I am looking for any and all information regarding a Peter Kirkness born abt. 1825. Peter left his home at Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland when he was 19 and came to Lower Canada where he worked for 9 years for the Hudson's Bay Co. as a woodsman. In the year 1854, he returned to Scotland where he married Mary Scott, b:abt. 1836, who was reported to be a maid in his father's house. A month later, they sailed to Canada.
This is not my line, but I am helping out some close friends of mine.
Any information on his or her parents and siblings would be appreciated.