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Walter Wight (1816 - 1886)

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Walter Wight
Born in Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
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Walter Wight

Baptized 15 Oct 1816 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

"William Wight, carrier in Maxton and his wife Elisabeth Richardson had a child born 17th Sept 1816 and baptised 15th Oct following called Walter" [1]

Died 31 Oct 1886 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

cert. reads: "Walter Wight (Farmer) (widower of Helen m.s. Sinton), 1886 Oct 31 between 7 & 8 o'clock am, Maxton, 71 yrs (should be 70). Father: William Wight , farmer, dec, Mother: Elisabeth m.s. Richardson dec. Cause: Cardiac exhaustion after alcoholic excess. Certified by Jas Galt FRCSE(M?), informant Peter S Wight, son, registered Nov 2nd at Maxton Schoolhouse" [2]
Dtr Helen's 1875 note reads "Walter Wight my Father died Oct 31st 1886 aged 71" [3]

Buried: Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Married 20 Jun 1841 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

by banns, entry reads: "Pro.(clamation) of Walter Wight & Helen Sinton both of this parish" [4]
Husband: Walter Wight
Wife: Helen Sinton
Jane H Wight
Elizabeth Richardson Wight
William Wight
Helen Sinton Wight
Peter Sinton Wight
Margaret Wight
Isabella Wight
Beatrice Thomson Wight
Susan Robertson Wight


1841 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

WIGHT: William 75, farmer; Walter 24; Helen Sinton 22, fem. serv. All b County (within 2 wks of this census Helen had become the wife of Walter [5]

1851 Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

WIGHT: Walter, 31, b Maxton, carter & farmer of 20 ac, wife Helen 31 b Chesters. Children: Elizabeth 7, Jane 9, William, 5 all scholars, Helen 3, Peter 10 mths, all b Maxton. [6]

1861 West End Farmhouse, Maxton, Roxburghshire, Scotland

WIGHT: Walter, 44 b Maxton, farmer 20 acres & carter, wife Helen 42 b Southdean. Children, all b Maxton: Elisabeth, 17, William 15 farmer's son ag lab, Helen 13, Peter 10, Margaret 8, Isabella 6, Beatrice T 4 [7]


Walter on Lorna's web pages


  1. Source #S2: Birth 17 Sep Bap. 15 Oct 1816 Walter s/o William WIGHT & Elizabeth RICHARDSON, Maxton, ROX
  2. Source #S1: Dth cert. Walter WIGHT, 31 Oct 1886, Dist 798 Cert #8, transcribed by LornaHen
  3. original held by L Henderson
  4. Marriage proclamations 1841, from the Borders Archives at Selkirk
  5. Source #S3
  6. Source #S3
  7. Source #S3
  • Source S1: ScotlandsPeople BDM certs. 1855+
  • Source S2: ScotlandsPeople OPR entries pre 1855
  • Source S3: Census transcriptions for Scotland via, or images via ScotlandsPeople
  • WikiTree profile Wight-176 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson. Reference: 44

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