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Alexander CROMARTY
Birth:
Abt 1762
So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
1844/46
So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Marriage:
24 Feb 1795
St.Peter's, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Father:
Living
Mother:
Living
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: calclated from marriage cert.
   MARRIAGE: FHL#990,512  Copy of extract in poss. of H. Alex Cromarty 1990
   DEATH: 1841 Census shows Alexander living age 75, but on the 14 May 1846
          marriage of his son, William Cromarty to Margaret Gutcher, Alexander
          Cromarty is listed as deceased.

NOTE
   MARRIAGE: Wittnesses to Alexander Cromarty and his wife Margaret Stewart
             were William Cromarty and James Laughton
   RESIDENCE: Their children were born on the farm of Lyths, or Lythes
              in the North Parish (St. Peters)
              1821 census living at South Cara which was a farm farther North than Lyths
              1841 census Farmer in Grimness which is where the farm of South   Cara is situated. 
                        Alexander is recorded as being 75 years of age.
NOTE:
       The heir to the farm was usually, first the oldest son and second   in line would
   be the next oldest son if the first declined or died or  didn't have a son to pass it on to.

NOTE:  The dwellings were not privatly owned such as South Cara. They were   owned
    by the Marquis of Zetland or the Earl of Zetland.  Alexander  Cromarty would have been 
    a tenant.  This was observed from looking at   the valluation Rolls for the County of Orkney.
    All the folk are  referred to as tenants and the proprietor as the Earl.
                  
Margaret STEWART
Birth:
1771
So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
6 Mar 1822
So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Father:
Living
Mother:
Living
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: calclated from marriage cert.
   MARRIAGE: FHL#990,512  Copy of extract in poss. of H. Alex Cromarty 1990
   DEATH: When Jean Cromarty, Margaret's daughter, married in February 1833, her mother was listed without comment. One month later, Magnus Cromarty married Margaret Logie on 28 March 1833. This time the mother of Magnus, Margaret Stewart, was described as deceased. At each subsequent marriage of Cromarty children, Margaret Stewart was listed as the mother deceased. Also she did not appear on the 1841 census.  Death must have taken place in March 1833.
       On a tomb stone inscription that was hard to read it says AC loves MS To the Memory of Margeret Stewart Espoused to Alexander  Cromarty who departed this life March 6th 1822 aged 51 years
                  
Children
Marriage
1
Birth:
31 Jan 1796
Lyths, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
1 Jun 1883
Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland
Marr:
28 Mar 1833
Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: South Ronaldsay 18 Feb 1953 by Mrs Margaret Wells
   UPDATE 1990:
   BIRTH: North Parish Registers chr. FHL#990,512 of S. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scot.
          copy of extract in poss.  of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost
   MARRIAGE: FHL#990,513.  N. Parish Records. Copy of extract in poss.

NOTE
   RESIDENCE: Raised his family on the Island of Stronsay, Orkney
   Census 1821 age 25 as son at Cara, Grimness
                  1881 age 88 with son, James unmarried age 47 
                             & daughter Catherine unmarried age 37
                  
2
Birth:
4 Jan 1798
Lyths, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
11 Sep 1888
Westshore, Burray, Orkney, Scotland
Marr:
10 Dec 1835
St.Marg's Hope, So. Ronaldsay, 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: South Ronaldsay 18 Feb 1953 by Mrs Margaret Wells
   UPDATE 1990:
   BIRTH: North Parish Registers chr. FHL#990,512 of S. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scot.
          copy of extract in poss.  of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost
   MARRIAGE: FHL#990,513.  N. Parish Records. Copy of extract in poss.

NOTE
   NAME: Spelt Kathren as well
   Census 1821 age 23 as daughter at Cara, Blanster, South Ronaldsay
               Sometime after 1821 Blanster became known as Grimness
          1841 age 45 as wife & mother at Burray
          1851 age 50 as wife & mother at Westshore, Burray
          1861 wasn't home at time of census
          1871 age 73 as wife & mother at Westshore, Burray
          1881 age 83 as widow & mother at Westshore, Burray
                  
3
Birth:
15 Mar 1800
Lyths, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
29 Jun 1864
So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Marr:
14 May 1846
So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronald 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: S. Ronaldsay P/R (GS 101961) copy of extract
   MARRIAGE:  copy of extract in poss. of H. Alex Cromarty (FHL990,513)
   DEATH: 1.  Scot Civ Reg death (GS 42406 pt 903) (FHL#323,647)
          2.  cert in poss of H. Alex Cromarty
   CENSUS: for S.Cara 1861 (GS 103889) & 1871 (GS 104069)

NOTE
   RESIDENCE: raised his family at South Cara, South Ronaldsay
   OCCUPATION: farmer of 25 arces 1n 1851 census and had one laborer
NOTE IN REGARD to CENSUS TAKEN:
    The ages of all adults were rounded down to the nearest 5th year. For Example a person's age between 70 and 74  would be calculated as 70 years of age.
Other interesting notes: Magnus, William's older brother must have turned down his right to get South Cara. After all he was raising a family on the Island of Stronsay where his wife was from when he would have become heir to South Cara at the death of his father in 1845.
The other interesting note is that William had a twin, John, who had an equal right to William for South Cara.
                  
4
Birth:
15 Mar 1800
Lyths, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
29 Sep 1874
Brichan, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Marr:
30 Dec 1830
St.Peter's, So. Ronaldsay, Ork 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: South Ronaldsay 18 Feb 1953 by Mrs Margaret Wells
   UPDATE 1990:
   BIRTH: North Parish Registers chr. FHL#990,512 of S. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scot.
          copy of extract in poss.  of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost
   MARRIAGE: FHL#990,513.  N. Parish Records. Copy of extract in poss.
   DEATH: (FHL#340,241) cert. in poss. of H. Alex Cromarty

NOTE
   OCCUPATION: Farmer of 7 acres and Proprietor (1841 census)
   RESIDENCE: 1841 census shows he and his wife Margaret along with his 4                oldest children living in Grimness near his father's residence.
                  
5
Birth:
8 Jun 1802
Lyths, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
15 Sep 1880
Limbo, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Marr:
28 Feb 1833
St.Peter's, So. Ronaldsay, Ork 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: South Ronaldsay 18 Feb 1953 by Mrs Margaret Wells
   UPDATE 1990:
   BIRTH: North Parish Registers chr. FHL#990,512 of S. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scot.
          copy of extract in poss.  of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost
   MARRIAGE: FHL#990,513.  N. Parish Records. Copy of extract in poss.

NOTE
   NAME: also called Jane or June
   OCCUPATION: Farmer's wife of 15 acres farm called Limbo (1841 Census)
                  
6
Birth:
15 Apr 1804
Lyths, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
5 Mar 1884
Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Marr:
22 Nov 1855
Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkne 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: South Ronaldsay 18 Feb 1953 by Mrs Margaret Wells
   UPDATE 1990:
   BIRTH: North Parish Registers chr. FHL#990,512 of S. Ronaldsay, Orkney,              Scot. copy of extract in poss.  of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost
   MARRIAGE: (FHL#103,586).  Civil Reg. cert. in poss. of Alex Cromarty.
             has birth 13 May 1805 recorded at time of marriage is in error
             for everything else is ok

NOTE
   OCCUPATION: Farmer and proprieter in Hannisgoe.
   RESIDENCE: In 1881 census lived at New House
                  
7
Alexander CROMARTY
Birth:
30 Jun 1806
Lyths, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: South Ronaldsay 18 Feb 1953 by Mrs Margaret Wells
   UPDATE 1990:
   BIRTH: North Parish Registers chr. FHL#990,512 of S. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scot.
          copy of extract in poss.  of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost
                  
8
Alexander CROMARTY
Birth:
15 Apr 1808
Lyths, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
17 Nov 1888
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: South Ronaldsay 18 Feb 1953 by Mrs Margaret Wells
   UPDATE 1990:
   BIRTH: North Parish Registers chr. FHL#990,512 of S. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scot.
          copy of extract in poss.  of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost
CENSUS 1881: Living with Bobert Stewart and Margaret (Cromarty) Stewart
                  
9
Birth:
6 Apr 1810
Lyths, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
16 Apr 1864
So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Marr:
20 Sep 1849
So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronald 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: South Ronaldsay 18 Feb 1953 by Mrs Margaret Wells
   UPDATE 1990:
   BIRTH: North Parish Registers chr. FHL#990,512 of S. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scot.
          copy of extract in poss.  of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost
   MARRIAGE: (FHL#990,513).  copy of extract in poss. of Alex Cromarty.
   DEATH: cert. in poss. of H. Alex Cromarty (FHL#323,647)
   Civil Death Registers for South Ronaldsay and Burray 1864

NOTE
   BIRTH: East Side is added to Lyths for the first time
          Mother listed as Catherine which is wrong
   Census 1851 age 39 as husband and father at South Cara, Grimness 25 acres
          1861 age 49 as husband and father at South Cara, Grimness 25 acres
               Died in 1864
                  
10
Birth:
18 Sep 1811
Lyths, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Death:
1877
Victoria, Australia
Marr:
12 Dec 1850
So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotlan 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   CORR: South Ronaldsay 18 Feb 1953 by Mrs Margaret Wells
   UPDATE 1990:
   BIRTH: North Parish Registers chr. FHL#990,512 of S. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scot.
          copy of extract in poss.  of H. Alex Cromarty, Provost
   MARRIAGE: (FHL#990,513).  copy of extract in poss. of Alex Cromarty.
NOTE
   BIRTH: East Side is added to Lyths for the second time
   OCCUPATION: Farmer,s wife in Sucquey (not sure of spelling)
Death record from Cherily McMeekin of Australia
                  
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Alexander Cromarty - Margaret Stewart

Alexander Cromarty was born at So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland Abt 1762.

He married Margaret Stewart 24 Feb 1795 at St.Peter's, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland . Margaret Stewart was born at So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland 1771 .

They were the parents of 10 children:
Magnus Cromarty born 31 Jan 1796.
Catharine Cromarty born 4 Jan 1798.
William Cromarty born 15 Mar 1800.
John Cromarty born 15 Mar 1800.
Jean Cromarty born 8 Jun 1802.
James Cromarty born 15 Apr 1804.
Alexander Cromarty born 30 Jun 1806.
Alexander Cromarty born 15 Apr 1808.
Robert Cromarty born 6 Apr 1810.
Margaret Cromarty born 18 Sep 1811.

Alexander Cromarty died 1844/46 at So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland .

Margaret Stewart died 6 Mar 1822 at So. Cara, Grimness, So. Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland .

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