Category Archives: Young

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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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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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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