James Hall Wight1

(circa 1805 - 8 November 1821)
FatherJames Wight1,2 (say 1755 - )
MotherIsabella Hall2,1 (say 1758 - Jul 1816)
Relationship4th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     James Hall Wight was born cir. 1805 ?ROX, SCT.3
     James Hall Wight died on 8 Nov 1821 prob. at ?Hounam, ROX, SCT; aged 16 (MI transcript implies son of Isabella Hall and James Wight, with the assumption that Hall is a forename.)3


     James Hall Wight may have been known as James Hall it being open to interpretation as to whether the name on the MI is James Hall, or James Hall Wight.3

All the other info

     James Hall Wight was interred with William Hall and Jane Stevenson Hounam, ROX, SCT; H/stone reads: IMO William Hall, who died at Morebattle 17.3.1817 aged 82 yrs, also Jane Stevenson his spouse who died 4.1.1825 aged 82 yrs. also Isabella Hall their daughter spouse to James Wight joiner Morebattle who died ?. 7.1816 aged ? yrs. James Hall their son who died 8.11.1821 aged 16 yrs (assumed to be son of James Wight and Isabella Hall given his age, with Hall being a forename. Possibly the transcription is a tad wrong and James is Isabella's brother, eg his age might be 46? I have concluded, for now that his name is James Hall Wight but this gives me another problem in that I already have them with a son James born c 1805, but dying in 1878. More work needed.)3,1,4
Last Edited4 May 2018


  1. Various Photograph(s), Various, unknown repository, H/stone Hounam Churchyard, (William HALL, Jane STEVENSON, Isabella WIGHT, James Hall WIGHT, taken Jul 2006.
  2. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Aug 2007.
  3. Borders FHS, MIs: ROX Hounam & Linton, Entry #50: HALL/STEVENSON burials.
  4. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Apr 2008.

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.