Hugh LINKLATER Marjory LINKLATER John LINKLATER Catherine LINKLATER Jannet LINKLATER John LINKLATER Peter LINKLATER James LINKLATER Thomas LINKLATER Janet LINAY William LINKLATER Robert LINKLATER David LINKLATER Jacob LINKLATER Helen Mary TOWERS Isabella LINKLATER Sibella LINKLATER James LINKLATER Catherine WILLSON treeI220.gif

Peter LINKLATER

4th Dec 1774 - 25th Mar 1855

Life History

4th Dec 1774

Born in Stromness, Orkney

12th Mar 1799

Married Janet LINAY in Stromness, Orkney

Info from Brian Chalmers, OFHS.

24th Jun 1799

Birth of daughter Catherine LINKLATER in Stromness, Orkney

18th Jan 1801

Birth of daughter Jannet LINKLATER in Windywalls, Kirbister, Stromness, Orkney

6th Oct 1802

Birth of son John LINKLATER in Windywalls, Kirbister, Stromness, Orkney

6th Dec 1804

Birth of son Peter LINKLATER in Windywalls, Kirbister, Stromness, Orkney

15th Dec 1806

Birth of son James LINKLATER in Windywalls, Kirbister, Stromness, Orkney

1811

Death of Janet LINAY

20th Apr 1811

Birth of son Thomas LINKLATER in Windywalls, Kirbister, Stromness, Orkney

30th Nov 1811

Married Helen Mary TOWERS in Stromness, Orkney

Info from Brian Chalmers, OFHS.

31st Jan 1813

Birth of son William LINKLATER in Windywalls, Kirbister, Stromness, Orkney

8th Mar 1814

Birth of son Robert LINKLATER in Windywalls, Kirbister, Stromness, Orkney.1

18th Aug 1815

Birth of son David LINKLATER in Windywalls, Kirbister, Stromness, Orkney

13th Apr 1817

Birth of son Jacob LINKLATER in Windywalls, Kirbister, Stromness, Orkney

30th Dec 1843

Death of daughter Catherine LINKLATER in Hoy, Orkney

25th Mar 1855

Died in Quoy or Asia, Kirbister, Stromness

PETER LINKLATER, son of Hugh Linklater and Catherine Willson, was born in 1774 in Stromness, he was married twice, first to Janet Linay and then to Helen Towers. He had six children to Janet and four to Helen. My [Brian Chalmers'] Gt-Gt-Grandmother Janet was one of the first family.

Peter was a farmer in Windywalls, Kirbister, Stromness in 1851; retired farmer in Africa, Kirbister. Died of “old age.” The late Willie Isbister, who had a record of old farm and field names in the area, referred to WINDYWAAS as a vanished house on the farm of Brettobreck that stood some 500-600 yards to the north of Kirbister School. On our old map the vanished farm above Blackhall was Appiehouse.

The above information came from Brian Chalmers. My family is from the second marriage to Helen Towers.

Many Orkney houses are called Windywa or Windywalls, names which need no explanation. In Scots a tramp was called ‘laird o Windywalls’. This must surely be one of the earliest Scots place-names to be introduced to Orkney since in Deerness in 1534 lived a man called Humphrey Wynndwyll who must have come from Windywalls in that parish. Gregor Lamb: Orcadiana