I am looking for help and opinions on a Morrison ancestor. I have a John Morrison, born 1811 in New Abbey, Kirkudbrightshire. His parents were recorded in the the Roman Catholic church baptism records as James Morrison and Martha Stranach.
I cannot find any trace of these parents in any records for Dumfriesshire or Kirkudbrightshire.
What I have found is a James, born 1809, recorded at the same church and appearing to be from a place called Gibbon Hill. The only Gibbon Hill I've been able to locate is Gibbon Hill Farm, which is around 3 miles from New Abbey. The problem is that the parents are recorded as James Morrison and Martha Stranford.
With the location being so close and the names being very close, and they are the only Morrisons recorded at this church, is it possible that these are the same people?
Any help or opinions would be much appreciated