Seeking a connection between John Keith born circa 1700 and the line of Robert de Keth. John's brothers were George who lost his fortune to the Revolutionary Government at Ostend where he was a banker and Alexander of Spain, a merchant, who likewise lost his fortune. Both men died at Ostend. They had attempted to buy back Bruxie from the Fergusons of Pitfour. There may have been a fourth brother, William, associated with the Mill at Bruxie also called Over Altrie.