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Mary Richardson "Elizabeth" Wilson

Female 1785 - 1851  (55 years)


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  • Name Mary Richardson "Elizabeth" Wilson 
    Born 28 Sep 1785  Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • baptism date; in "Bogelhole"
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 1841 and 1851  Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, Scotland? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I126  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2019 

    Father John Wilson,   b. 27 Jan 1761, esq. of Hazelbrae, Lochmaben, Dumfries-shire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1793, Sheerness, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane Jean Richardson,   b. Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, Scotland? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1795, Lochmaben, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1784 
    Family ID F906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ROBERT WAUGH,   b. Abt 1786, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1850, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married not married to Wilson Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. GEORGE Waugh,   b. 16 Jun 1807, Lochmaben, Dumfries, Scot Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1877, Allanton, Lanark, Scot Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Cornelius Daly,   b. 1765, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1865, Upper Dormont, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1809  Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Daly,   b. Jul 1810, Hightae, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1887, Hightae, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [natural]
     2. William Johnstone Daly,   b. 9 Sep 1809, St Mungo, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1882, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Sep 1785 - Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jan 1809 - Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • It isn't clear if eldest son, William, is actually the birth child of Elizabeth and Cornelius.. His name at birth may have been William Johnstone with mother Margaret Wightman. William's widow in Utah stated that her husband said his father was Cornelius Daley and mother Margaret Wightman. We have not yet been able to clear this up. For this reason I am not including William as a son of Cornelius Daley and Elizabeth Wilson.

      1841 census: Hightae Village, Lochmaben. Living with husband, Cornelius Dally. Enumerated as Mary Wilson. Born in Dumfriesshire.

      We believe that “Mary” Wilson b Sept 28, 1785 in Hazelbrae (near Holmhead) is the correct OPR record based on Hazlebrae location. Her parents were John Wilson and Jean Richardson.
      The following is from a rootschat.com forum post by brigau: from that the NAS catalogue http://www.nas.gov.uk/onlineCatalogue/ (searching for Richardson Lochmaben) has a record of James Richardson, Provost of Lochmaben & daughter, Jean, both deceased by 1795.  Jean Richardson was married to John Wilson, late of Hazelbrae and they had the following seven children: John, Mary, Catharine, Margaret, George, Robert and James.   After Jean's death Robert Richardson, merchant, Lochmaben, (likely a brother or uncle) was appointed factor loco tutoris

      The following is from Jeff Waugh’s website waughfamily.ca and builds a case for the parentage of Elizabeth “Mary” Wilson:

      Mary Richardson Wilson ("our" Elizabeth) was born on Sept 28, 1785, on the Hazliebrae Farm in Kirkmichael Parish. In 1788, the proprietor of the Hazliebrae Farm was Mary Wilson's father John. Although located within Kirkmichael Parish, the Hazliebrae farmlands reached across the Water of Ae into Tinwald Parish and close to the Trailflat Farm and Trailflat Kirk. Holmhead was one of the buildings belonging to the Hazliebrae Farm within Tinwald. In 1798, Mary Wilson's aunt Mary (daughter of Robert Wilson and Jean Richardson) gave birth to the son of John Cruikshank of the Trailflat Farm. Her place of residence was given as Holmhead. This connects our Elizabeth to the Wilson's of Hazliebrae Farm. John Wilson was convicted of forgery in 1792 and apparently died at Sheerness, Kent, England while awaiting deportation to Australia. Jean Richardson died shortly afterwards and her brother Robert assumed care of the children. "Elizabeth" Wilson of Holmhead gave birth to George Waugh on June 16, 1807, but she married Cornelius Daley on Jan 13, 1809. In the 1841 Scotland Census Mary Wilson was living with Cornelius Daley in Hightae Village, Lochmaben, and in the 1851 Scotland Census Cornelius was living there as a widower. The Ordinance Survey Name Books, 1848-1858, identify Holmhead as "two cottages with a garden attached occupied by labourers on the Hazleybrae farm".

      In addition to the above "evidence", Glenda Waugh (my sister) has an Ancestry.com DNA match with Graham Thompson who has Robert Wilson (Hazliebrae) and Jane Richardson in their tree. She also has an Ancestry.com DNA match with "whatlink" who has Catherine Wilson (Mary "Elizabeth" Wilson's sister) in their tree. Catherine Wilson married Walter Gowanlock. She also has an Ancestry.com DNA match with "biwgatm1" who has Robert Richardson (Jean's brother) and Jean Jardine in their tree.