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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
Posted: 2007, Member logged in: 2021
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.
Posted: 2003, Member logged in: 2016
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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