I am researching my 2xgreat grandfather, James Laird Lundie (born abt 1836 in either Angus or Perth, Scotland). He was married in London in the 1860's, but on his marriage certificate, he lists his father as a William Lundie.
I made an assumption and determined that perhaps his middle name is the same as his mother's maiden name. Searching the Scottish marriage records, I found a William Lundie (born 1800) who married Janet Laird. I have the 1841 Scottish census which shows William and Janet Lundie living in Angus with several children including James. I also have the 1851 census showing Janet as wife with James still living at home. William (sr) is not listed, although Janet is not listed as a widow, so I don't think William had died.
I think William Lundie was a Station Master at some point, later in his life. This was the occupation listed on James' marriage certificate.
Anyway, I couldn't find birth records for James or a number of his siblings.
If anyone has any information, I would appreciate it.