James Wight **

(say 1685 - aft. 1743)
Recruit(AnotherWanted)The project would like to recruit another representative of this line.
The only line with known information to date is that of son James, whose son James moved from Bowden to Maxton.
The most likely marriage to fit the parents of the James who married Isobel Wood is that to Margaret Houd/Howd, but there is no proof that this is the correct family.
BirthJames Wight ** was born say 1685 ?Midlem, Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland
MarriageHe married Margaret Houd 18 Mar 1712 Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland, "both in this paroch." 
DeathJames Wight ** died aft. 1743 ?Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland
WebLink(WikiTree)Click here to see James's page on WikiTree, a collaborative on-line tree with great DNA links and associated charts. 
WebLinkClick here for further information on James and family on Lorna's web pages. 
At last (May 2018) we have a yDNA signature for James - R-M269 - which will hopefully be refined in the months to come.
There is one y37 level match, GD4, to a WIGHT family with origins in Longformacus, from the neighbouring county of Berwickshire.
Researcher(Progenitor)James's line is being researched by Lorna Henderson. Coordinator WIGHT Surname DNA Project. 
Link2HaploGrpInfo(HaploLineage)For James's position on the 2008 phylogenetic tree, click here
Last Edited4 May 2018


Margaret Houd (say 1685 - )
  • George Wight (cir. Apr 1715 - )
  • John Wight (cir. May 1717 - )
  • James Wight (cir. Jul 1721 - aft. 1743)
  • Robert Wight (cir. Nov 1723 - )
  • William Wight (Aug 1728 - )