Manx Genealogy

East India Services

Whilst researching the Crosbie family that my grandfathers sister married. Into I found James Crosbie in 1861 in Jurby staying with John and Jane Kneale and their daughter Elizabeth aged 17. James was 40 and described as pensioner of East India Services he says he was born Jurby and I only found a James Crosbie baptized father John. Does anyone know anything about East India Services please? And is it likely that James then went on to marry the Elizabeth on this census. The James I'm looking at married Elizabeth Kneale 1863 in Braddan!