m. 18 Dec 1841
Facts and Events
Robert drowned in a boating accident on 11th December 1895 which also almost took the life of his son. Robert and William were returning from Westray in the dark, and in an attempt to avoid strong current they went close to the point on Pharay Holm and the boat was overturned by the rough seas. Billy (William) was rescued by neighbors who heard him calling for help, but his father could not be saved.