Category Archives: Robb

Joseph Boden: early Victorian dentist…and bigamist?

Every now and then, a routine genealogical search turns up something totally unexpected. The other evening, I was reviewing the information I have on my Robb ancestors, when I decided to have another try at filling in the gaps in … Continue reading

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Two photographs of Arthur Ernest Robb (1897 – 1979)

A couple more photographs from my Auntie Grace’s album (see last post), this time of my Grandad, Arthur Ernest Robb. He was born in Whitechapel in 1897, the youngest son of Charles Edward Robb and Louisa Bowman. At the time … Continue reading

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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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