Edward SCOLLAY 1
- Born: Of, Strynie, Stronsay, Orkney 1
- Marriage: Helen GIBB
- Died: 1626 1
Edward was probably the son of Duncan Scollay who married Majory Brown. He was one of the most important men in Orkney in the early 17th Century. He was first recorded in 1577, and in 1587 he received a charter of feufarm on the lands of Strynie in Stronsay from Earl Robert Stewart. From 1605 to 1610 he was one of Early Patrick's Sheriff Deputes, and in 1610 denounced as a rebel and 'put to the horn' by the Lords of Secret Council for continuing Earl Patrick's oppressions, but in 1615 was a member of assize in the trial of Patrick's son Robert.
Edward married Helen Gibb, and had seven children, four sons and three daughters. Their eldest son James married Isobel Grot.Their next son Duncan, of Hermisgarth in Sanday, married Isobel Sinclair, daughter of Malcolm Sinclair of Quendale in the Shetland Islands. Their next son was John (qv). Their other son Harie, of Skeanes (Skennist?) in Papa Westray, married Margaret Cok, daughter of James Cok (qv) the Minister of Sanday. Their daughter Marie married twice, to William Grot of Tankerness and John Colvill of Huip in Stronsay. Their next daughter Jean is probably the Jean Scollay who married Robert Halcro of Cava, a small island off Hoy. Their last daughter was Janet, who married Thomas Cok, Minister of Sanday and son of James Cok (qv).
Edward acquired land in Papa Westray which he conveyed to his younger sons John and Harie. He died between June and November 1626.
Edward married Helen GIBB. (Helen GIBB died after 1625 2.)
Hugh Marwick, Some Notes on an Old Orkney Family - The Scollays, Orkney Herald, 4 March 1952, 11, 18:, p30.
Hugh Marwick, Some Notes on an Old Orkney Family - The Scollays, Orkney Herald, 4 March 1952, 11, 18:, p31.