Category Archives: Young

The sons of William Meikleham and Penelope Young

I wrote in my last post about the second marriage of Penelope Young (daughter of Penelope Thomson by her second marriage to John Young) to William Meikleham, Clerk to the Senate of Glasgow University, and later bankrupt and fugitive from … Continue reading

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Penelope Young and William Meikleham

In this new post in my series about the second generation of the Robb-Thomson-Young family in Glasgow, I return to Penelope Young, daughter of Penelope Thomson by her second marriage to John Young. In an earlier post I wrote about … Continue reading

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Janet Young and Jackson Walton revisited

Continuing my account of the second generation of the Robb-Thomson-Young family in Glasgow, I now turn my attention to Janet Young, the middle child of Penelope Thomson by her second marriage to West Indies merchant and colonial official John Young. … Continue reading

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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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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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My family and the slave trade

Once again,  a simple Google search for one of my ancestors has turned up some astonishing results. As I mentioned in the last post, I’m in the process of revisiting the Glasgow branch of the Robb family. In doing so, … Continue reading

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Penelope Burns in America

Penelope Burns, born in Glasgow in 1838, was the only daughter of John Burns, merchant and manufacturer, and Elizabeth Robb, daughter of Penelope Thomson and George Robb, merchant (born in Auchterless in 1769, and brother of my 3 x great … Continue reading

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Janet Young and Jackson Walton

Janet Young, daughter of Penelope Thomson from her second marriage, to John Young, was born in 1817 and died some time before 1851. On 12th October 1835 she married Jackson Walton, who was born in England (possibly Manchester) in 1809, … Continue reading

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The Meikleham bankruptcy

I wrote in these posts about William Meikleham (1802 – 1852), who married Penelope Young, daughter of Penelope Thomson and John Young, in 1844. I mentioned that he had been declared bankrupt and died in Milwaukee, USA.  It appears that … Continue reading

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