James Wilson, it is agreed, and his wife Catherine Boak, are the ancestors of those Wilsons who ultimately emigrated to Tasmania and established themselves predominantly in the Oatlands district. This is confirmed by the historical records. For many years it was accepted that James Wilson was the son of John Wilson and Ann Etherington of Wilsontown fame. When no confirmation of that could be found we started looking around for other contenders, but the Wilson name (and it's variations Willson, Wilsone etc.) are common and the potential matches are numerous. This topic is for discussion regarding those potential matches, and related issues.