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Family Photographs

The following list of photographs spans generations of Ian and Joyce’s family. Although the ‘family gatherings’ section contains recent images, this is simply a selection of special events.

Ian’s parents, grandfathers and Canadian cousins
Joyce’s parents, grandparents, grandmother, brother and uncles
Ian and Bill
Joyce: Early years
Family gatherings
♦ Twenty-one photographs in our lounge in 2019 (coming soon)

 

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Balfours on Westray, Orkney Islands, 1560-1959

Members of the Balfour family were resident in Westray from 1560 until 1959.
The narrative and charts are from ‘Westray Roots -the Family History Newsletter for Westray Folk Everywhere’, Issue 39 in December 2000.

Today the surname Balfour is extinct in Westray after continuing for close on four hundred years. Nevertheless a good number of people can still claim at least a drop of Balfour blood.

Ian’s paternal ancestors as shown on ‘The Balfour Family Tree’ immediately above this article (in the menu), are highlighted in orange.
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