I'm sorry to do this to you dear members, but following on from my post of a couple of weeks ago, I have now mapped Souters on a number of spreadsheets and drawn a complete blank on going back with James the first. His parents marriage record has not survived and the whole tribe landed in Burpham Sussex in 1744 with no clue about where theycame from. James 2nd was baptised on 26.12.1753, son of William Sowter and Mary Young in a little place called Amberley, not far from Burpham. I am hoping to knock him off his perch to prove that James the first is the only contender. I cannot find any of James 2nds doings after his baptism. If someone could find a death or a marriage I would be able to cross him and all his forebears off forever.