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James Orkney

M, #6451, b. 26 February 1838
  • Birth*: James Orkney was born on 26 February 1838.1
  • He was the son of James Orkney and Mary Ann Strachan.
  • Qualification*: James Orkney was awarded By the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade; Certificate of Comptency as Only Mate; James Orkney; Whereas it has been reported to us that you have been found duly qualified to fulfill the duties of Only Mate in the Merchant Service we do hereby in pursuance of the Mercantile Marine Act 1854 grant you this Certificate of Competency. Given under the Seal of The Board of Trade this Twenty-sixth day of March 1861. By order of the Board, registered initialled KR, signed ... officers of the Naval Department. Entered at the General Register and Record Office of Seamen on the 27th day of March 1861, initialled EM on 26 March 1861.2
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of James Orkney on 14 October 1864 at 5 Seagate, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1864 deaths in the district of Montrose in the county of Forfar, James Orkney seaman retired married to Mary Strachan, 1864 October fourteenth 9. 20 pm 5 Seagate Montrose, m, 63 years, John Orkney seaman (dec) Magdalene Orkney ms Nicol (dec), cancer of lower lip as cert by W M Watson MD, James Orkney son.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Orkney married Isabella David, daughter of James David and Lilly Keir, on 19 October 1864 at 63 Union Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland.1,3
  • Qualification: James Orkney was awarded By the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade; Certificate of Comptency as Master; James Orkney; Whereas it has been reported to us that you have been found duly qualified to fulfill the duties of Master in the Merchant Service we do hereby in pursuance of the Merchant Shipping Act 1854 grant you this Certificate of Competency. By Order of The Board of Trade this Eighth day of February 1865. By Order of the Board Registered ..., signed ... Officers of The Marine Department. Entered by theGeneral Registrar and Record Office of Seamen, on the Eighth day of February 1865, initialled ... on 8 February 1865.4

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841James Orkney was listed along with James Orkney in the 1841 census at Fishergate, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Orkney, 35, mer s, Angus; Mary Orkney, 25, Angus; James Orkney, 2, Angus.5
Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of James Orkney in the 1851 census at 26 Wharf Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Orkney, son, 13, scholar, Montrose; James Orkney, head, 39 (sic probably 49), seaman, Montrose; Mary Orkney, wife, 36, Montrose.6
Member of Household7 April 1861They was listed as a member of the household of James Orkney in the 1861 census at Wharf Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Orkney, son, 23, seaman, Montrose; James Orkney, head, 59, seaman, Montrose; Mary Orkney, wife, 46, Montrose.7
Last Edited: 21 Nov 2014

Parents:

Father*: James Orkney b. 18 Feb 1802, d. 14 Oct 1864
Mother*: Mary Ann Strachan b. c 1815, d. 2 Jul 1896

Family:

Isabella David b. 7 Jun 1840

Children:

Lilly David Orkney b. 14 Jul 1865
James David Orkney b. 6 Oct 1869

Citations

  1. [S40] SS and BW.
  2. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Record URL: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?
    h=521875&db=GBMastersCertificates&indiv=try
    Ancestry.com. UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Master's Certificates. Greenwich, London, UK: National Maritime Museum. [Jan 2013]
  3. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), M113121 [Sept 2009].
  4. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Record URL: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?
    h=521876&db=GBMastersCertificates&indiv=try
    Ancestry.com. UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Master's Certificates. Greenwich, London, UK: National Maritime Museum. [Jan 2013]
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry CSSCT1841_47-0091 Montrose [Aug 2009].
  6. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry CSSCT1851_68 Montrose [Aug 2009].
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry CSSCT1861_45 Montrose [Aug 2009].