Researching LOUTTIT families from the ORKNEY ISLES

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John LOUTTIT married  Bess MELLIE on the 2nd January  1757 at Stromness, Orkney Isles, Scotland,

John and Bess’s children were:

1.1 Margaret LOUTTIT (1758)

1.2 Janet LOUTTIT (1759)

1.3 George LOUTTIT was born about 1767 and married on the 24th November 1791 after being contracted for marriage on the 5th November 1791 to  Marjory ROBERTSON at Stromness. His occupation was a Tailor. Also married on the same day was James MOAR and Charlet ROBERTSON.

    George and Marjory’s children were:

    1.3.1 John LOUTTIT  was born about 1792 and christened on the 11th November 1792 at Stromness. He married at the age of 25  Catherine FLETT aged 24 on the 17th February 1819. In 1819, John was boat builder and his wife came from Harray.  They were married by Revd Andrew Wyllie minister of the Antiburgher Congregation. John died on the 27 March 1852 aged 60 and is buried in Stromness Cemetery.

John and Catherine’s  children were:

(n.b) All events took place at Stromness. Mary LOUTTIT was born on the 3rd January 1820 James Watt LOUTTIT was born on the  17th February 1822 Margaret Hourston LOUTTIT was born on the 19th August 1824 at North End, Stromness. Joseph LOUTTIT was born on the 18th October 1826.  John Flett LOUTTIT was born on the 4th April 1829.  Jeanne LOUTTIT was born on the 19th January 1830  William  Henry LOUTTIT was born on the 25th December 1832.


    1.3.2. William LOUTTIT  was born about 1794. He married Margaret BAIKIE on the 28th September 1816 at Stromness by Rev. Robert MARR then he married Catherine SMITH on the 28th November 1828.

William and Margaret's Children were: William Robertson LOUTTIT was christened on the 26th September 1817 at Stromness. He married Mary Ann KELLY (1827), daughter of Richard KELLY and Elizabeth GREEN,  in 1844 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Portland  Head. He died on the 2nd September 1883 aged 66 at  the home of J LAUGHTON, Hawkesbury River, NSW, Australia and was buried at Waverley Cemetery. William was a Ships Captain  of the “Apollo” and “White Cloud” and he lived in George Street, Windsor. Later on he lived at 22 Arthur Street and 435 Riley Street, Surry Hills, NSW.

William and Mary’s children were:  John LOUTIT (1845) at Lower Portland Head, NSW. He died in 1914 and his obitituary from the Sydney Morning Herald  (21 November 1914) reads:


The funeral of probably the oldest master mariner on the Sydney register, Captain John Loutit, took place yesterday. Born in Windsor 70 years ago, Captain Loutit was at the early age of 13, as was then the custom, apprenticed to the sea. Later he passed the old   Marine Board's first examination as master for foreign service, his ticket being No. 8. He was then employed in John Campbell's "Fanny Campbell" and other well-known coastal boats, and during his command of her rescued the passengers and crew of the Lady   Young, which was cast ashore in Stockton Bight. At one time two of his crew were killed by poisoned arrows at what is now, probably, Port Moresby, where he put in for water. He  is reported to have been well acquainted with the islands when every trader landing there carried his life in his hands. He is survived by his widow and two sons (Messrs. Oliver  and Percy Loutit). The interment took place in the Waverley cemetery, where the Revs. F. J. Branch and E. Fox officiated. Margaret LOUTIT  was born on the 3rd August 1846 at Lower Portland Head. She married James Teare WEARNE a widower on the 13th July 1881 at Sydney and died on the 27th September 1894. They had 5 children.  Esther LOUTIT (1848)  at Windsor, NSW married David MORISON on the 13th August 1869  at her parents home. William LOUTIT born on the 16th January 1850 at Lower Hawkesbury.  Mary Ann LOUTIT (1851) at Hill End. James LOUTIT was born at 1852 at Chippendale, Sydney. He married Isabella  MCINNES (1853-1935) in 1876 and died on the 29th April 1897 at Glen Elva, Balmain North from a self-inflicted pistol shot to the head. They had 4 children.  Mary Ann LOUTIT was born on the 29th January 1854 at died in 1944 at Marrickville. Christina LOUTIT  was born on the 29th March 1856 at Lower Portland Head, Windsor and died on the 3rd March 1881 at St Leonards, NSW after jumping from a cart.  George LOUTIT  was born about 1858 at Gosford. He married Sophia E BENSON in 1885 and they had 4 children. Eliza LOUTIT was born about 1860 at Gosford and she married Edwin DEWSBURY in 1882.  Nicol LOUTTIT (1818) James LOUTTIT (1823)

1.3.3 Christian or Christina LOUTTIT was born about 1796 and married William STOCKAN, a shoemaker. Christina died on the 17th September 1873 aged 77 at Stromness.

1.3.4. Katharine (Catherine) LOUTTIT  was born on the 27th October 1801 and she died on 16th August 1865 at Victoria Street, Stromness aged 63.


"The Louttit Saga" by Thomas James Loutit (Unknown Binding - 1969). Self-published. FHL BRITISH Film 1363960 Item 6

"Louttits of Canada" by Reg Louttit. Orc. 7, 14 June 1990.


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