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William S Tait at Ingsay 1930
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William S Tait at Ingsay 1930

William S Tait at Ingsay 1930. William came to Ingsay from Stronsay in 1919. I am now the 4th generation to farm there.
Picture added on 16 April 2013 at 23:52
My father, Douglas Robertson, spent a lot of time at Ingsay as a schoolboy with his friend Tommy Chalmers - a nephew of Mrs Harvey, Quoydandy (nee Olaf Tait, of Ingsay). I think that would be one of this William Tait's daughters. We also knew George Tait when he farmed at The Banking near Oldmeldrum when Billy, Barrie and Ingrid were teenagers and visited Ingsay in George and Lillian's days there.
Many happy memories of fine people.
Added by Sheena Taylor on 23 April 2013
Ian,was there a Barbara in your family from Stronsay connected to the above William ? My great grandfather's (James Tait) sister Margaret Tait talked about her cousin Barbara from Stronsay.
Added by Roy Sinclair on 25 April 2013
Good to hear from you Sheena, my father still talks about Dougie Robertson very fondly. My father Barry retired from the farm 8 years ago but is still involved most days. He has very fond memories of the time they spent at the Banking and we visit the area regularly.
Added by Ian Tait on 26 April 2013
Yes Roy,William had 6 daughters and a son (George my grandfather). Barbara married a Learmonth from Pow in Sandwick.
Added by Ian Tait on 28 April 2013
And his family came to Orkney from Inkstack in Caithness where my uncle still farms so we are distant cousins
Added by Carolyn Buist (nee Flett) on 02 May 2013
They moved to Orkney farm Inkstack in Caithness where my uncle still farms so we are distant cousins.
Added by Carolyn Buist (nee Flett) on 02 May 2013
Ian and Carolyn, we'll all be related alright, nearly every Tait in Orkney will be. My cousin in Australia researched the Taits and told me of eight Tait brothers in Caithness some coming to Orkney and others to America,my other cousin in Canada hooked up to some off them, she said theres thousands of them!
Added by Roy Sinclair on 04 May 2013
I am currently writing monthly articles for the Orkney Farmer magazine based on W S Tait's diaries. The articles contain more information on our family history.
Added by Ian Tait on 13 May 2013
I am descended from a Tait from Caithness. George Tait married Ann Mowatt. The area I have listed is Wick/Watten area.
Anyone know of this family?
Added by Jane on 25 July 2014
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