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Introduction / Westray Grays / Archibald Gray / Mary Ann Gray and John Tulloch / William Tulloch and Elizabeth Drever / Mary Tulloch and John Logie

Isabella Logie and William Harcus

Isabella Hewison Logie was the daughter of Mary Tulloch and John Logie,. and was born in Westray on 22nd August 1860. She was with her parents and sister at Backarass in the 1861 census, when she was 7 months old. In the 1871 census she was still at Backarass, with her father, step-mother and siblings. She was not found in Westray in the 1881 census.

Isabella married William Harcus of Voldigar, Westray, on 14th December 1883. William was the son of Thomas Harcus and Ann Harcus, and was born in Westray about 1860.

William and Isabella are known to have had four daughters:

  • Mary Jane Harcus, born 15th September 1884.
  • Ann Harcus, born 6th July 1886. She died in 1971, and is buried in Westray.
  • Isabella Harcus, born about 1887.
  • Betsy Harcus, born 27th August 1896.

In the 1891 census William and their children were at Voldigar, but Isabella was again not located. The following shows their household in the 1901 census:

1901 - Voldigarth, Westray

Relation Status Age Occupation Born
William Harcus Head Married 40 years Farmer Westray
Isabella H Harcus Wife Married 40 years Westray
Ann Harcus Daughter Single 14 years Ag lab on farm Westray
Isabella Harcus Daughter Single 13 years Assistant on farm Westray
Betsy Harcus Daughter   4 years Westray

William died in 1931, and Isabella in 1942. Their gravestone reads:


Loving Memory Of
William Harcus
Beloved Husband Of
Isabella Logie
Who Departed This Life
On 28th Dec 1931
Aged 71 Years
Also The Above
Isabella Logie
Who Died 5th July 1942
Aged 81 Years
And Their Daughter Annie
Who Died at East Bank Hospital
20th March 1971
Aged 84 Years

Until the Day Dawns
And The Shadows Flee Away


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