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People Connected to Orkney

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  • James Dickson (1787 - 1861)
    JAMES DICKSON Hudson's Bay Company Servant 1825-44: Blacksmith at Eastmain 1825-28, at Moose Factory 1829-34, and then at Fort Vancouver 1835-43 According to Governor William Williams: “The Bearer,...
  • Thomas Deerness (1833 - 1864)
    THOMAS DEERNESS (aka THOMAS DEARNESS) Hudson's Bay Company Servant, 1862-64 Thomas Deerness is the son of William Deerness and his wife Ann Fairweather. He was born on 15 June 1833 and his baptism ...
  • John Fraser Harvey (1894 - 1913)
    JOHN F. HARVEY John Fraser Harvey is the son of Archibald Harvey and his wife Catherine Ann Sutherland. [Orkney Family History Society: 1901 Census Return for Stromness] He was born in 1894, at Strom...
  • James Stewart Watt (1827 - d.)
    JAMES STEWART WATT Hudson's Bay Company Servant, 1843-70 James Stewart Watt is the son of Alexander Watt, and his wife, Jane Malcolm. He was born on 24 February 1827 and his baptism was registered ...
  • Michael Scollay in Norway (deceased)
    MICHAEL SCOLLAY IN NORWAY Genealogical Account [Orkney Miscellany, Some Notes on an Old Orkney Family: The Scollays, by Hugh Marwick, pp. 29-47]

People Connected to Orkney

Historic County of Scotland

See also

Orkney Main Page
Orkney - Monumantal Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards
Historic Buildings of Orkney
Historic Buildings of Orkney

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How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Orkney to this project. Geni will add Orkney, Orkney, Scotland, UK as a place of birth or death if you enter Orkney, KW 17, UK on the profile.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Orkney Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

Note People with links to Orkney can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

People connected to Orkney can also be linked to the following projects.

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historical Orkney (Link to follow) which covers the History of Orkney and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Famous or Notable People

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Orkney - Famous People and add them to the listing there.

Emigrants

People from Orkney who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Orkney families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project.


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Heads of Orkney Families on Geni

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  • John Malcolm born 1791 - 4 x great grandfather of comedienne Sarah Millican, who went to Canada where he worked for the Hudson's Bay Company.
  • Alexander Mackay

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Emigrants from Orkney

Please add the names of people from Orkney who settled in the "New World"

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Australia

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South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa


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