no image
Privacy Level: Open (White)

James Wight (abt. 1685 - aft. 1743)

James Wight
Born about in Midlem, Par. of Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 18 Mar 1712 in Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Midlem, Par. of Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
This page has been accessed 650 times.



James Wight

Married 18 Mar 1712 Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Husband: James Wight
Wife: Margaret Houd
'both in this paroch' [1]


George Wight
John Wight
James Wight [2]
Robert Wight
Isobell Wight
William Wight
Elizabeth Wight


James's line needs another direct male line representative to confirm our sole DNA signature for this line. See the WIGHT Surname DNA project to explore connections between WIGHT families on the Scottish Borders.
With BigY700 the initial haplogroup prediction of R-M269 became R-BY31019 (2018) and with a subsequent (non Wight) match (2019) has been refined to R-BY176503.[3]


For further information, see James on Lorna's web pages.


  1. Marr. 18 Mar 1712 James WIGHT & Margaret HOUD, Bowden, Roxburghshire, from Bowden, ROX, OPR, images available ScotlandsPeople
  2. Bowden OPR: Bap. 2nd Jul 1721 James s/o James WIGHT & Margaret HOUD
  3. Wight Surname project results FTDNA kits 822860 and IN24327
  • Source S1 ScotlandsPeople Parish Registers pre 1855
  • WikiTree profile Wight-196 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson.

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Is James your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by

DNA Connections
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. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with James:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Sponsored by Ancestry ®

Family History Search.


Enter a grandparent's name. Just one grandparent can lead you to many discoveries.


Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.

Rejected matches › James White (abt.1683-)

W  >  Wight  >  James Wight

Categories: Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b | WightDNAWanted | Haplogroup R Wight Patriarch