Looking for information re David Anderson b. abt 1778 Dumfries Scotland, son of James and Margaret Anderson. He was the father of Wellwood Maxwell Anderson. Scant information is at hand. David Anderson b. 1778, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Presumably he had died or had left Scotland before age 63 years, as he does not appear in the 1851 Census for Scotland.
David Anderson is believed to have been a Scottish landowner, living in the area of southern Scotland near Kirkcudbright or Dumfriesshires. He married or was otherwise associated with "a daughter of Wellwood Maxwell of Barncleugh" and perpetuated that family name by naming his son Wellwood Maxwell Anderson b. abt 1809,?Scotland; d. 1888, Kingston, Jamaica).
In 1831, Charles Anderson and David Anderson held properties in the Parish of St Thomas in the East, Blue Mountain Division, Jamaica. This David may be the same person, in which case the Anderson family contacts with Jamaica pre-date the period of Wellwood Maxwell Anderson's life there. The connection is unproven, however.