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John Linklater

John Linklater

Male 1844 - 1922  (77 years)

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  • Name John Linklater 
    Born 1 May 1844  Fillets, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Apr 1922  13 Ness Road, Stromness, Gravestone Stromness A420 ref 030-10 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I860  My Relatives
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father Henry Linklater,   b. 21 Jul 1802, Fillets c 24/7/1802, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1886, Fillets, Graemsay Gravestone Graemsay D33 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Mowat,   b. 11 Sep 1810, Graemsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1882, Fillets, Graemsay Gravestone Graemsay D33 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 7 Jun 1831  Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Mowat,   b. 11 Oct 1846, Dean, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1889, Gravestone Stromness A420 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1870  Church of Scotland, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. 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)  [natural]
     2. John Linklater,   b. 20 Oct 1877, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1923, Wellington, NZ and is buried in Soldiers Section, Plot No 8FKarori Cemetery, Wellington. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     3. James Mowat Linklater,   b. Oct 1880, Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1948, Stromness Gravestone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
     4. Joseph Linklater,   b. 14 Aug 1882, 13 Ness Road, Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1945, Marrickville, New South Wales ref 3407/1945 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     5. Annie Paine Linklater,   b. 1884, Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1950, buried in Stromness Graveyard C288 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F77  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1851 census at Fillets, Graemsay
      1863 sailed on the Harmony (IV) as an Able Seaman
      the Captain of the Moravian schooner the Cordelia that sailed from 1870
      usual route London, Bristol, Cadiz to load salt, to Newfoundland for mixed stores and then to Labrador. From Labrador she returned with salt fish to a British Port
      1877 Chief mate Merchant Service
      Shipmaster
      at 1881 census at Stromness a Chief Officer Merchant service with wife and 3 children plus mother in law
      at 1891 census at Ness Road, Stromness a Widower, Seaman
      Informant at death of brother Henry Linklater 1896
      at 1901 census at Ness Road, Stromness a Widower, Seaman
      at 1911 census at Ness Road, Stromness a retired Seaman Widower

      Orkney Herald 3 May 1922:

      The Late Capt. John Linklater. - On Monday 24th April 1922, Stromness was the poorer for the loss of one of its oldest and most respected townsmen, in the person of Capt. John Linklater, Ness Roads, who had been in poor health for some time. He was in his 78th year. The deceased was a native of Graemsay, and when a young lad, chose a sea-faring life in which occupation he has circumnavigated the globe on more than one occasion, working himself up from forecastle (fo’c’s’le) to quarterdeck. After receiving his master’s ticket he entered the service of the Moravan Missionary Society, and was appointed chief officer of their clipper ship “Harmony under the command of his brother, Capt Harry (Henry) Linklater. He never sought a change but continued with the vessel for many years - in fact, until the vessel was supplanted by steam. Even then he was retained by the company, and discharged the duties of super-cargo and navigating from St John’s, New Foundland, along the Labrador coast to Hopedale and other places of call. He had a very thorough knowledge of the Labrador coast and could speak to the natives in their own language. After several years voyaging with chartered steamers he was put on pension, and retired to Stromness where he made his home. His chief occupations in retirement was fishing and gardening, which left him much time for reading. He was an office-bearer in the Parish church in which he took a great interest. His wife predeceased him many years ago, but he is survived by a family of three sons and two daughters Mrs George Ritch. Stromness; and Mrs W.H. Muir. South Africa; John. New Zealand; James. Stromness; and Joseph. Australia; The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon to Stromness Churchyard, and was well attended.