Thank you for your response. I have a box of paperwork, and disks of information obtained over the past 25+ years from church records in Scotland. I put this information away, never dreaming that it would be of use to anyone. However, I hope the records will assist other Dinnings who are searching for ancestors.
I do have one entry in an old database Dad prepared in 1988 of "Bethia Knox" who married John Dinning. The particulars on Bethia are her birthplace in Stewarton, Ayr, Scotland, with a chr. 28 Jan 1770. The particulars on John are his birthplace in Kilmaurs, Ayr, Scotland abt. 1770.
I'm sure that there is more information about Bethia and John in the box. If this is the link to other Dinnings, I hope to be of assistance in your research.
Bess Dinning Shields, Santa Maria, California USA