GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of parish registers held at the London Metropolitan Archives, Westminster Archives, West Yorkshire Archives, Manchester Central Library, non-conformist registers at the National Archives at Kew (RG4), online parish registers at CityArk or from original images at Family Search. I have also included some information from original images of Scottish old parish registers and English parish records which I have personally researched. Where reference is made to the London Gazette, the full version can be downloaded from http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/

Sue Mackay

BIGGAR, Alexander - Extra Data

 

Leader of BIGGAR's Party 

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives)

 

Born Kinsale, Ireland, son of Robert Harold BIGGAR

 

Further information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biggar_family

 

New Register House, Edinburgh

 

Marriage in Brechin, Angus, Scotland
2 March 1799
Lieutenant Alexander BIGGAR of His Majesty's 15th Regiment of Foot and Miss Mary STRATON, daughter of the Rev Mr. George STRATON, Episcopal Clergyman in Brechin, were contracted in order to marriage; and their banns having been published there several times and no objection offered were married the 3rd current.
 

Baptisms of three of his children found in Scotland:

Ann Harold, daughter of Captain BIGGAR and Mary STRATON born 18 August and baptised 1 September 1801 in Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire.

Capt. Alexander BIGGAR 13th Royal Perthshire Militia and Mrs. Mary STRATON, spouse, in St.Andrew's Parish, Edinburgh, a daughter born 4 August 1810 named Charlotte.

Capt. Alexander BIGGAR, Perthshire Militia, and Mrs.Mary STRATON his spouse, Edinburgh Castle, a son born 27 September 1812 named Robert.

 

Canterbury Cathedral Archives:

 

Agnes Elizabeth BIGGAR, daughter of Alexander and Mary, baptised 29 November 1808 in St.Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent (born May 12)

 

Northamptonshire County Council:

 

Isabella Alexina, daughter of Alexander and Mary BIGGAR Esq, Bullhead Lane, paymaster 85th Regiment, christened 25 October 1816 in St.Sepulchre, Northampton

Death Notice (Cape Archives) for Alexina EATON, daughter of Captain BIGGAR, lists her middle name as Isabella

 

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

 

Helen, daughter of Alexander and Mary BIGGAR, Paymaster 85th Regt, baptised 20 June 1818 in Stoke Damerel, Devon

 

National Archives, Kew

 

ADM37/6145 - Muster Roll of HMS Weymouth

Born on board:

Feb 20 ___ BIGGAR [this was his son George]

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