Letter From David Traill to His Sister
7th July 1719

The visit of Patrick Traill and his "other" wife to Orkney is mentioned in from a letter dated 7th 1719 from his brother, David Traill, to his sister:

....My brother Patrick's wife is along with him, who seems to be a sensible discreet woman.  My only fear is that B.F. come here and plague people betwixt them.  I wisch the Lord would either put her in a pacable temper, or else remove her from being a scourge to my dear brother....

Merchant Lairds of Long Ago- Part I (1936), Hugh Marwick, p95