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William Craigie                  Cruar

F. William Craigie

b. c1782 in Rousay

M. Cecilia Harrold

d. 1865 (age 83) in Kirkwall

 

m. Betty Leonard in 1804 in Rousay

 

Issue

Betty Craigie

b. 17.6.1805

Rousay

    m. James Couper of Pretty - son James  b. 4.3.1835
       

 

William Craigie

b. 14.11.1807

Rousay

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Hugh Craigie                  Skaill, Westside

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Janet Craigie in Rousay 

     b. 1775 in Rousay
     d. 1856 (age 81) in Rousay

 

Issue

Jean Craigie

b. 14.1.1789

Rousay

 

Mary Craigie

b. 28.7.1794

Rousay

 

Janet Craigie

b. 1.5.1797

Rousay

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Janet Craigie             Saviskaill

F. Hugh Craigie

b. 1.5.1797 in Rousay

M. Janet Craigie

d. 1863 (age 63) in Rousay

 

m. Hugh Gibson,  Sketquoy in 1825 in Rousay

 

Issue See entry for Hugh Gibson  

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John Gibson             Sourin

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Christy Mainland

 

Issue

John Gibson

b. 1771

Rousay

 

James Gibson

b. 1781

Rousay

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James Gibson               Brendale

F. John Gibson

b. 1781 in Rousay

M. Christy Mainland

d. 1865 (age 85) in Rousay

 

m. Christian Harcus on 9.1.1807 in Rousay

     b. 1783 in Rousay

     d. 1861 (age 78) in Rousay
       

Issue

John Gibson

b. 12.12.1808

Rousay

 

William Gibson

b. 25.4.1811

Rousay

 

Jean Gibson

b. 30.5.1813

Rousay

       

 

Ann Gibson

b. 29.10.1815

Rousay

    d. 1905 (age 89) Rousay
       

 

Margaret Gibson

b. 2.4.1818

Rousay

 

Christian Gibson

b. 14.6.1820

Rousay

       

 

Isabel Gibson

b. 21.6.1822

Rousay

    d. 1856 (age 33) Rousay
       

 

James Gibson

b. 9.5.1825

Rousay                 d. young

 

James Gibson

b. 6.3.1828

Rousay                 d. young

 

James Gibson

b. 21.7.1829

Rousay                 d. young

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Mary Craigie        Saviskaill

F. Hugh Craigie

b. 28.7.1794 in Rousay   

M. Janet Craigie

d. 1873 (age 79) in Rousay

 

m. Henry Craigie, Quoygray in 1815 in Rousay

 

Issue See entry for Henry Craigie  

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Henry Craigie                Greystane

F. Hugh Craigie

b. 30.1.1811 in Rousay

M. Isabel Craigie

d. 1878 (age 67) in Rousay

 

m. Jane Craigie in 1842 in Rousay   

 

 

 

 

Issue

Jane Craigie

b. 4.4.1843

Rousay           Unmarried

 

James Craigie

b. 20.10.1844

Rousay

 

Janet Craigie

b. 13.12.1847

Rousay

 

Mary Craigie

b. 16.1.1850

Rousay

 

Samuel Seatter Craigie

b. 20.5.1852

Rousay

 

David Craigie

b. 12.11.1854

Rousay

 

Margaret Inkster Craigie

b. 24.8.1857

Rousay

 

Peter Craigie

b. 21.9.1859

Rousay

 

Neil Patrick Rose Craigie

b. 23.11.1862

Rousay

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William Mainland        Cott, Egilsay

F. William Mainland

b. 1782 in Egilsay   

M. Marjory Rendall

d. 17.3.1858 (age 76) in Egilsay

 

m. Elspeth Grieve on 3.7.1808 in Egilsay

 

Issue

William Mainland

b. 4.5.1809

Egilsay

 

Janet Mainland

b. 10.10.1810

Egilsay

 

James Mainland

b. 30.7.1812

Egilsay

 

Hugh Mainland

b. 14.3.1816

Egilsay

Robert Mainland b. 23.3.1821 Egilsay
d. 1894 (age 73) Rousay

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David Craigie              Hammer, now part of Innister

F. William Craigie

b. c1776 in Rousay

M. NK

d. 9.2.1863 (age 87) in Rousay

 

m. Mary Ann Craigie on 17.4.1801 in Rousay

 

Issue

Janet Craigie

b. 4.2.1802

Rousay

 

Betty Craigie

b. 8.10.1804

Rousay

 

James Craigie

b. 1.3.1807

Rousay

 

Mary Craigie

b. 3.4.1809

Rousay

 

David Craigie

b. 24.2.1812

Rousay

 

Isabel Craigie

b. 12.2.1815

Rousay

 

William Craigie

b. 20.8.1817

Rousay

 

Hugh Craigie

b. 7.7.1819

Rousay

 

                 James Craigie m. Margaret  Alexander in 1838.   See

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James Mainland   Cott, Egilsay

F. William Mainland

b. 30.7.1812 in Egilsay           

M. Elspeth Grieve

d. 15.9.1878 (age 66) in Egilsay

m. Betsy Grieve on 14.2.1840 in Egilsay    

     b. 1813 in Rousay
     d. 1882 (age 70) in Rousay   
     P:  Alexander Grieve & Katherine Craigie

 

Issue

James Mainland

b. 21.8.1841

Rousay      

d. 1867 (age 26)    Rousay                Unmarried

 

Janet Mainland

b. 31.2.1843

Rousay

 

William Mainland

b. 25.2.1845

Rousay

 

Elizabeth Mainland

b. 15.2.1847

Rousay

 

Mary Mainland

b. 18.5.1849

Rousay 

 

Alexander Mainland

b. 13.2.1852

Rousay

Went to NZ in 1876
m. Margaret Low  
Catherine Mainland b. 27.1.1856 Rousay
Went to NZ, probably with Alexander
d. 6.4.1935 (age 79) Quarry Hills, Southend, NZ
m. John Lamb on 25.10. 1887 in NZ

 

     (b. 3.4.1858 in Nenthorn, Berwickshire) 

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James Mainland         Cotafea

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Christian Louttit in 1799 in Rousay

 

Issue

Nicol Mainland

b. 9.6.1800

Rousay

 

Alexander Mainland

b. 14.3.1802

Rousay

 

James Mainland

b. 28.3.1804

Rousay

 

Betsy Mainland

b.25.6.1806

Rousay

 

Isabel Mainland

b. 24.6.1811

Rousay

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John Craigie              Philiehall, Egilsay

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Katherine Work in Rousay

 

Issue

John Craigie

b. 1797

Rousay

  William Baikie Craigie b. 27.9.1798 Rousay

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John Craigie            Upper Cornquoy, Egilsay

F. John Craigie

b. c1797 in Rousay

M. Katherine Work.

d. 1883 (age 85) in Rousay

 

m. Barbara Barnet on 12.5.1820 in Rousay  

    d. 1887 (age 85) in Rousay     
    P:  Alexander Barnet and Isabella Banks

 

 

 

 

Issue

John Craigie

b. 22.10.1821

Rousay

 

William Craigie

b. 26.2.1827

Rousay

 

Isabel Craigie

b. 21.2.1824

Rousay

 

Grace Craigie

b. 12.12.1829

Rousay

 

Ann Craigie

b.  25.4.1832

Rousay

 

Ann Craigie

b. 29.4.1835

Rousay

 

Mary Craigie

b. 13.8.1838

Rousay

 

Alexander Craigie

b. 1.6.1841

Rousay          m. Betsy Craigie

 

Robert Craigie

b. 25.6.1844

Rousay

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James Gibson       Stenisgorn, Wabister

F. NK

b. 1760 in Rousay

M. NK

 

m. Katherine Inkster

 

Issue

Alexander Gibson

b. 1789

Rousay

 

Isabel Gibson

b. 29.3.1803

Rousay

 

Giving evidence in a court case in 1817 James Gibson stated that his father, grandfather and great grandfather had been tenants in Scockness. This was before the Marwicks went there in 1783.  Dr. Hugh Marwick held that these were the same Gibsons that were later in Langskaill.

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Isabella Gibson       Stenisgorn,now part of Sketquoy

F. James Gibson

b. 29.3.1803 in Rousay

M. Katherine Inkster

d. 1887 (age 84) in Rousay

 

m. James Flaws of Hammerfield on 29.12.1826 in Rousay

 

Issue

John Flaws

b. 26.2.1829

 

 

James Flaws

b. 27.2.1828

d. 1904

 

David Flaws

b. 1841

 

 

Magnus Flaws

b. 1843

 

 

Margaret Flaws

b. 1847

d. 1928

 

William Flaws

b. 1839

 

 

James Flaws’s father had also been a tenant in Hammerfield.

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Andrew Mainland     

F. NK

b. 1745 in Shapinsay 

M. NK

m. Marion Laughton on 16.2.1765 in Shapinsay 

     
James Mainland b. 6.1.1765 Shapinsay
Thomas Mainland b. 3.8.1767 Shapinsay
William Mainland b. 23.11.1769 Shapinsay
Alexander Mainland b. 7.4.1772 Shapinsay
Andrew Mainland b. 7.4.1772 Shapinsay
m. Mary Banks on 10.7.1799 in Rousay
Janet Mainland b. 31.8.1777 Shapinsay

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Thomas Mainland     Knarston. 

F. Andrew Mainland

 b. 23.8.1767 in Shapinsay

M. Marion Laughton

m. Margaret  Chalmers 

     

Issue

Leslie Mainland

b. 6.2.1788

Rousay  

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Leslie Mainland        Avalsay    

F. Thomas Mainland

b. 6.2.1788 in Rousay 

M. Margaret Chalmers

d. between 1851 & 1855 in Rousay

m. Jean Mainland, Avalsay, on 29.12.1809 in Rousay

     b. 1790 in Rousay
     d. 1873 (age 83) in Rousay
     P: William Mainland and Isabel Baikie.

 

Issue

William Mainland

b. 9.3.1811

 Rousay

 

Betty Mainland

b. 8.4.1813

 Rousay

 

Chalmers Mainland

b. 3.4.1815

Rousay

 

James Mainland

b. 1.4.1820

Rousay

 

Leslie Mainland

b. 10.11.1823

Rousay

 

John Mainland

b. 2.3.1828

Rousay

 

Martha Mainland

b. 16.6.1830

Rousay

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James Flaws          Hammerfield

F. NK

b. 1800 in Rousay

M. NK

 

m. Isabel Gibson,  Stenisgorn,  on 29.12.1826 in Rousay 

       
Issue See entry for  Isabel Gibson    

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David Flaws         Hammerfield

F. James Flaws

b. 1841 in Rousay     

M.Isabel Gibson

d. 1904 (age 63), drowned in Egilsay Sound 

 

m.1)  Margaret Louttit, Lower Blackhammer on 13.2.1861 in Rousay

 

Issue

Williamina Flaws

b. 6.9.1862

Rousay               

d. 1965 (age 102) Callander

 

David Flaws

b. 23.11.1865

Rousay

 

JamesFlaws

b. 38.3.1868

Rousay

Margaret Flaws b. 14.5.1871 Rousay

 

Alexander Flaws

b. 6.10.1873

Rousay

 

m.2)  Ellen Mainland (ms Costie) in 1896 in Rousay

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Magnus Craigie Flaws        Hammerfield, later Wyre

F. James Flaws

b. 1843 in Rousay

M.Isabel Gibson

d. 15.4.1916 (age 73) in Rousay

 

m. Anne Scott on 4.2.1869 in Birsay

 

Issue

Annabina Scott Flaws

b. 1870

Rousay

    d. 1942 (age 72) Rousay
       

 

Isabella Scott Flaws

b. 10.6.1873

Rousay

 

James William Flaws

b. 1882

Rousay

 

Magnus Flett Flaws

b. 29.12.1886

Birsay

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James Flaws              Hammerfield              Stonemason

F. David Flaws

b. 28.3.1868 in Rousay    

M. Margaret Louttit,

d. 1935 (age 67) in Rousay

 

m. Mary Catherine Marwick  Furse in 1895 in Rousay

 

Issue See entry for Mary Catherine Marwick,  

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Margaret Flaws   Hammerfield

F.David Flaws

b. 14.5.1871 in Rousay

M. Margaret Louttit,

d. 2.12.1954 (age 83) in Rousay

 

m. Robert Sinclair, Sketquoy in 1891 in Rousay

 

Issue See entry for Robert Sinclair  

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Isabella Scott Flaws

F. Magnus Flaws

b. 10.6.1873 in Rousay

M. Anne Scott

d. 25.11.1967 (age 94) in Rousay

 

m. William Craigie, Rusness in 1902 in Rousay          His second marriage.

 

Issue See entry for William Craigie

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James William Flaws        Hawn

F. Magnus Flaws

b. 1882 in Rousay

M. Anne Scott

 d. 1948 (age 65) in Rousay

 

m. Mary Ann Muir in 1910 in Rousay

 

 

 

 

Issue Annabella Flaws

b. 1910

 

Rousay

 

Mary Flaws

b. 1.1.1911

Rousay

 

   

 

  Margaret Flaws b. 1913 Rousay
    d. 1931 (age 17)   Rousay
       
  Sarah Helen Flaws 1915 Rousay
    d. 2006 (age 91) Kirkwall
     
  Willamina (Minnie) Flaws b. 1919 Rousay
    d. 2001 (age 82) Kirkwall
    m. Hugh Russell   See
     
  Magnus William Flaws b. 1921 Rousay
    d. 1991 (age 70) Kirkwall
     
  Annabina Flaws b. 1923 Rousay
    d. 2014 age 90) Kirkwall
    m. Archer Clouston   See

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Magnus Flett Flaws   Wyre

F. Magnus Flaws

b. 29.12.1886 in Birsay

M. Anne Scott

d. 18.1.1966 (age 79) in Rousay
 

m.1)   Williamina McKenzie on 27.11.1908 in Lerwick, Shetland

 

Issue Robina Ann Flaws b. 1909 Rousay
    d. 1977 (age 67) Rousay
       
  Williamina McKenzie Flaws b. 1911 Rousay
    d. 1996 (age 83) Kirkwall
    m. Robert Inkster  
       

 

Magnus McKenzie Flaws

b. 1.1.1912

Rousay

       
  Neil Flaws  b. 1914 Rousay
    d. 1993 (age 78) Holm

 

m.2) Sarah Muir in 1923 in Kirkwall       . No issue.

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Magnus McKenzie Flaws           Ferryman for many years.

F.Magnus Flaws

b. 1.1.1912 in Rousay

M. Williamina McKenzie

d. 1996 (age 83) in Kirkwall
 

m. Mary Flaws in 1935 in Rousay

 

Issue

James Edwin Flaws

b. 1936

Rousay

 

Ian Flaws

b. 1938

Rousay

 

Marion McKenzie Flaws

b. 1943

 

Rousay

 

Dorothy Flaws

b. 1946

  Rousay

 

Alison Flaws

b. 1953

  Rousay

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Mary Flaws  

F. James Flaws

b. 1.1.1911 in Rousay

M. Mary Ann Muir

d. 2011 (age 90) in Rousay
 

m. Magnus Flaws in 1935 in Rousay

 

Issue See entry for Magnus Flaws  

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Annabella Flaws     Wyre

F. James Flaws

b. 1910 in Rousay

M. Mary Ann Muir

d. 1990 (age 79) in Stromness
 

m. Thomas Sinclair, Banks, Frotoft in 1934 in Rousay

 

Issue See entry for Thomas Sinclair  

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John Kirkness   Pliverha’, later Quoyostray

F. John Kirkness

 

M.Christy Inkster

m. Barbara Craigie on 29.7.1814 in Rousay

    d. 1859 (age 80)
    P: George Craigie & Janet Brand

 

Issue

John Kirkness

b. 26.4.1817

Rousay

 

Isabel Kirkness

b. 12.2.1819

Rousay

 

James Kirkness

b.  9.10.1820

Rousay

       

 

Janet Kirkness

b. 16.1.1823

Rousay

    d. 1880 (age 56) Harray
       
  Mary Kirkness b.  9.11.1824 Rousay

 

 

d. 1887 (age 63)

Rousay

 

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John Kirkness   Quoyostray

F. John Kirkness

b. 26.4.1817 in Rousay

M. Barbara Craigie

d. 1885 (age 68) in Rousay

 

m. Mary Alexander of Breckan on 20.3.1838 in Rousay

 

Issue

Isabella Kirkness

b. 19.12.1838

Rousay

  Magnus Alexander Kirkness b. 11.4.1841 Rousay
       

 

John Kirkness

b. 1844

Rousay

    d. 1871 (age 27) Rousay
       
  Margaret Kirkness b. 1848 Rousay
    d.1877 (age 28) Edinburgh
       
  Mary Kirkness b. 1849 Rousay

 

Eliza Robson Kirkness

b. 1850

Rousay

 

Frederick Kirkness

b. 1854

Rousay

       

 

James Kirkness

b. 1856

Rousay

 

 

d. 1935 (age 79)

Harray

       

 

 

 

 

  Jemima Kirkness b. 1859 Rousay
   

d. age 3 wks 

Rousay

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Magnus Alexander Kirkness       Blacksmith at Quoyostray.

F. John Kirkness

b. 11.4.1841 in Rousay

M. Mary Alexander

d. 1905 (age 64) in Rousay

m. Isabella Gibson, Vacquoy on 19.11.1869 in Rousay

 

Issue See entry for Isabella Gibson

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Frederick Kirkness   Quoyostray

F. John Kirkness

1853-1896

M. Mary Alexander

 

m. Betsy Mckay,  d. 1935, age 82

 

Issue

Frederick Kirkness

b. 1878

Died 1898

 

Mark Kirkness

b. 1879

 

 

James Kirkness

b. 1880

No issue

 

Mary Kirkness

b. 1876

Died 1894

 

John Kirkness

b. 1887

No issue

 

Earlier Betsy Mackay was housekeeper to her brother William Mackay, the schoolmaster at Wasbister.

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Isabella Kirkness             Quoyostray

F. James Kirkness

b. 25.9.1845 in Rousay

M. Grace Craigie

d. 1915 (age 69) in Rousay

 

m. James Craigie, Claybank, later Corse, in 1868 in Rousay

 

Issue See entry for James Craigie  

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Eliza Robson Kirkness    Quoyostray

F. John Kirkness

b. 1850 in Rousay

M. Mary Alexander

d. 1927 (age 77) in Rousay

m. Hugh Inkster in 1878 in Rousay.     Drowned at sea in 1879 (age 29)

 

Issue David James Inkster b. 1879 Rousay

d. 1944 (age 65)

Kirkwall        Unmarried.

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William Mainland   Cavit, Wyre, later South Ronaldsay.

F. Magnus Mainland

b. 1.10.1847 in Wyre

M. Janet Mainland

d. 31.10.1916 (age 68) in South Ronaldsay
 

m. Jane Gibson, Knarston in 1878 in Rousay

 

Issue

Mary Ann Mainland

b. 9.3.1879

South Ronaldsay

       

 

William Mainland

b. 3.11.1888

South Ronaldsay

    d. 1954 (age 65) South Ronaldsay
       
  John Mainland b. 3.5.1893 South Ronaldsay

 

 

d. 1966 (age 73)

South Ronaldsay

 

Marilyn Siperek of New York, a grand-daughter of Mary Ann Mainland, emailed me about this family in 1998 (RCM).

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Mary Kirkness   Quoyostray

F. John Kirkness

b. 1849 in Rousay

M. Mary Alexander

d. 1925 (age 79) in Stromness

m. Peter Yorston, Oldman, Sourin in 1870 in Rousay

 

Issue

Jemima Yorston

d. age 5

James Yorston b. 1880 Rousay

 

Elizabeth (Lilla) Yorston

b. 1878

Rousay

d. 1960 (age 81) Kirkwall
m. Robert Knight in 1925 in Stromness

 

Peter Yorston

b. 1871

Rousay

d. 1879 (age 8) Rousay

 

John Alexander Yorston

b. 1883

Rousay

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Mark Mackay Kirkness       Quoyostray

F. Frederick Kirkness

b. 1879 in Rousay

M. Betsy McKay

d. 1953 (age 74) in Stromness

 

m. Martha (Mattie) Wards, Longhope in 1913 in Rousay

     Teacher in Rousay.  d. 1962

       

Issue

Frederick Kirkness

b. 1914

Rousay

 

Thora Kirkness

b. 1918

Rousay

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Mary Margaret Inkster       Westness

F. Hugh Inkster

b. 12.3.1880 in Unst, Shetland 

M. Isabella Kirkness

d. 21.12.1966 (age 86)

 

m. Thomas Sinclair, Banks, Frotoft on 23.11.1905 in Rousay

 

Issue See entry for Thomas Sinclair  

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James Yorston  

F. Peter Yorston

b. 1880 in Rousay

M. Mary Kirkness

d. 1956 (age 75) in Kirkwall

 

m. Isabella Craigie, Post Office, Frotoft in 1914 in Rousay

 

Issue See entry for Isabella Craigie

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Frederick Kirkness     Quoyostray, later Fraserburgh

F. Mark Kirkness

b. 1914 in Rousay

M. Mattie Wards

d. 1970 (age 70) at sea
Fred, who was an engineer on the Fraserburgh lifeboat, was drowned when the lifeboat was lost at sea

m. Maisie Robina Mainland, Westness in 1946 in Rousay

 

Issue

See entry for Maisie Robina Mainland

 

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Thora Kirkness      Quoyostray

F. Mark Kirkness

b. 1918 in Rousay

M. Mattie Wards

d. 1985 (age 67) in Firth

m. Alfred Gibson, Dounby in 1941 in Rousay          See

     Alfred had a draper’s business in Dounby

 

Issue

Hilary Marcia Gibson

b. 1942

Stromness

 

Helen Wards Gibson

b. 1946

Stromness

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Peter Yorston   Oldman, Sourin

F. NK

b. 1788 in Rousay

M. NK

 

m. Rebecca Craigie, Hullion in 1813 in Rousay

     

Issue

See entry for Rebecca Craigie

 

Peter was a brother of Magnus below.

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Magnus Yorston   Oldman.

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Janet Marwick, Corse in 1805 in Rousay

 

Issue

Alexander Yorston

b. 17.3.1806

Rousay

 

James Yorston

b. 16.3.1809

Rousay

 

Betty Yorston

b. 19.2.1812

Rousay

 

Hugh Yorston

b. 1816

Rousay

 

Magnus was a brother of Peter above.

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Peter Yorston                Oldman

F. Peter Yorston

b. 8.5.1814 in Rousay

M. Rebecca Craigie,

d. 1883 (age 71) in Evie

m. Lydia Turnbull on 20.12.1838 in Evie

 

Issue

May Yorston

b. 1841

Rousay

 

John Yorston

b. 13.8.1843

Rousay           Went to NZ c1870

James Yorston b. 1846 Rousay           Went to NZ with John

 

Peter Yorston

b. 15.5.1848

Rousay

 

Harriet Yorston

b. 15.8.1851

Rousay

d. 1933 (age 83) Evie & Rendall
Robert Yorston b. 3.12.1854  Rousay
Isabella Yorston b.  Rousay
d. 1885 Evie & Rendall
       

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