I am requesting assistance in finding the parents of John Lamont.

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I am requesting assistance in finding the parents of John Lamont born January 13, 1761 in Kilfinan, Argyll, Scotland. John is my wife's 4th GG.

His wife was Mary Johnston born 1764 in Kilfinan, Argyllshire, Scotland. His birth register details his parents as James Lamont and Betsey McLachlin but I can find no records related to them or their marriage.

The current match I have for John's parents is John Lamont (born September 15, 1714 in Rothesay, Bute, Scotland) and Margaret Ferguson (no dates). This is a stretch given John's father would have been 50 when he was born and that they were married in 1731.

Thanks in advance for any assistance with this!
in Genealogy Help by Aaron Gerling G2G Rookie (220 points)

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Hi Aaron

I see you are new here so welcome to WTree.  There are a lot of people with the Lamont name and that can be confusing.  May I suggest that you start by creating profiles for your wife's family starting with what you already know and have sources.  Start with her grandparents (for example) and work back in time adding spouses and siblings and children.  That way others on WT will be able to contribute what they can.
by Patricia Stockley G2G6 Pilot (118k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
Thank you Patricia. I'll begin working on this.
Thank you Pip !!

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