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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 

     c1775 - 1856 (age 81)

 

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. c1771

 

 

James Gibson

b. c1781

At Bigland.

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James Gibson   Brendale

F. John Gibson

c1781-1866

M. Christy Mainland

 

m. Christian Harcus in 1807.   Died 1864 aged 78

 

 

 

 

Issue

John Gibson

b. 12.12.1808

At Breck.

 

William Gibson

b. 25.4.1811

At Trumland

 

Jean Gibson

b. 30.5.1813

At Trumland

 

Ann Gibson

b. 29.10.1815

At Brendale

 

Margaret Gibson

b. 2.4.1818

At Brendale

 

Christian Gibson

b. 14.6.1820

At Brendale

    m. David Gibson, Bigland in 1845

 

Isabel Gibson

b. 21.6.1822

At Brendale   d.1856

 

James Gibson

b. 9.5.1825

At Brendale

 

James Gibson

b. 6.3.1828

At Brendale

 

James Gibson

b. 21.7.1829

At Brendale

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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     b. c1782   Cott, Egilsay

F. William Mainland

Died 1858 aged 76   

M. Marjory Rendall

 

m. Elspeth Grieve in 1808

 

Issue

William Mainland

b. 4.5.1809

 

 

Janet Mainland

b. 10.10.1810

 d. 1863

 

James Mainland

b. 30.7.1812

 

 

Hugh Mainland

b. 14.3.1816

 

  Robert Mainland b. 23.3.1821 d.1894    m. Janet Sinclair

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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           d. 15.9.1878, Age 66

M. Elspeth Grieve

 

m. Betsy Grieve on 14.2.1840 in Egilsay    

    d. 1882, Age 70.   Parents - Alexander Grieve and Katherine Craigie

 

Issue

James Mainland

b.21.8.1841

d. 1867, Age 26            Unmarried

 

Janet Mainland

b. 31.2.1843

 

 

William Mainland

b. 25.2.1845

m. Helen Costie

 

Elizabeth Mainland

b. 15.2.1847

m. Hugh Costie

 

Mary Mainland

b. 18.5.1849

 

 

Alexander Mainland

b. 13.2.1852

 Went to NZ in 1876

m. Margaret Low  
Catherine Mainland b. 27.1.1856 Went to NZ, probably with Alexander
d. 6.4.1935 in 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

 

Issue

Nicol Mainland

b. 9.6.1800

 

 

Alexander Mainland

b. 14.3.1802

 

 

James Mainland

b. 28.3.1804

 

 

Betsy Mainland

b.25.6.1806

 

 

Isabel Mainland

b. 24.6.1811

 

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John Craigie              Philiehall, Egilsay

F. NK

 

M. NK

m. Katherine Work in Rousay

 

Issue

William Baikie Craigie

b. 27.9.1798

Rousay

 

John Craigie

b. c1797

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. c. 1760 at Scockness

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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Isabel Gibson    b. 1803

F. James Gibson

Stenisgorn,now part of Sketquoy

M. Katherine Inkster

 

m. James Flaws of Hammerfield,  b. c1800

 

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     b. 1745 in Shapinsay 

F. NK

 

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    b. 6.2.1788

F. Thomas Mainland

 

M. Margaret Chalmers

m. Jean Mainland at Avalsay on 29.12.1809.   Jean d.1873 aged 83. 

      Parents: William Mainland and Isabel Baikie.

 

Issue

William Mainland

b. 9.3.1811

 Avalsay, Rousay

 

Betty Mainland

b. 8.4.1813

 Avalsay, Rousay

 

Chalmers Mainland

b. 3.4.1815

 Avalsay, Rousay

 

James Mainland

b. 1.4.1820

 Avalsay, Rousay

 

Leslie Mainland

b. 10.11.1823

 Avalsay, Rousay

 

John Mainland

b. 2.3.1828

 Avalsay, Rousay

 

Martha Mainland

b. 16.6.1830

 Avalsay, Rousay

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James Flaws   Hammerfield

F. NK

b. 1800

M. NK

 

m. Isabel Gibson at Stenisgorn.

 

Issue See entry for  Isabel Gibson  

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David Flaws    Hammerfield

F. James Flaws

b. 1841 in Rousay     Drowned in in 1904 in Egilsay Sound 

M.Isabel Gibson

 

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

 

Issue

Williamina Flaws

b. 6.9.1862

Rousay               

 

David Flaws

b. 23.11.1865

Rousay

 

James Flaws

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 Flaws   Hammerfield, later Wyre.

F. James Flaws

1843-1916

M.Isabel Gibson

 

m. Anne Scott,  d. 1910

 

Issue

Annabina Flaws

b. 1870

d. 1942

 

Isabel Flaws

b. 1874

d. 1973, age 76

 

James Flaws

 

 

 

Magnus Flaws

 

 

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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

1872-1954

M. Margaret Louttit,

 

m. Robert Sinclair, Sketquoy

 

Issue See entry for Robert Sinclair  

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Isabel S Flaws

F. Magnus Flaws

b. 1874  d. 1967

M. Anne Scott

 

m. William Craigie, Rusness in 1902.  Her second marriage.

 

Issue See entry for William Craigie

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James Flaws   Hawn

F. Magnus Flaws

d. 1948 aged 65

M. Anne Scott

 

m. Mary Ann Muir,  d. 1941 aged 56

 

 

 

 

Issue

Mary Flaws

 

 

 

Annabella Flaws

 

 

  Margaret Flaws Died young  
  Ellen Flaws m. James William Firth
  Minnie Flaws m. Hugh Russell   See
  Magnus Flaws  
  Annabina Flaws m. Archer Clouston   See

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Magnus Flaws   Wyre

F. Magnus Flaws

 

M. Anne Scott

m.1)   Williamina McKenzie, d 1916,  age 33.

 

Issue Robina Flaws m. Henry Allen No issue
  Williamina Flaws m. Robert Inkster  

 

Magnus Flaws

 

 

  Neil Flaws  m. Alice Haslam Issue – 2 children
       

 

Neil’s first wife was Sarah Smith, Frotoft. She died in 1942 aged 26.

 

m.2) Sarah Muir. No issue.

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Magnus Flaws   Ferryman for many years.

F.Magnus Flaws

 

M. Williamina McKenzie

m. Mary Flaws

 

Issue

James Edwin Flaws

m. Itha Shearer - 3 children

 

Ian Flaws

m. Margaret Arthur - 3 children

 

Marion Flaws

 

 

 

Dorothy Flaws

m. Lawrence Morrison - 3 children

 

Alison Flaws

m. A. Spence - 2 children

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Mary Flaws  

F. James Flaws

 

M. Mary Ann Muir

m. Magnus Flaws

 

Issue See entry for Magnus Flaws  

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Annabella Flaws     Wyre

F. James Flaws

 

M. Mary Ann Muir

m. Thomas Sinclair, Banks, Frotoft

 

Issue See entry for Thomas Sinclair  

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John Kirkness   Pliverha’, later Quoyostray

F. John Kirkness

 

M.Christy Inkster

m. Barbara Craigie. Died 1859.

 

Issue

John Kirkness

b. 26.4.1817

 

 

Isabel Kirkness

b. 12.2.1819

 

 

James Kirkness

b.  9.10.1820

 

 

Janet Kirkness

b. 16.1.1823

 

 

Mary Kirkness

b.  9.11.1824

 

 

All except Mary were born before the move to Quoyostray.  Barbara’s parents were George Craigie and Janet Brand. They also had a daughter Helen who died in 1861 aged 84.  Mary b.1824 married William Craigie, West Crey. She died in 1887.

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John Kirkness   Quoyostray

F. John Kirkness

1817-1885

M. Barbara Craigie

 

m. Mary Alexander of Breckan. Died in 1862 aged 47

 

Issue

Magnus Kirkness

b. 1840

 

 

Frederick Kirkness

b. 1854

 

 

Isabella Kirkness

b. 1839

 

 

Eliza Robson Kirkness

b. 1850

 

 

Mary Kirkness

b. 1849

 

 

James Kirkness

b. 1856

 

 

John Kirkness

b. 1844

 

 

Margaret Kirkness

b. 1848

 

 

Jemima Kirkness

b. 1859

d. age 3 weeks.

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Magnus Kirkness   Blacksmith at Quoyostray.

F. John Kirkness

1840-1905

M. Mary Alexander

 

m. Isabella Gibson, Vacquoy in 1869.

 

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 R Kirkness    Quoyostray

F. John Kirkness

1850-1927

M. Mary Alexander

 

m. Hugh Inkster in 1878.     Drowned at sea in 1879

 

Issue

David James Inkster

b. 1879

d. 1944   Unmarried.

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William Mainland   Cavit, Wyre.

F. Magnus Mainland

 

M. Janet Mainland

m. Jane Gibson, Knarston in 1878

 

Issue

Mary Ann Mainland

b. 9.3.1879

 

 

William Mainland

b. 3.11.1888

 

 

John Mainland

b. 3.5.1893

 

 

William Mainland (Senior) later moved to Farewell, South Ronaldsay.   Jane Gibson’s descendants still in Farewell in 1985.  Marilyn Siperek of New York, a grand-daughter of Mary Ann, 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 Kirkness   Quoyostray

F. Frederick Kirkness

b. 1879

M. Betsy McKay

 

m. Mattie Wards, Longhope in 1913

 

Issue

Frederick Kirkness

 

 

 

Thora Kirkness

 

 

 

Mattie Wards came to Rousay as a teacher.  She died in 1962

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Mary Inkster   Westness

F. Hugh Inkster

1880 -1966

M. Isabella Kirkness

 

m. Thomas Sinclair, Banks, Frotoft.  d. 1967, age 91

 

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

 

M. Mattie Wards

m. Maisie Mainland, Westness in 1946

 

Issue

See entry for Maisie Mainland

     

Fred, who was an engineer on the Fraserburgh lifeboat, was drowned when the lifeboat was lost at sea in 1970.

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Thora Kirkness      Quoyostray

F. Mark Kirkness

 

M. Mattie Wards

m. Alfred Gibson, Dounby in 1941   See

 

Issue

Hilary Gibson

 

 

 

Helen Gibson

 

 

 

Alfred had a draper’s business in Dounby.

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Peter Yorston   Oldman, Sourin

F. NK

 

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

 

Issue

Alexander Yorston

b. 17.3.1806

 

 

James Yorston

b. 16.3.1809

 

 

Betty Yorston

b. 19.2.1812

 

 

Hugh Yorston

b. 1816

 

 

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 & Rendall

m. Lydia Turnbull on 20.12.1838 in Evie & Rendall

 

Issue

May Yorston

b. 1841

Rousay

 

John Yorston

b. 13.8.1843

Rousay           Went to NZ c1870

James Yorston                       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 d. 1885 Evie & Rendall
       

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