Janet Fea was born 22nd May 1825, on Stronsay, the first child of James Fea and Margaret Sinclair. She appears in the 1841 and 1851 censuses with the family at Newbiggin in Stronsay. In 1851 she listed her occupation as Strawplaiter. She married James Sinclair (b. 18th August 1822) on 24th April 1851. James was son of Edward Sinclair and Margaret Miller.
They lived at Burrogate, Stronsay, where their eight children were born:
James listed his occupation as Fisherman in 1881. His death certificate states he was a farmer.
Janet died 25th May, 1897 on Stronsay. James died 27th February, 1906, aged 84 years.