The Family History of Katherine Anne Sandison

Dr Laurence Edmondston[1, 2]
Male 1795 - 1879


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  • Title  Dr 
    Birth  9 Feb 1795  Lerwick, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Education  Edinburgh University, Midlothian - MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  Physician Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1841 Census  to 1871  Halligarth, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  7 Mar 1879  Halligarth, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Halligarth, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I8644  Sandison/Roscoe Tree
    Last Modified  09 Sep 2007 

    Father  Laurence Edmondston,   b. 5 Aug 1740, Hascosay, Yell, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1814, Lerwick, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Sanderson,   b. 6 Mar 1751, Buness, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1831 
    Married  1 Feb 1775 
    Family ID  F2564  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Eliza Tod MacBrair,   b. 10 Jul 1801, Frankfield, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1869, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Oct 1824  St Mary's Church, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Edmondston,   b. 20 Sep 1825, Buness, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1846, Sua Bay, Peru Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Biot Edmondston,   b. 14 May 1827, Buness, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1906, Buness, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jane Mary Edmondston,   b. 16 Jan 1831,   d. 3 Apr 1831
     4. Mary Sanderson Edmondston,   b. 9 Feb 1832, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1898
     5. Janet Helen Edmondston,   b. 12 May 1834, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1841, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. David Charles Edmondston,   b. 4 May 1837, Halligarth, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Isabella Auld Edmondston,   b. 20 Oct 1839, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1923, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Margaret Moody Edmondston,   b. 24 Feb 1841, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1843, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Jessie Margaret Edmondston,   b. 30 Jun 1842, Baltasound, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1940, Wolvershoull, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Margaret Ellen Edmondston,   b. 9 Jul 1845, Halligarth, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1931, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >11. Thomas Edmondston,   b. 28 Jan 1847, Halligarth, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1923, Halligarth, Unst, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  01 Dec 2006 
    Family ID  F2737  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Penelope Hamilton,   b. 4 Apr 1839, Manse, Bressay, Shetland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1888, 5 Rothesay Villas, Richmond, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Oct 1871 
    Last Modified  16 Jan 2006 
    Family ID  F2738  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Distinguised naturalist and Scandinavian scholar. [S2]
    • He familiarised the public with the Shetland Chromate of Iron, experimented in agriculture, and acclimatized trees on his property. He inherited the estate from his brother, Thomas, who died in 1858. [S3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Alexander Sandison (Sandy).

    2. [S3] North Isles Family History, Tony Gott, (www.bayanne.info/Shetland).




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