William Allan was born in Ballymena? Ireland in c.1848. He married Margaret Letters born c.1850 who was also believed to be from Ballymena. One or other was believed to have had five brothers who went to America. They married in Dundee on 12/02/1869 and had nine children all born in Dundee. They were: Mary Ann( Molly )born 10/04/1869. Jamesborn 24/05/1871. Eliza ( Lizzie ) born 14/05/1873. Marthaborn c.1875. Margaretborn c.1876. Jane ( Jean )born c.1878. Thomasborn c.1879. Williamborn c.1881/1883. Robertborn c.1883/1885. I can place Mary Ann,Martha and Jane but have no knowledge whatsoever of the others. As I am just starting out to try and trace the family if anyone has any information that would assist me it would be gratefully received.