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Board Name: Scotland Genealogy
Archie Phillips Winnipeg, MB Canada Jul 26, 2001
Up date of previous query: 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 were living at a place called 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". Wiliam married Charlotte Lambert in 1866 at Fort Pelly and they had eleven kids. Their kids were Jack, Margaret she married Joe Kirkness, Nellie married Charlie Eden, Jemima married Albert Settee, Catherine married Willie Taylor, Archibald, 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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