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Jemima CRAIGIE

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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


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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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There is no birth after 1851 census to end of 1852 for a Jemima. Only this one:

Jemima Craigie
birth: 14 June 1849 SHAPINSAY,ORKNEY,SCOTLAND
father: Alexander Craigie
mother: Barbara Leslie

This fits the census in post #1:

Alex. Craigie
marriage: 17 Feb 1842 Shapinsay, Orkney
spouse: Barbara Leslie


arrival: ship America 670 tons
Master: W Jilks
Origin: Liverpool
Destination: Port Macquarie 1853 Jan 1
Date Item Details Source
thence Moreton Bay tsg:459
1853 Jan 1 background Report of arrival at Port Macquarie and problems with crew landing for provisions Jan Morrison

No sign of a birth for Jemima in England. So we have no birth reg and no death reg for Jemima.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - Tuesday 2 August 1881 p.1
Funeral Notices.
THE Friends of HUGH RUHLE are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late Sister, Jemima Craigie, to move from his Mother's residence, Windmill-street, Fortitude Valley, TO-DAY (Tuesday), at 3 p.m.
J. & J. HISLOP, Undertakers.

A half-sister - mother is Barbara CRAIGIE (nee Craigie) born abt 1826.
 
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Piece: SCT1851/25 Place: Rousay & Egilshay -Orkney Enumeration District: 2
Civil Parish: Rousay & Egilshay Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Rousay
Folio: 14 Page: 4 Schedule: 21
Address: Turbotail
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
CRAIGIE James Head M M 65 Chelsea Pensioner Orkney - Rousay
CRAIGIE Margaret Wife M F 63 Orkney - Kirkwall
CRAIGIE Barbara Dau U F 24 Agricultural Labourer Orkney - Rousay
CRAIGIE Hugh Son U M 17 Fisherman Orkney - Rousay


Hugh Craigie
birth: 4 May 1834 ROUSAY AND EGILSHAY, ORKNEY
father: James Craigie
mother: Margaret Shearer
 
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So James CRAIGIE married Margaret SHEARER.

Part of shipping image here:

http://www.forum.familyhistory.uk.com/showthread.php?p=163677

James 31 (Died on Voyage)
Barbara 26 Dom. Servant Orkney Isles Jas. & Mary/Margt. ? Craigie in Orkney Presby. R&W Cousins in ...? [can't read] Good None Husband died on Voyage

I'm stuck re the cousins.

Any reply from Qld. BMD?
 
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Jemima Craigie
Death Date: 1 Aug 1871
Death Place: Queensland
Father: James Craigie
Mother: Barbara Craigie
Registration Year: 1881
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: B014175
Page Number: 3186

Geoff
 
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James 31 (Died on Voyage)
Barbara 26 Dom. Servant Orkney Isles Jas. & Mary/Margt. ? Craigie in Orkney Presby. R&W Cousins in ...? [can't read] Good None Husband died on Voyage

I'm stuck re the cousins.

So the census in post #3 is correct...

Geoff
 
Jemima Craigie
Death Date: 1 Aug 1871
Death Place: Queensland
Father: James Craigie
Mother: Barbara Craigie
Registration Year: 1881
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: B014175
Page Number: 3186

Geoff

Thanks Geoff.

That is as per the on-line index so rather curious.
 
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