Thank you for the response. What do you base James Wilson Welsh's birth in Maestag upon? He generally is absent from the census pages that show his wife Louisa Ann Bowen and their Children. I understand he and his father may have been seamen and traveled regularly to Montreal Canada? William Bowen Welsh is my wife's ancestor. William died by the way in 1901 and had five other siblings. Do you know who might be the parents of James Wilson Welsh???