William Black

Male Abt 1761 - 1829  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name William Black  [1
    Born Abt 1761  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Laird of East Whitburn  [1
    Died 1829  Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Abt 1829  Whitburn Churchyard, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I423  Hamilton and Ridley family tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2013 

    Father James Black,   b. 11 Jan 1722, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Agnes Mochrie,   b. Abt 1729,   d. Abt 1802, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Waddell,   b. Abt 1754,   d. 1834, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Children 
     1. Black  [Birth]
     2. Black  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1829 - Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt 1829 - Whitburn Churchyard, Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • 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.
      James succeeded his father in the croft or farm of Liltie-co-kee, his wife being Agnes Mochrie. There were two sons and five daughters. William, eldest son, was married to Catherine, daughter of Mr Waddell, of Crofthead, and their family consisted of two daughters. The William just mentioned became laird' of East Whitburn. Even a modest lairdship is a desirable thing. Maybe he married " a lass wi' a tocher." James, second son of James, became a Dissenting Minister in Dundee, and died there, it is stated, but. unfortunately, there is here a total blank in the historical record. Some one may yet supply some of the missing links. It may be stated, that in Whitburn Churchyard is an old gravestone,.in good preservation, recording the deaths of William Black and Mary Tod, the former in 1742, the latter in 1767 (age not given) ; also the death of their eldest son, James, in 1800, aged 78 years, and Agnes Mochrie, his wife, in 1802, aged 73 years. Further, William, son of James, died in 1829, aged 68 years, and his wife, Catherine Waddell, in 183(, aged 80 years.