d.13 Jun 1905 Senness, North Ronaldshay, Orkney, Scotland
Facts and Events
Mary Tulloch moved to her husband Robert Cutt's croft in Disher and lived with his brother, Jamie Cutt. It's said that the wife of the landlord's Baillie, Charles Thomson of Howar, wanted to evict the Cutts from Disher so that they could expand the farm at Howar. She therefore introduced a new rule that said "two brothers could not live at one house" and "warned them out" of their house. Robert and Mary Cutt moved back to Senness, whilst Jamie and his wife were told to build a new house from half of the land at Stennabreck..
Jamie's wife went to Howar and "prayed afore their face, aun teuk aff her rivlins aun stockings aun crept on her livs aun knees aun cursed them at their ain hearth-stane. Aun as sheu prayed sae gaed they oot o' Howar. Aul Charlie's coffin's no paid for yet! Young Charlie was clever but weekid, aun Howar gaed tae nauthin - gaed tae nauthin - gaed tae nauthin! Young Charlie said there was nae gaed to be made oot o' Howar, for the land was cursed"