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From: "Mary Young" <>
Subject: Fred MORRISON / HEMUS - 3 Events
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 12:18:55 -0000
Alfred HEMUS appears in the 1881 Census, Tongue Village. What an
intriguing name! Household consists of
Georgina MORRISON, Head, Annuitant, Widow, 80 (b.Tongue)
Mina MORRISON, Daur, Annuitant, 57 (b.Tongue)
Alfred HEMUS, grandson, scholar, 15 (b.Tongue)
Rushed transcribing during an intensive day at Register House, apologies
for any errors/omissions. What a fascinating story - Alfred was Mina's
illegitimate (and very late!) baby. No father was declared at birth, but
Fred used his father's name throughout his life. Was the name really
H-E-M-U-S ? It seems unique to Fred!
[NAS Births 1866 Tongue 056, no.11]
ALFRED MORRISON, 7 February 1866 at Kirkiboll, Tongue; illegitimate [no
father cited] Mina [sic] Morrison, informant, mother.
[NAS Deaths 1913 Inverness 098A, no.292]
FREDERICK HEMUS, 3 August 1913 at Port House, Inverness; 45, street
porter, single, illegitimate; usual residence, 22 Shore Street,
Inverness; Frederick HEMUS, exciseman, decd; Williamina MORRISON,
general merchant; informant, a port official.
[NAS Deaths 1885 Tongue 056, no.87]
GEORGINA MORRISON, 21 July 1885 at Kirkiboll, Tongue; 87, widow of
George Morrison, general merchant, Tongue; John GORDON, farmer, decd;
Minna [or Sinna] Gordon, decd [sorry, don't know if this was the maiden
name also]; Alfred HEMUS, grandson, present.
in wet and windy Edinburgh