Category Archives: Thomson

Penelope Young and John Thomson

Since I recently wrote a post headed ‘Penelope Thomson and John Young’, the reversal of their surnames in the heading to this post may momentarily confuse. Let me explain, before proceeding with this latest post in my series about the … Continue reading

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Jean Robb and Archibald Graham Lang

In this latest post in my series about the Glasgow branch of the Robb family, I’m continuing  my account of the second generation of the Robb-Thomson-Young family, by setting down what I know about Jean Robb. Born in 1810, Jean was … Continue reading

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The Robb-Thomson-Young family: the next generation

This post continues my account of the family of George Robb (1769 – c.1811), Glasgow merchant and brother of my great-great-great grandfather Charles. In recent posts I’ve written about Penelope Thomson’s two marriages, first to George Robb and then to … Continue reading

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Penelope Thomson and John Young

Continuing with my account of the Glasgow branch of the Robb family, I now turn to Penelope Thomson’s second marriage, to John Young. As I’ve already mentioned, Penelope’s first husband George Robb (brother of my 3 x great grandfather Charles) … Continue reading

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Henry Thomson and Jean or Jane Sharp

In the last post I wrote about Penelope Thomson, the first wife of Glasgow merchant George Robb (born 1769), who was the older brother of my 3 x great grandfather Charles. To understand the later history of this branch of … Continue reading

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George Robb and Penelope Thomson

‘I had also an Uncle George who died many years ago leaving children but I don’t know how many. I had also an Aunt called Penelope…’ So wrote my great-great-grandfather William Robb in his memorandum of 1885, a few years … Continue reading

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The Glasgow connection

Between his baptism in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, on 16 December 1779 and his marriage to Margaret Ricketts Monteith at St. Mungo’s, Glasgow on 15 October 1802, when he was 22 years old, we have no records for my great-great-great-grandfather Charles Edward … Continue reading

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