Looking for parents of William BEATTIE born Dumfries 1796/8
William Beattie was born in Dumfries/hire between 1796-8 according to his census records.He married Elizabeth Newill by licence in Meols Brace, Shropshire in 1824 and was at that time a tea dealer.
They settled in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire. Records show he was a seed dealer and by 1841 a farmer.He is on the electoral register by 1861 and died in 1874. There seem to be links with Liverpool and his son William became a gardener and seed dealer in Knotty Ash from 1851-61. I have researched the Dumfrieshire baptismal records extensively and have narrowed William Beattie Snr's birth down to the son of either William Beattie/ Janet Walker or Andrew Beattie/ Margaret Robertson and I would be interested to link with anyone who has these Scottish ancestors.