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Charles Craigie   Rusness, Wyre

F.   William Craigie

1909 - 1991

M.   Isabella Scott Flaws

 

m.   Mary Ann Petrie, Onzibist, Wyre in 1938.

 

Issue

Sylvia Craigie

 m. William Delday.

 

Isabel Craigie

 m. James Marwick   His first marriage

 

Evelyn Craigie

 m. Edward Smith, Shetland.

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Hugh Craigie    Lerkquoy, Wasbister

F.   NK

 

M.  NK

 m.   Sicilia Gibson, Langskaill in 1808

 

Issue

Mary Craigie

b. 6.1.1810

 

 

William Craigie

b. 27.4.1811     

At Grithin

 

Barbara Craigie

b. 27.4.1811     

Twin of William

 

Hugh Craigie

b. 1.5.1813       

At Grithin

 

Isabel Craigie

b. 20.4.1815                 At Hillhouse, above Claybank.

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Mary Mainland   Vaddy, Egilsay.

F.   Robt. Mainland  See

Died 1922 aged 69

M.   Janet Sinclair

 

m.   James Donaldson, North Tafts, Egilsay

 

Issue

James Donaldson

b. 1886  m. Marion Seator (Stronsay)

 

Jessie Donaldson

b. 1883

 

 

Mary Isabella Donaldson

1876-1909  Unmarried

 

Ann (?) Donaldson

m. David Chalmers, Stronsay

 

Robina Donaldson

b. 1881

 m. James Seatter, Howe. His second marriage

 

Nellie A Donaldson.

1890-1894 

 

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Alexander Gibson        Stenisgorn

F.   James Gibson

1789 - 1873

M.   Katherine Inkster

 

m.   Janet Carmichael Marwick, Furse on 10.1.1822 in Rousay.

 

Issue

Betty Gibson

b. 13.6.1823     

Stenisgorn.

John Inkster Gibson     b. 18.3.1825  Stenisgorn.
Janet Gibson b. 21.6.1827 Bucket, Wasbister
Mary Sarle Gibson b.12.5.1830 Bucket, Wasbister
David Gibson b. 15.10.1832 Hulterburn (Kirkgate)
James Gibson b. 25.8.1838   Pow, Westside

 

Later, this family lived at Geo, Westness and latterly the parents lived at Skaill.  Janet died at Elseness, Sanday in 1878 aged 81.

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Betty Gibson  Geo, Westness

F.   Alexander Gibson

13.6.1823 - 17.1.1900

M.  Janet C  Marwick

 

m. John Logie  (29.6.1829 - 1911) on 16.4.1851 in Rousay        No issue

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Janet Gibson    Geo, Westness

F.   Alexander Gibson

b. 21.6.1827      d. 19.7.1889 in Sanday

M.   Janet C  Marwick

 

m. 1)  David Inkster on 13.7.1857.   See

 

m. 2)   John Sclater, Flesher and Grocer,  Kirkwall in 1865

 

Issue

James Sclater

b. 1867

 

 

Jessie Sclater              

b. 1868

 

 

Margaret Jane Sclater

b. 1871

 

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Mary Sarle Gibson   Geo, Westness

F.   Alexander Gibson

b. 12.5.1830

M.   Janet C  Marwick

 

m. William Learmonth of Westness Farm on 5.6.1857

 

These are Bertie Learmonth's grandparents.  Bertie married Violet Inkster.  George Learmonth of Westness, who hailed from East Lothian, took a lease of the farm of Elseness in Sanday and put his son William in it.

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James Gibson  Geo, Westness,  Ploughman

F.   Alexander Gibson

b. 25.8.1838           d. 1898 in Kirkwall

M.   Janet C  Marwick

 

m.   Margaret Dickson,  Nurse  (1845 - 1894)

 

Issue

Margaret Gibson          

b. 1860

Janet Inkster Gibson b. 1862

 

Mary Learmonth Gibson

b. 26.6.1867

 

James Gibson

b. 12.8.1871

d. 21.08.1906

William Iverach Gibson b. 12.8.1871
John Gibson b. 1874 d.1896 in Australia
Mary L Gibson married Thomas L Drever.  They were the maternal grandparents of  Norman James Logie.

 

James Gibson married Harriet Simpson and had 4 children including James Edgar Gibson (m. Peggy Mathieson).  

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David Mainland         Tratland, Rousay

F.   NK

b. 1769 M.  NK
d. 1855, age 86, in Tratland, Rousay

 

m. 1)   Margaret Sinclair

 

Issue

William Mainland

b. 25.1.1795

 

 

Robert Mainland

b. 19.5.1798

 

 

Barbara Mainland

b. 27.12.1799

 

 

James Mainland

b. 1.6.1802

 

 

Ann Mainland                 

b. 26.11.1804

 

 

Jean Mainland                

b. 29.10.1806

 

 

David Mainland

b. 19.5.1808

 

 

Mary Mainland

b. 8.6.1796

 

 

m. 2)  Marion Mainland of Cotafea on 25.11.1811  (Daughter of James Mainland & Marion Hiddel)

 

Issue

Alexander Mainland         

b. 6.9.1812

 

 

John Mainland                

b. 1.3.1819

 

 

Betty Mainland               

b. 8.4.1821

 

 

Hugh Mainland

b. 18.1.1814

 

 

Alexander, with either James or Robert, were drowned off Scabra Head, Rousay with James Sinclair.

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William A Mainland               

F.   NK

 

M.  NK

 Brother of David Mainland and of Alexander Mainland.

 

William fought at the Battle of Trafalgar and was awarded the Navy Medal with Trafalgar bar in 1848. Lived latterly in North or South Shields. For many years, William's medal was in New Zealand where presumably it was taken by one of the children of William's nephew, John . In recent times it was returned to George Mainland  who had the tattered ribbon replaced. It is now in the possession of John Mainland , the great, great grand-nephew of the man to whom it was awarded.

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Alexander Mainland   Cruseday, Frotoft         d. before 1851

F.   NK

 

M.  NK

m. 1) Margaret Grieve of Hurtiso on 27.11.1804

Issue

William Mainland

b. 16.12.1804

 

 

John Mainland

b. 18.5.1807

 

JMary Mainland

b. 17.6.1809

 

Julia (Giles) Mainland

b. 22.11.1811

Stewart Mainland b. 24.11.1815

 

Alexander Mainland

b. 4.2.1819 

 

m. 2) Janet Kirkness on 6.122.1833, who died 1882 aged 84.  Daughter of James Kirkness and Ann Harrold.

 

Issue

Janet Mainland

b. 13.10.1835

 

 

John Mainland

b. 23.2.1839

Triplet                   The only triplets

 

James Mainland

b. 23.2.1839

Triplet                    found in the 

 

Margaret Mainland

b. 23.2.1839

Triplet                    Rousay records

 

William Mainland

b. 30.7.1841     

 

 

Margaret Mainland married James Harrold  and lived in Mid Cruseday. She died in 1923 and he in 1909   

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John Mainland   Cruseday            Boat builder

F.  David Mainland

1.3.1819 10.12.1907    

M.  Marion Mainland

 

m.   Lydia Mowat from Scowan on 26.11.1852.     Lydia lived from 1829 till 1903.

 

Issue

Hugh L Mainland

b. 20.2.1854                 Died Dunedin 1947. Unmarried

 

John M Mainland

b. 10.9.1855                 Killed on railway in NZ.

 

Mary Mainland

b. 14.10.1857

m. George Robertson, Grand Haven Michigan

 

Jane Hughina Mainland

b. 28.3.1860

Went to NZ

 

Janet Mainland

b. 13.10.1862

 m. ____ Traill, Grand Haven, Michigan

 

Duncan Mainland

b. 31.5.1865     

Died in infancy

 

Betsy Craigie Mainland

b. 16.2.1867

 

 

Isabella Mainland

b. 25.8.1869                  Died at Longstane 1959

Lydia Ann Mainland b. 18.6.1873                  Died at Longstane 1955

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John Mainland     Mid Cruseday 

F.   Alexander Mainland

1839-1896

M.   Janet Kirkness

 

m. 1)   Margaret Craigie  of Frotoft in 1865

 

Issue

Mary Mainland

b. 8.6.1866

 

 

John Corsie Mainland

b. 28.7.1869

 

 

m. 2)     Mary Gibson, Langskaill.            No issue

 

This family living at Ervadale in 1891.

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Jane Hughna Mainland     Cruseday, Frotoft, Rousay

F.   John Mainland

b. 28.3.1860

M.   Lydia Mowat

 

m. Richard Craigie in 1891 in NZ

 

Issue

Mary LEI Craigie     

b. 25.9.1893

 

 

Victor Craigie

 

 

 

Roa Craigie

 

 

 

Pearl Craigie

 

 

 

Jane Mainland went to New Zealand to act as housekeeper to her two elder brothers who had emigrated some years earlier. She had a letter of introduction to the Craigies  who also hailed from Rousay.  Richard was born in NZ but both his parents were born in Rousay.

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Betsy Craigie Mainland   Cott, Rousay                              

F.   John Mainland

16.2.1867 - 18.11.1963

M.   Lydia Mowat

 

m.   John Mainland, Cott in 1896.

 

Issue

George William Mainland

b. 29.9.1897

 

 

John Mainland

b. 19.9.1899

 

 

Lydia Mary (Edda) Mainland

b. 6.8.1902

 

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Mary Mainland    Ervadale       8.6.1866 - 9.1.1896      

F.  John Mainland

 

M.  Margaret Craigie

m.   Hugh Craigie, Ha'breck, Wyre, later Swandale in 1886.    His 1st marriage.

 

 

 

 

 Issue

 See entry for  Hugh Craigie

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Richard Craigie    New Zealand

F.   Richard Craigie

1861 1940

M.   Mary Marwick

 

m.   Jane Mainland

     
Issue See entry for  Jane Mainland  

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Mary LE Craigie     New Zealand

F.   Richard Craigie

b. 1893

M.   Jane Mainland

 

m. Robert Stuart in NZ

 

Issue

Ena Stuart

 

 

 

Winnifred Stuart

 

 

 

Ronald Stuart

 

 

 

Sadie Stuart

 

 

 

Robert Stuart

 

 

 

Russell Stuart

 

 

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George W Mainland    Cott

F.   John Mainland

b. 1897

M.   Betsy C. Mainland

 

m. Georgina Wylie, Windbrake, Burray.   No issue

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John Mainland     Cott

F.   John Mainland

1899 - 1984

M.   Betsy C. Mainland

 

m.   Margaret Reid, Gourock in 1968.      No issue

 
John ran a car hire service in Rousay for many years.

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Edda Mainland          Cott

F.   John Mainland

1902 1992

M.   Betsy C. Mainland

 

m.   Robert Mainland, Westness, later Nears.

     
Issue See entry for Robert Mainland,  

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Ronald Stuart    Dunedin, NZ

F.   Robert Stuart

d. 1989

M.   Mary L.E.I. Craigie

 

m. Joyce Jensen

       

Issue

Marion Stuart

b. 1951  m. Neil Campbell. 4 children.

 

Brian Stuart

 Living at Palmerston North.

 

Graham Stuart

 m. Nicola Leus. One son.

 

Ron Stuart served with the NZ Forces in Italy during WW2.  At the end of hostilities in 1945 he visited Rousay to meet his Mainland relatives.  He made a return visit in 1984.

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Nicol Mainland          Bu, Wyre

F.   NK

Died in 1847 aged 74.

M.  NK

 

m.   Ann Craigie Mainland in 1798,  daughter of Alexander Mainland and Isabella Marwick. Died in 1866.

 

Issue

David Mainland

b. 8.9.1799       

Died in infancy

 

Ann Mainland

b. 3.2.1803

 

 

Mary Mainland

1805 -1880

m. Magnus Craigie

 

Sicilia Mainland

b. 23.5.1807

 

 

David Mainland

b. 26.5.1809

 

 

Jean Mainland

b. 10.5.1810

 

 

William Mainland

b. 24.6.1813

 

 

Isabel Mainland

b. 24.6.1813     

Twin of William

 

John Mainland

b. 10.9.1815

 

 

Janet Mainland

b. 25.2.1818

 

 

James Mainland

b. 18.3.1820

 

 

Margaret Mainland

b. 20.5.1823

m. Hugh Harrold

 

Lydia Mainland

b. 23.9.1825

 

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John Mainland   Bu, Wyre, later Onzibist, Wyre

F.   Nicol Mainland

1815 1892

M. Ann C  Mainland

 

m.   Mary Sinclair of Tratland.

Issue See entry for Mary Sinclair

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James Mainland    Bu, Wyre, later Tratland. 

F.   Nicol Mainland

b. 1820

M. Ann C  Mainland

 

m.   Margaret Sinclair of Tratland.

     
Issue See entry for Margaret Sinclair  

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James Mainland                      Cruseday

F.   Alexander Mainland

b. 1839  Triplet

M.   Janet Kirkness

 

m.   Margaret Mainland, Banks, Frotoft in 1858.    Moved to Edinburgh 1895/6.

 

Issue

William Mainland

b. 6.4.1858

 

 

Lydia Mainland

b. 17.1.1860

 

 

William Mainland

b. 13.3.1863           Married.  No issue.

 

John Mainland

b. 13.8.1865           Born at Cott

 

Nico Mainland

b. 13.1.1869           Died as a young man.

 

Harriet Mainland

b. 1.12.1870

 

 

Margaret Mainland

b. 4.5.1875            m.   All issue died young

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Harriet Mainland                     

F.   James Mainland

b. 1.12.1870 in Frotoft, Rousay     

M.   Margaret Mainland

          had a son William.    b. 18.2.1894 in Rousay

 

m. James Cleat

   

Issue

Maggie Cleat

 

 

 

Nicol Cleat

 

 

 

Lydia Cleat

 

 

 

Helen Cleat

 

 

 

Thomas Cleat

 

 

  Peter Cleat    
       

 

Lydia Cleat's daughter is Mrs Hilda Winton, who lives in Edinburgh

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William Mainland    Banks, Sourin      Later Cotafea.  

F. James Mainland

1788 1857

M. Mary Banks

 

m. 1)    Sicilia Mainland on 31.12.1813 in Rousay

 

Issue

Marjory Mainland

b. 5.10.1814

Rousay

 

Ann Mainland

b. 25.10.1815

Rousay 

 

William Mainland

b. 21.6.1817

Rousay 

 

James Mainland

b. 18.4.1819

Rousay 

 

Christoher Mainland 

b. 15.4.1820

Rousay

 

Hugh Mainland

b. 15.4.1822

Rousay

 

m. 2)   Barbara Reid, Pow, Westside on 12.2.1824 in Rousay.

 

Issue

George Mainland

b. 26.2.1826

Rousay

 

Mary BB Mainland

b. 29.3.1827

Rousay

 

Jean Mainland

b. 9.1.1830       

Rousay.

 

Peter Mainland

b. 29.1.1832     

Rousay

 

John  Mainland

b. 28.3.1835     

Rousay

Harriet Mainland b. 1.6.1839   Rousay

 

Ritchie Mainland

b. 22.8.1843

Rousay

 

 William Mainland,  the father of this family,  had a brother, James, who died in 1861 aged 81.

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John Mainland    Cotafea

F.   William Mainland

1835 1911

M.   Barbara Reid

 

m.   Mary Reid, Wasdale in 1863.           Mary died in 1890 age 56

 

Issue

John Mainland

b. 5.3.1864

 

 

George William Mainland

b. 8.2.1867

 

 

Mary Reid Mainland

b. 29.7.1872

 

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John Mainland   Cotafea, later Cott.

F.   John Mainland

1864 1954

M.    Mary Reid

 

m.   Betsy Craigie Mainland in 1896.  John was captain of the 'Fawn' for a time.

Issue See entry for Betsy Craigie Mainland

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George W Mainland   Cotafea, later Rysa

F.   John Mainland

b. 1867

M.    Mary Reid

 

m.   Margaret Gibson, Curquoy

 

Issue

George Mainland

 

 

 

Mary Mainland

 Died young

 

 

James Mainland

 Died young

 

 

George was headmaster at Kinglassie, Fife.

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Mary R Mainland     Cotafea

F.   John Mainland

1872 - 1941

M.    Mary Reid

 

m. Donald Mackay, Postman.  See   Donald died 1943 aged 82.   No issue.

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Margaret Gibson   Curquoy

F.   James Gibson

b. 1867

M.   Mary Gibson

 

m. George W Mainland  Rysa

     
Issue See entry for  George W Mainland

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George Reid   Pow, Westside

F.   NK

b. 1755 in Westray   d. 1859, age 104 in Rousay

M.   NK

m. Barbara Logie in Westray, daughter  of Gilbert Logie and Helen Scott.

 

Issue

Barbara Reid

b. 6.12.1801

Rousay

 

George Reid

b. 4.6.1807

Rousay 

 

Peter Reid

b. 15.6.1810

Rousay

 

Jean Reid

b. 10.4.1813

Rousay

 

Elizabeth Reid 

b. 9.12.1815

Rousay 

 

Mary Reid

b. 10.8.1819

Rousay             Died young

 

George Reid, the father of this family, was born in Westray and came to Rousay as a servant at Westness. Recently a great grandson of his daughter Elizabeth showed me a photo of George taken by someone 'from the Sooth' who came to Rousay to interview him when he reached his 100th birthday. At the same time, some doggerel verses were written about him, presumably by the same person. (RCM)

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Barbara Reid    Wasdale

F.   George Reid

b. 6.12.1801 in Rousay     d. 1863, age 61in Rousay

M.   Barbara Logie

 

m.   William Mainland, Cotafea on 12.2.1824 in Rousay.     His second marriage.

     
Issue See entry for William Mainland  

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George Reid    Wasdale

F.  George Reid

b. 4.6.1807 in Rousay    d. 1900 in Rousay

M. Barbara Logie

 

m. Janet Harcus in 1831 in Rousay   See

 

Issue

William Reid

b. 10.4.1832

Rousay      d. age 10

 

Mary Reid

b. 28.3.1835

Rousay

 

John Reid

b. 6.11.1837

Rousay

 

Peter Reid

b. 19.11.1838

Rousay

 

William Reid

b. 21.12.1842

Rousay

 

Lydia Reid

b. 11.10.1844

Rousay      d. 1913     Unmarried.

 

George Reid

b. 1.1.1834

Rousay

 

Hannah Reid

b. 2.12.1840     

Rousay  

 

In his younger days, George Reid (b.1807) was on one or two trips to the whale fishing in the Davis Straits at Greenland. He built Wasdale after he was evicted from the Westside.

       

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