Donald Manson1

(1 January 1796 - between 1841 and 1851)
FatherJames Manson2,1 (Feb 1756 - bef. 1823)
MotherChristan Georgeson1,2 (bet. 1756 - 1761 - bet. 1823 - 1841)
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Donald Manson was born on 1 Jan 1796 Coghill, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, (Where did 1 Jan come from? Not in my extract from the Watten bap. OPRs. NB Ian A has birth date as 1 Jul which can't be correct as chr 6 March.)3,4 He was christened on 6 Mar 1796 Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; Entry reads: Mar 6th 1796: James Manson in Cogill and Christan Georgeson his spouse son Donald wit. Alex Doull and John Doull both in Cogill.1 Some sources believe Donald was born cir. 1800 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, but this could be as much as 5 yrs either way given the rounding applied in the 1841 census.5
     Donald Manson married Isabella Sinclair MacAdie, daughter of Robert MacAdie and Margaret Sinclair, on 1 Dec 1826 Par. of Wick, CAI, SCT, OPR entry for Wick reads: Nov 3rd 1826 Manson Donald in Coghill Parish of Watten was maty Contr to Isobel MacAdie daug. of Robert MacAdie in Mireland. Wm Rosie cooper in Wick (assumed to be Isabella's new brother-in-law) stood for the man and Wm MacAdie in Mireland (assumed to be Isabella's brother) for the woman, married Dec 1st. IGI: "Donald Manson to Isobel MacKadie"
For Watten (Manson McAdie in margin): 4th Nov 1826 Donald Manson in Coghill of this parish & Isobel Mackadie in Mirelandorn in the Parish of Wick were contracted in order to marriage & after the proclamation of Banns, for three several sabbaths published herein the usual place & Manner, & no objections offered, their Marriage was solemnized on the first day of December 1826.6,7,8
     Donald Manson was estimated to have died bet. 1841 - 1851 ?Coghill, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, as not with family in the 1851 census.9
     Merle C. believed that Donald's parents were Donald and Catherine Calder, but to me, that Donald's baptism reads more like Murson than Manson and being in 1803 the age doesn't quite match the, admittedly rounded, age in 1841. Also, parents named James and Christan fit the Scottish naming pattern for the children of Donald and Isabella.10,11

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     In Dec 1826 Donald Manson was living Coghill, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.12 Fr Jan 1828 - Dec 1840 Donald and Bel were living Coghill, Par. of Watten, CAI.13
     Donald Manson appeared on the census of 7 Jun 1841 Cogle, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, with Bel Manson, as Manson: Donald Head, 40 farmer; Bel, 40; also Sinclair 13; James 10; Robert 8; Donald 5; George 3 and Christina 6mths (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)14,15 Donald Manson was given as a farmer on the dth cert of son George in 1912 ?CAI, SCT.16

All the other info

     Donald Manson witnessed the christening of John Smith on 25 Mar 1819 Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.17,18

External links

     Click here to see Donald's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.19
     Donald Manson belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.

Family

Isabella Sinclair MacAdie (cir. Apr 1800 - Apr 1873)
Children
ChartsDescendants of my direct McADIE line
My pedigree chart
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline
GEORGESON
MANSON

My Caithness ancestors

Last Edited30 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Baptism 1796 Donald MANSON, extracted Oct 1994.
  2. Letter, Carole MELLOR to Lorna Henderson, rcvd Feb 1994.
  3. Carol HURST (4684), "MANSON/MacADIE ex Carol HURST," e-mail to Lorna Henderson.
  4. Ian AITCHISON, "EM CAI families ex AITCHISON," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, MANST004 Jan 2001.
  5. 1841 Census, CAI, SCT, Watten Dist 1 Sched 9 (Mellor index) #44.
  6. Marriages: Wick, CAI, SCT, Marr. entry 1826 Donald MANSON/Isabella McADIE, trans. L McIntosh Sep 1994 (1820-54), Dist 043.
  7. 1993 IGI extract - MANSON, CAI, SCT, Batch M110424-?-990557, extracted Aug 2003.
  8. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 1 Dec 1826 Donald MANSON (Coghill) & Isobel MacKADIE (Mirelandorn), Watten, CAI, 042/00 0030 0118, copy d/loaded Apr 2015.
  9. Letter, Carole MELLOR to Lorna Henderson, From 1851 Census, Watten, rcvd Feb 1994.
  10. Interview, Merle CUMMINGS, 1994.
  11. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Sep 1994.
  12. Marriages: Wick, CAI, SCT, Mar. entry 1826 Donald MANSON/Isabella McADIE, trans. L McIntosh Sep 1994 (1820-54), Dist 043.
  13. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Baptisms 1828 thru 1840 children Donald MANSON & Isabella McADIE, transcr. Sep 1994.
  14. 1841 Census, CAI, SCT, Watten Dist 1 Sched 9 (Mellor index) #44, rechecked Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  15. Letter, Carole MELLOR to Lorna Henderson, From 1841 Census, Watten, rcvd Feb 1994.
  16. George MANSON, DC MANSON, George 1912.
  17. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), SMITH Batch C110422 Feb 2002.
  18. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1819 John SMITH/MANSON, extracted Oct 1994.
  19. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.
  20. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Baptism 1828 Sinclair MANSON, transcr. Sep 1994.
  21. 1993 IGI extract - MANSON, CAI, SCT, Birth 4 Jan, Bap 3 Feb 1828 Sinclair d/o Donald MANSON & Isobel Mc ADIE, Batch C110422 Watten, CAI, film 990557, extracted Aug 2003.
  22. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Baptism 1830 James MANSON, transcr. Sep 1994.
  23. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Baptism 1838 George MANSON, transcr. Sep 1994.
  24. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Baptism 1840 Christina MANSON, transcr. Sep 1994.

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.