☰ Quivis - whoever, whatever
Quivis now focusses on my LINKLATER forebears, including Boissard, Soundy, Melville, Bell, Irvine, McLelland, Flint, and Roxburgh. My GEDCOM contains records of approximately 300 individuals bearing some 80 different surnames and extends back to the mid-18th C. The more general background and historical information on Orkney now has its own section; see next para. My paternal grandfather and great-grandfather, Arthur David and James Stevens Linklater respectively, have sections to themselves - see paras at right.
Orkney now has its own separate patch. In order to make navigation simpler I have separated the genealogical stuff about Linklater [see above] from the more general topographical and historical pages about Orkney which now have their own menu. See
Orkney Timeline is a pay-to-download PDF summary of major events in Orkney over the last 380 million years. It is formatted to print as an A5 booklet, i.e. twelve A5 sheets printed on both sides which, when folded in half, form a pocket-sized booklet of 48 pps plus illustrated cover. Ideal for revision in the pub. An A4 map with the principle sites mentioned in the text is included. Costs a quid - if you know what that is.
The Life of Captain ARTHUR DAVID LINKLATER [b.1879 d.1955], my grandfather, together with his Sailing Journals covering three voyages as an apprentice aboard the barque ‘BRITISH PRINCESS’ 1895-1900. There is a lot of background information on the great age of sail, pilotage of the River Hooghli, Cape Horn, a nautical glossary and much else besides. As the Journals are unpublished, access to the bulk of them is restricted to immediate family.
Documents in my possession relating to the Island of HERM under the ownership of JAMES STEVENS LINKLATER from 1884-9. James Stevens Linklater [b.1850 d.1899] was Arthur David Linklater's father, my great-grandfather and the last of my immediate ancestors to be born and raised in Orkney.
TURNERY & TREEN - the bulk of what was Designlink. Mainly things wooden, especially turnery and bowls made by me from green apple (see KILVERT for the ‘how’), and calligraphy and heraldry on wood. But I now find myself increasingly in sympathy with the opening of Eliot's ‘Ash-Wednesday’ see
Clicking ☰ at the head of any page will display relevant navigation. There are also some subjects listed in the menu not dealt with in the foregoing paragraphs.
If you were looking for DESIGNLINK but couldn't find what you were looking for that's because Designlink is a shadow of its former self. What was Designlink is now QUIVIS. For Turnery & Treen use the link above.