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last updated: 21 June 1999

On this page are references to MATCHES Births, Baptisms, Marriages & DEATHS for the period between 1763 and 1865 in 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 MATCHES surname is of a James MATCHES of Strenness in 1576. LAMB says this is a patronymic surname, derived from the given name Matthew. Matches was frequently used as a given name in Orkney and Shetland during the 17th century. He explains that the appearance of the "c" in place of the second "t" is probably a result of dialect; where the word "tube" is pronounced"chube" . The surname is concentrated in the islands of Holm and Burray, but was traditionally associated with the parish of Firth.

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Unless otherwise stated, all events are
"Parish of South Ronaldsay & Burray, Orkney, Scotland"

MATCHES (F)
B: 15 Jun 1835
Father: John MATCHES


Barbra MATCHES
C: 7 Dec 1796
Father: James MATCHES
Mother: Margrat FIRTH

Barbara MATCHES
C: 15 Dec 1816
Father: John MATCHES
Mother: Margaret BUDGE

Barbara MATCHES
M: 26 Feb 1822
Spouse: William BUDGE

Barbara MATCHES
M: 1847
Spouse: John MOWAT

Barbara MATCHES
B: 24 May 1852
Father: Charles MATCHES
Mother: Jane SINCLAIR

Barabra MATCHES
C: 25 Jul 1852
Father: Charles MATCHES
Mother: Jane SINCLAIR

Barbara MATCHES
M: 11 Dec 1873
Spouse: John ANDERSON


Charles MATCHES
C: 26 Mar 1799
Father: James MATCHES
Mother: Margrat FIRTH

Charles MATCHES
M: 14 Mar 1849
Spouse: Jane SINCLAIR

Charles MATCHES
B: 20 Jun 1865
Father: Charles MATCHES
Mother: Ann BERSTON

Charles MATCHES
M: 4 Jan 1855
Spouse: Anne BERSTON

Charles MATCHES
died: 1865 at Quoyloo/age 66
Marr: Jane SINCLAIR
parents: James MATCHES/Margt.FIRTH
Informant: Marcus GUNN, Neighbor


David MATCHES
B: 1 Sep 1859
Father: Charles MATCHES
Mother: Ann BERSTON


Elizabeth MATCHES
died: 1867 at S. Parish / age 80 - Single
parents: James MATCHES / Margaret LEITH
Informant: James MATCHES, Nephew


Hellan MATCHESS
M: 27 Jul 1798
Spouse: Willam DANNAT


Isabela MATCHESS
C: 20 Mar 1792
Father: James MATCHESS
Mother: Margrat FIRTH

Isabella MATCHES
C: 25 Mar 1792
Father: James MATCHES
Mother: Margaret FIRTH


James MATCHES
M: Abt 1788
Spouse: Margaret FIRTH

James MATCHES
M: Abt 1775/85
Spouse: Margaret LEITH


James MATCHISS
C: 29 Apr 1789
Father: James MATCHISS
Mother: Margrat FURTH

James MATCHES
C: 29 Apr 1789
Hoxa, South Ronaldsay, Orkney
Father: James MATCHES
Mother: Margaret FIRTH

James MATCHES
B: 25 Feb 1832
Osquoy, South Ronaldsay, Orkney
Father: John MATCHES
Mother: Margaret BUDGE

James MATCHES
C: 8 Apr 1832
Father: John MATCHES
Mother: Margaret BUDGE

James MATCHES
B: 16 Oct 1854
Father: Charles MATCHES
Mother: Jane SINCLAIR

James MATCHES
M: 21 Jan 1858
Spouse: Catharine McIVER

James MATCHES
C: 8 Apr 1832
Father: John MATCHES
Mother: Margaret BUDGE

James MATCHES
C: 7 Jan 1855
Father: Charles MATCHES
Mother: Jane SINCLAIR

James Lenney MATCHES
B: 8 Jul 1868
Father: Charles MATCHES
Mother: Ann BERSTON

Janet or Jessie MATCHES
B: 9 Dec 1827
Father: John MATCHES
Mother: Margaret BUDGE

Janet MATCHES
C: 6 Jan 1828
Father: John MATCHES
Mother: Margaret BUDGE

Jessie MATCHES
M: 23 Jul 1863
Spouse: John DUNCAN

Jessie MATCHES
M: 18 Dec 1866
Spouse: James BANKS

John MATCHES
C: 9 Jul 1794
Father: James MATCHES
Mother: Margaret FIRTH

John MATCHES
M: 6 Mar 1816
Spouse: Margaret BUDGE

John MATCHES
B: 23 Apr 1824
Father: John MATCHES
Mother: Margaret BUDGE

John MATCHES
C: 25 Apr 1824
Father: John MATCHES
Mother: Margaret BUDGE

John MATCHES
B: 17 Aug 1857
Father: Charles MATCHES
Mother: Ann BERSTON

John MATCHES
B: 18 Nov 1858
Father: James MATCHES
Mother: Catharine McIVER

John DUNCAN
died: 1864 at Herston/age 53
Marr.to Jessie MATCHES
parents: John DUNCAN/Christina THOMSON
Informant: Wm.DUNCAN, Nephew.


Margaret MATCHES
B: Abt 1763
Spouse: John SANDISON

Margaret MATCHES
M: 30 Mar 1784
Spouse: John SANDISON

Margaret MATCHES
B: 24 Jan 1826
Father: John MATCHES
Mother: Margaret BUDGE

Margaret MATCHES
C: 5 Feb 1826
Father: John MATCHES
Mother: Margaret BUDGE

Margaret MATCHES
B: Abt 1833
Osquoy, South Ronaldsay, Orkney
Father: John MATCHES

Margaret MATCHES
B: 13 Aug 1849
Father: Charles MATCHES
Mother: Jane SINCLAIR

Margaret MATCHES
M: 15 Jun 1854
Spouse: Charles MICHELSON

Margaret MATCHES
M: 11 Nov 1869
Spouse: John PETRIE


Robert MATCHES
M: 8 Dec 1840
Spouse: Elizabeth or Betsy CROMARTY

Robert MATCHES
M: 28 Dec 1840
Spouse: Elizabeth CROMATERS


Sinclair McIver MATCHES
B: 11 Nov 1867
Father: James MATCHES
Mother: Catharine McIVER


William MATCHES
B: 12 Mar 1837
Father: John MATCHES
Mother: Margaret BUDGE

William Berston MATCHES
B: 29 Sep 1855
Grimness, South Ronaldsay, Orkney
Father: Charles MATCHES
Mother: Anne BERSTON

 


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