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Isabella (Hall) Wight (abt. 1758 - 1816)

Isabella Wight formerly Hall
Born about in Hownam, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 13 Mar 1779 in Par. of Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 58 in Hounam, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
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Date: 13 Mar 1779
Place: Ednam, ROX [1]
Notes: entry dated 14 Feb 1779 reads: James Wight in the Parish of Bowdean (sic) and Isabel Hall in this parish gave up their names in order to proclaimation for marriage consigned one shilling to the poor John Weir Schoolmaster in Ednam their cautioner and married the 13th March 1779.
I have assumed this is the correct James Wight, purely because he was of Bowden, which is where dtr Jane was supposedly born, although there are 2 other candidate couples of the same names and time frames Henderson-2297 15:48, 28 January 2015 (EST)


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Research notes


Not to be confused with the two other contemporary Isabella Halls, at least, each also married to a James Wight.
Yes, two of the possible three couples had a daughter Jean, born Bowden
The other one was born in 1779, further information unknown other than records showing that father James was a Portioner in Bowden.
This ones Jean married Peter Sinton but was born about 1783 / 1785, her father being shown on a headstone as a joiner in Morebattle.
In addition both James Wight & Isabella Hall couples had a daughter Isabel/Isabella, both dying in 1869.
The other Isabella Hall marrying James Wight, portioner of Bowden had a daughter Isabella (married to Robert SCOTT)'s death cert. shows her parents as " James WIGHT, portioner of Midlem and Isabella m.s. HALL, both deceased"[2]
This ones daughter Isabella's cert. shows her parents as "James Wight, carpenter and Isabella m.s. Hall, both deceased"[3]


  1. Source #S55: Marr. proclamation, Feb 1779 Ednam OPR (Dist 788), p/copy rcvd May 2005
  2. Dth 2 Feb 1869 Isabella SCOTT nee WIGHT, reg. St Boswells, ROX, 804 #6, image available ScotlandsPeople
  3. Dth 23 Apr1869 Isabella WHITE nee WIGHT, reg. Lasswade (MLN) Dist 691 Pg 11 #33, image available ScotlandsPeople
  • Source S55 Scottish OPR entry
  • WikiTree profile Hall-5218 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson. (Reference: 14432)

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