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George Robert Ritch

George Robert Ritch

Male 1835 - 1917  (81 years)

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  • Name George Robert Ritch 
    Born 18 Dec 1835  c 27/12/1835 Windywalls Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1917  Graemsay Gravestone D25 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3  My Relatives
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father James Ritch,   b. 12 Nov 1805, Windywalls c 15/11/1805 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1851 and 1861  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Janet Sinclair,   b. 19 Sep 1806, Upper Corregal c 21/9/1806 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1896, Windywalls, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 19 Dec 1833  Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Sinclair,   b. 19 Aug 1837, c 29/10/1837 Scareting Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1929, Windywalls Graemsay Gravestone D25 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1862  Gramesay Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Ritch,   b. 12 Feb 1864, Hoy and Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1948, 63 Dundas Street, Stromness Gravestone B174 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Jane Sinclair Ritch,   b. 7 Apr 1865, Windbreak Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1933, Graemsay (Gravestone D15) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     3. Georgina Ritch,   b. 23 Jul 1866, Hoy and Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1879, Windywalls, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)  [natural]
     4. George Robert Ritch,   b. 8 Oct 1867, Windywalls, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1945, Stromness Gravestone c 291 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     5. Charles Ritch,   b. 21 Dec 1868, Windywalls, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1949, "Sunnyside" 12 South End, Stromness buried Stromness Cemetary Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     6. John Sinclair Ritch,   b. 15 Jun 1870, Windy Walls, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1893, died at Sea see notes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [natural]
     7. Isaac Ritch,   b. 25 Oct 1873, Graemsay c 3/12/1873 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896, Drowned at Sea between Calcutta and UK, see notes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [natural]
     8. Janet Ann Ritch,   b. 22 Oct 1874, Hoy and Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1955, Windywalls, Graemsay Gravestone Graemsay D22 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     9. William Linklater Ritch,   b. 24 May 1876, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1953, Stromness Gravestone Stromness c261 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     10. Magnus Ritch,   b. 20 Nov 1877, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1956, 26 Alfred Street, Stromness gravestone C263 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     11. Eliza Sinclair Ritch,   b. 22 Feb 1879, Windwalls, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)  [natural]
     12. Hugh Linklater Ritch,   b. 22 Jul 1880, Hoy and Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1965, Kirkwall 021-42 buried Graemsay 31/5/1965 plot 25 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     13. Robert Sinclair Ritch,   b. 29 Jan 1884, Hoy and Graemsay c 13 Feb 1884 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1977, Brighton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Present at Windywalls in 1841 and 1851.

      According to Len Wilson he went to Labrador for a winter building a schooner for the Moravian Mission probably travelling on the Harmony. He also went to the Australian Gold Mines .
      A Carpenter - Crew Member on the "Centurion" of Aberdeen, aged 25 in Australian waters in 1864
      Occupation as sons birth in 1867 a Carpenter
      Farmer at West Windywalls in 1871, 18 acres
      In 1871 Barbra Thomson Unmarried Servant aged 34 born Hoy and George Davidson Farm Servant 22 born Hoy, present at Census.
      At 1881 census at Lower Windywalls 23 acres.
      at 1891 census at Hoy and Graemsay ref 2-20-4-3 Lower Windywalls. A Farmer
      at 1901 census at Hoy and Graemsay ref 0-20-4-003.

      Bryce Wilson gave me a photograph of George and his wife Mary Sinclair taken in 1908 and also a photograph of George taken in 1870. Bryce has the family bible of George and Mary that shows my Grandfather Charles Ritch's birth. I think that this bible is actually on the table in the 1908 photograph.
      at 1905 Valuation Rolls a tenant a Farm and House Windywalls, Hoy and Graemsay
      at 1911 census at Windywalls, Graemsay
      When the Ritch's left Windywalls it was inhibited by a Clive Walker
      then Bob Tateson and Effie Everest bought the croft then moved to Rosebank in Haray where Hughina Sutherland had lived.
      The family in 2000 at Windywalls are the Proctors. The property was renovated in 2005 with the aid of a council grant and no longer resembles what it looked like in the past