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Orkney Orkney, The Orkney Isles, The Orkneys, Arcaibh, (OKI, County, Scotland)
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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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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?
Posted: 2011, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Stanger(Stensgair) Corrigal
George Stanger born in Birsay 1821 married Margaret Corrigal, born in Birsay 1821, daughter of William Corrigal. Married in 1841, Georges ship went down in Scapa Flow in 1853-54. Margaret died in Birsay in 1905. Georges father may have been William Stensgair born in 1782 in Walker House Evie, and married Janet Taylor in 1813. Any Stanger or Corrigals still in Stromness or Birsay or Kirkwall? George and Margarets oldest son William, born in 1841 and died in 1927, sailed to Canada to work for the Hudson Bay Company. He married Charlotte Louise Moir of Sterling, Scotland.
Posted: 2020
Searching in vain for leads to THOMAS MATCHES, possibly b Orkney, Evie or Kirkwall, who married Jane/Jean Akin/Aiken b c1775 at Crosscanonby, Cumberland, in 1795, Captain of The Diligence sailing out of Maryport, where he died in April 1828, 'of advanced years'.
Posted: 2020
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.
Posted: 2010, Member logged in: 2019
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.
Posted: 2009, Member logged in: 2017
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.
Posted: 2009, Member logged in: 2017
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
Posted: 2010, Contact email reconfirmed: 2016
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 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 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.

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