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04-Aug-01, 09:45
I am looking for any information about my WRIGHT family which lived in Canisbay and then South Ness, Walls. They are James Wright (b 1794 Canisbay) and Janet DONALDSON (b abt 1800 Halkirk). James' parents were James and Elizabeth Green (m 4 December 1788 Canisbay)and his grandparents were John and Isobel Dunnet.(Canisbay).

All James Wright and Janet Donaldson's children were born in South Ness. They were Elizabeth (b abt 1821), Williamnina ( 17 July 1837), Robert (b 24 November 1823), Thomas (b Abt 1824), Adam (Abt 1828) and William (b 9 January 1831). William left Orkney and next appears in Calcutta. Did Robert and Thomas also go to India? Does anyone know anything about anyone in this family??

Any help would be greatly appreciated. William is my G Grandfather.Thank you.

Susan Simmons (Wright)