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John WIGHT 2

  • Born: 8 Aug 1803, Greens of Afforsk, Aberdeenshire 3
  • Christened: 14 Aug 1803, Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire 3
  • Marriage: Helen Moir FERGUSON on 7 Aug 1832 in Old Machar, Aberdeen 1
  • Died: 20 Sep 1879, Old Machar, Aberdeen 4
  • Buried: St Nicholas, Aberdeen 5

bullet  Notes:

The eldest son of a farmer in Chapel of Garioch, John moved to Aberdeen where he was a baker in Woodside. He married Helen Ferguson (qv) in 1832, and had six survivng children.

Their eldest son William was first a Minister in the Church of Scotland in Perthshire, and subsequently an accountant in Edinburgh: he married Amelia Fraser, a farmer's daughter from Perthshire. The next son John was a doctor in Aberdeen, and married Janet Tod, the daughter of an ironmonger in Edinburgh: he endowed the 'Wight Medical Bursaries' at the University of Aberdeen. The third son James was a druggist in Aberdeen, and did not marry. The oldest daughter Sarah (qv) married James Duff (qv), and was the only one of the six siblings to have children. The youngest son Alexander was an advocate in Aberdeen, and married Alice Anderson, the daughter of a solicitor from Fraserburgh. The youngest daughter Helen lived mainly in Aberdeen, and did not marry.

Additional source:
John Wight MD, Registration of Settlement dated 29-11-1888, ref SC1/37/102 (son)


John married Helen Moir FERGUSON, daughter of John FERGUSON and Sarah MEARNS, on 7 Aug 1832 in Old Machar, Aberdeen.1 (Helen Moir FERGUSON was christened on 9 Feb 1805 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen,6 died on 4 Jun 1899 in Old Machar, Aberdeen 7 and was buried in St Nicholas, Aberdeen 5.)



1 GRO (Scotland), OPR Marriage ScotlandsPeople GROS 168/B00 0160 0497.

2 Church Register, Old Machar Aberdeen, New Register House Edinburgh ref 168 (baptism of daughter Sarah).

3 GRO (Scotland), OPR Birth ScotlandsPeople GROS 179/0010 0113.

4 GRO (Scotland), Death ScotlandsPeople GROS 168/01 0811.

5 Monumental Inscription, Recorded by Sarah Jeffrey-Gray.

6 Church Register, St Nicholas Aberdeen, New Register House Edinburgh ref 168.

7 GRO (Scotland), Death ScotlandsPeople GROS 168/02 0612.

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