Robert Pitcairn, twenty-third in descent, the second son of Sir
James Pitcairn, was born at Athlone on the 29th of
December 1808. He
entered the Staff Corps on the 19th of June 1826.
In February 1829 he Ws transferred to the 12th
exchanged in 1830 to the 7th Fusiliers, and in February
1831 to the 92nd Highlanders.
He was gazetted Captain 6th September 1839, and
Major 11th November 1851; Lieut.-Colonel, and appointed
Staff officer of Pensioners for the Northern Division in 1857.
Pitcairn married at Malta, on the 5th December
1839, Eliza, fifth daughter of General G Cardew of the Royal
Pitcairn died on the 27th August 1873, leaving two sons
and four daughters.