William Willson and Janet Marshall

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William WILLSON bapt. 03/06/1772 to David WILLSON and Margaret AULD in UPHALL OR STRATHBROCK, West Lothian, Scotland.1 William WILSON married Janet MARSHALL.2 Janet Marshall born about 1772 to William MARSHALL and Jean UNKNOWN in Livingstone, West Lothian, Scotland.3


Children

1. James WILSON born 16/03/1792 bapt. 25/03/1792 to William WILSON and Janet MARSHALL in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland.4 James WILSON married Alison SHEPHERD 18/05/1816 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.5 James WILSON died 21/08/1855 in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.6 Alison SHEPHERD bapt. 22/04/1794 to John SHEPHERD and Tamer ROB in Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland.7 Alison WILSON nee SHEPHERD died 28/11/1879.8

2. Jean WILSON b. 20/06/1794 bapt. 29/06/1794 to William WILSON and Janet MARSHALL in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland.9

3. Isabella WILSON born 02/05/1798, bapt. 06/05/1798 to William WILSON and Janet MARSHALL in Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland.10

4. Mary WILSON born 21/04/1800, bapt. 27/04/1800 to William WILSON and Janet MARSHALL in Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland.11

5. William WILSON born 25/04/1802 to William WILSON and Janet MARSHALL in Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland.12

6. Thomas WILSON born 06/05/1804 bapt. 13/05/1804 to William WILSON and Janet MARSHALL in Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland.13

7. George WILSON born 25/03/1806, bapt. 06/04/1806 to William WILSON and Janet MARSHALL in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland.14

8. John Weir WILSON born 15/07/1808, bapt. 07/08/1808 to William WILSON and Janet MARSHALL in Kirknewton and East Calder, Midlothian, Scotland.15


Discussion

According to a submission on the Family Search website, William Wilson who was married to Janet Marshall was born about 1768, the son of James and Isabella Wilson of West Kilbride, Ayr, Scotland:

https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&section=details&person=LC79-LNH (Local Copy as a PDF)

The submission however appears to be internally inconsistent, with some children born in Ayr and others in Livingston. Additionally, two of the children have the same name, William, with neither dying in infancy. Finally, the distance between West Kilbride in Ayr and Uphall in West Lothian is about 65 miles, so it seems an unlikely match when the William Wilson born to David Wilson and Margaret Auld was born in Uphall, just over 3 miles from Livingston.

What doesn't seem to support this matching is the fact that William Wilson and Janet Marshall do not name any of their children after David Wilson or Margaret Auld.

Given the Ancestral File entry for Janet Marshall, a potential baptism entry occurs in the LDS Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950:

Janet MARSHALL bapt. 29/12/1771 to William MARSHALL and Jean ORROCK in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.16

William MARSHALL married Jean ORROCK 29/09/1762 in Tronkirk, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. William was a Gentleman's Servant, and later served as a Porter for the Royal Bank of Scotland.17