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David Marwick      Essaquoy      b. 16.4.1852 in Rousay    d. 1932 F. Robert Marwick
Latterly in Quoys, Wasbister M. Isabel Mainland
m. Ann Leonard of Treblo on 26.5.1876
 
Issue Robert Marwick b. 10.2.1877 at Essaquoy
George Marwick b. 25.1.1880 Died 1903.  Unmarried
Mary Ann Marwick b. 12.9.1886
Bella Marwick b. 11.1.1882 Died 1915.  Unmarried
David Baikie Marwick b. 16.11.1890
William Leslie Marwick b. 23.5.1895
John Houston Marwick b. 30.4.1897 Killed in WW1.

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Elizabeth Marwick     b. 1833 F. Robert Marwick
M. Isabel Mainland
m. John Robertson of Westray on 21.5.1863 in Rousay
Issue Lizzie Robertson b. c1868 Rousay

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Isaac Marwick      b. 28.10.1857 in Rousay F. Robert Marwick
M. Isabel Mainland
m. Sarah Harrold of Rendall in 1883.    A grandaughter of John Harrold.  See
Issue Robert Marwick b. 7.10.1886 Rousay
Maggie Ann Marwick b. 2.10.1884 Rousay
 Isaac was a blacksmith in the Brinian.  He served as engineer on the packet 'Lizzie Burroughs' which plied between Rousay and Kirkwall in the 1880s and 1890s.  After that he became engineer on SS Hoy Head sailing between Stromness and the South Isles.  Later he was engineer on a ship sailing out of Leith.  While leaving Harwich harbour in 1917, the ship hit a mine and sank.  All the crew were rescued but Isaac suffered a heart attack and died as a result of sudden immersion in cold water after being in the heat of the engine room.  He was 59 years old when he died.

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Janet Marwick     b. 27.9.1848 F. Isaac Marwick
M. Betsy Yorston
m. R. Harper, Ireland.       No Issue.

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Hugh Marwick  of Guidal      b. 14.5.1840 F. Isaac Marwick 
M. Betsy Yorston
m. Lydia Gibson of Langskaill on 31.5.1870
Issue Betsy Ann Marwick b. 1871 Otago, NZ
Jessie Marwick b. 13.11.1872 Rousay
Isaac Marwick b. 24.3.1875 Rousay
Hugh Marwick b. 30.11.1882 Rousay
 In 1862 Hugh went to New Zealand with his uncle Thomas.  He worked there as a carpenter and boat builder with James Harrold  until he returned to Orkney to be married in 1870.  After his marriage he returned to New Zealand, but soon came back to Rousay.  At Guidal he was a shopkeeper, carpenter and boatbuilder. school attendance officer, and registrar of births, marriages, and deaths.  During his first trip to NZ he spent some time in Fiji.

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Isaac Elrick Marwick     b. 27.6.1844 in Rousay F. Isaac Marwick
M. Betsy Yorston
m. Mary Wilson of Holy Isle, Northumberland
Issue Mary Elizabeth Marwick b. 8.11.1876 Antrim, Ireland          Unmarried
Margaret Marwick Unmarried
Robert Elrick Marwick b. 1881
Isaac was a minister in Kirkcaldy.  His daughters resided in Dunselma Eventide Home, Kilmarnock latterly, and died there, in their eighties, in the 1960s.

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Joseph  Marwick       b. 6.10.1863 in Edinburgh F.  William Marwick
M. Agnes Purvis
m. Sarah Douglas Wardlaw
Issue James Elrick Marwick b. 24.9.1891 Edinburgh            d. 1930
Joseph Marwick
George Marwick b. 1893 Edinburgh             d. 1917 in WW1
Magnus Marwick b. 1899-1928 Edinburgh
Douglas Marwick                             d. in WW2
Thomas Marwick
William Marwick b. 1908 Edinburgh             d. 1909
Douglas Marwick was a professional golfer.  His daughter, Maureen Douglas Marwick, was living in New York in 1987.  Magnus is thought to have died in a car crash.

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Julia Yorston    b. 22.12.1843 in Rousay        Went to NZ in 1859 F. Hugh Yorston
M. Elizabeth Marwick
m. Walter Sinclair, originally from Stroma, Caithness         Settled at Waihola near Dunedin
Issue John Sinclair b. 1.7.1861 NZ
Annie Sinclair b. 30.10.1862 NZ
Hugh Sinclair b. 1.8.1864 NZ
James Sinclair b. 14.5.1866 NZ
Robert Sinclair b. 25.3.1868 NZ
Jessie Sinclair b. 25.2.1870 NZ
Eric Sinclair b. 28.8.1872 NZ
William Sinclair b. 16.9.1873 NZ
Julia Sinclair b. 22.8.1874 NZ
Richard Sinclair b. 2.9.1875 NZ
Thomas Sinclair b. 16.12.1877 NZ
Isabella Sinclair b. 7.5.1881 NZ
Jane Sinclair b. 25.1.1888 NZ

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Annie Sinclair    b. 30.10.1862     NZ         d. 1911    Wangaui F. Walter Sinclair
M. Julia Yorston
m. Archibald Hislop on 31.3.1886 in Titri, Otago, NZ
Issue Archibald Hislop b. 9.3.1887 Masterton, NZ
m. Bertha Annie (widow)         No Issue
Hugh Hislop b. 28.7.1889 Masterton, NZ
m. Annie Hislop on 19.1.0.1921 in Dunedin, NZ
Dorothy Hislop b. 24.9.1895 Eketahuna, NZ
Walter Hislop b. 13.6.1899 New Plymouth, NZ
m. Kathleen Joseph

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Dorothy Hislop    b. 24.9.1895     Eketahuna     F. Archibald Hislop
                           d. 22.8. 1986     Christchurch M. Annie Sinclair
m. Charles McLean on 10.2.1920 in Dunedin
Issue Anne McLean b. 1.1.1923 Invercargill
Jean Mclean b. 30.12.1925 Invercargill

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Anne McLean    b. 1.1.1923     Invercargill, NZ F. Charles Mclean
M. Dorothy Hislop
m. Winsley Perkins on 22.12.1945 in Dunedin, NZ
Issue Susanne Perkins b. 6.11.1947 Dunedin
Margaret Perkins b. 4.10.1950 Dunedin
Charles Perkins b. 16.11.1953 Dunedin
John Perkins b. 24.9.1955 Dunedin

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Jean McLean    b. 30.12.1925   Invercargill, NZ F. Charles McClean
                         d. 13.12.2012   Gisborne, NZ M. Dorothy Hislop
m. Kenneth Bendall on 3.1.1945 in Christchurch, NZ
Issue Ayleth Rae Bendall b. 19.2.1951 Christchurch
Elisabeth Deana Ann Bendall b. 27.2.1962 Christchurch

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Ayleth Rae Bendall    b. 19.2.1951    Christchurch F. Kenneth Bendall
M. Jean McClean
m. (1) Brian McCosh on 31.10.1970 in Wellington
Issue Sean Michael McCosh b. 8.5.1873       Gisborne d. 12.5.1973    Auckland
Samuel Mark McCosh b. 5.9.1974       Gisborne m. Areti Alexandrou on 22.1.2006
m. (2) Daniel Barr on 18.2.1995 in Gisborne

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Betsy Yorston    b. 13.12.1847     Went to NZ with parents c1859 F. Hugh Yorston
M. Elizabeth Marwick
m. Edward Perkins
Issue William Perkins m. Mary Ann Craigie
Julia Perkins Unmarried

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James Yorston      b. 2.3.1850 in Rousay F. Hugh Yorston
Went to NZ with parents  c1859 M. Elizabeth Marwick
m. Margaret Reilly
 
Issue Evelyn Yorston Unmarried
Harry Yorston Unmarried

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William Yorston      b. 27.7.1852 in Rousay F. Hugh Yorston
Went to NZ with parents c1859, later Australia M. Elizabeth Marwick
m. Annie Marwick, his first cousin.
Issue Hugh Yorston
Thomas Yorston Killed in WW1
John Yorston
William Yorston d. 1936             Four children
Richard Yorston d. 1976            Unmarried

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Janet Yorston      b. 2.12.1855 in Rousay F. Hugh Yorston
Went to NZ with parents c1859 M. Elizabeth Marwick
m. ----------- McWhirter
 
Issue Julia McWhirter
Sarah McWhirter
Gerald McWhirter

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Robert Marwick      b. 8.7.1861    d. 22.4.1940      Rousay F. John Marwick
M. Margaret Gibson
m. Matilda Louttit of Digro, Rousay on 23.5.1884
Issue Robert William Marwick b. 8.8.1882 Digro
Matilda Marwick b. 19.9.1884 Digro     d. 1971
John Marwick b. 23.12.1886 Digro
Margaret Ellen Marwick b. 26.9.1892 Digro
Mary Marwick b. 24.7.1897 Digro      d. 1971     Unmarried.
Lizzie Marwick b. 11.9.1899 Digro     d. 1968     Unmarried.
 According to their great grandson, Robert and Matilda failed to win the consent of Matilda's parents to their marriage until the second child was on the way. Through the influence of Matilda's uncle John Louttit Robert obtained employment as a postman and moved to Coatbridge, where some of his descendants still live. (1984)

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Thomas William Marwick     b. 9.1.1863 in Rousay F. John Marwick
Emigrated to NZ c1888 M. Margaret Gibson
m. ------------- King
Issue Alexander Gibson Marwick NZ
Alison Marwick NZ
Leslie Marwick NZ
Mona Marwick NZ
Honi Marwick NZ
Margaret Marwick NZ
Adella Marwick NZ
 In 1988 I met Honi and Adella the only surviving members of this family.  Honi had a daughter Dorothy Davey who lived in Balclutha.     RCM.

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Mary Gibson Marwick    Quoys, Evie        b.1870 in Rousay F. John Marwick
M. Margaret Gibson
m. Robert Gibson.      His third marriage        No issue

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Margaret Ann Marwick      Quoys, Evie.   F. John Marwick
b. 1865 in Rousay M. Margaret Gibson
 
m. David M Leask
Issue David MR Leask b. 6.11.1898 Evie
Eve Leask

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David Marwick Robertson Leask       F. David M Leask
Edinburgh     b. 6.11.1898 in Evie, Orkney M. Margaret Ann Marwick
 
m. Petra Thomson in 1931
Issue Pamela Susan Leask b. 15.2.1940 Edinburgh
Pamela Leask married Behrouz Poureshagh in 1966.   Issue - David and Richard.

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Robert Stevenson        Kirkbist, Egilsay:  later at Bu, Stronsay F. Robert Stevenson
b. 1.4.1872 in Egilsay M. Margaret Marwick
m. Margaret Robertson, South Tofts, Egilsay in 1901    (b. 1880 in Egilsay)
Issue Robert Stevenson b. 1902 Rousay
Hugh Stevenson b. 3.11.1903 Rousay
William Stevenson b. 1906 Rousay
James Stevenson b.1910 Rousay
Annie Stevenson b. 1912 Stronsay
Edwin Stevenson b. 1916 Stronsay      Unmarried    d. 1994
Margaret Stevenson b. 1919 Stronsay
Mary Stevenson b. 1922 Stronsay      Went to South Africa
The Stevensons originally came to Scockness in Rousay from Stronsay.  Two generations later, the above family returned to Stronsay via Egilsay.  Their descendants still live in Stronsay.

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James Stevenson      Kirkwall      b. 1874 in Egilsay F. Robert Stevenson
M. Margaret Marwick
m. ------ ------     Aunt of Lord Birsay.   No Issue.
 
 James was the proprietor of Stevenson’s the stationers in Kirkwall in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Isabella Stevenson    Kirkbist    F. Robert Stevenson
b. 12.2.1867 in Egilsay   d. 1928 aged 61 M. Margaret Marwick
 
m. John Mainland of Bu, Wyre, later Westness.  His second marriage.   (b. 3.5.1857)
Issue Robert Mainland b. 1900 Rousay
John Sinclair Mainland b. 1901 Rousay     d. 1962
Mary Mainland b. 1902 Rousay
James William Mainland b. 1905 Rousay     d. 1958
Maggie Jessie Mainland b. 1905 Rousay     Twin of James

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William Neil Stevenson      Garson, Stromness F. Robert Stevenson
b. 1876 in Egilsay      d. 1967, Age 91, in Stromness M. Margaret Marwick
m. Jeannie Sinclair of Garson, Stromness on 23.8.1918 in Kirkwall   (Mother Ann Sinclair)
Issue Jane Stevenson

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Charles Paterson     Veltigar, Tankerness.   Blacksmith      b. 1865 in Westray F. Stewart Paterson
M. Lydia Marwick
m. Margaret G Isbister of Harray    (b. 1863)
 
Issue Maggie Paterson b. 18.4.1891 Kirkwall      m. J Morrison.  No issue
James Paterson b. 1894 Kirkwall      Killed in WW1
Charles Paterson b. 1893 Kirkwall
Jessie Paterson b. 1899 Tankerness
Mary Ann Paterson b. 1897 Tankerness
Lydia Paterson b. 1900 Tankerness
Ina Paterson b. 1901 Tankerness

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James Marwick      Bankburn, S Ronaldsay     Blacksmith F. James Marwick
b. 28.1.1857 in Rousay M. Mary Baikie
m. Jane Drummond Harcus of North Pharay on on 28.1.1885  (b. 1865 in Pharay)
Issue Jane Marwick b. 1.5.1887 Kirkwall          d. age 14
James H Marwick b. 1889 Kirkwall
Peter Marwick b. 20.5.1890 Kirkwall
Mary Marwick b. 19.7.1891 Kirkwall         Died in infancy
George Marwick b. 26.12.1899 Kirkwall
Ethel Marwick b. 3.12.1902 South Ronaldsay
This family went to Canada where the men were engaged in the steel industry at Hamilton, Ontario.

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John Marwick        Bankburn, South Ronaldsay    b. 11.4.1858 in Rousay F. James Marwick
M. Mary Baikie
m. Mary Mitchell of Shapinsay
Issue Mary Marwick b. 1887 Shapinsay
James Marwick b. 1888 South Ronaldsay
m. Lillian McIntosh on 8.5.1915 in Mass, USA     2 daughters
May Marwick b. 1889 South Ronaldsay
John Marwick b. 1891 South Ronaldsay   
d. in WW1, NZ Forces
David Marwick b. 1893 South Ronaldsay     d. 1957, No issue

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Robert Marwick    b. 24.19.1862 F. James Marwick
M. Mary Baikie
m. Janet Bertram Johnstone in Victoria, BC, Canda.  Born in Musselburgh
Issue Gordon Hamilton Marwick b. 30.8.1896                 Canada     d. 1997.  Married.  No issue.
Erva Ruth Marwick b. 12.11.1897               Canada
Edna Mary Ellen Marwick b. 1889/90                    Canada     Twice married.  No Issue
Robert Marwick went to Canada when he was a young man and worked for a short time in a flour mill in Ontario.  He then moved to a similar post in Victoria, BC where he remained in post for 49 years.  He rose to be superintendent of the milling company.  Erva was named after Ervadale, the house in Rousay in which her father was born.  Contact was established with Robert’s grandson Bob Evans when he e-mailed me in 1998.   (RCM)

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George Ritchie Marwick       Bankburn, South Ronaldsay F. James Marwick
 b. 28.2.1860 in Rousay       d. 1887 in South Ronaldsay M. Mary Baikie
Partner – Betsy Gibson of Knarston
       
Issue John Gibson Marwick   b. 9.7.1885                  Rousay
After leaving school, George Marwick worked in Kirkwall as an apprentice law clerk until forced to give up work because of tuberculosis.  He died in South Ronaldsay a few years later, in 1887.

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David Marwick        Bankburn.  b. 1.11.1865 in Rousay  F. James Marwick
Went to USA 1889 M. Mary Baikie
m. Elizabeth Norway from Orkney at South Chicago, USA in 1892
       
Issue George B Marwick b. 27.2.1995  in So. Chicago.  m. Etta ------
Lawrence William Marwick b. 9.7.1897  in Chicago.  d. 1979   Florida
Dorothy B Marwick b. 24.7.1899  in So. Chicago.   d. 1976
Howard L Marwick b. 5.2.1901  in So. Chicago.  d. 1979 St. Pet Fl.
David B Marwick b. 6.9.1908  in Milwaukee. d. 1973 Oradell, NJ
David b. 1865 spent his working life in the steel trade, rising to the position of general manager of a steel company.  Dorothy m. Lindsay Hawell of Howell.  She was an opera singer and once sang for the President at the White House.  A great granddaughter of David e-mailed me in 1998 after seeing my name on the internet.   (RCM)

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Lizzie Robertson  b. c1868 in Rousay F. John Robertson
M. Elizabeth Marwick
m. James C Laird of Tankerness in 1894 in Rousay - son of John Laird and Margaret Marwick
     b. 12.7.1864 in Tankerness
     No issue

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Mary Ann Marwick         b. 5.7.1869 in Rousay     d. 1962 F. Robert Marwick
had a son William Marwick   b. 2.7.1892 at Woo - went to Australia M. Ann Hourston
m. Hugh Corsie Robertson, Egilsay, later Langskaill (b. 1874), in 1903 in Rousay
 
Issue George Robertson                  b. 1905 Rousay
Annie Robertson b. 1907 Rousay
Hugh Robertson b. 1910 Rousay  d. age 30. Unmarried

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Jemima Baikie Marwick    of Stockness         b. 4.12.1871  in Rousay F. Robert Marwick
M. Ann Hourston
m. Magnus Marwick (b. 1851 in Edinburgh) in 1901 in Edinburgh      This family went to Australia in 1922.
Issue Magnus Marwick b. 1902 Edinburgh
Veira Marwick b. 1904 Edinburgh
Catherine Marwick b. 1906 Edinburgh

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Margaret Johan  Marwick       Scockness     F. Robert Marwick
b. 22.8.1876 in Rousay     d. 1970 M. Ann Hourston
had a son Robert W Marwick    b. 18.11.1903
m. Hugh Craigie in 1915 in Rousay
Issue Hugh Craigie b. 1918 Rousay
Anne Craigie b. 1920 Rousay
George Craigie b. 1922 Rousay

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Isabella Marwick     b. 18.4.1872 in Rousay F.  William Marwick
M. Sarah Leonard
m. Tom Work of Sunnybrae, St. Ola (b. 1871 in Kirkwall) in 1895 in Kirkwall
Issue Tom Work b. 1896 Kirkwall     in Glasgow 1964
William Work b. 1897 Kirkwall
Edwin Work b. 1899 Kirkwall     Killed in WW1
Ernest Work b. 1902 Kirkwall

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Elizabeth Marwick         Scockness     b. 15.7.1879 in Rousay F. Robert Marwick
M. Ann Hourston
m. John Maclennan in 1911 in Blythswood, Glasgow
Issue Margaret Maclennan
Dorothy Maclennan Margaret’s twin.  Unmarried
Ian Maclennan

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John Marwick        Breek    d. 1980   Postman F. William Marwick
M. Sarah Leonard
m. Aggie Johnston, Breek in 1913 in Rousay
Issue John Marwick b. 13.11.1913 Rousay
James Marwick b. 8.11.1914 Rousay
Hugh Marwick b. 17.11.1915 Rousay

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Jessie Marwick        Scockness             b. 12.11.1882 in Rousay F. Robert Marwick
  M. Ann Hourston
m. Robert Mainland of Essaquoy in 1915   (15.7.1891-1953)
Issue Robert Marwick Mainland b. 9.9.1916 Kirkwall
Margaret (Peggy) Mainland b. 26.3.1921
Mary (Molly) Mainland b. 14.11.1923

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Robert Marwick    Quoys, Wasbister     b. 10.2.1877 in Rousay   d. 1920 F. David Marwick
M. Ann Leonard
m. Jessie Dearness from Pharay( b. 1873) in 1898 in Kirkwall
Issue David D Marwick b. 1900 Kirkwall
Jessie Ann Marwick b. 1904 Kirkwall
Christina Marwick b. 1906 Kirkwall           Died young
Annie Marwick b. 1909 Kirkwall
Ruby Marwick b. 1911 Kirkwall

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Mary Ann Marwick     Quoys     b. 12.9.1886 in Rousay F. David Marwick
M. Ann Leonard
m. Andrew Laird, Castlehill, Wasbister, later Burray, in 1908 in Rousay
Issue Annie Laird b. 1909 Rousay
George Laird b. 1910 Sanday           Unmarried
Bella Laird b. 1914 Holm & Papay
Jeannie Laird b. 1916 Kirkwall
Andrew Laird b. 1919 Burray            Unmarried
Maggie Laird b. 1920 Burray
Ruby Laird b. 1923 Burray
Connie Laird b. 1929 Burray

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David Baikie Marwick    Quoys    b. 16.11.1890 in Rousay F. David Marwick
M. Ann Leonard
m. Mary Jean Pearson, Kirkgate in 1920 in Rousay
Issue Agnes Marwick b. 1920 Rousay
David Marwick b. 1925 Rousay
Cathie Marwick b. 1930 Rousay

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William Leslie Marwick     Kirkwall   b. 23.5.1895 in Rousay F. David Marwick
M.  Ann Leonard
m. Lily Milne, Burray in 1925 in Kirkwall
Issue William Marwick b. 1926 Kirkwall
Betty Marwick b. 1930 Kirkwall
 William L Marwick was assistant head postmaster in Kirkwall

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Maggie Ann Marwick    Brinian       b. 2.10.1884 in Rousay    F. Isaac Marwick
M. Sarah Harrold
m. William Hart  in 1916 in Morningside, Edinburgh
Issue William Hart Killed in WW2
Margaret Hart m. D. Ellis – Issue Christopher

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Betsy Ann Marwick      Guidal         b. 1871 in Otago, NZ F. Hugh Marwick
M. Lydia Gibson
m. Hamilton Hebden Horne, Warsetter, Sanday in 1900 in Rousay
Issue Lydia Horne b. 1902 Rousay        Unmarried
Alice Horne b. 1903 Rousay        Unmarried
Frazer Horne b. 1905 Rousay        Unmarried
Hugh Horne b. 1908 Rousay        Unmarried

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Jessie Marwick     Guidal      b. 13.11.1872 in Rousay     d. 1919 F. Hugh Marwick
M. Lydia Gibson
m. David Gibson of Langskaill (b. 25.12.1868)             No issue

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Isaac Marwick      Guidal      24.3.1875 in Rousay F. Hugh Marwick
M. Lydia Gibson
m. 1) Jean Macfarlane on 8.7.1912 in Durban, South Africa
Issue Ronald Marwick Died in S. Africa.  Unmarried
m. 2) Ruby Inkster      Died 1972
Issue Rhona Marwick

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Hugh Marwick (Dr)      b. 30.11.1882 F. Hugh Marwick
  M. Lydia Gibson
m. Jean Barnett
     
Issue Hugh Marwick - Died in boyhood as a result of an accident.
 
Dr. Marwick, scholar and author, was Director of Education for Orkney in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Annie Marwick     in Australia F. Hugh Marwick
  M. Margaret Sinclair
m. William Yorston
 
Issue Hugh Yorston    
  William Yorston    
  Thomas Yorston Killed in World War 1
  John Yorston    
  Betsy Yorston m. ---- Perkins        Issue – William and Julia
  Janet Yorston m. ---- McMaster     Issue – Julie, Sarah, & Gerald
 
 William, the second son, had sons, John d. 1973, William d. 1936 unmarried, and Richard d. 1936 – No issue.

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Hugh Yorston      Died 1943 in Australia F.  William Yorston
  M. Annie Marwick
m. Evelyn Holt (ms Taylor)
 
Issue Margaret (Doll) Yorston b. 24.12.1911  
  Evelyn Yorston b. 24.11.1915  
  Hughina Yorston b. 20.11.1922  
  Thomas Yorston Died in infancy  
  Robert Yorston Died in infancy  

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