Esther Georgeson1,2

(circa February 1766 - after 1841)
FatherDonald Georgeson (say 1730 - cir. Dec 1793); (It is assumed that the Esther Georgeson who married William Smith is the same Esther, known to be the dtr of Donald Georgeson and Esther Miller although the naming pattern of their children indicates Esther's parents to be an Alexander and Janet)2,3
MotherEsther Miller (say 1735 - aft. 1766); 2,3
Relationship5th great-aunt of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Esther Georgeson was born cir. Feb 1766 Kirk, Par. of Bower, CAI, SCT.4 She was baptized on 16 Feb 1766 Bower, CAI, SCT; IGI has 3 entries (all patron submissions) which have her as Esther or Easter and chr 16 Feb 1766 or 16 Feb 1765. The p/copy of the entry is indistinct, but further up the page is a Jan 1766 entry, so I've assumed Feb 16th 1766 and that the entry reads: Feby 16 Donald Georgeson in Kirk had by his wife Esther Miller a child baptized called Esther Wit: David Manson and John Stephen.2,4 She and William Smith were estimated to have married aft. 1794 ?Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, as their eldest known son, born 1794, was illegitimate.5
     Esther Georgeson died aft. 1841 ?Wick, CAI, SCT.6 Esther was not indexed as buried CAI, SCT, in Bower, Watten or Wick Old cemeteries.

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     The census of 7 Jun 1841 showed Esther Smith in the household of her dtr Janet and her husband William Davidson and their sons John and Daniel Kinnaird St, Wick, CAI, SCT, enumerated as DAVIDSON: William 35; Jannet 30; John 12; Easter 10; Jean 8; Jannet 5; Daniel 1; Ann 4m. SMITH: Easter 70 (Janet's mother, Esther.)7,6

Family

William Smith (bef. 1779 - )
Children
  • William Smith5 (1794 - )
  • Alexander Smith+8 (cir. Jun 1799 - Jul 1877)
  • John Smith9 (Apr 1801 - )
  • Janet Smith10 (1803 - Mar 1883)
  • Esther Smith11 (Jul 1805 - )
  • Donald Smith1 (Jun 1809 - )
ChartsAncestors & siblings of Les Henderson
GEORGESON
Last Edited17 Nov 2013

Citations

  1. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1809 Donald SMITH, extracted Nov 2003.
  2. GEORGESON, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batches 7306703-32-822719 (as Easter chr Bower 16 Feb 1766); FPO:448054-?-55976 (as Esther born Kirk, Bower, 16 Feb 1765); 7528705-87-884648 (as Easter GEORGETON chr Bower 16 Feb 1766), rechecked Apr 2004.
  3. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Apr 2004.
  4. Kristine DUNDAS (37807), "EM GEORGESON/SMITH ex Kristine D," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, P/copy of Bower OPR Baptism 1766 Esther GEORGESON, rcvd Apr 2004.
  5. Kristine DUNDAS (37807), "EM GEORGESON/SMITH ex Kristine D," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bap. 1794 William SMITH, from the Watten OPR, transcr. rcvd May 2004.
  6. FreeCensus, UK online at http://www.freecen.org.uk/, 1841 Wck, CAI SCT1841/43 ED 8 Pg 22, extracted Jan 2006.
  7. Kristine DUNDAS (37807), "EM GEORGESON/SMITH ex Kristine D," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, 1841 Wick, rcvd Jan 2006, supplied street & hint that Esther was with her dtr Janet.
  8. Kristine DUNDAS (37807), "EM GEORGESON/SMITH ex Kristine D," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Dth 1877 Alexander SMITH, p/copy rcvd Apr 2004.
  9. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), SMITH/GEORGESON births, batch 7331912 sheet 12, extracted Apr 2004.
  10. Kristine DUNDAS (37807), "EM GEORGESON/SMITH ex Kristine D," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Rcvd Apr 2004.
  11. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), SMITH/GEORGESON births, batch C110422, extracted Apr 2004.

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.