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John Fea and Robina Reid

John Fea left North Ronaldsay between the 1861 and the 1871 census.  He married Robina Reid on 30th April 1875.  They had six children:

  • William Fea b. 1877, d. 1943
  • Anne Alexandra Fea b. 1877, d. 1905  She was back in Orkney staying at 5 Bridge St. in Kirkwall at the time of the 1901 census.
  • Jeannie Fea b. 22nd Dec 1879 who married David Brown Muir on 3rd January 1906
  • James Heddle Fea b. 1882, d. 1918
  • Barbara Fea b. 1883, d. 1887
  • Violet Fea b. 1887, d. 1969 who came back to Orkney and stayed at Bolloquoy in Sanday, the home of the Sanday Feas.  She never married and died in Kirkwall.  She has the distinction of being the last person with the Fea surname in Orkney, a name first recorded with James Fea I of Clestrain in 1591.

John Fea and Robina Reid found their way to Leith, near Edinburgh and the start of their family can be seen in the 1881 census, there.

1881 Census - 32 Prince Regent St., North Leith, Edinburgh
John Fea Head Aged 32 years b. North Ronaldsay
Robina Fea Wife Eday
Annie Alexander Fea Dau Aged 5 years b. Leith
William Fea Son Aged 3 years b. Leith
Jane Fea Dau Aged 1 year b. Leith

Leith became the home for many Orcadians being the port for Edinburgh. Robina Peace  was also an Orcadian, being born in the north isles island of Eday.  This was the island were James Fea VI of Clestrain owned Carrick house, following his marriage to Janet Buchanan around 1720.

John Fea died in 1924.

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