I'm another one of the seemingly endless stream of Wm. and Barbara descendants, and I'm still wrestling with the inconsistencies (and some whopping great lies) that have been published about this family.(I have lots of trouble with our descent from Adam, for one thing!)I'm pretty much okay with my line back through William Hoge b. 1660, his father Sir James, grandfather George, great-grand Sir John, which gets us back to about 1575 in Musselburgh.However, the Tyler book posits another Sir John preceding great-grand Sir John, but without any dates.That's pretty flaky.
Then it gets much more tenuous.There are versions that make a leap at this point to the Haig family of Bemersyde, with nothing as evidence except a similarity in the sound of the names and the fact that both families occupied the same general area near Edinburgh at about the same time.Now, I'd love to be related to the Haigs.They had a nice little castle, I hear, and they were relatives of the Stuarts, which fact I could use somehow to counter my Stuart wife's regal aires, but I see no evidence of that connection.
So, I place my hopes on finding some other surname line (like the Haigs) who share my Y-DNA markers.I am part of the Hogg surname project put together by Dwight Hogge, and out of all the lines he's investigated, my William/Barbara line is unique.I have contacted a Scottish surname Y-DNA project to ask about joining, with hopes of finding a match, but so far, they have not responded.
Anyway, good luck on your research trip to the old country, and please keep this list informed.