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Two survivors

John Omand, Lobers, Hoxa, South Ronaldsay (on left) and
George Sinclair (Sodger), St. Margaret's Hope.
Both men were survivors of the 1890 gale in which 85 fishermen were lost.
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Picture added on 29 October 2008
Comments:
Can any one give me information as to the parents of George. My Sinclair's came from South Ronaldsay. I am in the process of collecting information on as many Sinclair families as I can as I am sure we are all connected in one way or another. It will be a little while before the site is open to everyone, but any one who provides information will be given a link to have a sneaky peek.


Added by William Sinclair on 31 October 2008
This photo is an altered copy of the original which appeared in The Orkney Herald on Tuesday 20th March 1951. The original included Mr Omand's horse and cart and didn't have any boats in the background.
George Sinclair was born in Wick. His parents were George Sinclair and Christina Harper. He moved from Wick to St Margaret's Hope a few years after 1914, which was the year his youngest son (my father) was born, also in Wick.

Added by Billy Sinclair on 24 November 2008
Hi Bill

You are far too clever with these pictures.

William Sinclair
Added by William Sinclair on 24 November 2008
John Omand, Lobers, Hoxa, South Ronaldsay (on left)
Both men were survivors of the 1890 gale in which 85 fishermen were lost. Do you know any more about John Omand? My family was from Orkney.
Added by Shelley Omand on 03 November 2014
Here is something interesting.
John Omand's great grandson- William Symison married Isabella Sinclair. I wonder if Isabella was related to George Sinclair? (Her mother Jane Symison (nee Omand) was from South Ronaldsay.

www.raymillar.co.uk/pedigree.php?personID=I18236&tree=Eday1
Added by Shelley Omand on 03 November 2014
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