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Operators of Finstown Mill
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Operators of Finstown Mill

Date estimated. Marion writes: 'Answer to question re picture #761 - the mill at Finstown and who ran it, etc. Attached is pic of Tommy Paterson Harcus of Westray [1886 - 1961] and wife Sarah Jane Shearer of Eday who ran the mill.'

Picture added on 05 October 2005
This is a picture my grandparents but it is more likely to be 1950 or slightly before.
Added by Morgan Harcus on 13 February 2006
Tam o' the mill, as my father called him, was my father's uncle from Quoylet in Westray. His mother was a Paterson from Dogtoo, I believe, hence his middle name.
Added by Laurence Norquay on 12 September 2009
Tam o' the Mill was indeed Thomas Paterson Harcus of Quoylet, Westray. His parents were George Harcus of Dogtoo, Westray and Betsy Paterson of Tifter, Westray. Betsy was the sister of my great grandmother.
Added by Marion Mcleod on 15 September 2009
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