James Wight1,2

(circa July 1721 - after 1743)
FatherJames Wight2,1,3 (say 1685 - aft. 1743)
MotherMargaret Houd (say 1690 - ); relationship assumed as this is the "best fit" marriage of a James of an age to be the father/cautioner of son James marrying Isobel Wood in 1743 in Maxton1,2,3,4
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     James Wight was born cir. Jul 1721 Midlam, Par. of Bowden, ROX, SCT.2 He was baptized on 2 Jul 1721 Bowden, ROX, SCT; Entry for Jul 2th (sic) James Wight in Midlam and Margaret Houd his wife on (sic) named James (same day: John Wight in Midlem and Jennet Wood his wife had a child baptised before ye congregation called George.)1,2
     James Wight married Isobel Wood, daughter of William Wode and Cristian Thomson, on 26 Nov 1743 Maxton, ROX, SCT, Entry reads: James Wight and Isobel Wood both in this parish were married on November 26th 1743. James Wight in the parish of Bowden, the bridegroom's father, was cautioner for his son; William Thomson in the parish of Maxton for his niece, the bride.3,5
     James Wight died aft. 1743 ?Maxton, ROX, SCT.

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James Wight lived in Nov 1743 Maxton, ROX, SCT.3


Isobel Wood (say 1721 - )
  • James Wight+ (say 1743 - Oct 1791); relationship assumed from location, date and names, particularly given the 1743 marriage proclamations linking the Bowden and Maxton Wights.2,3
My pedigree chart
Paternal ancestors of Lorna

Helen Sinton WIGHT's ancestors

Last Edited4 May 2018


  1. Cash book and Kirk Sessions Baptisms: Bowden, ROX, SCT, Extracted Jul 2003 , Film 1067932.
  2. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 2 Jul 1721 James s/o James WIGHT & Margaret HOUD, in Midlem, Bowden OPR Par. 783/0010 0077, copy d/loaded Apr 2009.
  3. H D W (15319), "Borders Corres. ex H D W," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Marr. 1743 James WIGHT Isobel WOOD, from Maxton Proclamations 1722+, rcvd Oct 2003.
  4. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Apr 2009.
  5. Letter, Margaret Steele (16256) to Lorna Henderson, From tree drawn Aug 1984 by Harry D WATSON, Linlithgow, WLN (now of Edinburgh), rcvd Sep 1997.

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.