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!