Noted events in his life were:
• Emigration: Set Sail from Leith, Scotland on the ship Brilliant, 14 Mar 1817-14 Jun 1817. 3 brothers, John , William And Archibald set sail from Leith, Scotland on 14th March 1817 onboard the Brilliant and arriving in Cape Town on 14 June 1817. John Brought with him his son, John (we now refer to them as John (Snr) & John (Jnr)) and his wife Janet Foyar. John (Snr) & Janet left behind 2 daughters, Janet & Jean and another son Henry who had left Glasgow for London in 1816.
John married Charlotte Watson.
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