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Andrew Orkney

M, #6648, b. circa 1827, d. 1 April 1887
  • Birth*: Andrew Orkney was born circa 1827.1
  • He was the son of David Orkney and Elizabeth Lawson.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Andrew Orkney married Mary Ann Shanks on 2 June 1854 at Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland.2
  • Qualification: Andrew Orkney was awarded By the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade; Certificate of Comptency as Only Mate; Andrew 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 1850 grant you this Certificate of Competency. Given under the Seal of The Board of Trade this Twelfth day of July 1854 By order of the Board, registered initialled ...... Secretary to the Naval Department, signed ... officers of the Naval Department. Entered at the General Register and Record Office of Seamen on the 15th day of July 1854, initialled JMC on 12 July 1854.3
  • Qualification*: He was awarded By the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade; Certificate of Comptency as Master; Andrew Orkney; Whereas it has been reported to us that you have been found duly qualified to fulfill the duties of Matser in the Merchant Service we do hereby in pursuance of the Mercantile Marine Act 1850 grant you this Certificate of Competency. Given under the Seal of The Board of Trade this First day of December 1857 By order of the Board, registered initialled JLR, signed ... officers of the Marine Department. Entered at the General Register and Board Office of Seamen on the Second day of December 1857, initialled JMC on 1 December 1857.4
  • (Deceased) Death*: He died on 1 April 1887 at Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales.5,6
  • (Erector) Memorial Inscription*: A Headstone was erected by Andrew Orkney after February 1845 at Rosehill Cemetery, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland. Inscription reads by capt And Orkney imo fa David Orkney lost at sea 1.1845 50, mo Eliz Lawson d Montrose 16.6.1873 78. Jane Taylor 13.7.1884. John Falconer 28.12.1836 7.3.1925, w Margt Orkney 23.7.1831 6.1.1923, da Williamina Taylor 8.1.1951 83. capt Frank Orkney, wid Cath Hill Falconer 13.7.1864 23.12.1930.7

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841Andrew Orkney was listed along with Elizabeth Lawson in the 1841 census at Warf Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland. Elisabeth Orkney, 46 Angus; Andrew Orkney, 13.1
Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 166 Upper Warwick Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Andrew Orkney, head, 62, master mariner, Scotland; Mary A Orkney, wife, 49 Scotland; Mary A Wetherfield, serv, 21; Robert Orkney, g.son, 2, Liverpool; also in the household were Mary Ann Shanks, Henry Orkney and Frank Orkney.8
Last Edited: 21 Nov 2014

Parents:

Father*: David Orkney b. 3 Aug 1793, d. Jan 1845
Mother*: Elizabeth Lawson b. c 1795, d. 16 Jun 1873

Family:

Mary Ann Shanks b. c 1833
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Andrew Orkney married Mary Ann Shanks on 2 June 1854 at Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland.2

Children:

Robert Shanks Orkney+ b. 24 May 1855
Andrew Orkney b. 20 May 1858
Henry Orkney b. c Jan 1863, d. c Aug 1900
Henrietta Orkney b. c Jan 1863
Frederick William Orkney b. c Feb 1865, d. c Aug 1869
Frank Orkney b. c 1871

Citations

  1. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry, CSSCT1841_47-00096 Montrose 6 23 1110 [Aug 2009].
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), M113124 [Aug 2009].
  3. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Record URL: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?
    h=505918&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]
  4. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Record URL: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?
    h=505917&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. [S30] LDS 1881 Census from 1891 census where wife is widow [Aug 2009].
  6. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. [Mar 2012]
  7. [S23] Alison Mitchell ed. Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855 Angus Seacoast vol 2, Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh, first ed (1981) 0 901061 22 0 Angus Pre 1855 MI ed Alison Mitchell, pg 233, Montrose Rosehill ref 532.
  8. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ancestry RG11, 3639, 93, 24, GRS roll 1341871 [Aug 2009].