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George Allan was born about 1822 based on census records. His birth is not recorded in the Westray OPR. He was the son of William Allan and Ann Drever, and his mother died soon after his birth or perhaps even at his birth.
(2) Jean Cooper
(3) Betsy Stout
At the 1841 census George was living with his family at Sponess and on 11th December he married his first wife, Ann Groat. George and Ann had at least three children:
In 1851 George and Ann were living at Little House with their two daughters and Ann's 94 year old father Thomas Groat. Ann died on 21st April 1855.
George married for the second time on 23rd November 1855. Jean (Jane) Cooper was the daughter of James Cooper and Barbara Harcus. They had a daughter:
In 1861, George was living at East Thorn with his three daughters, wife Jean, and Jean's mother. George lived there the rest of his life and was a farmer. Jean died on 26th November 1898 at age 76.
George married the third time, a widow Betsy Stout, in 1901. He died on 3rd January 1910.
There are several gravestones in memory of this family on Westray: