William Manson

(circa September 1771 - before 1841)
FatherDavid Manson (May 1724 - aft. 1771)
MotherHelen J Miller (bef. 1735 - aft. 1771)
Relationship5th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     William Manson was born cir. Sep 1771 Coghill, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.1 He was christened on 12 Sep 1771 Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; Entry reads: Sep 12, 1771 David Manson Coghill and Helen Millar spouse, a son William, Wit. John Doull Coghill and William Millar Coghill.2,1
     William Manson married Christan Young on 2 Jun 1798 The Manse, Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, Entry (from Pat) reads:William Manson at Watten Manse and Christan Young there was contracted in order to marriage and, after the ordinary proclamations, and no objections offered, their marriage was solemnized on the (left blank.)3,4
     William Manson was estimated to have died bef. 1841 ?Par. of Wick, CAI, SCT, (given as deceased at son Alexander's 2nd mar. in 1856 and not obvious in 1841 Wick or Watten, nor 1851 Watten census.)5,6,7
     Shown receiving assorted payments in the Watten Manse cash book eg "1805 Nov 30th Paid Wm Manson Achoy for whisky & mutton 365 & 393 (unsure what these figures represent, may be a subsequent typo) £1/4/6"
"1807 Oct 6 to Will Manson Achoy for 6 pints whisky at 3/6: £1/1/-"
"Given to the poor and indigent:
1807 Dec 30 Willy Manson 6d
31st Wm Manson's wife Achoy 1/2 peck meal."8

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     William Manson appeared on the census of 1806 Achavrole, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, with Christan Young, enumerated as Wm Manson Christian Young, children David Manson, Mgt Manson, Thos Manson.9 William Manson and Christan Young were not found in the census of 1841 CAI, SCT, (Halkirk the only parish not indexed online yet, so assumed to have died prior to 1841.)7
     William Manson was described as a farmer on the mar. cert of son Alexander in Nov 1856.5

All the other info

     Over time, the baptisms of their children show that William and Christina moved from farm to farm around Watten, and thence to Wick Parish: After their marriage they were at Coghill in Watten by the time of the christening of their first child, David. By Feb 1803, and again from 1807 thru 1811, they are shown in Achoy, Watten, but in Achavrole in 1805. By 1813 they were shown as being in Flaxilass, Wick, (?possibly Backlass, but that would be Watten Parish) then in Winless for the baptism of Christian (1815) and Isobel (1817.)10
     William Manson witnessed the christening of John Manson on 28 Jul 1799 Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.11,12 William Manson witnessed the christening of Jannet Manson on 28 Jul 1799 Watten, Caithness.11,13 William Manson witnessed the baptism of Isobel Manson on 29 May 1803 Watten, Caithness; father James shown as "in Coghill" and witnesses: Alexr Doull, Coghill, William Manson, Achoy (assumed to be brother to James as William certainly lived Achoy around that time) (Wendy has 20 May, I've 29th, need to recheck OPR.)14,15
     William Manson and Donald Manson were possibly related as Donald (of Reiss) witnessed the baptism of one of William's dtrs b. Winless in 1817.16

Family

Christan Young (say 1775 - bef. 1841)
Children
ChartsAncestors & siblings of Les Henderson
MANSON
Last Edited6 Aug 2015

Citations

  1. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, MANSON/MILLER baptisms ex LDS film 0101974 Watten Parochial Registers, Dist 42, baptisms and marriages 1714-1854, rcvd Aug 2003.
  2. Letter, Carole MELLOR to Lorna Henderson, Feb 1994.
  3. 1993 IGI extract - MANSON, CAI, SCT.
  4. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, MANSON/YOUNG marriage 1798 ex LDS film 0101974 Watten Parochial Registers, rcvd Aug 2003.
  5. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, Mar cert 1856 Alexander MANSON to Eliz. MANSON (from Bill and Margare MacKay), rcvd Aug 2003.
  6. CENSUS: CAI, SCT 1851 HFHS Index Watten & Thurso, searched Sep 2003.
  7. FreeCensus, UK online at http://www.freecen.org.uk/, 1841 Caithness, searched Dec 2004.
  8. CAI, SCT Cash book Anstruther Estate, Estate papers, Transcribed Sep 1995 Filed in sources folder & notebooks, Watten Manse Cash Book 1805 to 1810, extracted from estate papers by L McIntosh Sep 1995.
  9. Douglas MANSON, "EM MANSON/MALCOLM/BRIMS ex Douglas M," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, 1806 Watten census, rcvd Nov 2003.
  10. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Aug 2003.
  11. BAP: MANSON/GEORGESON, Watten ex OPR, 1793 +, Filed in sources folder & notebooks.
  12. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap. 28 Jul 1799 John & Jannet children of James MANSON & Christan GEORGESON, twins, "in Coghill", rechecked Nov 2003.
  13. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1799 John & Jannet MANSON, rechecked Nov 2003.
  14. BAP: MANSON/GEORGESON, Watten ex OPR: Transcr. Sep 1994, 1793 +, Filed in sources folder & notebooks.
  15. Wendy GRAHAM (), "MANSON/HENDERSON ex Wendy G," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), rcvd Aug 2003.
  16. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, From Wick OPR, film 101975 MANSON/YOUNG baptisms, rcvd Aug 2003.
  17. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Baptism 1799 David MANSON, trans. Sep 1994.
  18. 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.
  19. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Baptism 1805 Thomas MANSON, trans. Sep 1994.
  20. 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.
  21. P K Bain, "EM BAIN, Pat Dunedin," e-mail to L McIntosh, MANSON/YOUNG baptisms, from Wick OPR, film 101975, rcvd Aug 2003.
  22. 1993 IGI extract - MANSON, CAI, SCT, Sep 1994.

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