Hi Tmomas, Thank-you for replying to my post. I appreciate that very much. I have found a marriage for my MARY BEGG,31 Mar 1840 Sorn, Ayr to Hugh MCLAUCHLAN, which I'm really pleased about. I also have found a marriage for a Samuel BEGG 1811 to Christian HAMILTON,Sorn, Ayr, which could just be mine. But still cannot find Mary's birth. There was an Elizabeth 1827 and a Sarah 1816 to Samuel & Christian, but that was all I could find. I sometimes think that our people just APPEARED. Once again, Thank-You very much. Regards, Jenny McLauchlan.