Hi Stuart, I've just found this on the message board - 16 years after it was posted!! Daniel Burgess/Christian Cromartie are my 5th Great Grandparents and I'm directly descended down all the Daniel's until you get to Jessie Burgess (daughter of Daniel Burgess/Catherine Sinclair) who is my great grandmother.
I've seen/heard rumours that Daniel arrived in Orkney from England, got married and had children, including son Daniel, but then he and his wife left Orkney (for unknown destination) with all the kids aside from Daniel.
Do you have any information on this?
Thanks so much,