thank you for your reply. I haven't found many people researching this line. Do you know who Sir Andrew's parents are? I would also imagine that you have that William Hoge (m. Barbara Hume) is also descended from this line. I have a James Hoge (b. 1680) that I first presumed to be a son of William, but this couldn't be unless he had this son IN Scotland, which would be BEFORE his marriage to Barbara. I can't find James' father otherwise. My dilemma is that if this James is NOT a son of William's then I am tracing the wrong line.