James Bruce born in Errol, Perthshire, Scotland, an engineer, died in Taboga 24 Jan 1868. Information taken from family headstone in Errol. How can I find some information about his death and where was he buried ?
You could see if there is anything on the pay website Ancestry
Other possible sources
The publication Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland is held by the British Library, UIN: BLL01009537566 . Published by ICE Publishing 2002-2014, currently (August 2020) in three volumes: Volume 1: 1500-1830. Volume 2: 1830–1890. Volume 3: 1890–1920.
(copied from the FIBIS Fibiwiki page Public Works Department with the focus on India) https://wiki.fibis.org/w/Public_Works_Department)
You could also look at Scottish online newspapers. There is a collection on the pay site Findmypast, but you would need to check relevant dates.
Also check out UK Consular Returns
British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials Findmypast. Index records
Ancestry database UK, Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths From British Consulates, 1810-1968 consisting of various Foreign Office records. This database includes images and consists of a selection of specified Consular returns, not all Consular Returns. You could look at the database details to see whether the death in question is likely to be included looking at country/time period.
Thank you Maureen. I have checked most of these sources already. I believe he was a Scottish Marine Engineer, possibly working for a trans Atlantic shipping company. I have contacted various addresses in Taboga by email but had no replies. He died of a fever.
It might be worthwhile checking ScotlandsPeople https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/guides/statutory-register-deaths