'Manson1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Manson of Bridgend, Manson in Caithness

Henderson (p312) reports that the name of Manson "is of frequent occurrence in the County (Caithness) and in remote times."
Alexander Manson of Wick, Watten, Flex & Coghill (a 1681, 1693, Commissioner for Caithness, MP)
m. Isabel Hay
1. George Manson of Bridgend
  m1. Katharine Sinclair (probably dau of John Sinclair of Rattar (Ratter))
  A. Sidney Manson of Bridgend (probably by after 10.1702)
  m. William Sinclair 'of Bridgend' (son of George of Barrock)
  B.+ other issue (b by 10.10702) - Isabel (d unm by 1742), Margaret (a 1742)
  m2. (after 1727) _ Dunbad (dau of Sir Robert Dunbat of Northfield



James Manson in Watten
1. Alexander Manson in Thurso
  m. Elizabeth Munro
  A. James Manson (b 1726, d 1788, merchant in Rotterdam)
  m. Margaret Gay
  i.+ issue - William (dsp 1801 in Curacoa), Margaret (d 06.1849 in London)
2. John Manson d 1772, ship carpenter in Rotterdam, 3rd son)
  m. Ursula Cobham
  A. Alexander Manson in Bermondsey (d 1828, shipwright)
  m. Jean Bowie
  i.+ issue - John (d 1818 in India), Robert (d 1818 in India), Alexander (d 1812, Brigadier General, had issue)
B. William Manson (b c1752, d 1840)
  m. Mary Gregory
  i.+ issue - John Jasper (d 1826, had issue), Mary Ursula (d 1777)
  C. Mary Manson (d 1838)
  m. William Lang
3. David Manson in Thurso (dsp)
  m. Jean Oswald (dau of Rev. George Oswald of Dunnet)
4. Elizabeth Manson
  m. John Sinclair in Watten
  A. Isabella Sinclair
  m. David Bruce in Hastigrow
  i. Janet Bruce
  m. Neil Sutherland
  ii. Elizabeth Bruce
  m. George Gunn
iii. Isabella Bruce
  m. Patrick Andrew
  iv.+ other issue - William (d in America), David (d in America), Jean (d unm), Katherine (d unm)
  B. Elizabeth Sinclair
  m. John Manson
  i. William Manson (d 1846) had issue
m. Isabella Williamson (dau of Donald Williamson of Banniskirk)
  ii. Elizabeth Manson (d 1805)
  m. Donald Robeson of Thurso
  iii. Anne Manson (dsp 1846)
  m. Morrison Snody of Thurso
  iv.+ other issue (d unm ) - Jean, Isabella
  C. Jean Sinclair
  m. Patrick Brodie in Ulbster
  D. Janet Sinclair
  m. George Gibson
5.+ other issue - William (d unm 07.1767), Charles, Christian (d unm)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (originally uploaded in MZmisc06 on 26.12.17) : 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, 'The Manson-Sinclairs of Bridgend', p148+)
(2) For lower section : 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, 'The Mansons', p312+)
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