The Lawson Family in Scotland

1-William Lawson. William married Margaret Weston.  They had a son: William.

2-William Lawson was born on 13 Jun 1741 in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. 

Birth Helen paxton 1746
William, a baker living in Pleasance, Edinburgh, married Helen Paxton, daughter of John Paxton, weaver of Causey Slide, Edinburgh, and Jane, on 11 Aug 1767 in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Helen was born in 1746 and was christened on 9 Mar 1746 in Chirnside, Berwick, Scotland.

Marriage lawson paxton 1767
They had five children: David, William, James, John and William.

3-David Lawson was born in St Cuthberts Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland on 20 May 1768.  At the time they were living in Cross Causeway, Edinburgh.

Birth David lawson 1768
David married Heriot McMillan on 8 Jun 1793 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Heriot was born about 1773 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. They had two children: Heriot and David.

4-Heriot Lawson was born on 11 Aug 1794.

4-David Lawson was born in 1796.

3-William Lawson was born on 18 Aug 1771 in Saint Cuthbert's Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, was christened in Saint Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, and died before 1780. At the time of William's birth they were living in Hamilton's Folly, Edinburgh.

Birth William Lawson 1771
3-James Lawson was born on 16 Oct 1774 in Colinton, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and was christened on 27 Oct 1774 in Colinton, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

3-John Lawson was born on 18 May 1777 in Parkside, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, was christened on 23 May 1777 in St Cuthberts Church, Edinburgh, Scotland, and died before 1845 in Scotland.

Birth John Lawsom 1777
John was a mason when he married Katherine McRae on 1 May 1802 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Katherine was born in 1781 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and died on 17 Dec 1845 in 9 Chapel Street, Edinburgh, Scotland at age 64.

marriage John Lawson Catherine McRae
They had six children: John, William, James, Marjory, Margaret and Catherine.

4-John Lawson was born on 18 Mar 1803 in Lady Lawson Wynd (Street), Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, was christened on 31 Mar 1803 in St Cuthberts Church, Edinburgh, Scotland, died on 3 Nov 1820 in Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland at age 17, and was buried on 5 Nov 1820 in St Cuthberts Church, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Note:  Lady Lawson Wynd
Named after Lady Lawson, wife of Lord Robert Lawson of Hieriggs (High Riggs), who was Judiciary Clerk of James IV in 1493, the street was formerly known as Lady Lawson Wynd or Vennel. It originally lay only between Lauriston and West Port but was extended to Spittal Street after a Victorian Improvement Scheme.

Note: Some early researchers have linked this John Lawson to the convict per Guildford 1823 who married Ann Amelia Walker in Mulgoa, New South Wales in 1854 and who settled in Luddenham, New South Wales. The records below clearly show that this John Lawson died in Edinburgh, aged 17, in 1820.

31 Mar 1803 LAWSON, John OPR Births 685/002 0120 0589 St Cuthbert's Edinburgh Scotland.
Lawson '96 John Lawson, Mason, Lady Lawson Wynd and Catherine McRae his spouse a son born 18th. Current name John.
Ref : OPR Births St Cuthbert's Edinburgh Scotland

Death John Lawson 1820
3 Nov 1820 LAWSON, John OPR Deaths 685/02 0412 St Cuthbert's Edinburgh Scotland.
John, son of John from Lady Lawson Wynd. Died aged 17 years was interned here on the 5th. Lyes 4 feet SW from Francies Stewart Head Stone. Age 17. Decline.
Ref OPR Deaths St Cuthbert's Edinburgh Scotland

4-William Lawson was born in Lady Lawson Wynd (Street), Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and was christened on 28 Mar 1805 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

4-James Lawson was born in Lady Lawson Wynd (Street), Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and was christened on 28 Jul 1807.

4-Marjory Lawson was born on 20 Oct 1810 in Lady Lawson Wynd (Street), Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and was christened on 5 Nov 1810 in St Cuthberts Church, Edinburgh, Scotland.

4-Margaret Lawson was born on 20 Oct 1810 in Lady Lawson Wynd (Street), Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and died on 28 Apr 1857 in 9 Chapel Street, Edinburgh, Scotland at age 46. Margaret did not marry.

4-Catherine Lawson was born on 18 May 1814 in Lady Lawson Wynd (Street), Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and was christened on 23 Jun 1814 in St Cuthberts Church, Edinburgh, Scotland.

3-William Lawson was born on 25 May 1780 in the parish of Inveresk and Mussellburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and was christened on 8 Jun 1780 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. William was a hairdresser when he married Jean Campbell, daughter of grocer John Campbell, on 29 Aug 1796 in Glasgow, Scotland. Jean was born in 1775.

Birth William Lawson 1780
They had five children: Marion, John Robert, Euphemia, William and Janet.

4-Marion Lawson was born on 27 Jun 1797 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

4-John Robert Lawson was born on 15 Jun 1799 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and was christened on 29 Nov 1795 in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland. John married Jane Adams, daughter of Alexander Adams and Helen Lun, on 12 Nov 1816 in Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Jane was born on 19 May 1796 in Hawick, Roxburgh, Scotland and died on 26 Mar 1876 in High Riggs, Edinburgh, Midlothian. Scotland at age 79. They had eight children: David, John, Barbara, Jane, Robert, Alexander, Jane and Mary.

5-David Lawson was born on 9 Nov 1818 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and was christened on 20 Nov 1818 in Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

5-John Lawson was christened on 8 Mar 1821 in Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. John married Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born about 1822 in Colinton, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. They had four children: Robert, Janet, John Buist and Mary.

6-Robert Lawson was born about 1843 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

6-Janet Lawson was born about 1845 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

6-John Buist Lawson was born about 1849 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. John married Mary Ann Petrie Smith. Mary was born about 1849 in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland. They had six children: Sophia Mudie, Peter, William S., John Irving, Mary Ann and James A.

7-Sophia Mudie Lawson was born on 26 Mar 1871 in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland.

7-Peter Lawson was born about 1876.

7-William S. Lawson was born about 1876.

7-John Irving Lawson was born on 15 Aug 1878 in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland and died on 30 Mar 1948 in Ladies Golf Club, Links Parade, Carnoustie, Scotland at age 69. John married Annie Cooper Ross on 5 Aug 1907 in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland. Annie was born about 1882 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland and died on 30 Jun 1910 in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland aged about 28. They had one daughter: Olive Irving.

8-Olive Irving Lawson was born on 8 Mar 1908 in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland.

John next married Ann Kelly on 11 Jun 1912 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Ann was born on 6 Mar 1890 and died on 3 Feb 1960 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England at age 69. They had one son: John.

8-John Lawson was born on 29 Feb 1916 in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland and died on 6 Jan 1999 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England at age 83. John married Morrie Lillian Simmons, daughter of George William Simmons and Lillian Osborne, in 1940 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Morrie was born on 10 Dec 1915 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England and died on 15 Aug 2004 in York, North Yorkshire, England at age 88.

7-Mary Ann Lawson was born about 1881 in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland.

7-James A. Lawson was born about 1884 in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland.

6-Mary Lawson was born about 1849 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

5-Barbara Lawson was born on 16 Feb 1823 in Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

5-Jane Lawson was born on 18 Feb 1827 in Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

5-Robert Lawson was born on 28 Apr 1829 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and was christened on 31 May 1829.

5-Alexander Lawson was born on 2 Dec 1831 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and died on 2 Jul 1920 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland at age 88.

5-Jane Lawson was born about 1848 in St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland.

5-Mary Lawson was born about 1849 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

4-Euphemia Lawson was born on 26 Jul 1802 in St Andrews Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, died on 9 Sep 1878 in theNew Town Charitable Institution, Hobart, Tasmania at age 76, and was buried on 11 Sep 1878 in Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania, plot A:238c.

Birth Euphemia lawson 1802
Euphemia married Hugh McMillan in 1821 in Scotland. Hugh was born about 1801 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland and died before 1871.

4-William Lawson was born on 26 May 1805 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

4-Janet Lawson was born on 18 Jan 1808 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.