LAWSON – John Lawson Edinburgh to Luddenham

February 20, 2010 at 11:39 pm (Genealogy) (, , )

John Lawson

I am interested to hear from anybody who can offer further documented information regarding John Lawson’s ancestry. Recent research has confirmed that John is not the son of John Lawson and Catherine McRae, of Lady Lawson Wynd, Edinburgh, Scotland.

 JOHN LAWSON was born c1803 in Edinburgh Scotland, and died 23 Jun 1885 in Luddenham NSW – age 83 – Certificate 12724 #65 Years in NSW.  He married ANN WALKER 20 Mar 1854 in Parish Of Mulgoa by licence – Certificate 294 Vol 41B #Parish Record Mg V1854 294 41B/1854, daughter of FRANCIS WALKER and JANE DUNN.  She was born 24 Dec 1825 in 5 Mile Yard John Blaxland Esqr Farm – Certificate 469 Vol 12 #Baptised Thos Hassall 7 September 1828, and died 31 Oct 1894 in Luddenham NSW – age 71 – Certificate 11130.

Early researchers claimed John Lawson, was born 18 Mar 1803, to John Lawson and Catherine McRae of Lady Lawson Wynd Edinburgh. This birth reference incorrect; a Parish Death Register, from St Cuthbert’s Church in Edinburgh, dated 3 November 1820 registers the death of John Lawson, son of John, Lady Lawson Wynd, died aged 17 years. Ref: Parish Death Register ScotlandsPeople web site.

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