Person:Robert Burgar (2)

Robert Burgar
m. 18 Dec 1841
  1. Catherine Burgar1842 - 1896
  2. Robert Burgar1844 - 1895
  1. Tomima Burgar1866 - 1943
  2. William Burgar1868 - 1952
  3. Catherine Ann Burghar1872 - 1892
Facts and Events
Name Robert Burgar
Gender Male
Birth? 2 Sep 1844 Westray, Orkney, ScotlandWestray
Death? 11 Dec 1895 Orkney Islands, Scotlandoff Faray Holm
Occupation? Farmer, Cott, Faray

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.