Robertsons in Rousay and Egilsay
Most of the Robertson families in Rousay and Egilsay were descended from Alexander Robertson born, c1780, and his wife Margaret Irvine. They lived in Egilsay and there were still Robertsons in Egilsay until recent times. Their sons William and James moved to Rousay, while David remained in Egilsay. David married Barbara Craigie. Their son Hugh 1847-1939 married Margaret Corsie, daughter of William Corsie and Ann Leonard. See Corsie page.
William Robertson (son of Alexander in Egilsay) was born in 1810 and married Elizabeth Harcus in 1844. Their son John, who married Isabella Corsie, farmed at Banks in Frotoft.
Robertsons of Hunclett
James Robertson, born in 1835, who farmed at Hunclett in Rousay is not known to be related to the Egilsay Robertsons. His parents were James Robertson and Janet Craigie and his grandparents Hugh Robertson and Christine Sinclair. He married Jean Marwick of Corse, a sister of William whose photo appears on the Marwick page.