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David Gibson     Langskaill    b. 1805. F. David Gibson

    

M. Jean Marwick

m.   Mary Inkster on 16.3.1837 in Rousay    b. 1814         Went to America      
 
Issue James Gibson    

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Isabella Gibson     b. 14.10.1802 in Langskaill      d. 1860        F.  David Gibson

 

M. Jean Marwick

m.   Alexander Marwick of Corse on 6.3.1829 in Rousay
 
Issue Ann Marwick b. 9.7.1829 Rousay
William Marwick b. 23.3.1832 Rousay
  David Marwick b. 11.9.1833 Rousay
Hannah Marwick b. 1838 Rousay
  Isabella Marwick b. 1842 Rousay              d. 1866
  Jean Marwick b. 1844 Rousay
 
 Hannah Marwick  married William Mainland but all their children died young.

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Alexander Gibson      Kirkwall         b. 7.11.1807 in Rousay F. David Gibson

 

M. Isabel Mainland

m.   Lydia Mainland, Bu, Wyre on 10.5.1849 in Rousay
 
Issue Nicol Gibson b. 10.6.1850 Rousay        Unmarried
  George Gibson b. 13.1.1852 Rousay
John Gibson b. 11.5.1853 Kirkwall      Went to Inverness
Annabella Gibson b. 1.1.1855 Kirkwall
Lydia Gibson b. 26.1.1857 Kirkwall       m. Linklater
Charlotte Gibson b. 1861 Kirkwall       m. T. Work       Australia
Robert Gibson  b. 3.8.1862 Kirkwall
Mary Alexina Gibson b. 14.5.1864 Kirkwall
  James Gibson b. 26.2.1867  Kirkwall
  Jeannie Gibson b. 19.8.1870 Kirkwall        m. T. Tulloch

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John Gibson    b. 2.8.1809 in Vacquoy       d. 1866 F. David Gibson

 

M. Isabel Mainland

m.   Barbara Craigie on 14.12.1832 in Rousay
 
Issue Cecilia Gibson b. 11.1.1834 Rousay
Alexander Gibson b. 16.7.1836 Rousay
  Mary Gibson b. 16.11.1839 Rousay
Hugh Gibson b. 11.11.1844 Rousay          joiner in Kirkwall
Ann Gibson b. 20.6.1847 Rousay         d. 1890 at Orquil, Rendall
  Isabella Gibson b. 21.10.1849 Rousay
 
   Ann Gibson married David Wood   in 1877 (his second marriage of three). 

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Nicol Gibson     Edinburgh      b. 7.7.1811 in Rousay F. David Gibson

 

M. Isabel Mainland

m.   Janet Harcus
 
Issue Isabella Gibson b. 1856 Rousay
  Mary Gibson Unmarried  
  Janet Gibson Unmarried  
  James Gibson    

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Barbara Craigie     b. 27.4.1811 in Rousay     d. 1892 F. Hugh Craigie

 

M. Cecilia Gibson

m.   John Gibson, Vacquoy on 14.12.1832 in Rousay      John died in 1866.
 
Issue    See entry for John Gibson

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Jean Gibson     Lower Burness, and Geo F. Hugh Gibson
b. 25.7.1815 in Rousay     d. 1892 M. Janet Marwick
 
m.1)     David Johnston, Heatherhouse, Sourin on 2.11.1835 in Rousay
 
Issue Isabella Johnston b 1835 Rousay
Margaret Johnston b.1839 Rousay
  John Johnston b. 1842 Rousay
 
m. 2)   Gilbert Craigie, Turbitail on 19.11.1843 in Rousay      Gilbert died in 1882 aged 62.
 
Issue Mary Craigie b. 2.8.1848 Rousay
William Craigie b. 27.8.1852 Rousay
James Craigie b. 6.10.1854 Rousay
David Craigie b.. 14.3.1857 Rousay
Hugh Craigie b. 6.4.1860 Rousay
  Jean Craigie b. 20.1.1863 Rousay

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Isabella Gibson     Lower Burness      b. 2.8.1821 in Rousay F. Hugh Gibson

 

M. Janet Marwick

m. James Harrold of Boray, Gairsay in 1846 in Rousay          His first marriage
 
Issue Ann Harrold b.26.9.1848  Rousay
  Margaret Harrold b. 2.2.1852  Rousay
  John Harrold b.11.2.1854  Rousay
  James Harrold b. 21.6.1856    Rousay           Unmarried

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Mary Gibson      Lower Burness    F. Hugh Gibson

b. 2.12.1835 in Rousay              d. 1925

M. Margaret Harcus

 
m.  John Mainland of Mid Cruseday.        His second marriage.      No issue.

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John Gibson        Finyo, and Langsteen   F.  Hugh Gibson

b. 10.2.1834 in Rousay    

M. Margaret Harcus

d. 1920 in Rousay
 
m. 1)    Lydia Craigie of Myres on 1.12.1857 in Rousay
 
Issue John Gibson b. 15.11.1858                Rousay            Went to Africa
Allan Gibson b. 5.12.1861 Rousay             Later at Bigland
  Lydia Craigie Gibson b. 4.10.1864 Rousay
Agnes Davie Gibson b. 17.2.1868 Rousay
m. 2)   Matilda Saunders      (1849-1925) on 30.11.1874 in Kirkwall             No issue.

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Alexander Gibson    Flintersquoy, Westside F. NK

Died 1848    

M. NK

Brother of David, of James, and of Cecilia
 
m. 1)  _______    Craigie.       No issue
 
m. 2)   Margaret Craigie
 
Issue James Gibson b. 24.3.1798 Rousay
 
m.3)   Jenny Mainland on 3.6.1836 in Rousay

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Isabella Gibson    Langskaill       F. George Gibson

b. 9.3.1827 in Rousay        d. 1903

M. Ann Mainland

m.   Hugh Sinclair, Stenisgorn on 10.12.1844 in Rousay    .  Hugh died in 1909 aged 88.
 
Issue David Sinclair b. 1.3.1846  Rousay
  Mary Sinclair b. 15.1.1848       Rousay
  Ann Sinclair b. 10.10.1849  Rousay
  Hugh Sinclair b. 28.10.1853  Rousay
  Janet Sinclair b. 9.1.1851  Rousay
  John Sinclair b. 23.12.1858  Rousay
  James Sinclair b. 26.7.1856  Rousay
  Robert Sinclair b. 9.1.1864  Rousay
  Isabella Sinclair b. 6.1.1866  Rousay
  George Sinclair b. 5.3.1862  Rousay
 
The Sinclairs were big, powerfully built men with voices to match. It is said that  Hugh A612 and his uncle, Robert Sinclair  of Swandale could shout to one another across the Bay of Saviskaill, in Rousay, a distance of at least 2 miles. This claim seems rather far fetched.

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Ann Gibson     Langskaill    F. George Gibson

b. 3.9.1829 in Rousay       d. 3.4.1907

M. Ann Mainland

 
m.   Hugh Craigie of Turbitail on 27.2.1852 in Rousay
 
Issue Ann Gibson Craigie b. 27.12.1854  Rousay
  Lydia Craigie b. 27.10.1858  Rousay
  Mary Jean Craigie b. 5.5.1860         Rousay      d. 1873
  Hugh Craigie b. 30.8.1866  Rousay      Later at Deithe.
  Maggie Craigie b. 25.9.1868  Rousay

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John Gibson     Langskaill           F. George Gibson

b. 2.12.1831 in Rousay   d. 1899

M. Ann Mainland

 
m.   Jane Gibson on 15.12.1853 in Rousay       b. 13.5.1834 in Rousay      d. 1910
 
Issue Mary Jane Gibson b. 14.4.1855  Rousay
John Gibson b. 17.11.1856  Rousay
  Annabina Gibson b. 19.11.1861  Rousay           Unmarried
  George Gibson b. 13.11.1863  Rousay 
  Robert Gibson b. 13.8.1865  Rousay
  David Gibson b. 25.12.1868  Rousay
  James Gibson b. 1.1.1871  Rousay           Died in childhood
  Alfred Gibson b. 10.9.1876  Rousay           Killed in WW1
  Alexander Gibson b. 25.10.1879   Rousay           Died in infancy

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Robina Gibson      Langskaill      F. George Gibson

b. 28.2.1834 in Rousay       d. 1895

M. Ann Mainland

 
m.   Williiam Marwick, Corse on 24.12.1857 in Rousay
 
Issue Ann Cattanach Marwick b. 19.10.1858  Rousay
  William Marwick b. 1.6.1862  Rousay
  Alexander Marwick b. 23.8.1865  Rousay       d. age 21
  Lydia Marwick b. 8.7.1867  Rousay
  James R Marwick b. 7.4.1868  Rousay       d. age 23
  Hannah Marwick b. 23.2.1871  Rousay
  Bella Marwick b. 28.5.1873  Rousay       d. 1879
  George Marwick b. 22.12.1875  Rousay       Died in infancy
  George Marwick b. 11.9.1877  Rousay

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Mary Gibson     Langskaill            F. George Gibson

b. 28.8.1836  in Rousay     d. 1927

M. Ann Mainland

 
m.   William Inkster Cogar, on 27.1.1859 in Rousay        William b. 1831    d. 1906
 
Issue William Inkster b. 11.11.1859 Rousay 
  David Inkster b. 1862 Rousay
  John Inkster b. 11.5.1863 Rousay        d. 19.9.1864
  Hugh Inkster b. 23.4.1864 Rousay        d. age 63      Unmarried
  John Gibson Inkster b. 8.2.1867 Rousay
  Robert Inkster b. 3.4.1869 Rousay         Died in infancy
  James Inkster b. 26.5.1871 Rousay
  Alexander Inkster b. 8.10.1873 Rousay         Died in infancy
  Mary Ann Inkster b. 1876 Rousay         Unmarried
  Robert Inkster b. 1879 Rousay         Unmarried

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Jane Gibson     Langskaill     F. George Gibson

 b. 27.4.1838 in Rousay     d. 1876

M. Ann Mainland

m.    David Wood  in 1.12.1865 in Rousay        His first of three marriages.
 
Issue David Wood b. 6.10.1866 Wyre
  Clara Wood b. 26.5.1873 Wyre
  Jessie Maggie Wood   Died in infancy

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Lydia Gibson      Langskaill          F. George Gibson

b. 28.6.1842 in Rousay     d. 1913

M. Ann Mainland

m.   Hugh Marwick, Guidal on 31.5.1870 in Rousay
 
Issue    See entry for Hugh Marwick

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David Gibson     Latterly of Hullion           F. George Gibson

b. 29.4.1844 in Rousay      d. 1920

M. Ann Mainland

 
m.  Ann Sinclair of Newhouse, Frotoft on 14.8.1868 in Rousay
 
Issue Mary Gibson b. 14.6.1869  Rousay
  Alice Gibson b. 4.7.1871  Rousay
  James Gibson b. 10.9.1872  Rousay
  George Gibson 29.9.1874  Walls        Went to USA
  John Gibson b. 1877  Walls
  Maggie Jessie Gibson b. 1879   Walls
  Hugh Gibson b.1880  Walls
  Annie Gibson b.1882  Walls
  Rose Ida Gibson b.1885  Walls
 
When John Craigie  went bankrupt in the merchant's business at Hullion, James Sinclair  of Newhouse bought it for his daughter Anne and her husband David Gibson .

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Robert Gibson     Langskaill       b. 17.2.1839 in Rousay F. Robert Gibson

 

M. Robina Irvine

m.   Isabella Craigie, Hullion on 27.10.1859 in Rousay
 
Issue Robert Gibson b. 3.12.1860 Rousay 
  Maggie Jessie Gibson b. 3.2.1862 Rousay           Unmarried
  John Gibson b. 31.10.1865 Rousay
  David Gibson b. 19.8.1867 Rousay           Drowned with his father.
  Hugh Gibson b. 15.3.1875 Rousay
       

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Mary Gibson     Langskaill          b. 14.7.1829 in Rousay      F. Robert Gibson

 

M. Robina Irvine

m.   Robert Gibson of Bigland on 27.2.1850 in Rousay        Went to Australia See.
 
Issue Robina Gibson b. 14.3.1851 Rousay 
  Robert Gibson   Australia       Unmarried
  Christina Gibson   Australia       Unmarried
  Samuel Gibson   Australia
  James Gibson   Australia       Unmarried
  Mary Gibson   Australia       Unmarried

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Jane Gibson     F. Robert Gibson

b. 13.5.1834 in Rousay     d. 1910

M. Robina Irvine

m.   John Gibson, Langskaill on 5.12.1853 in Rousay
 
Issue    See entry for John Gibson

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Margaret Gibson     Langskaill    F. Robert Gibson

b. 20.10.1836 in Rousay       d. 1912

M. Robina Irvine

m.   James Baikie Grieve, Howe, Egilsay on 24.12.1857 in Rousay
 
Issue Alexander Grieve b.1859 Egilsay
  Robert Grieve b. 22.2.1862 Egilsay
  Robina Grieve b. 5.4.1864 Egilsay
  Isabella Grieve b. 21.12.1867 Egilsay
  Maggie Grieve b. 1.6.1871 Egilsay     Unmarried    d. 1911 aged 40
  Jemima Grieve b. 27.4.1873 Egilsay
  James Grieve b. 27.4.1873 Egilsay
  Mary Jane Grieve b. 16.5.1874 Egilsay
  Catherine Grieve b. 1876 Egilsay
  Elizabeth Grieve b. 1884 Egilsay

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Isabella Gibson     Langskaill          F. Robert Gibson

b. 19.4.1851 in Rousay 

M. Robina Irvine

m.   Thomas Gibson, Quoys, Sourin on 30.3.1877 in Rousay           Went to Canada
 
Issue Robina Gibson b. 1877 Unmarried
  Margaret Jessie Gibson 1882-1930 m. T. H. Work
  Helen Gibson    
  Thomas William Gibson   m. Minnie Hunt
  Marion Gibson   m. George Inkster
 
Many descendants in Canada

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David Gibson      Langskaill,  later Sunnyside, St, Ola F. Robert Gibson

b. 30.7 1845 in Rousay 

M. Robina Irvine

 
m. Ann Mainland, Tratland on 15.10.1868 in Rousay
 
Issue Margaret Gibson b. 14.8.1869 Sandwick
  Robina Irvine Gibson b. 22.4.1872 Eday
  Sarah Ann Gibson b. 10.3.1874 Eday          Unmarried
  Mary Gibson b. 1876 Eday
  Jeannie Gibson b. 1878 Eday
  Rosalie Gibson b. 1882 Eday
  Ida Gibson b. 1888 Eday

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William Marwick     Corse          F. Alexander  Marwick

b. 23.3.1832 in Rousay     d. 1890

M. Isabella Gibson

 
m.   Robina Gibson, Langskaill on 24.12.1857 in Kirkwall
 
Issue    See entry for Robina Gibson.

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David Marwick      Shoemaker, Kirkwall F.Alexander  Marwick

b. 11.9.1833 in Kirkwall

M.Isabella Gibson

 
m.   Mary Mainland, Wyre on 18.11.1864 in Rousay            
 
Issue Mary Jane Marwick b. 12.1.1866 Rousay
  David Marwick b. 8.2.1871 Rousay
       

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Jean Marwick     Corse     F. Alexander  Marwick

b. 1834 in Rousay     d. 1909, age 65

M. Isabella Gibson

m.   James Robertson, Hunclet
Issue Isabella Robertson b. 14.12.1869 Rousay
  Mary Robertson b. 20.12.1872 Rousay
  Hannah Robertson b. 1876 Rousay
  James Robertson b. 1879 Rousay
  Maggie Robertson b. 1882 Rousay
Lydia Ann Robertson b. 1886 Rousay
  Lydia had 2 fancy goods shops in Kirkwall in the 1930s. 

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Ann Marwick    Corse     F. Alexander  Marwick

b. 9.7.1829 in Rousay        d. 1873 in Edinburgh  

M. Isabella Gibson

 
m.   James Cattanach, Edinburgh
 
Issue James Cattanach Died 1936  
  Kitty Cattanach Died 1930  
  Bada Cattanach Died 1928  

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George Gibson             F. Alexander Gibson

b. 13.1.1852 in Rousay       d. 1910 

M. Lydia Mainland

 
m.   Rebecca Pottinger of Westray 29.5.1854 - 1915)
 
Issue Alexander Gibson b. 1880 Kirkwall      No Issue
  James Pottinger Gibson b. 10.2.1881  Kirkwall
  George Nicol Gibson b. 1883 Kirkwall
  Jane Gibson b. 1885 Kirkwall
  Lydia Gibson b. 1886 Kirkwall
  Rose Stewart Gibson b. 1888 Kirkwall
  Elizabeth Margaret Gibson b. 17.2.1891 Kirkwall

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James Gibson F. Alexander Gibson

b. 26.8.1887 in Kirkwall 

M. Lydia Mainland

m.   Jeannie Work (not in Scotland)                 No issue

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Annabella Gibson       b. 1856 in Kirkwall F. Alexander Gibson

 

M. Lydia Mainland

m.   _______   Balfour in Canada
 
Issue Jessie Balfour   m.   _______   Scott(?)

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Mary Alexina Gibson      F. Alexander Gibson

 b. 14.5.1864 in Kirkwall       d. 13.3.1897 in Somerville, Mass, USA

M. Lydia Mainland

m.   James St Clair Harrold on 2.11.1889 in Boston, Mass, USA
       (b. 4.6.1861 in Gairsay, Orkney       d. 18.4.1901 in Somerville, Mass, USA)
 
Issue Rognvald St Clair Harrold b. 29.6.1891 Somerville, Mass, USA 
d. 1952 Toronto, Canada
m. Amelia Eunson in 1922 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    (b. 1893 in Aberdeen, Scotland) 
     Issue:  James Harrold  b.  9.4.1924 in Hamilton, Ontario
                                       d. 15.3.1969 in Columbus, Ohio
  Hilda Harrold b. 4.7.1893 Somerville, Mass, USA 
m. William Linklater       Issue: William Linklater
  David Harrold b. 29.6.1894 Somerville, Mass, USA 
  Adelaide Harrold b. 24.5.1896  Somerville, Mass, USA

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Robert Gibson              b. 3.8.1862 in Kirkwall F. Alexander Gibson

 

M. Lydia Mainland

m.   in USA
 
Issue George Gibson  USA  
  James Gibson  USA  
  Jack Gibson  USA  

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Alexander Gibson     b. 16.7.1836   Vacquoy   d. 1887 F. John Gibson

 

M. Barbara Craigie

m.    Margaret Learmonth, Westness on 26.7.1860 in Rousay        d. 1891, age 55
 
Issue Anne Gibson b. 31.8.1862  Rousay        d. 1879
  Barbara Gibson b. 5.8.1864  Rousay
  Maggie Gibson b. 9.10.1865  Rousay
  John Gibson b. 19.8.1867  Rousay
  Elsie Clara Gibson b. 5.10.1869  Rousay
  Alice Gibson b. 1.7.1873  Rousay
 
Alexander Gibson designed and built the Wasbister School which was opened in 1881. The family later moved to the Stromness area.

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Mary Gibson      Vacquoy         b. 16.11.1869 in Rousay F. John Gibson

 

M. Barbara Craigie

m.   John Logie, Shepherd, Quoygrinnie on 15.3.1872 in Rousay
 
Issue Mary Logie b. 1873 Rousay
  Margaret Logie b. c.1877 Rousay          d. 1882
  John Logie b. 1880 Rousay          Killed in WW1

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Isabella Gibson       b. 22.10.1849 Vacquoy      d. 1911       F. John Gibson

 

M. Barbara Craigie

m.   Magnus Kirkness, Blacksmith, Quoyostray
 
Issue John Kirkness b. 23.8.1870 Rousay
  Frederick Kirkness b. 1.1.1872 Rousay
  Isabella Kirkness b. 1877 Rousay
  Mary Kirkness b. 1.12.1881 Rousay

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Isabella Gibson      b. 1856 Rousay     d. 24.11.1947 Windsor, NSW F. Nicol Gibson

 

M. Janet Harcus

m.   John Gibson (Dr)     Langskaill
 
Issue Janet Winifred Gibson b. 1887  Edinburgh
  Alfred  John Gibson b. 1888  Edinburgh
 
This family went to Australia in 1889

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James Gibson F. Nicol Gibson

 

M. Janet Harcus

m.   Minnie Gray in 1889 in Edinburgh
 
Issue Robert Gibson  20.4.1891 Edinburgh
  Reggie Gibson    
  Rognvald Gibson    
  Kathleen Gibson    

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Margaret Johnston         b. 1839  Burness, Rousay   F. David Johnston

 

M. Jean Gibson

m.   Edward Louttit, Lower Blackhammer, Wasbister in 1861.      Later went to Stronsay.
 
Issue Mary Jean Louttit b. 20.2.1866 Egilsay        m.----- Mainland
  Alexander Louttit b. 17.12.1867 Rousay        Died young
  David Louttit b. 5.12.1869 Stronsay      Went to Canada
  Margaret Louttit b. 1.7.1872 Stronsay
  Betsy Louttit b. c1877 Stronsay       Went south
  Eleanor Louttit and twin b. 16.10.1881 Stronsay       Died young 
 
The laird expelled Edward from Rousay  for taking seagull eggs from the cliffs at the Lobist.

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Isabella Johnston        b. 1833   Burness, Rousay F. David Johnston

 

M.  Jean Gibson

m.   George Eunson from Fair Isle, Shetland on 1.5.1857 in Westray         b. 1832
 
Issue James Eunson  b. 4.11.1857 Westray          Went south
  George Eunson  b. 3.12.1859 Stronsay         d. in Stronsay
  Isabella Eunson  b. c1876 Stronsay         m. Thomas Cutt

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John Johnston       b. c1842    Testaquoy, Wyre        d. 1927 F. David Johnston

Engineer on SS Lizzie Burroughs

M. Jean Gibson

m.   Ann Sabiston, Ha'breck, Wyre.    Ann died in 1919 aged 82.
 
Issue Hugh Johnston  b. 1861 Wyre
Mary Ann Johnston b. 30.11.1864 Wyre       d. 1884, age 19
  John Johnston b. 2.7.1868 Wyre       m. __  Ritch (Aberdeen)
Agnes Johnston b. 19.2.1871 Wyre       m. Tom Hunter    d. Thurso..
Sarah Ann Johnston b. c1875 Wyre       m. John Mainland  d. Canada.
James Johnston b. 1881 Wyre        d. 1961 aged 80
   

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Mary Craigie      Lower Burness  F. Gilbert Craigie

 b. c1842  d. 1927

M. Jean Gibson

 
m. James Low, Quoyjennie, Frotoft in 1880.       James died in 1917 aged 69.   
 
Issue Mary Jean Low b. 25.10.1881 Rousay
James Low b. c1883 Rousay       Gardener at Westness 
The parents of James Low were James Low and Christina Hourston.

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