Elizabeth Aiken Wight

(29 March 1856 - after 1911)
FatherJames Wight1 (cir. 1825 - Apr 1900)
MotherBeatrice Douglas2 (cir. 1825 - Sep 1889)

BMDB data

     Elizabeth Aiken Wight was born on 29 Mar 1856 Polton St, Bonnyrigg, Par. of Cockpen, MLN, SCT, cert. shows Elizabeth Aitken as b. 2 ?AM? Polton St, to James WIGHT, carter, & Beatrice m.s. DOUGLAS. Inf. father James, reg. 5th April.3,4,5
     Elizabeth Aiken Wight was born cir. 1857 Par. of Cockpen, MLN, SCT.6
     Elizabeth Aiken Wight was born cir. 1858 Cockpen, MLN, SCT.7
     Elizabeth Aiken Wight was born cir. 1861 Cockpen, MLN.1,2
     Elizabeth Aiken Wight married William Glass on 30 Aug 1895 Edinburgh, Dist of Newington, MLN, SCT, cert. shows William GLASS as 27 road surfaceman, resid. Polton Farm, Lasswade, s/o John GLASS labourer dec'd & Helen m.s. CARRUTHERS; "E" - indexed as Elizabeth Aitke(n) - as 33 dairymaid resid. Sinton House, Gorgie, Edin., d/o James WIGHT farm labourer & Elizabeth m.s. DOUGLAS, dec'd; Wit.: Lizzie HEDDLE & William RAE, reg. 2 Sep
NB Lizzie HEDDLE is presumed to be Elizabeth's sister Beatrice HEDDLE as Beatrice's dtr Lizzie HEDDLE would only be 13. Beatrice sometimes shows as Elizabeth / Lizzie in records.2
     Elizabeth Aiken Wight died aft. 1911 ?Lasswade, MLN, SCT.2,1,8
     Headline: Elizabeth acknowledges her age!
For many years Elizabeth Aitken WIGHT born 1856, disappears after 1871 census, and Elizabeth WIGHT who appears in the 1891 census with her parents, and marries William GLASS in 1895, showing as born abt 1861 were presumed to be the same person but remained unmerged in my database.
The 1901 census clinched that however as she suddenly remembers she was born in 1856!
Mind you, it would have been a bit miraculous for mother Beatrice to have produced Elizabeth around 1861 given she had siblings who were born in 1860 and 1861.9

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Elizabeth Aiken Wight appeared on the census of 1861 Slateford, Par. of Colinton, MLN, SCT, in the household of James Wight and Beatrice Wight as daughter of James.10 Elizabeth Aiken Wight appeared on the census of 1871 Slateford, Par. of Colinton, MLN, in the household of James Wight and Beatrice Wight as daughter of James.11 It is possible that Elizabeth Aiken Wight was 1 Cobden Rd, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, MLN, SCT, in 1881 20 yr old gen servant with Henry CROUCH.12
     The census of 1891 showed Elizabeth and Agnes and their brothers George and James in the household of their father James Gorgie Cottages (27), Edinburgh, MLN, SCT, enumerated as James WIGHT, head, widower, 68, carter, b Currie, Edin. Dtr Elizabeth, unm, 30, dairymaid, b Cockpen, Edin. Grd sons:George, 18, labourer, b Colinton, James, 5, scholar, b St Cuthberts; Grd dtr: Agnes, 3, b St Cuthberts.1 Elizabeth Aiken Wight lived in Aug 1895 Sinton Hse, Gorgie, Edinburgh, MLN, SCT.2
     The census of 1901 showed Elizabeth with her husband William, their dtrs Agnes, Elizabeth, Jane and Nellie Cottage, Forth Crossing, Par. of Lasswade, MLN, SCT, household enumerated as GLASS: William 34 road surfaceman b. "Whiteted, Renwick"; wife Elizabeth 46 b. Cockpen, MLN; Children: Agnes 12 b. Edin. St Cuthberts, Jane 5 b. Lasswade, Nellie 3 b. Cockpen, Elizabeth 7 Mo b. Lasswade.4
     Elizabeth Glass appeared on the census of 1911 Gourlaw Rd, Lasswade, MLN, SCT, with William Glass, enumerated as GLASS: William 46 Roadman County Council b. Earlston, Roxburghshire (sic); wife Elizabeth 55 b. Cockpen, marr. 16 yrs 3 children, all living; Nellie 13 b. Cockpen, Elizabeth 10 b. Lasswade; 3 rooms with 1 or more windows.8

Family 1

Child
  • James Wight13 (Mar 1886 - Jan 1934)

Family 2

William Glass (cir. 1865 - aft. 1911)
Children
  • Agnes Glass Wight14 (Aug 1888 - 1978)
  • Jane Glass4 (cir. 1896 - )
  • Nellie Glass4 (cir. 1898 - )
  • Elizabeth Glass4 (cir. Aug 1900 - )
ChartsJames WIGHT/Lydia AITKEN
Last Edited8 Jan 2018

Citations

  1. Letter, Sue PORTER (30297) to L McIntosh (1), Apr 1997 ex 1891 cens.
  2. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 30 Aug 1895 William s/o John GLASS & Helen CARRUTHERS; Elizabeth d/o James WIGHT & Elizabeth DOUGLAS, Dist of Newington, City of Edinburgh, MLN, 685/5 #394, copy d/loaded Dec 2017.
  3. Letter, Sue PORTER (30297) to L McIntosh (1), Mar 1998.
  4. 1901 Census transcripts, Scotland, via http://Ancestry.com, Lasswade, MLN, Reg. 691 ED: 12; Page: 12; Sched, 64; hsehold of William & Elizabeth GLASS, extracted Dec 2017.
  5. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Birth 29 Mar 1856 Elizabeth Aitken d/o James WIGHT & Beatrice DOUGLAS, Cockpen, MLN, 676/24, copy d/loaded Dec 2017.
  6. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, 1861 Census Colinton, MLN: James & Beatrice WIGHT and family, (Dist 677 ED 6? Pg 12 Sched 75), copy d/loaded Dec 2005.
  7. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, 1871 Census Colinton, MLN: James & Beatrice WIGHT and family, (Dist 677 ED 6? Pg 6 Sched 36), copy d/loaded Dec 2005.
  8. Census image, SCT, 1911: Lasswade, MLN, 691_00_015_000_2_006; hsehold of William & Elizabeth GLASS, copy d/loaded Dec 2017.
  9. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Dec 2017.
  10. Census image, SCT, 1861 Census Colinton, MLN: James & Beatrice WIGHT and family, (Dist 677 ED 6? Pg 12 Sched 75), copy d/loaded Dec 2005.
  11. Census image, SCT, 1871 Census Colinton, MLN: James & Beatrice WIGHT and family, (Dist 677 ED 6? Pg 6 Sched 36), copy d/loaded Dec 2005.
  12. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 0224010 GRO Ref Volume 685-5 EnumDist 77 Page 11, extracted Dec 2005.
  13. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 9 Dec 1910 James WIGHT s/o Elizabeth GLASS; Mary Ellen d/o Robert WALLACE & Isabella COLLINS, Par. of Lasswade, MLN, 691/43, copy d/loaded Dec 2017.
  14. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Birth 1888 Agnes WIGHT, trans. Robert McC May 2003.

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