Introduction / Families / Groat
William Drever Groat and Jessie Ann Hume
William Groat and his wife Jessie Hume were at Cott for about nine years from around 1924. He was from Papa Westray and the son of Stewart Groat and Ann Drever from Quoys, Papa Westray. He was brought up by his aunts, Jemima and Christina Drever at the Ness, Papa Westray and appears there in the 1891 and 1901 census.
William and Jessie married in South Leith in 1910. They had four children:
Each of William and Jessie’s children attended the Pharay School for a time. Their son William was in his second year of schooling when the family left in November 1933 for Papa Westray.
The family were at Stripes and subsequently at the Ness in Papa Westray following the death of William’s aunts.
William died in Papa Westray on 19th April 1947. Jessie died on 20th June 1961 at the age of seventy eight.