Robbs in Auchterless in the 18th century: a new timeline

Thanks to new work by John Brechin, I’m able to update the timeline of Robb events (births and marriages) in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, in the 18th century. The list includes some events at which Robbs were witnesses. I’m sure the list is not complete, but I’ll add to it as new information becomes available.

1700

1710

1714

Alexander Robb born (will marry Mary Raeburn) (no record)

1720

1730

1740

Alexander Robb, Mains of Badenscoth, has son Peter

1742

Alexander Robb, Mains of Badenscoth, has son Peter

John Robb marries Anne Williamson

1743

Alexander Robb (b 1714) marries Mary Raeburn (b 1723) (daughter of Alexander Raeburn of Boggs)

1744

Alexander Robb, Mains of Badenscoth, has son Charles

Alexander Robb, Scotackesfoord, has daughter Elspat. Witnesses: Alexander Robb senior in Mains of Badenscoth and Alexander Raeburn in Middle Bogs.

1745

Margaret Robb marries George Maitland

John Allardyce in Boggs has daughter Elspet. Witness: John Robb in Newbigging.

1746

Alexander Robb, Scotackesford, has son Alexander (will marry Amelia Cruickshank). Witnesses: Alexander Raeburn and Alexander Robb senior

1747

James Robb, Mains of Badenscoth, has son John. Witnesses: (? ) Robb and John Raeburn

Alexander Robb in Mains of Badenscorth has daughter Mary. Witness: Alexander Robb younger in Scotackesfoord.

1748

George Maitland in Inverkeithney has daughter Isabelle. Witness: James Robb in Mains of Badenscoth

1749

Alexander Robb, Mains of Badenscoth, has daughter Sarah

John Robb, Inverkeithney, marries Martha Coilson

1750

James Robb, Mains of Badenscoth, marries Barbara Raeburn (daughter of Alexander Raeburn)

Helen Robb marries John Sandyson

John Robb, late of Auchterless, now of Inverkeithney has daughter Elspet (‘begot in antenuptial fornication’)

1751

James Robb, Scotackesford, has daughter Elspet. Witness: Alexander Robb in Mains of Badenscoth

1753

James Robb, Meiklebogs has daughter Isobel. Witness: John Raeburn

Isobel Robb marries Robert Simpson

Alexander Robb, Scotackesfoord, has son James. Witnesses: Laird of Badenscoth and John Robb, Newbigging

1755

James Robb, Bruckhills has daughter Mary. Witness: John Robb in Newbigging

John Raeburn in Meiklebogs had son James. Witnesses: John Robb in Newbigging, Alexander Rob, Camaloun

1756

Elspet Robb marries James Mackrobb

Janet Robb marries George Hall

1757

John Raeburn in Meiklebogs has son Robert. Witness: Alexander Robb in Fyvie and James Robb in Bankhills

James Robb, Bruckhills, has son William

Helen Robb marries Alexander Chapman

1758

John Raeburn has daughter Barbara. Witness: Alexander Rob, Camaloun

1759

James Robb, Bruckhills, has daughter Grace. Witness: John Robb, Newbigging

1760

1761

James Robb, Bruckhills, has daughter Elizabeth. 

John Raeburn deceased sometime before has son baptized by Elizabeth, child’s mother, named John. Witnesses: Alexander Robb in Newtown and James Robb in Bruckhills

1762

George Robb marries Jean Syme of Methlick

1763

George Robb, Logie Newton, has son William. Witness: Alexander Robb

Alexander Robb marries Margaret Wilson

1764

Alexander Robb, Logie Newtown, has daughter Mary

1765

George Robb, Logie Newton, has son John

Alexander Robb, Logie Newton, has daughter Janet

1766

Alexander Robb, Logie Newton, has daughter Jean. Witnesses: John Robb, Newbigging and George Robb, Bruckhills

Peter Robb marries Barbara Morison

1767

George Robb, Logie Newton, has son Alexander. Witness: Alexander Robb younger in Logie Newton

1768

Patrick Robb, Bankhead, has son Alexander

1769

George Robb, Logie Newton, has son George. Witness: Alexander Robb younger in Logie Newton

Alexander Robb, Logie Newton, has son James

Alexander Robb, Taylor in Logie Newton, has son John

1770

Patrick Robb, Bankhead, has daughter Margaret. Witness: John Robb

1771

John Cruickshank, Bruckhills has daughter Katherine. Witness: James Robb, Bruckhills

John Robb marries Jean Murray

Peter Robb, Bankhead, has son John. Witnesses: John Robb, Newbigging and Alexander Robb in Newton

1772

George Robb, Logie Newton, has son James. Witness: William Robb in Newton

Peter Robb, Bankhead, has daughter Barbara. Witness: John Robb in Gordonstown

1773

John Robb, New Gordonstown, has son Alexander. Witnesses: Alexander Robb, Logie Newton and Peter Robb, Bankhead

1774

George Robb, Logie Newton, has daughter Jean. Witness: Alexander Robb in Logie Newton

Sarah Robb marries Alexander Anderson

John Robb, Boggs, has son John. Witness: Peter Robb, Bankhead

Peter Robb, Bankhead, has daughter Jean

1776

George Robb, Logie Newton, has twin daughters Mary and Isabel. Witnesses: Alexander and William Robb in Logie Newton

John Robb, sometime in Boggs now deceased, has son James. Sponsor: Alexander Robb, Logie Newton

1777

Mary Robb marries John Steven

Peter Robb has daughter Elspet

1778

Mary Robb marries Alexander Mearns

1779

George Robb, Fisherford, has son Charles. Witnesses: Alexander Robb, Logie Newton and James Robb, Bruckhills

Alexander Robb marries Amelia Cruickshank

Alexander Robb junior, Logie Newton, has daughter Mary

1780

1781

William Robb marries Elizabeth Jamieson

1782

Alexander Robb, Logie Newton, has son Alexander. Witness: George Cruickshank

1783

William Robb has son George

1785

William Robb, Heatherybraes, has daughter Ann

1787

Grace Robb has son James

1788

Alexander Robb, Newton, has son John

James Robb marries Ann Maitland

1790

1791

James Robb has daughter Janet

1795

James Robb and Ann Maitland, Overhill, have son James

1796

James Robb and Ann Maitland, Overhill, have daughter Mary Elizabeth

William Robb marries Elizabeth Alexander

William Robb marries Agnes Cruickshank in Inverkeithny

1797

William Robb and Agnes Cruickshank, Logie Newton, have son Alexander

1798

James Robb marries Christian Harper

Janet Robb marries John Anderson

1799

James Robb and Ann Maitland have daughter Elizabeth

James Robb and Christian Harper have son John

1800

Mary Robb marries Peter Beattie

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One Response to Robbs in Auchterless in the 18th century: a new timeline

  1. robert robb says:

    I am a retired Detective and have just started researching my Family Tree. My grandfather George Robb was killed in 1918 in action at the Battle of the Somme. His father was William Robb who was born in Methlick, Aberdeenshire about 1842/3, and in the 1891 Census stayed in Edinburgh and gave his occupation as a Slater. He had two brothers named Peter and John. Thats all I have confirmed to date.
    I would be grateful if you could inform me if he has featured in your own research, or if you can give me any pointers for furthering my own family research. Thank you for your help in this matters. You have obviously spent a considerable time researching your own family

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