There are a number of references to Feas in Birsay, Orkney. While it is likely that these trace back to the Feas in the North Isles of Stronsay and Sanday, the connection is not known.
There are two lines of Feas which have been traced back to Feas in Birsay: the descendants of James Fea of Boardhouse, who has a son, Robert Fea (b. 1710), and those of Peter Fea (b. 6th September 1764) and Ann Medd. Links between these Birsay Feas and to other Birsay Feas for which there are references have not been confirmed. There is a possibility that Peter Fea is descended from James Fea of Boardhouse and his wife, Janet Nisbet.
These Fea families are quite early and there is only one reference to the family in the census. That is in 1841:
Walkerhouse, The Barony, Birsay
|Born - Orkney
There are a few Birsay Feas births in the IGI:
No 354, Stromness
This may well be the Margaret Fea born in Birsay. James Flett and Margaret Fea married in 1804 and like many, had a large family. The following births can be found in the IGI:
No further research has been done on this Fea \ Flett line although it is known that Jannet Flett married James Moar (b. 1817) in 1845 and they emigrated to Australia.