Old Parish Records

Finding your ancestors and relations

These pages cover Flotta and Fara/Pharay births 1840-1854, Flotta and Fara/Pharay marriages 1845-1854, and Walls Deaths 1823-1844 and can be searched by name or by date.

I have transcribed the records as written. Entrys marked with a star * are of uncertain transcription, three dots … indicate sentences left incomplete by the minister. I have changed all superscript letters (those letters written half the size of normal letters) to normal case as in: 4th and Mckay and Febry. Comments by myself are in italics. I have assumed that the year, written at the top of every page of the original baptism records is the birth year, and not the baptism year, and have added this to the beginning of every entry to avoid confusion.

     

2 thoughts on “Old Parish Records

  1. I am very interested in your site. My father was born on Flotta in Goldhaugh Cottage beside the current post office. His mother was a Maria Sutherland whose father I believe was a tailor by trade but I am not sure. I did visit Flotta a number of years ago and found the cottage (Now in Ruins ) and visited the church.

    I am interested in my family tree and would be delighted if you could point me in the right direction

    Best Regards

    Peter C Robertson FRICS

    • Hi Peter,
      There are a lot of Sutherlands on Flotta. But a quick look on the 1901 census and this might be your family:
      Whanclett John Sutherland head, age 42, Tailor, wife Margaret, age 38, John, son, 11, James T, age 10, Daniel age 7, Maria S, age 5. Daniel and Maria were born at St Andrews. I think that’s a parish in Orkney? You can buy the 1901 census transcript from the Orkney Family History Society. You can buy birth and marriage certificates from ScotlandsPeople
      You could also put your family connections on the Flotta Web Guide messageboard,
      Sheena

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