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David R Ritch

David R Ritch

Male 1856 - Aft 1899  (> 44 years)

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  • Name David R Ritch 
    Born 8 Oct 1856  Lighthouse, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1899  Not Located in Scotland see Notes re diviorce in 1921 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I170  Ritch
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Robert Ritch,   b. 31 Jan 1832, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919, Deerness 1919-016-16 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Stove,   b. 1834, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1905, Lighthouse, Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Dec 1855  Deerness Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Smith,   b. 1861,   d. 8 Jul 1944, 2 East Road, Kirkwall Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1880  Tiffey Hall, Deerness 014-2 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1921 
    Children 
     1. John Ritch,   b. Feb 1881, Deerness, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1941, Royal Hospital Fazakerly, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Ritch,   b. 19 May 1888, School Place, Kirkwall and St Ola Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1961, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     3. David Ritch,   b. 14 Jan 1893, 021-15 School Place Kirkwall Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1916, Poziers, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [natural]
     4. Robert Ritch,   b. 4 Feb 1895, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1966, Winnipeg, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Name possibly David Robert Ritch but at birth plain David Ritch
      at 1861 census at "Netherstove", Deerness
      at 1871 census at "Nether Stove", Deerness
      Miller
      address at marriage Walkerhouse, Evie

      at 1881 census at Tiffy Hall St Andrews and Deerness with wife her mother Isabella Delday and her step father Robert Delday
      at 1891 census at Kirkwall and St Ola ref 2-21-66
      occupation at sons birth in 1895 Rural Postman address School Place Kirkwall
      not with family at 1901 census but wife was the Head of Household Married However there is a note at her death that she was divorced.

      When David Ritch married Mary Smith on her parentsÂ’ farm at Tiffey Hall, Deerness on 26th January 1880, he was working as a miller. Their oldest son, John, was born at Tiffey Hall in January 1881. When their daughter, Mary, was born in May 1888 the family had moved to 7 School Place, Kirkwall and David was working as a postman. Two more sons were born at School Place: David on 14th January 1893 and Robert on 4th February 1895. When the 1901 Census was taken Mary Ritch had moved the children into the old UFC Deerness Schoolhouse and was working as a grocer there, so David and Robert were educated at the Deerness School.
      At Divorce in 1921 it was stated that they had lived in Kirkwall for 16 years and that David had worked as a Miller and then as a Stone Mason and Postman. In 1899 he had gone to Musselburgh and she had heard nothing about him for 22 years.