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George Robert Ritch

George Robert Ritch

Male 1867 - 1945  (77 years)

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  • Name George Robert Ritch 
    Born 8 Oct 1867  Windywalls, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Apr 1945  Stromness Gravestone c 291 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I47  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father George Robert Ritch,   b. 18 Dec 1835, c 27/12/1835 Windywalls Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1917, Graemsay Gravestone D25 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 Dec 1862  Gramesay Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Mowat Linklater,   b. 4 Oct 1873, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1948, Rosslyn, 1 Franklin Road, Stromness Gravestone c 291 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1900  3 Cherrybank, Newhaven, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Robert Ritch,   b. 20 May 1901, Ness, Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1978, Gravestone Stromness C373 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     2. John Linklater Ritch,   b. 24 Apr 1904, St George Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1975, Stromness Gravestone c 291 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     3. Lorna Linklater Ritch,   b. 7 Oct 1906, Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1993, Stromness Gravestone C373 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     4. Annie Linklater Ritch,   b. 22 May 1911, Rosslyn Cottage, Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1998, Kirkwall , Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Travelled to Sydney, NSW arriving 11-9-1888 an AB on the "Brilliant"
      Eldest of 3 brothers in the King Line
      1900 marriage at 3 Cherrybank, Newhaven, Edinburgh
      address Stromness
      at 1905 and 1915 Valuation Rolls an Owner Occupier House Rosslyn Cottage, Stromness
      Lost a ship to a submarine in WW 1 and all his papers were lost. According to him he was taken aboard the sub and recognised the German Skipper who had been in the Merchant Service pre-war. He was wined and dined (he claimed ) and was put in a lifeboat with a course to steer for the nearest port.
      arrived in New York on the King Bleddin (No2) from Newport Master engaged 12-1-1923 arrived 31-1-1923
      Name: George Ritch Estimated birth year: abt 1869
      Age: 54 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Newport
      Place of Origin: Scotish Ship Name: King Bleddyn
      Port of Arrival: New York, New York

      Retired 1929
      Had a dinghy called "Kyno"
      at 1930 Valuation Roll at Rosslyn Cottage, 1 Franklin Road, Stromness