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Alexander CROMARTY
Birth:
17 Feb 1856
So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
15 Jul 1930
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Burial:
Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Marriage:
14 Jan 1886
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: 1. Scottish civil reg.  (GS 33759 pt 493) for S.Ron. & Burray 15
          2. cert. in poss. of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost,
   MARRIAGE:  "       "                "          "
   DEATH: 1.  "       "                "          "
          2. Shetland Times Sat. 26 Jul 1930
          3. Tingwall church-yard, Shetland, Scot
   CENSUS: 1861 S.Cara (GS 103889); 1871 S.Cara (GS 104069)
     corrispondence with his children: Margaret, William, Mary, Walter.
   CENSUS 1881 Dwelling: 46 Castle Street Fraserburgh, Aberdeen, Scotland (at a Lodging House with his cousin, John CROMARTY age 24 from So Ronaldshay, Orkney, Scotland also)
   Both Alexander  and John were registered as coopers for occupation.

NOTE
       After Alexander Cromarty's brother, James Cromarty, died in 1898 Alexander who was James's oldest brother was given a chance to take over the farming of South Cara. He tried it for three years then gave it up and offerd it to Samuel, his brother.  A picture was taken of the children, Margaret, William, Mary, Alexander and Walter in front of the Lower house where they lived while they were at South Cara.

   OCCUPATION:Alexander served his apprenticeship time as a cooper with Dowl at
    N. Cara, S.Ronaldsay.  He then left with the intentions of going to Canada    if unable to get a job at Glassgow.  He didn't get a job at Glasgow but       with a company to go to Shetland.  In Shetland he got a job with Hay and      Co. which  he worshiped.  He stayed with them until four years before he died.
    Alexander was in charge of the herring curing for his company. So he had       two trades, a cooper (barrel maker) and a fish curer
   PERSONALITY: Excellent dependable workman, quiet, sang tenor in his Church       of Scotland for years.
                  
Jane GRAY
Birth:
6 Jul 1852
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Chr:
6 Jul 1852
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
25 Apr 1941
Lerwick, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Burial:
Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: 1. Personal knowledge of Mrs Mary Johnson.
          2. F Scot 6 pt 5; Parish of Tingwall - Family registers page 222
   CENSUS 1881age 28 as daughter at Westshore with parents and borher William
   MARRIAGE: see husbands source
             Scottish Civil reg. (Orkney Co.)
   DEATH:    Tingwall church-yard, Shetland, Scot & family records
   NOTE:     Also know as Jean

NOTE
    OCCUPATION: besides raising 5 chldren she was well known as a dress maker and
               knitter. She went to places on the mainland dress making.
    PERSONALITY: very outgoing with a bright sparkle, could handle most
    situations, even a rat that turned on her when she cornered him, she flattened
    him with a coal shovel.
                  
Children
Marriage
1
Birth:
3 May 1888
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
13 Aug 1970
Lerwick, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Marr:
8 May 1919
Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
    BIRTH: cert. in poss of H. Alex Cromarty
    MARRIAGE:   "           "          "
    DEATH:      "           "          "
      CORR: with her sister Mary, 16 Aug 1970

NOTE
    RESIDED: with her husband at Park Ville, Scalloway until 1960 then moved in
      with her sister Mary at Garth Cottage, Lerwick, Shetland, where she died.
    MARRIAGE: married in the Masonic Hall, Lerwick. Church of Scotland
    OCCUPATION: Maggy knitted and was a house wife.
    PERSONALITY: Quote from her sister, Mary: "In all the 10 years she had been
                 here tho' in indifferent health there has nver been one word of
                 complaint - She always had a lovely smile for everyone.
                 she passed away in her sleep."
                  
2
Birth:
16 Jan 1890
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
1 Mar 1963
Provost, Alberta, Canada
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: cert. in poss. of H. Alex Cromarty.
   MARRIAGE: "       "                 "    .
            from Division of Vital Statistics Department of Health Edmonton.
   DEATH: 1.cert. in poss. of H. Alex Cromarty
          2. Provost News
NOTE
    Came to Provost in 1913 from the Shetland Islands and set up farming NW of
    Provost (NW-14-40-3-W4) where he raised his family. He came by boat leaving
    Glasgow on the Allen Liner Grampian 26 April 1913.
    For history on William  see the Book "From the Isles to the Prairie"
               Written by Betty Burgess of Cherry Grove, Alberta that is in
               possession of most of his immediate desendants.
                  
3
Alexander CROMARTY
Birth:
15 Aug 1891
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
31 Dec 1891
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: cert. in poss. of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost
   DEATH:  "        "                 "         "    .

NOTE
    DEATH: at 4.5 months of Asthenia
                  
4
Birth:
5 Nov 1892
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
23 Dec 1975
Lerwick, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: cert. in poss. of H.Alex Cromarty, Provost.
   MARRIAGE: "      "                 "         "   .
   DEATH: From Drew Cromarty living at Northmavin, Shetland, Scot (1975)
          Letter dated 23 Dec

NOTE
    OCCUPATION: School teacher and wife; a great letter writer and the one who
     supplied, searched and read the grave stones to assist in the family-tree
    PERSONALITY: Mary was very easy to get to know and very pleasant to get to
     visit with.
                  
5
Birth:
7 Aug 1895
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
20 Dec 1962
Lochend, North Roe, Shetland, Scotland
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH:  cert. in poss. of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost.
   MARRIAGE: "       "                  "         "   .
   DEATH: from Alexander's sister Mary  (1962)

NOTE
    OCCUPATION:  Sandy, as he was known was born in Seaview House and received his
      education in Scalloway Public School. Leaving school he was a short time
      with Harcus Linklater & Co. Merchants Scalloway.  He joined army, first in
      Seaforth Highlanders then Machine Gun Corp. During world War 1 he was badly
      gassed 25 Dec 1917 - received Military Medal.  Returning from war he was a
      short time with Harcus again before starting a small herring business which
      made him well known to the travelling public throughout Shetland.  After
      marrying he went to Lochend, where he conducted a Merchant's business until
      2 years before he died.
    PERSONALITY: A quiet refined man.  When a little boy he was very quiet &
      sensiive but always s good natured.
                  
6
Birth:
28 Feb 1898
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
31 May 1987
Provost, Alberta, Canada
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: Family records birth 28 Feb 1898
   MARRIAGE: From Walter himself while living 23 Dec 1931 Provost, Alberta
   DEATH: from  3rd June 1987 "Provost News" and family records

NOTE
   Came to Canada in 1921 after serving in World War 1.  He took up farming
   three miles SE of his brother's farm  (William) a few years later, where
   he lived until his death.  Died 31 May 1987 Provost Alberta
   Interment in Provost Cemetery 3 Jun 1987
                  
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Alexander Cromarty - Jane Gray

Alexander Cromarty was born at So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland 17 Feb 1856. His parents were William Cromarty and Margaret Gutcher.

He married Jane Gray 14 Jan 1886 at Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland . Jane Gray was born at Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland 6 Jul 1852 daughter of Robert Gray and Mary Williamson .

They were the parents of 6 children:
Margaret Isabel Cromarty born 3 May 1888.
William Cromarty born 16 Jan 1890.
Alexander Cromarty born 15 Aug 1891.
Mary Grace Cromarty born 5 Nov 1892.
Alexander Cromarty born 7 Aug 1895.
Walter James Cromarty born 28 Feb 1898.

Alexander Cromarty died 15 Jul 1930 at Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland .

Jane Gray died 25 Apr 1941 at Lerwick, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland .

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