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Magnus Craigie  Finyo, Rousay

F. NK

Died 1840, age 54

M. NK

 

m. Christian Craigie   d. 1872 age 85   Her parents were John Craigie and Janet Flaws   

 

Issue

William Craigie

b. 12.1.1811

 

 

Katherine Craigie

b. 28.3.1814

 

 

Janet Craigie

b. 29.6.1816

d. 1886 at Braes.  Unmarried

 

Barbara Craigie

b. 31.1.1819

 

 

Mary Craigie

b. 20.6.1821

 

 

Christian

b. 28.4.1823

 

James Craigie b. 7.11.1824    d. 1910
m. Betty Mowat in 1860   See     She died 1912, age 82

 

Margaret Craigie

b. 18.8.1827

 

 

Isabel Craigie

b. 6.11.1829

 

 

Betty Craigie

b. 7.5.1832

 

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Margaret Craigie

F. Magnus Craigie

b. 1827

M. Christian Craigie

 

m. John Mainland, Mid Cruseday in 1865.

 

Issue See entry for John Mainland  

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Isabella Craigie

F.  Magnus Craigie

b. 16.11.1829 in Rousay

M. Christian Craigie

d. 5.4.1889 in Evie

 

m. William Wood, Evie on 1.5.1855 in Evie

     b. 19.4.1836 in Evie     d. 16.1.1920 in Evie   

 

Issue Margaret Wood b. 9.7.1856 Evie
James Wood b. 22.11.1857 Evie
Betsy Wood b. 11.6.1859 Evie
Isabella Wood b. 11.10.1860 Evie             d. 11.3.1928
  William Wood b. 12.10.1862 Evie             (Woods of Aikerness)
Louisa Ann Wood b. 14.6.1864 Evie
Mary Ann Wood b. 1.12.1867 Evie             d. 16.3.1868
Marcus Calder Wood b. 7.9.1869 Evie
Jane Wood b. 1.11.1871 Evie

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Alexander Mainland  Cott Mowat

F. NK

Died 1856 age 86.

M. NK

 

m. Mary Couper. Mary died at Faro in 1877 age 84

 

Issue

William Mainland

b. 16.2.1823

 

 

Mary Mainland

b. 11.6.1824

 

 

Janet Mainland

b. 1.3.1826

 

 

Ann Mainland

b. 30.10.1828

 

 

Betty Scott Mainland

b. 24.4.1831

 

 

Mary Couper’s parents were William Couper and Cecilia Corsie. Cott Mowat stood near the shore on what is now part of the land of Avalsay, a short distance from Brinian House.

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William Mainland  Brinian

F. Alexander Mainland

b. 1823

M. Mary Couper

 

m. Barbara Stevenson of Scockness in 1857

 

Issue

Janet Margaret Mainland

b. 24.5.1858

 

 

William Muir Mainland

b. 28.1.1860

At Scockness

 

James Alexander Mainland

b. 27.2.1863

At Scockness

 

Mary Mainland

b. 6.4.1861

At Scockness

 

John Mainland

b. 4.12.1866

At Onzibist, Egilsay

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James Gibson   Upper Knarston

F. John Gibson

1836-187-

M. Janet Craigie

 

m. Margaret Sinclair in 1858.

 

Issue

James Gibson

b. 14.10.1859

 

 

John Gibson

b. 14.10.1861

Died in infancy

Mary Janet Gibson b. 12.8.1865 Died in 1879
Margaret Sinclair was born in Scalloway, Shetland in 1832. Her parents were Gilbert Sinclair and Mary Goudie. 

James Gibson b. 1859 married Jessie Walls. Their son Harry Gibson married Hannah Grieve  of Fa’doon.

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David Gibson  Knarston

F. John Gibson

b. 1849

M. Janet Craigie

 

m. Ann Gibson of Broland in 1880.

 

Issue

John Gibson

b. 4.1.1880

Died 1882

 

Ann Gibson

b. 21.2.1881

at Avalsay

 

Jane Gibson

b. 1889

Died aged 5 months.

 

This family was at East Crey in 1891.  Ann Gibson, the second child, was an invalid and lived at Breckan with her cousin, Mrs Walter Muir, before being sent to the County Home in Kirkwall.

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Ann Gibson  Broland

F. Thomas Gibson

b. 1843

M. Jane Grieve

 

m. David Gibson, Knarston in 1880.

 

Issue See entry for  David Gibson  

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John Gibson    Bigland

F. NK

M. NK

m. Isabella Craigie

 

Issue

Robert Gibson

b. 1789

 

 

Thomas Gibson

b. 1790

 

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Robert Gibson                       Bigland

F. John Gibson

b. 1789 in Rousay

M. Isabella Craigie

d. 1872 (age 82) in Rousay

 

m. Christian Hourston on 18.11.1814 in Rousay              

      d. 1881 (age 88)     Parents: Walter Hourston and Margaret Harcus.

 

Issue

Robert Gibson

b. 13.6.1815

Rousay 

 

John Gibson

b. 8.5.1817

Rousay 

 

William Gibson

b. 12.7.1819

Rousay        d. 1885     unmarried.

 

Thomas Gibson

b. 5.11.1821

Rousay 

 

James Gibson

b. 20.4.1824

Rousay 

 

David Gibson

b. 10.2.1827

Rousay

 

Samuel Gibson

b. 30.8.1829

Rousay

 

Margaret Gibson

b. 20.8.1832

Rousay 

 

Mary Gibson

b. 29.7.1835

Rousay 

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Thomas Gibson       Bigland, later Scokness

F. John Gibson

 b. 1790            d. 1864 in Onziebust, Egilsay

M. Isabella Craigie

m. Isabel Harcus on 5.12.1815.  She died in 1864 aged 74.

 

Issue

William Gibson

b. 20.10.1816

at Bigland

 

Isabel Gibson

b. 2.9.1819

at Bigland

 

John Gibson

b. 8.2.1822

at Bigland

 

John Gibson

b. 26.2.1824

at Bigland

 

Jean Gibson

b. 15.12.1826

at Bigland

 

Margaret Gibson

b. 28.7.1829

at Bigland

 

Thomas Gibson

b. 9.2.1833

at Bigland

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Margaret Gibson    Bigland  

F. Robert Gibson

1832-1903

M. Christian Hourston

 

m. John Marwick, Woo, later Quoys, Evie.

 

Issue See entry for John Marwick  

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Rowland Marwick   Nears

F. Magnus Marwick

 d. 1859 aged 77 years

M. Christy Craigie

 

m.1) Anne Craigie at Nears in 1811.

 

Issue

Christian Marwick

b. 30.10.1811

 

 

Ann Marwick

b. 2.7.1814

 

 

Magnus Marwick

b. 26.9.1816

 

 

Rebecka Marwick

b. 23.10.1819

 

 

Mary Marwick

b. 13.12.1821

 

  Janet Marwick b. 20.5.1824  
       
  Rebecka and Janet were at Quoyjenny in 1881. 
       

m.2) Isabel Craigie   d. 1865 aged 81.   Her parents were George Craigie and Euphemia Bews.

 

Issue

James Marwick

b. 7.8.1830

 

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James Marwick   b. 1830,  Grips, Frotoft.

F. Rowland Marwick

Went to USA

M. Isabel Craigie

 

m. Mary Marwick at Grips in 1861.

 

Issue

Mary Robertson Marwick

b. 30.8.1863

 

 

Ann Marwick

b. 15.10.1865

 

 

Margaret Robertson Marwick

b. 18.7.1867

 

 

Sarah Mainland Marwick

b. 6.10.186-

 

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Magnus Marwick  Nears

F. Magnus Marwick

Died 1879, age 84, at grips

M. Christy Craigie

 

m. Rebecca Craigie

 

Issue

Mary Marwick

b. 26.10.1829

 

 

William Marwick

b. 12.4.1832

 

 

Ann Marwick

b. 12.4.1834

 

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Mary Marwick   Nears

F. Magnus Marwick

b. 1829

M. Rebecca Craigie

 

m. James Marwick, Grips in 1861.

 

Issue See entry for James Marwick  

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James Craigie   Bergodel (Guidal) and Grips, Sourin

F. John Craigie

Died 1861 aged 88

M. Margaret Murray

 

m. Janet Grieve in 1809.  She died 1858 aged 75

 

Issue

Janet Craigie

b. 30.10.1810

 

 

Barbara Craigie

b. 5.8.1812

 

 

James Craigie

b. 22.8.1814

 

 

Margaret Craigie

b. 28.8.1816

 

 

Jean Craigie

b. 18.8.1823

 

 

John Craigie

b. 2.2.1826

 

 

William Craigie

b. 30.6.1828

 

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John Mainland          Onziebist, Weir

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Barbara Craigie on 17.1.1790.

 

Issue

Mary Mainland

b. 3.1.1806

 

 

James Mainland

b.  19.1.1909

 

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James Mainland    Onzibist, Wyre

F. John Mainland

b. 19.1.1809

M. Barbara Craigie

 

m. Mary Mainland  on 20.3.1834, daughter of William Mainland and Katherine Craigie.

 

Issue

Mary Mainland

b. 12.5.1836

 

 

John Mainland

b.  4.1.1839

 

 

William Mainland

b.  8.4.1841

 

 

Isabella Mainland

d. 1876, age 34.

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Mary Mainland   Onzibist Wyre

F. James Mainland

b. 1836

M. Mary Mainland

 

m. David Marwick, Corse

 

Issue See entry for David Marwick  

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Nicol Mainland     b. 9.6.1800               d. 1881

F. James Mainland

Cotafea, later Banks, Frotoft

M. Christian Louttit

m. Margaret Louttit of Faraclett in 1830

 

Issue

Margaret Mainland

b. 24.4.1831

 

 

William Mainland

b. 6.7.1833

 

 

Lydia Mainland

b. 15.7.1835

 

 

John Mainland

b. 25.2.1837

 

 

Mary Mainland

b. 3.8.1840

 

 

Isabella Mainland

b. 11.3.1843

 

Robert Dennison Mainland b. 19.2.1846 d. 1927      Farmed Nears

 

m. Mary Baikie from Cloke, Birsay 

In his younger days Nicol Mainland was engaged in the whaling industry in the Davis Straits.  While he was at the whaling in 1822 he had an illegitimate son by Isabel Harrold - James Mainland born 20 Jul 1822 at Pino, Rousay.  The OPR birth record is as follows -

James, natural son to Nicol Mainland, son of Jas Mainland in Cotafea, and Isabel Harold in Pino, son born 20th July and baptised the 27th August before witnesses Christian Mowat, Mother of Isabel Harold being Sponsor of the child, as neither the father, who was absent at the Straits, fishing, and the mother who has not yet been absolved from Scandal, could be so and the child was apprehended to be ill and dying from chest cough.

Isabel Harrold was born 18 Feb 1801 at Woo, Sourin, Rousay of parents James Harrold and Christian Mowat.  There is no trace of Isabel Harrold and son James Mainland thereafter in any Scottish records.  Perhaps James was indeed sickly as suggested by the OPR and he died in infancy.

However, a story goes that James survived, but because of the scandal, mother and son left Rousay (and Scotland) shortly afterwards.  According to this story, Isabel Harrold never returned to Rousay, but James Harrold returned once many years later and made an anonymous visit to his father Nicol Mainland.  RCM wrote a fictional article in 1995 entitled Stranger On the Shore for the Orkney View magazine (now defunct) about the return visit, based on tales from our ancestors.   To read it click here.

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Mary Mainland  Banks, Frotoft, later Kirkwall

F. Nicol Mainland

b. 3.8.1840 in Rousay

M. Margaret Louttit

d. 1.9.1942, Age 102, in 17 Victoria Street, Kirkwall

 

Unmarried, had two sons

 

Issue

Robert Mainland

b. 14.6.1868

 

John Mainland b. 25.12.1869

 

Robert, who was a tailor in Kirkwall, died in 1900. He was unmarried.

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John Mainland  Banks, later Kirkwall.

F. NK

b.1869.

M. Mary Mainland

 

m. Mary Sinclair from Stronsay.

 

Issue

William Mainland

m.   

 London

 

Mary Mainland

unmarried

 

 

John Mainland

m.  

 Glasgow

 

Jemima Mainland

unmarried

 

 

Thomas Mainland

unmarried

 

 

Wife Mary Sinclair, ran a boarding house in Victoria Street in Kirkwall.

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John Mainland  Banks, Sourin, later Finyo.

F. William Mainland

b. 12.4.1841

M. Betsy Reid

 

m. Martha Mainland on 1.3.1872 at Gorehouse

 

Issue

James Mainland

b. 2.9.1873

 

 

John Mainland

b. 16.3.1881

 

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James Mainland  Avalsay, later Gorehouse.

F. Leslie Mainland

b. 8.4.1820 in Avalsay

M. Jean Mainland

 

m. Jean Gibson  (b. c1826) on 5.1.1847 in Rousay

 

Issue

Martha Mainland

b. 16.6.1850

 Gorehouse, Rousay

 

James Mainland

b. 16.6.1854

 Gorehouse, Rousay

 

Isabella Anne Mainland

b.  4.9.1859

 Gorehouse, Rousay

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Martha Mainland           Gorehouse

F. James Mainland

b. 16.6.1850

M. Jean Gibson

 

m. John Mainland, Banks, Sourin on 1.3.1872 in Gorehouse.

 

Issue See entry for John Mainland  

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James Mainland  Gorehouse

F. James Mainland

1854-1937

M. Jean Gibson

 

m. Mary Louttit, Digro. No issue.

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Isabella Mainland  Gorehouse 

F. James Mainland

Later Grain    b. 1859

M. Jean Gibson

 

m.1) John Kirkness, Grain

 

Issue

See entry for John Kirkness

 

m.2) Hugh Marwick, Whitemeadows, later Grain.

 

Issue See entry for Hugh Marwick  

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John Craigie  Fisherman, Shalter

F. George Craigie

1833-1898

M. Mary Ann Craigie

 

m. Betsy Louttit at Blackhammer in 1858. Betsy died in 1884.

 

Issue

John Craigie

b. 4.3.1859

 

 

William Craigie

b. 23.11.1869

 

 

Mary Ann Craigie is the daughter of James Craigie and Bella Marwick. Mary Ann died in 1861 aged 72.

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John Craigie  Shalter, later Treblo.

F. John Craigie

1859-1943

M.  Betsy Louttit

 

m.   Betsy Leonard of Treblo in 1878.

 

Issue

Margaret Craigie

b. 24.1.1879

at Treblo

 

Betsy Craigie

b. 1.3.1881

at Westness

 

William Craigie

b. 20.9.1883

at Westness

 

Mary CM Craigie

b. 7.7.1886

at Shalter

 

Isabella M Craigie

b. 15.5.1889

at Shalter

 

John Leonard Craigie

b. 16.3.1892

at Shalter

 

Emily Craigie

b. 10.7.1895

at Shalter

 

George Craigie

b. 23.11.1898

at Treblo

 

Hugh G Craigie

b. 11.5.1900

at Treblo

 

Annie M Craigie

b.

 

 

John Craigie, the father,  was the miller at the Sourin Mill for many years. In the early 1930s he, along with Isabella and Annie, took over the Queen’s Hotel in Kirkwall.

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Hugh Gibson  Sketquoy

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Janet Inkster

 

Issue

Hugh Gibson

b. 1795

Died 1861

 

Mary Gibson

b. 14.4.1799

m. Thomas Louttit

 

James Gibson

1803-1866.

m. Mary Gibson

 

John Gibson

b. 7.11.1805

 

 

David Gibson

b. 15.9.1809

 

 

Alexander Gibson

b. 25.10.1812

 

 

Charlotte Gibson

b. 1794

m. William Craigie

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Hugh Gibson  Sketquoy

F. Hugh Gibson

1795-1861

M. Janet Inkster

 

m. Janet Craigie at Cogar in 1825. Janet died in 1863 aged 63.

 

Issue

Janet Gibson

b. 26.9.1826

 

 

Hugh Gibson

b. 16.11.1827

 

 

Mary Gibson

b. 26.8.1830

 

 

John Gibson

b. 19.9.1832

 

 

Margaret Gibson

b. 2.11.1836

 

 

John Gibson

b. 21.1.1839

 

 

James Gibson

b. 1.1.1843

 

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John Gibson  Sketquoy, later Faraclett.

F. Hugh Gibson

b. 1839

M. Janet Craigie

 

m. Margaret Louittit, Faraclett in 1867. Died in 1930 aged 83.

 

Issue

John Louittit Gibson

b. 26.1.1869

Unmarried.

 

Hugh Gibson

b. 3.6.1870

 

 

William Gibson

b. 8.12.1871

Unmarried

 

James Gibson

b. 1.7.1873

m. Mary Ann Couper

 

Hugh Gibson

b. 18.6.1876

 

 

Margaret Gibson

b. 26.3.1879

 

 

Alfred Gibson

b. 20.9.1881

Died 1937. Unmarried.

 

David Gibson

b. 15.1.1884

 

 

This family was living at Hurtiso in 1891 and later moved to Faraclett.

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Hugh Gibson   Pow, later  Faraclett.

F. John Gibson

1876-193

M. Margaret Louittit

 

m. Betsy Craigie, Treblo

 

Issue

John Gibson

 

 

 

Annabella Gibson

 

 

 

Hugh Gibson

Killed in World War 1

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John Gibson   Faraclett

F. Hugh Gibson

Died 1964 aged 61.

M. Betsy Craigie,

 

m. Maggie Ann Munro, Breval   See

 

Issue

Elizabeth Ann Gibson

b. 1944

m. Fred Garson.

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Annabella Gibson   Faraclett

F. Hugh Gibson

 

M. Betsy Craigie,

m. Hugh Munro,Breval.   See

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Leslie Mainland    Avalsay, Rousay

F. Leslie Mainland

b. 10.11.1823 in Avalsay  

M. Jean Mainland

 d. 21.9.1905 in Wisconsin, USA

m. Anne Mainland on 1.2.1857 in Westray  (Daughter of John Mainland & Christian Sinclair)

 

Issue

John Mainland

b. 18.2.1858

Avalsay, Rousay

 

William Mainland

b. 12.7.1859

Avalsay, Rousay

 

Christy Ann Mainland

b. 19.11.1861

Avalsay, Rousay

 

Leslie Mainland

b. 30.11.1863

Avalsay, Rousay

 

Sinclair Mainland

b. 14.6.1866

Avalsay, Rousay

 

Jean Mainland

b. 26.5.1868

Avalsay, Rousay

m. WD Chassee

 

James Mainland

b. 14.6.1870

Avalsay, Rousay

Adam Mainland b. 19.6.1873 Avalsay, Rousay

 

d. 27.11.1876 in Somers, Wis, USA

 

Contact was established with this family in 1998 when a grand-daughter of James e-mailed me after seeing my name on the internet (RCM).

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William Marwick   Hanover

F. William Marwick

b. 1857

M. Helen Grieve

 

m. Jane Louttit,  Faraclett

 

Issue

William Louttit Marwick

b. 18.3.1877

at Faraclett

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James Groundwater Marwick   Midgar

F. James Marwick

b.16.6.1856

M. Elizabeth Allan

d. 18.2.1934 in Standish, Michigan, USA

 

m. Isabella Shearer of Stronsay in 1884

 

Issue

Mary Ann Marwick

b. 26.11.1885

Trumland, Rousay

 

Margaret Lizzie Marwick

b. 15.11.1887

Trumland, Rousay

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John Craigie   Blackhammer

F. Henry Craigie

b. 1837

M. Mary Craigie

 

m. Mary Sinclair in 1883.

 

Issue

Mary Craigie

b. 26.10.1884

 

 

Jemima Janet Craigie

b. 27.5.1886

 

 

 

 

 

On 18.11.1869 Mary Sinclair had a son James Robertson whose father was James Robertson, a servant at Scockness.  On 17.10.1872 she had a daughter, Alexina Louttit Sinclair

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Alexina L Sinclair   Blackhammer

F. NK

b. 1972

M. Mary Sinclair

 

m. David Pearson Inkster, blacksmith        See

 

Issue

John William Sinclair

b. 18.3.1915

at  Hamilton Ontario.

 

Mary Margaret Sinclair

b.  4.2.1917

 

 

Before her marriage Alexina Sinclair had a son James Craigie Inkster Sinclair born on 19.10.1904. David Pearson and Alexina went to Canada taking James Sinclair with them. By that time he was known as James Inkster. James died in 1915. A gg granddaughter of David and Alexina is Mrs.Tina Fougere, Winona, Ontario, Canada.

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Mary Sinclair

F. Peter Sinclair

b. 1836

M. Janet Louttit

 

m. John Craigie, Blackhammer in 1883.

 

Issue See entry for John Craigie  

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Peter Sinclair   Deerness

F. NK

and Janet Louttit  had a daughter

M. NK

 

 Issue

Mary Sinclair

b. 1846

 

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William Craigie   Sailor, Mount Pleasant

F. William Craigie

b. 1849

M. Janet Inkster

 

m. Elizabeth Baikie, Cloke, Birsay in 1872

 

Issue

Elizabeth Baikie Craigie

b. 9.2.1873

 

 

Thomas William Craigie

b. 27.10.1876

Died in 1879

 

William Craigie

b. 13.7.1880

 

 

Thomas Baikie Craigie

b. 2.10.1882

 

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Hugh Marwick   Clook, Frotoft

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Mary Yorston in 1808.

 

Issue

Mary Marwick

b. 18.11.1808

 

 

Isabel Marwick

b. 14.9.1810

 

 

Betty Marwick

b. 16.8.1812

 

 

Barbara Marwick

b. 18.3.1815

 

 

William Marwick

b. 31.1.1818

 

 

Janet Marwick

b. 29.8.1820

Died at Scockness 1860

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William Marwick

F. Hugh Marwick

1818-1855

M. Mary Yorston

 

m. Mary Craigie, Knappknowes on 1.12.1846 in Rousay  

     Daughter of Hugh Craigie and Mary Yorston
     In 1891 Mary Craigie, age 71, was living at Brinian Cottage. She died in 1900.

 

Issue

William Marwick

b. 30.3.1848

At Brinzian

 

Peter Marwick

b. 11.12.1850

 

 

Jessie Alexina Marwick

b. 11.6.1854

 

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George Marwick   Cogar, later Falquoy.

F. Hugh Marwick

Died 1859 aged 77.

M. Margaret Marwick.

 

m. Marian Hourston, Sound, Egilsay in 1813.  Marion lived 1779 to 1856.

 

Issue

Katherine Marwick

b. 5.4.1814

 

 

Hugh Marwick

b. 13.1.1816

 

 

Margaret Marwick

b. 23.8.1818

Died 1831

 

Marian Houirston was the aunt of Hugh Sinclair who was later in Stenisgorn. He spent his childhood with her at Cogar. The family moved to Falquoy in 1816. The inscription on George Marwick’s gravestone states that he was an heir to the estates of Saviskaill.  Records show that there were Marwicks in Saviskaill in the 1700s. One of them was William, the father of Sir James Marwick who was Town Clerk first of Edinburgh and later of Glasgow. A son of Sir James was a founding partner of the New York firm of accountants, now known internationally as KMPG.

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Karherine Marwick   Falquoy

F. George Marwick

b. 1814

M. Marian Hourston

 

m. David Gibson, Sketquoy

 

Issue

Margaret Gibson

b. 3.12.1938

At Falquoy

 

John Gibson

b. 14.5.1841

At Falquoy

 

Hugh Gibson

b. 14.5.1843

At Falquoy

 

James Gibson

b. 4.4.1846

At Falquoy

 

Hughina Gibson

b.  9.2.1849

At Falquoy

 

Frederick B Gibson

b. 25.11.1853

At Falquoy

       

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