The Easton family history effectively starts with James Easton and his birth family. James’ father was George Easton, and his mother was Agnes Bowie. James was probably born before 1774, assuming he was at least 16 years of age for the first recorded event in his life which was the birth of his first child. James married Agnes Thomson sometime before 1790 when their first child was born. It was from those birth registrations that the names of James’ parents was derived. Nothing more is known of his father George Easton other than that he is recorded as a Portioner for those events.