James Wight

(say 1743 - October 1791)
FatherJames Wight (cir. Jul 1721 - aft. 1743); relationship assumed from location, date and names, particularly given the 1743 marriage proclamations linking the Bowden and Maxton Wights.1,2
MotherIsobel Wood3 (say 1721 - )
Relationship4th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     James Wight was born say 1743 Bowden, ROX, SCT, Date and place assumed from assumed parents marriage proclamations, although no baptism has been found.4,5

     James Wight married Issobel Thomson, daughter of William Thomson, on 26 Apr 1765 Maxton, ROX, SCT, Maxton side of the equation reads: 6th April 1765 James Wight in the Parish of Bowden & Issobel Thomson in this parish gave up their names for proclamation for marriage Jas Wilkie smith in Longnewton Cautr for the bridegroom William Thomson the brides brothr for her they were three times correctly proclaimed no objections offered and married 26 s
Bowden: Payment for proclamation Nov 3rd 1765, 14s.6,7,8,9
     James Wight died in Oct 1791 Maxton, ROX, SCT; (if only one James Wight in Maxton.)10 He was buried on 6 Oct 1791 Maxton, Roxburghshire, assumed to be this mortcloth entry: Oct 6 1791 James Wight, Merchant in Maxton was this day buried in Maxton Kirk yard.10

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James Wight lived in Apr 1765 Bowden, ROX, SCT.9 He was "indweller" in 1767 Maxton, ROX, SCT.7


Issobel Thomson (say 1745 - )
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Paternal ancestors of Lorna
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Helen Sinton WIGHT's ancestors

Last Edited2 Jan 2012


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Letter, Margaret Steele (16256) to Lorna Henderson, From tree drawn Aug 1984 by Harry D WATSON, Linlithgow, WLN (now of Edinburgh), rcvd Sep 1997.
  4. H D W (15319), "Borders Corres. ex H D W," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Birth c 1743 James WIGHT to James WIGHT and Isobel WOOD, Bowden, ROX.
  5. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Apr 2009.
  6. Births marriages OPR index: ROX, SCT.
  7. Births baptisms burials: Maxton, ROX (Dist 798), bap. son William 1767.
  8. Cash book and Kirk Sessions Baptisms: Bowden, ROX, SCT, Cash book , Film 1067932.
  9. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 26 Apr 1765 James WIGHT (Bowden) and Issobel THOMSON (Maxton), from Maxton OPR 798/010 0187, copy d/loaded Apr 2009.
  10. Births baptisms burials: Maxton, ROX (Dist 798), Mortcloth entry 1791 James WIGHT.
  11. Births baptisms burials: Maxton, ROX (Dist 798), Bap. 1767 William WIGHT, (p/copy held, taken Sep/Oct 1994/5).

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.