Hello Tom, yes I am too a direct descendant of James Murchie/Jean Paul through Charles. His son James born 1852 is my great grandfather. I guess by your surname that you descend from James'sister Sarah? I too have searched for Jean Paul's parents hoping to get close to our famous ancestor but to date have found no answers. I have however a few ideas. James and his wife Sarah emigrated to Australia and created a large Murchie family here in my local district. Our family still visits and corresponds with relations back in Scotland in the Creetown andMinnigaff districts. Where are you living? I would like to correspond some more and swap info, I don't have much info about Charles Murchie, his parents or his siblings. Many thanks for the contact it's been a few years since my posting. regards Linda.