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Effie (Eupham) McCrimon

28/12/16 00:00

Effie (Eupham) McCrimon: Effie (Eupham) McCrimon, ‘a reverend St Kildean of 80’, 1860. It’s likely that Effie was the daughter of Donald McCrumun, listed on the 1764 Census. We know her parents were Donald McCrimon and Kate McKinnon, and variant spellings were common at the time. Effie was born around 1781, so it’s possible her mother was not yet born in 1764 which is why she was not listed. Effie died in 1869 aged 88. In a list of the inhabitants in 1841, she was described as ‘Euphemia Macrimmon, an old maid’, who was living with her niece (James Wilson, ‘A voyage round the coasts of Scotland and the Isles’ (Edinburgh 1842), vol. II, page 18) In 1860, Effie was one of about half of the 78 inhabitants of St Kilda who were photographed by Captain F W L Thomas RN, commander of HMS Porcupine. Courtesy of the WS Society, NRS, GD492/12/6.

Effie (Eupham) McCrimon, ‘a reverend St Kildean of 80’, 1860. It’s likely that Effie was the daughter of Donald McCrumun, listed on the 1764 Census. We know her parents were Donald McCrimon and Kate McKinnon, and variant spellings were common at the time. Effie was born around 1781, so it’s possible her mother was not yet born in 1764 which is why she was not listed. Effie died in 1869 aged 88. In a list of the inhabitants in 1841, she was described as ‘Euphemia Macrimmon, an old maid’, who was living with her niece (James Wilson, ‘A voyage round the coasts of Scotland and the Isles’ (Edinburgh 1842), vol. II, page 18) In 1860, Effie was one of about half of the 78 inhabitants of St Kilda who were photographed by Captain F W L Thomas RN, commander of HMS Porcupine. Courtesy of the WS Society, NRS, GD492/12/6.

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