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1883
 

 NOTE: The birth register data used for this page was derived from records
 viewed from the ScotlandsPeople web site, and not from the microfilms
 filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah during the 1950s and 1960s.

YEAR - Page No.  -  Entry No.  -  Name of Newborn  -  Place of Birth  
Parents of Newborn  -  Date/Place of Parents' Marriage, if given  -  Informant of Birth


1883- Page 1 #1 --James Banks FLAWS--[St. Margaret's Hope] --
                                                                       {note: actually born in Dec. 1882} --

   parents: James Heddle FLAWS/Barbara BANKS --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1873  November 20th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James H. FLAWS, Father.

1883- Page 1 #2 --David Linklater OMAND--[Oback, Widewall] --
                                                                       {note: actually born in Dec. 1882} --

   parents: James OMAND/Catherine LINKLATER --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1870  February 8th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James OMAND, Father. 
       {
NOTE: their civil marriage register in 1870 has their date of marriage as the 10th of February}
1883- Page 1 #3 --William Knight ALLAN--['Tafts', Burray] --

   parents: John ALLAN/Mary NORQUAY --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  October 26th  Burray' -- 
    Informant: John ALLAN, Father.

1883- Page 2 #4 --Betsy Henderson SUTHERLAND--[St. Margaret's Hope] --
                                                                       {note: actually born in Dec. 1882} --

   parents: John SUTHERLAND/Laura LEITH --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1870  March 17th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: John SUTHERLAND, Father.

1883- Page 2 #5 --Maria Spark SINCLAIR--['Breckans', Grimness] --

   parents: James SINCLAIR/Elizabeth NORQUAY --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1869  December 13th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James SINCLAIR, Father. 
       {
NOTE: their civil marriage register in 1869 has their date of marriage as the 16th of December}

1883- Page 2 #6 --Donald Smith NORQUAY--['Quindrie'] --

   parents: George NORQUAY/Margaret SMITH --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1865  November 9th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: George NORQUAY, Father.

1883- Page 3 #7 --Jemima SIMISON--['Moogar', Sandwick] --

   parents: James SIMISON/Elizabeth SINCLAIR --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1878  May 16th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: George G. SINCLAIR, Uncle.

   [listed as a Deceased Parent: James SIMISON]

1883- Page 3 #8 --Jane PETRIE--[Hoxa Head] --

   parents: Alexander PETRIE/Margaret DUNCAN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1864  November 24th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: 'Alex:' PETRIE, Father.

1883- Page 3 #9 --James SINCLAIR--[Little Dykend, Burray] --

   {Unmarried} parents: {father not given in record}/Catherine SINCLAIR,
Dom. Servant -- 
    Informant: Margaret SINCLAIR's mark, Grandmother. 
       {
NOTE: by my research, Catherine Sinclair later died, unmarried, in 1944}

1883- Page 4 #10 --John 'CUSITER'--[Cleat, So. Parish] --

   parents: Thomas 'CUSITER'/Jane CUMMING --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1864  December 22nd  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Thomas 'CUSITER', Father.

1883- Page 4 #11 --David Budge ALLAN--[Ronaldsvoe] --

   parents: George ALLAN/Ann FLETT --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1865  December 7th  Island of Flotta' -- 
    Informant: George ALLAN, Father.

1883- Page 4 #12 --Catherine GUTCHER--['Gunnerhall', So. Parish] --

   parents: James GUTCHER/Isabella THOMSON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1863  December 17th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James GUTCHER, Father.

1883- Page 5 #13 --William Oman Duncan GUNN--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: James Flaws GUNN/Jessie Levack DUNCAN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1876  November 24th  North Leith' -- 
    Informant: James F. GUNN, Father.

1883- Page 5 #14 --Clara Ann MacKENZIE--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: Hugh Niven MacKENZIE/Mary SINCLAIR --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1873  December 18th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: 'H. N.' MacKENZIE, Father.

1883- Page 5 #15 --Jane ANNAL--[Greenquoy, So. Parish] --

   parents: James ANNAL/Isabella SINCLAIR --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  April 27th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James ANNAL, Father.

1883- Page 6 #16 --Isabella Wards TULLOCH--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: Peter TULLOCH/Isabella WARDS --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1881  December 15th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Peter TULLOCH, Father.

1883- Page 6 #17 --Thomas Allan MATHIESON--['Whistlebrae', EastSide] --

   parents: David MATHIESON/Catherine ALLAN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1880  November 5th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: David MATHIESON, Father.

1883- Page 6 #18 --Mary Jane SIMISON--[Barswick] --

   parents: George Dunnet SIMISON/Jane WISHART --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1872  August 1st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: George D. SIMISON, Father.

1883- Page 7 #19 --John THOMSON--[Crook, So. Parish] --

   parents: James THOMSON/Elizabeth SUTHERLAND --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1881  June 9th  Island of Flotta' -- 
    Informant: James THOMSON, Father.

1883- Page 7 #20 --James Dewar KENNEDY--[Millhouse, Burray] --

   parents: Alexander KENNEDY/Mary ROBERTSON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1866  December 27th  Burray' -- 
    Informant: 'Alexr.' KENNEDY, Father.

1883- Page 7 #21 --Isabella Swanson MAKINSON--[Little Claybraes] --

   parents: Henry MAKINSON/Barbara SWANSON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1870  December 1st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Henry MAKINSON, Father.

1883- Page 8 #22 --George Johnston DUNCAN--[Westshore, Burray] --

   parents: James Beattie DUNCAN/Margaret JOHNSTON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1880  September 22nd  Burray' -- 
    Informant: James B. DUNCAN, Father. 
       {
NOTE: their civil marriage register in 1880 has their date of marriage as the 23rd of September}
1883- Page 8 #23 --Wilhelmina WARDS--[Dykend, EastSide] --

   parents: William WARDS/Margaret SINCLAIR --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1866  November 29th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William WARDS, Father.

1883- Page 8 #24 --Henry George SUTHERLAND--[Quoydam, Widewall] --

   {Unmarried} parents: {father not given}/Jessie SUTHERLAND,
'Servant (House Maid)' -- 
    Informant: Jessie SUTHERLAND, Mother.

1883- Page 9 #25 --Jane Duncan THOMSON--['Greystane', So. Parish] --

   parents: Robert THOMSON/Catherine DUNCAN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1864  February 25th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Robert THOMSON, Father.

1883- Page 9 #26 --James WARDS--[Lochside, Burray] --

   parents: James WARDS/Ann WYLIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1857  November 12th  Burray' -- 
    Informant: James WARDS, Father.

1883- Page 9 #27 --James McIver MOWAT--['Hoxay'] --

   parents: William MOWAT/Jessie McIVER --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1883  March 22nd  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: David McIVER, Uncle.

1883- Page 10 #28 --John Gray ALEXANDER--['Quindrie'] --

   parents: Kenneth ALEXANDER/Wilhelmina PETRIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1878  September 12th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Kenneth ALEXANDER, Father.

1883- Page 10 #29 --Margaret Ann ROBERTSON--[Greenvale, Burray] --

   parents: James ROBERTSON/'Magna' Helen MOWAT --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1881  July 28th  Burray' -- 
    Informant: James ROBERTSON, Father.

1883- Page 10 #30 --'Lizzie' Jane ANNAL--[Serrigar, Sandwick] --

   parents: James ANNAL/'Ellen' TAYLOR --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  November 23rd  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James ANNAL, Father.

1883- Page 11 #31 --Elizabeth Jane ANDERSON--[Nearhouse, Burray] --

   parents: John ANDERSON/Betsy WARDS --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  November 23rd  Burray' -- 
    Informant: 'Barbra' ANDERSON, Aunt.

1883- Page 11 #32 --James LOUTTIT--[Hillhouse, EastSide] --

   parents: Robert LOUTTIT/Jessie BROWN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  July 25th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Robert LOUTTIT, Father.

1883- Page 11 #33 --James Alfred ESSON--['Springbank, St. Margaret's Hope'] --

   {Unmarried} parents: {father not given in record}/Mary Ann ESSON,
Domestic Servant -- 
    Informant: Mary Ann ESSON, Mother. 
       {
NOTE: by my research, Mary Ann Esson later died, unmarried, in 1919}

1883- Page 12 #34 --Alice BROWN- {twin} -- [Hallbreck, St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: William Laughton BROWN/Caroline MAKINSON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1864  January 21st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William L. BROWN, Father.

1883- Page 12 #35 --Eliza BROWN- {twin} -- [Hallbreck, St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: William Laughton BROWN/Caroline MAKINSON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1864  January 21st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William L. BROWN, Father.

1883- Page 12 #36 --Margaret 'Hellen' SIMPSON--[Ballgreen, So. Parish] --

   parents: John Budge SIMPSON/Mary BROWN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1879  March 27th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: John B. SIMPSON, Father.

1883- Page 13 #37 --Robert BERSTON--[Pool, Grimness] --

   parents: William BERSTON/Margaret NORQUAY --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  October 26th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William BERSTON, Father.

1883- Page 13 #38 --Alexander Forsyth DUNCAN--[Quoys, So. Parish] --

   parents: James DUNCAN/Ann FORSYTH --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1878  January 11th  Canisbay, Caithness' -- 
    Informant: James DUNCAN, Father.

1883- Page 13 #39 --James Louttit Alexander BANKS--[Stromness] --

   parents: David BANKS/Elizabeth BROWN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1875  March 18th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: David BANKS, Father.

1883- Page 14 #40 --James Cromarty MUIR--['Sherd', Sandwick] --

   parents: Robert MUIR/Ann ALLAN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1870  March 16th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Robert MUIR, Father. 
       {
NOTE: their civil marriage register in 1870 has their date of marriage as the 17th of March}
1883- Page 14 #41 --John Park MATHESON--[Westshore, Burray] --

   parents: William MATHESON/Margaret PARK --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1874  September 24th  Burray' -- 
    Informant: 'Wm.' MATHESON, Father.

1883- Page 14 #42 --William Louttit TAYLOR--['Hillhouse, Berridale'] --

   parents: John TAYLOR/Elizabeth McKay SUTHERLAND --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1871  February 16th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: John TAYLOR, Father.

1883- Page 15 #43 --Robert THOMSON--[Wheems, EastSide] --

   parents: George Park THOMSON/Barbara BERSTON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1880  December 16th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Magnus BERSTON, Grandfather.

1883- Page 15 #44 --Alice Stewart NICHOLSON--[Braehead] --

   parents: William NICHOLSON/Elizabeth ALLAN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1872  February 2nd  Flotta' -- 
    Informant: William NICHOLSON, Father. 
       {
NOTE: their civil marriage register in 1872 has their date of marriage as the 1st of February}
1883- Page 15 #45 --George PETRIE--[Wart, Burray] --

   parents: George PETRIE/Betsy BROWN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  November 2nd  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: George PETRIE, Father.

1883- Page 16 #46 --Peter SWANNIE--['Starlie', Grimness] --

   parents: Peter SWANNIE/Elizabeth PARK --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  November 23rd  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Isaac PARK, Grandfather.

1883- Page 16 #47 --John THOMSON--[Academy, So. Parish] --

   parents: John THOMSON/'Lizzie' LOUTTIT --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  December 21st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: John THOMSON, Father.

1883- Page 16 #48 --James WARDS--[Heathervale, Burray] --

   parents: Donald WARDS/Mary Christie SINCLAIR --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1868  November 29th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Donald WARDS, Father. 
       {
NOTE: their civil marriage register in 1868 has their date of marriage as the 29th of October}
1883- Page 17 #49 --Thomasina Ford BUDGE--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: James BUDGE/Jessie HORNE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1883  July 6th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James BUDGE, Father.

1883- Page 17 #50 --Alexander KENNEDY--[Housebreck, Burray] --

   parents: Alexander KENNEDY/Sarah ROBERTSON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  November 30th  Burray' -- 
    Informant: 'Alexr.' KENNEDY, Father.

1883- Page 17 #51 --Jemima ROSIE--[Slap, Burray] --

   parents: James ROSIE/Catherine PETRIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1883  January 9th  Burray' -- 
    Informant: Gavin PETRIE, Grandfather.

1883- Page 18 #52 --Andrew LAIRD--['Bow', Burray] --

   parents: Andrew LAIRD/Isabella Cromarty BROWN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1880  December 9th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: 'And
w.' LAIRD, Father.
1883- Page 18 #53 --Eric WYLIE--[Burray] --

   parents: Eric WYLIE/Betsy PETRIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1881  April 28th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Eric WYLIE's mark, Father.

1883- Page 18 #54 --Peter SABISTON--[Cools, Sandwick] --

   parents: William SABISTON/Jessie SUTHERLAND --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1881  December 22nd  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William SABISTON, Father.

1883- Page 19 #55 --'Lizzie' Helen HEDDLE--['School House, St. Margaret's Hope'] --

   parents: James HEDDLE/Isabella Hutton BAIKIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1862  November 25th  Kirkwall' -- 
    Informant: James HEDDLE, Father.

1883- Page 19 #56 --Thomas Dunnet BRUCE--['Springbank'] --

   parents: John BRUCE/Elizabeth Sinclair Dunnet ESSON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1873  December 11th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: John BRUCE, Father.

1883- Page 19 #57 --Mary Helen ALLAN--[Dykend, Burray] --

   parents: Peter ALLAN/Jessie Heddle ROSS --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1883  January 11th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Jessie H. ALLAN, Mother.

1883- Page 20 #58 --Mary Ann HAY--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: Robert HAY/Barbara Stewart TULLOCH --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1883  August 10th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Robert HAY, Father.

1883- Page 20 #59 --Jane Helen SINCLAIR--['Berridale'] --

   parents: Samuel Christie SINCLAIR/Robina FLETT --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1881  February 8th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Samuel C. SINCLAIR, Father.

1883- Page 20 #60 --Isabella Jane MATCHES--[Quoyloo, So. Parish] --

   parents: James MATCHES/Jessie Annal LINKLATER --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  November 23rd  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James MATCHES, Father.

1883- Page 21 #61 --William Spence MELVILLE--['United Presbyterian Manse, Burray'] --

   parents: William Bremner MELVILLE/'Christiana' Beatton SPENCE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1881  August 17th  Edinburgh' -- 
    Informant: 'W. B.' MELVILLE, Father.

1883- Page 21 #62 --James LAIRD--['Lowerfalls', Burray] --

   parents: George LAIRD/Margaret PETRIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1877  March 1st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: George LAIRD, Father.

1883- Page 21 #63 --John Robert Annal CROMARTY--[Farewell] --

   parents: Alexander CROMARTY/Margaret ANNAL --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1883  March 29th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Alexander CROMARTY, Father.

1883- Page 22 #64 --James Laird KNIGHT--[Viewforth, Burray] --

   parents: James Laird KNIGHT/Elizabeth McBEATH --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1869  December 16th  Holm' -- 
    Informant: 'Jas. L.' KNIGHT, Father.

1883- Page 22 #65 --Sarah Allan Cogle PETRIE--['Quindrie'] --

   parents: William PETRIE/Ann MUIR --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1869  December 23rd  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William PETRIE, Father.

1883- Page 22 #66 --James PARK--[Bruntland, Burray] --

   parents: James PARK/Mary Reid NORQUAY --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  December 21st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James PARK, Father.

1883- Page 23 #67 --Jane Ross McKENZIE--[Station House, St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: William McKENZIE/Isabella SUTHERLAND --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1879  November 20th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William McKENZIE, Father.

1883- Page 23 #68 --John DEWAR--[Richmond Cottage, St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: James DEWAR/'Annie' Elizabeth Cromarty ALLAN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1875  November 11th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James DEWAR, Father.

1883- Page 23 #69 --Christina DOULL--[Cara, Grimness] --

   parents: Benjamin DOULL/Catherine Knarston RITCH --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1879  January 9th  Hoy' -- 
    Informant: 'B. DOULL J
r.', Father.

1883- Page 24 #70 --Robert WYLIE--[Burray] --

   parents: William WYLIE/Betsy WYLIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  March 30th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William WYLIE's mark, Father.

1883- Page 24 #71 --Donald Harrold BERSTON--['Failypress', Burray] --

   parents: Peter Peace BERSTON/Ann LAIRD --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1883  January 11th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: 'P. Peace' BERSTON, Father.

1883- Page 24 #72 --Magnus Leith THOMSON--[Kirk] --

   parents: David THOMSON/Isabella LEITH --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1859  December 8th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: David THOMSON, Father.

1883- Page 25 #73 --Mary Ann DUNCAN--[Westshore, Burray] --

   parents: James William DUNCAN/Jane McKAY --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1878  July 4th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James W. DUNCAN, Father.

1883- Page 25 #74 --George William ANNAL--[Balaclava, Grimness] --

   {Unmarried} parents: {father not given in record}/Sinclair Anderson ANNAL,
Dom. Serv. -- 
    Informant: Sinclair A. ANNAL, Mother. 
       {
NOTE: by my research, Sinclair A. Annal later married George Gutcher on January 29th, 1885}
1883- Page 25 #75 --Elizabeth Reid PARK--[Cara] --

   parents: John PARK/Elizabeth SWANNIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  December 21st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: John PARK, Father.

1883- Page 26 #76 --Peter WALLS--['Seba', Herston] --

   parents: Peter WALLS/Harriet Smith Budge McKENZIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1881  April 7th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Peter WALLS, Father.