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    1. [ORKNEY] Re: It’s good to see the list breathing still
    2. Phillip Pursley
    3. Stronsay connections Great to see this group in action again! My great-grandmother Margaret Williamson was born October 12, 1840 in Whitehall, Stronsay. Her parents were George Williamson (born July 22, 1814 in Fair Isle, Shetland died Dec 22, 1858 Whitehall, Stronsay) and Margaret Irvine (b. Nov 5, 1818 in Fair Isle, Shetland and died aft 1881 perhaps Stronsay). They were married Nov 14, 1839 in Stronsay. I've discovered my family in Fair Isle going back to 1720 and probably even more... Great Grandmother migrates from Stronsay sometime in the 1860's to the Glasgow area and marries my great grandfather from Enniskillen, Fermanagh on Jan 1, 1869. He dies 10 years later in Govanhill (at the time considered the poorest area of Glasgow) and leaves her with 5 children one of whom was my grandfather. This 4'10'' dynamo of a woman was able to get her kids and herself to Canada and eventually they all end up in the States. Would love to find any connections to Stronsay. Of course family names are WILLIAMSON, IRVINE, LESLIE.... George Williamson and Margaret Irvine had at least 10 children while in Stronsay with perhaps over half surviving to adulthood. Love to connect with anyone else searching for these same ancestors. Here is a photo of my gr-grandmother Margaret Williamson with two of her sons circa 1920. Phil -----Original Message----- From: Dennice <[email protected]> To: orkney <[email protected]> Sent: Mon, Apr 23, 2018 12:35 am Subject: [ORKNEY] It’s good to see the list breathing still Thank you for all who are posting after the long involved rootsweb ... overhaul (?) If your postings are taking longer than usual going through have faith that your list administrator will see to all postings ASAP. Regards, DADI Goudie (whose DNA results revealed.. SURPRISES) _______________________________________________ ------------------ Please remember to delete all non-relevant material in your reply to a particular message. List Archives and information on contacting list administrator can be found at: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/SCT/ORKNEY.html ------------------------------- To subscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'subscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message _______________________________________________ You are receiving this email because you have registered with RootsWeb Mailing Lists. Manage your email preferences at: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/accounts/subscriptions/ To unsubscribe send an email to mailto:[email protected]?subject=unsubscribe&body=unsubscribe View the archives for this list at: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/[email protected]/ Your privacy is important to us. View our Privacy Statement at https://www.ancestry.com/cs/legal/privacystatement for more information. Use of RootsWeb is subject to our Terms and Conditions https://www.ancestry.com/cs/legal/termsandconditions RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    04/23/2018 06:55:30
    1. [ORKNEY] Re: LESLIE surname on Stronsay
    2. Phil, I am interested in your LESLIEs in Stronsay.  I have a SHEARER/HALCRO line in the US [Michigan] that links back to Peter Calder SHEARER [b Huip, Stronsay 1858], in 1888 in Missouri USA, he wed Jessie Ann HALCRO [b Orphir 1864].  Peter's parent's were Peter SHEARER [1834-1925 Stronsay] and Ann LESLIE [1834-1907 Stronsay]. Her parents were Chas Leslie [1791 Fair Isle - 1847 Stronsay] and Elizabeth MALCOLMSON ]1805 Fair Isle-1880 Shapinshay].  Have little back beyond Fair Isle for these names and have no WILLIAMSONs or IRVINEs [yet]. Ann LESLIE above had a sister Robina LESLIE [b 1833 Stronsay], know nothing about her. If you sent a photo with your post, it was removed, Mailing Lists cannot support attachments.  Message Boards had been able to get attachments but they are not yet up and running at Rootsweb, maybe that's changing with the increased security being added.  Will wait and see. Looks like we have an interest in LESLIE and possibly the Fair Isle links.   If you do not yet have that 1869 Marriage Registration for your GGrandmother, its been digitized and is viewable at any Family History Center.  Can get this for you if needed, I use those digitized Ireland Registrations a lot at the local FHC.  Send a name, year and place if possible. Write back if our LESLIEs show any connections....Meg Greenwood / Oklahoma USA ==============================================================

    05/01/2018 11:01:05
    1. [ORKNEY] Re: LESLIE surname on Stronsay
    2. Ken Harrison
    3. Meg, good to see your name again!! We discussed (unsuccessfully) our possible HALCRO connections a few years back, but never hit on this Fair Isle possibility. I can not find any matches to the specific persons you list below, but do have family about that period on Fair Isle, named Omond. They also show up around Kirkwall. Have you run into them? There were also connections from them with LESLIE families but almost every LESLIE I have were on Shetland. Have you run into that connection? Ken Harrison North Vancouver, Canada -----Original Message----- From: Meg Greenwood {[email protected]} [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 10:01 AM To: [email protected] Subject: [ORKNEY] Re: LESLIE surname on Stronsay Phil, I am interested in your LESLIEs in Stronsay.  I have a SHEARER/HALCRO line in the US [Michigan] that links back to Peter Calder SHEARER [b Huip, Stronsay 1858], in 1888 in Missouri USA, he wed Jessie Ann HALCRO [b Orphir 1864].  Peter's parent's were Peter SHEARER [1834-1925 Stronsay] and Ann LESLIE [1834-1907 Stronsay]. Her parents were Chas Leslie [1791 Fair Isle - 1847 Stronsay] and Elizabeth MALCOLMSON ]1805 Fair Isle-1880 Shapinshay].  Have little back beyond Fair Isle for these names and have no WILLIAMSONs or IRVINEs [yet]. Ann LESLIE above had a sister Robina LESLIE [b 1833 Stronsay], know nothing about her. Looks like we have an interest in LESLIE and possibly the Fair Isle links.   If you do not yet have that 1869 Marriage Registration for your GGrandmother, its been digitized and is viewable at any Family History Center.  Can get this for you if needed, I use those digitized Ireland Registrations a lot at the local FHC.  Send a name, year and place if possible. Write back if our LESLIEs show any connections....Meg Greenwood / Oklahoma USA ==============================================================

    05/01/2018 11:35:02
    1. [ORKNEY] Re: LESLIE surname on Stronsay
    2. Suzie Woodward
    3. Hallo Meg, We have communicated before!! Have you tried this site. https://bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I100598&tree=ID1 Type in Ann Leslie and find yours and this page comes up. Then you can click on any of the other family members. Hope this helps. Suzie (from Orkney) -----Original Message----- From: Meg Greenwood {[email protected]} Sent: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:01 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [ORKNEY] Re: LESLIE surname on Stronsay Phil, I am interested in your LESLIEs in Stronsay. I have a SHEARER/HALCRO line in the US [Michigan] that links back to Peter Calder SHEARER [b Huip, Stronsay 1858], in 1888 in Missouri USA, he wed Jessie Ann HALCRO [b Orphir 1864]. Peter's parent's were Peter SHEARER [1834-1925 Stronsay] and Ann LESLIE [1834-1907 Stronsay]. Her parents were Chas Leslie [1791 Fair Isle - 1847 Stronsay] and Elizabeth MALCOLMSON ]1805 Fair Isle-1880 Shapinshay]. Have little back beyond Fair Isle for these names and have no WILLIAMSONs or IRVINEs [yet]. Ann LESLIE above had a sister Robina LESLIE [b 1833 Stronsay], know nothing about her. If you sent a photo with your post, it was removed, Mailing Lists cannot support attachments. Message Boards had been able to get attachments but they are not yet up and running at Rootsweb, maybe that's changing with the increased security being added. Will wait and see. Looks like we have an interest in LESLIE and possibly the Fair Isle links. If you do not yet have that 1869 Marriage Registration for your GGrandmother, its been digitized and is viewable at any Family History Center. Can get this for you if needed, I use those digitized Ireland Registrations a lot at the local FHC. Send a name, year and place if possible. Write back if our LESLIEs show any connections....Meg Greenwood / Oklahoma USA ============================================================== _______________________________________________ ------------------ Please remember to delete all non-relevant material in your reply to a particular message. List Archives and information on contacting list administrator can be found at: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/SCT/ORKNEY.html ------------------------------- To subscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'subscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/[email protected]/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/[email protected]/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    05/01/2018 11:45:28
    1. [ORKNEY] Re: Orkney parish registers (was LESLIE of Stronsay)
    2. David Armstrong
    3. G’day Meg and everyone May I remind members of the List that since the LDS stopped circulating microfilms, the pariah registers and census records for Orkney (and the rest of Scotland) have been digitised and are available on the PCs in your local LDS library (i.e. no more waiting for a microfilm to be delivered!) (Where the LDS has the appropriate agreement with the owner of the records, the digitised films can be viewed on your home PC). Regards David Armstrong Maylands Western Australia --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus

    05/01/2018 05:33:55