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Fisherford in the 1861 census

  © Copyright Steven Brown and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence   In the 1861 census, households in Fisherford are preceded by properties in Ladybog and Auchinhove. The properties in Fisherford itself are listed as follows (note that the … Continue reading

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Fisherford in the 1851 census

  © Copyright Iain Macaulay and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.   In the 1851 census, the properties at Fisherford are preceded by a number  described as being ‘over Fisherford’. There are a few more properties in the village … Continue reading

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Fisherford in the 1841 census

  © Copyright Iain Macaulay and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence   Following on from the last post, and in order to help identify the exact location of the Robb properties in Fisherford, I’ve been examining the 19th century census … Continue reading

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More Robbs in the Auchterless Kirk Session Minutes

My fellow family historian and distant relative, John Brechin, has found notes he made when examining the minutes of the Auchterless Kirk Sessions recently. The notes refer to other mentions of Robb family members, besides those I’ve already discussed. I’ve … Continue reading

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Francis Place on ‘The Street Charing Cross’

A.C.Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson, with J. Bluck, ‘Pillory, Charing Cross’ (1809) Following on from the last post: Francis Place’s autobiography includes an appendix headed ‘The Street Charing Cross’ which appears to be a description of the district when he first … Continue reading

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Francis Place at 29 Charing Cross

In my earlier post about my 3 x great grandparents’ home at 29 Charing Cross, I made the mistake of assuming that the Francis Place living nearby at No. 16 in 1841 was the famous ‘radical tailor of Charing Cross’. … Continue reading

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The Robbs at Cholerton’s tobacconist shop, 29 Charing Cross

In an earlier post I tried to determine which house in Charing Cross my 3 x great grandparents occupied, and who else lived in the same building. I came to the conclusion that the Robbs lived at 29 Charing Cross. … Continue reading

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The religious journey of the Robb family

How did the Robb family transform themselves from Episcopalians and Anglicans into staunch Methodists in the course of a generation? My 3 x great grandfather, Charles Edward Stuart Robb, baptised his children in Episcopal and Anglican churches, his older brother … Continue reading

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William Robb at 49 Parliament Street

Following on from the last post: I think I’ve discovered the identity of my great great grandfather William Robb’s employer – or one of his employers, at least. William is described in a number of census records as a law … Continue reading

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William and Fanny Robb in the 1840s

In the 1841 census ‘Fanny Rob’, 25, an embroideress and ‘Fanny Seager’, 55, a laundress, can be found living in Hemlock Court, St. Clement Danes. Hemlock Court was a narrow street that ran off Carey Street, just north of the … Continue reading

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