The Wight Surname DNA project would love to hear from any direct male line descendant of James who would be interested in exploring the possible connections between the assorted WIGHT lines on the Scottish Borders.
See in particular note re the two James WIGHT and Isabella HALL couples, ie although both Isabella HALLs were married to a James Wight of Bowden, I (Lorna, Nov 2008) have at last conclusively eliminated the James Wight and Isabella Hall couple of Midlem in Bowden as being the same couple, parents of Jane Wight. According to Isabella's h/stone her husband James was a joiner in Morebattle. In May 2005 I found the dth of a James Wight, son of James Wight and Isabella Hall, that had his father as a joiner. In Jan 2006 I found that he had left a will. The will conveniently showed his inventory as including an amount due him from the estate of his late sister Isabella Wight, housekeeper of Melville Castle, Lasswade who had died in 1869. Fascinatingly, there were two Isabella Wight deaths in 1869, one in St Boswells, dtr of James Wight and Isabella Hall, the other in Lasswade, also the dtr of James Wight and Isabella Hall. However the St Boswells dtr said her father was a portioner in Midlem and the Lasswade one had her father as a joiner, so the two couples of the same name, and with a Bowden connection, are definitely distinct and unlikely to have two surviving adult dtrs named Isabella
WikiTree profile Wight-194 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson. S
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with James: