Need ancestors of David McLean born circa 1780, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire

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David appears to be married to Janet Smith, no birth/death info on her.  One of their children is Edward McLean born 1806 married to Margaret Johnston. Am looking for info on David McLean and Janet Smith and their respective ancestors..  Everyone appears to be born in the Dumfriesshire area from what I can tell.

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Kim Knight
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Hi Kim, I can't help you much with their parents but in case you don't have it already here's their household return for the 1841 Scottish Census...
MCLEAN, David M 55 1786 H L W Cotton Dumfriesshire
MCLEAN, Jannet F 57 1784 Dumfriesshire
MCLEAN, Agness F 20 1821 Dumfriesshire
MCLEAN, Thomas M 20 1821 H L W Cotton Dumfriesshire
MCLEAN, David M 1 1840 Dumfriesshire
KENNEDY, Mary Ann  F 14 1827 F S Dumfriesshire
Piece: 817 Book/Folio: 2 Page: 11 Civil Parish: Cummertrees
Address: Powfoot, Powfoot, Cummertrees County: Dumfriesshire
 
...and their son Edward's...
MCLEAN, Edward M 35 1806  H L W Cotton  Dumfriesshire
MCLEAN, Margaret F 38 1803 Dumfriesshire
MCLEAN, Margaret F 12 1829 Dumfriesshire
MCLEAN, Janet F 10 1831 Dumfriesshire
MCLEAN, John M 8 1833 Dumfriesshire
MCLEAN, David M 6 1835 Dumfriesshire
MCLEAN, Thomas M 4 1837 Dumfriesshire
Piece: 817 Book/Folio: 5 Page: 3 Civil Parish: Cummertrees
Address: Norwood, Norwood, Cummertrees County: Dumfriesshire
 
There is one record that might be useful that I found in FreeReg (http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/SearchResults.pl) but the dates dont match very well with Janet's apparent age from the census...
County Dumfriesshire
Place Tundergarth
Church Parish Church
RegisterNumber 93
DateOfBirth
BaptismDate 18 Aug 1793
Forename Janet
Sex F
FatherForename William
MotherForename
FatherSurname SMITH
MotherSurname
Abode Linhead
FatherOccupation
Notes abode pos. Linhall
FileNumber 3440
 
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