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Mary Reid     Wasdale

F. George Reid

1835-1890

M. Janet Harcus

 

m. John Mainland,    Cotafea

 

Issue

See entry for John Mainland

 

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William Mainland     Clook, Frotoft                  25.1.1.1795-1870

F. David Mainland

M. Margaret Sinclair

m. 1) Jean Sinclair on 19.11.1822 in Eynhallow

 

Issue

Jean Mainland

b. 27.7.1823

Eynhallow

 

John Mainland

b. 19.6.1825

Eynhallow

 

David Mainland

b. 21.5.1827

Eynhallow

William Mainland b. 1830 Eynhallow

 

Mary Ann Mainland

b. 25.7.1832

Eynhallow

Janet Mainland b. 1835 Eynhallow

 

Anne Mainland

b. 21.3.1838

Eynhallow 

 

m. 2) Christian Flaws

 

This family lived on Eynhallow for a time.  A stone in the Westside Kirkyard bears this inscription: To Eynhallow folk Janet Mainland died 1851 aged 16, William Mainland died 1831(?) aged 21, Jane Sinclair, the mother of above died 1852 aged 55, and William Mainland her husband died 1870 aged 75.

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David Mainland     London, Frotoft

F. David Mainland

b. 19.5.1808 in London, Frotoft, Rousay

M. Margaret Sinclair

 

m. Ann Wood     Ann was born 1815

 

Issue

Robert Mainland

b. 3.12.1838

 

 

Hugh Mainland

b. 20.6.1841

 

 

Lydia Mainland

b. 10.9.1844

 

 

John Mainland

b. 7.9.1846

 

 

Mary Mainland

b. 19.8.1848

 

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Hugh Mainland     Tratland                     b. 18.1. 1814

F. David Mainland

M. Marion Mainland

m. Mary Laing  c1834    Settled in Shields

Issue

Girl Mainland                         b. c1835 who died in infancy

 

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Janet Mainland     Cruseday

F. Alexander Mainland

1835-1867

M. Janet Kirkness

 

m. William Low of Irso, later in Castlehill, Frotoft

 

Issue

Jessie Low

Died young

 

 

Margaret Low

 

 

 

William Low

 

 

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David Mainland     b. 21.5.1827  on Eynhallow

F. William Mainland

 

M. Janet Mainland

Issue

Eliza Mainland

m. William Chrystal

       
  David Chrystal, a son of William and Eliza, was living in Kirkwall in 1969.

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Margaret Low     Castlehill, Frotoft

F. William Low

 

M. Janet Mainland

m.1) William Corsie of Lower Cruseday.  He died 1899 aged 42

m.2) Alexander Mainland of Cott, Egilsay.  Went to New Zealand.

 

       Alexander was previously married to a McKinlay from Sound, Egilsay.

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William Low     Castlehill, later Hunclett

F. William Low

Died 1948 aged 80 M. Janet Mainland
   
m. Betsy McKinlay, Sound, Egilsay
 
Issue        Lily Low                                        b. 1898                         d. 1955 at Kirkwall.

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Willliam Reid             Wasdale

F. George Reid

1842-1915     Joiner

M. Janet Harcus

 

m. Catherine Baikie, Stromness,   She died in 1929 aged 90

 

Issue

Peter Reid

b. 3.9.1869

 

 

George Reid

b. 20.11.1864

 

 

James Reid

b. 24.2.1875

 

 

Mary Reid

b. 16.7.1866

 

 

Jessie Reid

b. 10.4.1871

 

 

William Reid

b. 17.1.1873

Died of typhoid in 1897

 

Lydia Reid

b. 25.2.1868

Died in infancy

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John Reid     Wasdale, later Tratland.

F. George Reid

1837-1893

M. Janet Harcus

 

m. Sarah Mainland of Tratland

 

Issue

See entry for Sarah Mainland

 

 

As  a young man, John Reid went to New Zealand where he worked as a gold miner for 15 years. When he returned to Rousay he married Sarah and settled at Tratland.  He and James Sinclair  ran the post boat between Rousay and Evie and both were drowned when the boat was lost in October, 1893.  A mother and three children, who were passengers, were also drowned.  See

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Peter Reid     Wasdale, Went to New Zealand

F. George Reid

b. 1838

M. Janet Harcus

 

m. Charlotte Stewart in New Zealand.    No Issue

 

Peter Reid served an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker in Kirkwall before going to New Zealand with his brothers, John and George.  He worked at the gold diggings there.  Unlike his brothers, he decided to settle in NZ for good.

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George Reid     Wasdale, later Kirkwall.

F. George Reid

1834-1905

M. Janet Harcus

 
m. Mary Shearer, Tankerness
       
Issue George Reid m. Mary Reid               No issue
     
  George Reid  was skipper of the Rousay packet Lizzie Burroughs for a year or two.

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Hannah Reid     Wasdale

F. George Reid

b. 1840

M. Janet Harcus

 

m. James Leonard,  Stonemason, Digro.    Later at Oban

 

Issue

George Leonard

1860-1879

 

 

John Leonard

1862-1906

m. Issue

 

Hannah Leonard

1864-1936

m. Rev McCallum im Rousay    Issue: Amy

 

James Leonard

b. 1866

m. in Canada

 

Frederick Leonard

b. 1869

Unmarried

 

Isabella Leonard

1871-1940

m. Pearson  Issue: 2 sons & 1 daughter

 

Annie Leonard

1875-1956

m. David Sinclair, Sanday

 

Arthur Leonard

 

 

 

William Leonard

1877-1879

 

 

Alfred Leonard

1879-1933

Unmarried,  Oban

 

George Leonard

b. 1881

m. and had issue

 

Edith Leonard

 

m. Ogg

 

Archibald McCallum Leonard

1886-1972

m. Glasgow

 

Lydia Leonard

b. 1887

m. W Kemp Oban Issue: 3 sons & 3 daurs

  Emma Leonard b. 1889  
       
Arthur, William, and the first George died at Digro during a diphtheria epidemic in 1879.

 

Frederick was in the lighthouse service and latterly was bosun on the NLS Hesperus operating out of Oban. he was on the ship which discovered the Flannan Isles mystery in 1901

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Hugh Mainland             Cotafea, later Weyland

F. William Mainland

b. 15.4.1822 in Rousay

M. Sicilia Mainland

d. 1891 (age 69) in Rousay
 

m. Margaret Craigie, Watten, Egilsay on 12.6.1846 in Rousay    

 

Issue

John Corsie Mainland

b. 1851

       Later at Weyland, Egilsay

 

Mary Mainland

m. Tom Garson, Grougar      d.1919, aged 72

 

Eliza Craigie Mainland

b. 19.5.1855

       d. 1861

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Peter Reid     Wasdale, later Gourock

F. William Reid

b.1869

M. Catherine Baikie

 

m.1) Mary Arthur, Coatbridge

 

Issue

Margaret Reid

 

 

 

William Reid

 

 

 

James Reid

 

 

 

m. 2) Margaret Reid of Tratland. No issue

 

Peter Reid was one of several Rousay men who obtained work in the Post Office under the patronage of John Louttit.  He ended his career as postmaster at Gourock.

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James M Reid     Wasdale.  Joiner in Glasgow.

F. William Reid

b. 1875

M. Catherine Baikie

 

m. Kate Muir

 

Issue

Betty Reid

 

 

 

Thelma Reid

 

 

 

George Reid

 

 

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George W Reid     Wasdale, later Kirkwall

F. William Reid

b. 1864

M. Catherine Baikie

 

m. Margaret Yorston in 1905.   Margaret died in 1930.   No issue

 

George Reid was a teacher in Kirkwall but had to resign because of increasing deafness.  Margaret’s parents were Capt. James Yorston and Margaret Inkster.

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Margaret Reid     Tratland

F. John Reid

b. 1878

M. Sarah S Mainland

 

m. Peter Reid, Gourock.   His second marriage.     No issue

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Margaret Reid     Gourock

F. Peter Reid,

Died 1978

M. Mary Arthur

 

m. John Mainland, Cott.    No issue

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John Reid    Tratland

F. John Reid

b. 1876

M.Sarah S Mainland

 

m. Joanne Mackenzie, Stornoway.  Lived in Glasgow.

 

Issue

Ian Reid

 

 

 

Annie Reid

 

 

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John Corsie              Breek

F. Alexander Corsie

b. 8.5.1846 in Rousay

M. Ann Sinclair

d. 1925 (age 74) in Rousay

 

m. Margaret Craigie, of Mount Pleasant in 1868 in Rousay

 

Issue

John Corsie

 Corsie’s boarding house

 

William Corsie

 

 

 

James Corsie

 

 

 

Hugh Corsie

 Unmarried

 

 

Isabella Corsie

 m. Shearer

 

 

Mary Ann Corsie

 m. Thomas King, Sanday

 

Jessie Corsie

 Unmarried

 

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Jane Mainland     Banks        b. 5.7.1837       d. 1922

F. William Mainland

M. Betsy Reid

m. John Gibson, Knarston on 24.11.1859

 

Issue

See entry for John Gibson

 

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Anne Mainland                          Banks, Sourin

F.  William Mainland

b. 1839 in Rousay

M. Betsy Reid

d. 1913 (age 74) in Rousay

 

m. William Craigie, Cruar in 1870 in Rousay

 

Issue

See entry for William Craigie

 

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Peter Mainland     Cotafea, later at Georth, Evie, Woo in 1881

F. William Mainland

b. 1832

M. Barbara Reid

 

m. Mary Gibson, Woo in 1860

 

Issue

Samuel Mainland

b. 1868

 m. Louise Gibson, Quoys, Evie

 

David Mainland

b. 1871

 

 

Peter Mainland

b. 1864

 

 

Robert Mainland

b. 11.6.1865

NZ (?)

 

Annie Mainland

b. 10.1.1878

 

 

Mary CG Mainland

b. 16.5.1873

 

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William Mainland    Avalsay, later Banks, Sourin1

F. Leslie Mainland

b. 14.3.1811 in Avalsay, Rousay

M. Jean Mainland

d. 14.1.1892 in Banks, Sourin, Rousay

 

m. Betsy Reid of Cruar on 2.1.1835.  She was born c1810 in Stronsay, died 1897. Her parents were Peter Reid and Betsy Marwick.

 

Issue

William Mainland

b. 1.11.1835

d. 14.1.1892 in Rousay

 

Betsy Mainland

b. 1.11.1835

Twin of William

 

Jane Mainland

b. 5.7.1837

 

 

Anne Mainland

b. 12.4.1839

 

 

John Mainland

b. 12.4.1841

 

 

James Mainland

b. 10.6.1845

 

Peter Mowat Mainland b. 22.12.1847

 

David Mainland

b. 27.4.1850

d.7.2.1894

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John Mowat     Scowan

F. Thomas Mowat

Died 1869 aged 76

M. Helen Peace

 

m. Isabel Yorston of Trumland in 1824.  Isabel died in 1885 aged 95.

 

Issue

Margaret Mowat

b. 25.2.1825

 

 

Betty Mowat

b. 17.4.1827

m. James Craigie. See

 

Lydia Mowat

b. 30.3.1829

 

 

Jean Mowat

b. 23.7.1831

 

 

John Mowat

b. 7.10.1835

Went to America(?)

 

Scowan was a small croft below Midgar, and is now part of Knarston.

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Lydia Mowat     Scowan

F. John Mowat

b.1829

M. Isabel Yorston

 

m. John Mainland, Upper Cruseday, later Longstane.

 

Issue

See entry for John Mainland,

 

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Thomas Mowat     Milnhouse, Sourin.

F. NK

 Later at Scowan.

M. NK

 

m. Helen Peace

 

Issue John Mowat b. c 1794

Betty Mowat

b. 9.7.1798

 

 

James Mowat

b. 13.7.1801

 

 

Margaret Mowat

b. 14.7.1806

 

 

Margaret Mowat

b. 2.5.1809

 

The old, and common, pronunciation of the Mowat name was Mode, and the spelling often accorded with this.  It was gradually superseded by the Mowat spelling. 

Milnhouse was situated about half way between the Sourin School and Woo. The last occupants were the Yorston family

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Betty Mowat     Scowan

F. Thomas Mowat

b. 1798

M. Helen Peace

 

m. Robert Sinclair, Swandale in 1819.   His first marriage.

 

Issue

See entry for Robert Sinclair

 

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Ann Mainland     Bu, Wyre

F. Nicol Mainland

1803-1868

M. Ann C Mainland

 

m. George Gibson, Langskaill

 

Issue

See entry for George Gibson

 

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Lydia Mainland     Bu, Wyre

F. Nicol Mainland

b.1825

M. Ann C Mainland

 

m. Alexander Gibson, Langskaill, later Kirkwall

 

Issue

See entry for  Alexander Gibson

 

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Mary Ann Gibson     Curquoy

F. James Gibson

b.1863

M. Mary Gibson

 

m. Robert Gibson, Langskaill, later Stenness and Holm. His 2nd marriage.

 

Issue

See entry for Robert Gibson

 

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William Marwick     Heatherhall, Wasbyster

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Elizabeth Marwick

 

Issue

Christian C Marwick

b. 4.7.1799

 

 

Alexander Marwick

b. 11.7.1801

At Negar, Wasbister

 

William Marwick

b. 17.5.1803

At Negar, Wasbister

 

James Marwick

b. 7.9.1807

At Negar, Wasbister

 

Rebekah Marwick

b. 1797

Died 1876

 

Negar was a house on Falquoy

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Alexander Marwick     Negar, later Corse.

F. William Marwick

1801-1889

M. Elizabeth Marwick

 

m. Isabella Gibson, Langskaill in 1827

 

Issue See entry for Isabella Gibson

To read reminiscences of Alexander Marwick about Rousay in the early 19th century click here

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William Mainland     Tailor, Banks, Frotoft.

F. Nicol Mainland

b. 1833

M. Margaret Louttit

 

m. Hannah Marwick at Corse in 1866.

 

Issue

John Mainland

b. 26.11.1866

Died 1869

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Hannah Marwick     Corse

F. Alexander Marwick

 

M. Isabella Gibson,

m. William Mainland, Banks, Frotoft in 1866

 

Issue

See entry for William Mainland

 

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Magnus Marwick     Scockness

F. NK

 

M. NK

m.

 

Issue

Hugh Marwick

b. 1766

Died 1820

 

Magnus Marwick was born and married during the period when there was a gap in the Rousay records.  In a Court case in 1817 over grazing rights on the Head of Faraclett, Hugh Marwick (above) stated that at one time he had been joint tenant of Scockness with his father, Magnus. It is claimed by some that he was related to the Marwicks who were in Langskaill and Saviskaill in the 1700s.  There are no records to back up such a claim.

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Mary Yorston     Oldman

F. Peter Yorston

b. 1816

M. Rebecca Craigie

 

m. Robert Mowat, Grindlesbreck

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Thomas Mowat     Scowan

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Margaret Marwick in 1819

 

Issue

William Mowat

b. 19.10.1820

 

 

Robert Mowat

b. 25.4.1822

 

 

Peter Mowat

b. 9.8.1825

At Grindlesbreck

 

Betty Mowat

b. 21.10.1828

At Grindlesbreck

 

Were Thomas Mowat  and John Mowat brothers?

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Robert Mowat     Scowan, later Grindlesbreck.

F. Thomas Mowat

1822-1893

M. Margaret Marwick

 

m. Mary Yorston, Oldman

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Mary Mainland     Tratland F. David Mainland
b. 1796 M. Magaret Sinclair
 
m. _____ Yorston, brother of Peter B207
 
Issue James Yorston  m. Margaret Inkster and their daughter, Margaret, married George Reid

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Annabina Craigie            Rusness, Wyre

F. William Craigie

 

M. Isabella Scott Flaws

m. David Hourston, Grougar, Evie

 

Issue

Mabel Hourston

 

 

 

William Hourston

 

 

 

Maureen Hourston

 

 

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Samuel Craigie     Rusness, later Weyland.

F. William Craigie

d. 1986

M. Isabella Scott Flaws

 

m. Alice Mainland, Weyland See

 

Issue

George Craigie

 

 

 

Frederick Craigie

 

 

 

James Craigie

 

 

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Emslie Craigie               Rusness, later Dounby

F. William Craigie

 

M. Isabella Scott Flaws

m. Clara Donaldson, Vacquoy in 1938. See

 

Issue

Margaret Craigie

 

 

 

Isabel Craigie

 

 

  William Craigie Issue Brian Craigie, m. Inga Petrie  See

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Denis Grieve     Cruannie, later Dounby.

F. Robert Grieve

b. 1941

M. Catherine Lyon

 

m. Mattie Craigie   See

 

Issue

David Grieve

 

 

 

Craig Grieve

 

 

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Mary Ann Petrie     Onzibist, Wyre

F. John Petrie

 

M. Mymie Sinclair

m. Charles Craigie, Rusness, Wyre in 1938

 

Issue

See entry for Charles Craigie

 

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William Craigie     Nears

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Isabel Marwick in 1809

 

Issue

Ann Craigie

b. 9.1.1811

 

 

Mary Craigie

b. 8.2.1812

 

 

Rebekka Craigie

b. 17.4.1814

 

 

Margaret Craigie

b. 28.9.1816

 

 

Janet Craigie

b. 2.3.1819

d. 1864 at Laro. Unmarried

 

William Craigie

b. 17.1.1821

 

 

James Craigie

b. 2.2.1823

 

 

Barbara Craigie

b. 14.7.1825

 

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William Craigie     Shoemaker, Laro

F. William Craigie

1821-1915

M.Isabel Marwick

 

m. Martha Mainland, Avalsay on 22.11.1853.      Martha died in 1866 aged 35.

 

Issue

William Craigie

b. 13.11.1855

Died aged 19

 

Anne Craigie

b. 15.1.1857

 

 

Mary Craigie

b. 3.12.1859

 

 

Mary Craigie

b. 5.8.1862

m. John Cutt

    d.1949.  John Cutt, a gardener at Trumland, d.1937
  John Craigie b. 2.2.1865  

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John Craigie    aro, later Westray

F. William Craigie

b. 1865

M. Martha Mainland,

 

m. Elizabeth Reid of Grain in 1887. Elizabeth was born in 1868. See.

 

Issue

Lizzie Reid Craigie

b. 10.4.1888

Died aged 14

 

Martha Craigie

b. 30.5.1890

 

 

John William Cutt Craigie

b. 30.6.1892

Died 1981

 

Ann Gibson Craigie

b. 13.11.1894

 

 

David James Gibson Craigie

b. 23.7.1899

Died 1927

 

John Craigie b. 1865 was Captain John Craigie of the “Orcadia” which served the North Isles of Orkney for many years.
His daughter Ann married Captain John Bremner of ss Earl Sigurd, and later of the ss Hoy Head.

Elizabeth Reid’s mother was Janet Kirkness. See. Her father was Peter Reid of Brough, Westside. See

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Martha Craigie     Westray

F. John Craigie

1890-1932

M. See above

 

m. George Sandison, Westray.  His first marriage. See

 

Issue

Lilla Sandison

 

m. David Craigie

 

William Sandison

 

 

 

John Sandison

 

 

       

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