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Introduction / Westray Grays / George Gray and Margaret Seatter / George Gray and Jean Reid / Jean Gray and James Millar

James Millar and Margaret Reid

James Millar (b. 1826), the son of Jean Gray and James Millar married Margaret Reid in Westray on 28th November 1846. They were staying at Glen in Westray in 1851 when Jamesís occupation is that of agricultural labourer.

Nine children have been identified:

  • Majory Miller (b. 15th July 1849)
  • James Miller (b. 3rd March 1850)
  • Jamima Logie Miller (b. 29th April 1954)
  • Margaret Miller (b. 29th April 1854)
  • Betsy Miller (b. 1857)
  • Richard Miller (b. 2nd May 1858)
  • Robert Miller (b. 1860)
  • James Corner Miller (b. 14th December 1862)
  • Isabella Miller (b. 4th June 1865)
  • Mary Ann Miller (b. 22nd May 1867)

The family left Westray prior to the 1871 census and are last seen in the 1861 census at Custerland.

1861 - Custerland, Westray

Relation Age Occupation Born
James Miller Head 35 years Farmer of 21.5 acres Westray
Margaret Miller Wife 34 years Westray
Mary Miller Daughter 12 years Westray
James Miller Son 11 years Westray
Margaret Miller Daughter 6 years Westray
Betsey Miller Daughter 4 years Westray
Richard Miller Son 2 years Westray
Robert Miller Son 5 months Westray


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