/ Barbara Allan
/ Westray Allans
/ Marion Allan and James Harcus
/ John Harcus and Jane Drummond
/ Peter Hercus
Jane Drummond Harcus and James Marwick
Jane Drummond Harcus was born 23rd March 1865, daughter of Peter Hercus and Jane Drummond, on Pharay,
probably at Holland, home of the Drummonds. Her mother died a week after she was born, and Jane was raised at Doggerboat by
her paternal grandparents. She married James Marwick on 28th January 1885 at Doggerboat. James, born 28th February
1857 on Rousay, was son of James Marwick and Mary Baikie. Jane and James had seven children; all but the
youngest were born in Kirkwall:
Jane Marwick, b. 1st May 1887, d. 4th Feb 1899
- James Harcus Marwick, b. 28th May 1888. James immigrated to the US, arriving at Ellis Island on 13th Aug 1911 to
join his uncle David Baikie Marwick (b.1865) in New Britain, Connecticut where he was an official with the Stanley Steel Co.
James also worked for Stanley Steel Co. By 1917 James had moved to Hamilton, Ontario to work for Stanley Steel Co.'s
operation there. He registered for WWI in both Canada and the US, and later served from Canada. James married, about 1919,
Mary Edwards, probably in Canada. Mary, from Bury, Lancashire, England was born about 1891, daughter of William
Edwards. They moved to Rome, New York about 1921 where James was superintendent of the Rome Scrap Steel Mill. They had two
sons. Mary died 27th Dec 1974 and James died 26th Dec 1980. Both are buried in Rome Cemetery.
- Peter Harcus Marwick, b. 20th May 1890. Peter immigrated to the US, arriving at Ellis Island 9th Dec 1912.
His occupation according to the ship's manifest was blacksmith. He too, went to New Britain, Connecticut, and later went to
Hamilton, Ontario. He served for three months with the 91st Highlanders Regiment, probably about 1915, and was in Glasgow
during this time. In 1917 and1918 he served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was wounded in France shortly before the
war ended. He married Marion Church Cotter Solmes (b. 14th June 1883) in Hamilton, her second marriage. They had two
sons. Peter worked at the steel mill for about two years after the war but was forced to retire because of his war injuries.
He died 20th Dec 1958 and Marion died 21st May 1962. Both are buried in Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton.
- Mary Baikie Marwick, b. about 1891, d. 21st Nov 1893, age 2
- Margaret Harcus Marwick, b. 1895, d. 6th Oct 1895, age 8 months
- George Ritchie Drever Marwick, b. 26th Dec 1899. George was married in Cambuslang, near Glasgow, 15th Nov
1919 to Elizabeth Murray Stevenson. Elizabeth was born 17th Nov 1899 in Kilsyth. George immigrated to Canada with
his parents and younger sister in 1920; his wife followed the next year after the birth of their first child. George and
Elizabeth had six children. They lived in Hamilton, Ontario, and George worked for the Stanley Steel Co. where other family
members worked. He died 10th Mar 1968. He and Elizabeth are buried in Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton.
- Ethel St. Clair Marwick, b. 3 Dec 1902, St. Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney. She went to Hamilton,
Ontario with her parents in 1920. She married Thomas Urquart Galloway with whom she had five children. Ethel and
Thomas are buried at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Hamilton.
James was a blacksmith. The family lived on Victoria Street, Kirkwall until about 1901 when they moved to St. Margaret's
Hope. They later moved to Cambuslang where they were by 1911 when James emigrated. In Cambuslang James had a blacksmith
business that employed several people. After World War I, son James and/or his brother Peter visited their parents and
convinced them to come to Canada. In 1920 they went to Hamilton where the rest of the family were living, including James'
brother David. James died in 1932, and Jane died after. Both are buried in Hamilton Cemetery.