Person:Elizabeth Tulloch (25)

  • HIsaac ThomsonAbt 1776 - 1851
  • WElizabeth Tulloch1773 - 1855
  1. Mary ThomsonAbt 1811 - 1887
  2. Sibella Thomson1812 - 1902
  3. William Thomson1819 - 1901
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Tulloch
Gender Female
Birth[1] 9 Sep 1773 North Ronaldshay, Orkney, Scotland
Christening? 7 Oct 1773 North Ronaldshay, Orkney, Scotland
Census[3] 6 Jun 1841 Clatterhall, North Ronaldshay, Orkney, ScotlandElizabeth Thomson; Age 60 (to nearest 5 yrs)
Census[1] 30 Mar 1851 Purtabreck, North Ronaldshay, Orkney, ScotlandBetty Thomson; Wife; Age - 74
Death[2] 1 Jun 1855 Purtabreck, North Ronaldshay, Orkney, ScotlandAge: 81

Alternative births

There were three Elizabeth Tullochs born in North Ronaldshay in the 1770s according to the Old Parish Records:

  1. born 9 Sep 1773, daughter of John Tulloch and Christiana Tulloch
  2. born 10 May 1776, daughter of John Tulloch and Margaret Kelday
  3. born 18 Aug 1776, daughter of Andrew Tulloch and Elizabeth Swanney (Person:Elizabeth Tulloch (20))

A fourth Elizabeth Tulloch was born about 1777, daughter of Thomas Tulloch and Jane Kelday, according to death records.

This page links the first birth with the marriage to Isaac Thomson of Clatterha, later of Purtabreck. This is the only birth that is consistent with the gravestone details, which state that she was 81 years old in 1855. There is a discrepancy with the census return for 1851 which states her age as 74, whereas it would actually be 77.

However, another source links the marriage to the third birth. This would be more consistent with the 1851 census, but inconsistent with the gravestone details. Given the nature of the two sources it seems more likely that the gravestone is correct.

The fourth Elizabeth Tulloch was shown to have married William Tulloch of Cowmire, so can be ruled out.

  1. 1.0 1.1 General Register Office for Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. (Edinburgh).

    Piece: SCT1851/22 Place: North Ronaldshay -Orkney Enumeration District: 2
    Civil Parish: North Ronaldshay Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: North Ronaldshay
    Folio: 12 Page: 7 Schedule: 12
    Address: Linklet, Partabreck

  2. Gravestone.

    Erected by WILLIAM THOMSON in memory of his parents ISSAC THOMSON died 9.3.1851 aged 75 years & ELIZABETH TULLOCH died 1.6.1855 aged 81 years.

  3. General Register Office for Scotland. 1841 Scotland Census. (Edinburgh).