James Buchanan1

(say 1758 - )
Father-AssmdRobert Buchanan2 (cir. 1712 - )
Mother-AssmdJanet Monteith2 (cir. Jan 1717 - )

BMDB data

     James Buchanan was estimated to have been born say 1758 ?Kincardine by Doune, PER, SCT, from his 1783 marriage, the known children of Robert and Janet, and Janet's age.1
     James Buchanan married Agnes Stewart on 4 Jan 1783 Kincardine, PER, SCT, entry reads: "James Buchanan and Agnes Stewart both parishioners."3
     The link to potential parents Robert Buchanan and Janet Monteith is based on
DNA matches between descendants of daughter Janet to descendants of other lines of descent from her assumed aunts and uncles.
and the tentative ID of an eldest son Robert to the family to aid the naming pattern.
This latter id however does mean that a leap of faith has to be taken that his mother, although shown as Ann Stewart in the parish register might actually be Agnes. Place and date fit but no further information is currently available.
No marriage between an Ann Stewart and a James Buchanan is obvious in the Perthshire or Stirlingshire OPR index, nor any other children to a couple of these names.2

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James Buchanan was a mason in Dec 1795 New Town, Fintry, STI, SCT.1

External links

     Click here to see James's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.4


Agnes Stewart (say 1760 - )
  • James Buchanan1 (cir. Dec 1795 - )
Last Edited7 Aug 2019


  1. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 13 Dec 1795 James s/o James BUCHANAN (Mason) & Agnes STEWART in New Town, Fintry, STI, 480/ 20 103, copy d/loaded Sep 2018.
  2. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Nov 2018.
  3. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 4 Jan 1783 James BUCHANAN & Agnes STEWART, Kincardine, PER, 364/ 10 226, copy d/loaded Aug 2019.
  4. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Buchanan-5763, added Aug 2019.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.