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John Rendall and Mary Lennie Schollay
John Rendall (b. 4th December 1857) was the only known son of James Rendall and Jessie Sandison. He was with his widowed mother in Pierowall in 1871. He was then aged thirteen.
In 1876, when he was eighteen, he married Mary Lennie Schollay (b. 4th February 1855). Mary was the second of three daughters of farm servant William Schollay and Ann Reid.
John and Mary had two known children:
John was a seaman. Interestingly, at the time of the birth of their last child his occupation was given as distillery worker. Unfortunately, he died just prior to the birth.
In 1881 Mary is described as a widow and living with her parents at Lochend.
It is unclear whether Jemima Rendall, aged 3, was a child of John Rendall and Mary Lennie Schollay. Mary's older sister, Isabella Tulloch Schollay, also married a Rendall, James Rendall. No other records have been found in respect of Jemima.
The three generations of the family were at Balaclava, again in the Dykeside district of Westray, in 1891.
Mary Lennie Scollay remarried in March 1895. Her second husband was labourer John Tulloch (b. 28th September 1842) from Links, Westray. John was the son of fisherman James Tulloch and Elizabeth Rendall. Mary was forty when she remarried while John was fifty two.
She died on 21st April 1914 at the age of fifty nine. John died at The Ark on 25th February 1919. He was seventy six.