DAVIDSON

Family Group (main line)

JAMES DAVIDSON, Contractor m. abt.1803
Northumberland, England
JANE WIGHTMAN
b. 27 Feb 1780, Cornhill, Northumberland, England

 

bap. 1782 Chatton, Northumberland, England

Father

Mother

RALPH WIGHTMAN

MARY


James Davidson is also the ancestor of Ann Hamilton, from Auckland, NZ - see his descendant chart.


Child Marriage Spouse Spouse's Parents
1 George
b.30 May 1804, Cornhill, Northumberland
2 JAMES DAVIDSON AGNES TAIT Parents
b 7 May 1806, Cornhill, Northumberland

d. Jan 26 1884, age 76, Bellsdyke, Airth.
His will from Scottish Wills is available here

Children b. 1806?, Yetholm

d. Jul 6 1889, Bellsdyke, Airth, Age 84?

3 Robert
b. 21 Jul 1807 Cornhill, Northumberland, England
4 Mary
b. 8 Feb 1811 Cornhill, Northumberland, England
5 Christian
bap. 14 Nov 1813 Cornhill, Northumberland, England
6 Jane
bap. 19 May 1816 Cornhill, Northumberland, England
7 Ralph
bap. 24 Mar 1822 Cornhill, Northumberland, England

References:

1    Extract of an Entry in the Register of Deaths, 1884, Parish of Airth , Stirlingshire, - James Davidson


NAME and Surname
Rank  or Profession and whether
Single, Married or Widowed

When and Where Died

Sex

Age


Name, Surname and Rank or Profession of Father
Name and Maiden Surname of Mother


Cause of Death, Duration of Disease, and Medical Attendant by whom certified


Signature and Qualification of Informant, and residence, if out of the house when the death occurred

James 1884 M 76 James Davidson Cardiac degeneration

(Signed) 

Davidson January   yrs Contractor   John Davidson
Farmer Twenty-sixth     (deceased)   Son
  6h   a.m.         Present
Married to       Margaret Davidson    
Agnes Tait Bellsdyke     M.S. Whightman    -
  Airth     (deceased)   Registrar
             
 

2      Will and Estate of James Davidson - 19 April 1884 

James' estate was valued at 266 with debts of  463 -  see his schedule of debts here. From this we can see that he had a one third share in the running of both North and South Bellsdyke farms. The other two partners were probably his sons Ralph and John who were executors to his estate. The terms of his Will bound them to look after their mother and sister Alison. 

3    Extract of an Entry in the Register of Deaths, 1889, Parish of Airth , Stirlingshire, - Agnes Tait


NAME and Surname
Rank  or Profession and whether
Single, Married or Widowed

When and Where Died

Sex

Age


Name, Surname and Rank or Profession of Father
Name and Maiden Surname of Mother


Cause of Death, Duration of Disease, and Medical Attendant by whom certified


Signature and Qualification of Informant, and residence, if out of the house when the death occurred

Agnes 1889 F 84 Joseph Tait Senile Decay

(Signed) 

Davidson July   yrs Farmer   John Davidson
  Sixth     (deceased) certified Son
  9h   a.m.         Present
Widow of       Margaret Tait    
James Davidson Bellsdyke     M.S. Fiddies    -
Farmer Airth     (deceased)   Registrar
             


Tom Paterson (last updated 7 Sep 2019)