Category Archives: Seager

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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New information on the marriage of William Robb and Fanny Seager

Until now my only official source for the marriage of my great great grandparents, William Robb and Fanny Sarah Seager, has been Pallot’s Marriage Index, which provides the basic information that William and Fanny were married on 23 rd May … Continue reading

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What became of my great grandfather’s brother and sisters?

My great grandfather, Charles Edward Robb, was the last child born to William Robb and Fanny Sarah Seager. Fanny died of pneumonia shortly after giving birth to Charles in January 1851. Before Charles, Fanny had four other children: Fanny Margaret … Continue reading

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Death of Margaret Fanny Monteith Robb, 1840

The death certificate for Margaret Fanny Monteith Robb, who died on 26 February 1840, includes one or two interesting bits of information. As well as telling us that 2 year old Margaret died of croup, the certificate informs us that … Continue reading

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Birth of Margaret Fanny Monteith Robb (1838)

I’ve obtained a copy of the birth certificate for Margaret Fanny Monteith Robb (sometimes referred to as Fanny Margaret), first-born daughter of William Robb and Fanny Sarah Seager. Margaret Fanny was born on 16th February 1838, in the parish of … Continue reading

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Births of William Henry (1841) and Elizabeth Margaret Robb (1843)

I’ve obtained copies of the birth certificates for two of the children of William and Fanny Sarah Robb (nee Seager) , my 2 x great grandparents. The latter were married in May 1836 . Their first child, Fanny Margaret Monteith … Continue reading

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Death of Fanny Sarah (Seager) Robb

I’ve just received a copy of the death certificate for my 2 x great grandmother, Fanny Sarah Robb (nee Seager). Fanny died on 26th February 1851 at 33 Old Compton Street, Soho, London. She was 36 years old, and is … Continue reading

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The emigration of the Seager brothers

I’ve made contact with Brian Seager, who lives in New Zealand and is a descendant of Edward William Seager. Brian has kindly sent me some more information about the Seagers, including details of various family members’ emigration from England.  Edward … Continue reading

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More on the Seagers

I’ve managed to get hold of a copy of Edward William Seager: Pioneer of Mental Health by his grand-daughter, Madeleine Seager. The opening page provides some useful information about the Seagers, which is worth quoting at length: Edward William Seager…was … Continue reading

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A photograph of Edward William Seager

I came across this newspaper clipping in the papers of my grandfather, Arthur Ernest Robb (1897 – 1979): The photograph, taken from a page in the ‘Weekly Press and N.Z. Referee’ (see footnote)of July 27, 1922, bears the caption ‘FOUR … Continue reading

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