David Manson1

(14 April 1799 - after 1806)
FatherWilliam Manson1 (cir. Sep 1771 - bef. 1841)
MotherChristan Young1 (say 1775 - bef. 1841)
Relationship1st cousin 5 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     David Manson was born cir. Apr 1799 Coghill, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.1 He was christened on 14 Apr 1799 Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; Entry reads: 14 Apr 1799 Wm Manson in Coghill and Christain Young his spouse, son David, Wit James Manson in Coghill (assumed to be father William's brother) and David Gunn in Catchory.1
     David Manson died aft. 1806 ?Achavrole, Watten, CAI, SCT; (the only 1800s Watten marriage for a David Manson is 1861 to Margaret Munro, that David being born c 1835 in Bower. The only Wick one of a likely date is to a Christina McLaren, no children obvious.)2

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     David Manson appeared on the census of 1806 Achavrole, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, in the household of William Manson and Christan Young as son of William.2 David Manson was not found in the census of 1841 CAI, SCT, nearest in age was a David 40 farmer and Cathrine (sic) 37 with David 7 all b CAI and living at Brabsterdorran, but that David was the son of a David Manson, not William.3 He was not found in 1881 in CAI.4
Last Edited16 Dec 2004


  1. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Baptism 1799 David MANSON, trans. Sep 1994.
  2. Douglas MANSON, "EM MANSON/MALCOLM/BRIMS ex Douglas M," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, 1806 Watten census, rcvd Nov 2003.
  3. FreeCensus, UK online at http://www.freecen.org.uk/, 1841 Bower, CAI: Piece: SCT1841/34 EnumDist 5 Page 6, extracted Dec 2004.
  4. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, SCT Highlands, searched Aug 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.