Alexander Manson1

(circa January 1811 - 17 September 1877)
FatherWilliam Manson2 (cir. Sep 1771 - bef. 1841)
MotherChristan Young2 (say 1775 - bef. 1841)
Relationship1st cousin 5 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Alexander Manson was born cir. Jan 1811 Achoy, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.3 He was christened on 10 Jan 1811 Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; Entry reads: 10 Jan 1811 William Manson in Achoy and Christan Young his spouse had a son baptised named Alexander. Witn: Peter Finlayson in Achamarrel and John Sandison in Achoy.4,2,3 Some sources believe Alexander Manson was born cir. 1816 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, (from the 1851 census) but the evidence points to a date 5 years earlier.5
     Alexander Manson married Helen Manson on 15 Dec 1834 Olrig, CAI, SCT, the entry reading: Alexander Manson and Helen Manson, Castletown, were matrimonially contracted 22 Nov and married 15 Dec.6
     Alexander Manson remarried on 28 Nov 1856 Wick, CAI, SCT, to Elizabeth Manson, daughter of James Manson and Elizabeth Wares, Dist. 043/1 #47; "28th November 1856; Banns - Church of Scotland; Alexander Manson, Ropemaker journeyman, widower, 45 years, resid. Shore Lane, Wick; Father: William Manson, Farmer (deceased); Mother: Christina Manson ms Young (deceased); married Elizabeth Manson, Spinster, 39 years, resid. Louisburgh; Father: James Manson, Shoemaker (deceased); Mother: Elizabeth Manson ms Wares (deceased); Married by Wm Lillie, minister of Wick, Witnesses: John Bruce and Peter Rosie.7"
     Alexander Manson died on 17 Sep 1877 Green Rd, Louisburgh, Wick, CAI, SCT; Cert details (from Pat) read: Dist 043/1#72 "Alexander Manson, 65 years, Ropemaker journeyman, married to Elizabeth Manson; 17th September 1877 at Green Road, Louisburgh; Father: William Manson, Farmer (deceased); Mother: Christina Manson ms Young (deceased); Cause: Aneurism of innominate 14 days as certified by John Alexander, Physician and surgeon; Reg. by Donald Bremner, Neighbour, Green Road, 17.9.1877."2,8 He was buried with Elizabeth Manson Wick Cem., Wick, CAI, SCT, Lair 94, Section P (bought by) Widow Elizabeth Manson, Green Rd 17.9.1877 for Alexander Manson (buried) 17.9.1877 of Wick, husband. (Also) Elizabeth Manson (buried on) 18.1.1893 (of) Green Rd, Proprietor.9

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     By Dec 1834 Alexander Manson was living Castletown, Par of Olrig, CAI, SCT, when/where married Helen.6 He and Helen Manson were still living Castletown, Par of Olrig, CAI, in Sep 1835 when their first child was born.10
     Alexander Manson appeared on the census of 1841 Mowat's Lane, Wick, CAI, SCT, with Helen Manson, as MANSON: Alexander 30 ropemaker; Hellen (sic) 30; Jackbina (sic) 6; Christina 4; Margrate (sic) 2; Donald 20 mason (NB enumerators were instructed to round ages down to the nearest multiple of 5.)11 Alexander Manson was a ropemaker in Aug 1844 Louisburgh, Wick, CAI, SCT.12
     Alexander Manson appeared on the census of 30 Mar 1851 55 Henrietta St, Wick, CAI, SCT, with Helen Manson, enumerated as MANSON: Alexander, head, ropemaker, 35, b Watten; wife Hellen, 38, b Olrig. Children: Jacobina, 14, b Olrig; Catherine, 12, b Thurso; Margaret, 9, scholar, b Wick; William, 5, scholar, b Wick. Anne FLETT, visitor, unm, 26, b Ornkey, Kirkwall; Alexander BREMNER, visitor, 1 b Wick.13 Alexander Manson was a ropemaker journeyman in Nov 1856 Shore Lane, Wick, CAI, SCT.7 He was a ropemaker in Feb 1859.14
     Alexander Manson appeared on the census of 7 Apr 1861 Louisburgh, Wick, CAI, with Elizabeth Manson, enumerated as MANSON: Alexander, 47, roper, b Watten, wife Elizabeth, 45, b Thurso. Son William, 15, b Wick.15
     Alexander Manson appeared on the census of 7 Apr 1871 Green Rd (107), Louisburgh, Wick, CAI, SCT, with Elizabeth Manson, enumerated as MANSON: Alexander, head, mar, 56, wood turner, b Watten, wife Elisabeth, 54, housekeeper, b Thurso.16 Alexander Manson was a wood turner on dtr Jacobina's dth cert in 1886.17

All the other info

     In 1829 Wick, CAI, SCT, Alexander Manson was a cautioner at the marriage of Janet Fletcher and William Manson; the record describing William as a ropemaker, and giving as cautioner for William, an Alexander Manson ropemaker of Pulteneytown, and Thomas Fletcher for his daughter Janet. It could be that Alexander and William are brothers, but this is not a positive id of either William or Alexander as sons of William Manson and Christan Young.18

Family 1

Helen Manson (cir. 1813 - bet. 1851 - 1856)
Children
  • Jacobina Manson14,1 (Sep 1835 - May 1886)
  • Catherine Manson5 (cir. 1838 - aft. 1851)
  • Margaret Manson13 (cir. Feb 1839 - aft. 1877)
  • Isabella Manson19,20 (Sep 1841 - )
  • William Manson13 (Aug 1844 - aft. 1861)

Family 2

Elizabeth Manson (Jun 1811 - cir. Jan 1893)
ChartsMANSON
Last Edited6 Aug 2015

Citations

  1. Jacobina BAIN nee MANSON (2545), DC BAIN, Jacobina (Manson) 1886, Inspection p/copy held by L McIntosh, rcvd Dec 1993.
  2. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, Dth cert 1877 Alexander MANSON (from Ray Honaker via Bill and Margaret MacKay), rcvd Aug 2003.
  3. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, MANSON/YOUNG baptisms ex LDS film 0101974 Watten Parochial Registers, rcvd Aug 2003.
  4. 1993 IGI extract - MANSON, CAI, SCT.
  5. Letter, P K BAIN to L McIntosh, Jan 1994, (from 1851 census) rcvd Feb 1994.
  6. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, MANSON/MANSON marriage 1834, from Olrig Births and Marriages 1820-1854 OPR 39/2 Frame 340 Batch M110394 Source 990553, rcvd Aug 2003.
  7. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, Mar cert 1856 Alexander MANSON to Eliz. MANSON (from Bill and Margaret MacKay), rcvd Aug 2003.
  8. Ray Honaker, "EM MANSON/BAIN Dunedin ex Honaker," e-mail to L McIntosh, 14 feb 2000, Oct 2000.
  9. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, From Wick Interment records, rcvd Aug 2003.
  10. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, MANSON/MANSON baptisms from Olrig Births and Marriages 1820-1854 OPR 39/2 Frame 305 ex Bill & Margaret MacKay to Ray Honaker, rcvd Aug 2003.
  11. FreeCensus, UK online at http://www.freecen.org.uk/, 1841 Wick, CAI: Piece: SCT1841/43 EnumDist 2 Page 23, extracted Dec 2004.
  12. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, MANSON/MANSON baptisms from Wick Parish Records, Microfilm 101976 Vol4 p467, rcvd Feb 1994.
  13. Letter, P K BAIN to L McIntosh, Jan 1994, from 1851 census; Wick: Enum book #4, Sheet 15, rcvd Feb 1994.
  14. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, BAIN/MANSON marriage from certifed copy (dated Jul 1972) from the Register of Marriages for the Burgh of Wick 1859 #12, rcvd 1994.
  15. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, From 1861 census, Wick, Enum Dist 111(ie 3) #132, rcvd Aug 2003.
  16. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, From 1871 census, Wick, Enum Dist 3 #105, rcvd Aug 2003.
  17. Jacobina BAIN nee MANSON (2545), DC BAIN, Jacobina (Manson) 1886.
  18. Kate BRIAL, "EM MANSON/FLETCHER ex Kate B," e-mail to L Henderson(1), Rcvd Oct 2005.
  19. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, ex Doreen McDonald from Microfiche Index, LDS , rcvd Aug 2003.
  20. 1993 IGI extract - MANSON, CAI, SCT, Batch C110432-?-990558,99 Sheet 55, extracted Aug 2003.

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