I would be grateful for any information on a Thomas Thain. He appears in a 1861 census as a "gentleman" living in Exeter, Devon, England with a birthplace of "Canada" in about 1813.
From his marriage records he was of Her Majesty's Customs at Quebec, Lower Canada. By his wife Mary they had 5 sons born in Montreal between 1840 and 1847 - John Gerard Radford, William Tucker Arundel, Henry Racey, Henry Hole, Alexander Auldjo. The family seems to have relocated in Exeter prior to 1861, and he died there in 1864.
The newspaper wedding announcement gives his father as the late T Thain, (a merchant) of Drumblair, Aberdeenshire.
The finger points to Thomas Thain (1778-1832) of Northwest Company and Beaver Club etc as his likely father but none of the biographical information I have seen mentions a spouse or children.
Any information concerning the Exeter Thomas Thain's birth and parentage would be appreciated.