Following on from the last post – and trying to make some sense of the mass of information – here’s a breakdown of the places lived in and farmed by the Robbs in Auchterless in the 18th and early 19th centuries – listing the people and events associated with them:


1740            Alexander Robb has son Peter

1742            Alexander Robb has son Peter

1744           Alexander Robb (with Mary Raeburn?) has son Charles

1744            Alexander Robb senior a witness

1747            James Robb has son John

1749            Alexander Robb has daughter Sarah

1750            James Robb marries Barbara Raeburn


1744             Alexander Robb (with Mary Raeburn?) has daughter Elspat

1746             Alexander Robb has son Alexander

1751            James Robb (with Barbara Raeburn?) has daughter Isobel


1753            James Robb (with Barbara Raeburn) has daughter Isobel


1755            James Robb has daughter Mary

1757            James Robb has son William

1766             George Robb a witness

1779            James Robb a witness


1755  John Robb a witness

1761   John Robb  witness

1766   John Robb a witness


1763            George Robb has son William

1765            George Robb has son John

1767            George Robb has son Alexander

                    Alexander Robb a witness

1769            George Robb has son George

                    Alexander Robb a witness

1772            George Robb has son James

                    William Robb a witness

1774            George Robb has daughter Jean

                     Alexander Robb a witness

1776            George Robb has daughters Mary and Isobel

                     Alexander and William Robb witnesses

1779            Alexander Robb junior has daughter Mary

1782            Alexander Robb (with Amelia Cruickshank) has son Alexander

1788            Alexander Robb has son John

1797            William Robb and Agnes Cruickshank have son Alexander

1817            William Robb, farmer at Logie Newton, dies

1831             Agnes Robb (Cruickshank) dies

1840/50s  Alexander Robb (son of William and Agnes) farming at Logie Newton

                     (dies there 1864)

1841            Alexander Robb (son of Alexander and Amelia) ‘retired farmer’ of Logie

                    Newton living in Aberdeen (dies there, 1865)


1779            George Robb has son Charles 


1785            William Robb has daughter Ann


1795            James Robb and Ann Maitland have son James

1796            James Robb and Ann Maitland have daughter Mary Elizabeth