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Elizabeth Allan and James Scott

Elizabeth Allan, daughter of John Allan and Elizabeth Balfour was baptised on Westray on 26th August 1857. In the 1881 census, she was living at Greeno 'Halbreck with her maternal grandmother, Hannah (Mary) Balfour. In 1887, Elizabeth married James Scott. In 1891 they were living at Newbigging No.2, and in 1901 they were living at 9 Gill Pier and James was the Harbourmaster.

Elizabeth and James had at least six children:

  • John William Scott, b. about 1889, drowned 8th March 1907, age 19
  • Elizabeth Scott, b. about 1893
  • James Scott, b. about 1895 who married Davina Rendall Meil, the daughter of John Meil and Jean Rendall
  • Adamina Scott, b. about 1896
  • Thomas Scott, b. about 1898
  • Anne Victoria Scott, b. about 1901

Elizabeth died on 30th April 1906, at age 48. The gravestone in memory of her and James reads as follows:

In Memoriam

Erected by
James Scott
Harbour Master
In memory of his beloved wife
Elizabeth Balfour Allan
who departed this life
30 April 1906 aged 48 years
also their son
John William
who was drowned
by the loss of the
Schooner Jack Snipe
of Kirkwall
on 8th March 1907
aged 19 years
also the above
James Scott
who died 22nd Feby 1938
aged 75 years.

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