Can anyone help me, please, to trace the ancestry of George Dunbar of Leuchold in Linlithgowshire in Scotland?
I think that he married Helen Fleming in Edinburgh in 1733 (I think she was daughter of John Fleming/Fleeming and Alison Broun/Brown, and also sister to Janet Fleming - I would be very interested on more on them also, please). They had a son called John and 3 daughters: Helen, Alison and Elizabeth. They may also have had sons called Andrew & George according to the IGI.
George Dunbar and his wife died in 1768. Their daughter Alison pre-decesased them. Their son, John, died shortly after them in the same year. Their daughter, Helen, married Charles Hope-Weir as his 3rd wife in 1766.
David Dunbar (apparently before George and so perhaps his father) held Leuchold and also had a house in Edinburgh in Dunbar's Close. David Dunbar was a writer in Edinburgh and his wife was apparently Anna Hutchinson. Anna Hutchinson was relict (widow) of David Dunbar in 1720 and/or 1725. According to the IGI a David Dunbar (son of Hew Dunbar) married Anna Hutchesone in 1660 in Edinburgh. The same source gives a David Dunbar christened 6/8/1612 in Edinburgh as son of Hew Dunbar and Helene Johnestoun.
Now all of the above paragraph may be connected, or it may be a red herring, but I do hope that someone reading this may be able to guide me to firmer ground, please.
I have also found a note that Dunbar's Close, Lawnmarket, was named after Andrew Dunbar, a glover, who also owned a tenement there in the early 18th century.