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1850-1854
    - source: FHL film #990513-

YEAR /MONTH  -  Where Marriage Was Registered  -  Name of Groom  -  Name of Bride 
Parents of Groom/Usual Residence  -  Parents of Bride/Usual Residence  -  Witnesses

(note: marriages registered in the South Parish for this time period notate the
  Usual Residences for the bride and groom, but not necessarily for the parents)


1850 / January- [Registered in North Parish] --

 George SINCLAIR
  -married-
 Mary ROBERTSON

   parents of groom: James SINCLAIR/Barbara GROAT--[Sandwick] --
   parents of bride: James ROBERTSON/Jane DEARNESS--[St. Margaret's Hope] -- 
    Witnesses: William NORQUAY, Malcolm SINCLAIR.

1850 / January- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Samuel LAUGHTON
  -married-
 'Anne' ISBISTER

   parents of groom: Malcolm LAUGHTON/'Anne' LIDDLE--[Widewall] --
   parents of bride: Thomas ISBISTER/'Anne' CLOUSTON--[Kirkwall] -- 
    Witnesses: William FOUBISTER, William WALLS.

1850 / January- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William SINCLAIR
  -married-
 Jessie GROAT

   parents of groom: William SINCLAIR/Margaret DUNNET--[Parish of Canisbay] --
   parents of bride: Isaac GROAT/'Jannet' GROAT--[Widewall] -- 
    Witnesses: 'James & Robert CROMARTY'.

1850 / March- [Registered in North Parish] --

 James FLAWS
  -married-
 Eliza WHITQUOY

   parents of groom: Samuel FLAWS/Helen BUDGE--[So. Parish] --
   parents of bride: John WHITQUOY/Isabella 'LINKLATTER'- [St. Margaret's Hope] -- 
    Witnesses: William THOMSON, John STEWART.

1850 / July- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William ANDERSON
  -married-
 Barbara SINCLAIR

   parents of groom: Thomas ANDERSON/Elizabeth PETER--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: John SINCLAIR/Margaret SINCLAIR--[Burray] -- 
    Witnesses: William SINCLAIR, James ANDERSON.

1850 / July- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William MOWAT
  -married-
 Betsy CROMARTY

   parents of groom: James MOWAT/Helen ROSIE--[Sandwick] --
   parents of bride: James CROMARTY/'Anne' SMITH--[EastSide] -- 
    Witnesses: Samuel BROWN, George MOWAT.

1850 / September- [Registered in North Parish] --

 James 'SEATER'
  -married-
 Elizabeth WALLACE

   parents of groom: Benjamin 'SEATER'/Jane HOLLAND--[Kirkwall] --
   parents of bride: Malcolm WALLACE/Christina BRUCE--[North Cara] -- 
    Witnesses: Samuel LOUTTIT, Peter SUTHERLAND.

1850 / September- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William DUNCAN
  -married-
 Jane LOUTTIT

   parents of groom: James DUNCAN/Barbara McDONALD--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: Thomas LOUTTIT/'Anne' THOMSON--[St. Margaret's Hope] -- 
    Witnesses: James LAIRD, James DUNCAN.

1850 / November- [Registered in North Parish] --

 James LAIRD
  -married-
 Georgina SUTHERLAND

   parents of groom: Andrew LAIRD/'Jannet' LAIRD--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: George SUTHERLAND/Christina KENNEDY--[Burray] -- 
    Witnesses: George SUTHERLAND, Andrew KENNEDY.

1850 / November- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Sinclair WYLIE
  -married-
 Mary ROSS

   parents of groom: Henry WYLIE/Ann SINCLAIR--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: John ROSS/'Christiana' DUNCAN--[Burray] -- 
    Witnesses: John ROSS, Peter WYLIE.

1850 / November- [Registered in South Parish] --

 James PITHIE--['Pentland Scarrie']
  -married-
 Elizabeth BROWN--['Pentland Scarrie']

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: James BROWN/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: George THOMSON, 'Thomas BUDGE Jun
r.'

1850 / December- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William TAYLOR
  -married-
 Jane WALLS

   parents of groom: James TAYLOR/Barbara GUTHRIE--[Flotta] --
   parents of bride: James WALLS/Isabella McKAY--[Flotta] -- 
    Witnesses: James BRUCE, David BURGESS.

1850 / December- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Isaac PARK
  -married-
 Betsy {BERSTON}

   parents of groom: Robert PARK/Barbara DASS--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: Magnus 'SCOTT'/Isabella LOUTTIT--[Grimness] --
        {
record has the surname for Magnus as 'Scott' within the text of the entry, but
            lists the family's surname as 'Berston' at the beginning of the same entry--
             by my research, Magnus' surname was BERSTON
}

    Witnesses: Robert THOMSON, James BERSTON.

1851 / February- [Registered in North Parish] --

 John McKAY
  -married-
 'Jannet' REID

   parents of groom: Robert McKAY/'Jannet REID'  
(sic) --[Burray] --
        {
record has 'Jannet Reid' as the mother's name, but I believe this is incorrect --
            I think the Registrar made a mistake of accidentally repeating the bride's
             name in the register -- by my research, I believe the parents of John
              McKAY were Robert McKAY and Jane SPENCE
}

   parents of bride: Thomas REID/Barbara PARK--[Burray] -- 
    Witnesses: Thomas REID, James ROSS.

1851 / February- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Edward ROSIE- {
Widower} --
  -married-
 Barbara HALCRO

   parents of groom: James ROSIE/Margaret NORQUAY--[Herston] --
   parents of bride: James HALCRO/Barbara 'GUN'--['Barrswick', So. Parish] -- 
    Witnesses: Thomas LOUTTIT, Maurice ROSIE.

1851 / March- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Robert LAUGHTON
  -married-
 Margaret 'LINKLATTER'

   parents of groom: John LAUGHTON/Elizabeth CALDER--[Grimness] --
   parents of bride: Andrew 'LINKLATTER'/Margaret DREVER--[Sanday] -- 
    Witnesses: John BUDGE, James BERSTON.

1851 / March- [Registered in South Parish] --

 Francis BROWN- {
Widower} --['Glib']
  -married-
 Jessie GRANT--[Freswick]

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: James GRANT/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: 'Mag
s.' HALCRO, Thomas BUDGE.

1851 / April- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Magnus BERSTON
  -married-
 Jane TAYLOR

   parents of groom: Magnus BERSTON/Isabella LOUTTIT--[Grimness] --
   parents of bride: John TAYLOR/Barbara THOMSON--['Gammons Park'] -- 
    Witnesses: Isaac PARK, John TAYLOR.

1851 / May- [Registered in North Parish - but they were married at Kirkwall?] --

 Andrew KENNEDY
  -married-
 'Anne' SEATTER

   parents of groom: John KENNEDY/Elizabeth LAIRD--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: Thomas SEATTER/'Cursty' POTTINGER--[Kirkwall] -- 
    Witnesses: 'in presence of many Witnesses'.


        {
NOTE: There is a 2nd marriage entry for this same pair, registered in Kirkwall,
            which notates the bride's name as 'Nancy Seater' and her usual residence as
             Kirkwall.  The two Witnesses named in the Kirkwall register were 'George
              SEATER', 'Peter CURSETTER'.  Although the two marriage registers show
               the bride's name as 'Nancy' and 'Anne', by my research, this was actually
                Agnes SEATTER, born in Egilsay in 1825, who died at Bow, Burray, in 1905.}

1851 / June- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William SINCLAIR
  -married-
 Jane GARRIOCH

   parents of groom: James SINCLAIR/Jane KENNEDY--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: Robert GARRIOCH/'Catharine' BERSTON--[EastSide] -- 
    Witnesses: James CROMARTY--[of Cletts], James CROMARTY--[of Berston].

1851 / September- [Registered in North Parish] --

 John COGLE
  -married-
 'May' DUNCAN

   parents of groom: Walter COGLE/Jane BUDGE--[Widewall] --
   parents of bride: James DUNCAN/'Anne' ROSIE--[Herston] -- 
    Witnesses: 'James DUNCAN Junior', Thomas BUDGE.

1851 / December- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Robert THOMSON
  -married-
 'Catharine' GARRIOCH

   parents of groom: John THOMSON/Barbara TAIT--[EastSide] --
   parents of bride: Robert GARRIOCH/Catherine BERSTON--[EastSide] -- 
    Witnesses: 'in presence of many Witnesses'.

1851 / December- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Isaac GROAT
  -married-
 Margaret SUTHERLAND

   parents of groom: Isaac GROAT/'Jannet' GROAT--[Widewall] --
   parents of bride: John SUTHERLAND/Betty RORIE--['Cottages in Hoxay'] -- 
    Witnesses: Malcolm GROAT, Peter 'SABBISTON'.

1851 / December- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Samuel NORQUAY
  -married-
 Betsy SMITH

   parents of groom: Edward NORQUAY/Jane BRUCE--[EastSide] --
   {Unmarried} parents of bride: 'John' SMITH/Betsy DUNNET--[Parish of Canisbay] -- 
    Witnesses: John WALLS, John NORQUAY.

1851 / December- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Peter BERSTON
  -married-
 Jessie GUTHRIE

   parents of groom: James BERSTON/Margaret BROWN--[Burray] --
   {Unmarried?} parents of bride: Laing GUTHRIE/Charlotte McLEOD--[Burray] --
        {
this record distinctly has that Jessie Guthrie was '...the daughter of Laing Guthrie Fisherman in
            Burray and his wife Charlotte McLeod...', but I cannot find any record in the registers which
             notate that Laing and Charlotte ever married -- by my research, Jessie was the daughter
              of unmarried parents ... and Jessie's death register in 1919 indicates that Charlotte
               and Laing were both Jessie's parents but had never married
}

    Witnesses: John PARK, Henry BROWN.

1851 / December- [Registered in South Parish] --

 Oman THOMSON--[Liddle]
  -married-
 Catherine ROSIE--[Holland]

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: Edward ROSIE/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: Donald THOMSON, Thomas THOMSON.


{
NOTE: Although I have not found this particular marriage entry in the Old Parish Registers for
      So. Ronaldsay, I am inserting the below marriage "entry" information as deduced from my
      own research.  The civil birth register for the 2nd child [son James] of James Laughton and
      his wife, Jane Gunn, in 1855, states that James Laughton and Jane Gunn married in the
      South Parish of So. Ronaldsay in the year 1851 [no date of the marriage was given - only
      the year of marriage].  On 2nd October 1850, the Rev. John Gerard (who became Minister
      of South Ronaldshay and Burray in 1815) died, and I think that maybe this put the complete
      recording of some life events [births, marriages] for the years 1850-1851 in jeopardy, with
      possibly some data missing from the registers.  This could be why I cannot find the actual
      marriage entry for James Laughton and Jane Gunn in the Old Parish Registers for 1851(?).
      At any rate, I found the civil death register for this James Laughton, and this register stated
      that he was 'Married 1st to Elizabeth GRAY, 2nd to Jane GUNN'  [James Laughton died in Leith].
      Plus, the South Ronaldsay and Burray 1851 Census, enumerated approximately at the end of
      March, 1851, has James Laughton at the South Parish Household of #22, Orally, as a 'Widower'.
      And around the end of April, 1853, James Laughton and his 2nd wife, Jane Gunn, experienced
      the birth of their 1st child, who was called Elizabeth Gray Laughton.
}


        {1851 / sometime between April - December, in South Parish}

         James LAUGHTON- {
Widower} --
           -married-
         Jane GUNN


1852 / January- [Registered in North Parish] --

 David WARDS
  -married-
 Isabella LOGIE

   parents of groom: David WARDS/Isabella CRUTER--[St. Margaret's Hope] --
   parents of bride: William LOGIE/Jane BAIN--['in the Gill'] -- 
    Witnesses: John STEWART, John MOWAT.

1852 / February- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William PETRIE
  -married-
 'Anne' SINCLAIR

   parents of groom: William PETRIE/Barbara BREMNER--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: James SINCLAIR/'Anne PARIE'--[Kirbister, Parish of Orphir] -- 
    Witnesses: Gavin PETRIE, James SINCLAIR.

1852 / February- [Registered in North Parish] --

 John DASS
  -married-
 Christina LAIRD- {
Widow} --

   parents of groom: John DASS/Christina NORQUAY--[EastSide] --
   parents of bride: James LAIRD/Margaret WARDS--[Stroma] -- 
    Witnesses: 'James CROMARTY Junior', James TOMISON.

1852 / February- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Charles SCOTT
  -married-
 Ann SINCLAIR

   parents of groom: James SCOTT/'Jannet' ROSS--[Grimness] --
   {Unmarried} parents of bride: William SINCLAIR/'Anne ARCUS'--[Burray] -- 
    Witnesses: John SMITH, James ROSS.

1852 / February- [Registered in North Parish] --

 James LAIRD
  -married-
 Jane PETRIE

   parents of groom: William LAIRD/Betsy McKAY--[Burray] --
   {Unmarried} parents of bride: George PETRIE/Barbara REID--[Burray] -- 
    Witnesses: 'in presence of many Witnesses'.

1852 / February- [Registered in South Parish] --

 David TAIT--[Parish of St. Ola]
  -married-
 Jane GROAT

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: George GROAT/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: 'James and Robert CROMARTY'.


        {
NOTE: There is a 2nd marriage entry for this same pair, registered in Kirkwall,
            which notates the groom's usual residence as Kirkwall.  The two Witnesses
             named in the Kirkwall register were 'Malcolm GROAT', 'James DUNNET'.}

1852 / March- [Registered in North Parish] --

 John CROMARTY
  -married-
 Helen WISHART

   parents of groom: John CROMARTY/'Anne' DASS--['Lythes'] --
   parents of bride: Peter WISHART/Mary MOWAT--[Widewall] -- 
    Witnesses: Robert ROSIE, Peter 'SABBISTON'.

1852 / March- [Registered in North Parish] --

 John FLOOD
  -married-
 Mary CROMARTY

   parents of groom: Duncan FLOOD/Jane SCOTT--[St. Margaret's Hope] --
   {Unmarried} parents of bride: 'Thomas' CROMARTY/Margaret ROSS--[Grimness] --
        {
record has 'Thomas' CROMARTY as the bride's father's name, but the death register
            for Mary (CROMARTY) Flood [in 1900, So. Ronaldsay] has her father's name as
             'Peter CROMARTY, Seaman (Reputed Father)' -- so I am not sure which was correct
}

    Witnesses: John WARDS, 'John STEWART Junior'.

1852 / April- [Registered in North Parish] --

 James NORQUAY
  -married-
 Isabella 'CUMMIN'

   parents of groom: Alexander NORQUAY/Margaret SUITER--['Scalpa'] --
   parents of bride: James 'CUMMIN'/Margaret LEITH--[EastSide] -- 
    Witnesses: James 'CUMMIN', Alexander NORQUAY.

1852 / April- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Alexander HARROLD
  -married-
 Jane LAUGHTON

   parents of groom: Donald HARROLD/'Jannet' CORMACK--[Grimness] --
   parents of bride: Heddle LAUGHTON/Isabella RUSLAND--[Park of Cara] -- 
    Witnesses: Peter SWANNY, James LOUTTIT.

1852 / June- [Registered in North Parish] --

 John MOWAT
  -married-
 'Catharine' LOUTTIT

   parents of groom: John MOWAT/Barbara MUNRO--[So. Parish] --
   parents of bride: James LOUTTIT/'Anne CHAMBERS'--[Farewell] -- 
    Witnesses: James BANKS, William NORQUAY.

1852 / July- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Alexander SINCLAIR
  -married-
 Jessie THOMSON

   parents of groom: George SINCLAIR/Margaret McDONALD--[Parish of Halkirk] --
   parents of bride: John THOMSON/'Johanna' GOW--[Kirkwall] -- 
    Witnesses: 'in presence of many Witnesses'.

1852 / October- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William RENDAL
  -married-
 Catherine BENSTON

   parents of groom: William RENDAL/Fanny CRAIGIE--[Westray] --
   parents of bride: James BENSTON/Isabella SINCLAIR--[Crookagill] -- 
    Witnesses: 'William ROSIE Junior', Thomas RUSSEL.

1852 / October- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Magnus KNIGHT
  -married-
 'Anne' THOMSON

   parents of groom: James KNIGHT/Esther LAIRD--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: William THOMSON/'Margaret' MUIR--[Kirkwall] --
        {
record has 'Margaret' MUIR as the mother, but I believe this is incorrect --
            by my research, the mother might be Janet MUIR, nicknamed Jessie
}

    Witnesses: 'William and John KNIGHT'.

1852 / October- [Registered in North Parish] --

 James SINCLAIR
  -married-
 'Cursty' ROSIE

   parents of groom: James SINCLAIR/Margaret 'HERVIE'--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: James ROSIE/Jane BRUCE--[Widewall] -- 
    Witnesses: Peter ROSIE, John PARK.

1852 / October- [Registered in South Parish] --

 William THOMSON--[Brough]
  -married-
 Esther THOMSON--[Quoys]

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: Donald THOMSON/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: James THOMSON, Thomas THOMSON.

1852 / November- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Gilbert 'UNSON'
  -married-
 Ann HENDERSON

   parents of groom: William 'UNSON'/Cecilia GARRIOCH--[Holm] --
   parents of bride: John HENDERSON/'Catharine' SINCLAIR--['Gairth'] -- 
    Witnesses: John HENDERSON, John GOWANS.

        {
record has Gilbert's surname as 'Unson' -- by my research, the surname should be EUNSON}
1852 / December- [Registered in North Parish] --

 James THOMSON
  -married-
 Euphemia Gray BROWN

   parents of groom: John THOMSON/Barbara TAIT--[EastSide] --
   parents of bride: Edward BROWN/'Jannet' CLOUSTON--[Hallbrake] -- 
    Witnesses: John BROWN, James BURGESS.

1852 / December- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Thomas RUSSEL
  -married-
 Euphemia BRUCE

   parents of groom: Arthur RUSSEL/'Jannet' STEPHEN--[Shapinshay] --
   parents of bride: William BRUCE/Margaret DRUMMOND -- 
    Witnesses: Robert BRUCE, James RUSSEL.

1852 / December- [Registered in South Parish] --

 James BROWN--[St. Margaret's Hope]
  -married-
 Margaret THOMSON--['Clett']

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: James THOMSON/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: Donald THOMSON, Gilbert DUNCAN.

1852 / December- [Registered in South Parish] --

 William SINCLAIR
  -married-
 'Barabra' 
(sic)  FLAWS

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: Samuel FLAWS/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: Robert FLAWS, 'Isack' SINCLAIR.

1852 / December- [Registered in South Parish] --

 Robert ANNAL--['Mossater']
  -married-
 'Barabra 
(sic)  SIMESON'--[Barswick]

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: James 'SIMESON'/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: Peter ANNAL, James CROMARTY.

1853 / January- [Registered in North Parish] --

 John NORQUAY
  -married-
 Margaret CHRISTIE

   parents of groom: Edward NORQUAY/Jane BRUCE--['Quoycoose'] --
   parents of bride: William CHRISTIE/Margaret BERSTON--[Quoyeden] -- 
    Witnesses: Samuel CHRISTIE, Edward NORQUAY.

1853 / January- [Registered in South Parish] --

 James BUDGE--['Thuriegar']
  -married-
 Betsy SCOTT--[Cleat]

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: John SCOTT/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: David SCOTT, George BUDGE.

1853 / February- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William NORQUAY
  -married-
 Barbara STEWART

   parents of groom: James NORQUAY/'Anne' NORQUAY--[EastSide] --
   parents of bride: Alexander STEWART/Barbara MANSON--['Pharay'] -- 
    Witnesses: Robert TAYLOR, John STEWART.


        {
NOTE: There is a 2nd marriage entry for this same pair, registered in Walls & Flotta,
            which notates the groom as a 'residenter in South Ronaldshay', and the bride as
             a 'residenter in Fara'.}

1853 / February- [Registered in South Parish] --

 James FLETT--[Flotta]
  -married-
 Margaret GUTCHER--[Gunnerhill]

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: Thomas GUTCHER/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: 'James & William GUTCHER'.

   [listed as a Deceased Parent: Thomas GUTCHER]


        {
NOTE: There is a 2nd marriage entry for this same pair, registered in Walls & Flotta,
            which notates the groom as a 'residenter in Flotta', and the bride as a 'residenter
             in South Ronaldshay'.}

1853 / April- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William Forrest ANNAL
  -married-
 Helen TAYLOR

   parents of groom: Magnus ANNAL/Margaret DASS--[Sandwick] --
   parents of bride: John TAYLOR/Barbara THOMSON--['Gammonds Park'] -- 
    Witnesses: Magnus BERSTON, David THOMSON.

1853 / June- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Alexander NORQUAY
  -married-
 Maria BUDGE

   parents of groom: Alexander NORQUAY/Margaret SUITER--['Scalpa'] --
   parents of bride: James BUDGE/Euphemia LAUGHTON--[Burray] -- 
    Witnesses: 'James & William NORQUAY'.

1853 / June- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William BROWN
  -married-
 Jane CROMARTY

   parents of groom: Alexander BROWN/Ann GUTHRIE--[St. Margaret's Hope] --
   parents of bride: Samuel CROMARTY/Betsy FLETT--[Grimness] -- 
    Witnesses: Robert BROWN, Robert CROMARTY.

1853 / June- [Registered in North Parish] --

 John GROUNDWATER
  -married-
 Barbara GUTHRIE

   parents of groom: James GROUNDWATER/Barbara SHEARER--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: John GUTHRIE/Margaret McDONALD--[Burray] -- 
    Witnesses: William McDONALD, Gavin PETRIE.

1853 / July- [Registered in South Parish] --

 William TAYLOR--[Grimness]
  -married-
 Margaret GREEN--[Burwick]

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: Malcolm GREEN/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: Robert ROBERTSON, James McGUFFIE.

1853 / August- [Registered in North Parish] --

 John SUTHERLAND- {
Widower} --
  -married-
 Harriet SUTHERLAND

   parents of groom: George SUTHERLAND/Williamina McBEATH --
   parents of bride: Donald SUTHERLAND/'Anne' LOWE--[Walls] -- 
    Witnesses: James FORBES, Gilbert LAIRD.

1853 / November- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Peter ROSIE
  -married-
 'Cursty' ANDERSON

   parents of groom: James ROSIE/Jane BRUCE--[Widewall] --
   parents of bride: Thomas ANDERSON/Elspet PETER--[Burray] -- 
    Witnesses: Duncan ANDERSON, Peter BRUCE.

1853 / December- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Duncan ANDERSON
  -married-
 Margaret SINCLAIR

   parents of groom: Thomas ANDERSON/Elspet PETER--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: James SINCLAIR/{mother's name not given in record}--[Orphir] -- 
    Witnesses: John SINCLAIR, 'William PETRIE Senior'.

1853 / December- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Robert BRUCE
  -married-
 Helen SINCLAIR

   parents of groom: William BRUCE/Margaret DRUMMOND--['Hunday'] --
   parents of bride: James SINCLAIR/Jane KENNEDY--[Burray] -- 
    Witnesses: William SINCLAIR, Alexander SUTHERLAND.

1854 / January- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Maurice SUTHERLAND- {
Widower} --
  -married-
 'Anne' STEWART

   parents of groom: Donald SUTHERLAND/'Anne' ISBISTER--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: Alexander STEWART/Margaret ANDERSON--['Gairth'] -- 
    Witnesses: John GUTHRIE, William TULLOCH.

1854 / January- [Registered in North Parish] --

 William WOOLRIDGE
  -married-
 Elizabeth KENNEDY

   parents of groom: Peter WOOLRIDGE/Jane ROSS--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: Andrew KENNEDY/Margaret LAIRD--[Holm] -- 
    Witnesses: William LAIRD, James BANKS.

1854 / January- [Registered in South Parish] --

 James HALCRO--[Barswick]
  -married-
 Elizabeth ANNAL--['Linkleter']

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: Robert ANNAL/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: James ANNAL, Archibald CROMARTY.

   [listed as a Deceased Parent: Robert ANNAL]

1854 / March- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Peter BERSTON
  -married-
 Elizabeth HARROLD

   parents of groom: James BERSTON/Helen WALLS--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: Donald HARROLD/'Jannet' CORMACK--[Cara] -- 
    Witnesses: Donald HARROLD, William SWANNY.

1854 / March- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Peter MALCOLM
  -married-
 Jane LOUTTIT

   parents of groom: John MALCOLM/'Jannet' CORMACK--[Parish of Dunnet] --
   parents of bride: Thomas LOUTTIT/Margaret WOOLRIDGE--['Hoxay'] -- 
    Witnesses: John LOUTTIT, James BUDGE.

1854 / April- [Registered in North Parish] --

 James WALLS
  -married-
 Isabella 'LINKLATTER'

   parents of groom: James WALLS/'Anne' WHITQUOY--[Blanster] --
   parents of bride: George 'LINKLATTER'/Sarah WYLIE--['Purgator'] -- 
    Witnesses: Peter 'LINKLATTER', William 'LINKLATTER'.

1854 / April- [Registered in South Parish] --

 William GUTCHER--[Gunnerhill]
  -married-
 Catherine BUDGE--[Brough]

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: Thomas BUDGE/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: 'Thomas BUDGE Jun
r.', Gilbert BUDGE.

1854 / May- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Peter SWANNIE
  -married-
 Elizabeth REID

   parents of groom: Thomas SWANNIE/'Catharine' TAYLOR--[Cara] --
   parents of bride: John REID/Barbara TAYLOR--[Blanster] -- 
    Witnesses: John LOUTTIT, Thomas SWANNIE.

1854 / May- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Gavin PETRIE
  -married-
 'Catharine' HAY

   parents of groom: William PETRIE/Barbara SIMPSON--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: Charles HAY/Cecilia SLATTER--[Swanbister, Parish of Orphir] -- 
    Witnesses: 'in presence of many Witnesses'.


        {
NOTE: There is a 2nd marriage entry for this same pair, registered in Kirkwall, which
            notates the bride's usual residence as Kirkwall.  The two Witnesses named in the
             Kirkwall register were 'Robert HAY', 'John REID'.}

1854 / June- [Registered in North Parish] --

 John SINCLAIR
  -married-
 Mary LEASK

   parents of groom: James SINCLAIR/'Anne PARIE'--[Orphir] --
   parents of bride: William LEASK/Marabella SHEARER--[St. Margaret's Hope] -- 
    Witnesses: William ROBERTSON, Thomas LEASK.

1854 / June- [Registered in South Parish] --

 Charles 'NICHELSON'--['Mossater']
  -married-
 Margaret MATCHES--[Osquoy]

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: John MATCHES/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: 'John MATCHES Jun
r.', 'Jas.' MATCHES.

1854 / June- [Registered in South Parish] --

 William CUMMING- {
Widower?} --[Pentland Skerries]
  -married-
 Elizabeth McIVOR

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: Sinclair McIVOR/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: James CROMARTY, John ALLAN.

1854 / July- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Samuel Laing LOUTTIT
  -married-
 Jane STRUTHERS

   parents of groom: Magnus LOUTTIT/Elizabeth ALLAN--[Cara] --
   parents of bride: James STRUTHERS/Jane BANKS--[Aberdeen] -- 
    Witnesses: 'James and William BANKS Esquire'.

1854 / July- [Registered in North Parish] --

 Alexander SUTHERLAND
  -married-
 Jane McKAY

   parents of groom: George SUTHERLAND/Christina KENNEDY--[Burray] --
   parents of bride: John McKAY/Jane ROSS--[Burray] -- 
    Witnesses: David HEDDLE, John KNIGHT.

1854 / November- [Registered in North Parish] --

 James LOUTTIT
  -married-
 Stewart BERSTON

   parents of groom: John LOUTTIT/Jane TAIT--[Grimness] --
   parents of bride: Magnus BERSTON/'Elizabeth' LOUTTIT--[Grimness] --
        {
record has 'Elizabeth' as her first name, but I believe her first name was actually Isabella}

    Witnesses: James BERSTON, John LOUTTIT.

1854 / December- [Registered in North Parish] --

 John LOUTTIT
  -married-
 Jessie BUDGE

   parents of groom: George LOUTTIT/Isabella LOUTTIT--[Herston] --
   parents of bride: William BUDGE/Margaret SYMISON--[Herston] -- 
    Witnesses: John COGLE, George LOUTTIT.

1854 / December- [Registered in North Parish - but they were married at Walls?] --

 James NORQUAY
  -married-
 Margaret SUTHERLAND

   parents of groom: John NORQUAY/'Christian' DUNCAN--[Widewall] --
   parents of bride: James SUTHERLAND/Binnie MOWAT--[South Walls] -- 
    Witnesses: 'in presence of several Witnesses'.


        {
NOTE: There is a 2nd marriage entry for this same pair, but registered in
            Walls, with a date of marriage about six days earlier than the one notated
             in the South Ronaldsay entry.  The marriage entry for the parish of Walls
              has this James and Margaret married by the Revd. William Anderson
}

1854 / December- [Registered in South Parish] --

 James THOMSON--[Sandwick]
  -married-
 Jessie DUNNET--['Lyth']

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: Thomas DUNNET/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: Thomas DUNNET, 'And
w.' THOMSON.

   [listed as a Deceased Parent: Thomas DUNNET]

1854 / December- [Registered in South Parish] --

 James BROWN--[St. Margaret's Hope]
  -married-
 Margaret BROWN--[Sandwick]

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: Samuel BROWN/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: John BROWN, George BROWN.

1854 / December- [Registered in South Parish] --

 James DUNCAN--[Liddle]
  -married-
 Margaret MOUAT--[Isbister]

   parents of groom: {parents not given in record} --
   parents of bride: Donald MOUAT/{mother not given in record} -- 
    Witnesses: 'Donald MOUAT Jun
r.', 'Gilbert DUNCAN Junr.'