Some of this info comes from Tony Gott's web site. Some months ago, I went to www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
web site, finding my grandmother's death, following backwards, confirming BMDs / cenus records, to Unst marriage for William Henry CLARK and Thomasina JAMIESON. Then went to Shetland, Jamieson etc message boards, from which Tony Gott contacted me. Through his site, I was able to follow my line back further. I have to contact him again, as he has an error with my grandmother & her mother. He has their data reversed I believe. Some of Tony's data comes from his own research; sources are documented in some cases, though I haven't double checked any of the Shetland ones, with the exception of William Henry CLARK / Thomasina JAMIESON marriage (confirmed by Scotlandspeople web site).
James Murray CLARK born 22 Nov 1863 Glasgow Lks, son of William Henry CLARK b1822, unknown place in England (a soldier & a schoolmaster) and Thomasina JAMIESON b1826, who were married 28 Jan 1847 in Unst Shetland.
Other siblings are: John Ingram 1857 Unst; Martha Jamieson 1858 (my gr-gm) Fairview Northmavine; Catherine Barbara 1860 Unst;
They must have moved south to Glasgow between 1860 & 1863 as James was born there. They lived in different places: Census - 1851 Hagdale Unst; 1861 Muriscoe Westing Unst; 1881 266 Castle St. Glasgow, with William Henry CLARK's occupation listed as Night Timekeeper, Foundry.
Robina Margaret JAMIESON born 20 July 1833 Unst Shetland, daughter of James JAMIESON born 1794 Unst and Catherine CHRISTIE born 1800 Fetlar Shetland, who were married 25 Dec 1825.
Other siblings are: Thomasina (my 2x ggm whose parents only just made it to the alter in time!) born 10 Jan 1826; Gilbert Spence 1828; James 1832; Robina; Janet Isabella 1836; Barbara 1838; Marjory 1843. All born Unst.
Census - 1841 & 1851 (James senior a Sherrif Officer) Hagdale Unst;
James JAMIESON (senior) died 13 Aug 1857 Hagdale, when the side collapsed, also killing two other men.
With the info on the CLARKs, I made another *isn't it a small world* type of discovery, in relation to my Scottish mother's lines & my Canadian father's. In 1881, Mum's paternal great-grandparents & grandparents were living on a short street which ran between Castle St. and Stirling Rd. (her parents lived near by, on S. rd. right after they married 1920), close to the Royal Infirmry and Glasgow Cathedral. William Henry Clark & family lived at 266 Castle on the 1881 ... My father's grandparents were living at 193 Castle St in 1881. Two yrs ago, when in Scotland, I was surprised at how close 193 had been to the other side of my family, but wasn't aware of the CLARKs being there at the same time. All were Church of Scotland & my mother's paternal side worshiped at the Cathedral. Most likely the women all went into the same shops at the same time occasionally. I'd like to think they perhaps said hello to one another, never knowing one day their lives would all be connected through the marriage of their descendents.
Cheerio for now .... Toni .. Ontario Canada.