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red mail Durno Family from Kirkwall
Seeking any info about George(1852)and Isabella (1863) Durno and their four children George, Kenneth, Margaret(1893)and Cecil (1902)of Kirkwall. Children George and Kenneth arrived in Canada some time prior to 1921, George settling in Toronto and Kenneth in Oshawa, Ontario. The rest of the family emigrated from Kirkwall on the Tunisian, arriving in St. John, NB, on April 15, 1921, and settling in Oshawa, Ontario. The birth record of Cecil Durno shows that George and Isabella were married on June 23, 1881, at Chapel of Garrioch. It also shows that Isabella's maiden surname was Rennie, contrary to family memory that it was Garden. Prior to leaving Kirkwall for Canada, Cecil worked for R. Garden, Limited, in the motor lorry department. Cecil attended St Magnus Cathedral Sunday School as a boy. The grandfather, George Durno, may have originally come from the village of Durno.
red mail Cusiter family at Quoydandy
Seeking information on the family of Peter CUSITER who was born in 1800 in Kirkwall and died in 1879 on his farm called Quoydandy near Kirkwall. Peter was a merchant, farmer and shipowner and also a member of the Guild. He married Isabella Cobban Smith, daughter of the Congregational minister at Rendall, Alexander SMITH. Their children were Alexander Smith who emigrated to Australia, James Pottinger, Clementina Cobban who married Edward Scollay SLATER, Mary Isabella who wed William MACGREGOR and Robert Irvine.
red mail St Mary's Holm, Kirkwall
My grandmother Janet McBeath was born there in 1898, she married Robert John Anderson ( from Elgin) in 1918, their children John Russell, Eleanor Mary, & my mother Winnie Margaret were born, they later moved to Burhead, Morayshire. I believe that Janet's parents, were involved in running an Inn, at the time of her youth. Close to St Magnus's Cathedral? My great grandmother's name was Mary Sutherland-Muir, and she married John Clark McBeath, I know that there was a Cecilia Elphingston, and an Isabella Baikie (sp) in the family but do not have any dates of birth/death.
red mail Spence/Scott/Garrioch
I am trying to find the birth/death dates of Ann Garriock who married John Spence (1747)in St Andrews parish Orkney and then moved to Kirkwall having a daughter born circa 1751 and who subsequently married Oliver Scott.
red mail Anne,James Sinclair
I am wanting information regarding Anne Sinclair and James Sinclair who came to NZ in 1857.THey were both Sinclairs . Anne's mother was Margeret Sutherland and her father Walter Sinclair . His mother's surname was Rosie. Anne's mother Margeret's father was James Sutherland (Lord Duffus).Margeret grew up in Caithness at the Castle Mey. Her mother was Anne Dunnett. AS well as living in Kirkwall Walter and Margeret lived in Burry. I know nothing of James Sinclair.
red mail Spence & Guthrie Families, Orkney
Hi. I'm researching the Spence (early spelling Spens) of Kirkwell, Holm and Paplay, Shapinsay, Eday (Orkney). John Spens (b. around 1754) married Mary Crawford. James Maxwell Spence (b. 1803). Stonemason. Married Jane (Jean?)Guthrie (b.1807). Emigrated to Geelong 1851. I'd love any information anyone may have, & am happy to share what further info I have.
red mail corsie family kirkwall
Looking for the family of william corsie dob 2nd march 1900. Fathers name thomas who had a brother called james. i think some of my ancestors were russel corsie. I think thomas was married twice.
red mail A/Major D. B. Close R.A.S.C. (E.F.I)
Between the 1st January 1942 until 29th November 1943; my father,with the rank Acting Major D. B. Close: R.A.S.C. (E.F.I.) was based in Orkney. From the little information I have he was in the N.A.A.F.I. but I have no idea where that "camp" might of been. I have in my possession two photographs of him taken with his officers and men during that time. One of the photo's has a mount, on which is printed Sinclair, Kirkwall (photographer). His Personal No: P 110288 - nothing in his Officer's Record of Service indicates any Regiment he served with or was attached to, prior or during that time.Would there be any way of identifying the N.A.A.F.I personnel/or records for the 1942 -43 period?
red mail Prince, Perence
Am interested in the Prince/Perence family originating in the Orkney Islands, possibly Kirkwall. Beginning in sixteenth century, ancestors possibly relocated to locales throughout Scotland (Edinburgh)and Northern Ireland (Antrim), and some descendants eventually arrived in U.S.A. (Pennsylvania)and in Latin America. Have some documentation from a family Bible.
red mail Marriage
I am researching my uncles DUDLEY REYNOLD CHARLES WILTON-KING Naval/service/record & discovered he married a MARGARET MARY NORRIS 25-10-1938 at ST MAGNUS CATHEDERAL KIRKWALL he was aged: 23 she was aged: 19 he was in the ROYAL/NAVY she resided at 22 GARRIOCH St Kirkwall her mothers name was MARY MARTIN SCOTT NORRIS, should some one reading this have any knowledge of the families mentioned. i would be most grateful for any information or contact Thank You. REDBERT
David - George and JamesMunro
Looking for information on David and George Munro of Saverock David later lived in Leith George went to Russia Brother James lived at Iphs Westray and also Crossiecrown
red mail walls family
try to find family from my mothers side.I dont know very mutch about the walls family,but what i do know my mothers called cathrine mary walls born in kirkwell on the 5/8 not to sure about the year she was born.she married John Ellis in England in the 60s thay had 4 children 1boy 3girls.I never did know my granmothers name but she had been married more then once.i can rember my mother saying that she had alot of chilren but never tolled how many there granmother died in the 70s in granfather was known as georgie how died in the 80s in an old peoples home in kirkwell.can you help me.any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Slater & Fotheringhame, Kirkwall
James Slater and Sibella Fotheringhame were married on 24 March 1831 by the Rev Robert Paterson.   Witnesses John Fotheringhame and James Chalmers. James' father was Thomas Slater, mother Margaret Mentland. Looking for more information about family in the Orkneys.
red mail William Walls
Trying to trace the parents of William Walls, born in Kirkwall and died there 24.2.1883 aged 82. Married to Betsy Miller, children Wemyss and Thomas. Death cert states parents as Thomas Walls and Clement Tulloch, but no records of them.
red mail Robert Pottinger
Robert (born in 1869 in Kirkwall) married my gg Aunt, Elizabeth Corsie (born in 1861 in Kirkwall - to Wiliam Corsay/Corsie and Mary Russell) in Wisconsin, USA. Has anybody got any details about this couple please, or any information about either family please? Thanks.
red mail Corsie family
Looking for relatives of William Corsay/Corsie born 1831 in Rousay to James and Betty Corsie, especially looking for Williams parents. William was a blacksmith.
red mail Cleat Family
Trying to find information on Robert T Cleat & Margaret D Norn(spouse) at High St, Kirkwall on the 1871 Census.
red mail The Thomson Family
Searching for any information on the Thomsons of Kirkwall. My grandfather James Thomson, born May 21, 1907 had a brother that worked at St Magnus Cathedral. James moved to Canada and married Margaret Miller of Wick. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Hepburn
Looking for any ancestors of Peter Hepburn born 1814-15 in Kirkwall. He joined the 93rd Highlanders in 1830. In 1832 they left for the West Indies. He eventually ended in Canada on a farm near Lindsay, Ontario.
Ann Laughton Miller
Looking for any info on Ann Laughton Miller b Stronsay,Orkney 1833 to parents John Miller and Mary Smith. Married Thomas Fotheringhame 1854. They lived at Linnabrake on Stronsay.
red mail Miller
Looking for connections to children of Archibald Miller and Margaret nee Petrie. All children born Kirkwall. Ann Miller b 1813, Thomas Miller b 1815, Archibald Miller b 1818, Margaret Miller b 1821, Jane Traill Miller b 1826, Peter Petrie Miller b 1829, 1 other son David came to South Australia in 1852 with wife and 2 children.
red mail African Explorer From Kirkwall
From The Century Cyclopedia of Names 1895 William Balfour Baikie was born at Kirkwall, Orkney 27th August 1825 and died at Sierra Leone 12th December 1864. A surgeon (assistant surgeon R.N. 1845-51), explorer and pioneer in the valley of the Niger, Africa. He was appointed surgeon and naturalist of the Niger exploring expedition 1854, and succeeded to the command of the vessel - The Pleiad - on the death of its captain. The expedition ascended the river 250 miles beyond the highest point beforereached.
Kirkwall, Orkney
Robert MOIR b. abt 1799 Kirkwall Orkney to Robert MOIR & Christian DRAVER. Robert was a Mariner and married Sarah ? at North Shields. He died 1885, North Shields, England.

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