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70 islands including Orkney, Hoy, Westray, Sanday, and Stronsay. County town: Kirkwall Other major towns: Origins of Name: Isalnds of the Boars, Celtic, Norse Population 1801: 24,445 Population 1961: 18,747 Acreage: 240,848 Urban Land 1961: 0.4%
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Mary Simpson married John Henry Gibbins, on October 11th 1868 at St. Paul's Church, Walmer, Kent. John was born in Gloucestershire, his age given as 24 years, a private in the Royal Marines, Mary is given as age 28, a spinster. Father James Simpson, place of birth for Mary, Orkney, Scotland.
red mail Thompson,Darrar
Looking for imformation for Margaret Thompson Ireland,Orkney,Scotland.and her her husband Thomas Darrar(Darriar,Darer) from Ireland,Shetland isle. I have seen the last name written 3 different ways but unable to find any from Shetland,Scotland,Ireland. The family Imigrated to Saint John,New Brunswick ,Canada. I know of 1 son Alexander Thompson Darrar(Darriar,Darer) born 1835 in New Brunswick. Also lived in Caledonia NB. Alexander Thompson Darrar married Emma Levinia Copp in Canada in 1864.They and there family imigrated in 1881 to Boyd Wisconsin. The family was in Lumbering. Thnk you. Kim in Wisconin
red mail The Schooner 'Minnie'
On the 1911 census for the fishing port of North Shields, River Tyne:- Archibald BEWS, 39,married, Master. David DREVER,married, 30, Mate. Balfour RENDALL,single, 20, A.B.Seaman. Robert RENDALL,single, 19, O.Seaman. Robert THOMSON,single, 20, Ships Cook. All aboard the schooner 'Minnie', all born Orkney.
red mail john Thomson born Stromness about 1818
looking for John Thomson on census Stromness orkney he married Catherine and is in Glasgow in 1861 London in 1851 He was a tailor
red mail James Goudie 1867
I am looking for any information about my great-grandfather James Goudie born 17 Jun 1867 in the Orkney Isles. He came to the USA sometime between 1880 and 1889, marrying my great-grandmother Esther Ann Gilpin in 1891 in Colorado, USA. I don't know what village he came from or who his parents were.
red mail George Mainland
High there, I am looking for a George Mainland born before 1789 in Orkney. There was a George Mainland born to Alexander Mainland and Isabel Marwick on Rousay in 1773. Does anybody have a definate marriage or death for this particular George Mainland. The George who was my ggggrandfather became a Master Mariner working out of England and living in Middlesex. He married a Mary Halcrow (? Orcadian) in London in 1810. They had two sons both were baptised at Saint Vincent Street Scottish Church, Middlesex. I would be most grateful for any ideas or info on this query. Jenny.
red mail Mainland, Hugh m. Janet Grieve 20 Feb 1844
I am seeking any information about Hugh Mainland b.14 Mar 1816 in Hurtiso, Rousay and Egilshay, Orkney He was married to Janet Grieve b.20 Jul 1816 They are my G.G.Grandparents and any additional information would be appreciated. I know they migrated to Canada in 1870 with their son William Craigie Mainland b.28 Dec 1844 in Rousay and Egilshay. Thankyou.
Isabella Inkster/Ringster born C.1791 Orkney Islands. Married June 1811 Andrew Kilpatrick Saint Botolph Bishopsgate, London.Andrew was a stonemason He died 27 January 1839 Middlesex. Issue- Isabella Margaret, John, Andrew, Jane, Agnes. Isabella married George Henry Corbett, Andrew married Mary Brown,( Migrated to Australia. ) Agnes died 1847. Jane married Henry Clifford.( His 2nd wife.) Victoria, Australia. Jane died 29 March 1873 Buried Colac, Victoria, Australia. Henry Clifford died 1912 buried at Colac, Victoria, Australia.
red mail Elizabeth Rendall
Seeking information on Elizabeth Rendall born 1811 Westray and Papa, Scotland not sure where. Parents John Rendall and Mary Paterson with children, Margaret (1793),William (1795), George(1797), Marion(1799), Sinclair(1801), Stewart(1802), Ann Yule (1805), James Armet(1807). Jeremiah(1809), Elizabeth (1811), rendall (1811) a twin maybe died and john(1812). Elizabeth married Robert Feather in Stepney, London 1839. She had two children, James Sinclair William Feather and Elizabeth Jane feather. Robert had a son from a previous marriage, Robert James Feather who married Mary Ann Stewart Rendall( parents Stewart Rendall and Elizabeth Rendall) in Orkney, 1860 and their first child was born there, Mary Feather. Would like to get in touch with anyone connected to this Rendall branch.
Gray, Malcolm
Malcolm Gray, born about 1784 South Ronaldsay, married Jane Sophia Peake 1819 in Surrey where she was born. They went back to his farm on Orkney and had 6 children. Does anyone know why he was in Surrey? I now know that Malcolm was in the Royal Navy and presumably his ship docked in London. Can anyone shed more light on Malcolm himself, or know of any Royal Navy records from the early 1800s?
red mail linkleter
looking for the family of christian linkleter b.c.1770.i dont know which island she came from.she married george cairns 11.2.1791 in south leith.
red mail Drever, Stout
Looking for info on relatives of Andrew Drever (b. 1892, Westray) and Louisa Stout (b 1899 Westray, d 1968)Andrew was son of William Drever and Jane (Jean) Sandison and lived at Breckowall, Westray in 1901 census. His siblings were Elizabeth J M Drever (b. 1890, Westray), Seater S Drever (b. 1894, Westray), Williamina May Drever (b. 1901, Breckowall, Westray, d. 2001 approx). Williamina May Drever was my grandmother and I am looking for info on her for my father, John Reid Drever.
I am looking for info on a Peter Slater who was born in the Orkneys in about 1839-41 His father was James .Peter was a seafarer and he lived in North Shields after 1864.
red mail Drever, Sandison
Drever, John Reid dob 01/21/1924 to Williamina Drever, searching for info on his father. Williamina May was born Westray, 1901 to William Drever (Drever, Leslie), Westray, 1863 and Jean Sandison (Sandison, Mowat), Westray, 1870, other children of William and Jean were Elizabeth J M, Andrew and Seater Sandison. Any further info would be greatly appreciated
red mail Ritchie's
seeking any information on the Richie's in Orkney from about 1860 orignally from Rosehearty area Williamina Caskey born 1880 named for the minister, Jean and Alexandrina born 1896, born orphir. Richie Marriages to Budge and Flett families. Two familes went to Moosejaw Sask. Canada , but returned by the 1920's.
red mail Petrie,James
James Petrie born 16th. Aug.1848 at Stronsay on the Orkney Isles, Scotland. Emigrated to New Zealand approx.1861. Married Jean Stirling 1878. James' mother married twice...Brodie
red mail HAWTHORN family
My g-g-grandfather ROBERT HAWTHORN born Orkney Island c.1824, son of HUGH HAWTHORN, 'weaver'. Any info on this family please?
red mail South Ronaldsay, Laughton
Looking for information on Samuel Laughton b.18.3.1825 on South Ronaldsay, son of Malcolm Laughton and Anne Liddle. He married Anne Isbister 29.1.1850 on both S.Ronaldsay and at Kirkwall. Samuel became a Merchant Tailor. He seems to have moved from Orkney because both his wife and one son, Thomas, died in North Shields. Samuel was dead by 1877. Anne's sister married another Merchant Tailor in Edinburgh and then moved to North Shields so Samuel may have worked and died in Edinburgh. Apart from Thomas b.12.7.1856 at Stronsay, other known children were Williamina b.30.6.1858, Kirkwall & St.Ola and Barbara, probably born Orkney 1850/51.
red mail SANGSTER family
Seeking information on the Sangster family of Orkney.(possibly Stromness) GEORGE SANGSTER (born approx 1881, died 1907/8). Married Frances (Fanny) Wood. I think George worked for Eastern Telegraph Co. in London.
red mail Gutcher, Gray, and Mowat families of South Ronaldsay
Interested in descendants or researchers of these families. I have Thomas GUTCHER b. circa 1785 in South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland. He married Helen GRAY 23 Dec 1810 in South Ronaldsay. They had 7 children. My husband is descended through son Thomas b. 7 Feb 1820. He married Jane Mowat/Mouat b. circa 1825, also from Orkney islands, in 1855 in St Kilda, Vic, Australia. Thomas jnr was a miner in Mt Moliagul, Victoria.

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