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John Craigie    Hullion

F.  John Craigie

1826 – 1881

M. Margaret Inkster

 

m. Sarah Sinclair, Tratland in 1851

     

Issue

See entry for Sarah Sinclair

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Anne Craigie   Hullion

F.  John Craigie

1828 - 1872

M. Margaret Inkster

 

m. 1)   Hugh Wood in 1859.  Hugh died in 1861 aged 27

 

Issue

Mary Ann Wood

b. 1860

 

 

m. 2) James Johnston                His first marriage

 

Issue

James Johnston

b. 1867

 

 

Isabella Johnston

b. 1870

 

 

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Isabella Craigie           Hullion

F.  John Craigie

b. 1838

M. Margaret Inkster

 

m.   Robert Gibson, Langskaill in 1859

 

Issue See entry for Robert Gibson

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Drummond Craigie      Whome, Westside

F.  NK

Brother of Mitchell Craigie

M.  NK

 

m.1) Isabel Craigie

 

Issue

William Craigie

b. 3.5.1798

 

 

James Craigie

b. 28.7.1801

 

 

Mary Craigie

b. 1792

d. 1876

 

 

 

 

m.2) Barbary Murray in 1804

 

Issue

Betty Craigie

b. 29.7.1805

Postwoman for many years.

 

Alexander Craigie

b. 25.4.1808

At Kettlewhoam

 

 

 

 

m.3) Giles Graigie in 1822       Issue ??

 

 

 

 

Magnus, Charles, and John, probably of the first marriage, are said to have gone to America.

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William Craigie   Whoam, later Quoycare.

F. Drummond Craigie

1798 - 1880

M. Isabel Craigie

 

m. Janet Leonard in 1822.  Janet died in 1877, aged 75.

     Janet’s parents were Peter Leonard and Isabella Flaws

 

Issue

James Craigie

b. 4.5.1823

 

 

Jane Craigiet

b. 19.10.1829

At Mansmasshill

 

Peter Craigie

b. 17.11.1727

 

 

Thomas Craigie

b. 19.11.1831

At Quoycare.

 

Magnus Craigie

b. 13.11.1833

At Quoycare

 

Mary Craigie

b. 22.9.1836

At Quoycare

    m. William Foulis of Kirkwall in 1862

 

William Craigie

b. 26.8.1838

At Quoycare

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Alexander Craigie   Whoam, later Falquoy.

F. Drummond Craigie

b. 1808

M. Barbara Murray

 

m. Anne Murray, Tofts, Quandal.  Anne died in 1884 aged 71.

 

Issue

Mary Craigie

b. 16.7.1837

At Whoam.

 

Janet Craigie

b. 7.10.1838.

At Whoam

 

John Craigie

b. 27.4.1842

 A tailor

 

Margaret Craigie

b. 21.1.1847

Died young?

 

James Craigie

b. 11.7.1850

At Loweshouse

 

Alexander Gibson Craigie

b. 12.2.1853

At Loweshouse

 

Magnus Craigie

b. 24.4.1856

 

 

Ann's parents were Magnus Murray and Janet Robertson, whose other children were Janet Murray b. 3.7.1819, Charles Murray b. 22.12.1821, and Mary Murray b. 17.7.1824.  Magnus Murray is said to have been the first farmer in Rousay to own a horse-drawn cart.

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Mary Craigie      Falquoy

F.  Alexander Craigie

1837 – 1916

M. Ann Murray

 

m. Paterson Craigie, Claybank, later Veira Lodge, in 1858.

 

Issue

James Craigie

b. 12.2.1860

Died in infancy.

 

James Paterson Craigie

b. 16.2.1862

 

 

Robert Craigie

b. 26.3.1866

 

 

Ann Elizabeth Craigie

b. 5.1.1879

 

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Janet Craigie        Falquoy

F.   Alexander Craigie

b. 1847

M. Ann Murray

 

m. John Inkster, Upper Cogar.  His first marriage.

 

Issue

Margaret Inkster

b. 26.1.1866

Maggie o’ Deithe

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James Craigie             Falquoy

F.   Alexander Craigie

1850 – 1929

M.  Ann Murray

 

m. Janet Sinclair, Stenisgorn

     
 Issue See entry for Janet Sinclair  
     
James Craigie and Mary Craigie of Greystane had a daughter Mary Jessie b. 17.5.1872

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Alexander G Craigie   Falquoy, later Eyerybist.

F.   Alexander Craigie

b. 1853

M.  Ann Murray

 

m. Jane Elizabeth Gillespie at Thurso in 1879. 

 

Issue

Daisy Craigie

b. 29.6.1880

Died young.

 

Annabella Craigie

b. 31.5.1882

At Lingro.  Unmarried

 

Edith Mary Craigie

b. 13.4.1885

At Lingro.  Unmarried

 

Beatrice Laing Craigie

b. 16.5.1887

At Lingro.  Unmaried

 

Emily Seatter Craigie

b. 17.2.1891

At Lingro.  Unmaried

 

Ivy Cooper Craigie

b. 24.3.1892

Unmarried

 

Hilda Keith Spark Craigie

b. 16.1.1897

Died young.

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Magnus Graigie    Falquoy, later Plivarha’

F.   Alexander Craigie

b. 1856     Was a renowned fiddler

M.  Ann Murray

 

m. Ellen Cooper at Holm in 1879.

 

Issue

Maggie Ann Craigie

b. 17.5.1880

At Claybank

 

Alexander Craigie

b. c1879

 

 

Magnus Craigie

b. 4.8.1881

At Claybank

 

Betsy Craigie

b. 20.8.1882

Died in infancy

 

Williamina Logie Craigie

b. 25.8.1883

 

 

Clara Craigie

b. 5.5.1885

 

 

James Craigie

b. 18.7.1886

Went to Canada

 

Mary Jessie Craigie

b. 22.7.1887

Died in infancy

 

David Craigie

b. 9.8.1888

 

 

John Craigie

b. 18.2.1890

 

 

Lily Craigie

b. 11.5.1891

 

 

Alice Gibson Craigie

b. 9.10.1893

 

 

Helen Mary Craigie

b. 5.8.1898

At Plivarha’

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Ann Elizabeth Craigie              Veira Lodge

F.  Paterson Craigie

1879 - 1958

M.  Mary Craigie

 

had a son by Hugh Sinclair   See

 

 

James Sinclair

b. 19.1.1903

Died 1895. Unmarried.

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Margaret Inkster  Upper Cogar

F.  John Inkster

b. 1886

M.  Janet Craigie

 

m. Hugh Craigie,  Joiner, Turbitail, later Diethe Grieve

 

Issue See entry for Hugh Craigie  

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James Craigie  Milnhouse, later Claybank.

F.  William Craigie

1789 - 1864

M.  Christian Harrold

 

m.1) Betty Marwick on 6.1.1815 in Rousay

 

Issue

Margaret Craigie

b. 1.11.1815

 

 

John Craigie

b. 30.12.1817

At Geordroine, Sourin

 

William Craigie

b. 13.5.1820

At Geordroine, Sourin

 

James Craigie

b. 21.8.1822

At Quoyferras (Faro)

 

Hugh Craigie

b. 22.11.1825

At Guidal

 

Mary Craigie

b. 24.10.1828

Unmarried

 

Paterson Craigie

b. 10.1.1832

At Claybank

 

m.2) Jean Craigie, Claybank

 

Issue

Robert Craigie

b. 15.10.1835

 

 

David Craigie

b. 1839

 

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Margaret Craigie      Claybank

F.   James Craigie

b. 1815

M.  Betty Marwick

 

m. James Grieve, Nethermill, 1845

 

Issue

Jean Grieve

b. 1846

m. Duncan McLean

 

Margaret Grieve

b. 1846

m. William Sabiston

 

Mary Grieve

b. 1849

 

James Grieve b. 1852  d. 1932

 

m.Isabella Alexander, daughter of James Alexander and Douglas Garson.

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John Craigie    Joiner, Fa’doon

F.   James Craigie

1817 - 4.5.1886

M.  Betty Marwick

 

m. Betsy Sinclair, Swandale in 1861.

 

Issue See entry for Betsy Sinclair  

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William Craigie  1820 – 1900

F.   James Craigie

Cogar, later Old School

M.  Betty Marwick

Fisherman.  In his younger days he worked for the Hudson Bay Company, and with his savings he set up a shop at Cogar. The shop was later transferred to the Old School, now Ivybank.

 

m. Margaret Inkster, Cogar in 1853.  Margaret lived from 1833 to 1876.

 

Issue

William M Craigie

b. 8.5.1854.

 Minister, died at sea aged 24

 

Elizabeth Craigie

b. 13.11.1856

Died young

 

John Craigie

b. 12.12.1859

 

 

James Craigie

b. 1863

 

 

Mary Craigie

b. 13.12.1865

Unmarried

 

Hugh Grieve Craigie

b. 1.8.1869

 

 

Hugh Craigie

b. 21.12.1875

 

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James Craigie      Farmer, Claybank

F.   James Craigie

1822 - 1905

M.  Betty Marwick

 

m. Isabella Kirkness, Quoyostray, in 1868

 

Issue

Isabella Craigie

b. 13.7.1869

 

 

Mary Kirkness Craigie

b. 6.6.1871

d.1959

 

James Craigie

b. 23.2.1873

d.1911

 

John Kirkness Craigie

b. 1.8.1876

Later at Corse.

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Hugh Craigie               Turbitail

F.   James Craigie

1825 - 1906

M.  Betty Marwick

 

m. Ann Gibson, Langskaill in 1852.

 

Issue See entry for Ann Gibson  

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Paterson Craigie   Claybank, later Veira Lodge

F.   James Craigie

1832 - 1916     Blacksmith.

M.  Betty Marwick

 

m. Mary Craigie, Falquoy

.

Issue See entry for Mary Craigie,  

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Hugh Craigie    Brough, Westside

F.  Hugh Craigie

b. 1778

M.  Janet Marwick

 

m. Isabel Craigie in 1803.  Isabel was born in 1781, died between 1851 and 1861

 

Issue

Hugh Craigie

b. 11.9.1804

 

 

Janet Craigie

b. 14.5.1807

 

 

Janet Craigie

b. 20.7.1808

 

 

Henry Craigie

b. 30.1.1811

 

 

Mary Craigie

b. 14.4.1813

d. 1858 at Deithe.  Unmarried

 

William Craigie

b. 7.9.1815

 

 

Betty Craigie

b. 19.11.1817

At Nether Quendale

 

Grace Craigie

b. 20.4.1820

At Mid Quendale

 

Peter Craigie

b. 15.6.1823

At Mid Quendale

 

John Craigie

b. 11.3.1828

At Mid Quendale

 

The parents, along with Mary and John, had moved to Deithe by 1851. . John married Margaret McKinlay daughter of William McKinlay  from Curkland in Egilsay in 1856.  They were still at Deithe in 1891.

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Hugh Craigie   New Grindly, Brinian.

F.  Hugh Craigie

b. 1804

M.  Isabel Craigie

 

m. Margaret Harrold (ms Marwick) in 1823.  Her second marriage.

 

Issue

Jean Craigie

b. 28.11.1823

Died young.

 

Betty Craigie

b.  20.3.1826

Died on voyage.

 

Richard Harrold Craigie

b. 9.9.1828

 

 

This family emigrated to Dunedin, New Zealand in 1848 after the death of their elder daughter.  The younger daughter died on the voyage.  With them went Sinclair Harrold and James Harrold, Margaret's sons by her first marriage.  Also with them were Sinclair's wife, Barbara Sinclair , and James' wife, Agnes Grieve.

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Richard H Craigie    Born in Rousay in 1828.

F.  Hugh Craigie

Died in New Zealand in 1917

M.  Margaret Harrold

 

m. 1)  Mary Marwick from Woo.

 

Issue

See entry for  Mary Marwick

 

m. 2) Isabella Marwick, sister of Mary above.

 

Issue See entry for Isabella Marwick  

 

The story of Richard Craigie and his family is told in the booklet, 'Craigielea' by Ronald J Stuart, Richard's great grandson.  A copy of that booklet is held in the Orkney Room at Kirkwall Library.  

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Hugh Gibson                Bigland

F.  Alan Gibson

Died in 1977 aged 76.

M.  Aggie Sinclair

 

m. Jessie Alexina (Cissie) Craigie, Furse in 1925.  No issue.

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Stanley Gibson       Bigland, later Lopness

F.  Alan Gibson

Died in 1988, aged 82.

M.  Aggie Sinclair

 

m. Alice Craigie, Furse.  d. 1995 aged 90.

 

Issue See entry for Alice Craigie

 

Stanley was a skilled stonemason and builder.

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James G Craigie  Old School, Wasbister

F.  William Craigie

 Later renamed  Ivybank

M.  Margaret Inkster

 

m. Annabella Chalmers, Stronsay in 1900  (her parents were James Chalmers and Ann Flaws.

 

Issue

Annie Flaws Craigie

b. 21.2.1901

 

 

William Marwick Craigie

b. 18.4.1902

 

Margaret (Rita) Craigie b.  5.7.1908
James Craigie was Clerk to the School Board, and Clerk to the Parish Council. He had a shop at Ivybank for many years.
Annie Craigie was the teacher at Wasbister for a few years in the early 1920s.  She married George Scarth of Kirkwall and went to Canada.

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John K Craigie                        Corse

F. James Craigie

1876 - 1951

M. Isabella Kirkness

 

m. Annabella Scarth in 1899.  Annabella died in 1944 aged 69.   See

 

Issue

James Forbes Craigie

b. 22.11.1899

Died 1970. Unmarried.

 

Isabella Inskster Craigier

b. 8.7.1901

.

    m. William Stevenson.  Issue – Ronald d. 2004 age 82.

 

Mary Louise Craigie

b. 25.2.1903

 

 

John Craigie

b. 12.1.1905

 

 

Maggie Craigie

b. 1906

 d.1958 aged 51

    m. Jim Grieve, Westness See
  William Craigie    

 

Frederick Craigie

 

 

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William M Craigie    Ivybank

F.  James Craigie

1902 - 1964.   Joiner

M.  Annabella Chalmers

 

m.  Annie Johnston, Breek.  Daughter of Aggie Johnston.  Annie died in 1986 aged 76.

 

Issue

James Craigie

 

 

 

Margaret Craigie

 

 

 

Anita Craigie

 

 

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Margaret Forrest Inkster (Rita) Craigie,   Ivybank

F.  James Craigie

b. 1902

M.  Annabella Chalmers

 

m. John C Marwick, Innister, later Greenigoe, Orphir

 

Issue See entry for John C Marwick  

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Jean Grieve    Clumpy

F.  James Grieve

1846 – 1924

M.  Margaret Craigie

 

m. Duncan McLean from Ross-shire.  Roadman in Rousay.

 

Issue

Maggie Ann McLean

 

 

 

John McLean

 Drowned at Stronsay

 

Kenneth McLean

 Went to New York.

 

Duncan's quarry near the top of the Leean road is named after the above Duncan.

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James Craigie       Ivybank, later Dounby

F.  William M. Craigie

 

M.  Annie Johnston

m. Harriet Sinclair in 1965

 

Issue

Michael Craigie

b. 1965

 

 

Stewart Craigie

b. 1966

 

 

Neil Craigie

b. 1969

 

 

Fiona Craigie

b. 1974

 

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Margaret Craigie    Ivybank, later Kirkwall.

F.  William M. Craigie

 

M.  Annie Johnston

m. Oliver Campbell

 

Issue

David Campbell

 m. Lorraine Cumming

 

 

Anne Campbell

 m. Ian Woolley

 

 

Ian Campbell

 m. Jacie Leslie

 

 

Joyce Campbell

 

 

 

Alan Campbell

 m. Sylvia Ratter

 

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Anita Craigie    Ivybank, later Sanday.

F.  William M. Craigie

 

M.  Annie Johnston

m. Andrew John Thomson, Sanday in 1962.

 

Issue

Andrew Thomson

 m. Fernyhough

 

 

Diane Thomson

 m. Robert Calder Grieve

 

Bruce Thomson

 

 

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Maggie Ann McLean               

F.   Duncan McLean

Died in 1973 aged 91.

M.  Jean Grieve

 

m. John Wylie, fisherman, Grindlesbreck.

 

Issue

Maggie Ann Wylie

 

 

 

John Wylie

 d. 1947, age 34

 

Mary Wylie

 

 

 

James William Wylie

 b. 30.12.1914

 Issue: Mabel    m. Besant

 

Magnus Wylie

 d. 1979,  age 63, unmarried

 

Eva Wylie

 

 

John Wylie hailed from Burray, coming to Rousay as a farm servant at Westness.  Died 1946, age 65.  Eva Wylie died 1960 aged 34.  Unmarried.

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Mary Wylie     Grindlesbreck

F.  John Wylie

Died 1985, aged 84

M.  Maggie Ann McLean

 

m. Thomas Gibson, Broland.

 

Issue See entry for Thomas Gibson

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James Craigie             Cruar

F.  James Craigie

1809 – 1870

M.  Janet Craigie

 

m. Elizabeth Mainland, Avalsay on 21.1.1840.

 

Issue

William Craigie

b. 20.3.1841

 

 

Martha Craigie

b. 30.1.1846

Died 1864.  Unmarried.

 

Margaret Craigie

b. 14.11.1850

Died 1863

 

Jane Craigie

b. 9.5.1856

Died 1866

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William Craigie    Cruar

F.  James Craigie

1841 - 1906

M.  Elizabeth Mainland

 

m. Ann Mainland, Banks, Sourin in 1870.  Ann lived from 1839 to 1913.

 

Issue

James Craigie

b. 18.10.1870

 

 

William Craigie

b. 11.2.1872

 

 

William Mainland Craigie

b. 23.3.1874

Died 1939

 

John Mainland Craigie

b. 6.1.1877

 

 

David Mainland Craigie

b. 9.10.1870

Died 1955

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James Craigie  Fisherman, Cruar

F.   William Craigie

1870 - 1903

M.  Ann Mainland

 

m. Helen Louttit, Digro in 1892.  Her first marriage.

 

Issue

James William Craigie

b. 7.6.1892

 

 

John Craigie

b. 29.4.1894

Died aged 5 months.

 

Helen Craigie

b. 11.2.1896

At West Creya

 

William Craigie

b. 28.7.1898

Died in 1902

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John M Craigie     Cruar

F.   William Craigie

1877 - 1957

M.  Ann Mainland

 

m. Alexina Craigie, Falquoy.  No issue.

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James W Craigie   Essaquoy, later Cavit.

F.  James Craigie

1892 - 1962

M.  Helen Louttit

 

m. Lizzie Craigie, Bu, Wyre..  Lizzie died in 1973 aged 78.

 

Issue

James Craigie

paralyzed since childhood.  d. 1984.  Unmarried.

  Annie Craigie d. 1991.  Unmarried  

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Helen Craigie             

F.  James Craigie

d. 1980

M.  Helen Louttit

 

m. John Harcus from Westray.  Gorehouse, later St. Ola.  John died in 1980.

 

Issue

Helen (Nellie) Harcus

 

 

 

Angus Harcus

 

 

 

John Harcus

 

 

 

James Harcus

 

 

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John Craigie     Grips, Sourin

F.  James Craigie

b. 1826

M.  Janet Grieve

 

m. Mary Wood Marwick, Midgar in 1863.

 

Issue

Mary Christian Craigie

b. 24.5.1865

 

 

John Marwick Craigie

b. 30.11.1866

 

 

Jessie Ann Muir Craigie

b. 22.9.1868

 

 

Maggie Craigie

b. 25.3.1872

 m.George Hackeston, a policeman. (See)

 

Jemima Craigie

b. 17.7.1876

 

  James Marwick Craigie b. 10.7.1878  
       
  The whole of this family went south, but only John returned to Orkney. Prior to that, he had been coachman to the Coats family in Paisley of AJ and P Coats, Threadmills. On leaving their service, he was presented with a bicycle, the first one to come to Rousay.

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John M Craigie                       Breck

F.  John Craigie

1866 - 1962

M.  Mary Wood Marwick

 

m. Helen Craigie (ms Louttit)  Her second marriage.

 

Issue

John Craigie

b. 30.3.1908

 

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John Craigie                Breck, later Kirkwall.

F.  John M. Craigie

1908 - 1994

M.  Helen Louttit

 

m. Jean Clouston, Upper Knarston in 1933.  See

 

Issue

Lena Craigie

 Died 1980

 

 

Cora Craigie

 

 

 

Lilian Craigie

 

 

 

Pat Craigie

 

 

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Lena Craigie                Breck

F.  John Craigie

 

M.  Jean Clouston

m. Andrew Munro, Breval.  See

       

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