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last updated: 11 June 1999

On this page are references to LEITH Births, Baptisms & Marriages between the years 1659 and 1874 for South Ronaldsay, Orkney. If you know of others, please e-mail me so that I can add them to this list! Birth and marriage information has been transcribed, mostly from various editions of the IGI. Information relating to deaths has been transcribed from Civil Death Registrations by Lisa CONRAD. For more information, visit her South Ronaldsay site.

According to Gregory LAMB, author of Orkney Surnames, the first recorded reference to the Orkney LEITH surname is of a Thomas LEITH in 1391. He suggests the surname is probably from the old Norse "leithr" meaning "loathed", one of many contemptuous terms used by the Norse for the Celtic peoples of Orkney. The surname is traditionally associated with the island of Burray where the placename Leith is recorded.

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A

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
Alexander LEITH
Bapt: 9 Dec 1801
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Katheren GRAY

Alexander LEITH
Birth: 5 Nov 1817
St. Peters, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Father: Nichol LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

Alexander LEITH
Bapt: 7 Dec 1817
Father: Nichol LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

Alexander LEITH
Bapt: 24 Jan 1826
Father: Alexander LEITH
Mother: Jannet RUSTLAND

Alexander LEITH
Birth: 18 Jan 1839
Lythe, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Father: Magnus LEITH
Mother: Isabelle CROMARTY

Alexander LEITH
Birth: 5 May 1843
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Jessie PARK

Alexander LEITH
Birth: 9 Jan 1872
Father: John LEITH
Mother: Margaret LENNIE

Alfred Gray LEITH
Birth: 10 May 1856
Mother: Margaret C. LEITH

Androw LEITH
Marriage: 8 Nov 1659
Spouse: Kathare SCOT

Anne LEITH
Bapt: 4 Jul 1842
Father: James LEITH
Mother: Anne SANDISON

B

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
Barbara LEITH
Bapt: Aug 1750
Father: John LEITH

Barbara (WALLS) GROAT
died 1862 at Sandwick, age 86 (b ~1776)
daughter of Barbara LEITH & John WALLS
wife of Alexander GROAT
Informant: James C McBEATH, relative
note:  Barbara WALLS born about 1776,
so mother Barbara LEITH would have been born about 1750

Barbara LEITH
Bapt: 18 Mar 1800
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Katheren GRAY

Barbara LEITH
Bapt: 16 Dec 1827
Father: Alexander LEITH
Mother: Jannet RUSTLAND

John HENDERSON
D: 1869 at Sandwick / age 11 
parents: John HENDERSON / Barbara LEITH
Informant: Barbara LEITH's mark, Niece
note:  Based on the name of the informant,
there should be another Barbara LEITH born about 1825 - 45

John HENDERSON
D: 1871 at Herston / age 38 - Marr.to Barbara LEITH]
parents: John HENDERSON / Catharine SINCLAIR 
Informant: Alexr. LEITH, Father-in-law.

John HENDERSON
D: 1873 at Herston / age 15
parents: John HENDERSON / Barbara LEITH
Informant: John HENDERSON's mark, Grandfather.

C

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
Catharine Laughton LEITH
Birth: 1 May 1865
Father: Alexander LEITH
Mother: Catharine LAUGHTON

E

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
Elspet LEITH
Marriage: 25 Mar 1662
Spouse: John KNYT

Betsy LEITH
Birth: 20 Sep 1845
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Jessie PARK

Elizabeth Wright LEITH
Birth: 7 Mar 1871
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Elizabeth DUNCAN

H

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
Helen LEITH
Marriage: 28 Dec 1753
Spouse: John BERSTON
Hellen (LEITH) McBeath
died: 1872 at Herston / age 88 (?born 1784)
Widow to James McBEATH
parents: John LEITH/May DUNCAN
Informant: Peter ROSIE's mark, son-in-law

I

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
Isobell LEITH
Bapt: 17 Apr 1664
Father: Androw LEITH

Isabella LEITH
Birth: 4 Aug 1809
Father: Nichol LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

Isobella LEITH
Bapt: 4 Aug 1811
Father: Nickl LEITH
Mother: Margret CROMARTY

Isabella LEITH
Birth: 7 Apr 1840
Father: Magnus LEITH
Mother: Isabella CROMARTY

Isabella LEITH
Birth: 17 Apr 1840
Father: Magnus LEITH
Mother: Isabella CROMARTY

J

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
James LIETH
Bapt: 1749
Father: Magnus LIETH

James LIETH
Bapt: 18 Dec 1791
Father: William LIETH
Mother: Kettren GRAY

James LEITH
Birth: 20 Jan 1806
Father: Nichol LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

James LEETH
Bapt: 20 Feb 1806
Father: Nickl LEETH
Mother: Margret CROMARTIE

James LEITH
Bapt: 20 Feb 1806
Father: Nickal LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

James LEITH
Bapt: 9 Feb 1810
Father: Nickl LEITH
Mother: Margret CROMARTIE

James LEITH
Birth: 22 Aug 1833
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Jessie PARK

James LEITH
Bapt: 4 Jan 1838
Father: John LEITH
Mother: Catherine DUNNET

James LEITH
Bapt: 12 Jan 1841
Father: John LEITH
Mother: Catherine DUNNET

James LEITH
Bapt: 14 Apr 1844
Father: James LEITH
Mother: Anne SANDISON

James LEITH
Birth: 7 May 1847
Lythe, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Father: Magnus LEITH
Mother: Isabelle CROMARTY

James LEITH
Bapt: 1847
Father: Magness LEITH
Mother: Isabella

James LEITH
Birth: 25 Nov 1868
Father: John LEITH
Mother: Margaret LENNIE

James LEITH
Birth: 29 Jun 1869
Father: John LEITH
Mother: Jane SINCLAIR

Jenet LEITH
Bapt: 15 Nov 1668
Father: Androw LEITH

Jessie LEITH (F)
Birth: 17 Mar 1836
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Jessie PARK

Jessie Rosie LEITH
Bapt: 2 May 1837
Father: Nichol LEITH
Mother: Mary DREVER

Jessie Jane LEITH
Birth: 26 Jul 1867
Father: John LEITH
Mother: Margaret LENNIE

Johne LEITH
Bapt: 15 Jul 1666
Father: Androw LEITH

John LIETH
Marriage: 11 Dec 1749
Spouse: Margaret SMITH

John LEITH
Bapt: 23 Nov 1750
Father: John LEITH

John LEITH
Bapt: 19 Apr 1752
Father: John LEITH

John LEITH
Birth: 30 Sep 1803
Father: Nichol LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

John LEETH
Bapt: 2 Oct 1803
Father: Nickl LEETH
Mother: Margrat CROMARTIE

John LEITH
Bapt: 2 Oct 1803
Father: Nickal LEITH

John LEITH
Bapt: 15 Feb 1832
Father: Alexander LEITH
Mother: Jannet RUSLAND

John LEITH
Birth: 25 Jul 1841
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Jessie PARK

John LEITH
Bapt: 14 Feb 1842
Father: James LEITH
Mother: Anne SANDISON

John LEITH
Bapt: 28 Apr 1844
Father: John LEITH
Mother: Catherine DUNNET

John LEITH
Birth: 18 Aug 1850
Lythe, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Father: Magnus LEITH
Mother: Isabelle CROMARTY

John LEITH
Bapt: 1850
Father: Magness LEITH
Mother: Isabella

John LEITH
Birth: 3 May 1870
Father: John LEITH
Mother: Margaret LENNIE

John LEITH
Birth: 29 Dec 1872
Father: John LEITH
Mother: Jane SINCLAIR

L

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
Laura LEITH
Birth: 9 Apr 1850
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Jessie PARK

Laurenda LEITH
Birth: 9 Apr 1850
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Jessie PARK

M

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
Magdalene LEITH
Bapt: 23 Oct 1660
Father: Androw LEITH

Magdalen LEITH
Marriage: 26 Feb 1666
Spouse: Peter PORRINGER

Magdalen LEITH
Marriage: 26 Feb 1667
Spouse: Rot KARGILL

Magdalen LEITH
Marriage: 17 June 1667
Spouse: Rot KNARSTONNE

Magnus LEITH
Marriage: 25 June 1667
Spouse: Eupha TAILTOWR

Magnus LEITH
Birth: 10 Apr 1815
Herth, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Father: Nichol LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

Magnus LEITH
Bapt: 13 Jun 1815
Father: Nicol LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

Magnus LEITH
Birth: 14 May 1853
Lythe, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland
Father: Magnus LEITH
Mother: Isabelle CROMARTY

Mavnus LEITH
Bapt: 1853
Father: Magnus LEITH
Mother: Isabella CROMARTY

Malcolm LEITH
Bapt: 23 Jan 1757
Father: John LEITH

Margaret LEITH
Marriage: 21 Feb 1661
Spouse: William BRUCE

Margaret LEITH
Marriage: about 1775/85
Spouse: James MATCHES

Peggie LEETH
Bapt: 19 Sep 1802
Father: Nickl LEETH
Mother: Margret CROMARTIE

Peggy LEITH
Birth: 12 Sep 1802
Father: Nichol LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

Margaret Cromarty LEITH
Bapt: 7 Feb 1836
Father: Nickol LEITH
Mother: Mary DREVER

Margaret Cromarty LEITH
Bapt: 7 Feb 1837
Father: Nichal
Mother: Mary DEVER

Margaret LEITH
Bapt: 28 Feb 1841
Father: John LEITH

Maggie Ann LEITH
Birth: 30 Dec 1874
Father: John LEITH
Mother: Margaret LENNIE

Mart. LEITH (M)
Bapt: 20 Apr 1662
Father: Androw LEITH

Mary LEITH
Bapt: 2 Nov 1834
Father: Nichal LEITH
Mother: Mary DEVER

Mary LEITH
Bapt: 2 Dec 1834
Father: Nicol LEITH
Mother: Mary DREEVOR

Mary LEITH
Birth: 17 Aug 1839
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Jessie PARK

William HOURSTON
1881 [at St.Margt.'s Hope / age 21-Single]
parents: John HOURSTON / Mary LEITH
Informant: James HOURSTON, Brother.

N

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
Nichol LEITH
Birth: Abt 1776
Spouse: Margaret CROMARTY

Nicoal LEITH
Bapt: 20 Dec 1798
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Katheren GRAY

Nicoal LIETH
Bapt: 23 Dec 1798
Father: Willam LIETH
Mother: Kethren GRAY

Nickl LEETH
Bapt: 15 Jul 1813
Father: Nickl LEETH
Mother: Margret CROMARTY

Nichol LEITH
Birth: 13 Jun 1813
Father: Nichol LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

S

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
Saunders LITH (M)
Bapt: 1 Dec 1754
Father: Magnus LITH

T

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
Thomas LEITH
Bapt: 12 Jul 1658
Father: William LEITH

W

Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"
William LEITH
Marriage: 19 Nov 1667
Spouse: Kathare MUDY

William LEITH
Bapt: 20 Sep 1668
Father: William LEITH

William LEITH
Bapt: 28 Jul 1754
Father: John LEITH

William LEITH
Marriage: 11 Dec 1789
Spouse: Catherine GRAY

Willam LIETH
Bapt: 15 May 1790
Father: Willam LIETH
Mother: Cathren GRAY

William LEITH
Birth: 21 Jun 1807
Father: Nichol LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

William LEITH
Bapt: 21 Jun 1807
Father: Nical LEITH
Mother: Margaret CROMARTY

William Tomi-On LEITH
Bapt: 27 Dec 1840
Father: Nichol LEITH
Mother: Mary DEVER

William LEITH
Birth: 28 Aug 1843
Lythe, South Ronaldsay, Orkney
Father: Magnus LEITH
Mother: Isabelle CROMARTY

William LEITH
Birth: 28 Aug 1843
Father: Magnus LEITH
Mother: Isabella CROMARTY

William LEITH
Bapt: 1847
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Jessie PARK

William LEITH
Birth: 11 Oct 1847
Father: William LEITH
Mother: Jessie PARK
William LEITH
Marriage: 1865
Spouse: Isabel ANNAL

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