male Davidson?1

(say 1790 - before 1900)
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Male Davidson? was born say 1790 ?Chirnside, BEW, SCT.1
     Male Davidson? and Ann Collan were assumed not be be married as no father's name was shown on son John's dth cert, and no marriage is noted in the OPR index, neither fact being conclusive however - any marriage would likely be cir. 1817 ?Chirnside, BEW.1
     Male Davidson? died bef. 1900.1
     Whoever this chap is, a direct male line descendant belongs to haplogroup I-M253 (old I1), with no close Y-DNA matches obvious as yet, so still no clues as to son John's ancestry.

At least two trees on MyHeritage show this chap as an Alexander DAVIDSON, one providing him with 4 additional children with Ann: Janet, Jean, William and Sarah, all born 1820-1831 Midlothian.
Unfortunately, that Ann is a SMITH, not a COLLINS, and they are a mining family from Newbattle, Midlothian, which doesn't seem altogether likely.

There are one or two wisps of hints that the a couple of Davidson families from Roxburgh, Roxburghshire may hold clues

External links

     Click here to see male's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.4
     Male Davidson? belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.


Ann Collan (Jan 1793 - Nov 1863)
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Paternal ancestors of Lorna

Adam DAVIDSON's ancestors

Last Edited17 Nov 2022


  1. John DAVIDSON, DC DAVIDSON, John, 1900 Chirnside, certified p/copy held, dated/rcvd 29 Aug 1995 (no father's name given).
  2. MyHeritage Family Trees online at, Family of Alexander and Ann DAVIDSON,, sighted Jun 2013.
  3. - Family Trees online at, Family of Alexander DAVIDSON & Ann SMITH, Newbattle, MLN, from gresham campbell family tree of Diana CAMPBELL, online at…, extracted Jun 2013.
  4. WikiTree online at, Oct-11.

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.