Re: PORTEOUS / PORTEUS research project: Janet PORTEOUS and James WILL
I am sorry for the delay in replying.
I thought that Janet was the daughter of George Porteous and his wife Catherine Duncan.
There are several Janet Porteous's born around 1827/1828 and it is hard to know which is the right one.
I have not been able to discover anything about James Will other than the fact that he was born at Old Deer, Aberdeen. 18th February 1831.Not sure what his occupation was.
He and Janet married at Whitekirk on the 25th October 1850.Their son Thomas married twice.His second wife was Helen Murray and one of their daughters was Christina Will who was my husband's grandmother.I would be interested to hear what you have on Janet's family.