Category Archives: Seager

More information about Thomas Bowman Robb in NZ

I’m incredibly grateful to Angela Reynolds in New Zealand for her exhaustive researches into my NZ Robb relatives (see this post). I’ll try to summarise Angela’s findings here, but since she has kindly provided me with an address for a … Continue reading

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Update on the Seagers: the Ngaio Marsh connection

It turns out (see post below) that the link to Ngaio Marsh comes through the architect Samuel Hurst Seager’s uncle Edward William. We last saw Edward, age 24, living at his brother’s house in Gerrard Street at the time of … Continue reading

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The Seagers: another New Zealand connection

My great great grandfather, William Robb (born 1813) married Fanny Sarah Seager (born 1814) in 1836. They had five children: Fanny Margaret Monteith (1838-1840), William Henry (1841), Elizabeth Margaret (1843), Matilda Fanny (1846) and my great grandfather, Charles Edward (1851). … Continue reading

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Walking in my ancestors’ footsteps

In London yesterday for a meeting, I found myself with half an hour to spare, so I took the opportunity to visit some of the West End streets where my ancestors lived. It was the first time I’d been in … Continue reading

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Calling NZ descendants of Thomas Bowman Robb

Are you a descendant of Thomas Bowman Robb, born in West Ham in January 1887, married to Eva, who emigrated to New Zealand and had daughters Edna Robb and Mabel Robb? If so, I’d very much like to hear from … Continue reading

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