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1896
 

 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


1896- Page 1 #1 --Sarah WOOLDRAGE--['Waddell', Burray] --
                                                                       {note: actually born in Dec. 1895} --

   parents: William Park WOOLDRAGE/Sarah KENNEDY --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1887  January 20th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: 'Wm. P.' WOOLDRAGE, Father.

1896- Page 1 #2 --Elizabeth Reid SWANNIE--[Castle, Grimness] --
                                                                       {note: actually born in Dec. 1895} --

   parents: David Reid SWANNIE/Elizabeth HARROLD --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1892  December 29th  London' -- 
    Informant: David R. SWANNIE, Father.

1896- Page 1 #3 --Jessie Jane WYLIE--[North Side, Burray] --

   parents: Robert WYLIE/Margaret Wards LAIRD --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1893  November 16th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Robert WYLIE, Father.

1896- Page 2 #4 --Thomas 'Cowper' WYLIE--[Newhouse, Burray] --

   parents: John WYLIE/Mary Banks BRUCE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1885  February 5th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: John WYLIE, Father.

1896- Page 2 #5 --Williamina LAIRD--['West Shore', Burray] --

   parents: Andrew LAIRD/Robina JOHNSTON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1891  September 24th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Andrew LAIRD, Father.

1896- Page 2 #6 --David Lawson BUDGE--[Cleat, So. Parish] --

   parents: David Lawson BUDGE/Mary Ann ROSIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1895  March 7th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: David L. BUDGE, Father.

1896- Page 3 #7 --Georgina SUTHERLAND--['Brake', Burray] --

   parents: Donald Banks SUTHERLAND/Barbara WYLIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1885  December 24th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Donald B. SUTHERLAND, Father.

1896- Page 3 #8 --Jessie Jane Leith DEARNESS--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: Archibald DEARNESS/Catherine Laughton LEITH --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1893  January 26th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Archibald DEARNESS, Father.

1896- Page 3 #9 --'Maggie' SINCLAIR--[Hillhouse, Grimness] --

   parents: James Banks SINCLAIR/Annabella McKENZIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1885  November 12th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James B. SINCLAIR, Father.

1896- Page 4 #10 --'Stella-Jane' CUMMING--[Sutherland, Burray] --

   parents: James CUMMING/Elizabeth PARK --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  December 28th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James CUMMING, Father.

1896- Page 4 #11 --Catherine SUTHERLAND--['Post Office, Burray'] --

   parents: Peter SUTHERLAND/Jane Wallace DUNCAN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1894  November 23rd  Edinburgh' -- 
    Informant: James W. DUNCAN, Uncle. 
       {
NOTE: their civil marriage register in 1894 has their date of marriage as the 22nd of November}

1896- Page 4 #12 --Mary Ann Mowat GOW--[Sunnybank, Sandwick] --

   parents: James Tait GOW/Elizabeth MOWAT --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1872  July 11th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James T. GOW, Father.

1896- Page 5 #13 --George Dunnet GRAY--[Windwick, So. Parish] --

   parents: William GRAY/Catherine Windwick DUNNET --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1894  January 18th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William GRAY, Father.

1896- Page 5 #14 --John Bruce GUTHRIE--[North Side, Burray] --

   parents: Thomas GUTHRIE/Ann PETRIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1878  November 21st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Thomas GUTHRIE, Father.

1896- Page 5 #15 --Donald Sutherland LAIRD--[Faulds, Burray] --

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

1896- Page 6 #16 --Barbara Ann Taylor BRUCE--['Swartaquoy, Hoxay'] --

   parents: William Laughton BRUCE/Ann SWANSON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1873  November 27th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William L. BRUCE, Father.

1896- Page 6 #17 --Robert ROSIE--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: John ROSIE/Mary Stewart DEARNESS --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1873  January 9th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: John ROSIE, Father.

1896- Page 6 #18 --John RUSSELL--['Stonehall', So. Parish] --

   parents: William RUSSELL/Mary SPENCE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1888  June 21st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William RUSSELL, Father.

1896- Page 7 #19 --'Maggie' Jane SINCLAIR--[Millhouse, EastSide] --

   parents: Robert Anderson SINCLAIR/Mary Ann NORQUAY --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1895  November 28th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Robert A. SINCLAIR, Father.

1896- Page 7 #20 --Jessie Ann ANNAL--['Massater', So. Parish] --

   parents: Peter ANNAL/Barbara BROWN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  May 25th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Peter ANNAL, Father.

1896- Page 7 #21 --Charles Hossack BRUCE--[Leith, Burray] --

   parents: James Banks BRUCE/Helen WARDS --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1894  October 11th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James B. BRUCE, Father.

1896- Page 8 #22 --Elizabeth WYLIE--[Outlook, Burray] --

   parents: James WYLIE/Margaret ROSIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1890  April 24th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James WYLIE, Father.

1896- Page 8 #23 --Robert Budge NORQUAY--['West Hill', Burray] --

   parents: John Ross NORQUAY/Sinclairina Anderson BRUCE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1884  January 18th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: John Ross NORQUAY, Father. 
       {
NOTE: their civil marriage register states that their marriage took place on January 18th, 1886}

1896- Page 8 #24 --Isabella HAGAN--[Grimness] --

   {Unmarried} parents: Andrew HAGAN, '
Travelling Tinsmith'/Mary MacFIE, 'Hawker' -- 
    Informants: Mary MacFIE's mark, Mother  -  Andrew HAGAN's mark, Father.

1896- Page 9 #25 --'Mina' BICHAN--[Aikers, EastSide] --

   parents: James BICHAN/Margaret Cumming ANNAL --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1893  September 13th  Edinburgh' -- 
    Informant: James BICHAN, Father. 
       {
NOTE: I have been unable to locate their marriage register entry in the Statutory Registers}

1896- Page 9 #26 --Malcolm Tomison Johnston CHAMBERS--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: William Johnston CHAMBERS/Jemima Jessie LOUTTIT --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1895  December 24th  Edinburgh' -- 
    Informant: 'W. Johnston' CHAMBERS, Father. 
       {
NOTE: I have been unable to locate their marriage register entry in the Statutory Registers}
1896- Page 9 #27 --Mary ROSS--['Common', Burray] --

   parents: John ROSS/Margaret NORQUAY --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1881  December 29th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: John ROSS, Father.

1896- Page 10 #28 --James McBeath BERSTON--['Honeysgoe', Grimness] --

   {Unmarried} parents: James BERSTON,
Crofter's Son/Jane McBeath RYRIE, Housekeeper -- 
    Informants: Jane McBeath RYRIE, Mother  -  James BERSTON, Father. 
       {
NOTE: James Berston and Jane McBeath Ryrie later married on October 22nd, 1896}
1896- Page 10 #29 --Robert BRUCE--[Lybster] --

   parents: James Kennedy Sinclair BRUCE/'Annie' ROBERTSON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1894  December 21st  Latheron' -- 
    Informant: James K. S. BRUCE, Father.

1896- Page 10 #30 --William CUMMING--[Shore, Sandwick] --

   parents: James CUMMING/Robina Wishart ROSIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1891  December 10th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James CUMMING, Father.

1896- Page 11 #31 --'Lillan' Mary CUMMING--[Nether Schusan, Widewall] --

   parents: John CUMMING/Mary NORQUAY --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1891  February 26th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: John CUMMING, Father.

1896- Page 11 #32 --George McDONALD--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: James McDONALD/Margaret Wishart STEWART --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1877  March 31st  London' -- 
    Informant: James McDONALD, Father. 
       {
NOTE: per Cathy Wagner's research, their date of marriage was the 30th of March, in London}
1896- Page 11 #33 --'Nellie' Mowat TAYLOR--[Widewall] --

   parents: Hugh TAYLOR/'Annie' MILLER --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1891  November 27th  Olrig' -- 
    Informant: Hugh TAYLOR, Father.

1896- Page 12 #34 --Robert CROMARTY--[Sandwick House, Sandwick] --

   parents: Robert CROMARTY/Violet Pringle Taylor BUDGE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1890  September 18th  South Leith' -- 
    Informant: Robert CROMARTY, Father.

1896- Page 12 #35 --David MATHIESON--['Clodyhall', Sandwick] --

   parents: Donald Sutherland MATHIESON/Elizabeth ROSIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1881  February 3rd  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: 'D. S.' MATHIESON, Father.

1896- Page 12 #36 --Magnus Knight WYLIE--[Hilldyke, Burray] --

   parents: William WYLIE/'Annie' NORQUAY --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1887  March 31st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William WYLIE, Father.

1896- Page 13 #37 --Alexander Buchanan DUNCAN--[Widewall] --

   {Unmarried} parents: {father not given in record}/Mary Ann DUNCAN,
Domestic Servant -- 
    Informant: Mary A. DUNCAN, Mother.

1896- Page 13 #38 --Jane TAIT--[Cools, Sandwick] --

   parents: James TAIT/Mary Jane Tomison SINCLAIR --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1895  November 28th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James TAIT, Father.

1896- Page 13 #39 --Isabella COPLAND--['Common', Burray] --

   parents: James COPLAND/Agnes Sutherland TAYLOR --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1896  April 2nd  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James COPLAND, Father.

1896- Page 14 #40 --George William Gray WYLIE--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   {Unmarried} parents: {father not given in record}/'Maggie' Ann WYLIE,
Domestic Servant -- 
    Informant: 'Maggie' Ann WYLIE, Mother. 
       {
NOTE: by my research, 'Maggie' Ann Wylie later married James Swanney on March 9th, 1899}
1896- Page 14 #41 --John Alexander HENDERSON--['Sherd, Widewall'] --

   parents: William Leith HENDERSON/Jane EUNSON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1893  February 21st  Kirkwall' -- 
    Informant: William L. HENDERSON, Father. 
       {
NOTE: their civil marriage register in 1893 has their date of marriage as the 23rd of February}

1896- Page 14 #42 --Thomas ANNAL--[Farewell] --

   parents: James ANNAL/Agnes Duncan COGLE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1886  April 15th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James ANNAL, Father.

1896- Page 15 #43 --William HOURSTON--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: William HOURSTON/Matilda ROSIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1894  December 13th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William HOURSTON, Father.

1896- Page 15 #44 --Robert BUDGE--['Common', Burray] --

   parents: Alexander Sutherland BUDGE/Elizabeth Wooldrage CUMMING --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1882  January 12th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Alexander S. BUDGE, Father.

1896- Page 15 #45 --William DASS--[Brain, EastSide] --

   parents: William DASS/Euphemia PETRIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1892  November 1st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William DASS, Father.

1896- Page 16 #46 --William NORQUAY--['Massater', So. Parish] --

   parents: James NORQUAY/Margaret Ann Elizabeth ANNAL --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1893  November 16th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James NORQUAY, Father.

1896- Page 16 #47 --Helen BUDGE--['Little Silver Dyke', Burray] --

   parents: George Sutherland BUDGE/Ann ROSIE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1880  July 1st  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: George S. BUDGE, Father.

1896- Page 16 #48 --Fred William WARDS--['Dyke-end, EastSide'] --

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

1896- Page 17 #49 --Robert Garrioch SINCLAIR--['Mucklehouse', EastSide] --

   {Unmarried} parents: William Garrioch SINCLAIR,
Farm Manager/Jessie DUNNET, Dom. Servant -- 
    Informants: Jessie DUNNET, Mother  -  William G. SINCLAIR, Father. 
       {
NOTE: by my research, Jessie Dunnet later died, unmarried, in 1935}

1896- Page 17 #50 --James McDONALD--[EastSide] --

   parents: William McDONALD/Jessie McGuffie BRUCE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1893  December 28th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: William McDONALD, Father.

1896- Page 17 #51 --William 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.

1896- Page 18 #52 --John Robert SPENCE--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   parents: John SPENCE/Jane Harcus TULLOCH --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1893  November 17th  Kirkwall' -- 
    Informant: 'Jn
o.' SPENCE, Father.
1896- Page 18 #53 --John William 'NORQUOY'--[St. Margaret's Hope] --

   {Unmarried} parents: {father not given in record}/Cecilia Jane 'NORQUOY',
Domestic Servant -- 
    Informant: Cecilia J. 'NORQUOY', Mother. 
       {
NOTE: by my research, Cecilia Jane Norquoy later married James A. Sabiston on September 16th, 1897}

1896- Page 18 #54 --Margaret Ann Kirkness DUNCAN--[Blanster] --

   {Unmarried} parents: 'Omand' DUNCAN,
Farm Servant/Margaret Annal KIRKNESS, Dom. Serv. -- 
    Informants: Margaret A. KIRKNESS, Mother  -  'Omand' DUNCAN, Father. 
       {
NOTE: by my research, Margaret Annal Kirkness later married Christopher Adamson in 1912;
           according to that 1912 civil marriage register, Christopher was noted as a 'Widower'
}
1896- Page 19 #55 --Janet Strachan LINDSAY--[Baptist Manse, Burray] --

   parents: Samuel LINDSAY/Mary Storrar SIBBALD --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1892  October 12th  Glasgow' -- 
    Informant: Samuel LINDSAY, Father.

1896- Page 19 #56 --William Brown SUTHERLAND--[Ferryhouse, Grimness] --

   parents: James SUTHERLAND/Jessie BROWN --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1895  December 26th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: James SUTHERLAND, Father.

1896- Page 19 #57 --Margaret WYLIE--['West Shore', Burray] --

   parents: James Laird WYLIE/Margaret ANDERSON --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1890  August 26th  North Leith' -- 
    Informant: James L. WYLIE, Father.

1896- Page 20 #58 --Robert LAIDLAW--[Stromness] --

   parents: Alexander Milvain LAIDLAW/Jessie McINTOSH --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1888  July 20th  Drumore, Kirkmaiden' -- 
    Informant: Jessie LAIDLAW, Mother.

1896- Page 20 #59 --Mary HOURSTON--[Quoybanks, Widewall] --

   parents: Samuel HOURSTON/Wilhelmina TAIT --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1894  October 18th  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Samuel HOURSTON, Father.

1896- Page 20 #60 --Robert Sabiston SUTHERLAND--[Quoydam, Widewall] --

   parents: Malcolm SUTHERLAND/Jessie SPENCE --
       date/place of parents' marriage, if given: '1877  February 22nd  South Ronaldshay' -- 
    Informant: Malcolm SUTHERLAND, Father.