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THe Wallace family

This is a picture of my ancestors, the Wallace family, taken in about 1900. It shows Henry Taylor Wallace (Lighthouse Keeper) and wife Mary Charleson. Their daughter Mary Adair Wallace maried into the MIllar family.
I am trying to find which lighthouses in and around Orkney Henry was stationed at? If you can help me it would be much apreciated. Thanks in advance. Graham Millar.
Picture added on 23 May 2012 at 07:57
In the 1891 census the family is at West Lighthouse, Graemsay. The children (Isabella, Henrietta, Daniel and Andrew) are listed as being born in the Isle of Man with the exception of William who was born in Edinburgh. In 1901 they were at South Ronaldsay but only Isabella and Henrietta are listed (age 20 and 16).
Added by Jackie Harrison on 23 May 2012
Great stuff, thanks for the information.
I guess this dates this photo a bit earlier than 1900, maybe 1890? Isabella looks to be about 10 years old in the picture?
Added by Graham Millar on 05 June 2012
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