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Anne Mainland   Tratland   b. 1847

F. James Mainland

 

M. Margaret Sinclair

m. David Gibson, Sunnyside, St. Ola

 

Issue See entry for David Gibson

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Sarah S Mainland      Tratland       1850 -1922

F. James Mainland

 

M. Margaret Sinclair

m. John Reid, Wasdale, later Tratland in 1875

 

Issue

John Reid

b. 22.08.1876

 

 

Margaret Reid

b. 13.01.1878

 

 

George Reid

b. 13.07.1880

 

 

Anna Gibson Reid

b. 29.09.1884

Unmarried

 

Mary Mainland Reid

b. 01.07.1887

Unmarried d. 1947

 

John Reid, the father of this family, was drowned when the post boat was lost in Evie Sound in 1893.

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John I Craigie     Hullion     b. 1853   

F. John Craigie

 Postmaster

M. Sarah Sinclair

 

m. Mary Sinclair, Stenisgorn

 

Issue See entry for Mary Sinclair  

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Anne M Craigie    Hullion 1855 -1922

F. John Craigie

 

M. Sarah Sinclair

m. John Logie, Rose Cottage, Rousay Pier.    No issue.

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James M Craigie    Hullion, later Grips, Frotoft.

F. John Craigie

 

M. Sarah Sinclair

m. Margaret Mainland, Bu, Wyre.

 
Issue See entry for  Margaret Mainland

 

James was a postman first in Rousay and later in Firth.

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Sarah Craigie    Hulllion        b. 1861

F. John Craigie

 

M. Sarah Sinclair

m. Hugh Sinclair, Stenisgorn, later at Bellona

 

Issue See entry for Hugh Sinclair  

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Christina Craigie    Fa’doon      1862 -1954

F. John Craigie

 

M. Betsy Sinclair

m. William Grieve, Whiteha’

 

Issue

William Grieve

b. 1887

Later at Digro

 

Robert Grieve

b. 15.11.1891

Later at Cruannie

 

Mary Ann Grieve

b. 29.12.1897

Later at Swandale

 

Hugh Grieve

b. 23.08.1908

Later at Saviskaill    d.1998

 

Hannah Grieve

b. 16.10.1903

Later at Kirkwall

 

James Grieve

b. 08.04.1906

d.1997

 

John Grieve

b. 1889

Killed in World War 1

 

Isabella Grieve

b. 26.03.1900

d. 1932.  Unmarried

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Elizabeth Craigie    Fa’doon, later Blossom

F. John Craigie

1871-1958

M. Betsy Sinclair

 

m. Hugh Craigie, Swandale in 1897.  His second marriage

 

Issue

Elizabeth Craigie

b. 25.11.1898

Unmarried

 

Mary Ann Craigie

b. 26.09.1903

 

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Jane Sinclair    born 1873

F. Thomas Sinclair

 

M. Mary Gibson

m.  Alexander Swanson of ss Hoy Head, Stromness

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Thomas Sinclair    Banks, Frotoft  1876 -1967

F. Thomas Sinclair

 

M. Mary Gibson

m. Mary Inkster, Westness in 1905. Mary died in 1966.

 

Issue

Thomas Sinclair

b. 1907

 

  Ann (Cissie) Sinclair b. 1908  

 

Mary Isabel (Mabel) Sinclair

b. 1910

 

  Lily Sinclair
 

Thomas Sinclair, the father, and his son, Thomas, ran the post-boat between Rousay and Evie for many years.

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John Gibson    Broland    b. 1771

F. John Gibson

 

M. Christy Mainland

m.  Giles (Julia) Grieve, Hurtiso in 1799.  Julia died in 1861. Her parents were John Grieve and Ann Grieve.  John Grieve was born in 1741, and came to Rousay in 1791.

 

Issue

Ann Gibson

b. 29.11.1800

At Hurtiso

 

John Gibson

b. 17.10.1802

At Hurtiso

 

William Gibson

b. 11.05.1805

At Broland

 

Margaret Gibson

b. 18.02.1807

At Broland

 

James Gibson

b. 21.09.1808

At Broland

 

Robert Gibson

b. 20.05.1811

At Broland

 

Thomas Gibson

b. 21.06.1814

At Broland

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John Gibson     Broland    b. 1843

F. Thomas Gibson

 

M. Jane Grieve

m. Janet (Jessie) Skethaway of Knarston in 1877

 

Issue

Margaret Jane Gibson

b. 13.06.1877

 

 

Thomas Gibson

b. 06.06.1880

 

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Thomas Gibson    Broland   1814 -1900

F. Thomas Gibson

 

M. Giles (Julia) Grieve

m. Jane Grieve, Outerdykes.   Jane died in 1892 aged 72.

 

Issue

John Gibson

b. 14.12.1843

 

 

Anne Gibson

b. 14.12.1843

Twin of John

 

Thomas Gibson

b. 08.06.1845

 

 

Robert Gibson

b. 11.11.1847

 

 

Mary Gibson

b. 27.12.1848

 

 

Margaret Gibson

b. 27.12.1851

 

 

Jane Gibson

b. 14.06.1855

Died 1899

 

Isabella Gibson

b. 23.04.1859

 

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Thomas Gibson   Broland   See B517

F. John Gibson

1880 -1958

M. Janet Skethaway

 

m. Mary Wylie, Grindlesbreck in 1932

 

Issue Peggy Gibson

Thomas Gibson

 b. 16.9.1944

Rousay    m. Isobel Swanney of Stronsay

 

Marion Gibson

 Married Ian Craigie     

 

Evelyn Gibson

 

 

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Mary Gibson     Broland     b. 1848

F. Thomas Gibson

 

M. Jane Grieve

m. Thomas Sinclair, Swandale, later Banks, Frotoft

 

Issue See entry for Thomas Sinclair  

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William Corsie   Nears, later Brendale

F. Malcolm Corsie

 1830 -1917

M. Isabella Louttit

 

m. Ann Leonard of Digro in 1853

 

Issue

Margaret Corsie

b. 1854

Died 1943

 

Annie Corsie

b. 1855

 

 

William Corsie

b. 1857

Died 1882

 

Malcolm Corsie

b. 1858

Died 1927

 

James Corsie

b. 1860

 

 

Peter Corsie

b. 1862

Died 1943

 

George Corsie

b. 1864

Died 1912

 

John Corsie

b. 1866

Died 1943

 

Charles Corsie

b. 1868

Went to South Africa

 

Frederick Corsie

b. 1870

Died 1950

 

Jemima Corsie

b. 1873

Died 1916

 

Jessie Corsie

b. 1875

Died 1951

 

Isabella Corsie

b. 1877

Died 1959

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James Sinclair   Newhouse   b. 1885

F. James H. Sinclair

 

M. Margaret McKinlay

m. May Cromarty      Went to Glasgow

 

Issue

Mary Sinclair

 

 

 

Muriel Sinclair

 

 

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Harry Sinclair   Newhouse, later Knarston 

F. James H. Sinclair

 1889 -1952

M. Margaret McKinlay

 

m. Janet Corsie, Knarston

 

Issue

Gordon Sinclair

 

Died 1990. Unmarried

 

Harry Sinclair

 

 

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Alexander Johnston    Breek, b. 1879  

F. James Johnston

Merchant in Orphir

M. Isabel Corsie

 

m. Maggie Miller, Helzigatha, Wyre. See

 

Issue

Edith Johnston

 

 

 

Ella Johnston

 

 

 

Janet Johnston

 

 

 

James Johnston

 

 

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Aggie Johnston   (Agnes)    Breek    d. 1963

F. James Johnston

 

M. Isabel Corsie

m. John Marwick

 

Issue See entry for  John Marwick  
     
Before her marriage Aggie Johnston had a daughter Annie Johnston who married William M Craigie

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James Gunn     Stromness

F. A. Gunn

 

M. Lydia Hutchison

m. Annie Baikie         No issue

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Mary Miller     Wyre

F. Alexander Miller

 

M. Anne Mainland

m. William Mathieson, Stromness

 

Issue

Anna Mathieson

 Died in 1935 in her 30s

 

 

Lillian Mathieson

 

 

 

Tina Mathieson

 

 

 

Peggy Mathieson

 

 

 

Vera Mathieson

 m. --- Mortimer

 

 

Ethel Mathieson

 m. Francis Cusiter

 

 

Jean Mathieson

 m. --- Mitchell

 

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Adelaide Craigie     b.1884

F. James Craigie

 

M. Margaret Mainland

m. J Learmonth

 

Issue

Robert Learmonth

 

 

 

Stella Learmonth

 

 

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Helen Logie

F. John Logie

 

M. Maggie Gibson

m. Alexander Morgan, Jeweller, of Kirkwall in 1923

 

Issue

Hilary Morgan

 

 

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David Benston     Eday

F. James Benston

 

M. Ida Gibson

m. ----- Sinclair, Creya, Evie

 

Issue

Hamish Benston

 

 

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George Reid    Tratland    1880 -1949

F. John Reid

 

M. Sarah S. Mainland

m. Minna Gibson of Avalsay

 
Issue See entry for Minna Gibson  

 

 George Reid and Tom Sinclair crewed the postboat for many years.

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John Petrie   Onzibist, Wyre, later Tratland.

F. John Petrie

1907-1991

M. Mymie Sinclair

 

m. Annie Reid, Tratland

 

Issue See entry for Annie Reid  

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George Petrie    Onzibist, Wyre, later Sandwick

F. John Petrie

 

M.Mymie Sinclair

m. Minnie Reid, Tratland in 1940

 

Issue See entry for Minnie Reid  

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William Grieve    Fa’doon, later Digro   

F. William Grieve

 1887 -1951

M. Christina Craigie

 

m. Ann Corsie, Knarston

 

Issue

William Grieve

 

 

 

Annie Grieve

 

 

 

John Grieve

 

 

 

Chrissie Grieve

 

 

 

Archie Grieve

 Died aged 5

 

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Robert Grieve   Cruannie. Blacksmith b. 1891

F. William Grieve

 

M. Christina Craigie

m. Catherine Lyon, Ervadale.    Catherine died in 1988.

 

Issue

Kathleen Grieve

 

 

 

Mabel Grieve

 

 

 

Robert Grieve

 

 

 

Arnold Grieve

 

 

 

George Grieve

 

 

 

Dennis Grieve

 

 

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Mary Ann Grieve   Fa’doon      1897 - 1957

F. William Grieve

 

M. Christina Craigie

m. James Taylor, Swandale.   James died in 1967 aged 74

 

Issue

James Gordon Taylor

 

 

 

Mabel Taylor

 

Unmarried

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Hugh Grieve,  Fa’doon later Saviskaill 

F. William Grieve

1908 -1998

M. Christina Craigie

 

m. Janet Mainland, Hurtiso in 1933

 

Issue See entry for Janet Mainland  

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Hannah Grieve  Fa’doon later Kirkwall   b. 1903

F. William Grieve

 And James Irvine had a son Leonard Irvine

M. Christina Craigie

 

m. Harry Gibson, Kirkwall.        See

 

Issue

Vera Gibson

 

 

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James Grieve   Fa’doon          b. 1906

F. William Grieve

 

M. Christina Craigie

m.. Isabel Craigie, Teacher, from Shetland. 1900-1964.  See

 

Issue

Alan Grieve

b. 26.04.1937

 

 

William Grieve

b. 23.08.1941

  

 

Inga Grieve

b. 16.02.1935

 

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Mary Ann Craigie   Blossom, later Kirkwall

F. Hugh Craigie

 

M. Elizabeth Craigie

m. ---- Morrison, Kirkwall

 

Issue

Hazel Morrison

 m. Eric Foubister

 

 

Hazel 

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Thomas Sinclair    Banks, Frotoft   1907 -1997

F. Thomas Sinclair

 

M. Mary Inkster

m. Bella Flaws, Wyre

 

Issue

Thomas

 

 

 

Muriel

 

 

 

Like his father before him, Thomas  ran the Rousay – Evie post-boat for many years.

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Ann Sinclair of Banks. Frotoft.  b.. 1908

F. Thomas Sinclair

 

M. Mary Inkster

m. William Moar, Saviskaill, later Aberdeenshire

 

Issue See entry for William Moar  

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Mabel Sinclair  Banks, Frotoft      1910 -1995

F. Thomas Sinclair

 

M. Mary Inkster

m. William Flaws,  Hammerfield in 1938.  No Issue

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Lily Sinclair   Banks, Frotoft   d. 1995 aged 76

F. Thomas Sinclair

 

M. Mary Inkster

m. David Miller, Hestival, Evie, later Keig, Aberdeenshire

 

Issue See entry David Miller

 

Lily Sinclair was the teacher at Wasbister from 1943 till the school closed down in 1960.

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John Corsie   Brendale   1866 -1943

F. William Corsie

 

M. Ann Leonard

m. Margaret Skethaway, Knarston.  Margaret died in 1906 aged 37.

       

Issue

Maggie Jean Corsie

 m. --- Nicholson. Went to N.Z.

 

Agnes Corsie

 Later at Myre, Orphir

 

John Corsie

 Later at Orphir

 

Janet Corsie

 Later at Knarston d. 1977 aged 86

 

Ann Corsie

 Later at Digro

 

William Corsie

 Later at Glebe. Died 1972 aged 76

 

Thomas Corsie

 Went to Canada. Police inspector.

 

Lizzie Corsie

 Later at Banks, Sourin

 

Minnie Corsie

 m. --- Macfarlane     d. in Kirkwall in 1993

 

Peter Corsie

 Went to Canada

 

Cilla Corsie

 Later at Orphir

 

George Corsie

 Went to Canada

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Harry Sinclair    Knarston, later Newhouse

F. Harry Sinclair

Died in 1984 aged 69.

M. Janet Corsie

 

m. Margaret Donaldson, Watten, Egilsay in 1943

 

Issue

Jeanette Sinclair

 m. Philip Sabiston, Birsay

 

Arlene Margaret Sinclair

 Died in infancy in 1945

 

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Edith Johnston    Orphir

F. Alexander Johnston

 

M. Maggie Miller     See   

m. ---- McLean (Rev)

 

Issue

Margaret McLean

 

 

 

Barbara McLean

 

 

 

Alan McLean

 

 

 

Edith McLean

 

 

 

Fiona McLean

 

 

 

Edith Johnston was the teacher at Sourin for a period after World War 2.

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Ella Johnston   Orphir

F. Alexander Johnston

 

M. Maggie Miller     See   

m.  Kenneth Flett, Mussaquoy, Orphir

 

Issue

Anita Flett

 m. Arnold Firth, Stromness

 

Sandy Flett

 m. Maureen Russell

 

Kenneth Flett

 

 

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Janet Johnston    Orphir

F. Alexander Johnston

 

M. Maggie Miller     See   

m.  Marcus Liddle, Cornesquoy, Orphir

 

Issue

Sheena Liddle

 

 

 

Marcus Liddle

 

 

       

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