James Carruthers, B 3-6-1784, David B 9-18-1779, William, B 10-3-1771, John , B 9-27-1786, possibly Janet, 1770, all children of David Carruthers and Catherine (Cathrain) Carruthers of Johnstone Parish, Dumfries. Lived in Elizatown. Have certified copy of birth registration for the four boys.
Seeking any information on this family. James-soldier in Royal Scots Fusiliers thru 1816 (could be later). James Carruthers and Janet Jardine between 1820-1843 or later had following: Children: James b, 1820 Murirkirk, Ayr, William, David, Robert, Thomas, Samuel, Catherine 1829, Margaret 1833, Marion 1838, Mary 1843, Isabell, all in Lesmahagow. No information on others or where they were born. No marriage information James/Janet. Janet is second wife. First wife May Nicol, one child, John, b 1816, presumably Johnstone Parish, Dumfries.
James married Helen Muir (3rd marriage), 1848 in Lanark. Three known children born in Ayrshire. George 1855 (died infancy), Andrew, 1856 (died infancy), Margaret married Thomas Watt April 23,1875 in Ayrshire.
James died in Kilmarnock in 1867, death certificate signed by son, Samuel Johnstone Carruthers wife, Janet Kerr.