William Manson1

(27 September 1807 - )
FatherWilliam Manson1,2 (cir. Sep 1771 - bef. 1841)
MotherChristan Young1,2 (say 1775 - bef. 1841)
Relationship1st cousin 5 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     William Manson was born cir. Sep 1807 Achoy, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.2 He was christened on 27 Sep 1807 Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; Entry reads: 27 Sep 1807 William Manson in Achoy and Christian Young his spouse had a son baptised named William. Witn: Baikie Mullikin in Wester Watten and Alexr Calder in Achoy.2

All the other info

     William Manson is a potential duplicate of William Manson; one born in Watten, the other married in Wick to Janet Fletcher with one Alexander Manson, ropemaker of Pulteneytown as cautioner for him. This would fit William's brother Alexander by occupation and later place of residence. Not that it helps in any way determine William's fate as the latter has apparently proved elusive in research by a descendant3, and seems to have died prior to 1851, when Janet was shown as a widow, living in Aberdeen.4,3
Last Edited29 Oct 2005


  1. 1993 IGI extract - MANSON, CAI, SCT.
  2. 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.
  3. Kate BRIAL, "EM MANSON/FLETCHER ex Kate B," e-mail to L Henderson(1), Rcvd Oct 2005.
  4. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Oct 2005.

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.