Many thanks Jacqui. Yes, these are of the same family.I also received an email from another researcher who said her gt grandfather was Samuel and she said he married an Elizabeth BACKLER. I note you have Bachelor ( very similar)What source did you use? There are so many Fairweathers with the same names it is easy to mix them up!! I think Johns parents were William and Jane Taylor and Williams parents were William and Mary? Can you add anything to that?