Originated Kirkwall Orkney
James Linklater was born James Velzian born 1856, Kirkwall
Mother: Elizabeth Velzian b.1836 Walls orkney
Father: John Linklater (not sure of exact details)
Another son was born 1859, Sandwick, he was Robert Velzian.
His father was Robert Grant Watt ALLAN, born 1839 New Bigging, Sandwick.
By 1871 James Linklater worked as farm servant, Una Quholm,
Una belonged to the Hunter Family, Alexander & wife Margaret
(nee Slater). Sister to Jean Slater married to Thomas Linklater
of Forcewell, Yesnaby, Sandwick.
James left Orkney for New Zealand in 1876 on ship Timaru
In New Zealand he resided Woodlands near Invercargil, Sth Is.
He was a Bootmaker, Saddler. He married Flora McShannon 1884