My wife is descended from William Deas, born 9th August 1768, possibly at Buckhaven, Fife. He is thought to have married Bel Bonthron (b.12th April 1770). Their children were Margaret (b.20 Oct 1792), Thomas (b. 7 June 1794), Janet (b. 24 June 1797) and Elizabeth (b. 3 Dec 1801, d. 30 Jan 1879). Elizabeth married John Bonthron (b.7.6.1794) and their children were born in Buckhaven.