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Laurenson of Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland

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Gilbert Laurenson born 10 January 1770 in Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland, married Catherine Omand.

Looking for Gilbert's parents. I don't have much on his father, but his name was James Laurenson born probably about 1740-1750. I have no information on his mother.

Catherine Omand's parents were John Omand and Barbara Clark.

Their descendant James Laurenson (1838-1884) moved to New Zealand and then to Samoa, where he died.

Appreciate any help in locating Gilbert's parents and if he had any siblings.

Thanks for reading,


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on 2009-12-20 08:51:20

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by allycat on 2010-03-05 13:38:44

[url=]RootsWeb World Connect Project - Duncombe, Follett, Massingham, Wignall Genealogy]

This family tree of Kylie Duncombe has 73 LAURENSONs in it, and has your ancestors up to James LAURENSON but no further details.

Scotland's People If you do their free surname search and enter LAURENSON you will see there are lists for thousands of entries for this surname. It's a user pay site. Perhaps rootschatters might already have access to this and you can find out by posting a lookup request. Rootschat register as a new user, free site, find their Scotland board and off you go.


by allycat on 2010-03-05 13:40:06

Sorry, here's link again ... Duncombe

by SandyW on 2010-03-09 16:28:15

ThanK YoU!

That is helpul.


by Aleisa on 2010-12-05 00:13:46

hi sandy, was just checking to see what i can find about the laurenson's. my mother is alice laurenson oldest daughter of william laurenson Jr from aleisa, western samoa. grandpa had brothers james, karl, a sister linda from australia, but he did originate from shetland. we live in 29 palms, CA. mom has a few sisters but the ones near her are mary, yarlta, and adeline all named after someone from the laurenson side. it would be great to learn more. thanks, Tisha

by stuartl on 2013-06-08 05:37:19

Hi Aleisa I am a direct descendant of of james laurenson great grand son so if you need any information on that side of the family I am happy to help. Best regards
Stuart Laurenson Auckland New Zealand ( there many of us who live in New Zealand

by Palmer2 on 2013-09-06 01:01:50

Hi, I am descended from Grace Margaret Laurenson that married James Robertson, both from Shetland and lived in NZ. I have found the website Bayanne on Shetland Families very helpful and reasonably comprehensive as well as the Shetland Times birth, death and marriage indexes you may wish to try. I didn't have any luck with Scotlandspeople on the earlier records, even using the wildcard, obviously not recorded!

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