclair or Eunson in this parish as I would love to know who their parents/siblings were.

  • Posted by Mary on November 21, 19100 at 16:00:46:

    In Reply to: Sinclair/Eunson in Kirkwall & St Ola posted by Sian Greening on October 24, 19100 at 14:53:23:

    : I have obtained the marriage certificate of my ancestors James Sinclair born 1798 (parents unknown)and Ann Eunson b abt 1816 (parents unknown)married 1834 in Kirkwell & St Ola. They emigrated to NZ in 1858 with their 10 (surviving) children, all born in the parish of Kirkwell and St Ola. Is anyone reseearching Sinclair or Eunson in this parish as I would love to know who their parents/siblings were.

    Hi,
    I have a Catharine SINCLAIR marr: 21 Jan 1790 Orphir, Orkney to Thomas TAIT. Ring any bells?
    Mary

     


Posted by Elaine Corner on October 25, 19100 at 17:15:28:

My grandfather was from the Orkney Islands I know very little
about my ancestors. My grandfather left the Orkney Islands
and settled on St. Vincent Island. My father's name is
Cyril Ian Orlando Corner.

Can anyone out ther help me??


Elaine Corner

 


Posted by Mary Tait on October 28, 19100 at 17:15:06:

Can anyone find a connection with these names?

Thomas TAIT marr: 21 Jan 1790 in Orphir
Catharine SINCLAIR
Their Children:
Peter b. 5 Sep 1790
James b. 12 Oct 1791
Thomas b. 12 Oct 1791
Magnus b. 24 Mar 1794
William b. 21 Nov 1797
Robert b. 18 Mar 1800
Nicol b. 21 Nov 1801

William (b.21 Nov 1794 - Marr:
Catherine Goudy
Their children:
James b. 1848 marr: Mary Shaw
William b. 1849

  • Posted by Lyle Fennell on November 16, 19100 at 20:56:30:

    In Reply to: Tait - Orkney posted by Mary Tait on October 28, 19100 at 17:15:06:

    It's possible I may be able to help.
    The names you have....I have, but the dates are different.
    If you wish to check this out....go to "Family Tree Maker" web site online.
    Then to find family. Enter my name LYLE GRANT FENNELL.
    You will then have a number of links to my FTM "USER HOME PAGE".
    Lets hope you can make a connection.

    Lyle

  • Posted by Mary on November 21, 19100 at 15:56:43:

    In Reply to: Re: Tait - Orkney posted by Lyle Fennell on November 16, 19100 at 20:56:30:

    Hello Lyle
    I have visited your site. Thankyou for directing me there. I am a little uncertain whether we are talking about the same Tait's though. As you said-some of the names are the same, but the dates are way off. I will have to keep searching in order to make the connections.
    Thanks
    Mary

 


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 Ann Salter on October 31, 19100 at 15:03:29:

Hi, I am trying to trace John Hewison born approx 1885. The only address I have is Mid House, West Side, Westray. I understand he ran away to sea at age 12-14.
He married Margaret McInnes and they had 3 children, Helen (who emigrated to Australia with Nell Walker and family), Margaret Teresa and John.
I hope you can help.

  • Posted by Mike Bostwick on November 06, 19100 at 09:55:27:

    In Reply to: John Hewison posted by Ann Salter on October 31, 19100 at 15:03:29:

    I have quite an extensive database on Hewison's on Westray. (My grandfather was a John Hewison born in Westray in 1896). I can find no record of a John Hewison born around 1885. And the census for 1891 does not have any listing for Hewisons living at that particular address. There is a John Hewison age 9 living with his grandparents at Midhouse in the 1881 census. His grandparents were William Rendall and Margaret. I believe that would make him born around 1872. There is a John George Hewison born 5 Jul 1870 in Kirkwall Parish who ran away to sea when quite young and ended up in Australia.(my great grandmother's brother) I am in contact with some of his descendants in Australia. I will try and trace this down more but feel free to contact me.

     


Posted by Kelly Couper on November 01, 19100 at 20:53:08:

hello,

I am searching for an James Alexander Couper
who was born on one of the Okrney Islands in
the early part of the 1900's. I am unsure of
his parents name, but I do know that he had a
sister. Anyone with information, any help would
be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Sincerely,
Kelly

 


Posted by Dianne Thomas on November 07, 19100 at 01:29:22:

Decendants of Henry Budge and his wife Ann Murray. c1788. Any help would be appreciated. Regards from Australia.

 


Posted by Sandra on November 10, 19100 at 12:43:14:

Can anyone help? William married Catherine Flett on 25 Feb. 1847.He had poss. 3 kids. David b 1857/59 (my gr. grandda) William born 1844 or 1847 and Thomas born 1862. Anything would be helpful I'm stuck.

  • Posted by gil on August 24, 19101 at 18:57:04:

    In Reply to: William Flett.Findochty posted by Sandra on November 10, 19100 at 12:43:14:

    : Can anyone help? William married Catherine Flett on 25 Feb. 1847.He had poss. 3 kids. David b 1857/59 (my gr. grandda) William born 1844 or 1847 and Thomas born 1862. Anything would be helpful I'm stuck.

    reply-- contact Grant Lodge, Elgin, Moray, for family tree info.

     


Posted by Lyle Fennell on November 16, 19100 at 20:45:59:

I am searching for information on James Tate, b. April 12, 1758 in Stromness, Orphir, Orkney, Scotland. He emigrated to Canada at a
young age and married Catherine Metisse at the Red River Settlement in present day Manitoba, Canada. He joined the Hudson's Bay
Company at Stromness in 1773. James and Catherine had 4 children...William Tate b. 1790, d. March 12, 1878 James Tate b. 1810, Joan Tate b. 1793,
and Margaret Tate b. 1810. He returned to the Orkneys to live out his final days after a lifetime of working at York Factory in present day Manitoba, Canada.
In his day it was Ruperts Land.

  • Posted by Gary Still on January 20, 19102 at 19:13:15:

    In Reply to: Orkney Tates posted by Lyle Fennell on November 16, 19100 at 20:45:59:

    Hello Lyle
    I too am trying to research the Tate\Tait line.
    Genealogy of the First Metis Nation by Sprague and
    Frye - has James TAIT born 1780 Orkneys, married
    Sarah, an Indian. James also married a Catherine:
    I have other info that seems to match somewhat.
    The people I am researching are mostly in the Red
    River settlement area.
    Perhaps we have info to exchange. How do you link
    to James TATE?
    Gary Still

     


Posted by JESSIE CAIRNEY on November 21, 19100 at 04:53:42:

INFORMATION WANTED ON NORQUOY FAMILY (JOHN WILLIAM BRASS & COLIN JOHN)

  • Posted by Phyllis Thomson Jones on November 18, 19101 at 04:21:53:

    In Reply to: NORQUOY FAMILY posted by JESSIE CAIRNEY on November 21, 19100 at 04:53:42:

    : INFORMATION WANTED ON NORQUOY FAMILY (JOHN WILLIAM BRASS & COLIN JOHN)

    My grandmother was Catherine Norquay Hourston. Her parents were Henry Hourston and Betsey Norquay. They were married in SO Ronaldsy in 1875 and Catherine was born in 1878.

     


Posted by George Gray on November 29, 19100 at 16:05:39:

The Orkney Family History Society was formed in 1997 and is run by a committee of volunteers.

We lease a small office which holds our library etc and is available for members to do their research. The office is staffed by volunteers and is open to visitors and members during set hours or by arrangement.

Our library, although small at the moment, holds a variety of information, most of which has been donated from members.
Information includes :

 The IGI for Orkney, on microfiche.
 The Old Parish Records, on microfilm.
 The Census Returns, on microfilm and transcribed onto a computer database
 Family Trees.
 Emigration and Debtors lists.
 Letters, Articles and Stories concerning Orcadians.
 Hudson Bay Company information.
 Graveyard surveys ( this is a long term project ).

It is our aim to record as much of this as possible on a database to facilitate research.

Locally we have monthly Members Evenings with a guest speaker.

We produce a newsletter 4 times a year, which is posted out, to all our members, and we also have a booklet of our members and their interests to allow members with similar interests to correspond with each other.

We can usually undertake to do research for our members who live outwith Orkney, but this is dependent on the willingness of our island members giving up their spare time to help. We also have a member who is willing to do research for members in the Library archives. We do not charge members for our research.

Genealogy is a rewarding and absorbing subject which requires a great deal of time and patience. Many of our members have been studying their family histories for many years, while others have only just started. All enjoy the detective work, especially when they pull out those surprises!

So, if you have any family links and / or subject interests in the Orkney Isles and wish to join please contact me and I will e-mail you an application form

George Gray, Orkney Family History Society
E-mail address: george.gray@unisonfree.net

The address for the Society is : Orkney Family History Society, Strynd Community Room, The Strynd, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1HG, Scotland, UK.

 


Posted by Pam Davis on December 02, 19100 at 23:43:40:

I am looking for information @ David Sinclair b. @ 1825 near Finstown.He married Lydia Wood May 15 1851. I am interested information on either family. Thank you. Pam

 


Posted by Tom King on December 07, 19100 at 15:58:12:

I received an e-mail some weeks ago from Sheryl Messier in Canada, I think she stayed in the Vancouver area but I am not sure, and she informed me that her father had come from Sanday, Orkney and wondered if I would be interested in this information.
I tried to e-mail her to say I was very interested but I had some problems sending the message and since then I have had a system crash and have lost her address.
If your out there Sheryl or anyone who knows you could you please get in touch.

 


Posted by roberta scarlett on December 09, 19100 at 10:10:16:

my grandmothers name was elisa ann wylie of newfeild,
clestrain,orkney.she was the daughter of archibald
wylie and elizabeth louttit(ms).is there anyone who
could help me.

  • Posted by my grandmothers name was stella divito she died when i was young and i would like to see if theres anythng i can possibly find on her. on February 04, 19102 at 11:28:57:

    In Reply to: finding relitives posted by roberta scarlett on December 09, 19100 at 10:10:16:

    : my grandmothers name was elisa ann wylie of newfeild,
    : clestrain,orkney.she was the daughter of archibald
    : wylie and elizabeth louttit(ms).is there anyone who
    : could help me.

  • Posted by stella divito on February 06, 19102 at 09:16:48:

    In Reply to: Re: finding relitives posted by my grandmothers name was stella divito she died when i was young and i would like to see if theres anythng i can possibly find on her. on February 04, 19102 at 11:28:57:

    My grandmother was from chicago Ill and her name is Stella Davito and she died some years ago and if anyone can help me find any information about her it would be greatly appreciatted and I have heard some information from my family that Joe Davito had some problems so I would like to find them out and see what went on w/ my grandparents.

    thank you,
    Renee Ferreri

     


Posted by roberta scarlett on December 09, 19100 at 10:16:11:

my grandmothers name was elisa ann wylie of newfeild,
clestrain,orkney.she was the daughter of archibald
wylie and elizabeth louttit(ms).is there anyone who
could help me.

 


Posted by Carole Guhrt-Klementkow on December 12, 19100 at 17:13:31:

I am looking for a James Traill, a Scottish seacaptain.
He had a daughter Mary, born in Batavia, Dutch Indies
on November 18, 1819.
She married Carol Nicolaas van Lawick. Any information
about James would be appreciated.

 


Posted by dianne thomas on December 15, 19100 at 20:26:54:

to those who sent messages re Budge f/t. please reply again. All messages have been deleted (thanks to
kids) before addresses or messages were retrieved by me. wishing everyone who reads this message a very
merry X mas and New Year.

 


Posted by Ray Cook on December 26, 19100 at 07:03:05:

Do you recognise the name?

Born 20/12/1881 place unknown but could be Orkney or Canada. Died Fort William, Ontario 30/08/1964.

Any info would be much appreciated.

 


Posted by Tom King on December 27, 19100 at 09:22:02:

Just a short message informing you of change of address
from Tom@corbielyn.freeserve.co.uk to the new one above
Thanks

 


Posted by George Millar on December 27, 19100 at 19:18:18:

I am looking for information regarding my great grandfather HENRY BUDGE born August 13, 1858 in South Ronaldsay, Orkney to Jean (Jane) Budge born April 12, 1816 and John Budge born 1813. We have alisting of Jean Budge and her son's John, William, George and Henry on the 1880 North Dakota, USA census. We can not find any info on Jeans husband John and wonder if he was deceased prior to 1880. Also have no info on how they emigrated to ND, USA.

Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.