William Maughan 1707-

John Maughan 1735

William Maughan we believe was the father of John Maughan below. William was from 'Steelrigg' or Steel Rigg, a land holding (farm) on the north side of Hadrian's Wall 3 miles northeast of Haltwhistle. He was born circa 1707. According to the Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum by John Kersey (1708) steel refers to the body of an arrow and a rig is (a) a horse that has had a stone cut but was able to sire a colt, (b) ramping, or (c) a wanton girl. One could presume that the meaning then is a ramp against Hadrian's Wall from which to shoot arrows...
Durning this period in the history of Northumberland, England and Scotland were joined by the Acts of Union in 1707 (technically two acts: Union with Scotland Act of 1706 and the Union with England Act of 1707). This meant that the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland - which at the time were separate states with separate legislatures, but with the same monarch - were, in the words of the Treaty, 'united into one Kingdom by the name of Great Britain'. the Scottish Parliament and the English Parliament united to form the Parliament of Great Britain, based in the Palace of Westminster in London, the home of the English Parliament.
The appearance of John Maughan and his children in parish registers in Edinburgh, Scotalnd suggests a migration north of some 75 miles as the crow flies somewhere between 1735 and 1760.
William married Mary ? who was born circa 1711.

  • Thomas Maughan christened 29-Jan-1734 at Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England.
  • John Maughan born circa 1735, christened 7-Jun-1736 at Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England.
  • Nicolas Maughan christened 13-Apr-1738 at Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England.
  • Anne Maughan christened 8-Aug-1742 at Hexam, Northumberland, England.
  • William Maughan 1743
  • Elizabeth Maughan 1746
  • Isabella Maughan 1749
  • Joseph Maughan 1751
  • Robert Maughan 1754
  • Michael Maughan 1756
  • Thomas Maughan 1734

    Thomas Maughan christened 29-Jan-1734, married

    John Maughan

    John Maughan born in 1735, wife unknown.

  • Nicholas Maughan

    Nicholas Maughan

  • Anne Maughan

    Anne Maughan

  • William Maughan

    William Maughan

  • Elizabeth Maughan

    Elizabeth Maughan

  • Isabella Maughan

    Isabella Maughan

  • Joseph Maughan

    Joseph Maughan

  • Robert Maughan

    Robert Maughan

  • Michael Maughan

    Michael Maughan