I have found all sorts of things on A******y which are very interesting but some of it quite involved.
Archibald Henry H was living with his parents in 1841 at Corse (Lawn) Glos.
1851 he was lodging at 16 Norfolk Street, St Clement Danes and was an architects clerk.
Can't find 1861
1868 Son Howard was born in Rochester
1870 Daughter Alice " " Leckhampton Cheltenham
1871 Son Roderick was born in Bristol
1875 Daughter Mary was born in Nova Scotia (Halifax)
1891 Living in Lee London with the above (McEachen) Retired staff Paymaster Army.
1901 Lewisham?? Can't find yet
Death 1902 Lewisham.
I don't know if I am going mad or getting bogged down but did Archibald marry Mary Dobson in Cheltenham 2/1867 and John marry Sophia Dobson in 1853. Were they sisters do you think?
I have the marriage details for John Drummond MacGachen to Sophia Dobson 2nd Feb 1853 Selby Yorks. Grooms father John MacGachen.
I have found John's details for 1841, 1861, 1871 and 1881
1841 same as Archibald
1861 MacGaiher - children Francis 6 born Scotland, Frederick 5 born Selby, Henrietta 2 born Selby, Archibald 6 month born Selby.
1871 Vicarage at St Bartholemews Bethnal Green. John D 45, Sophia 39,
Archibald H 10, Sophia J.A. 6, Duncan G M 1.
1881 John & Sophia with ARchibald H, Euphemia A 16 St Barts Vicarage.
I think this is a bit muddly. Where are Sophia J A (16) and Duncan (11) and where did Euphemia come from as she would be the same age as Sophia.
Anyway, it's names you can look up.
The people that Nicholas and Frederic were staying with in 1841 were called Auld and the wife was called Euphemia and I think the daughter as well. Is there a family connection?
There are a lot of MacGachens in the incoming passenger lists and they may be significant as a lot of them are from Quebec. Here a few.
AFD MacGachen born 1862
Quebec to Southampton 4.7.1922
New YOrk to Liverpool 10.6.1893
Armine MacGachen born c. 1876
Depart Quebec arrived Southampton 11.6.1930
Armine MacGachen born c. 1864
Quebec to Liverpool 6.6.1924
Armine MacGachen born c 1863
Quebec to Liverpool 29/5/1925
Lots more there. These are all the same person I would think and I wonder if he was employed on the shipping line.
Few births of interest.
Frederick William Dobson MacGachen 2/1856 Selby (John & Sophia)
Annine Frederick MacGachen (Armine)? 1/1855 I.O.W. Nicholas & Mary ?
Henrietta Mary Armine MacGachen 3/1858 Selby
From The Law List. Counsel
J MacGachen esq. Cheltenham M. Date of call 7.11.1834
there were entries with either L. G or M. Don't know what they mean but probably a level of attainment in the justice system. This is John born circa 1787 I would think.
I will come back with more in a minute.