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Family of David CORMACK and Mary SUTHERLAND

Husband: David CORMACK

  • Name:

  • David CORMACK2

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Father:

  • Alexander CORMACK (c. 1791-1863)

  • Mother:

  • Hellen REACH (c. 1803-1873)

  • Birth:

  • 15 Nov 1826

  • Bower, Caithness3

  • Baptism:

  • 18 Nov 1826 (age 0)

  • Bower, Caithness

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • Shoemaker/Journeyman/Master2,4

  • Residence:

  • 1841 (age 15)

  • Brabsterdorran, Bower, Caithness

  •  

  • Address: Brabsterdorran, Bower, Caithness

  • Residence:

  • 1851 (age 24-25)

  • Castletown, Olrig, Caithness

  •  

  • Address: Castletown, Olrig, Caithness - Castletown to New Libmister Road

    Lodger of William and Catharine Waters.

  • Death:

  • 11 Mar 1892 (age 65)

  • Castletown, Olrig, Caithness

  •  

  • Cause: Hypertrophy of heart - uncertain.

Wife: Mary SUTHERLAND

Child 1: Mary Ann CORMACK

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Daughter: Mary Ann CORMACK, 27 Trinity Crescent (2)

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Daughter: Mary Ann CORMACK, 27 Trinity Crescent (1)

  • Name:

  • Mary Ann CORMACK2

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Spouse:

  • Donald BANKS (1851-1892)

  • Birth:

  • 11 Mar 1853

  • Castletown, Olrig, Caithness2

  • Baptism:

  • 17 Apr 1853 (age 0)

  • Castletown, Olrig, Caithness

  • Residence:

  • 1891 (age 37-38)

  • Edinburgh5

  •  

  • Address: Fort(h) Place

  • Death:

  • 18 Jan 1924 (age 70)

  • 27 Trinity Crescent, Leith North District6

  •  

  • Cause: Cardiac Failure (Fatty degeneration of heart)

Child 2: Alexander CORMACK

  • Name:

  • Alexander CORMACK

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Birth:

  • 27 Jun 1857

  • Castletown, Olrig, Caithness

  • Occupation:

  •  

  • Watchmaker and Jeweller

  • Death:

  • 5 Oct 1928 (age 71)

  • Castletown, Olrig, Caithness

  •  

  • Cause: Natural Causes, Apoplexy.

Child 3: Henry Sutherland CORMACK

  • Name:

  • Henry Sutherland CORMACK

  • Sex:

  • Male

  • Birth:

  • 26 Feb 1868

  • Castletown, Olrig, Caithness

  • Death:

  • 29 Feb 1876 (age 8)

  • Castletown, Olrig, Caithness

  •  

  • Cause: Bright's Kidney, Convulsions

Note on Husband: David CORMACK

Supposedly known as the Sympathetic Laird because he didn't press people for their rent.

Seems somewhat dubious, since he is recorded as a shoemaker! If anything this might possibly refer to his father who did at least own some land. Perhaps David inherited this and had tenants?

 

Died aged 64 according to his death certificate - but would be 65 if christening date is correct.

 

In 1851 census he is shown as a lodger with William and Catherine Waters in Castletown to New Libmister road. He was born in Bower.

 

Name is mis-spelt as David Cormach in marriage entry in Scotlandspeople

 

In 1841 census shown as living with parents Alexander Cormack and Hellen Reach. Address is shown as Brabsterdorran. Children George, Margaret and Alexander are also living there.

 

It is not certain that the people I have identified as his parents are the right ones. Dates don't quite tie up with ages - but there are so many inconsistencies in the records it's still possible they're correct.

Sources

1.

Cormack Sutherland Parish register entry.

2.

Mary Ann Cormack Birth Record.

3.

David Cormack Birth/Baptism Parish register entry.

4.

1851 Census.

5.

Banks 1891 census.

6.

Mary Banks Death Certificate Entry.