For : Malcolm Simpson
Malcolm, a belated "thanks" for your recent note.
I think your guess about George and Alex Buchan who were lost on the "Oscar"is
pretty close to the mark. George Buchan & Elizabeth Innes had a son George
baptised on August 23rd. 1786 and a son Alexander baptised on July 7th. 1788 so
the ages of 29 and 25 would tie in. So Captain John Innes may well have been
connected to Elizabeth Innes.
Where did you get the information about the "Oscar" ? Do you have any other crew
members names ?
Also, do you have Lair information on the Cemetery at Newburgh since you mention
John Innes being buried in his father's lair ?
Many thanks for the information
Kindest Regards.....................................Alex Ritchie
p.s. Have you considered trying to see George Simpson's
Will (Assuming he made one) ? That may have some clues as to his father's
identity ? That would mean going to the Scottish Records Office of
course.....maybe not to easy for you to do ?