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Alexander Sutherland

Alexander Sutherland

Male 1840 - 1918  (77 years)

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  • Name Alexander Sutherland 
    Born 18 Jun 1840  Graemsay c 05 Jul 1840 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1918  Russamyre, Orphir Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I336  My Relatives
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father Henry (Harry) Sutherland,   b. 27 Jul 1792, Flotta Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1871, Sandside, Graemsay Gravestone Graemsay D6 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth (Betsy) Sutherland,   b. 11 Nov 1800, Parish of Dunnet, Caithness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1884, Graemsay Gravestone Graemsay D6 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Feb 1824  Dunnet, Caithness and Walls and Flotta Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Sinclair,   b. 5 Feb 1851,   d. 1928, Stromness, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1876 
    Children 
     1. Betsy Sutherland,   b. 1877, Sandside, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Alexanderina Rosie Sutherland,   b. 8 Sep 1878, Sandside, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Stromness, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     3. Catherine Jane Sutherland,   b. 1882, Sandside, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1969, Stennis buried 5/5/1969 at Graemsay D12 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     4. Williamina Sutherland,   b. 5 Apr 1883, Sandside, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1918, Midquoy, Petertown, Orphir, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [natural]
     5. George Thomson Sutherland,   b. 1885, Sandside, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, Orphir, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     6. Margaret Sutherland,   b. 1886, Sandside, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1951, Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall and St Ola, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     7. Jemima Sutherland,   b. 1887, Sandside, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961, Kirkwall, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     8. Alexander Sutherland,   b. 8 Mar 1889, Graemsay c 23/4/1889 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1982, Stromness, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     9. Jessie Laidlaw Sutherland,   b. 9 Dec 1890, Sandside, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1974, Orphir, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     10. Henry Sutherland,   b. 31 Dec 1894, c Graemsay 19/5/1895 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, Aberdeen Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     11. James Sutherland,   b. 30 May 1896, c Graemsay 5/7/1896 Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Herd boy and Scholar 1861
      Farmer of 100 acres 80 arable at Sandside 1871/81/91
      at 1901 census at Sandside

      Left Graemsay with family November 1910 for Russamyre, Orphir following a disagreement with his brother Samuel with whom he shared "Sandside" one family lived upstairs and one downstairs, 24 people in all. No wonder they disagreed!
      The family had applied to the landowner for the farm to be divided and he did not agree but replied that the person who could pay a specific sum of money could rent the entire farm. Sams daughter Kitty who was married to Magnus Ritch lent her father the money. Alexander and his family left and the families stayed apart.
      at 1911 census at Russamyre, Orphir, Orkney a farmer