Hi Billee.. David is my 4th cousin twice removed...I had been searching for him from the other side. as he and brother james are the last owners of family est. Drunzie, Orwell Kinross. We are descended from henrie lawrie b c1600 who is the earliest owner that I can find. I suspect that we owned it earlier back possibly as a scion of a more elavated family,as it was owned by Blenche farm. "Payment on the ground of one scots penny if and only if demanded". You will be pleased to know that I have his/our family tree almost complete back to henrie heritor/portioner of drunzie. John, david's father died young b1808 d1843...I have his will. Curiously he left all his money to David but the shady half of drunzie to his brother James. There is no mention of Agnes Barclay in his will which is unusual. David was 10 and I had assumed that she had died earlier as she is not at Netherton or drunzie in 1841 census. Your Moyes clue put me on the right path and the lights went on...David has a new entry on wikipedia online..which helped. His brother james died in 1848 when his son william was 10. subsequently he/they sold the farm toun, drunzie (1851-61)and moved to nothumberland and thence to Pennsylvania. I have traced some of his decendants to date. You may know that you have 100s of relatives in Austalia, Rushworth n. of melbourne decended from Peter, David's cousin emigrated 1853... I could ramble on some more!! If you want a copy of our tree I can post one, a working paper copy and I have it on family tree 2008 too. I would love to know what happened to davids extended family. I have a copy of Reminiscences on order.
Thanks so much for contacting me best wishes gordon ps David Lawrie b1833 looks very similar to my great grandfather James Wilson Lawrie b1815