James Wight1

(23 August 1796 - )
FatherWilliam Wight1 (Nov 1767 - Sep 1847)
MotherElizabeth Richardson1 (May 1773 - Jun 1831)
Relationship3rd great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     James Wight was born on 23 Aug 1796 Maxton, ROX, SCT.1 He was christened on 11 Sep 1796 Maxton, Roxburghshire; Entry reads: William Wight carrier in Maxton, and his wife Elisabeth Richardson had a child born 23rd Aug and baptized Sep 11th 1796 called James.1

All the other info

     James Wight is a potential duplicate of James Wight; ?mar. Lydia Aitken? evidence purely circumstantial as this later James' dth preceded civil registration. However, he was a blacksmith, as was James maternal grandfather, and Lydia's family have connections with later Wight branches. If so, married 1820, d. bef 1827, blacksmith Colinton area.
     James Wight was considered as a potential duplicate of James Wight, but this has been discounted; the James Wight, mason in Denholm, married to Janet Tait is shown on at least one Rootsweb World Connect tree as belonging to William and Elizabeth, but that isn't true. That James died in 1861 and his death cert shows him as the s/o Walter Wight and Christian Turnbull. There may well be a connection further back, but I've not yet found it.2,3,4
ChartsWilliam RICHARDSON of Pringlestead, Eckford
RUNCIMAN of Earlston/Wanton Walls
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Last Edited27 Nov 2007


  1. Births baptisms burials: Maxton, ROX (Dist 798), Bap 1796 James WIGHT, p/copy taken Sep/Oct 1994/5 held.
  2. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Nov 2007.
  3. Www Rootsweb online at http://wc.rootsweb.com/, WC tree, db "lomaldor" of Catherine Mullen, last updated Oct 2007, extracted Nov 2007.
  4. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 1861 James WIGHT, reg. Cavers ROX Dist 785 Pg 11 #31, copy d/loaded Jul 2007.

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.