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Offline willowwilliam

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Orkney Scotland
« on: Monday 01 May 17 04:12 BST (UK) »
Hi all,
I am researching an ancestor named James Johnston who according to cursitor married Euphan Anderson stating he was born approx. 1737 in Holm Orkney. When I look for his birth I have a couple of options around that time though with nothing stating Holm which would of been much easier :) however there is a birth in 1740 for a James Johnston from Westray And Papa Westray, I know Holm and Paplay is the full name for Holm which to me sounds like it could be close to Westray and Papa Westray. Any ideas appreciated, thank you                                                                         

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Re: Orkney Scotland
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 May 17 06:18 BST (UK) »
Holm (pronounced Ham) is on Orkney mainland. Westray and Papa Westray are two of the most northern islands in Orkney so nowhere near.
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Re: Orkney Scotland
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 May 17 06:51 BST (UK) »
Use google maps if you are unsure of geography.

The distance between your 2 places is about 30 miles, so it depends what you mean by 'near'.

This might work:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01k0w/

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Re: Orkney Scotland
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 14:08 BST (UK) »
Some of the information on the Cursiter site is from user submitted genealogies on the IGI so needs to be treated with caution. I'm not actually seeing a James Johnston/Euphan Anderson marriage in either the Johnston or the Anderson lists on Cursiter. Where did you find it?  What year and parish?

I'd advise checking the original records on ScotlandsPeople and the indexes on Freereg though bear in mind that not all Orkney parish registers are on Freereg.


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Re: Orkney Scotland
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 04 May 17 01:04 BST (UK) »
I found a christening of a James Johnston 1 Feb 1731 in Holm & Paplay.  Parents Thomas Johnston & Isobell Langskeall.  It is on cursiter and on familysearch.org.  The record for James with spouse Euphan Anderson says birth 'about' 1737 so could easily be several years out.

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Re: Orkney Scotland
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 May 17 01:35 BST (UK) »
It may be an idea to list the children of James & Euphan in order as that may help to identify potential parents if the naming pattern was used?

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Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

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