Interesting Shetland Stories and Notes

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Interesting Stories and Notes

The stories below are concerned with the various Burgar/Burgess and Related persons described in this history.

Introduction to life in Shetland Maps, History Lairds and Croters, Surnames, Attack by French, Church etc
Burgar/Burgess in Court Cases See a list of court cases in which Burgar and related families are involved.
Communicant List of Dunrossness 1749 See details of the Burgher communicants in Dunrossness in 1749

Help for Poor


George Burger and mother Margaret Sinclair, in Sandwick 1755-1777

Margaret Duncan, wife of John Burgher, poor widow - 1758

Charity Bread and Meal 1804 owing to poor harvests

Accused of fornication See Margaret Duncan, widow John Burgher - 1759

See Catherine Burgar -1835

Wills See Will of James Burgar in Yell 1625

See Will of David Burgar in 1668

Deeds and Contracts See Deed concerning William Burger - 1619
Land Rentals Bruce Muniments showing Rentals in Quendale Estate (1712 - 1717)

Gifford Rentals of (1716)

Notes and Problems To be added
DNA studies DNA tests and results for Burgar family


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