James Finlayson

(before 1690 - )

BMDB data

     James Finlayson was estimated to have been born bef. 1690 Clayag, Par. of Bower, CAI, SCT.1
     James Finlayson married Bessie Teat on 30 Jun 1715 Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, Bessie of Nth Dunn, James of Clayag, full entry reads: Jun 4 1715 the said day James Finlayson in Clayag and Bessie Teat in Northdun and by these bind themselves to solemnize their marriage in due form according to the God and constitution of our Church within 40 days after here of under the penalty of 10 pounds scots money be payed by the (?) party breaker to the session box of Watten the said day being past and marriage aforesaid not consummated and for the further security both cautioners and the parties bind and oblige themselves to implement their several parts under the penalty aforesaid and in testimony here of they touched the Clerks pen day and date foresaid Accomplished Jun 30 1715.1,2

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     In Jun 1715 James Finlayson was living Clayag, Par. of Bower, CAI, SCT.2

All the other info

     James Finlayson is a potential duplicate of James Finlayson; one assumed to be at least 20 when he was the cautioner for the marriage of Isabella Finlayson to William Taylor in 1771, the other with a dtr Isabella chr 1750 of the right age and place (Clayag) to be the one married to William.2


Bessie Teat (bef. 1695 - )
Last Edited7 Apr 2007


  1. Angela FINLAYSON, "FINLAYSON of CAI", Descendant charts from Angela, copy also from Avis McD, supplemented by correspondence and oral details from Angela. Any nick names in format Cdi etc, refer to Angela's numbering system.
  2. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Mar. 1715 James FINLAYSON to Bessie TEAT, extracted Dec 2003.

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