Category Archives: Cruickshank

Alexander Robb and the Paterson/Cruickshank family

In the last post I wrote about Alexander Robb, the retired farmer from Logie Newton who died in Aberdeen in 1865. I’ve now seen a copy of his will, which lists his executors as John Paterson, a boot and shoemaker … Continue reading

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The Cruickshanks of Logie Newton

In this post about the Logie Newton connection, I mentioned that Alexander Robb’s neighbour in the 1840s and 1850s was Alexander Cruickshank, a farmer of some means. By 1861, however, Alex Cruickshank’s son, James, appears to have taken over, following … Continue reading

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Isabella Cruickshank (or Clark) Robb (1862 – 1943)

Thanks to an online discovery by John Brechin, I’ve made contact with fellow family historian Marina Alexander, who lives close to Fisherford and has found Robb inscriptions in Tillymorgan Episcopal churchyard. I’m waiting with bated breath to find out if … Continue reading

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