Martha Fea and Robert Strong

Martha Fea (chr 6th December 1774) was one of the daughters of Magnus Fea and his third wife, Margaret Hay.

She married Robert Strong (b. 1765), the son of John Strong and Janet Calder from Virkie, Dunrossness. They had a large family:

From the place of birth of the children, the family appear to have left Lerwick, Shetland and moved to England. This could well have been the Hull area where Fea relations had been established for some time.

The family moved back to Scotland and North Leith where Charlotte Strong was born.

Martha and three of her daughters appear in the 1841 census in South Leith.

Spence Place, South Leith
Age Occupation Born
Martha Strong 65 years Dressmaker Scotland
Margt Strong 40 years Dressmaker Scotland
Janet Strong 35 years Dressmaker Scotland
Martha Strong 25 years Dressmaker England

Robert died in Edinburgh. Martha died in 1847 in Scotland, also most likely Edinburgh.