James Leith and Elizabeth Jenkins. Can't find any details about James Leith.

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I have an ancestor called James Leith b.1840 in Scotland. He married Elizabeth Jenkins in 1872 (b.1853, Llangattock, Wales).

They had the following children: Henry James Leith b.abt 1875, Banff, Scotland. Annie Georgina Leith b.1875, Quakers Yard, Wales, Alexander John Leith b.1877 Banff, Scotland, James Coutts Leith, b.1880 Garbally, Galway, Ireland.

I can find records of Elizabeth and her children, but very little about James Leith. Family stories say he was a solider and this may account for the children being born in various places, but again I can't find formal records.

Any help would be gratefully received.
in Genealogy Help by Ian Tudor G2G Crew (570 points)

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James Leith, Wales, Glamorganshire, Wales, Parish Registers, 1538-1912

Marriage 4 July 1872, Swansea, St. James, Glamorganshire,Wales  Spouse is Elizabeth Jenkins.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
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James Leith, mentioned in the record of Harry James Leith

Wife: ElizabethJenkins                                                             Son: Harry James Leith, born 16 Nov 1874 at Banff, Banffshire, Scotland

Father: James Leith, mother: Elizabeth Jenkins

Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
First name of son is at variance with Henry James as familysearch.org has it as Harry James.
Thanks for responding. I have this same record, however I can't find any information about James Leith's marriage to Elizabeth Jenkins or anything about James' parentage.

There appears to be a lot of James Leiths out there.
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James Leith, Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

Birth 28 Aug 1840 Kirkton of Rayne, Abertdeenshire, Scotland

Father is George Leith, Mother is Catherine Rae
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

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