Trail Family Genealogy Forum
John was 29 at the time of this first business transaction.David has no baptism record but only what Dr. William referred to as a a private family record. Due to this lack of public record what has occurred in similar cases is the baby has died shortly after birth, and because the child was weak the baby was baptised at home. These children did not always get entered into the public record I suppose it depended on how busy the vicar was. John's eldest brother James Traill born 1680 also died as a child a baby born in 1683 was then named James. he had 5 children none of whom reached adulthood, but he is one of the Traills in the book The Merchant Lairds (which is a book of Traill letters)He was a very succesful merchant.
George of Rousay had at least two sisters but no brothers. He was a cousin of Johns about 2nd cousin and so it would have been perfectly in order for John to have taken care of his burial. John according to my records actually died in 1757 and is buried in Kings chapel cemetry. I believe an earlier and eronious record in the IGI did list his death as 1749 but it is I am informed in error. I have no earlier Orkney Traills in America than your 1724 date Elsie
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