Barbara Fea, the daughter of James Fea and Helen Goar, married twice: James Young and Donald Hume.
James Young was born in 1813 and they lived at Stove in Sanday at the time of the 1841 census
|1841 Census - Stove|
|James Young||Aged 25 years||Farmer||b. Scotland|
|Barbara Young||Aged 25 years||b. Orkney|
|Agnes Young||Aged 20 years||b. Orkney|
|William Metland||Aged 20 years||b. Scotland|
|Ruth McKenzie||Aged 15 years||b. Scotland|
|Mary Muir||Aged 20 years||b. Orkney|
|Betsy Drummond||Aged 15 years||b. Orkney|
James appears to have been born outside of Orkney. Stove was, of course, an old Fea property and a more important estate than that of Clestrain in Stronsay in the 18th century. It had long passed out of Fea hands, by this time.
James Young died in an boating accident in 1849.
Erected by his widow
who died 23rd Feb 1849
by the upsetting of _____
in Eday Sound.
Aged 36 years
Donald Hume was the second husband of Barbara Fea. He came from Caithness. They farmed at Hunton on the neighbouring island of Stronsay and can be found there at the time of the 1861 census.
|1861 Census - Hunton, Stronsay|
|Donald Hume||Head||Aged 39 years||Farmer||b. Caithness, Bonar|
|Barbara Hume||Wife||Aged 35 years||Farmer's wife||b. Sanday - Cross|
|James Hume||Son||Aged 6 years||Scholar||b. Sanday - Cross|
|Helen Fea||MinL||Aged 72 years||Farmer's widow||b. Sanday - Cross|
|Betsy Wallace||Serv||Aged 24 years||House maid||b. Sanday - Cross|
|Barbara Peace||Serv||Aged 21 years||Dairy maid||b. Stronsay|
|John Morrison||Serv||Aged 18 years||Ploughman||b. Latheron, Caithness|
|John Irvine||Serv||Aged 18 years||Ploughman||b. Sanday - Cross|
|James Chalmers||Serv||Aged 11 years||Cowhand||b. Sanday - Cross|
They must have been fairly well to do as the census indicates that Donald Hume farmed 250 acres at Hunton and employed 6 labourers and 1 boy. Note that Barbara Fea's mother, Helen Goar, was still alive and staying with them. She died the following year.
The farm had expanded by the time of the 1871 census for Donald Hume is described as a farmer of 300 acres of which 260 acres are arable. He then employed 9 labourers and 1 boy.
Barbara Fea and James Young had a son, James John Hume b. 31st January 1855 in the Cross and Burness parish of Sanday.
From the 1871 census, we can determine that Donald Hume was married previously for there is a daughter, Jessie Hume who is aged 26 years, staying at Hunton.
|1871 Census - Hunton, Stronsay|
|Donald Hume||Head||Aged 50 years||Farmer||b. Caithness, Watten|
|Barbara Hume||Wife||Aged 55 years||b. Sanday - Cross & Burness|
|James John Hume||Son||Aged 16 years||b. Sanday - C & B|
|Jessie Hume||Dau||Aged 26 years||b. Caithness, Latheron|
|Douglas Fotheringham||Serv.||Aged 16 years||Gen.dom serv||b. Stronsay|
Barbara Fea's second husband,Donald Hume, died in 1886.
farmer Hutton, Stronsay
1821 - 1886
Erected by his
Barbara Fea is likely to have died prior to the 1891 census for at that time, her son James John Hume is continuing to farm at Hunton in Stronsay. He has married and has a daughter, Mary.
|1891 Census - Hunton, Stronsay|
|James John Hume||Head||Aged 36 years||Farmer||b. Sanday|
|Janet O G Hume||Wife||Aged 31 years||b. Stronsay|
|Mary B F Hume||Dau||Aged 3 years||b. Stronsay|
|William D S F Smith||Border||Aged 20 years||Engineer||b. Manchester|
|Jessie Irvine||Serv||Aged 29 years||Gen. dom serv||b. Stronsay|
|Mary Meil||Serv||Aged 17 years||Dairy maid||b. Eday|