David Manson1

(circa October 1787 - after 1841)
FatherJames Manson1 (Feb 1756 - bef. 1823)
MotherChristan Georgeson1 (bet. 1756 - 1761 - bet. 1823 - 1841)
Relationship4th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     David Manson was born cir. Oct 1787 Coghill, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.1 He was christened on 13 Oct 1787 Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; Entry reads: 1787 Oct 13, James Manson and Christian Georgeson in Cogill had a son baptised named David, Wti: Alex Doull, Coghill, David Murray, Knop.. (Knapperfield?) (Carol said born 15 Oct, IGI (and sighting of OPR) confirms 13th.)1,2
     David Manson died aft. 1841 ?Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; (not obvious in dth index CAI, 1855 to 1869.)3,4

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     David appeared on the census of 7 Jun 1841 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, as MANSON: David, head, with Ellen and Christina (assumed to be his sisters). Also John Smith (Ellen's son) and Margaret Davidson (NB instructions to the enumerators for this census were to round ages to the nearest multiple of 5, children tended to have their ages accurately recorded - or at least as accurate as such things can be. These instructions were not always followed.)3 He was likely to be ?Watten, CAI, SCT, in Mar 1851. He was likely to be ?Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, in Apr 1861 if still alive.
ChartsAncestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Last Edited12 Jun 2016


  1. BAP: MANSON/GEORGESON, Watten ex OPR: Sep 1994, 1793 +, Filed in sources folder & notebooks.
  2. Letter, Carole MELLOR to Lorna Henderson, Feb 1994.
  3. 1841 Census, CAI, SCT, Watten Dist 1 P14 House #74 (Mellor index), rcvd Sep 1994.
  4. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Index to MANSON CAI dths 1855-1869, downloaded Sep 2003.

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.