Category Archives: Robb

Some family photos: Robbs and Webbs

My cousin Barbara and her husband Glyn have kindly sent me some scanned photos from the album of Barbara’s mother Grace (my dad’s older sister). Grace Mary Emily Robb was born in East Ham in 1921, the first child of … Continue reading

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The descendants of Joseph John Robb (1880 – 1950)

One of the pleasures of researching your family history is the occasional discovery of living relatives that you’ve lost touch with, or didn’t know you had. This blog has already been instrumental in re-uniting my mother with her long-lost cousin. … Continue reading

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New information about Charles Edward Robb

Today I found two new records for my great grandfather, Charles Edward Robb. I’ve finally discovered the date of his death – it was in the last quarter of 1934, in West Ham. The record states that he was 83 … Continue reading

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The Robbs in the East End

I’ve written extensively recently about the lives of one side of my mother’s family – the Roes, and their Holdsworth and Blanch relatives – in the ‘old’ East End in the early 19th century. But I’m fascinated by the fact … Continue reading

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A new addition to the Robb family?

I wrote some time ago about John Robb (born 1816), brother of my great great grandfather William Robb (1813 -1888). At the time, the latest record I had for John was for January 1847, when his 10 month old son … Continue reading

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Rev. William Robb: key dates and publications

Rev. William Robb, Episcopal clergyman, chaplain to Lord Elibank, and poet, was the older brother of my great great great grandfather, Charles Edward Stuart Robb. I’ve written about William in a number of other posts, but I thought it would … Continue reading

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The Robb family Bible

I’ve mentioned a number of times that my interest in the history of the Robb family was originally sparked by my father’s cousin Edna Robb (1915 – 1995), daughter of Thomas Bowman Robb (1887-1963). Edna visited England from New Zealand … Continue reading

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The marriage of Sissie Robb and Arthur Kemp

What is it about some old photographs, that makes you return to them again and again? I wrote some weeks ago about one such photograph – of Charing Cross, home of my 3 x great grandparents. Here’s another one, which … Continue reading

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Fisherford in the 1881 census

© Copyright Steven Brown and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence In the 1881 census, households in Fisherford are preceded by those in Braestarie, after which come Overton, Nether Fisherford (equivalent to modern Netherton?), and Fisherford itself: 40. Overton William … Continue reading

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Fisherford in the 1871 census

© Copyright Steven Brown and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. In the 1871 census Fisherford is preceded by Braestairie, and then by a number of households described as being in Overton: 35. Overton Samuel Stephen, 71, farmer 170 acres … Continue reading

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