James Wilson

M, #4907, b. circa 1844
     James Wilson was born circa 1844 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of William Wilson and Margaret Forbes.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1851 census at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Margret Wilson, head; Ann Wilson, daughter; James Wilson, son; William Wilson, son; John Wilson, son; Barbra Downie, visitor.1

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at 154 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Wilson, head; Margret Wilson, wife; Ann Wilson, daughter; James Wilson, son; William Wilson, son; John Wilson, son; Margret Wilson, daughter; Robert Wilson, son; George Wilson, son.2
James Wilson was a fisherman. He married Margaret Wood at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 13 October 1865.3,4

Citations

  1. [S4978] 1851, Scottish Census, "James Wilson, son, male, age 5, born in Banffshire, Portknockie, scholar, resident at Portknockie."
  2. [S4979] 1861, Scottish Census, "James Wilson, son, unmarried, male, age 16, born in Banffshire, Rathven, fisher's son, resident at 154 Portknockie."
  3. [S3822] James Wilson to Margaret Wood, Marriage entry, "1865 On the Thirteenth day of October at Portknockie. After Banns, according to the Forms of the United Presbyterian Church. James Wilson, Fisherman (Bachelor), age 21, usual residence Portknockie, parents William Wilson Fisherman and Margaret Wilson M.S. Forbes. Margaret Wood (Spinster), age 22, usual residence Portknockie, parents John Wood Fisherman (Deceased) and Ann Wood M.S. Falconer. William Birrell, United Presbyterian Minister. James Falconer Witness. James Bruce Witness. Registered 1865 October 16th at Farskane, Jas. Cumming Registrar."
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.