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Re: Alexander BATCHELOR Edinburgh to Quebec (1816-1858). Son of Thomas.
Posted by: Gina Downie (ID *****9681) Date: October 05, 2008 at 04:54:19
In Reply to: Alexander BATCHELOR Edinburgh to Quebec (1816-1858). Son of Thomas. by Maer E Mack of 1349

Hi Maer,

I read the previous message about Alexander Batchelor some time ago and wondered if he could be the son of Thomas. Sorry I have never joined one of these forums before.

Thomas Snr was in fact Ninian's brother - I know - an old codger to get married to Rosina but I have not found anything that shows he was married before. He died in Edinburgh in 1835.

I have never found any marriage,death or census records for Alexander, Margaret or Thomas. Or birth, marriage, death or census for their sister Elizabeth. I have never found a death record for Rosina although I have only looked under Batchelor and not her maiden name. Therefore I did wonder if Alexander and possibly the rest of his family had moved from Edinburgh. It is possible that Margaret died in Scotland - I will have another look at the info I have.

I am descended from Ninian through John (1788) and John's son Alexander who insists he was born in Edinburgh about 1821. He married and died in Scotland. Although I have waded my way through the microfilm for Edinburgh on several occasions, I have never found any of the missing records.

Do you have any more information on Alexander (Canada)? i.e. did he have any children and what were their names - preferably in the order they were born. Was Elizabeth Robb born in Scotland? Do you know of any family lore.

I have not come across any other Batchelors who were gunsmiths and locksmiths - do you know anything about this trade? Is it an apprenticeship? I wouldn't have thought a lot of people made guns - Quite a lot of Batchelors were blacksmiths though!


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