Robert, were did you find the proof of Capt. John Tawes being born in Scotland?I havelooked for years for that proof, but it eludes me. I have found him in the 1740 Tax List in the home of Francis Porter, and in the 1748 Tax List in the home of John Ward. I have found proof of him losing the schooner Betsy to French privateers off of Antigua in July 1759. But, no proof of who his parents were or where they were from!? George T.