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19-01-2008, 8:52 AM
Hi everyone

I am trying to locate the family of James Scott b 1 Oct 1746 and baptised 6
Oct 1745 at Westmuirdean. James was the son of William Scott and Barbara

Siblings include:
Walter b 1745
Robert b 1748
Mary b 1750
George b 1752
William b 1754
Barbara b 1761

James is the first cousin, once removed of Sir Walter Scott He served in
the navy during the Seven Years War and then later went to the East Indies
as a "country trader". He lived on the island of Phuket (Junk Ceylon) and
Penang (Prince of Wales Island). One son William became harbour master and
postmaster in Singapore, while another son Robert settled in Java.
Grandchildren and great grandchildren of James' spent their lives in Penang,
Singapore, Scotland and England. Some of James descendents married into the
Brown family from Penang and Longformacus

I am interested in James Scott for historical research and would like to
find out more about the other members of his family
Any assistance greatly appreciated

Jan Herivel