John LINKLATER John Beaton LINKLATER Margaret LINKLATER Ann MERRIMAN Jacob LINKLATER William LINKLATER Jessie LINKLATER Carolina LINKLATER Alexander LINKLATER Ann LINKLATER Ann THOMSON treeI343.gif

James LINKLATER

1839 - 4th Feb 1914

Life History

1839

Born in Stromness, Orkney

1861

Married Ann MERRIMAN in Stromness, Orkney

Info from Brian Chalmers OFHS

4th Feb 1914

Died

EVELYN: James Ernest Linklater - (Jim) - was our childhood's companion, one year older than Naena. Mother always had him to spend his holidays with us at Sylvan House, [possibly their place at Gullane] and he came every Friday afternoon, every week to us at Gloucester Place, for tea and supper. He was almost like a brother when we were children, and when he was a young man, just before the 1914 war, he spent nearly three mouths with us at Aunt Celie's house In Kinross, after he had had a rather serious illness.

He served in France as a stretcher bearer. His best friend, Barkley Gibb was killed. He married Nan Patrick and got a job with Thompson & Brown Bros. Motor Accessories in Glasgow -a very good firm indeed. He stayed with them till he retired. He and Nan lived in Glasgow and still do. They have just spent a year in Australia, Queensland with Barkley (his eldest son) who married a Sydney girl. We hope they will spend a few days with us on their return, before going to Scotland.

Margaret Amelia, their only daughter is married and has an adopted daughter. She had a serious operation soon after her marriage, and can have no children of her own. Barkley went into the Merchant Service, but has now left the sea for a land job in Brisbane. He has three children. Patrick, the youngest, is also married and is an accountant in Glasgow, with two ? children.

Dick always referred to him as ‘Uncle Jim’.