James Donaldson

M, #1578, b. 5 November 1820, d. 22 September 1895
     James Donaldson was born on 5 November 1820 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Donaldson and Jane Imlach. James Donaldson was baptized on 12 November 1820 at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was a fisherman.
He was listed as a member of the household in the 1841 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Jane Donaldson, 50; Elspet Donaldson, 20; James Donaldson, 20; Ann Donaldson, 15; Alexr Donaldson, 13; William Donaldson, 6.2

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Donaldson, head; Jean Donaldson, wife; James Donaldson, son; Hellen Donaldson, daughter; Alexander Donaldson, son; George Donaldson, son; William Donaldson, son; Mary Imlach, servant.3
He married Helen Wood at Parish of Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 9 October 1851.4 He was the informant for, and present at, Helen Donaldson's death at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 31 October 1860.5
He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at 223 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Donaldson, head; Hellen Donaldson, wife; John Donaldson, son; Jean Donaldson, daughter; James Donaldson, son; Margt Donaldson, daughter; Catherine Wood, servant.6

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 223 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Donaldson, head; Helen Donaldson, wife; John Donaldson, son; Jane Donaldson, daughter; James Donaldson, son; George Donaldson, son; Helen Donaldson, daughter; Alexander Donaldson, son; Mary Gault, servant.7

He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 265 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Donaldson, head; Helen Wood, wife; James Donaldson, son; Maggie Donaldson, daughter; George Donaldson, son; Helen Donaldson, daughter; Alexander Donaldson, son.8

He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 265 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Donaldson, head; Nellie Donaldson, wife; Nellie Wood, daughter.9,10
James died on 22 September 1895 at 265 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 74.11

Children of James Donaldson and Helen Wood

Citations

  1. [S1486] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "James Donaldson, male. Birth: 05 NOV 1820. Christening: 12 NOV 1820 Cullen, Banff, Scotland. Father: John Donaldson. Mother: Jean Imlach."
  2. [S1513] 1841, Scottish Census, "James Donaldson, male, age 20, born in county, fisherman."
  3. [S1512] 1851, Scottish Census, "James Donaldson, son, unmarried, male, age 29, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, fisher, resident in Portknockie."
  4. [S2429] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "James Donaldson, male. Spouse: Helen Wood. Marriage: 09 OCT 1851, Cullen, Banff, Scotland."
  5. [S7075] Helen Donaldson, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Donaldson Helen (Single), died 1860, October Thirty-first 11h 0m A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Female, 2 years, Father: James Donaldson Fisherman, Mother: Helen Donaldson maiden name Wood, Cause of death: Scarlatina, 5 days, as certified by James Wilson L.F.P.S.G., who saw deceased Oct. 30, Burial place: Churchyard, Rathven, as certified by Alexr. Goodbrand, Informant: James Donaldson, Father, present, Registered: 1860, Nov. 1st at Portknockie, Jas Cumming Registrar."
  6. [S5772] 1861, Scottish Census, "James Donaldson, head, married, male, age 40, born in Banffshire, Rathven, fisherman, resident at 223 Portknockie, has 3 rooms with one or more windows."
  7. [S7457] 1871, Scottish Census, "James Donaldson, head, married, male, age 50, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, fisherman, resident at 223 Portknockie."
  8. [S5724] 1881, Scottish Census, "James Donaldson, head, married, male, age 60, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at 265 Portknockie."
  9. [S8324] 1891, Scottish census, "James Donaldson, head, married, male, age 70, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, working on own account, resident at 265 Portknockie, has 4 rooms with one or more windows."
  10. [S5686] 1891, Scottish Census, "James Donaldson, head, married, male, age 70, born in Rathven, Banffshire, fisherman, resident at Church Street, Portknockie."
  11. [S5687] James Donaldson, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Donaldson, fisherman (Married to Helen Wood), died 1895, September Twenty-Second 2h 0m P.M. at 265 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male, 75 years. Father: John Donaldson Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Jane Donaldson M.S. Imlach (Deceased). Cause of death: Chronic Bronchitis, 18 months, General Debility, 2 months, as Cert. by S. Clark M.D.C.M. Informant: John Donaldson, Son. Registered: 1895, September 23d at Manse of Seafield, James McIntyre, Registrar."