Category Archives: Thomson

John Robb, Glasgow bookseller

In my last post I wrote about the death of John Thomson (1741 – 1818), the Glasgow saddler who was the father of the Penelope Thomson who married my probable ancestor George Robb. His will revealed that John’s second wife … Continue reading

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The death of John Thomson (1741 – 1818)

Discovering that the name of Glasgow saddler John Thomson’s second wife was Elizabeth Robb has enabled me to track down the inventory of his estate, which includes details of his death. (A quick recap: John was the father of Penelope … Continue reading

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Another unexpected twist in the Robb-Thomson story

In the last post I wrote about my discovery of additional siblings for Penelope Thomson (1777 – 1847), who married Glasgow merchant George Robb in 1805. The will of Penelope’s brother Colin also threw light on the two marriages of … Continue reading

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New information about the Robb-Thomson family in Glasgow

In recent posts I’ve reviewed what I know about the family of George Robb, Glasgow merchant, and (almost certainly) the brother of my great-great-great grandfather Charles Edward Stuart Robb. In the process, I’ve made some intriguing discoveries: such as the … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Robb and John Burns

In this latest post in my series on the second generation of the Robb-Thomson-Young family in Glasgow, I turn to Elizabeth Robb, the second child of Penelope Thomson’s marriage to George Robb, merchant, the brother of my 3 x great … Continue reading

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Jane Robb and George Forbes

At the end of my last post about George Robb (1806 – 1879) and his wife Jane Sharp Thomson (1814 – 1884), I mentioned that I had discovered new information about their daughter Jane. Until recently, I assumed that the … Continue reading

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George Robb and Jane Sharp Thomson

Continuing with my account of the second generation of the Robb-Thomson-Young family in Glasgow, I turn to George Robb, who was born in about 1806, the first child of Penelope Thomson (1770-1847) and George Robb senior (1769 – c. 1811) … Continue reading

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