William Davidson

ID# 5216, (c 1766 - 5 May 1830)

William Davidson was born c 1766 at Midlothian, Scotland ,

There are a number of William Davidson's born in the Midlothian area around 1763/66. Mostly the father name appears to be William.
There is also a William Davidson born in Kincardine in 1766 with a father of George.

More research needs to be completed.

William Davidson married Euphan Blaikie on 18 Dec 1795 at Cranstoun, Midlothian, Scotland ,

William Davidson and Euphan Blaikie both in this Parish entered their names in order for proclamation for Marriage.1,2

William Davidson witnessed the baptism of Janet Davidson on 4 Oct 1823 in Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ,

Janet Daughter of George Davidson, Collier Deanhead & Marion King his spouse was born the 1st Aug & Baptised 4th Oct following.

Witnesses: William Davidson & John Duncan

(just below this is the entry for Euphemia Davidson - George's other daughter.)1,3

William died on 5 May 1830 at Pencaitland, East Lothian, East Lothian.

William's cause of death on 5 May 1830 was from Asthma.

William was buried on 6 May 1830 at Pencaitland Parish Church, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ,

1830 William Davidson, Collier In Muir was buried here 6 May 1830, died of asthma aged 64 years.1,4

William and Euphan had 5 Known children.

Children of William Davidson and Euphan Blaikie


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's (www.scotlandspeople.co.uk: pre 1855), 1795 Cranstoun Midlothian, 680/0010 0371. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  3. [S32] Scottish OPR's (published) 1823 Pencaitland East Lothian, 716/0030 0023.
  4. [S32] Scottish OPR's (published) 1830 Pencaitland East Lothian, 716/00 0030 0262.