Category Archives: Robb

Another unexpected twist in the Robb-Thomson story

In the last post I wrote about my discovery of additional siblings for Penelope Thomson (1777 – 1847), who married Glasgow merchant George Robb in 1805. The will of Penelope’s brother Colin also threw light on the two marriages of … Continue reading

Posted in Robb, Thomson | Leave a comment

New information about the Robb-Thomson family in Glasgow

In recent posts I’ve reviewed what I know about the family of George Robb, Glasgow merchant, and (almost certainly) the brother of my great-great-great grandfather Charles Edward Stuart Robb. In the process, I’ve made some intriguing discoveries: such as the … Continue reading

Posted in Robb, Thomson | Leave a comment

Elizabeth Robb and John Burns

In this latest post in my series on the second generation of the Robb-Thomson-Young family in Glasgow, I turn to Elizabeth Robb, the second child of Penelope Thomson’s marriage to George Robb, merchant, the brother of my 3 x great … Continue reading

Posted in Robb, Thomson | Leave a comment

Jane Robb and George Forbes

At the end of my last post about George Robb (1806 – 1879) and his wife Jane Sharp Thomson (1814 – 1884), I mentioned that I had discovered new information about their daughter Jane. Until recently, I assumed that the … Continue reading

Posted in Robb, Thomson | 2 Comments

George Robb and Jane Sharp Thomson

Continuing with my account of the second generation of the Robb-Thomson-Young family in Glasgow, I turn to George Robb, who was born in about 1806, the first child of Penelope Thomson (1770-1847) and George Robb senior (1769 – c. 1811) … Continue reading

Posted in Robb, Thomson | 3 Comments

Jean Robb and Archibald Graham Lang

In this latest post in my series about the Glasgow branch of the Robb family, I’m continuing  my account of the second generation of the Robb-Thomson-Young family, by setting down what I know about Jean Robb. Born in 1810, Jean was … Continue reading

Posted in Lang, Robb, Thomson | Leave a comment

The Robb-Thomson-Young family: the next generation

This post continues my account of the family of George Robb (1769 – c.1811), Glasgow merchant and brother of my great-great-great grandfather Charles. In recent posts I’ve written about Penelope Thomson’s two marriages, first to George Robb and then to … Continue reading

Posted in Robb, Thomson, Young | Leave a comment