I am descended from John Waddell who was born 10th April 1771 in Scotland, became an ordained minister in 1797 and subsequently settled in Truro, Nova Scotia. I've been trying to find a record of his birth for many years but so far I've been unsuccessful. Given that he was educated in Glasgow (T.Miller) it's likely he was born in the historical county of Lanarkshire.
Several sources have hinted that his father's name was James. A few Ancestry trees show his parents as James Waddell and Jane Jack but these are unsourced and a quick look on Familysearch showed me that Jane Jack is not the correct parent.
If someone has access to Scottish parish records and can help shed some light on this mystery, please contact me.