John was born about 1663, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
His wife was Agnes Peacock. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their seven known children were Nicolas (c1688-?), Patrick (c1689-?), Marie (c1690-?), Jean (c1691-?), Joannet (c1693-?), David (c1695-?) and Hew (c1697-?).