I see you have Grindlay's in Bo'ness. I am researching Mary Grindlay Christen:7 Jul 1745 Bo'Ness, West Lothian, Scotland Death:before 10/9/1807 - I have her will which mentions siblings but not parents however I am confident I have the correct parents due to unusual childrens names Patience and Stedman which feature in later generations. Living in Bo'ness 12 April 1766 at time of marriage to Robert Stevenson.
I beleive her parents are Thomas Grindlay, Shipmaster and Elizabeth Baird and their children are-
Elizabeth Grindlay (1744 - ) Mary Grindlay (1745 - ) & Robert Stevenson (Shipmaster) Thomas Grindlay (1746 - ) William Grindlay (1748 - ) John Grindlay (1749 - ) Patience Grindlay (1751 - ) Stedman Grindlay (1752 - ) Isabel Grindlay (1753 - ) Robert Grindlay (1754 - ) Marjory Grindlay (1756 - )
I know there was a cousin to Mary and Robert Stevenson's children a Richard Grindlay in Edinburgh as be left money in his will to my family. There are also Cowan cousins.
I would love to make contact with other West Lothian GRINDLAY researchers.
Regards Linda Worthington New Zealand 7xgreat granddaughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Grindlay