James Wilson and Alison Shepherd

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James WILSON born 16/03/1792 bapt. 25/03/1792 to William WILSON and Janet MARSHALL in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland.1 James WILSON married Alison SHEPHERD 18/05/1816 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.2 James WILSON died 21/08/1855 in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.3 Alison SHEPHERD bapt. 22/04/1794 to John SHEPHERD and Tamer ROB in Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland.4 Alison WILSON nee SHEPHERD died 28/11/1879.5


Children

1. William WILSON born XX/XX/1828 to to James WILSON and Alison SHEPHERD. William WILSON died 31/10/1853.6

2. Thamer (Tamar) WILSON born XX/XX/1821 to James WILSON and Alison SHEPHERD in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland.7 Thamar WILSON married (1) Thomas THOMSON 01/10/1841 in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.8 Thamer WILSON married (2) Frederick EARLE 11/05/1853 in St. John's Church, London, England.9 Thamer EARLE nee WILSON died 02/06/1903 in Oamuru, Otago, New Zealand.10 Frederick EARLE born 20/06/1830 to William EARLE and Elizabeth NORTON in Westminster, London, England.11 Frederick EARLE died 06/04/1891 in Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand.12

3. John WILSON born XX/XX/1821 to to James WILSON and Alison SHEPHERD. John WILSON died in XX/XX/1829.13

4. James WILSON born XX/XX/1823 to James WILSON and Alison SHEPHERD.14 James married Thamar SHEPHERD 01/06/1849 in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.15 James WILSON died 24/09/1885.16 Thamar SHEPHERD born XX/XX/1826 to John SHEPHERD and Isabella UNKNOWN in Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland.17 Thamar WILSON nee SHEPHERD died 22/01/1897.18

5. Janet "Jessie" WILSON born XX/XX/1825 to James WILSON and Alison SHEPHERD in North Leith, Midlothian, Scotland.19 Jessie WILSON married Robert Balfour LAIRD 25/06/1852 in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.20 A second ceremony occurred 29/06/1852 in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.21 Janet "Jessie" LAIRD nee WILSON died 17/03/1879 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.22 Robert Balfour LAIRD born 23/05/1823 bapt. 08/06/1823 to David LAIRD and Janet PRINGLE in North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland.23 Robert Balfour LAIRD died 04/03/1895 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.24

6. David WILSON born XX/XX/1827 to to James WILSON and Alison SHEPHERD.25

7. Thomas WILSON born XX/XX/1829 to to James WILSON and Alison SHEPHERD. Thomas WILSON died in XX/XX/1829.26

8. George WILSON born XX/XX/1831 to James WILSON and Alison SHEPHERD in North Leith, Midlothian, Scotland.27 George WILSON married Mary HUNTER 27/11/1853 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.28

9. Alice (Alison) WILSON born 16/11/1832 to James WILSON and Alison SHEPPARD in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.29 Alice WILSON died in XX/XX/1832.30

10. Robert WILSON born XX/XX/1834 to James WILSON and Alison SHEPHERD in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.31 Robert WILSON died 04/10/1852.32

11. John WILSON born 07/03/1836 to James WILSON and Alice SHEPPARD in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.33 John WILSON died 25/09/1861.34

12. Thomas (Reid) WILSON born 19/10/1837 to James WILSON and Alice SHEPPARD in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.35 Thomas WILSON died 24/05/1880.36

13. Alice (Alison) WILSON born 15/06/1839 to James WILSON and Alice SHEPPARD in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.37 Alice WILSON died 30/07/1874.38


Discussion

George WILSON married Mary HUNTER 01/12/1853 in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Mary's father is James HUNTER.39

James WILSON and family appear in the 1841 census living on Fair-a-far Farm in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.40

Name Relationship Condition Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
James Wilson Head Married 45 (1796) M Farmer  
Alison Wilson Wife Married 45 (1796) F    
Thamar Wilson Daughter   20 (1821) F    
Janet Wilson Daughter   15 (1826) F    
David Wilson Son   14 (1827) M    
George Wilson Son   10 (1831) M    
Robert Wilson Son   7 (1834) M    
John Wilson Son   5 (1836) M    
Thomas Wilson Son   3 (1838) M    
Alison Wilson Daughter   1 (1840) F    

James WILSON and family appear in the 1851 census living on Fair-a-far Farm in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.41

Name Relationship Condition Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
James Wilson Head Married 58 (1793) M Farmer Midralder, Lialithgows (Mid Calder, Linlithgow?)
Alison Wilson Wife Married 55 (1796) F   Cockpen, Midlothian
George Wilson Son   20 (1831) M Farmers Son North Leith, Midlothian
John Wilson Son   15 (1836) M Scholar Cramond, Midlothian
Thomas Wilson Son   13 (1838) M Scholar Cramond, Midlothian
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Death Registration for James Wilson

The death registration for James Wilson is quite detailed, and yet confusing. It confirms that he is the son of William Wilson and Janet Marshall. The informant for the registration was James' son George so presumably he is the contributor of the family details. He makes a point of noting even those children that died, and yet he appears to omit the two youngest confirmed children, unless he just ran out of room! They appear in census records but not in his report.

# Name Age Notes
1. William Dec. (1818) (36 in 1854?)
2. Tamar 34 (1821)  
3. John Dec. (1821) Age 8 in 1829
4. James 32 (1823)  
5. Janet 30 (1825)  
6. David 28 (1827)  
7. Thomas Dec. (1829) Age 9 months in 1829
8. George 25 (1830)  
9. Alice/Alison Dec. (1832) Age 10 days in 1832
10. Robert Dec. (18XX) Age 17 years in 18XX
11. John 19 (1836)  
Children Recorded on Death Registration
Children Recorded on Death Registration
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John Horton
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James Wilson and Family Gravestone

Details of the James Wilson and Family grave in Cramond Kirk’s Church Burial Ground, Cramond, Lothian, Scotland. Calculated details are in red. The headstone image is reproduced courtesy of Gravestone Photographic Resource who can arrange for a high resolution copy of the image if required.

Full Name Age Birth Year Death Date Text
James
Wilson
    21/08/1855 Farmer, Fairafar
Alice
Wilson
34 1840 30/07/1874 His Daughter
William
Wilson
35 1818 31/10/1853 His Son
Robert
Wilson
17 1835 04/10/1852  
John
Wilson
25   25/09/18XX His Son
Thomas
Wilson
42 1838 24/05/1880 His Son
James
Wilson
62 1823 24/09/1885 His Son
Thamar
Shepherd Wilson
71 1826 22/01/1897  
Allison
Shepherd Wilson
85 1794 28/11/1879 His Wife
Headstone of James Wilson and Family
Headstone of James Wilson and Family
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