Dist (Watten) #10 cert reads: Isabella Manson (widow of Donald Manson, farmer) at 5pm Gersa Watten, 72 yrs, d/o Robert McAdie farmer dec. & Margaret m.s. Sinclair, dec.; of natural decay, no regular medical attendant. Inf. Robert Manson, son, Edinburgh. Reg. Watten 10th Apr
12 APR 1800
Par. of Watten, Caithness, Scotland
entry reads: "Robert McAdie in Lynegar and Margt Sinclair is (sic) spouse had a daughter baptized named Isobel before witnesses, John Barnetson in Lynegar & George McAllan in H(?? illegible)"
07 JUN 1841
Cogle, Watten, Caithness, Scotland
Manson: Donald Head, 40 farmer; Bel, 40; also Sinclair 13; James 10; Robert 8; Donald 5; George 3 and Christina 6mths:
30 MAR 1851
Gersay, Par. of Watten, Caithness, Scotland
schedule reads (all Manson and all b Watten): Isabella, widow, head, farmer 25 acres; Children: Sinclair (F), 22, unm; James, 20; George, scholar, 13; Christina, 10
OPR entry reads: Nov 3rd 1826 Manson Donald in Coghill Parish of Watten was maty Contr to Isobel MacAdie daug. of Robert MacAdie in Mireland. Wm Rosie cooper in Wick (assumed to be Isabella's new brother-in-law) stood for the man and Wm MacAdie in Mireland (assumed to be Isabella's brother) for the woman, married Dec 1st. IGI: "Donald Manson to Isobel MacKadie"
?Watten, Caithness, Scotland
did they move to Wick or are the last 3 children another family? No marriage obvious on indices at New Register House 1770-1819, nor in Watten OPR (from ? to 1797)
Repository: R22 Name: Filed in sources folder & notebooks Address: City: Waikanae State: WTN Postal Code: 5036 Country: NZ
Source: S381 Title: LTR CAI familes ex Carole MELLOR, Recipient: Lorna Henderson, Author Address: Stirkoke, Wick, Caithness, Scotland Abbreviation: CAI families ex Carole Mellor Author: Carole MELLOR Note: Data from 1851 Wick census, 1861 Wick census, 1871 Wick census plus maps of Watten, Caithness, Scotland Repository: #R82 Call Number: MELLOR
Repository: R82 Name: Filed under CAI Correspondence Address: City: Waikanae State: WTN Postal Code: 5036 Country: NZ
Source: S383 Title: IGI: MacADIE, CAI extract, Subject: MacADIE and variants: births christenings marriages Abbreviation: MacADIE: CAI IGI extract Publication: 1993 Repository: #R58
Source: S384 Title: IGI: MANSON, CAI extract, Record Type: IGI extract - MANSON, Location: CAI, Scotland Abbreviation: MANSON IGI CAI extract 1993 Publication: 1993 Repository: #R22 Call Number: MyFamilies.mdb
Source: S609 Title: DC MANSON, Isabella (McADIE) 1873 Watten, Record Type: death cert, Name Of Person: Isabella MANSON nee McADIE (2525), Number: Watten #10 Abbreviation: DC MANSON, Isabella (McADIE) 1873 Watten Publication: 05 Apr 1873 Note: p/copy held Repository: #R113 Call Number: Isabella DC
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Bel by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: