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Introduction / Westray Grays / George Gray and Margaret Seatter / Robert Gray and Marion Meal / William Gray and Ann Sandison / Margaret Gray and David Logie / William Logie and Margaret Cooper

Mary Logie and James Scott Drever

Mary Logie was the only known child of William Logie and Margaret Cooper, and was born in Westray on 4th January 1850. It is not known what became of her parents, but she apparently lived at Upper Damaquoy, Westray, with her paternal grandparents, David Logie and Margaret Gray. Certainly she was recorded at Upper Damaquoy in the 1851, 1861, and 1871 censuses.

On 20th June 1873, Mary married James Scott Drever (born about 1854, a labourer, son of William Drever and Catherine Rendall of Gretna Green, Westray). They had the following known children, all born in Westray:

  • Margaret Drever, born 26th February 1874. She married Joseph McCartney.
  • William Drever, born in 1876, and died in 1949. He married Jane Pirie.
  • Mary Drever, born in 1878, and died in 1965. She married Alexander Nicholson.
  • David Drever, born in 1884, and died in 1963. He married Mary Ann Miller.

James and Mary were at Upper Damaquoy in the 1881, 1891, and 1901 censuses, and seem to have stayed there all their lives, since Mary died there in 1933.

The gravestone inscription for this family reads:

James Scott Drever
In Loving Memory
Of His Beloved Wife
Mary Logie
Who Died At Upper Damaquoy
On 23rd July 1933
Aged 83 Years
Also The Above
James Scott Drever
Died 11th Novr 1937 Aged 83 Years
Also Their Son In Law
Alexander Nicholson
Died As A Result Of An Accident
19th July 1933 Aged 57 Years
And His Wife
Mary Logie Drever
Who Died 11th Jan 1965
Aged 87 Years

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