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Son of Thomas Peter, merchant and Janet Frew
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About William Peter
WILLIAM PETER (OTHERWISE WILLIAM PETERS)
is the son of Thomas Peter (Otherwise Thomas Peters), and his wife, Janet Frew. He was born before 6 August 1732, the date upon which his baptism was registered at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland. His baptismal record reads as follows: "Thomas Peters & Janet Frew a lawfull son William witt: John & David Peters" The witnesses are very likely the child's uncle, John Peter, and John Peter's son, David Peter [Registrar General for Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh, Glasgow Baptisms, 1728-39, reference OPR.644/11].
William Peter married Margaret Dewar.The request for marriage proclamation was booked at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland, on 11 January 1756 [Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910, index, FamilySearch] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTB4-8LK
William Peter, and his wife, Margaret Dewar, had a daughter named Martha Peter (Otherwise Martha Peters), who was born on 18 July 1756 [Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, index, FamilySearch] https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRS2-MB