Well, so far the National Archives in London has responded to one request. Turns out just to be a letter signed by Captain James Weems, which we already knew about.
However! The NY archives has his and Alexander's wills and I'm so excited, I can hardly wait till they arrive by US mail. Of course with all the snow, they'll probably come by Santa Claus on his sleigh. 10 more inches coming tonight!
In the meantime, I've been looking at Thomas Scott Weems and wondering... why don't we have record of his immigration or his parents to the Americas? Is it possible that he was born here and not in Scotland?
More pieces to the puzzle are coming. I'm just so impatient....