James Fea and Jean Cooper
James Fea and Margaret Sinclair
James Fea was the first son of James & Jane, born
23rd November, 1797 at Stronsay. He was baptised there on 26th November.
It seems likely that James had an affair with Betty Goar and
an illegitimate son was born.
David Fea (1818 - 1908). David married
Clarke Hepburn and migrated to Adelaide, South Australia in 1854.
There were four children
James married Margaret Sinclair on 27th July, 1824 at Stronsay.
Margaret was baptised c1810 in the Sanday & Eday Parish. They
lived at Newbigging (1841 and 1851 Census) and Burrogate (1881?) in Stronsay.
James' occupation was given at different times as Tenant Labourer, Quarryman,
James and Margaret had six children:
Janet Fea; (1825-1897). Janet
married James Sinclair
John Hadden Fea (1827-1911).
John married Eliza Tough and they had eleven children.
James Fea (1830-1893). James married Mary
Kemp and they had four children.
Barbara Fea (1832 - ). Barbara
married Josiah Shurie and they migrated to Canada
Peter Fea (1836 - ).
Margaret Fea was baptised 19th July, 1840 at Stronsay. She was
at Newbigging (a scholar) for the 1851 Census. By 1903 her address
was care of Mr S. Walker, 341 South 7th Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York,
James died in March 1881. The date is quoted as 25/3/1881 in the IGI but possibly 10/3/1882 on his grave. When the 1881 census was taken on 4th April, Margaret Sinclair is described as a widow.
James is buried in Burrogate Cemetery
with Margaret, whose headstone gives her date of death as 16th March, 1888,
aged 85 years