Thank you for you'r post.
I have been on scotland's people so far i have hit a brick wall. i have also been on ancestry.
i know he was in the navy. he signed up for ten year's from 1861 to 1871 in portsea hampshire. i cannot find him after that.
I did pay the national archives for his navy record but trouble is half the pages were unreadable.
i did get a reply from someone on roots web saying the family died in scotland. i have no idea were in scotland .