You posted your message in 2000 so I do not know if you are still on the Kinnear Trail. I am researching my grandchildren's Kinnear tree. They came from Wemyss and Buckhaven and I trace them back toJohn Kinnear (b 1710) married (1731) Christian Herd. The line goes to brothers Thomas (your direct ancestor) and William ( "our" direct ancestor.
Perhaps we could share our researches
Penny Cazaly (granny to Natasha & Fraser Kinnear) in Berwickshire