Dear Fellow Searchers,
My great, great, great grandfather James McIntosh born c. 1769, St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh married Isabella Nisbet born c.1773 whilst in the East Lothian Cavalry in 1794.
However I have been unable to find either sets of parents or confirm James's service record. They had the following children, all born/christened at St Cuthbert's, Edinburn:-
James born 11 September 1807
David born 20 September 1809
William born 25 April 1812 and
Jean Brown born 14 March 1816.
I can trace my branch of the family back to William who unfortunately died in Morningside Asylum in Edinburgh in 1859. I have William's case notes, he was a baker and the only family mentioned is a wife and 2 children. His wife, Janet/Jessie and children David born 1841 and Christine born 1847 moved to Newcastle upon Tyne.
I have been unable to trace James's sons, James and David but a Jean Brown McIntosh married Robert Roycroft in Edinburgh in 1837. Robert was born in Carlow, Ireland 1798.
The Roycroft Family appeared in the Edinburgh 1841 Census records with children Isabella born 1840 and Mary born 1826 (previous marriage?).
The family next surfaced in New Zealand where they had at least 1 other child, namely William Frederick Roycroft born 31 July 1849 in Auckland, N.Z. He married Annie Smith 20 June 1883 and had a child Annie Roycroft born 18 August 1885. She later married Edward Ishmael Pemberton in 1906.
Isabella Roycroft born in Edinburgh, presumably named after her Grandmother, married Thomas Rusden in Auckland,N.Z. in 1862 and had the following children, Thomas Henry Rusden born 1865 and Arthur Julian Rusden born 1874.
Can anyone please provide any information on James McIntosh sometime soldier/gentleman servant and his family or confirm the recently discovered family link with the Roycroft, Pemberton and Rusden families in New Zealand?
Incidentally the Family Search records for New Zealand are excellent.
Thank you in anticipation.
Gordon McIntosh (1325)