I am a descendant of MAJOR JAMES WEIR, born 1757 [Edinburgh?] He was Royal Marine, Captain in 1799 - Malta.Promoted to Major by Lord nelson for his service at Malta. Retired at age 50 in 1807. Married Jean Stewart Ponton 19 December 1809.He died 1820 Edinburgh. They had 3 children:  James Weir, born 1810/1811. MD; died in 1846; member of the Royal Archers. no other information on him. Did he marry?  Thomas Graham Weir, born 1814. MD. Married Margaret Lumsdaine, no children. Died 1896  Isabella Weir, born 1813.Married Archibald Inglis, MD FRCS, Edinburgh. 7 children [I am descended from them - have alot of information]
I am looking for parents of Major James Weir. Home place was called 'Easter Drumsheugh' Edinburgh. Also any information on Jean Stewart Ponton Weir.I believe her father was Alexander Ponton, possibly an architect.
I think I read somewhere that Major James Weir once lived at Bowhead; same place for the famous/ infamous Major Thomas Weir, burned for being a witch 1670.