Donald Georgeson

(say 1758 - after 1801)
Father-AssmdWilliam Georgeson (say 1732 - ); Given Donald was at Coghill when he married Janet, it is assumed that he is an undocumented son of William and Jean (DOULL) GEORGESON1
Mother-AssmdJean Doull1 (say 1730 - )
Relationship1st cousin 6 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Donald Georgeson was born say 1758 ?Bower, CAI, SCT, date assumed from marriage, & place from assumed family. There'a a gap in the family of William and Jean (DOULL) GEORGESON's family in this time period where there were no GEORGESON baptisms obvious in the established church records extant for Caithness. William and Jean moved from Kirk to Coghill. Kirk is associated with Donald's son Thomas and the first two of the known children of William and Jean were born there.2
     Donald Georgeson married Janet Bruce on 28 Dec 1785 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, Donald in Cogill, Janet in Watten.3
     Donald Georgeson died aft. 1801 ?Knapperfield, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.4
     From naming pattern it might be assumed that Donald's parents were a William and Elspet.
There's no obvous marriage in the extant OPR for Caithness (Georgeson and name variants) and amongst the baptisms the closest is a William at Kirk (Bower) who had a dtr Elspet baptized May 1756. Very tempting to say that this is Donald's father given the Kirk connection (Donald's son Thomas was at Kirk).
The next Bower baptism is 1760 a William to Will GEORGESON & Jean DOULL of Kirk who then appear to move to Watten by the time daughters Jannet (1762) and Margaret (1764) come along.
An Alexander GEORGESON of Knapperfield features as a witness to some of Donald and Janet (BRUCE)'s children.
This Alexander has to be the Alexander at Knapperfield who married Isabella DOULL in 1801 and is highly likely to be the son of William and Jean (DOULL) GEORGESON, born at Cogill (Watten) in 1774, and would therefore be Donald's brother.
The above is why Donald is assumed to belong to William and Jean (DOULL) GEORGESON.1

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Donald Georgeson lived in Dec 1785 Coghill, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.3 He and Janet Bruce lived in Dec 1801 Knapperfield, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.5

All the other info

     Donald Georgeson witnessed the baptism of Margaret Murray on 25 Feb 1793 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; Wit: Donald Georgeson in Mireland, William Murray in Tarroul.4 Donald Georgeson witnessed the baptism of Alexander Murray on 6 Aug 1797 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI; Wit: Donald Georgeson in Mireland, Alex Georgeson in Coggill.6

External links

     Click here to see Donald's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.7

Family

Janet Bruce (say 1765 - )
Children
  • Isobel Georgeson (cir. Oct 1786 - )
  • Alexander Georgeson (cir. Dec 1787 - )
  • William Georgeson (cir. Dec 1787 - )
  • Thomas Georgeson8 (cir. Jun 1790 - Apr 1869)
  • Elspet Georgeson (cir. Feb 1794 - )
  • Donald Georgeson (cir. May 1795 - bet. 1795 - 1797)
  • Donald Georgeson (cir. Jan 1797 - )
  • John Georgeson (cir. Nov 1798 - )
  • Janet Georgeson (cir. Aug 1800 - )
  • James Georgeson9 (cir. Dec 1801 - )
ChartsGEORGESON
Last Edited11 May 2014

Citations

  1. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Nov 2013.
  2. GEORGESON, International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  3. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Mar. 1785 Donald GEORGESON and Janet BRUCE, transcr. Sep 1994.
  4. Sarah JORDAN, "CAI Families ex Sarah JORDAN," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bap. 25 Feb 1793 Margaret d/o David MURRAY & Elizabeth GEORGESON, Watten, CAI, from http://www.sarahjordan.talktalk.net/Murrayhtml/f5.htm#P20, extracted May 2014.
  5. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, rechecked Nov 2003.
  6. Sarah JORDAN, "CAI Families ex Sarah JORDAN," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bap. 6 Aug 1797 Alexander s/o David MURRAY (Cogill) & Elizabeth GEORGESON, Watten, CAI, from http://www.sarahjordan.talktalk.net/Murrayhtml/f5.htm#P20, extracted May 2014.
  7. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.
  8. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 9 Jun 1790 Thomas s/o Donald GEORGESON (Mirelandnorn) & Janet BRUCE, Wick, CAI 43/00 000 0030 0085, copy d/loaded Nov 2013.
  9. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap. Dec 1801 James s/o Donald GEORGESON & Janet BRUCE in Knapperfield, rechecked Nov 2003.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.