Person:James Matthewson (2)

Watchers
James Matthewson
b.Bef 1752
d.Aft 1792
  • HJames MatthewsonBef 1752 - Aft 1792
  1. Helen MathisonAbt 1772 - Bef 1865
Facts and Events
Name[1] James Matthewson
Gender Male
Birth[2][7] Bef 1752 Quality: 1
Occupation[4] 1792 Parish of Inverleithing, ScotlandShepherd Quality: 3
Death[3][8] Aft 1792 Quality: 2
Reference Number? 481

Searching scotlandspeople.gov.uk 30 Aug 2003, I could find only one Helen Matheson (soundex) born to a James 1756-1777: 11 Mar 1764 in Prestonpans to James Matheison & Isabel Atchison GROS 718/00/0005.

In Innerleithen, there is a family of James Mathison & Bessie Lauder (married 8 Aug 1756) that fits chronologically and onomastically (Helen's first daughter is named Betty):

Margaret Mathason 7 Dec 1757 Christian Mathieson 3 Nov 1759 James Matheson 1 Feb 1761 Christian Matheson again 6 Feb 1763 and no more.

On familysearch.org, Robin found the following additional children for this family:

(she did not find the second Christian) John Jul 1765 Helen 29 Aug 1767 Peter Mar/Apr 1770 Elizabeth 9 May 1773 Janet Oct/Nov 1777.

I plan to order the Innerleithen microfilm and see if it resolves anything.

References
  1. Marriage Banns Walter Davidson and Helen Matthewson: Proclamation of Banns & Marriages, St. Cuthbert's, Record Type: Proclamation, Spouses' Names: Walter Davidson, Helen, Matthewson, Manuscript Info:. (21 January 1792).
  2. Marriage Banns Walter Davidson and Helen Matthewson: Proclamation of Banns & Marriages, St. Cuthbert's, Record Type: Proclamation, Spouses' Names: Walter Davidson, Helen, Matthewson, Manuscript Info:. (21 January 1792).
  3. Marriage Banns Walter Davidson and Helen Matthewson: Proclamation of Banns & Marriages, St. Cuthbert's, Record Type: Proclamation, Spouses' Names: Walter Davidson, Helen, Matthewson, Manuscript Info:. (21 January 1792).
  4. Marriage Banns Walter Davidson and Helen Matthewson: Proclamation of Banns & Marriages, St. Cuthbert's, Record Type: Proclamation, Spouses' Names: Walter Davidson, Helen, Matthewson, Manuscript Info:. (21 January 1792).
  5.   Scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Url: Scotlandspeople.gov.uk
    Citing OPR 692/02/0007 Leith South David Kerr 16 Feb 1794.
  6.   Robin Henderson. Robin Henderson email, Recipient: Harold Henderson, Author E-mail: robin.kate@verizon.net
    29-30 Aug 2003.
  7. estimate based solely on daughter's marriage 1792
  8. based on his *not* being described as "the late" or "deceased" in his daughter's 1792 marriage banns record