James Shiel1,2

(say 1690 - )
FatherRobert Shiel (say 1665 - aft. 1729); Robert was witness to the baptism of his grddtr Isobell, dtr of James, the entry stating "Robert Shiel fayr to the forsd James Shiell", also of Janet, dtr of James "Robert Shiel his father & John Shiel in Swinie witnesses"3,4
Relationship6th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     James Shiel was born say 1690 ?Houstoun, Par. of Jedburgh, ROX, SCT.5,2,6
     James Shiel married Isabel Shiel on 1 Apr 1715 Jedburgh, ROX, SCT, entry reads: "Aprile 1st 1715 James Shiel smith in Houston and Isabel Shiel in Swinnie were maried."5,7
     I would have expected son Robert to be higher in the pecking order than 4th son, given that James, smith of Houstoun/Ulston is clearly the son of a Robert. So much for the generally faithfully followed Scottish naming pattern. There are no Rob* to James Sh*i*l births on Sct People in Roxburgh but there are 10 in total in the OPR period, one of which fitted in a birth/baptism gap between Janet and Agnes. There's nothing to positively identify James as our James however. Does anyone know anything about a James & Robert Shiell of Hardens in Greenlaw?8,9

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James Shiel was a smith fr 1715 - 1738 Houstoun (aka Ulston or Uston), Par. of Jedburgh, ROX, SCT, this occupation and place being given on his marriage entry (1715), baptism of dtrs Margaret (1723) and Isobell (1729) and sons Robert (1736), James (1738), by which latter it was being spelt Ulston rather than Houston or Houstoun.6,2,3,1,10

Names

     As of 1715, his surname was also spelt James Shiell but the spelling sometimes varied within the one document.5

All the other info

     James Shiel and Thomas Shiel Jedburgh, ROX, SCT, in 1716 were possibly related although it's probably a long shot, one a smith in Houstoun, Jedburgh, the other a weaver in Jedburgh.8
     James Shiel and Robert Shiell Greenlaw, BEW, SCT, on 20 Apr 1718 were possibly related possibly as father & son, given James is highly likely to have had a first son named Robert, and there isn't one obvious on the Jedburgh OPRs.8 James Shiel witnessed the baptism of Margaret Christie on 13 Aug 1720 Jedburgh, ROX; entry reads: William Crystie tennant in Houston had a Daughter born the 9th instant and baptized this day called Margret James Sheil smith in Houston and George Waddell glover in Jedbr witnesses (the 3 of them were the parties in the baptism the same day of Jame's dtr Agnus.)11
     On 4 Oct 1738 Jedburgh, ROX, James Shiel was hanging around at the Kirk after baptism of his own son James, and is recorded as a witness to the baptism of Isobel, dtr of James Jerdan Senior Tobacconist.12

External links

     Click here to see James's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.13

Family

Isabel Shiel (say 1695 - )
Children
  • Janet Shiel (Feb 1716 - )
  • Agnes Shiel14,15 (Aug 1720 - bet. 1720 - 1731)
  • Margaret Shiell+ (Jul 1723 - aft. 1764); assuming that the cautioner at her marriage is her father, certainly a "smith in Houstoun" from Margaret's baptism makes it highly likely the parents knew each other16,2
  • John Shiel17,18 (Apr 1725 - bet. 1725 - 1734)
  • James Shiel (Dec 1726 - bet. 1727 - 1738)
  • Isobell Shiel3 (Jan 1729 - )
  • Agness Shiel19 (Nov 1731 - )
  • John Shiel20 (cir. Apr 1734 - )
  • Robert Shiel1 (Jun 1736 - )
  • James Shiel10 (Sep 1738 - )
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline

Helen Sinton WIGHT's ancestors

Last Edited15 Jun 2014

Citations

  1. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1736 Robert to James SHIEL, Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0030 0351, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  2. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1723 Margaret to James SHIEL, Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0030 0164, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  3. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1729 Isobell to James SHIEL, Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0030 0271, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  4. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1716 Janet to James SHIEL, Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0030 0048, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  5. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 1715 James SHIELL smith in Houston and Isabel SHIEL of Swinnie, Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0010 0296, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  6. Marriage Baptism: Jedburgh, ROX, Bap. 1723 Margaret to James SHIEL, from Harry W, c 1996.
  7. Marriage Baptism: Jedburgh, ROX, Extracted pre 1999.
  8. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Oct 2007.
  9. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1718 Robert to James SHIELL in Hardens, Greenlaw, BEW Dist 743/0010 0018, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  10. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1738 James to James SHIEL, Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0040 0016, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  11. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1720 Margret to William CRYSTIE, tenant in Houston (witness James SHIEL), Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0030 112, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  12. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1738 Isabel to James JERDAN Snr, Tobacconist, Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0040 0016, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  13. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.
  14. Marriage Baptism: Jedburgh, ROX, Bap. 1720 Agnes to James SHIEL, from Harry W, c 1996.
  15. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1720 Agnus to James SHIEL, Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0030 112, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  16. Par. of Eckford, ROX: entry for Walter RICHARDSON & Margaret SHIELL, 18 Jun 1745 Filed in sources folder & notebooks, L Henderson, Waikanae, Kapiti, WTN, NZ, Marr. 1745 Walter RICHARDSON & Margaret SHIELL, Eckford, ROX, p/copy taken Sep 1994.
  17. Paul Richardson, "RICHARDSON, William of Eckford."
  18. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1725 John to James SHEIL in Houston, Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0030 0195, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  19. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1731 Agness to James SHIEL, Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0030 296, copy d/loaded Oct 2007.
  20. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 1734 John to James SHIEL, Jedburgh, ROX Dist 792/0030 326, copy d/loaded Oct 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.