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Posted by Bev Viner on January 01, 19102 at 10:28:57:

Looking for ancestors of Thomas John McVay b 1884 m 1907, Orillia Ontario, d Toronto 1955.His mother was a Wyngrove.Father died young Mother then married a Joseph Stoll. Tweed Green relatives used to send heather to family around Newmarket Ontario. Thomas was my g father.
Bev Viner.

 


Posted by Sandi Latuszek (Baikie) on January 03, 19102 at 01:06:38:

Have researched back to Magnus Baikie - born 1665 in Orkney Islands, Scotland. Witness at son, Magnus, wedding on 12-12-1736 to Catherine Malcomson. My grandfather, Thomas Baikie, was born 4-30-1894 and lived in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of William Baikie - born 1867 and ??? Foubister. William was the son of Henry Baikie and Mary Detrie. Anyone with any knowledge of this line of people, please contact me.
Sandi Latuszek

 


Posted by Stovy Brown on November 26, 1999 at 11:12:39:

Edward Brodie came to Phildalphia from the Orkneys in 1809. His father probably was John Brodie and his mother Christian Leavick from a christening record of Shapinsay. Edward's immigration and application for citizenship show a birthplace of Permanaugh and a birth year of 1788. Any confirmation or additional information would be most helpful. Thank you.

 


Posted by COLIN RUSSELL. on January 03, 19102 at 21:31:29:

ANY~THINK ON PETRIE FAMILY

  • Posted by John Simpson on January 04, 19102 at 01:46:53:

    In Reply to: PETRIE posted by COLIN RUSSELL. on January 03, 19102 at 21:31:29:

    : ANY~THINK ON PETRIE FAMILY

    The Petrie Family you refer to, with 14 or 15 sons. Could they come from the farm of Klondyke in Burray. Email me with any extra info you might have . Thanks, John

  • Posted by C.RUSSELL on January 03, 19102 at 21:54:32:

    In Reply to: PETRIE posted by COLIN RUSSELL. on January 03, 19102 at 21:31:29:

    : ANY~THINK ON PETRIE FAMILY

    GEORGE COLIN RENDALL PETRIE..
    BORN,MAY 1923. (ORKNEY~SOUTH RONALDSHAY)
    THERE WHERE 14 BROTHER'S...?????

     

 


Posted by Mary McGilvray on January 06, 19102 at 13:22:16:

My great grandfather David Manson born Caithness, married Betsy Davidson from Hoy, date unknown. They lived at the The Stoop, Longhope, Hoy, with their family, Jessie (my grandmother) Mary, Sinclair & Isaac. The last of the family, my Great Aunt Mary died aged 90 in 1984.
I am looking for any info on Davidsons/Mansons.

  • Posted by Mary McGilvray on February 02, 19102 at 14:48:21:

    In Reply to: Re: Manson, Longhope, Hoy, posted by Mary S McGilvray on January 31, 19102 at 02:43:39:

    Have now found my Gt Grandfather David Manson in the 1881 Census, working at Haybrake, Walls & Flotta, along with my Gt Grandmother Betsy Stewart Davidson.

    My Gt Gt Grandparents Sinclair & Janet Manson (ms Corner) and his brother Alexander and Margaret Manson (ms Green) travelled to Orkney from Canisbay, Caithness sometime between their marriage in 1847 and David's birth in 1850.

    Janet is listed as a widow in the 1881 Census. I am now trying to find the date of Sinclair's death.

     


Posted by Elizabeth Workman (Kirkness) on January 10, 19102 at 15:22:12:

My Fathers Fimily: Kirkness from Scapaflow Scotland.
My father was Peter Kirkness the brother of Charles, and Thomas maybe a George and one sister Margaret Kirkness. My father was born Jan 20 1889. He moved to Canada with his one brothers Charles to work for his Uncle Mr. Brass in Toronto. Mr Brass had a linen store and my father worked for him around 1908 to 1910 building houses on Mr. Brass property.Then Peter worked for the Railroad on the train from Toronto to Detroit MI. Around 1912 to 1913 married a wonam by the name of Henrietta Selschow had their first child in 1914 and son John Albert born Nov. 3 who died in 1934 April 24, their second child was Jean Margret born July 6 1916 who died 1996 Oct. the therd child was Elizabeth born May 9 1918 and the forth child died the day he was born 1920 his name was Peter.
My father died when I was 8 years old that was in 1926. His brothers were in the 1st World War, Charlie Died in Pashiondale France. Thomas and George were victoms of T.B. after being prisoners of war.
I have only One link and that is to a John D. Brass in N.Y.

 


Posted by HOURIE on January 13, 19102 at 02:15:56:

excerpt from a Regina, Saskatchewan newspaper of 1963

"Sask. Pioneer Dies in Regina"

"Harry HOURIE, a bronco-buster and rancher and brother of the man who captured Louis Riel after the rebellion of 1885, died in hospital here Wednesday at the age of 82.
Born in 1881 on the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River near Prince Albert, he came to Regina in 1886, went to school here and graduated into the saddle.
At rodeos across Canada and the United States he became a familiar figure in the winners circle. He operated a range on which roamed 700 horses and 300 cattle.
Mr. HOURIE was one of the last of the old-timers in this area who could say they had ridden a horse into a bar.
He was said to have faced down a man threatening to shoot him with a .32 calibre revolver.
Mr. HOURIE'S riding career came to an end in 1939 when a horse he was riding rolled on him cracking his backbone and breaking his pelvis.
Doctors said he would never walk again without crutches but he threw his crutches away in two years and manoeuvred his six foot three inch frame around with the aid of a stick."

The submitter is the wife of a great great grandson of Peter HOURIE who was the father of the above, Harry HOURIE.

 


Posted by Raleigh on January 13, 19102 at 02:53:05:

excerpt from Canadian (Saakatchewan) history records

Peter HOURIE

Camped in the Qu'Appelle Valley, Peter HOURIE and his companions watched with astonishment as a herd of shaggy black bison waded into a ford, crossed the slow-winding stream and climbed the opposing hillside. The watchers' vigil lasted a full 24 hours. The number of animals in the herd was estimated at one million. When HOURIE died in Regina at the age of 83 years, the surviving bison in all of North America numbered less than one thousand.
Peter HOURIE was born in 1827, the son of a British veteran of Waterloo and a full blooded Snake Indian woman. He grew up in the Red River Settlement and joined the service of the Hudson's Bay Company as a young man. In 1864, he choose the sight of Fort Qu'Appelle for the Hudson's Bay Company and erected the first establishment there. Later, he left the Company of Adventurers and became a free trader among the Indians. His knowledge of their ways led to employment by the government in 1874 as a special agent whose function it was to induce the Indians of Western Canada to enter into treaties for that and suceeding years. He was very sucessful in these negotiations and treaty commissioners all paid tribute to his work. Later, Mr. HOURIE acted as a confidential adviser to Indian Commissioner (later Lieutenant Governor) A. E. Forget at Regina.
During the rebellion of 1885, Peter HOURIE was employed as interpreter to General Frederick Middleton, a function which led to his being present at many of the majer engagements of the campaign. His eldest son Tom, carried dispatches for the government troops and it was to Tom, that Louis Riel surrendered at the conclusion of the hostilities.
In his later life, Peter HOURIE was in charge of agricultural instruction at the Piapot Indian reserve. He was a familiar figure in Regina when he died in 1910."

The submitter is the wife of a great great grandson of Peter HOURIE whose father John HOURIE b. circa 1779 on the Orkneys. The document from which the above information comes was handed down from a great granddaughter of Peter HOURIE (who was the mother in law of the submitter).

 


Posted by Leonie Young on January 13, 19102 at 15:33:16:

Looking for information on the Firth Cottage.
I am tracing family history and looking for info on George Thomson who married Maragaret on the 17 Mar 1843 at Firth Cottage.

 


Posted by Judy Coulter on January 13, 19102 at 21:21:16:

I am looking for any relations to the following couples who moved to Canada in or about 1845.
Simon Thomson (7959-1858) Jane Muir (1798-1861)
William Thomson (1819-1899) Mary Fotheringham (1822-1880)
Thomas Fotheringham (1786-1869) Mary Thomson (1798-1876)

 


Posted by rebecca tomison on January 18, 19102 at 00:00:00:

In Reply to: TOMISON, WILLIAM posted by JIM BLOWER on December 06, 19101 at 03:41:48:

my fathers name is william tomison, from sydney australia.
His father was from orkney islands scotland
If i find info i will forward to you

 


Posted by A.Doig on January 22, 19102 at 05:56:34:

i would like to find out more about my great grandparents,william alexander scott born 1870 approx and lived in south ronaldsay he moved to aberdeen and was a bakers stableman.We think he was born in south ronaldsay.He went on to marry Mary Knowles in aberdeen,If anyone has any information I would be grateful

 


Posted by Lori Flewwelling on January 24, 19102 at 18:20:17:

I am researching Robson in the Longhope area.
John Robson b abt1745 married Christian Thomson b abt1749. Their children James b 1771; Catharine b1778;
John b1769; Samuel b 1775; and William b 1780.

Anyone else researching please contact me.

 


Posted by Jane on January 30, 19102 at 11:47:54:

Could anyone please help in my search. I believe that my surname has been altered at some point and that it was originally Garsetter. I originally believed that the family came from the Shetland Isles but have now discovered that they moved to Fetlar (Shetland) from Birsay, Orkney.

I have no other information on them at present. Can anyone help

Thank you

 


Posted by carol on January 31, 19102 at 06:27:20:

Hi, l am trying to find any info on William and Isabella Clouston married 1812. He was a shipmaster and l believe her maiden name was Clouston too. They had a daughter Margaret Allen.

 


Posted by William Shearer on January 31, 19102 at 13:56:54:

I am looking for information on William Shearer and Margaret Laughton. They were married and there first child, William, was born 27 Feb. 1856 in Holm And Paplay, Orkney, Scotland. Three of their sons, John, Edward, and James immigrated to Portland, Oregon, USA and Edward is my grandfather.

I would appreciate any information concerning William and Margaret, their ancestors, and descendence.

 


Posted by Cindy Brown on February 01, 19102 at 22:12:25:

I qam looking for the parnets of James Brown born around 1800. Here is my family line:
James Brown born?
Married Elizabeth Adamson
Children:
Adam born 1818 Edinburg, Midlothian, Scotland
Margaret born 1826 Dysart, Fife, Scotland
William born 1828 Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland
Isabella born 1833
Peter Adamson born 1835 South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Jemima born 1839 South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Thomas Adamson born 1837 South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Married: Suzie Margaret Mein born 1839 in Edinburg Parish,
Edinburg, Midlothian, Scotland
Children:
Susan born ? Glasgow, Scotland died: Connecticut married: Jacob
Jack born 1858 in Edinburg, Scotland died: Jamaica, NY
James born 1864 in Southend, Argylee, Scotland died: Bridgeport, Connecticut married: May
Mary Bruce Polly born 1865 in Southend, Argyll, Scotland died: Florida. married: Henderson
Maggie Mein Margaret born 1867 in Edinburg, Scotland died: Connecticut. married: Adamson
Helen born 1870 in Leith, Scotland married: George Watson
Thomas born 1875 in Dalkeith, Scotland died: Connecticut
William born in Glasgow, Scotland died: Chicago, Illinois. married: Maggie Johnston

George Mein Brown I born 1872 Dalkeith, Scotland
Married: Mary Agnes Johnston born 1871 in Antrim, Ulster
Providence, Ireland died: Brooklyn, NY
Children:
v George Mein Brown II born 1894 in New York died: NY

 


Posted by Sue Holland on February 19, 19102 at 12:57:50:

Looking for any relations or information on Scott, Muir, Sinclair, and Wallace. This is what I know so far(am very new to geneology so please forgive):

Father: Thomas Scott (Farmer)
Mother: Jane(Jean) Sinclair
Married 8 Nov 1834 Kirkwall

Children:
William (1835), Jane (1837), John(1840), Mary(1845), Anne(1849)

Father: William Scott (Farmer)Born: 3 Nov 1835
Mother: Betsy Muir Born: 1841
Married: 5 Mar 1863

Children:
William Scott 1865

Betsy Muir's parents were William Muir and Catherine Wallace married 12 Dec 1834 in Sanday
Betsy's Siblings were: Janet Gold(1835/6) Andrew (1839)William(1844) Catherine(1847) Margaret (1858)

That is all I have at the moment. I would love to hear from anyone with more info or someone who is a distant relation.


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

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

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

Billie


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


Posted by 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 on April 08, 19102 at 19:44:27:

    In Reply to: Re: Donald Angus McDonald posted by rarihokwats on February 24, 19102 at 02:12:41:

    : 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

    Was John MacDonald born in the Orkney?? What connection is he to the MacDonalds in Orkney


osted by Patricia Folster on February 26, 19102 at 15:01:50:

In Reply to: Re: Folster posted by Kevin Rowley on August 06, 19101 at 22:30:56:

My name is Folster, my father's name is Curtis Folster, and his father's name was Robert Folster who was from Saskatchewan, but had settled there. His motherm came from Europe but from where I do not know. Feel free to email me

: I have a John Folster br 1832 in Orkney Scotland. He married a Margaret Ann perhaps Johnson in Northumberland abt 1855. They had 6 children, one a Charles David Folster br 1866 married a Isabella Brand in 1890.
: Regards Kevin

  • Posted by Grant Jewellers on April 03, 19102 at 16:08:28:

    In Reply to: Re: Folster posted by Patricia Folster on February 26, 19102 at 15:01:50:

    : My name is Folster, my father's name is Curtis Folster, and his father's name was Robert Folster who was from Saskatchewan, but had settled there. His motherm came from Europe but from where I do not know. Feel free to email me

    : : I have a John Folster br 1832 in Orkney Scotland. He married a Margaret Ann perhaps Johnson in Northumberland abt 1855. They had 6 children, one a Charles David Folster br 1866 married a Isabella Brand in 1890.
    : : Regards Kevin

    Looking for a copy of the Folster family crest for a customer of the same name. Any sugggstions?


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Posted by Timothy Cromarty on March 10, 19102 at 04:08:01:

In Reply to: CORRIGALL>Canada>Maniwaki, Quebec>Saskatchewan posted by Marybeth Corrigall on October 18, 19101 at 13:54:25:

: Searching for descendants of James CORRIGALL, b. 1852 Harray, Orkney, Scotland, and Jane McARTHUR b. ???, Quebec[?] Canada. Would like to learn when James arrived in Canada; probably ca. 1872--1880. Son of James CORRIGALL and Mary TULLOCH, of Harray, Orkney, Scotland. Did any other siblings come with James? What port of entry, and name of ship did he arrive on?

Hello, My mother Evelyn Cromarty is the geneologist in our family, I believe there are Corrigall's who married Cromarty's in Saskatchewan, and she amy have this info in her family tree maker program.


Posted by Timothy Cromarty on March 10, 19102 at 04:11:55:

In Reply to: South Ronaldsay Families posted by Peter Mathieson on August 26, 19101 at 15:19:00:

: Seeking info on the following South Ronaldsay families - Mathieson, Swannie, Omand, Norquay (South Ronaldsay and Swona)and Scott(Shapinsay).

My Grandfather Samuel Cromartie B 1907 was raised by the Omand family in Saskatchewan Canada, My mother Evelyn Cromarty may have some helpfull info for you.

 


Posted by Timothy Cromarty on March 10, 19102 at 04:14:31:

In Reply to: Re: South Ronaldsay Families posted by Phyllis Thomson Jones on November 18, 19101 at 04:15:35:

: : Seeking info on the following South Ronaldsay families - Mathieson, Swannie, Omand, Norquay (South Ronaldsay and Swona)and Scott(Shapinsay).

: My grandmother was Catherine Norquay Hourston. Her parents were Henry Hourston and Betsy Norquay.
: Catherine was born in 1878 and her parents were married in 1875.

Hello, My Grandfather was raised by the Omand family, in Saskatchewan Canada, My mother Evelyn Cromarty at the email address above may be able to give you some info.

 


Posted by Archie Phillips on March 11, 19102 at 00:25:00:

John Philp or Phillips-I'm looking for the descendents of John Philp(b:1815) who married Margaret Spence(b:1811) in 1839, Birsay, Orkney Islands. They had eight kids, and they lived at Newbigging, and a place called Skedge, Birsay, Orkney Islands. The kids that I have traced are: (all births and marriages are in Birsay, Orkney Islands) Helen Philp(b:1840)married Peter Johnston in 1863. William Philp(b:1842),moved to Canada in 1862 as an employee of the HBC, it was at this time he chagned his name to "Phillips". William married Charlotte Lambert in 1866 at Fort Ellice and they had eleven kids. Their kids were Jack, Margaret married Joe Kirkness, Nellie married Charlie Eden, Jemima married Albert Settee, Catherine married Willie Taylor, Archibald married Katie Hourie, Annie married Malcolm McRae, Joseph, Alex or Tom, Christine married Perk Pearson. Isabel Kirkness Philp(b:1849) moved to Canada, I don't think she ever married. John Spence Philp(b:1846), status unknown Margaret Taylor Philp(1844), Status unknown Mary Spence Philp(b:1848), married Thomas Philp in 1871 Jean Moar Philp(b;1851), married William Harper in 1875 Jamina Philp(b:1855), status unknown If there were other childern, unknown. I'm trying to find out what happened to John and Margaret and the rest of the family? I have found out that Helen was living with her uncle and aunt in 1851. So something must have happened to her family. (John Philp's parents were: William Philp (b:1778) and Jean Folster(b:1780) and they were married in 1807) (Margaret Spence's parents were: William Spence and Hannah Mowat) William's parents were, George Philp(1749) and Catherine Taylor(1753) and they married 1775 So any information will be most welcomed. Looking for Ms. Ballantyne who emailed me information about the above family, I lost your email address, please email me again

 


Posted by Archie on March 12, 19102 at 18:45:45:

I'm looking for the guy who lefLooking for background on William Sinclair, born about 1766 on the island of Pomona near Stomness, Orkney Is. Went to Canada with the Hudson's Bay Company in 1782 and married Margaret (Nahovway) Norton. William died 4-20-1818 at York Factory, Manitoba. Anything further about his parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
John Hirst
Dillon, MT USA - t the following message"
email me at : carphillips@hotmail.com

 


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

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

 


Posted by J. Buchanan on March 17, 19102 at 12:55:43:

Looking for a link--
Goldie (Laurence) & Thomson (Helen)- from Orkneys -moved to Leith near Edinburgh in 1815?? any help appreciated,thanx, JB

 


Posted by lesley powell on March 17, 19102 at 14:07:32:

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 Barbara Gessner on March 17, 19102 at 22:15:41:

In Reply to: Re: Omand, James to HBC circa 1800 posted by Joanne Wagner on September 06, 19101 at 21:12:29:

: : James Omand married "Jane Brown", daughter Ann Omand married Wm. Robt. Smith, HBC clerk, in Norway House, Manitoba,about 1850.

: : Any record of James Omand in Orkney Islands?

: I am a descendant of James Omand and Jane Brown. You might try the Archives and see if they have the book called "The Native Link" by Rupert Leslie Taylor. Part of the Omand family tree is in this book and also a lot more information about the Omands. Thomas and Anne Melvil had sons named James, Thomas, Samuel and Joseph.

 


Posted by Barbara Gessner on March 17, 19102 at 22:17:13:

In Reply to: Re: Omand, James to HBC circa 1800 posted by Joanne Wagner on September 06, 19101 at 21:12:29:


I found your query on the Orkney web site. I am currently chairing a
committee that is trying to locate descendants of HBC employees who
settled in and round the Red River Settlement prior to and after the
amalgamation of 1821. We are planning a reunion of these descendants
in
the summer of 2005 at Lower Fort Garry in conjunction with the Site's
175 anniversary. I have on my list of employees who settled in this
area, from the 1835 census, an Alexander and William Birston; John &
William Irvine from the 1870 census, and six Mowats also from the 1870
census. There are currently 3 Birstons living in Selkirk and 7 in
Winnipeg; 5 Kirkness in Selkirk, 15 in Winnipeg and 3 in Lockport; 1
Irvine in Selkirk, 1 in Lockport, and 50+ in Winnipeg; 5 Mowatt in
Selkirk, 1 in Lockport and 40 in Winnipeg although some are spelled
with
"tt"; and 5 Kirkness in Selkirk, 15 in Winnipeg and 3 in Lockport.
Please let me know if the people from the 1835 and 1870 census are
indeed part of your family tree. Thank. Look forward to hearing from
you.

Barbara Gessner

 


Posted by Barbara Gessner on March 17, 19102 at 22:25:53:

I am chairing a committee that is planning a reunion of descendants of HBC employees who settled in and around the Red River Settlement prior to and after the amalgamation in 1821 or who worked at Lower Fort Garry from its beginnings to 1911. The reunion is planned for the summer of 2005 at Lower Fort Garry in conjunction with the Site's 175th anniversary. If you are a descendant of one of these employees please contact me. Thanks.

 


Posted by David Fielder on March 18, 19102 at 12:28:33:

Were (are) these neighboring villages in the same Orkney parish? I seem to have Spence and Flett ancestors from both. Thanks

 


Posted by Robert Robertson on March 19, 19102 at 21:10:40:

I am interested in the migration of tinker and traveller families (tinsmiths). Any help, stories or information would be helpful. Common names include;
Newlan(d)s, Higgins, McFie (McFee), Stewart, Jamieson, Hutchison, (Perhaps others?)

 


Posted by brian peace amos on March 21, 19102 at 16:01:52:

i live in edinburgh, scotland my great grandfather
was james william peace born 1875, died 1942
in mission city bc, canada he was born in kirkwall
and left scotland with his second wife winnifred
(sorry no maiden name) i dont know if they had any children but would like to find out.
i dont know if they left together or he met her in canada can anybody help

 


Posted by allie on March 25, 19102 at 18:46:55:

In Reply to: info on Alexander Ross 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 A Doig on March 26, 19102 at 08:05:03:

Have found relatives born in gearth South Ronaldsay,can anyone help?,is gearth a village or a house name? I cant find it on any maps.


Posted by V Moar on March 26, 19102 at 13:53:48:

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

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

 


Posted by Debbie on May 18, 19102 at 19:05:51:

In Reply to: Re: Research surname Moar posted by V Moar on March 26, 19102 at 13:53:48:

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

This is my line:
My grandfather was John Peter Moar born Oct. 18, 1892 married Mary Ann Hatten.

Great grandfather was John George Moar born abt. 1852 married Elizabeth Ann Eshkakapo (she went by the last name Mark) Sept. 18, 1886 in Waswanipi, Quebec. They had 4 children: Margaret Agnes married Richard Linklater, Thomas married Violet King, Charles married Pearl? and my grandfather John "Jack"

GGgrandfather was Peter Moar died abt. 1900 married Nancy Alder and had 7 children: Mary married Isaac Hunter, Elizabeth married John Mark, Annie married Kenneth McLeod, Ellen had a son named Thomas, Hattie, Andrew Thomas and John George.

GGGgrandfather was Andrew Moar born between 1760 - 1767 in Birsay, Orkney Islands. He had 4 sons. I don't have his wife's name. Sons were Peter, Robert, Thomas born abt. 1802 and John born abt. 1804.

I have Andrew's and Peter's Bio sheet from the Hudsons Bay Company. Do any of these people fit with what you have on your family.

 


Posted by John The Survivor on March 26, 19102 at 22:50:04:

I'm looking for information about the Scotish son of a bitch named John Ross who knocked up my ggggrandmother up 14 times then left "14 little brown buggers" in the wilderness of Canada to fend for themselves.
I want to piss on his grave.

 


Posted by A Doig on March 27, 19102 at 05:46:32:

I have found relatives who were born in Gearth South Ronaldsay, can anyone tell me if Gearth is a village,or could it be a house name?My relatives were Wards.


Posted by Christopher Orkney on March 29, 19102 at 21:44:49:

CAN ANYONE HELP WITH HOW I HAVE MY LAST NAME?

 


Posted by lorraine oman on April 01, 19102 at 17:49:12:

trying to find some information on the oman surname. believe it orginated in sweden but not sure. can anyone help please

 


Posted by Garson Barry on April 01, 19102 at 22:32:53:

David Garson m. Janet Bowerearly 1800's.Colin Harvey St.ClairGarson b.1838 m.Helen Calder b.1866 AUST.
Seeking more info.Will be in the Orkneys last week in July.

 


Posted by Laurie Fraser on April 02, 19102 at 21:41:40:

John FRASER died Stepney,London June 1857, born Orkney 1780. Christened Parish Church of Kirkwall & St Ola 12 October 1780. Father James FRASER, mother Isobel nee FEA. Siblings :- Jean FRASER b 1774, James FRASER b 1775, Anne FRASER b 1778, Mary FRASER b 1783, Wemyss FRASER b 1785, Isabel FRASER b 1789, David FRASER b 1791. Any information on this family would be of great help.

 


Posted by Laurie Fraser on April 02, 19102 at 21:53:57:

John FRASER died Stepney,London June 1857, born Orkney 1780. Christened Parish Church of Kirkwall & St Ola 12 October 1780. Father James FRASER, mother Isobel nee FEA. Siblings :- Jean FRASER b 1774, James FRASER b 1775, Anne FRASER b 1778, Mary FRASER b 1783, Wemyss FRASER b 1785, Isabel FRASER b 1789, David FRASER b 1791. Any information on this family would be of great help.


Posted by Grant Jewellers on April 03, 19102 at 16:05:51:

In Reply to: Re: Folster posted by Kevin Rowley on August 06, 19101 at 22:28:43:

: : : I would like to here from anyone who is familiar with the name of Folster.


We ahve a customer by the name of Folster, we are currently looking for a family crest for him, any suggestions. He may want to contact you directly if you wish to send us your e.mail address.
Thank you

 


Posted by Liz Foulis on April 05, 19102 at 09:44:19:

Looking for information on the parents of, William Foulis Born?. Married Burger abt 1782 in Papa Westray , they had 7 children that i can find, Margaret born 1782, Margaret born 1784, Oliver born 1785, John born 1788, Mary born 1791, Ann born 1795 and Jane (Jean/ Janis )born 1798 would welcome any information on any of the names mentioned.


Posted by Marla Druzgal on April 05, 19102 at 14:27:51:

I am cross-referencing several gen-forums which include surnames of Work Family descendants. Please disregard this message if you are not a Work Family descendant. Thank you and sincere good luck with your own searches.

My name is Marla Druzgal. I am a Work descendent, and am currently compiling data for Volume III of the Work Family History. Volumes I and II were written, as you probably know, by Von Gail Hamilton. I have received Mrs. Hamilton's consent to continue this wonderful family tree in a 3rd volume, and would love to learn about your families for inclusion.

If you are interested in submitting your own family information for inclusion in Volume 3, or you wish to be included on the mailing list for updates or to be contacted about purchasing the finished volume, please e-mail me:

If you have already submitted information to Mrs. Hamilton, you don't need to re-submit unless anything has changed.

marladruzgal@hotmail.com
Alternate: alexthedog@forcomm.net

I prefer the first, because I can retrieve your e-mails from the road.

Looking forward to hearing from you and recording your story for your descendents. If you want to confirm my lineage or my sincerity, please do so. I am very serious about the ethics and integrity of genealogical research.

Love Marla

 


Posted by Sharon Joseph on April 06, 19102 at 05:54:21:

In Reply to: Re: Euphemia Laughton Brown posted by Jack Harcus on August 04, 19101 at 11:51:18:

: : My gt,gt,gt grandmother is given as Euphemia Lorton Brown from Scotland.
: : Family folklore says the family came from the Western isles.

: : I think she was probably the Euphemia Laughton Brown born on Stromness in 1833.Daughter of William Brown and Betty Esson.
: : Does anyone have any information on this family and if any of them moved to London please.

: The names suggest you should be looking in the Orkney Islands

James Brown is the brother to your Euphemia i have just found out would love to share he went to Australia.


Posted by Cathy on April 08, 19102 at 19:50:19:

Looking for any family of the MacDonalds of South Ronaldsay or Burray.
William MacDonald married Barbara Groundwater
Grace MacDonald married John Robertson
Mary MacDonald married William Anderson
They also had an aunt and uncle that I know of living there James and Ann MacDonald and a son to them John MacDonald who died there in 1858

Any connection to this family or any other MacDonald family (as I believe these ones in South Ronaldsay are related) I would love to hear from

 


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

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

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

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

 


Posted by Ann Marie Towell on April 09, 19102 at 21:59:37:

In Reply to: HOURIE posted by Raleigh on January 13, 19102 at 02:53:05:

: excerpt from Canadian (Saakatchewan) history records

: Peter HOURIE

: Camped in the Qu'Appelle Valley, Peter HOURIE and his companions watched with astonishment as a herd of shaggy black bison waded into a ford, crossed the slow-winding stream and climbed the opposing hillside. The watchers' vigil lasted a full 24 hours. The number of animals in the herd was estimated at one million. When HOURIE died in Regina at the age of 83 years, the surviving bison in all of North America numbered less than one thousand.
: Peter HOURIE was born in 1827, the son of a British veteran of Waterloo and a full blooded Snake Indian woman. He grew up in the Red River Settlement and joined the service of the Hudson's Bay Company as a young man. In 1864, he choose the sight of Fort Qu'Appelle for the Hudson's Bay Company and erected the first establishment there. Later, he left the Company of Adventurers and became a free trader among the Indians. His knowledge of their ways led to employment by the government in 1874 as a special agent whose function it was to induce the Indians of Western Canada to enter into treaties for that and suceeding years. He was very sucessful in these negotiations and treaty commissioners all paid tribute to his work. Later, Mr. HOURIE acted as a confidential adviser to Indian Commissioner (later Lieutenant Governor) A. E. Forget at Regina.
: During the rebellion of 1885, Peter HOURIE was employed as interpreter to General Frederick Middleton, a function which led to his being present at many of the majer engagements of the campaign. His eldest son Tom, carried dispatches for the government troops and it was to Tom, that Louis Riel surrendered at the conclusion of the hostilities.
: In his later life, Peter HOURIE was in charge of agricultural instruction at the Piapot Indian reserve. He was a familiar figure in Regina when he died in 1910."

: The submitter is the wife of a great great grandson of Peter HOURIE whose father John HOURIE b. circa 1779 on the Orkneys. The document from which the above information comes was handed down from a great granddaughter of Peter HOURIE (who was the mother in law of the submitter).

I'm also descended from John Hourie and was curious about some of your information.My family also was told that John Hourie's wife Margaret was a Snake Indian but the only records I've found list her as Cree.Also that info that John was veteran of Waterloo I hadn't seen before.I'd be very interested in hearing more about where this info came from.Thanks, Ann Marie

 


Posted by Cornblue on April 13, 19102 at 09:13:13:

I am searching for James Brown, who was formerly in the merchant navy and recently worked for the prudential insurance company in Kirkwall, he is now believed to be living in Stenness. Any help in this search would be appreciated.

 


Posted by Deborah Robertson on April 14, 19102 at 20:40:48:

Looking for information on Robert Andrew Robertson and Jessie Smith Wylie, my grandparents. They would have been born in the late 1800s I believe and came to Hamilton, Ontario Canada sometime before 1920. I don't know if they came to Canada together or alone and met here.

 


Posted by Roy Wallace Simison on April 16, 19102 at 14:00:50:

If anyone has any info on John & Andrew Simison Two brothers John Born about 1736 they came to Pa about 1740 1750 possibly with a sister and possibly via Ireland John married Catharine Elder Andrew married Elizabeth her sister Andrew being the older brother please contact me Roy W Simison


Posted by Jack Bruce Cameron on April 20, 19102 at 22:10:27:

Benjamin Bruce, born circa 1770, Parish of Walls, Flotta, Orkney, son of William Bruce and Margaret Wilson. They immegrated to Canada and Benjamin married an Indian women named Mathilda. Looking for ancestors and information back to the Orkneys--visiting there late summer of 2002.


Posted by Cliff Johnson on April 22, 19102 at 00:28:02:

Looking for information about William Spence b. October 28, 1722 and was married to Janet Alleine. I believe they were from the Orkney Islands.

The father of William Spence is Magnus Spence who was married to Margaret Johnston.

Looking for more complete information William and Janet and the parents of Magnus and Margaret.

Thanks in advance for any help.

 


Posted by Barbara Moodie on April 22, 19102 at 17:29:03:

In Reply to: moodies posted by margy campbell on August 30, 19101 at 11:36:02:

: am interested in moodies from sanday island - both offspring as well as previous lineage to johm moodie 9 born 1800) married to mary thomson (born 1800) - married 1926 in sanday - i believe these were my great great grandparents

 


Posted by Elaine Mattsen on April 25, 19102 at 16:47:48:

My grandmother was Hannah Sarah Wilson who died 1970's in Auckland NZ and her family originated from Orkneys. I believe that there are many of this family still there. Any information appreciated. Wanting his actual birthplace.


Posted by David Fielder on April 25, 19102 at 21:48:39:

Robert Despenser, Robert the Bursar, was William the Conqueror's quartermaster in 1066 at Hastings. The name evolved as Spence in the Orkneys and Spencer in England over time. Are there any Orkney-linked Spences (especially Birsay) who have traced their families back to Robert? I'd like to talk to them.

 


Posted by Karen Gardner on April 28, 19102 at 16:45:17:

I am looking for information about siblings Jane or James (b.6/1/1812) Mathieson of Kirkwall, Orkney. Jane married William Scott in 1842 and James Married Jane Hourston in 1847. Their Parents were James Mathieson and Betsy Stevenson.

 


Posted by Mimi Malcolm on May 04, 19102 at 10:06:15:

I am looking for an ALEXANDER MALCOLM, wife listed as BETTY (could be Elizabeth?) who was born circa 1780 in Wick, Caithness. In the 1841 Census Alexander MALCOLM and Betty are living outside of Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire. They both list place of birth as Wick,Caithness.
Hoping to find any Malcolm connection from this time period.
Mimi Malcolm

 


Posted by Carey Brears on May 05, 19102 at 13:34:02:

In Reply to: Re: Thomsons in South Ronaldsay posted by Judy Coulter on January 13, 19102 at 21:17:35:

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

Hello, I may have a little information on the Thompsons in South Ronaldsay. My grandmother's Grandfather was Alexander Thompson, farm manager in the parish of south ronaldsay (if that make any sense to you). He had a son by the name of Robert Thompson (my grandmother's father). Family came to Saskatchewan, Canada when Robert was 7 years old. My grandmother Annie, has since passed on but she would be about 90 years old today. I hope I helped in any small way. Hope to talk to you soon. Carey

 


Posted by Stephen King on May 06, 19102 at 16:09:47:

Hi, I am looking for a connection of the Moody surname that might be tied in with MacMudah line. The earliest of my Moody's is Cutting Moody of Massachusetts in the 1600's.

 


Posted by Margaret Minter on May 07, 19102 at 23:17:57:

My grandfather James Davidson was born in St.Ola/Kirkwall about 1856. I have no info on his parents or exact date of birth. Later moved to Aberdeenshire and became a policeman. He married Elizabeth Barron in 1891 and they had 3 children. Margaret (my mother) Katherine and James. Can anyone help me find my great grandparents names?? Any help greatly appreciated.Maggie

 


Posted by Beverley McGhie on May 08, 19102 at 03:18:34:

I am currently researching the McGhie family in Australia and have traced the patrilineal family to Orkney. However, I cannot find any McGhie's who lived on Orkney around the turn of the 19th century. Please help me. Regards. Bev.

 


Posted by alastair macleod on May 08, 19102 at 18:35:02:

In Reply to: budge of watten caithness posted by eileen semple on August 04, 19101 at 11:23:00:

: hi,
: looking to find out more about the budges of watten caithness. william budge married a christina munro in december 1843 they had william my great grandfather in 1857 and other children called christina,jock or john alexander and daisy. can anybody help me.

hi-one of my ancestors was a Budge from Watten who went to Skye to work for lord Macdonald as an armourer/blacksmith in about 1780. i will get back to you when i look this up and check my records.alastair

 


Posted by Margaret Minter on May 09, 19102 at 20:58:22:


My grandfather James Davidson was born in St.Ola/Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands about 1856. I'm looking for his parents' names and actual date of birth. Can anyone help me find my great grandparents' names? Any information would be welcome. Maggie

 


Posted by Rene Rylander on May 10, 19102 at 17:31:11:

Does anyone have a connection or information about parents / siblings / children of William Coregal Johnston, b. Finstown Orkney Scotland abt 1817 or 1819? I think he may have worked for the HBC, possibly at Ft. Vancouver. I have a photo of his headstone, but it shows year of birth as 1800. Census puts his birth at 1817. Married Ann Potter on the Oregon Trail (Ft. Hall) and lived in Marion Co., OR near Turner. I have info on descendants of oldest daughter, Barbara.

 


Posted by Fiona Pearson on May 11, 19102 at 10:09:20:

In Reply to: Re: WILLIAMSON/MacLeod posted by Tom Scott on August 09, 19101 at 16:37:50:

: Ann Williamson was sister of my Grand-mother Agnes Williamson. I have records of Williamsons from John Williamson b. abt 1759 in Shirva, Fair Isle.
WOW! Tom - I didn't revisit this site & didn't know about your response until today! (flibbertygibbert....) But I can't find your e-mail address on this message. PLEASE contact me. I'd love to hear from you re the Williamsons.
Is the John you mention the John who is Ann and Agnes's sister, who married Mary Elphinstone?
Your name rings a bell - have I been in touch with you before? I didn't know you were a descendant of Agnes Harcus though.

 


Posted by Fiona Pearson on May 11, 19102 at 10:14:34:

In Reply to: Re: WILLIAMSON/MacLeod posted by Tom Scott on August 09, 19101 at 16:37:50:

:: Ann Williamson was sister of my Grand-mother Agnes Williamson. I have records of Williamsons from John Williamson b. abt 1759 in Shirva, Fair Isle.
I'VE JUST SENT A RESPONSE BUT I CHANGED THE SUBJECT TITLE & NOW I DON'T KNOW WHERE IT'S GONE!
I've only just revisited this site - SO sorry for delay - would LOVE to hear from you, Tom Scott, (your name rings a bell?) re: Ann, Agnes and John.
Can't find your e-mail address. PLEASE do contact me by my e-mail address.

 


Posted by Fiona Pearson on May 11, 19102 at 10:17:48:

Does anyone know the 'protocol' concerning marriages in the late 1800s, where the woman had previously produced illegitimate children BUT the man she wanted to marry was NOT the father of her offspring? As the Church would still have a great influence on weddings I wondered if she would have been allowed to marry? Or was there a Registry Office in Orkney at that time?
Im interested as I have an ancestor who moved to and married in Glasgow (her children being brought up by their grandmother back in Orkney). She married a new man in her life & stated widow on her marriage certificate. I will never know if this was a means to enable her to marry or what she told her new husband....
Anyone with similar in their lineage? Or any views on illegitimacy and the poor? Has anyone found a stray or anonymous male ancestor by means of Church Records or Sherriffs Court records?
Am I allowed to ask folk's opinions here, Walt?!
Congrats on great site.

 


Posted by Cathy (Arcus) Ammlung on May 15, 19102 at 09:32:37:

In Reply to: Arcus/Harcus posted by David Harcus on April 06, 19100 at 15:41:08:

About 3 years ago, my father (Robert George Arcus, Sr.) died. A previously-unknown cousin presented my brother (Robert Jr.) and I a copy of this same geneologivcal book, "The Arcus Family Through Ten Centuries." My copy went missing when we moved, unfortunately. My brother still may have mine. I presume the gentleman from Vancouver is indeed dead./

 


Posted by Amanda Wilkerson on May 15, 19102 at 14:02:51:

I'm looking for my mother, whome i have never met.
All I know is that her maiden name is "Sharon Lyn Brewer." The only last known address I have is from my birth certificate, and it's, "(1978)Bay County, Panama City Flarida." At this time she was married to my father; "Robert Franklyn Wilkerson", but they were seperated shortly after my birth. She was "18" at the time of my birth, so she would be about,"41" now. I was born "September,14th,1978-Bay Mammorial Hospital, in Bay County, Panama City Flarida." I know this isn't much to go on, but it's all I have. If anyone has any imformation that could help me find my mother, or Mom, if you're out there please contact me at, {Mango_luv_69@hotmail.com} Thank you.

 


Posted by Amanda wilkerson on May 15, 19102 at 14:36:18:

I am looking for my mother, whome I have never met. Her maiden name is Sharon Lyn Brewer, The last known address was 1978, Bay County, Panama City, Flarida.
Sharon was 18 years old at the time of my birth, this would make her about 41 now. At the time of my birth she was married to a Robert Franklyn Wilkerson, she and my father were seperated shortly after my birth.
Again, my name is Amanda Ann Wilkerson, I was born September 14th 1978 Bay County Memmorial Hospital, Bay County, Panama City Flarida. I am 23 years old now, and I desprately wish to find my mother. If you have any imformation, or Mom, if youre out there somwere please contact me at (Mango_luv_69@hotmail.com) Thank you so much.

 


Posted by Lorrie Sudoski nee Gray on May 16, 19102 at 12:01:04:

Hi
I am looking for the family of Peter Gray of Eday born cica 1844 Parents John Gray and Janet Reid.Peter was my great-grandfather.Later moved to the Stonehaven area.Thanks Lorrie Sudoski nee Gray

 


Posted by Eleanor Marwick on May 16, 19102 at 17:32:38:

I am in the midst of tracing my family history ( of which I know very little!)
My Great, Great was a Miss Ivy Craigie , originating from 'Blackhammer' Rousey.
Any info on the above would be warmly recieved!

 


Posted by Eleanor Marwick on May 16, 19102 at 17:42:26:

I am in the midst of tracing my family history ( of which I know very little!)
I would very much appreciate any info on my Great, great Aunt - Miss Ivy Craigie, who was born and raised at Blackhammer, Rousey.
Thanks
Miss Eleanor Marwick, Glasgow, Scotland


Posted by Eleanor Marwick on May 17, 19102 at 13:28:38:

I would very much apprecaite ANY info on Blackhammer, Rousey and also on Miss Ivy Cooper Craigie.
Miss Craigie is my Great, Great, Aunt .... I am trying to trace my family history.
Thank You
Miss Eleanor Marwick, Glasgow

 


Posted by debbie mccowan on May 18, 19102 at 20:24:24:

Looking for info on James Dearness Norquay born about 1897 in Orkney Is ,left for Sydney Australia. He had a sister who stayed in Orkneys.I'm the grandaughter.

 


Posted by Hazel Borland on May 25, 19102 at 16:55:55:

Researching William Leask & Helen Harald, and their descendents.

Does this connect with any one??

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 LEASK was born Abt. 1760 in Orkney?. He married HELEN HARALD Bef. 1794 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney. She was born Abt. 1760.

Children of WILLIAM LEASK and HELEN HARALD are:
2. i. ROBERT2 LEASK, b. January 19, 1794, Evie & Rendall, Orkney; d. January 22, 1870, Evie & Rendall, Orkney.
ii. BETTY LEASK, b. October 13, 1805, Rousay & Egilshay, ORKNEY.


Generation No. 2

2. ROBERT2 LEASK (WILLIAM1) was born January 19, 1794 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney, and died January 22, 1870 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney. He married MARY HARPER February 11, 1837 in Stenness, Orkney. She was born Abt. 1821 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney, and died August 11, 1888 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney.

Children of ROBERT LEASK and MARY HARPER are:
i. JAMES3 LEASK, b. November 22, 1837.
3. ii. WILLIAM LEASK, b. July 15, 1849, Evie & Rendall, Orkney; d. Bet. 1917 - 1925, Greenock, Age 75?.
4. iii. JOHN LEASK, b. December 19, 1852, Skiddie, Rendall; d. November 23, 1893, Skiddie, Rendall.


Generation No. 3

3. WILLIAM3 LEASK (ROBERT2, WILLIAM1) was born July 15, 1849 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney, and died Bet. 1917 - 1925 in Greenock, Age 75?. He married ANN PATERSON May 10, 1869 in Greenock, Scotland. She was born Abt. 1849 in Dunbartonshire, and died October 28, 1908 in Greenock, Scotland.

Children of WILLIAM LEASK and ANN PATERSON are:
i. WILLIAM4 LEASK, b. August 29, 1872, Greenock; d. September 17, 1888, Greenock, Scotland.
ii. ANN BRYCE LEASK, b. November 17, 1874; m. JAMES BRADLEY, July 16, 1896, Temperance Institute, Greenock.
iii. MARY LEASK, b. July 29, 1876, Greenock, Scotland.
iv. ROBERT LEASK, b. Abt. 1877, Greenock, Scotland.
v. MARTHA LEASK, b. Abt. 1880; d. May 30, 1901, Greenock, Scotland.
vi. JAMES LEASK, b. Abt. 1884; d. September 28, 1902, Kilmarnock, Scotland.
vii. JOHN PATERSON LEASK, b. 1886, Greenock, Scotland; d. Bef. 1950, Greenock, Scotland; m. (1) MARY NEISH MCSKIMMING, June 30, 1916, Greenock, Scotland; d. Bef. 1950, Greenock, Scotland; m. (2) CISSY CAMPBELL, Bef. 1950.
viii. JANET LEASK, b. 1888, Greenock; d. December 4, 1888, Greenock.

4. JOHN3 LEASK (ROBERT2, WILLIAM1) was born December 19, 1852 in Skiddie, Rendall, and died November 23, 1893 in Skiddie, Rendall. He married ANN MOWAT April 6, 1880 in Kirkwall. She was born March 18, 1853 in Brim, Evie, and died August 18, 1884 in Rendall.

Children of JOHN LEASK and ANN MOWAT are:
i. JOHN JAMES4 LEASK, b. September 3, 1881, Evie & Rendall, Orkney; d. April 4, 1964, Victoria, BC CANADA; m. JOHNANNA DUGUID MOWAT, 1908, Evie, Orkney; b. April 3, 1887, Evie, Orkney; d. April 17, 1976, Victoria, BC CANADA.
ii. JAMES LEASK, d. April 4, 1960, Oak Bay, Victoria BC , CANADA.
iii. WILLIAM LEASK, d. November 22, 1918, Victoria, BC CANADA.

 


Posted by David Richardson on May 26, 19102 at 17:48:57:

I am trying to find any information on a John Flett born in the orkney islands and latter moved to Sunderland co Durum. According to his marriage Certificate he married aged 26 on the 13th August 1857. His father is listed as a Blacksmith. This I would guess would suggest he was born in 1831 (Approx). He died in Sunderland

  • Posted by John Flett on May 26, 19102 at 17:53:42:

    In Reply to: John Flett posted by David Richardson on May 26, 19102 at 17:48:57:

    : I am trying to find any information on a John Flett born in the orkney islands and latter moved to Sunderland co Durum. According to his marriage Certificate he married aged 26 on the 13th August 1857. His father is listed as a Blacksmith. This I would guess would suggest he was born in 1831 (Approx). He died in Sunderland

    Email davidrich@talk21.com


Posted by george bruce on May 26, 19102 at 19:50:41:

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

please forward site address to me, i have gail morins's url, thanks george

 


Posted by ROBERT BENKO on May 27, 19102 at 20:55:40:

I'M LOOKING FOR WILLIAM HICKS FORMALLY FROM BURLINGTON,NEW JERSEY....FATHERS NAME WAS GEORGE AS IS HIS BROTHER...MOTHERS NAME I BELIEVE TO BE JENNY...HE ALSO PLAYED GUITAR IN THE 1970'S FOR A ROCK BAND NAMED CONDOR...ANYONE KNOWING HIS WAREABOUTS PLEASE LET ME KNOW BY E-MAIL... VERY IMPORTANT ABOUT A DEATH OF OUR BEST FRIEND.....THANX,JUNIOR

 


Posted by Sylvia Shearer on May 28, 19102 at 03:51:52:

Any info on Shearer family of Tankerness or Lairds of Burray. William Shearer married Jane Laird 1929

 


Posted by Hazel Borland on June 02, 19102 at 04:57:53:

Researching William Leask & Helen Harald, and their descendents.

Does this connect with any one??

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 LEASK was born Abt. 1760 in Orkney?. He married HELEN HARALD Bef. 1794 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney. She was born Abt. 1760.

Children of WILLIAM LEASK and HELEN HARALD are:
2. i. ROBERT2 LEASK, b. January 19, 1794, Evie & Rendall, Orkney; d. January 22, 1870, Evie & Rendall, Orkney.
ii. BETTY LEASK, b. October 13, 1805, Rousay & Egilshay, ORKNEY.


Generation No. 2

2. ROBERT2 LEASK (WILLIAM1) was born January 19, 1794 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney, and died January 22, 1870 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney. He married MARY HARPER February 11, 1837 in Stenness, Orkney. She was born Abt. 1821 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney, and died August 11, 1888 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney.

Children of ROBERT LEASK and MARY HARPER are:
i. JAMES3 LEASK, b. November 22, 1837.
3. ii. WILLIAM LEASK, b. July 15, 1849, Evie & Rendall, Orkney; d. Bet. 1917 - 1925, Greenock, Age 75?.
4. iii. JOHN LEASK, b. December 19, 1852, Skiddie, Rendall; d. November 23, 1893, Skiddie, Rendall.


Generation No. 3

3. WILLIAM3 LEASK (ROBERT2, WILLIAM1) was born July 15, 1849 in Evie & Rendall, Orkney, and died Bet. 1917 - 1925 in Greenock, Age 75?. He married ANN PATERSON May 10, 1869 in Greenock, Scotland. She was born Abt. 1849 in Dunbartonshire, and died October 28, 1908 in Greenock, Scotland.

Children of WILLIAM LEASK and ANN PATERSON are:
i. WILLIAM4 LEASK, b. August 29, 1872, Greenock; d. September 17, 1888, Greenock, Scotland.
ii. ANN BRYCE LEASK, b. November 17, 1874; m. JAMES BRADLEY, July 16, 1896, Temperance Institute, Greenock.
iii. MARY LEASK, b. July 29, 1876, Greenock, Scotland.
iv. ROBERT LEASK, b. Abt. 1877, Greenock, Scotland.
v. MARTHA LEASK, b. Abt. 1880; d. May 30, 1901, Greenock, Scotland.
vi. JAMES LEASK, b. Abt. 1884; d. September 28, 1902, Kilmarnock, Scotland.
vii. JOHN PATERSON LEASK, b. 1886, Greenock, Scotland; d. Bef. 1950, Greenock, Scotland; m. (1) MARY NEISH MCSKIMMING, June 30, 1916, Greenock, Scotland; d. Bef. 1950, Greenock, Scotland; m. (2) CISSY CAMPBELL, Bef. 1950.
viii. JANET LEASK, b. 1888, Greenock; d. December 4, 1888, Greenock.

4. JOHN3 LEASK (ROBERT2, WILLIAM1) was born December 19, 1852 in Skiddie, Rendall, and died November 23, 1893 in Skiddie, Rendall. He married ANN MOWAT April 6, 1880 in Kirkwall. She was born March 18, 1853 in Brim, Evie, and died August 18, 1884 in Rendall.

Children of JOHN LEASK and ANN MOWAT are:
i. JOHN JAMES4 LEASK, b. September 3, 1881, Evie & Rendall, Orkney; d. April 4, 1964, Victoria, BC CANADA; m. JOHNANNA DUGUID MOWAT, 1908, Evie, Orkney; b. April 3, 1887, Evie, Orkney; d. April 17, 1976, Victoria, BC CANADA.
ii. JAMES LEASK, d. April 4, 1960, Oak Bay, Victoria BC , CANADA.
iii. WILLIAM LEASK, d. November 22, 1918, Victoria, BC CANADA.

 


Posted by Mrs Susan-Jane Barnson Silos on June 02, 19102 at 19:19:05:

In Reply to: Any BARNSON / BAIRNSON / BJARNSON family members? posted by Mrs Susan-Jane Barnson Silos on June 02, 19102 at 19:13:59:

: Please help;

Trying desperately to construct a family tree for my father John Barnson who is 70 this year.
Anybody out there even recognise the name, as I am getting absolutely nowhere. The only records so far are from Utah, USA.

 


Posted by James Sinclair Manson on June 06, 19102 at 16:13:19:

In Reply to: Re: Manson, Longhope, Orkney posted by Mary McGilvray on February 02, 19102 at 14:48:21:

: Have now found my Gt Grandfather David Manson in the 1881 Census, working at Haybrake, Walls & Flotta, along with my Gt Grandmother Betsy Stewart Davidson.

: My Gt Gt Grandparents Sinclair & Janet Manson (ms Corner) and his brother Alexander and Margaret Manson (ms Green) travelled to Orkney from Canisbay, Caithness sometime between their marriage in 1847 and David's birth in 1850.

: Janet is listed as a widow in the 1881 Census. I am now trying to find the date of Sinclair's death.

  • Posted by James Sinclair Manson on June 06, 19102 at 16:26:50:

    In Reply to: Re: Manson, Longhope, Orkney posted by James Sinclair Manson on June 06, 19102 at 16:13:19:

    :I am Sinclair and Janet Manson's great grandson. Sinclair died in 1859. Buried in Longhope.David and Betsy Manson are buried in Longhope too. : Have now found my Gt Grandfather David Manson in the 1881 Census, working at Haybrake, Walls & Flotta, along with my Gt Grandmother Betsy Stewart Davidson.

    : : My Gt Gt Grandparents Sinclair & Janet Manson (ms Corner) and his brother Alexander and Margaret Manson (ms Green) travelled to Orkney from Canisbay, Caithness sometime between their marriage in 1847 and David's birth in 1850.

    : : Janet is listed as a widow in the 1881 Census. I am now trying to find the date of Sinclair's death.

  • Posted by Mary S McGilvray on June 09, 19102 at 20:17:00:

    In Reply to: Re: Manson, Longhope, Orkney posted by James Sinclair Manson on June 06, 19102 at 16:26:50:

    Sinclair, Absolutely thrilled to get a reply. My daughter and parents will be heading for Orkney on holiday very soon and intent to visit the graves of my Great Aunt Mary and two Great Uncles, Sinclair & Isaac, so I will ask them to lookout for the graves of David, Betsy & Sinclair too. Have you also been researching the Mansons?
    Which of Janet's sons are you related too?

    : :I am Sinclair and Janet Manson's great grandson. Sinclair died in 1859. Buried in Longhope.David and Betsy Manson are buried in Longhope too. : Have now found my Gt Grandfather David Manson in the 1881 Census, working at Haybrake, Walls & Flotta, along with my Gt Grandmother Betsy Stewart Davidson.

    : : : My Gt Gt Grandparents Sinclair & Janet Manson (ms Corner) and his brother Alexander and Margaret Manson (ms Green) travelled to Orkney from Canisbay, Caithness sometime between their marriage in 1847 and David's birth in 1850.

    : : : Janet is listed as a widow in the 1881 Census. I am now trying to find the date of Sinclair's death.

     


Posted by James Sinclair Manson on June 06, 19102 at 16:40:57:

I am great grandson of Sinclair and Janet Manson(grandson of James, drowned 1888.Sinclair died in 1859.David and Betsy are buried in Longhope as are their family.

 


Posted by wendy middlemiss on June 06, 19102 at 21:43:58:

I am still trying to track down my gr,grandfather. I now wonder if his parents were John Linklater and Isabella Cursiter who married 25/11/1855. If anyone has any info on these two people I would be very grateful.The family of John and Isabella consisted of James,John,Thomas,David,Wand Archibald.illiam

 


Posted by Wendy Middlemiss on June 06, 19102 at 21:48:45:

Has anyone any info on James Linklater born 18/9/1856, to John Linklater and Isabella Cursiter. Other children were John,Thomas,David,William,and Archibald.

 


Posted by Bob Scott on June 09, 19102 at 11:08:38:

In Reply to: Hourston Family, posted by Alistair Hourston on November 13, 19101 at 03:35:32:

: I am looking for information about parents of James Hourston who married Mary Wood on 03/06/1895.
: James and Mary had three children, William, James and Ernest. I believe that they lived in Evie.
: Any help would be appreciated.

 


Posted by Bob Scott on June 10, 19102 at 17:53:59:

In Reply to: Hourston Family, posted by Alistair Hourston on November 13, 19101 at 03:35:32:

If you are still looking for information, I may be able to give you some help. If you could Email me at -- rhscott.eyn@virgin.net

 


Posted by Shirley Fehr on June 11, 19102 at 13:17:28:

My great grandparents Janet Learmonth Brown and James Christie were married January 12, 1888 in Kirkwall. I am interested if anyone has any information on this family. Janet was born in 1862 at Stronsay. She had several brothers and sisters including a set of twins (Ann Brodie and John) born April 12, 1866. I would appreciate any assistance that I can get regarding this family.

 


Posted by Phil Gatt on June 13, 19102 at 19:22:31:

Looking for any information on Anderson Sutherland. I know he had a wife called Elizabeth and there children were called - George, Elizabeth,Anderson,Sinclair,David,William and Isabella. Isabella Married Hector Morrison and they both had Lizzie Morrison and William Morrison. They stayed in Walls, Hoy Orkney

 


Posted by Suzy Chappel on June 15, 19102 at 22:52:51:

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

: note change of email address

: 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 Sarah Docwra on June 18, 19102 at 06:47:09:

In Reply to: Re: Stanley Cursiter posted by Norman Hutchison on January 24, 19102 at 18:39:49:

I am intregued by his model for 'Girl with a pewter jug' as i look like her ! I understand that she is called Poppy.....i'd like to know more about her.

I went to see the picture at the Hunterian, it was so spooky !

I would love to read his autobiography but don't seem to be able to find any details for it. Please let me know where i can get hold of it (i live in Edinburgh).

Many thanks,

Sarah

: 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?