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This photo of the old lady is Margaret Shearer one time of Harrowdale , Stronsay. She was 93 at the time of this picture and lived to 99. She married James Croy and her daughter, also Margaret, married Thomas Peace my mothers uncle. The picture was thought to have been taken at Valdigar in Holm, home of her daughter.
Hope this is of interest to someone in Stronsay.
P.S. The peedie boy is me. Ian Cameron.
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Picture added on 23 January 2009
More thought provocation. I just discovered today that my paternal grandfather's maternal grandfather, James Shearer, came from Stronsay!
Added by Sumteeik on 24 January 2009
James Croy was a brother of my gt gt grandfather. I would be interested in more info about this branch of the family.
Added by Cathleen Spence on 26 January 2009
My great grandfather was William Croy. He built the new end on Harradale when he got married in 1863. He was the son of James Croy and Jane Croy. James Croy was a weaver
Added by Jim Cooper on 01 February 2009
Info. for researchers of Croys and Shearers.
St Olaf's Cemetery.
In Loving Memory of Margaret Shearer who died at Valdigar, Holm 18th. Aug 1938 aged 99 years. Also her husband James Croy who died in Stronsay Feb 1897 aged 75 years.
Ian Cameron.

Added by Ian Cameron on 03 February 2009
My great-great grandfather was James Croy, and Margaret, pictured above was his second wife. Are there any photos of James Croy or any of his son James Moodie Croy (b:27.02.1862) or of the croft Harrowdale? I would be most interested to view any. Really thrilled to have seen this photo, thank you.
Added by Heather Nicholson on 01 March 2012
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