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Hugh MORWICK b. about 1823 Orkney - parents Hugh & Elizabeth

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I'm seeking information about Hugh MORWICK born about 1823 Orkney - parents Hugh & Elizabeth SCARTHE

This is a copy of a marriage entry:

Morwick Hugh 1823 OKI,SCT Hugh Morwick/Elizabeth Scarthe Elizabeth Beck NSW AUS 9 Dec 1854 712

Beck Elizabeth 1 May 1816 London,MDX Robert Beck/Elizabeth Davies Hugh Morwick NSW AUS 9 Dec 1854 712

I don't know when he arrived in Australia or if he travelled with any family.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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MORWICK Hugh
Age: 30
Vessel: Caspar
Status: C [crew]
Date of arrival: 27/11/1854
Port of departure: Valparaiso
Remarks: 1st Mate, Scotland

H MORWICK from Moreton Bay (Qld) arriving in NSW 3/9/1855 aboard the same vessel. Status code is M ['Master'].

With the marriage on 9 Dec 1854 it either had to be in Qld. or on board the vessel??
 

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Have a look and see what you think.

1841

Civil parish Shapinsay
County Orkney and Shetland
Address Shoreside

Magnus Williamson age 25
Jane Williamson age 25
Hugh Morwick age 15 occ carpenter app born Orkney and Shetland
Robert Mainland age 15
John Work age 15

1851

Civil parish Rendall
County Orkney
Address Millbridge

Hugh Morwick age 56 occ farmer (2o acres employing 2 labourers and 1 boy)
born Rendall,Orkney
Elizabeth Morwick wife age 55 born Rendall Orkney
Margaret Morwick dau age 14 born Rendall Orkney
John Oman servant
Mary Newland servant
David Scott servant

Civil parish Durris
County Kincardineshire
Address Rincliie

Charles Ferrier
Alison Ferrier
Elisabeth Ferrier
Hugh Morwick age 24 occ ag lab born Kendal Orkneyshire, whether this is the same as in 1841
George Rop

Then theres this one in 1861 who could be one or both from 1841/51

Civil parish Liverpool
RD Liverpool
Sub RD Islington

Sarah Copleton
Eliza Clark
Mary Clark
Richard Clark
Mary A Quin
Elizabeth Kinder
Margaret S Kinder
Hugh Morwick age 38 boorn Orkney occ (looks like Mariners Master?)
Antoni Depusa

Then there are these with the spelling Marwick

Civil parish Rendall
County Orkney and Shetland
Address Township of Ibister

Hugh Marwick age 45 occ ag lab born Orkney and Shetland
Elizabeth Marwick age 45 born Orkney and Shetland
James Marwick age 14
George Marwick age 10
Margaret Marwick age 4
Cecilia Louttit age 35

Civil parish Rendall
Address North End

Magnus Marwick age 45 occ ag lab
Catherine Marwick age 45
Hugh Marwick age 15 born Orkney and Shetland
Magnus Marwick age 13
Betsy Marwick age 10
David Marwick age 8
Ann Marwick age 6

Civil parish Rousay and Egilsay
Address Township of Wasbuster

Hugh Marwick age 13 occ ag lab born Orkney and Shetland
William Gibson
Janet Gibson
Ellen Craigie

The 1841 census dosnt give household relationships.
 
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Hello juliejtp,

Thank you for that info. I don't know the names of any of his siblings not the parish where he was born. I may be able to find the latter.

In the 1851 census Hugh is not listed with daughter Margaret so that one looks like a lodger.

His age in the 1861 one fits perfectly.


http://www.cursiter.com/txt-exe-files/Marwick.txt
I've checked the MARWICK and can't find a Hugh with mother Elizabeth Scarthe (including variations). This is the closest:

Hugh MARWICK (M) b. 2 Jan 1822 Evie And Rendall, Orkney
Father: Hugh MARWICK Mother: Elizabeth SEATTER


Ship "Beautiful Star" 1867 Apr 24 Master's Certificate No. 88 issued to Hugh MORWICK; examined by Trinity House, Deptford on Strond (3)

WOONONA of Sydney, HUGH MORWICK, Master, Burthen 404 Tons from the Port of WARNAMBOOL to SYDNEY, New South Wales, 22nd Feb. 1876

Every reference I find for Hugh as a ship's Master has MORWICK but that is not to say his parents may not have been MARWICK as that is more common in Orkney.

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Hello juliejtp,

This one is turning out to be a real puzzle. The marriage says is was in NSW but I can't find the registration of the marriage anywhere in Australia and I can't find the birth of two children either.

These are the children I have found so far:

Robert H b. ? d. 1862 NSW

#1048/1862 MORWICK ROBERT H HUGH ELIZABETH SYDNEY

James b. d. 1903 NSW

#157/1903 MORWICK JAMES HUGH ELIZABETH SYDNEY

Clara E b. 1860 NSW d. 1860 NSW

#1892/1860 MORWICK CLARA E HUGH ELIZABETH SYDNEY
#1584/1860 MORWICK CLARA E HUGH ELIZABETH SYDNEY

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Hello juliejtp,

Thanks. I didn't know. I knew Elizabeth died in 1901 but I had not looked for Hugh getting married again at age 70! He died in 1906 and it looks as though his 2nd spouse died in 1932:

18618/1932 MORWICK ELIZABETH L THOMAS A MARTHA PETERSHAM

This one is too far out on a limb to spend money on. The few certificates I can afford will have to be BARRACLOUGH or ANGEL or LEWTON - actual GG or GGG grandparents.

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Hello juliejtp,

A postscript.

It is MARWICK which is more common in Orkney. And it is SCARTH not SCARTHE.

HUGH MARWICK Marriage: 20 Mar 1821 Evie And Rendall, Orkney, Scotland to Elizabeth Scarth.

02/01/1822 MARWICK HUGH HUGH MARWICK/ELIZABETH SCARTH FR237 M Evie and Rendall /ORKNEY 016/ 0020 0085

sibling:
20/09/1828 MARWICK JAMES HUGH MARWICK/ELIZABETH SCARTH FR237 M Evie and Rendall /ORKNEY 016/ 0020 0085

Now that we have the parish and a sibling it is easy to find the family in 1841 and 1851:

1841
Civil parish Rendall
County Orkney and Shetland
Address Township of Ibister

Hugh Marwick age 45 occ ag lab born Orkney
Elizabeth Marwick age 45 born Orkney
James Marwick age 14
George Marwick age 10
Margaret Marwick age 4

1851
Civil parish Rendall
County Orkney
Address Millbridge

Hugh Morwick age 56 occ farmer born Rendall,Orkney
Elizabeth Morwick wife age 55 born Rendall Orkney
Margaret Morwick dau age 14 born Rendall Orkney

Regards,

Dave
 

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