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Flotta

"Walls and Flotta, par., Orkney, 24,327 ac., pop. 1506; comprises the S. portion of Hoy island, and the whole of Flotta and Pharay islands."

From John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Flotta area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

Old Parish Registers - Walls

  • Baptisms, 1801-1854. Only one entry Nov 1806-Oct 1810. No entries for 1819.
  • Marriages, 1823-1854.
  • Burials, 1823-1854.

Old Parish Registers - Flotta

  • Baptisms, 1753-1854. Only one entry July 1757-Mar 1760 and one for 1818. Record seems to be a copy.
  • Marriages, 1786-1854. No entries Dec 1799-Feb 1802, only one from Nov 1807-Jan 1814, after which the record is very meager.
  • Burials. No entries.

Other church records (held at Orkney Archives in Kirkwall).

  • Ref: OCR/KC/28: Walls and Flotta Kirk Session: Baptisms Flotta and Pharay 1904-1983, Communion Roll Flotta and Pharay 1903-1912, Communion Roll for Walls 1929-1963, Proclamations of marriage banns in Walls 1945-1975.
  • Ref: OCR/KC/29: St. John's Chapel, Walls: St. John's and Melsetter Mission Communion Roll 1933-1985.

The Flotta Web Guide currently (April 2006) covers Flotta and Fara/Pharay births 1840-1854, Flotta and Fara/Pharay marriages 1845-1854, and Walls Deaths 1823-1844 and can be searched by name or by date.

Civil Registration

The Registrar of births, deaths, and marriages for the island of Flotta.
Registrations in Walls are handled by the registrar for Hoy.
The Registrar's records extend back only as far as 1st January 1855 when registration became compulsory in Scotland.

Description and Travel

A website focusing on the island of Flotta, including a message board for genealogical queries can be found at www.flottawebguide.co.uk.

You will also find some descriptive and pictorial material provided here by courtesy of Orknet.

You can see pictures of Flotta which are provided by:

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Flotta has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ND350940 (Lat/Lon: 58.828652, -3.127503), Flotta which are provided by: