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Barbara Fea and Josiah Shurie

Barbara Slater Fea was James & Margaret's second daughter, born in Stronsay on 4th October 1832 and baptised on 28th October, 1832. Before her marriage she was a domestic servant and in 1851 was with John & Margaret Hepburn.

She married Josiah Passmore Shurie on 22nd May, 1862, at Crantit, Kirkwall. Josiah was the son of John Shurie and Ann Rendall. Josiah was born in the parish of Evie in 1837 or 1838 . He was a Stonemason and in 1862, was living in Kirkwall with his parents.

Barbara and Josiah lived in Bridge Street, Kirkwall for several years, then in Edinburgh, before migrating to Canada where they lived first in Rockland, Ontario, then in Trenton, Ontario. Josiah initially moved to Canada alone and then returned to Edinburgh in 1872 to accompany Barbara and their children to their new home. (Source: Obituary of Barbara Fea)

Barbara and Josiah were actively involved with St. Andrew's (Catholic) Church, Trenton, where Josiah was for many years an Elder and then the senior member of Session.

Barbara died on 20 December 1913 in Trenton. Josiah died 5 years later, on 29 March 1918, also in Trenton.

Barbara and Josiah had nine sons and one daughter:

  • Thomas Scott Shurie, born 9th June, 1863, Kirkwall. He died in 1886.
  • William Spence Shurie, born 20th January, 1865, at Bridge Street, Kirkwall, He died on 9th July, 1868, aged 3 years of tabesaller enterica (measles)
  • Josiah Sinclair Shurie, born 18th December 1866 at Bridge Street, Kirkwall. Josiah moved to Ontario, Canada, married twice and had two children. He died in January 1954.
  • Andrew Sinclair Shurie, born 29th October, 1869, (1867?) Scotland. Died 24th February, 1950 or 29 October 1952. He married Naomi Adella Wallace (1870-1966) and they had three children.
  • James Stewart Shurie, born 13th January, 1870, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Moved to Trenton, Ontario where he married Marian / Marion Elizabeth Bond and they had one daughter. He died on 9 July 1934.
  • Margaret A Shurie, born 1871. Died before her mother, Barbara, died in 1913 (Source: Obituary of Barbara Fea)
    Triplets born in 1872 who all died in 1873 from scarlet fever:
  • Watson Bain Shurie
  • John Alexander Shurie
  • Robert Cumming Shurie
  • John S Shurie who living in Wellington, Canada when his mother died in 1913. (Source: Obituary of Barbara Fea)

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