Ah, I get it. Perhaps a post in the Keltie topic pointing out that you had started an Elizabeth Stevenson topic for me would have helped? Thanks for all your help. I have made some progress with my search for the elusive James Stewart. Taking your advice about not taking the ages on the census at face value, I found another James Steuart born in 1806, making him 35 not 30 in 1841. He is the only other possible James Steuart in Dunfermline. After tracing his parents and grandparents, it turns out that the two James's are related: John Stewart is a paternal grandfather of one and the greatgrandfather of the other.