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Introduction / Westray Grays / Archibald Gray / Louisa Gray and William Lennie

Janet Lennie and George Harcus

Janet Lennie was the daughter of Louisa Gray and William Lennie, and was baptized 8th December 1810 in the parish of Westray and Papa Westray. She married George Harcus on 27th December 1832, and they are known to have had the following children, all born in Westray:

  • Elizabeth Harcus, born 13th April 1832
  • Mary Harcus, born 5th December 1835
  • William Harcus, born 17th December 1840
  • George Harcus, born 4th December 1846
  • James Harcus, born 7th February 1851

In the 1841 census the family was recorded at Skail, Westray. In 1851 they were at West Breck, and the following shows their entry in the census that year:

1851 - West Breck, Westray
Relation Status Age Occupation Born
George Harcus Head Married 40 years Farmer 4 acres, employing 1 girl Westray
Janet Harcus Wife Married 40 years Westray
Elizabeth Harcus Daughter 17 years Westray
Mary Harcus Daughter 15 years Farm Servant, not employed at home Westray
William Harcus Son 10 years Westray
James Harcus Son 4 years Westray
James Harcus Son 1 month Westray

No record has been found for any of this family after 1851.

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