Category Archives: Monteith

Robb family burials at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Do parish registers ever get it wrong? The online availability of Westminster parish records has made it possible for me to find new evidence relating to my Robb ancestors. But one of the records I’ve discovered has left me puzzled. … Continue reading

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Matilda Robb in the will of Lady Frances Basset

Some time ago I wrote about Matilda Robb (1805 – 1870), older sister of my great great grandfather William Robb (1813 – 1888) and eldest child of my great great great grandparents Charles Edward Stuart Robb (1779 – 1853) and … Continue reading

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Was my 5 x great grandfather a viscount?

In this recent post I reproduced a memorandum written by my great great grandfather William Robb (1813- 1888), in which he recorded details of his parents’ families. The memorandum ended with this tantalising sentence: My mother Margaret Ricketts Monteith was … Continue reading

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Frustrations of the family historian

As I’ve mentioned before, my interest in family history began back in 1972, when I was 16 years old. My father’s cousin Edna was visiting from New Zealand and were all invited to a big Robb family gathering in East … Continue reading

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Evidence of Episcopalianism

I posted a message on a Scottish genealogy forum about the presence/absence of Episcopal Church records in the Old Parish Records for Scotland, and I’ve had one response which claims that the OPRs only registered Presbyterian (i.e. Church of Scotland) … Continue reading

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The Fisherford connection

How much do we really know about the background of Charles Edward Stuart Robb, my 3 x great grandfather, and how much is speculation? I’ve been trying to strip away the things for which I have no evidence, in an … Continue reading

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