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Lyall / Thomson on Sanday
« on: Sunday 10 July 11 14:48 BST (UK) »
David Lyall, light house keeper on Sanday Island, born 1775, died 1850 Peterhead Aberdeenshire, was married to BARBARA THOMSON, I'm assuming she is from Sanday and am seeking information on her, her family and also on Lyall family though I'm not sure if they were actually from Sanday. Any info appreciated.
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Re: Lyall / Thomson on Sanday
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 July 11 16:09 BST (UK) »
Erected by DAVID LYALL, Keeper of Start Point Lighthouse, in memory of his beloved spouse BARBRO THOMSON who departed this life 16th February 1837 in the 43rd year of her age. Also two children still-born.

the above memorial inscription is in ladykirk cemetery, sanday

Dumfriesshire: Bell, Kerr, Dickson, Hetherington
Orkney: Cursiter, Peace, Drever, Cooper, Paterson, Brock, Leslie, Malcomson, Miller, Scott
Cumberland: Charlton, Young

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Re: Lyall / Thomson on Sanday
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 July 11 16:33 BST (UK) »
on the 1841 census at northwall, sanday:
david lyall 65 lighthouse keeper born scotland
david 20
janet 15
mary15
william 10
james 8
simon 6
ann 4

children found so far: andrew 1821, ann 1836, david 1822, helen/mary 1828, james 1833, jannet 1824, jean 1825, john 1820, mary 1828, william 1831 all born sanday ( no record of simons birth! )

 david and barbra were married in sanday on 29 june 1819 ( doesnt say she came from sanday just that they were both resident in sanday )

Dumfriesshire: Bell, Kerr, Dickson, Hetherington
Orkney: Cursiter, Peace, Drever, Cooper, Paterson, Brock, Leslie, Malcomson, Miller, Scott
Cumberland: Charlton, Young

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Re: Lyall / Thomson on Sanday
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 July 11 19:58 BST (UK) »
Hello akc, Thanks so much for all that information. I'm so excited at discovering an island connection. My parents always thought I was weird, I'd spend my holidays visiting all the islands and light houses round the coast of Ireland - maybe it's just in the blood!

I'm delighted with the help I'm getting on Rootschat, I'm finally making progress on my Family Tree.

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Re: Lyall / Thomson on Sanday
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 July 11 20:08 BST (UK) »
have you looked at www.cursiter.com  barbra is listed as being from sanday with spouse david lyall, you could also try variations of the spelling: lyall, lyell, lyle I,ve found all three while searching for david and barbra

a lot of the lyalls in orkney seem to have come from caithness,might be worth a look!
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Re: Lyall / Thomson on Sanday
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 March 17 18:53 GMT (UK) »
Sams mam: My great-grandmother was Mary Wilson Thomson (1849-1933) who married David Layall's son, James Alexander Lyall (1832-1874). James and Mary married 18 July 1872. James died at sea aboard the King Leopold, in 1874. James and Mary had two children: James (?1866 -1912) and Edith Marion Forbes Lyall (1874-1966) I am trying to find out about these children. BTW, after Mary was widowed, she married my great-grandfather Malcolm Charles Arthur in 1879.

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Re: Lyall / Thomson on Sanday
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 12 March 17 23:05 GMT (UK) »
Hello Fifegirl716,

Very interested in your post, though I think David Lyall's son James was born in 1833, anyway I've contacted a cousin four times removed - or whatevery it is when two people share a great Grandfather x 3!!He is better versed on our family tree than I am so I have put your questions to him re James (Jamie) and if he has any answers I'll get back to you.

I hope we have a connection - Always excited to hear about 'distant' relations.
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