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Re: isbister orkney
Posted by: May Hampton (ID *****7508) Date: July 21, 2007 at 20:17:32
In Reply to: isbister orkney by carol redford of 81

James Isbister married Mary Parker 29 Jun 1806 at Sunderland, Durham and to my knowledge they had the following childen all born Sunderland, Durham
Mary b 30 Jan 1817, Sarah b 21 Nov 1819 and Christina b 30 Jan 1822.
In the 1851 Census James is listed as a Mariner (and something with this which I cannot read) and his age is 68 and Mary is 66, Mary was born at Sunderland, Durham. In the 1841 Census their age is to the nearest 5 below.

I could not find a christening for James Isbister around 1783 but some records were destroyed around that time in a Church fire. Unfortunately, the census records only say Orkney as his birth place.
I hope this is helpful to you


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