Re: William Greenlaw of Warren and Deer Isle, Maine
I've been working on the William and Jane Greenlaw family for more than 30 years. I believe the basic vital statistics of the family is wrong or unknown. There is no citation to any source in Charles R. Greenlaw's work or Dr. Colin Torrey Greenlaw's work that I've seen that proves or disproves any relatation to Liberton, Cubernauld or Castlecary Greenlaws. There were many William Greenlaws in the Old Parochial Registers that could match up and the O.P.R. does not list all persons in Scotland at the time. The O.P.R is a list of the Church of Scotland's (Presbyterian) parishes. There were other religions in Scotland at the time.
We don't know Jane's maiden name. Big Problem.
I will give you an example of a good citation.
In the "The Glasgow Courant, From Monday, July 16, to Monday , July 23, 1753", Page 4, Col. 2, Par. 3
(this is a Newspaper) found at the The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 7DN is the following:
"The Passengers that have engaged or agreed to proceed to Mr. Wadlo’s Settlement on St. George’s River in New England, are desired to have their Chests and Baggage, &c. the Beginning of this Week on board the Joanna, Capt. Hugh Coulter Commander, now lying at Greenock.
N. B. For the Conveniency of the said Passengersa Gabart is freighted to carry their Baggage from the Key of Glasgow to the ship, and they are desired not to delay sending the same."
Yes, the Greenlaw's did not come to the U.S. on the Brig. Dolphin.
How could Eaton be wrong? I expect to get some email on this one.
My point is that good research is based on good sources and this family is missing good sources, that's why
I posted my original message.