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Picture added on 04 May 2009
I have the names of all the above members if anyone is interested.
They are too numerous to type up here.
Added by Rae on 18 May 2009
I would be very grateful if you would send me the names of the people in picture #20053. I think one of the ladies may be Mrs Mary Spence, Pow, Costa, Evie and her sisters are Rosa Johnston and Edith Kirkness.
Added by Brian Linklater on 19 May 2009
Living in Amersham Bucks I saw the picture #20053 and think that I can pick out a face called Mary Spence of Pow Costa Evie who had family at Northside Birsay namely sisters Rosa Johnstone and Edith Kirkness. Could you send me the list of names? Thank you Brian Linklater
Added by Brian Linklater on 20 May 2009
My ancesters came from Doverhouse Birsay. My grandfather was Alexander Spence, his father and mother were Alexander and Andrina Spence.
My great great grandparents were John and Margaret Spence, all from Doverhouse. Could they be in this photo? I live in Australia and recently visited Orkney tracing my ancestry. All my history was destroyed when I was a child.
Any photos would be so precious to me.
Added by Suzanne Spence on 06 November 2010
Back row, 4th. from right is Ada Spence (Phillips)
2nd. row, 1st. on right Jane (Jennie) Spence
Both from Doverhouse.
Added by Rae Phillips on 08 November 2010
Suzanne - my husband is also descended from John and Margaret Spence of Doverhouse. I would be delighted if you got in touch so that we could exchange information.
Added by Cathleen Spence on 13 November 2010
My granny is in the front row 3rd from the left, Elsie Spence (Brown)
Added by Kelly Drever on 20 November 2017
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