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Board Name: Scotland Genealogy
Archie Phillips Winnipeg, MB Canada Feb 24, 2001
John Philp or Phillips-I'm looking for the descendents of John Philp(b:1815) who married Margaret Spence(b:1811) in 1839, Birsay, Orkney Islands.

They had eight kids, and they lived at Newbigging, and a place called Skedge, Birsay, Orkney Islands. The kids that I have traced are:
(all births and marriages are in Birsay, Orkney Islands)

Helen Philp(b:1840)married Peter Johnston in 1863.

William Philp(b:1842),moved to Canada in 1862 as an employee of the HBC, it was at this time he chagned his name to "Phillips". William married Charlotte Lambert in 1866 at Fort Ellice and they had eleven kids. Their kids were Jack, Margaret married Joe Kirkness, Nellie married Charlie Eden, Jemima married Albert Settee, Catherine married Willie Taylor, Archibald married Katie Hourie, Annie married Malcolm McRae, Joseph, Alex or Tom, Christine married Perk Pearson.

Isabel Kirkness Philp(b:1849) moved to Canada, I don't think she ever married.

John Spence Philp(b:1846), status unknown

Margaret Taylor Philp(1844), Status unknown

Mary Spence Philp(b:1848), married Thomas Philp in 1871

Jean Moar Philp(b;1851), married William Harper in 1875

Jamina Philp(b:1855), status unknown

If there were other childern, unknown.

I'm trying to find out what happened to John and Margaret and the rest of the family?

I have found out that Helen was living with her uncle and aunt in 1851. So something must have happened to her family.

(John Philp's parents were: William Philp (b:1778) and Jean Folster(b:1780) and they were married in 1807)
(Margaret Spence's parents were: William Spence and Hannah Mowat)


William's parents were, George Philp(1749) and Catherine Taylor(1753) and they married 1775

So any information will be most welcomed.


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