Category Archives: Thomson

George M Robb (born 1833), artist

The oldest child of George Robb and Jane Thomson was another George Robb, born in 1833. The last record we had of George was in 1861, when the family was living at Chingford, Essex, and the younger George was a … Continue reading

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The family of George Robb (b.1806) after 1871

In my last post I noted that George Robb and family were living at White House, Great Bromley, Essex, at the time of the 1871 census. There is no mention of them in the 1874 Post Office Directory for the … Continue reading

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George Robb (b.1806) and family in 1871

In an earlier post I noted that George Robb (b.1806) and family were living on the interest of their money at Little Friday Hill in Chingford, Essex, in 1861. They were no longer there ten years later: the house was … Continue reading

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George Robb (b.1806) in Saltcoats in 1841?

I think I’ve found George Robb (b. 1806) in the 1841 Scotland census: certainly the names and ages for the family all match. At Parkend, which seems to have been a large house in the town of Saltcoats, in Stevenston, … Continue reading

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More on the Meiklehams

I’ve managed to find Penelope Young, daughter of Penelope Thomson and John Young, in the 1861 Scotland census. In 1844 Penelope had married, for the second time, to William Meikleham, who became bankrupt in 1845. We know that William emigrated … Continue reading

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George Robb (born 1806) in Essex in 1861

Inputting my latest findings about the Robbs and Thomsons into Ancestry has already borne fruit. I was directed to a record in the 1861 England census which matched the details of George Robb (born 1806), the son of George Robb … Continue reading

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More Thomson/Young wills

I’ve seen a copy of the will of John Young, second husband of Penelope Thomson (her first husband being George Robb): see these posts. The document, dated 1827, is described as ‘the inventory of the personal estate of the deceased … Continue reading

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William Meikleham

The 1851 court case that I referred to here, involving various members of the Thomson/Robb/Young families, mentions that William Meikleham, second husband of Penelope Young (daughter of Penelope Thomson) had had his assets sequestered. This makes it likely that he … Continue reading

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The will of Penelope Young (formerly Robb formerly Thomson)

I’ve obtained a copy of the will of Penelope Young, widow of John Young and before that of George Robb (see these posts). Penelope died on 8 December 1849, leaving household furniture and cash to a total of £35, 15s … Continue reading

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More on the Robb-Thomson-Young connection

Following on from yesterday’s post, it turns out that Penelope Thomson, widow of George Robb, married for the second time as early as 1813 – only eight years after her first marriage. It also means that George died before this … Continue reading

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