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Hi, wonder if anyone can help ? I need to trace back to Scotland. My 2xGreat Grandfather was named Peter Ballantyne he was born in Scotland about 1813, his wife was named Agnes also born in Scotland around the same time, take a year or two (haven't got a surname for her yet).

Peter and Agnes emmigrated to Canada during the late 1830's, they had a family there, one of their daughters named Agnes Jane married my Great Grandfather David Clarke, who was a ships clerk/naval, they later came to England and settled here and had my Grandfather in Hastings.

Peter's father who stayed in Scotland may be named John, if so he would have been born around 1775, are there records that go back this far in Scotland ? I'd really love to know where he came from in Scotland and of course his Father and Mother's names, is there any chance of finding out ?

Many thanks
Karen :)