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Name: Jemima Craigie
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1851
Gender: Female
Age: 1
Birthplace: Orkney
Registration District: Orkney
County: Orkney
Birth Year (Estimated): 1850
GS Film number: 1041491

This is curious:

Piece: SCT1851/25 Place: Rousay & Egilshay -Orkney Enumeration District: 5
Civil Parish: Rousay & Egilshay Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Egilshay
Folio: 14 Page: 8 Schedule: 23
Address: Gateside
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
CRAIGIE Barbara Wife M F 29 Fisherman's Wife Orkney - Westray
CRAIGIE James Son U M 8 Scholar At Home Orkney - Egilshay
CRAIGIE William Son - M 3 Orkney - Egilshay
CRAIGIE Jemima Dau - F 1 Orkney - Egilshay

Barbara Craigie
birth: 5 July 1826
christening: 12 July 1826 Rousay & Egilshay, Orkney
James Craigie & Barbara Robertson

James Craigie & Barbara Craigie
Marriage 24 Jan 1852 Rousay And Egilshay, Orkney

CRAIGIE Barbara 26 'America' 1853 Moreton Bay Reels 2136, 2464
Arrived 11 Jan 1853
Craigie Barbara 26 Wife - Orkney Islands Scotland - ChofS - Both - Husband died on the voyage

Barbara arrived with a child and the only sign of one who fits with a death in Queensland is a daughter Jemima who died in 1881 but death reg can't be found. There is no mention in the film of the shipping record that is on-line of the name of Barbara's husband or that she had any infants with her. No mention of a Craigie birth on the vessel. From Obit:

He died on the voyage out, and the young widow, with her babe in her arms, ...
Barbara's father is James:

Qld. Death 1915/C0377 Ruhle Barbara - James Craigie - ** born Scotland aged 88 years

If the 1852 marriage is the correct one and Barbara was born abt 1826 then daughter Jemima must have been born 1852 or 1853 in Scotland or England.

So that Jemima and family in 1851 census is not the right one.
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