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Introduction / Westray Grays / Archibald Gray / Mary Ann Gray and John Tulloch / Willam Tulloch and Elizabeth Drever / John Tulloch and Jean Harcus / Jessie Tulloch and John Thomson

Betsy Jane Thomson and James Rendall

Betsy Jean Thomson (b. 18th January 1876) was the oldest child of John Thomson and Jessie Tulloch. She married James Rendall (b. 10th April 1872) from Tirlot in 1895. He was a son of farmer John Rendall and Mary Bain.

They had three children born at Tirlot:

  • Jessie Rendall b. 26th October 1895 who married Andrew Wishart (b. 1897) in 1917 and had family.
  • Mary Rendall b. 11th February 1900 who married Samuel Drever (b. 1896) in 1921. Samuel was the son of James Drever and Mary Dunnet. Samuel and Mary lived at Tirlot and had family.
  • John Rendall b. 12th March 1901 and died on 17th December 1956.

The family were there at the time of the 1901 census and continued to live there.

1901 - Tirlot, Westray
Relation Status Age Occupation Born
James Rendall Head Married 29 years Ploughman on farm Westray
Betsy Rendall Wife Married 25 years Westray
Jessie Rendall Daughter   5 years Westray
Mary Rendall Daughter   1 year Westray
John Rendall Son   3 weeks Westray

The family gravestone records the death of a stillborn grandchild.

Andrew and Jessie Wishart
In Loving Memory Of
Their Child
Still Born 23rd Dec 1917
James Rendall
Beloved Husband Of
Betsy Thomspson
Died 20th July 1931 Aged 59 Years
Also His Beloved Wife
Betsy Jane Thompson
Died 23rd Mar 1955 Aged 79 Years
Also Their Son John Rendall
Died 17th Dec 1956 Aged 55 Years

One Less At Home One More In Heaven

James Rendall died at Tirlot in 1931. Betsy was to live another twenty four years, dying in 1955 at the age of seventy nine.

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