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
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
Baptism of Margaret Graham BIGGAR not found but her Death Notice (Cape Archives) saya that she died on 31st May 1890 aged 90 years and 5 months
Baptisms of Mary John, Jean Straton and Georgina (born between 1803 and 1807) not found, suggesting that Alexander may have been posted elsewhere during this period.
National Archives, Kew
ADM37/6145 - Muster Roll of HMS Weymouth
Born on board:
Feb 20 ___ BIGGAR [this was his son George]