Hi Malcom, my Brownlee ancestors originated from Cambusnethan Scotland. James Brownlee born abt 1765 married 15 Dec 1789 Margaret Thomson born 7 Oct 1760 all of Cambunsnethan Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland. James was a blacksmith and lived on a farm called Hungry Hill. James and Margaret came to Canada in 1826 and farmed in Dalhousie Twp. Lanark Co., Ontario. James died in 1840 and Margaret returned to Scotland in 1841 to live with her daughter Marion in Dalziel. She died in 1855 and is buried in Old Church yard in Dalziel Scotland, now called St. Patrick's Cemetery on Dalzell Estate near Motherwell, Scotland.
I don't much about James' siblings or his parents' names.