William Black

Male Abt 1757 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name William Black  [1
    Born Abt 1757  West Calder, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence Abt 1757  Bushdyke, West Calder, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptism or Christening 2 Oct 1757  West Calder, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Farmer  [3
    Residence Westburn Farm Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Backburn Farm Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Yes, date unknown  [1
    Cause: "thrown from one of his carts" 
    Person ID I130  Hamilton and Ridley Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2013 

    Father John Black,   b. Abt 1727,   d. Abt 1825  (Age ~ 98 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Helen Steel 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 4 Aug 1754  Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Cleland 
    Children 
     1. John Black,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +2. William Black,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     3. James Black,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     4. Margaret Black,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +5. Helen Black,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     6. Janet Black,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     7. Agnes Black,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     8. Elizabeth Black,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Bef 1909, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1757 - West Calder, West Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1757 - Bushdyke, West Calder, West Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism or Christening - 2 Oct 1757 - West Calder, West Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "eldest Bushdyke son" [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S-1643032318] Melodies and Memories with a history of the Blacks of Breich Water District, John Black, (Glasgow A. M'Laren & Son), Accessed 23 Jun 2013.
      William, eldest Bushdyke son, fanned first at Westburn, and next at Blackburn, whither he moved about 1800. His wife, Jane Cleland, became the mother of three sons and five daughters, viz., John, William, and James, Margaret, Helen, Janet, Agnes, and Elizabeth, who went to Canada, and died there a few years ago. Mrs James Forbes, a daughter of Helen, is now living in Carluke.

      William having died, through being thrown from one of his carts, his son John, a quaint, typical Scot, succeeded him at Backburn, and was married to his cousin, Agnes Black, Starryshaw. To this couple were born, at Backburn, four daughters-Janet, Agnes, Margaret, and Elizabeth, the two latter still living; while at Craighead, where they removed to, two sons-William' and Richard, were born.

    2. [S-1643032294] Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, Accessed 23 Jun 2013.
      Name: William Black
      Gender: Male
      Christening Date: 02 Oct 1757
      Christening Place: , WEST CALDER, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
      Birth Date:
      Birthplace:
      Death Date:
      Name Note:
      Race:
      Father's Name: John Black
      Father's Birthplace:
      Father's Age:
      Mother's Name: Helen Steel
      Mother's Birthplace:
      Mother's Age:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11701-2
      System Origin: Scotland-VR
      GS Film number: 1067793
      Reference ID: 2:1873B48

    3. [S-1643032318] Melodies and Memories with a history of the Blacks of Breich Water District, John Black, (Glasgow A. M'Laren & Son), Accessed 23 Jun 2013.
      William, eldest Bushdyke son, fanned first at Westburn, and next at Blackburn, whither he moved about 1800. His wife, Jane Cleland, became the mother of three sons and five daughters, viz., John, William, and James, Margaret, Helen, Janet, Agnes, and Elizabeth, who went to Canada, and died there a few years ago. Mrs James Forbes, a daughter of Helen, is now living in Carluke.

      William having died, through being thrown from one of his carts, his son John, a quaint, typical Scot, succeeded him at Backburn, and was married to his cousin, Agnes Black, Starryshaw. To this couple were born, at Backburn, four daughters-Janet, Agnes, Margaret, and Elizabeth, the two latter still living; while at Craighead, where they removed to, two sons-William' and Richard, were born.

      Backburn or Blackburn?

    4. [S-1643032355] Scotland Old Parish Registers Marriages & Proclamations of Banns 1538-1854, General Register Office for Scotland, (brightsolid).
      Not yet purchased on Scotland's People.