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Shetland Isles - Villages with less than 5 entries: Page 1

Tait - (Aithsting - Shetland)
I would welcome any information about Peter Tait 1805-1857 and his ancestors. Peter was a stonemason and I would welcome any information about his work and life
red mail Gilbert grey Wilson - (Baltasound, Unst - Shetland)
My grandfather was born/lived somewhere in Unst around 1890s I think. The farm was called Vaila I think
red mail great grandfather - (Baltasound, Unst - Shetland)
William John Anderson emigrated to NZ with his sister's Ginnie and Jessie in approx 1907. The name Marypark has been mentioned as significant. I know little about him and his forebears as he died 21/03/1929 when my Father, John William James Anderson was 6 weeks old.
red mail Pole/Thomason - (Biggings - Shetland)
Amazingly I have relatives from this beautiful place. Searching for details/confirmation that William Thomas POLE was died/buried there 7 Nov, 1869. His wife Lillias Thomason was supposed to be born there about 1789. Would love more details of that and whether she died there. Also anything about her family (Michael Thomason and Jame Umphrey). BMD, children ... Needing a miracle -a history buff who loves their island as I believe only about 20 people now live there!
red mail Samuel Edwards - (Bigton - Shetland)
born 23 May 1829 in Bigton Shropshire. Married Maria who was born 23 November 1834 in Lichfield Stafford. They had at least 9 children
red mail looking for chowns/chownes - (Burwick - Shetland)
i am looking for ne information about the chown/e family ne information would be appreciated thanks
red mail Copister - (Copister - Shetland)
I am looking for information about Thomas Thompson (yes I know it is a common name!)and his family. By the 1841 Census, he was living at Copister on Yell, with his wife Margaret and three daughters, Jane 24, Anne 13 and Margaret 8. They gad a son William, (my great-great grandfather) who would have been 20 in 1841 - I suspect he may have already left home by this time, on his way south to Liverpool, where he lived in later life.
red mail Geddes - (Hamnavoe - Shetland)
looking for any info on a john geddes buried hamnavoe 1908. wife Margaret Ann Pirie.both born in the 1850'. his parents were Alexander Geddes and Catherine Anderson.I want to find out why he is buried there and not in Aberdeen where he lived and raised a family. Any help will be appreciated.
red mail Great Grandfather - (Hillswick - Shetland)
Norman Gilbertson Born 1950 Lerwick..... David Beaton Gilbertson(father)married Jessie Margaret Anderson(Mother)Scalloway 1941..... William Irvine Gilbertson Born 1863 'Roenipe'?(Grandfather)..... Henry Gilbertson,(great grandfather)married ElizabethAnderson (great grandmother)1855 Hillswick.
red mail SANDISON Elisabeth - (Hillswick - Shetland)
Born 1800 in Hillswick, married Peter Twatt from Selivoe 1823, died 1867. Children: Andrina b 1832, Ann Jean b 1834, Thomas b 1838, James b 1843. Searching for Elisabeth's parents.
red mail North Dale and the Hendersons of Skerries - (Houbie - Shetland)
I am looking for anyone with any knowledge or connections with North Dale, Rusetter, Grutton, Houll or Setter. My family line is: Jacob of North Dale (1510), Nicol Jacobson (1530); Olaf Nicolson (1550); William Olafson (1608); Thomas Williamson (1630); Daniel Thomason (1667); James Danielson (1728); Henry Jamieson (1745); Charles Henderson (1785). With Charles, the name Henderson was retained and my family lived in Skerries for the next 200 years. I would like to swap notes with anyone with genealogical interest in Fetlar in general. Graham
red mail Pole/Laurenson - (Housabister - Shetland)
Searching for details of Thomas Pole of Housabister. Born somewhere between 1757-60. Married in Nesting (can't find that village on CFox) about 1784 to Catherine Laurenson (born 1760-63 and possibly daughter of Laurence Laurenson/Jamieson and Barbara Simpson). Thomas died about 1841 Neep/Nesting. Would love more specific BMD of Thomas Pole & Catherine Laurenson. Any children (one was William born at Nesting 2 Nov, 1788) or any details of Catherine's parents/siblings
mouat - (Levenwick - Shetland)
grace mouat dob 1900 born lieth street lieth edinbrough. moved to shetland not sure were.married francis william gradidge dob 21 10 1904 they worked on the borders grace died 1997 newcastle tyne wear.
red mail Jamieson - (Levenwick - Shetland)
I am attempting to discover any information relating to a Barbara Jamieson.The address I have for her on a document dating back to 1947 is Broon. Levenwick. Lerwick. Shetland. She had a relative. James Jamieson who died aged 29 in 1947 and is buried in Coventry. Warwickshire.
red mail Pole/Irvine/Hectorson - (Lunna - Shetland)
Looking for details of William Pole of Lunna. Born about 1707. Married to Elizabeth Irvine (born about 1718) in about 1735 and died ? Would love to find firm BMD dates. Also anything about their parents or families. Elizabeth's parents may have been John Irvine and ? Hectorson who moved to Lunna from Scalloway. Also any details of children born to William and Elizabeth POLE. Waiting in excited hope after great experience finding relatives in Sussex.
Tulloch - Mid Yell, Reafirth, Shetland - (Mid Yell - Shetland)
I'm looking for any information on Tullochs in MidYell, particularly at Reafirth. I know one of my ancestors Ursula (Urisla - there are other spellings) Tulloch was born in Reafirth in 1813, I have her marriage and death records. Father - Andrew Tulloch, mother Helen Guthrie. Helen may have been married before and may have been born in the Orkney Islands. Any information on Andrew and Helen would be most appreciated.
red mail JOHNSTONE / JOHNSON / GARRICK - (Mid Yell, Yell - Shetland)
Looking for info about AGNES JOHNSTONE / JOHNSON born about 1820 on Yell, Shetland Isles and married ? GARRICK.
Tait, Robert Cowie - (Ollaberry - Shetland)
Master mariner mid 1980s whose certificate gives Ollaberry as his birthplace. Married Agnes Barclay (or Berkeley) Anderson in the Scots Church in Liverpool. Father's occupation as Temperance Advocate. Family settled around Liverpool. Robert Cowie, junior, who became a free church minister in Vermont; Nancy who married a Berg; Barbara who married Reginald Stewart, dentist, on the Wirral; Margaret who married Archibald Waddington, a local govt. officer; John and possibly more.
red mail Tait - (Ollaberry - Shetland)
I am looking for information on my 5th great grandfather Matthew Tait born around 1768. He married Janet Nicolson. They had 6 children born around Ollaberry and Collafirth. His grandson Andrew Tait moved his wife Janet (Jessie) and their 8 children to Canada in 1874. I have a bit of information but would like to know more on Matthew and what their occupations were.
red mail Lawson or Larsen - (Scalloway - Shetland)
My grandfather, George Hay Lawson, left the Shetlands in 1874 for New Zealand. His father was Fredrik Larsen, originally of Copenhagen, Denmark. His mother was Agnes Tulloch of Scalloway. I am not sure when the change of spelling of the name from Larsen to Lawson took place or why it was changed.
red mail looking for - (Setter - Shetland)
I am looking for my ggggg grandfather william tulloch born 1764 in setter. He was married to mally hunter from bressay they were married 24th oct 1792.
red mail Frackafield - Shetland 1729 - (Shetland, Zetland - (SHI, Isles, County, Scotland) - Shetland)
From Calendar of Treasury Books 209 1731/07/28 before Petition of Robert Duck of Frackafield to the Treasury concerning his tack or lease of the Excise of malt liquors candles and leather in the island of Zetland,which he obtained from the Commissioners of Excise for a certain number of years from 1729 at £70 per annum. Applied to the Justices there for putting the laws of Excise into execution,who told him they had not qualified themselves nor would not.The people liable to payment being apprised of this paid what they pleased,which will not pay his tack by £25 for 1729 and 1730,besides charges and loss of time.On acquainting the Commissioners of Excise Scotland therewith was informed he could be relieved no way but by their Lordships Prays relief. Referred to Commissioners of Excise Scotland North Britain Book X p139.
red mail Unst, Shetland's - (Shetland, Zetland - (SHI, Isles, County, Scotland) - Shetland)
From The Century Cyclopedia of Names 1895 Thomas Barclay was born at Unst Shetland in June 1792, and died at Glasgow 23rd February 1873. He was a Scottish divine and principal of the University of Glasgow 1858-73.
red mail Shetland Isles - (Shetland - Shetland)
Christina Morrison born 1865 in Shetland. Married Edgar Longley and in 1901 they were living at Batchelors Farm, Burstow, Surrey. On the 1881 census Christina was working as a servant in Kingston Surrey.
HENDERSON, Mac KENZIE, TWATT, THWAITES, BRUCE, MANY MORE - (Shetland, Zetland - (SHI, Isles, County, Scotland) - Shetland)
have quite a bit on SHETLAND family of PETER CHARLES HENDERSON, FATHER ANDREW HENDERSON, MOTHER ANN JANE TWATT, The Twatt line goes back to 1665. OTHER SURNAMES INCLUDE BRUCE, BALFOUR, BAIN, COUTTS, CUMMING, DUNCAN, ELPHINSTONE, EWANSON, FRASER, GOODLAD, HENRY, INKSTER, ISBISTER, IRVINE, JEROMSON, JOHNSON, LEITH, LAURENSON, LAURENCEDAUGHTER, MAGNUSDAUGHTER, MANSON, MONCRIEFF, MOODIE, OGILVY, POLE, POTTINGER, ROBERTSON, SANDERSON, SCOLLAY, SINCLAIR, STOVE, SMITH, SUTHERLAND, THOMSON, WATT, WILLIAMSON. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME FOR HELP. THVEIT OF NORWAY ARE ANCESTORS OF THE TWATTS, WOULD LIKE TO KNOW DETAILS.
red mail Unst Shetland, Mouat Mowat - (Shetland, Zetland - (SHI, Isles, County, Scotland) - Shetland)
Jane Spence Mouat, born abt. 1864, Unst, Shetland, Islands. Jane (Jennie) married John Stronach Adam. She died Apr. 27, 1958 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
red mail Mary Tait born Walls, Shetland - (Walls - Shetland)
Mary was born in Walls 1841 daughter of Oliver Tait and Barbara Abernethy. She married William Harris in Glasgow 1877- her address is given as Melbourne Villa, Bridge of Allan where she was employed as a domestic servant. Mary died in Uphall in 1915. I can't find her on 1871, 1891 or 1901 Census. Can anyone help! William Harris was previously married to Ann Gowans
red mail THOMSON John - (Walls - Shetland)
Looking for information on John THOMSON who married Isabella SUTHERLAND in Walls on 2 Feb 1891. Their daughter Margaret married Gordon Alexander BRUCE in 1927.
red mail Can someone please photograph my ancestors gravestone in Walls? - (Walls - Shetland)
I'd be very grateful if someone in Walls could take some photos of my ancestors grave in WALLS KIRKYARD CEMETERY. I live in New Zealand so it's a bit of a trip. My ancestors came out from Walls circa 1878. The grave is THOMAS MOFFAT 1808-1887 and his wife MARION (ROBERTSON) 1815-1904. I was so excited to have found a burial site now I have to see it!

 
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