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Family of Henry SUTHERLAND and Ann FLETT

Husband: Henry SUTHERLAND (1798-1865)
Wife: Ann FLETT (1799-aft1865)
Children: Elizabeth SUTHERLAND (c. 1821- )
Ann SUTHERLAND (c. 1827- )
Jannet SUTHERLAND (c. 1830- )
Mary SUTHERLAND (c. 1833-1920)

Husband: Henry SUTHERLAND

Name: Henry SUTHERLAND
Sex: Male
Father: Henry SUTHERLAND ( - )
Mother: Jean LYALL ( - )
Cause of Death: Arthisis Pulmonalis (3 years)
Note: I suspect he worked at the Flagstone works in Castletown

Recorded as labourer, stoneworks in 1841 census

Recorded as labourer in 1851 census.

Also recorded in 1851 census living with them on Castletown Sibmister Road is a grand-daughter, Elisabeth McKay, age 1, born in Olrig.
Presumably a lodger, George Hercus, a mason age 40 is recorded at the same address in 1841 census

Death register entry records him as stone dresser and his father as mason (master)
Birth 8 Mar 1798 Olrig, Caithness
Occupation Labourer, Stone Cutter1
Death 28 Aug 1865 (age 67) Castletown, Olrig, Caithness2
Cause: Arthisis Pulmonalis (3 years)

Wife: Ann FLETT

Name: Ann FLETT2,3,4
Sex: Female
Father: John FLETT ( - )
Mother: Molly CARD ( - )
Note: 1851 census gives age as 51 and place of birth as Orkney.
1841 census gives age as 40 and birthplace as outside of county.

This makes the most likely candidates for parents as John Flett and Molly Card - place of birth being Stromness in 1799 - which funnily enough is Mabel's suggested date!
Birth 27 Nov 1799 Stromness, Orkney
Death aft 1865 (age 65-66)

Child 1: Elizabeth SUTHERLAND

Name: Elizabeth SUTHERLAND
Sex: Female
Spouse: Donald MCKAY ( - )
Children: Elizabeth MCKAY (c. 1850- )
Note: Born outside of Caithness according to 1841 census
Birth c. 1821

Child 2: Ann SUTHERLAND

Name: Ann SUTHERLAND
Sex: Female
Birth c. 1827 Caithness

Child 3: Jannet SUTHERLAND

Name: Jannet SUTHERLAND
Sex: Female
Birth c. 1830 Caithness

Child 4: Mary SUTHERLAND

Name: Mary SUTHERLAND5
Sex: Female
Spouse: David CORMACK (1826-1892)
Cause of Death: Valvular disease of heart, old age
Children: Mary Ann CORMACK (1853-1924)
Alexander CORMACK (1857-1928)
Henry Sutherland CORMACK (1868-1876)
Birth c. 1833 Caithness
Death 18 Feb 1920 (age 86-87) Castletown, Olrig, Caithness
Cause: Valvular disease of heart, old age

Note on Marriage

There is a marriage of an Ann Flett to Hendrey Sutherland in 1819 in Firth and Stennes on Orkney. This is so far the only possibility I've found.

Note on Husband: Henry SUTHERLAND

I suspect he worked at the Flagstone works in Castletown

 

Recorded as labourer, stoneworks in 1841 census

 

Recorded as labourer in 1851 census.

 

Also recorded in 1851 census living with them on Castletown Sibmister Road is a grand-daughter, Elisabeth McKay, age 1, born in Olrig.

Presumably a lodger, George Hercus, a mason age 40 is recorded at the same address in 1841 census

 

Death register entry records him as stone dresser and his father as mason (master)

Note on Wife: Ann FLETT

1851 census gives age as 51 and place of birth as Orkney.

1841 census gives age as 40 and birthplace as outside of county.

 

This makes the most likely candidates for parents as John Flett and Molly Card - place of birth being Stromness in 1799 - which funnily enough is Mabel's suggested date!

Note on Child 1: Elizabeth SUTHERLAND

Born outside of Caithness according to 1841 census

Sources

1"1851 Census".
2"Henry Sutherland Death Cert".
3Mabel Bruce, "Mabel's notes".
4From informattion in Mabel Bruce's notes
5"Mary Ann Cormack Birth Record".